Monday, 11 July 2011

They're books, Jim, but not as we know them

Out of this World: science fiction but not as you know it by Mike Ashley explores how science fiction has responded to the impact of science, technology and socio-political changes.
This glossy British Library paperback is divided into six sections - Alien Worlds, Parallel Worlds, Future Worlds, Virtual Worlds, Perfect Worlds and The End of the World. Some of my favourites which feature are - The Matrix film trilogy, The Day of the Triffids, Dune, The Handmaid's Tale and Nineteen Eighty-Four. With lavish colour pictures this publication showcases books, film and magazines which are all designed to make us think,"what if...?"
And now I have a list of more interesting sci-fi to to boldly watch and read!

The British Library Out of this World free exhibition runs until 25th September.

Discover the book at shelfmark: OP6.211.62/26