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From Mary Shelley’s apocalyptic future in The Last Man, to Philip K. Dick’s surreal Ubik, Science Fiction librarian and Into the Unknown advisor, Andy Sawyer, uncovers how writers have been inspired by the unknown.
We meet Italian astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti (who holds a few spaceflight records — including being the first person ever to brew an espresso in space) shares her thoughts on Science Fiction and what the genre can tell us about the future.
Explore science fiction's new territories, lost worlds, cosmic possibilities and virtual universes through interviews, video and audio to bring you closer to the exhibition.
Start your journey through science fiction with this extract from Into the Unknown curator, Patrick Gyger‘s introductory essay ‘A Journey Through Science Fiction’ from the Into the Unknown exhibition catalogue, available through the Barbican Shop.
Learn how traditional special effect technique 'cloud tanks', as used by SFX pioneer Douglas Trumbull in 2001: A Space Odyssey and Blade Runner, were combined with modern technology to create our otherworldly Into the Unknown photography.