Front Row | Naomi Alderman
Based on The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
And we conclude our series of specially commissioned introductions to some of the books on the GCSE English literature syllabus with novelist and games writer Naomi Alderman, whose feminist sci fi novel The Power won the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction in 2017. So it's appropriate that tonight she'll be talking about HG Wells' trailblazing science fiction classic The War of the Worlds.Tweet
World of the Unknown
Donald Holms pres an historical review of science-fiction films,against the background of real events, with clips from feature films and news.
Tomorrow's Worlds | The Unearthly History of Science Fiction 2: Invasion
Dominic and leading writers and film-makers look at science fiction's obsession with alien invasion, from all-out assault to sinister hidden threats, and how it has reflected real-life anxieties - whether they be the challenge to Victorian imperial power of HG Wells' War of the Worlds, the Cold War-era paranoia of Invasion of the Body Snatchers or more recent concerns about racism and immigration in District 9.