The Guardian has a nice set of articles for the SciFi buffs. Philip Pullman writes about The science of fiction. Some of the world's best scientist knock up a list of their favourite SciFi authors. The short list: Isaac Asimov, John Wyndham, Fred Hoyle, Philip K Dick, HG Wells, Ursula K Le Guin, Arthur C Clarke, Ray Bradbury, Frank Herbert and Stanislaw Lem. And there's an extract from The Algebraist, Iain M Banks's first science fiction novel in four years.