The 19th century’s greatest writers as you’ve never seen them before. In colour.

When most of us picture the past we imagine it in black and white. Hardly surprising when you consider the history of colour photography. Although the first colour photograph was taken way back in 1861 by Thomas Sutton (the Englishman choose a tartan ribbon as his subject), it wasn't until the 1970s that colour snaps became everyday. Consequently, colourizing photos is the only way we can closer to our fantastic ancestors.

10 sci-fi novels that’ll change how you look at the world forever

Call it SF, call it speculative fiction, call it slipstream – hey, we hear you can even call it structural fabulation. We’re not going to quibble on the nitty-gritty of nomenclature. What we do know is that these texts, however diverse, are yoked together by their reimaginings of reality – think parallel and sinister sister societies, alien worlds, or our own Earth, subtly altered.

5 Seventies sci-fi TV shows we’d love to see remade today

The 1970s was such a turbulent, colourful decade that it’s sometimes forgotten that it also produced some the best loved TV programs of all time. The wealth of entertainment on offer was no different in the realm of science fiction, with tons of brilliant series gracing our screens. Such was the diversity that it’s tough to pick five, which we’d love to see make a comeback, but we set our phasers on retro and gave it our best shot, nonetheless.