Robots and Time Travel: Science Fiction Books Quiz
by Staff
Do you love reading sci-fi? Take this quiz to see if your science fiction book knowledge is out of this world.

Which author wrote the classic science fiction novel "Frankenstein"?

  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • C.S. Lewis
  • Mary Shelley

What is the title of George Orwell's science fiction novel about a totalitarian regime?

  • "2001: A Space Odyssey"
  • "1984"
  • "Fahrenheit 451"

True or false: The 1982 movie "Blade Runner" was based on the novel "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?"

  • true
  • false

Which author wrote the science fiction novel "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea"?

  • Jules Verne
  • H.G. Wells
  • Robert Louis Stevenson

Which novel did the author Joanna Russ publish in 1975?

  • "The Bicentennial Man"
  • "The Man Who Fell to Earth"
  • "The Female Man"

Which author wrote the science fiction novel "Battlefield Earth: A Saga of the Year 3000"?

  • L. Ron Hubbard
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • C.J. Cherryh

Which science fiction novel did Aldous Huxley pen in 1931?

  • "A Modern Utopia"
  • "Brave New World"
  • "Out of the Silent Planet"

Who authored the science fiction book "The Dispossessed"?

  • Ursula K. Le Guin
  • Cormac McCarthy
  • Ann Leckie

How many novels are in the "Dune" science fiction series?

  • four
  • five
  • six

Which author wrote the "Dune" series?

  • Isaac Asimov
  • Frank Herbert
  • Robert A. Heinlein

What is the title of the 1969 novel written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.?

  • "Slaughterhouse-Five"
  • "Macroscope"
  • "Spacepaw"

Which science fiction author wrote the "Mars" trilogy?

  • Joe Haldeman
  • Kim Stanley Robinson
  • Stanislaw Lem

What is the title of the collection of short stories that accompany the "Mars" trilogy?

  • "The Earthlings"
  • "The Aliens"
  • "The Martians"

Which Arthur C. Clarke novel was based upon his earlier work "The Sentinel"?

  • "2001: A Space Odyssey"
  • "Childhood's End"
  • "Prelude to Space"

What is the name of the computer in the novel "2001: A Space Odyssey"?

  • SAM 3000
  • HAL 9000
  • MAX 5000

How many books did Arthur C. Clarke write in the "Odyssey" series?

  • two
  • three
  • four

True or false: "The War of the Worlds" was H.G. Wells' first novel.

  • true
  • false

Which H.G. Wells book was adapted for a radio broadcast in 1938?

  • "The War of the Worlds"
  • "The Island of Doctor Moreau"
  • "The Invisible Man"

The science fiction novel "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" was adapted from which production?

  • television series
  • play
  • radio series

Which award did the author Cormac McCarthy receive for his science fiction book "The Road"?

  • John Newbery Medal
  • Pulitzer Prize
  • Edgar Award

Which author wrote the novel "Stranger in a Strange Land"?

  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Frank Herbert

True or false: "Stranger in a Strange Land" was the first science fiction book to make the New York Times best-seller list.

  • true
  • false

What year was "Stranger in a Strange Land" published?

  • 1959
  • 1961
  • 1963

How many Hugo Awards did Robert A. Heinlein receive for his novels?

  • seven
  • five
  • three

Who is the protagonist in the science fiction novel "Ancillary Justice" by Ann Leckie?

  • Brie
  • Brynn
  • Breq

Which author wrote the science fiction novel "Solaris"?

  • Stanislaw Lem
  • H.P. Lovecraft
  • Ray Bradbury

Which author wrote the series "I, Robot"?

  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Isaac Asimov

How old was Isaac Asimov when he sold his first short story?

  • 17 years old
  • 19 years old
  • 21 years old

True or false: Isaac Asimov wrote and edited more than 500 books.

  • true
  • false

By which nickname are the authors Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Robert A. Heinlein often called?

  • the Sci-fi Three
  • the Fantastic Three
  • the Big Three