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Other worlds. Other times. What do you know about adventures in space, time and fantasy?
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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'
folder Star Trek Books (7) folder Star Wars Books (242)
category Turtledove, Harry category Verne, Jules
category Weber, David category Wells, H. G.
category Westerfeld, Scott category Wyndham, John
category Zelazny, Roger
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1 Llamas in Space
Team quiz by Revenge of the Llamas
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?
Tough
10 Q
reedy
May 05 14
345 plays
2 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 Q
stedman
Jul 16 12
513 plays
3 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 Q
john_sunseri
Nov 07 09
1206 plays
4 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 Q
CellarDoor
Sep 22 11
483 plays
5 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 Q
CellarDoor
Aug 31 10
366 plays
6 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 Q
CellarDoor
Nov 16 13
231 plays
7 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 Q
agony
Aug 14 10
261 plays
8 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 Q
kevinatilusa
Jul 10 02
1722 plays
9 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 Q
CellarDoor
Jun 29 10
651 plays
10 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 Q
Wizzid
Oct 30 11
618 plays
11 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.
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10 Q
agony
Aug 04 10
381 plays
12 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 Q
Jakeroo
Feb 11 12
4344 plays
13 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 Q
CellarDoor
Dec 01 12
381 plays
14 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 Q
StarStruck60
Aug 06 10
219 plays
15 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 Q
Flamis
Jul 28 10
357 plays
16 Dystopias in Literature
Sometimes the future just isn't all that it was made out to be.
Average
10 Q
kevinatilusa
Jun 16 04
1560 plays
17 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 Q
TCEB
Jul 21 09
732 plays
18 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 Q
StarStruck60
Aug 31 10
273 plays
19 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 Q
Christinap
Aug 10 11
276 plays
20 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 Q
Islingtonian
Nov 12 02
2037 plays
21 Science Fiction First Lines
Can you spot which famous science fiction novel the following first lines are from? (I have used the first "proper" line, not any chapter heading quotes or forewords.)
Tough
10 Q
Rowena8482
Jul 17 07
1089 plays
22 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 Q
JasonOgg
Aug 29 06
201 plays
23 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 Q
Tielhard
Oct 24 02
2415 plays
24 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 Q
Flamis
Aug 21 10
252 plays
25 What Planet am I from?
One characteristic of science fiction is that events often happen in places other than our planet Earth. Given the name of a main character and a brief synopsis of a story or series, can you remember what planet was involved?
Tough
10 Q
Julia103
Aug 31 10
399 plays
26 Joy to the Jovian
The ten science fiction books featured in this quiz all involve the planet Jupiter or its moons in some way. How many of them do you remember?
Difficult
10 Q
Rowena8482
Dec 05 13
156 plays
27 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 Q
Rowena8482
Aug 27 10
186 plays
28 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 Q
Christinap
Aug 17 10
273 plays
29 The Rockets Ride Into Sci-Fi Literature!
The Rockets big quiz on Sci-Fi literature...enjoy! (submitted by both past and present Rockets that we still hold dear to our hearts!)
Average
15 Q
gidday_mate
Dec 15 08
414 plays
30 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 Q
StarStruck60
Aug 28 10
369 plays
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