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Out of this World - British Library

Out of this World

Exhibition preview

AN EXHIBITION entitled Out Of This World: science fiction but not as you know it is on display at the British Library until September 25, 2011.

The exhibition explores a range of imaginings that have provoked hopes and dreams, exhilaration and fear – and sees how science fiction has influenced scientific discovery.

Divided into sections that concentrate on various concepts – Alien Worlds, Future Worlds, Parallel Worlds and Virtual Worlds – Out Of This World also looks at the possibilities of The Perfect World and The End of the World.

And each interactive area invites visitors to look at sci-fi inspired exhibits, and ask questions on who we are, what is reality and what will the future be like?

There are also a number of events accompanying the exhibition.

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Admission: Free.

Times: Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday: 9.30am to 6pm; Tuesday: 9.30am to 8pm; Saturday: 9.30am to 5pm; and Sunday: 11am to 5pm.

The British Library, 96 Euston Road, London, NW1 2DB