From Lord of the Rings to Game of Thrones, writers and linguists have invented an array of new languages.
Science fiction has been around for centuries.
Expectations were high for the latest project from the creator of The Simpsons.
The BBC's adaptation flopped in 2000. But times have changed.
Ursula le Guin gave us an anarchist society on another world; we brought it back to Earth.
Cosplay and comic conventions are attracting millions of fans around the world, generating huge amounts of money and launching some interesting design careers.
ISIS may have lost most of their territory, but it's important to be aware that ISIS can still utilise the Internet and social media to recruit people and to spread their fantastical propaganda.