A Glimpse of the Future: The Science Fiction Authors Quiz
by Staff
From the authors who built the foundations of the genre to the Golden Age of Science Fiction to the modern masters of sci-fi, we're going to test your knowledge of the best science fiction ever written. Match the authors to their works in this quiz.

"A Princess of Mars," "At the Earth's Core" and "The Land That Time Forgot"

  • Michael Crichton
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • H.P. Lovecraft

"The Einstein Intersection," "Dhalgren" and "Nova"

  • Samuel R. Delany
  • Jerome Bixby
  • L. Sprague de Camp

"Consider Phlebas," Player of Games" and "The Algebraist"

  • Alan Dean Foster
  • Iain M. Banks
  • Carl Sagan

"Downbelow Station," Cyteen" and "The Pride of Chanur"

  • C.J. Cherryh
  • John Scalzi
  • Jack Womack

"The Handmaid's Tale," "Cat's Eye" and "Oryx and Crake"

  • Ray Bradbury
  • Margaret Atwood
  • Suzanne Collins

"Neuromancer," "All Tomorrow's Parties" and "Pattern Recognition"

  • William Gibson
  • Neal Asher
  • Ben Bova

"Childhood's End," "2001: A Space Odyssey" and "The Ghost From the Grand Banks"

  • Larry Niven
  • Harlan Ellison
  • Arthur C. Clarke

"Dune," "Children of Dune" and "God Emperor of Dune"

  • Timothy Zahn
  • Frank Herbert
  • Poul Anderson

"The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," "So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish" and "The Restaurant at the End of the Universe"

  • Douglas Adams
  • Henry Kuttner
  • Jack Vance

"The Beast Master," "Witch World" and "Sargasso of Space"

  • Vernor Vinge
  • Andre Norton
  • Cherry Wilder

"Ringworld," "Footfall" and "Protector"

  • Piers Anthony
  • Jack London
  • Larry Niven

"Judgement Night," "Hellsgarde" and "Black God's Kiss"

  • Fritz Leiber
  • C.L. Moore
  • Frank Belknap Long

"The Man in the High Castle," "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?" and "A Scanner Darkly"

  • Harlan Ellison
  • Philip K. Dick
  • Isaac Asimov

"Old Man's War," "The God Engines" and "Redshirts"

  • John Scalzi
  • Stanislaw Lem
  • Cory Doctorow

"Starship Troopers," "Stranger in a Strange Land" and "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress"

  • Anthony Burgess
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Robert A. Heinlein

"The Evening and the Morning and the Night," "Bloodchild" and "Parable of the Sower"

  • Leigh Brackett
  • Octavia Butler
  • Joe Haldeman

"Heir to the Empire," "Dark Force Rising" and "The Last Command"

  • Jim Butcher
  • Chuck Wendig
  • Timothy Zahn

"The Andromeda Strain," "Congo" and "Jurassic Park"

  • Michael Crichton
  • Jack L. Chalker
  • Michael Moorcock

"The Hunger Games," "Catching Fire" and "Mockingjay"

  • Suzanne Collins
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Connie Willis

"The Left Hand of Darkness," "The Dispossessed," "The Lathe of Heaven"

  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Philip Jose Farmer
  • Kim Stanley Robinson

"I, Robot," "Foundation" and "The Stars, Like Dust"

  • Isaac Asimov
  • Piers Anthony
  • H.G. Wells

"Journey to the Center of the Earth," "From the Earth to the Moon" and "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"

  • Jules Verne
  • H.G. Wells
  • Edward Bulwer-Lytton

"Fahrenheit 451," "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and "The Toynbee Convector"

  • Ray Bradbury
  • A. Merritt
  • Robert E. Howard

"Doomsday Book," "To Say Nothing of the Dog" and "Fire Watch"

  • George Orwell
  • Connie Willis
  • George R.R. Martin

"The Time Machine," "The Island of Dr. Moreau" and "The War of the Worlds"

  • Frederik Pohl
  • H.G. Wells
  • Alfred Bester

"The Vor Game," "Mirror Dance" and "Paladin of Souls"

  • Lois McMaster Bujold
  • Cordwainer Smith
  • Jack Vance

"Mars," "Jupiter" and "Titan"

  • William Shatner
  • Ben Bova
  • Voltaire

"The Demolished Man," "The Stars My Destination" and "The Computer Connection"

  • Alfred Bester
  • Greg Bear
  • Jack McDevitt

"Macroscope," "On a Pale Horse" and "A Spell for Chameleon"

  • Piers Anthony
  • Vonda McIntyre
  • Ernest Cline

"The Weapon Makers," "The World of Null-A" and "The Pawns of Null-A"

  • A.E. van Vogt
  • Kevin J. Anderson
  • Michael Stackpole