The next battle for global power will play out in space. What do our myths and stories suggest about the possible future?
A plan-less drift through Hamburg reveals the stamp of nautical history on its streetscape.
Aldiss, who passed away last fortnight, one day after his 92nd birthday, was one of the titans of science fiction. This sweltering future Earth was set out in his novel Hothouse, published in 1962.
Why science fiction, once a shining literature of hope, now slouches towards apocalypse.
Travel doesn’t widen our horizons. it merely confirms them. We were there, and we have the pictures to prove it.
Looking back at our first encounters with food different from ours that, more often than not, came from comic books.
His ideal woman was “somebody who can make Sauce Béarnaise as well as love”, and he liked his scrambled eggs served with “pink champagne and low music”. Jaideep Unudurti pores through Ian Fleming to discover the foodie behind the spy.
A wife-husband couple take off on a wanderjahr. The book is worth the journey.
When the language of cinema is only the language of finance.
As Anand and Carlsen face off for the World Chess Championship, mindgames are part of play.
In their storytelling, comic book movies have become like comic books themselves.
Hop aboard with the unseeing Indian traveller.
A year in which Viswanathan Anand played some of the best chess of his career,and yet lost a crown
In a city where the Nazi party took root,the past and present exist in an alchemical combination
In Gravity,space is as beautiful as it is harrowing.
Matheson tapped some deep vein where the fears of the 20th century gathered
This seasons summer blockbusters tap into our addiction to apocalypse
Wanderings through the capital of Norse mythology and Weberian reasoning.
You dont buy books at the old bookstores of London,instead you find The Book and it finds you
Skyfall returns to an older Bond,forged in the crucible of early-20th-century conflict