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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 Asprin, Robert
category Banks, Iain M category Baxter, Stephen
category Bradbury, Ray category Bradley, Marion Zimmer
category Brooks, Max category Bujold, Lois
category Burroughs, E. R. category Caine, Rachel
category Card, Orson Scott category Carmody, Isobelle
category Cherryh, C J category Clarke, A.C.
category Collins, Suzanne category Crichton, Michael
category Dashner, James category Dick, Philip K
category Donaldson, Stephen category Duane, Diane
category Farmer, Nancy category Farmer, Philip Jose
category Gabaldon, Diana category Gibson, William
folder Halo Books (7 quizzes) category Hamilton, Peter F
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
1
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)
reedy
573 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 qns)
stedman
597 plays
3
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)
CellarDoor
573 plays
4
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)
agony
312 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 qns)
CellarDoor
408 plays
6
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)
CellarDoor
447 plays
7
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)
Wizzid
693 plays
8
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)
agony
444 plays
9
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)
john_sunseri
1386 plays
10
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)
kevinatilusa
1884 plays
11
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)
CellarDoor
270 plays
12
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)
CellarDoor
753 plays
13
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)
StarStruck60
240 plays
14
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)
Jakeroo
5163 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 qns)
Flamis
423 plays
16
Dystopias in Literature

Sometimes the future just isn't all that it was made out to be.
Average (10 qns)
kevinatilusa
1623 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 qns)
TCEB
768 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 qns)
StarStruck60
297 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 qns)
Christinap
312 plays
20
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)
Christinap
300 plays
21
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)
Rowena8482
198 plays
22
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)
Islingtonian
2091 plays
23
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)
card183
216 plays
24
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)
Tielhard
2583 plays
25
Authors of Destiny

Can you correctly answer questions about popular sci-fi authors?
Average (10 qns)
nyirene330
276 plays
26
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)
StarStruck60
435 plays
27
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)
Flamis
273 plays
28
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)
Flamis
291 plays
29
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 qns)
Rowena8482
168 plays
30
Sci-Fi in Literature

Some questions about sci-fi in literature. All these titles are great reads.
Tough (10 qns)
awkins
1785 plays
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