Steven Spielberg has been honoured by the SCIENCE FICTION HALL OF FAME for his contribution to the cinematic world of fact, fiction and fantasy.

The OSCAR-winning film-maker, whose movies include CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND and Jurassic Park, joins author PHILIP K DICK as a luminary for the group which held its induction ceremony on Friday (6MAY05) - the first for the one-year-old organisation.

Spielberg says, "It (science fiction) really is the only genre that lets you use your imagination without limitations."

The late Dick, whose writing inspired sci-fi films Blade Runner, TOTAL RECALL and Minority Report, joins other Science Fiction Hall of Fame authors ISAAC ASIMOV and JULES VERNE.

08/05/2005 21:50