Scientists on their favourite science fiction

Michael Brown, Alice Gorman, Bryan Gaensler, Duncan Galloway, Geraint Lewis, Helen Maynard-Casely, Matthew Browne, Rob Brooks

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Tales of strange alien worlds, fantastic future technologies and bowls of sentient petunias have long captivated audiences worldwide. But science fiction is more than just fantasy in space; it can educate, inspire and expand our imaginations to conceive of the universe as it might be.

We invited scientists to highlight their favourite science fiction novel or film and tell us what it was that captivated their imagination – and, for some, how it started their career.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages9
Specialist publicationThe Conversation
Publication statusPublished - 28 Dec 2015


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