Tagged with Arthur C Clarke

2001: A Space Oddity

It makes me feel so old to think that I can remember when this film by the master Stanley Kubrick represented the future. Seeing it now, as part of the BFI’s Days of Fear and Wonder series, and with it an incredible 50 years old, is a very odd experience. It is incredibly long, and … Continue reading

Sci Fi Origins

Sci Fi Origins

I recently saw a short clip by Isaac Asimov on the origins os Science Fiction. He claimed the Golden Age was between 1938-50 when so much good fiction, especially short stories were being produced. He cited 1938 as a significant year because that was the year after ┬áJohn W Campbell became editor of Astonishing Stories, … Continue reading

Ray Bradbury Read a Poem to Space Travel

Ray Bradbury Read a Poem to Space Travel

Bradbury is the last of the great generation of sci fi writers in English – I think Stanislaw Lem is still with us. He wasn’t just a brilliantly insightful writer, he was, as the clip and this poem shows, incredibly funny. This is a transcription from a resent Open Culture post, from a symposium held … Continue reading