Friday, 25 March 2011

Out Of This World

It's Amazing! The British Library has discovered science-fiction! Its first ever exhibition on sci-fi opens on 20 May and runs until 25 September: Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it. Oh yeah, I thought, having been reading and listening to sci-fi since I was an infant. (Anyone else recall Charles Chiltern's BBC radio serial Journey Into Space, from 1953 to 1958?) However, this exhibition has already taught me something. The first work of sci-fi was Lucian of Samasola's True History, published in the 2nd Century. Wow! You'll find BL's sci-fi in its PACCAR Gallery, admission free (title link). CLICK for a BBC slide show.


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