Some of the hottest hot-shot pilots in space opera are women. It's a longstanding tradition in science fiction to show women taking the controls of starships, space fighters and star-cruisers, and here are our favorite badass female cockpit jockeys.
Twitter caused a twitstorm two days ago, when it stopped users from being able to see when their friends replied to strangers. Telegraph.com's Basheera Khan suggests Twitter could have learned from Alastair Reynolds' space opera.
What's the best part about living in the distant future? There's so much more past for you to explore! We take a look at some of science fiction's most illustrious antiquarians.