Science fiction

  1. Is science fiction too white?

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    Video caption: Award-winning author N.K. Jemisin on how the Black Panther movie changed the sci-fi scene

    Award-winning author N.K. Jemisin on how the Black Panther movie changed the sci-fi scene.

  2. Sci-Fi Blindness

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    Video caption: Peter White explores science fiction's enduring interest in blindness.

    Peter White believes his life was shaped by a scene in The Day of the Triffids. He sets out to explore science fiction's interest in blindness.

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    Video caption: Star Force: The ‘Sci-Fisolation’ movie made in lockdown

    Actors Brendan O’Rourke and Kevin Mains decided to put their talents to use during lockdown, by creating a Sci-Fi skit for their social media feeds.

  4. 'The great Zambian novel you didn't know you were waiting for'

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    Video caption: Zambian-born author Namwali Serpell has received the Arthur C Clarke Award

    Zambian-born author Namwali Serpell has just received the Arthur C Clarke Award for her sci-fi novel The Old Drift.

  5. Armour

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    Video caption: Arriving in the North, Lyra seeks allies in the witches, an aeronaut and an armoured bear.

    Arriving in the North, Lyra seeks allies in the witches, an aeronaut and an armoured bear.

  6. The Fight to the Death

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    Video caption: Now alone, Lyra must use her methods of deception to outwit a formidable foe.

    Separated from her friends, Lyra must use all of her methods of deception to thwart a formidable foe. Meanwhile, Mrs Coulter plots her next move.

  7. The doctor who writes science fiction at 5am before work

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    Video caption: By day Dr Tade Thompson is a psychiatrist. By morning he writes alien invasions of Nigeria

    By day Dr Tade Thompson is a psychiatrist. By morning he writes alien invasions of Nigeria

  8. Nnedi Okorafor: Creating sci-fi worlds

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    Video caption: The award-winning writer on creating sci-fi and life in lockdown.

    Award-winning science fiction author Nnedi Okorafor gives Mark Burman a glimpse into her fantasy worlds and her real life situation in lockdown America.

  9. Thunderbirds and tv sci-fi memorabilia to go under hammer

    Greig Watson

    Reporter, BBC News Online

    Original prop and vehicle designs for Thunderbirds and Stingray are among hundreds of items of TV memorabilia going under the hammer.

    Also in the Gerry Anderson treasure trove are images and scripts for Joe 90, Space 1999, UFO, Blake's Seven, the 1982 TV series Terrahawks and 1970s series The Protectors.

    Sylvia Anderson and Lady Penelope
    Selection of memorabilia
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    One black and white picture shows Mr Anderson's wife, Sylvia, with Lady Penelope, the Thunderbirds character she voiced.

    Originally owned by a director of the company which made the props, the collection will be sold by Hanson's auctioneers on 23 January.

  10. 'Eddie the Eagle of engineering' builds full size replica dalek from 1973 Radio Times

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    Video caption: Wool engineer Andy Farley took a year to build the Dr Who nemesis.
  11. Voice of Oxford radio station dies

    Paul Darrow in Blake's 7

    Actor and voice of Oxfordshire-based radio stations JACKfm and Union JACK radio, Paul Darrow, has died after a short illness.

    Darrow was best known for playing Avon in the BBC science fiction series Blake's 7, as well as appearances on Doctor Who, The Saint and Little Britain.

    Ian Walker, CEO of JACK, said Darrow's "rich tones and flippant delivery style always brought a smile to everyone who knew him".

    Darrow was born in Surrey on 2 May 1941 and studied at Rada, where he shared a flat with fellow actors Ian McShane and John Hurt.

  12. What powers Verne’s Nautilus submarine?

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    Video caption: Captain Nemo explains all to professor Aronnax

    The secret force that allows the Nautilus to navigate the seas