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Into The Unknown: A Journey Through Science Fiction

Explore science fiction’s new territories, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes through the artists, designers, filmmakers, SFXC specialists and writers testing the boundaries of reality through some of the most experimental work of all time.

New Scientist Presents: The Transhumanists’ Club

Who do we think we are? In a final visit to The Tomorrow Club, we explore mankind's ongoing desire to remake themselves
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Penguin Classics on Nineteen Eighty-Four

Big Brother is watching. In the final book club, we explore George Orwell's uncomfortably prescient novel.
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Penguin Classics on Frankenstein

Looking far into the future to the world of bionics and electrophysiology, we look at Mary Shelley's 1818 gothic novel
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5 Ways Ray Harryhausen Influenced Science Fiction

We with happy 97th birthday to Ray Harryhausen by looking at his lasting influence on science fiction as a genre
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A Science Fiction Reading List

What should you be reading ahead of your journey 'Into the Unknown'?
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New Scientist Presents: The Gamers’ Club

Reality is overrated. It’s time to escape to the future. Pat Kane introduces the next in The Tomorrow Club event series
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Designing the Barbican themed Penguin Classics covers

Illustrator Jamie Keenan reveals the early sketches for our Barbican themed Penguin Classics book covers
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New Scientist Presents The Dreamers’ Club

We explore the dreams our stuff is made of with author Simon Ings, ahead of the next in our New Scientist events series
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Penguin Classics on The Island of Dr Moreau

A shipwrecked man's saviour may not be quite what he seems... We introduce our next Penguin Classics Book Club event
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New Scientist presents The Explorers’ Club

'If I were a Martian I'd start running now' - author Adam Roberts extends an invitation to The Explorer's Club
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Brave New Words

We look at how writers from the 19th century to today have been inspired by what we do not yet know or understand
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Penguin Classics on A Clockwork Orange

Milk-plus and ultra violence... Meet Alex and his gang of droogs in the first our Penguin Classics Book Club series
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Arabic Science Fictions

Yasmin Khan explore how a new wave of Arabic science fiction could help reimagine alternative futures in the Middle East
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Illustrating Science Fiction

We teamed up with Wrap magazine to commission a series a illustrations exploring science fiction for 'Into the Unknown'
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The Sounds of Science Fiction

How are musicians inspired by science fiction? We explore how music has been used to transport us to another dimension
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Designing Into the Unknown

We look to the special effect techniques of early science fiction to create the imagery for 'Into the Unknown'
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Visualising Science Fiction

Assistant curator Laura Clarke explores the influence of science fiction on visual culture in 'Into the Unknown'
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