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Other worlds. Other times. What do you know about adventures in space and time? From Adams to Zelazny, they're all here.   

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category Adams, Douglas category Anderson, Kevin J.
category Anderson, Poul category Anthony, Piers
category Asimov, Isaac category Banks, Iain M
category Baxter, Stephen category Bradbury, Ray
category Brooks, Max category Bujold, Lois
category Burroughs, E. R. category Card, Orson Scott
category Clarke, A.C. category Collins, Suzanne
category Dashner, James category Dick, Philip K
category Farmer, Philip Jose category Gabaldon, Diana
category Gibson, William folder Halo Books (7)
category Harrison, Harry category Heinlein, Robert A.
category Herbert, Frank category Lewis, C. S.
category McCaffrey, Anne category Moorcock, Michael
category Niven, Larry category Rankin, Robert
category Reeve, Philip category Roth, Veronica
category Scalzi, John category Smith, E. E. 'Doc'
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category Turtledove, Harry category Verne, Jules
category Weber, David category Wells, H. G.
category Westerfeld, Scott category Wyndham, John
category Zelazny, Roger
Llamas in Space

The Llama Book Club couldn't agree on which Sci-Fi book would be next on the reading list, so everyone was asked to put forward their suggestions. Can you figure out which books have been recommended?
Average (10 qns)
May 05 14
531 plays
Apocalypse When?

The idea of an apocalyptic event bringing about the end of civilization as we know it has fascinated writers for longer than you might think. This quiz is about just ten of the most interesting examples of post-apocalyptic fiction.
Average (10 qns)
Jul 16 12
573 plays
After the End of the World

The aliens have landed, the disease has spread, the bombs have exploded, the climate has changed: any way you slice it, civilization as we know it is not coming back. Let's see how people from the pages of science fiction are coping with the aftermath.
Average (10 qns)
Sep 22 11
564 plays
Let Me Play Among the Stars

There's no limit to how far science fiction can take you: other worlds, other galaxies, and even other universes! Come to the stars with me and let's see where we can go.
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 31 10
402 plays
Once Upon a Time

If you have time, you may wish to try this quiz about works of fiction which involve time travel. Fittingly, our own journey through the history of this branch of science fiction literature will be taken in chronological order.
Average (15 qns)
Oct 30 11
669 plays
Hugo Runners-up

Many well-loved SF novels were nominated for Hugo Awards, but were beaten by stiff competition. See if you can remember these runners-up, by plot description. Most will be from the sixties and seventies, and some authors will appear more than once.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 14 10
306 plays
Wrong Place, Wrong Time

The pages of science fiction are filled with people who have been unceremoniously yanked elsewhere and elsewhen. Test your knowledge of these ten inadvertent time travelers.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 01 12
426 plays
Classic Characters in Science Fiction and Fantasy

These are the great characters from speculative fiction. I'll give you their names, you give me the writers who created them.
Average (15 qns)
Nov 07 09
1350 plays
Classic SF - Novellas

Science Fiction, as a genre, is particularly well suited to those long short stories known as novellas and novelettes. Here are a selection of classics, most of them Hugo winners. There will be some spoilers.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 04 10
429 plays
Speculative Science Fiction

Speculative science fiction is a type of work which focuses more on a fascinating setting or situation than on characters or plot details. In each question you will be given one of these situations, and must identify the work or author from which it cam
Average (10 qns)
Jul 10 02
1872 plays
Wars of the Worlds

It's pleasant to dream that the future will be a time of peace and enlightenment -- but, if science fiction is any guide, this will not be the case. Let's explore the history of ten SF wars of the worlds.
Difficult (10 qns)
Nov 16 13
267 plays
Fly Me to the Moon

Science fiction takes its readers across galaxies and even universes, but some works stop closer to home. Test your knowledge of ten books and stories where Earth's Moon plays a role.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 29 10
723 plays
A Stroke of Genius

Science Fiction books are an excellent place to find geniuses and mad scientists. Here is a selection. WARNING CONTAINS SPOILERS
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 06 10
234 plays
Judging an SF Book by its Cover

I'll describe the cover of a science fiction classic - in one of its editions. See if you can identify the correct book from the clues on the cover. (Believe me, you won't need to have the same edition to know the answer...)
Average (10 qns)
Jul 28 10
411 plays
Atomic Brain

Call it "doomsday" lit if you will, but many novels deal with nuclear warfare and/or its after-effects. Zip up your haz-mat suit and take a look at some of them.
Average (10 qns)
Feb 11 12
5010 plays
Dystopias in Literature

Sometimes the future just isn't all that it was made out to be.
Average (10 qns)
Jun 16 04
1614 plays
How Widely Read Are You?

Science fiction isn't just one series or one book. These different authors all wrote many books. So do you know which ones?
Tough (10 qns)
Jul 21 09
762 plays
Another Day Breaks

Another daybreak on a ruined Earth. All the books in this quiz are about the destruction of Earth/the human race.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 10 11
309 plays
I Know What You're Thinking

The group or hive mind is a favourite Science Fiction topic. Here are just a few examples.
Difficult (10 qns)
Aug 31 10
291 plays
Did I Hear Someone Say, "Loser!"?

SF & Fantasy novels which, although runners-up to the award winner, were better than, or at least as good as, the book which did win. (Using the advantage of hindsight.) I'll tell you a bit about each one, and who wrote it; you pick out the title.
Average (10 qns)
Oct 20 10
225 plays
Rubbish Superheroes

Superheroes aren't always all-powerful beings, harmed only by lumps of green rock. Some who have appeared in publications over the years are frankly ridiculous. Which of the below are real, and which did I make up?
Tough (10 qns)
Nov 12 02
2082 plays
Let's Hear it for the Girls

Although the genre is often considered "boy's stuff", the ten books featured in this quiz feature strong female characters from some amazing sci-fi adventures.
Difficult (10 qns)
Aug 27 10
198 plays
Hugo Award Winners for Best Novel

This is a group of questions about Hugo winners for Best Novel from specific years. I describe the book and you choose the correct title from the choices given.
Average (10 qns)
Dec 18 12
207 plays
The Martians Are Coming

Mars and Martians has fascinated Science Fiction writers for over 100 years. Here is a selection of tales from the red planet.
Difficult (10 qns)
Aug 17 10
294 plays
Classic and Iconic Science Fiction quiz

This is quiz on classic and iconic Science Fiction. There are some interesting bits and bobs of information in the results.
Average (15 qns)
Oct 24 02
2562 plays
Authors of Destiny

Can you correctly answer questions about popular sci-fi authors?
Average (10 qns)
Aug 31 15
258 plays
Classic Sci-Fi Series

There is something very satisfying about a good series no matter what the genre. Here are some sci-fi classics to identify.
Average (10 qns)
Aug 28 10
411 plays
Doctor Who Novelisations - An Unearthly Child

There have been many "Doctor Who" novelisations of the episodes. This is about one of the first of those novelisations, based on the first ever "Doctor Who" serial, "An Unearthly Child", written by Terrance Dicks. There may be spoilers.
Tough (10 qns)
Aug 29 06
216 plays
Judging More SF Books by Their Covers

You liked the first one, so here's more. I'll describe the cover of a science fiction classic. Then you see if you can identify the correct book from the clues on the cover (and believe me, you won't need to have the same edition).
Average (10 qns)
Aug 21 10
264 plays
Short (but Sweet) Science Fiction Stories

Take a tour with me through a galaxy of short fiction stars... and identify the correct short story title from the clues I'll give you.
Average (10 qns)
Nov 18 10
282 plays
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