Ever since the likes of Verne, Gernsback and Wells put pen to paper and filled the page with stories of time travel, different dimensions and things from other worlds, science fiction has broadened our minds to the endless possibilities of what could lie out there in the inky blue-black of the night skies. It also has permeated our culture in a way no-one could have foreseen, spawning some of the most memorable movies and bona fide cult classics of our age.
So whether you’re planning a journey to the center of the earth or simply dreaming of electric sheep, join us on a whirlwind ride through space and time as we take on sci-fi’s finest terrestrial attractions.
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