Visited Into The Unknown? If you live anywhere near London, and get the chance, you really should. This new exhibition, running at the Barbican Centre until 1 September, is billed as A Journey Through Science Fiction. It features a jaw-dropping number of artefacts, from Jules Verne manuscripts and Ray Harryhausen model dinosaurs to pulp magazine displays and robots from the likes of Lost In Space and Interstellar.
To accompany the exhibition, the Barbican Shop is selling a host of Into The Unknown goodies, including prints, posters and jewellery pieces.
Also available are new Penguin Classics editions of four classic sci-fi novels, with specially commissioned covers inspired by locations around the Barbican (see above). George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four drapes Barbican Towers with propaganda banners; Anthony Burgess’s A Clockwork Orange reimagines the Barbican Martini Bar as the Korova Milk Bar; HG Wells’s The Island of Doctor Moreau pictures the Barbican Conservatory inhabited by Dr Moreau’s monsters; finally, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein turns the “engine room” below the Barbican Centre into Frankenstein’s lab.
We have five sets of all four books to give away. To put your name in the hat for the chance to win one, simply answer the question below.