Ian McEwan has forged his own genre – crisply realist surfaces mixed with sudden excursions into the darkest corridors of the mind. In Lessons, the central character reveals a writerly consciousness.
Psychologists have stigmatised science fiction fans as losers who retreat into fantasy worlds. This is unfair.
A legal expert looks at the issue of robot rights and what makes us human.
This year three of his stories are being adapted for viewers.