Talking about science fiction

There’s a teeny bit of me on video in the British Library’s splendid new exhibition on science fiction, Out of This World. I (and others) answered a few more questions, at sound bite length, and the collated results – which evidently didn’t quite fit the finished show – have surfaced on the BL’s website. Like so:

We asked the questions you would have liked to ask! Six short videos featuring:

  • Lauren Beukes: Author of Zoo City, and 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award-winner
  • Sumit Choudhury: Online Editor, New Scientist
  • John Gribbin: Science journalist and science fiction author
  • Alok Jha: Science correspondent, The Guardian
  • Gwyneth Jones: Author of White Queen
  • China Miéville: Author of The City & the City
  • Jon Turney: Lecturer and author of The Rough Guide to the Future

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Launch video 1“What work of science fiction has had most impact on you, and why?”
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Launch video 2“What fictional technology do you look forward to becoming reality?”
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Launch video 3“Who or what has had the most profound effect on the development of science fiction?”
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Launch video 4“What is your personal vision of utopia?”
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Launch video 6“What is it about science fiction that you personally find fascinating?”
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Launch video 6 “If you could be a character from a science fiction story who would you be, and why?”
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