Disturbing the Universe

David L Clements, science and science fiction

Why does Radio 4 fear Science Fiction?

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I’m very pleased to see BBC Radio 4 doing a season of SF, under the banner, and much trailed, title of <a href=”http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02v1q2n/features/about&#8221; target=”_blank”>Dangerous Visions</a>.

But really, is it so terrible to admit that this is a series of science fiction plays and stories?

They’re not ‘fables for our times’, they not ‘dystopic visions’, Ballard didn’t write ‘speculative ficiton’ – it’s all SCIENCE FICTION.

I’m being interviewed by someone from the BBC about science and science fiction tomorrow. I think I might ask them.


Author: davecl

Astronomy, science, science fiction

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