Science fiction is filled with Martians and space travel to other planets, and things like that.
Science fiction literature’s focus is on ideas, the concept of change, and the impact on humanity. Those concepts are hard to capture on film. They work better in the mind.
We never had books at home, but my dad, seeing how keen I was to read, took me to Islington Library when I was about eight and we pulled out two – a Biggles and a science fiction novel. I never got the ace fighter pilot but fell in love with all things to do […]
‘Who are we?’ And to me that’s the essential question that’s always been in science fiction. A lot of science fiction stories are – at their very best – evocations of that question. When we look up at the night sky and wonder, ‘Is there anyone else out there?’ we’re also asking who we are […]
I’ve always wanted to do a project with space imagery because I’ve always loved these amazing sci-fi electro book covers. I’ve always loved science fiction. I feel like space imagery has no boundaries.
I tell people the first time I decided to write a novel I was in my mid-20s, and it was, ‘Well, it’s time to see if I can do this.’ I basically flipped a coin to see if I was going to write science fiction or if I was going to do a crime novel. […]
Most people assume wrongly that science fiction is a male-based genre, when, in fact, there are far more women who tune into sci-fi than anyone expects.
When it comes down to it, the reason that science fiction endures is that it is, at its core, an optimistic genre. What it says at the end of the day is that there is a tomorrow, we do go on, we don’t extinguish ourselves and leave the planet to the cockroaches.
I started out writing much more science fictiony stuff and writing about science fiction.
Science fiction has always used metaphors and disguises, talking about alien civilizations or the future.