This is awesome, you should go:The British Library’s latest exhibition, Out Of This World: Science Fiction But Not As You Know It, challenges the notion that sci-fi is restricted to fanboys. In displaying an extraordinary number of seminal and unexpected texts it reminds us that pigeon-holing this fiction is both incorrect and a shame. Fiction is fantasy in its very nature, science fiction just takes it a little further off-piste. Plus, authors such as HG Wells, George Orwell, Margaret Atwood, Kazuo Ishiguro and JG Ballard have been key players in the genre. Rule out sci-fi and you rule out their work.
There’s lots to savour and enjoy here - original manuscripts, archive audio and videos, full-size martian tripod sculptures. Definitely worth a visit.