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.
Burroughs is most well-known for creating the character Tarzan.
These are among Delany's most successful works.
Most of Banks' novels are set in the same universe and are about The Culture, a mega-powerful galactic empire.
Cherryh was named a Grand Master by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA) in 2016.
Atwood is one of the best-known Canadian science fiction authors.
William Gibson is considered the godfather of cyberpunk.
Clarke was one of the science fiction's "Big Three." (We'll get to the other two shortly.)
Herbert wrote many novels that were not part of the Dune series, but he was most well-known for "Dune."
Adams created the "Hitchhiker's Guide" first as a BBC radio play, only later making it into a series of novels.
Norton was prolific in both science fiction and fantasy. She was the first woman inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame.
Niven is an SFWA Grand Master.
Moore often collaborated with her husband, Henry Kuttner. She was inducted into the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame posthumously.
Philip K. Dick's themes of false reality and paranoia give his sci-fi an unsettling edge.
"Old Man's War" is the first in a long series of novels by Scalzi.
Heinlein is the second of the "Big Three" to appear as a correct answer in this quiz.
Butler received the Nebula Award for all three works listed here.
Zahn is best-known for his "Star Wars" expanded universe novels.
Crichton is one of the best-selling science fiction authors ever.
Collins also wrote the screenplay for "The Hunger Games" movie.
Le Guin has won dozens of awards and continues to be one of science fiction's most influential authors.
Now that Asimov has joined the party, the "Big Three" of science fiction is complete.
Verne is one of the writers often credited with "creating" science-fiction.
Those are all classic works by Ray Bradbury.
Willis has won more Hugo and Nebula awards than any other author.
Wells laid the foundations of modern science fiction.
Bujold won awards for all three novels.
All three novels are part of Bova's "Grand Tour" series depicting the colonization of the solar system.
Bester won the first ever Hugo for "The Demolished Man."
"A Spell for Chameleon" is the first in Anthony's very long and very popular series of Xanth novels.
A.E. van Vogt's novels influenced Philip K. Dick with their somewhat nonlinear plots and not entirely cohesive realities.