Science Fiction collection on show at the British Library

Items from the University’s Science Fiction Foundation Collection will be on show in a new exhibition at the British Library.

Andy Sawyer, Science Fiction Librarian in Special Collections & Archives, is guest curator of the Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it exhibition which explores science fiction through literature, film, illustration and sound.

The exhibition also contains pieces from the John Wyndham and Olaf Stapledon archives which are held at the Special Collections & Archives in the Sydney Jones Library.

Andy said: “There is no doubt that science fiction has split literary experts for decades and remains a source of debate and discussion across the world. What this exhibition shows is that science fiction is a way of asking questions about the world, its future, and our place in it that has roots in a number of literary traditions and cultures. What we call ‘science fiction’ has long tradition and will continue to dominate popular culture for a long time to come.”

Out of this World: Science Fiction but not as you know it runs until 25 September.

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