Patrick J. Gyger (b. 1971 in San Paolo, Brazil) is a Swiss historian, historian of art and writer. He specialized in medieval studies and published on the topic of crime and justice. Since 1999, he has been directing the "Maison d'Ailleurs" a museum housing one of the world's largest collections of Science Fiction, located in Yverdon-les-Bains (Switzerland). As such, he was one of the co-managers of European Space Agency's ITSF studying Innovative Technologies from Science Fiction for Space Applications: a web based research and educational project looking into Science Fiction to find ideas for space engineers.Patrick Gyger has also served as artistic director of the "Utopiales" International Science Fiction Festival International in Nantes (France), the biggest European event for Science Fiction, from 2001 to 2005. His most recent research has resulted in the publication of a book on the topic of flyings cars in fact and fiction.