Adrian Buckley and his poster B@nan@ VII at King's Cross underground station (courtesy of


My interest in the infinite variations and possibilities of science fiction began in childhood when I read the stories of H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury – to name but a few. I think it all started after reading H.G. Wells’ “The Invisible Man”. Which reminds me of the story of the Managing Director’s secretary entering his office to tell him, “The Invisible Man’s outside”. The Managing Director says, “Tell him I can’t see him”. But I digress.

Art school trained, I have earned my living teaching, designing exhibitions and latterly as a painting restorer.

Images of forbidding industrialized dystopias or bizarre but compelling alien landscapes and their inhabitants and the many wondrous prospects waiting for us out there, have always held a fascination. So take a trip through some examples of my ideas concerning the other side of the underneath.