Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Predictive SF?

As I have mentioned before, the British Library is hosting an exhibition on science fiction, and this event has attracted a bit of media coverage. One of the better pieces is on the BBC website: a discussion of the predictive elements of some SF, which moves on to other functions and values of the genre.

Bradbury is cited because of the once fanciful elements of Fahrenheit 451 which have now come uncannily to life. Plenty of other writers are discussed as well, and there are brief interviews and quotes from China Mieville and other. The full article is here.

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