Sci-Fi and Fantasy Authors Quiz

Can you name the authors of these famous science fiction and fantasy books?
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Last updated: December 16, 2019
First submittedAugust 28, 2011
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Ender's Game
Orson Scott Card
Jurassic Park
Michael Crichton
Harry Potter series
J. K. Rowling
Lord of the Rings series
J. R. R. Tolkien
Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
I, Robot
Isaac Asimov
William Gibson
The Time Machine
H. G. Wells
Brave New World
Aldous Huxley
A Wrinkle In Time
Madeleine L'Engle
Battlefield Earth
L. Ron Hubbard
Do Androids Dream of
Electric Sheep?
Philip K. Dick
Frank Herbert
Twilight series
Stephenie Meyer
The Handmaid's Tale
Margaret Atwood
The Wheel of Time series
Robert Jordan
Stranger in a Strange Land
Robert A. Heinlein
The Hunger Games
Suzanne Collins
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Douglas Adams
A Song of Ice and Fire series
George R. R. Martin
The Dark Tower series
Stephen King
Earthsea series
Ursula K. Le Guin
Divergent series
Veronica Roth
Twenty Thousand Leagues
Under the Sea
Jules Verne
Level 58
Aug 28, 2011
Scary that more people know Stephanie Meyer than real legends like Bradbury, King, and Huxley.
Level 67
Jan 16, 2016
More people are always going to know the recent stuff. I wouldn't read too much into it.
Level 35
Jan 20, 2021
Yes but there have been IT movies quite known nobody bothers to know the author and with the twilight movies theyre like omg stephanie meyer wow.... what a masterpeice
Level 73
Mar 9, 2021
Well, I think Stephen King for example is more famous, but Twilight is extremely famous, so it's a more famous series than anything King wrote. I haven't read either series, but I got Meyer because I know she wrote Twilight and I didn't know that of of King's series was called Dark Tower.
Level 58
Aug 28, 2011
Not to mention classics like Verne and Wells, too.
Level 79
Nov 27, 2015
More know Verne than any others except Rowling and Tolkien. I think that's pretty good going, to be honest.
Level 79
May 27, 2016
Though to be perfectly honest Verne wrote neither science-fiction nor fantasy. He was in a genre of his own.
Level 67
Dec 17, 2016
I see Verne as an ancestor of science fiction, similar to how I don't consider Led Zeppelin heavy metal but an immediate ancestor of the genre.
Level 79
Sep 18, 2017
^ Except that he wasn't, not really. That honour goes more to Poe and Wells. The more Verne I read, the more I am convinced that the popular image of him is completely wrong.
Level 46
Aug 28, 2011
It's a shame so few people knew Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. A fantastic book and author.
Level 89
Feb 5, 2013
Seconded, though a lot of people do know movies adapted from his novels: Blade Runner, Total Recall, Minority Report, Adjustment Bureau and Paycheck come to mind.
Level 20
May 11, 2012
I second NakedDumblydore. Although I am a huge fan of The Host.
Level 37
Aug 23, 2012
Didn't c the hunger games!! grrr!!
Level 40
Dec 25, 2012
A good quiz... but I think it could've been great if scifi and fantasy were separated out. Sure there's an overlap but at generally they're very different genres appealing to very different people.
Level 66
Nov 8, 2013
Where is the biggest of all? I can't believe you forgot Arthur Clarke!!!!
Level 24
Apr 27, 2014
Got all the good ones and some of the bad ones. I don't fill my head with names of useless authors like Meyers, Roth and Collins.
Level 76
Apr 27, 2014
What, no Narnia?
Level 20
Apr 27, 2014
Totally blanked on Jules Verne's name. I remembered it at the last minute because I remembered what Doc Brown named his kids on "Back to the Future". Kept putting down Orson Welles for H.G. Wells
Level 82
Apr 27, 2014
Clarke and Van Vogt are seriously missing...
Level 73
Apr 28, 2014
just 7, i guess i'm too much down to earth
Level 59
Apr 29, 2014
Piers Anthony gets no love?
Level 86
Jul 16, 2014
No Roger Zelazny? No Terry Pratchett? No Neil Gaiman? I think we need a sequel.
Level 69
Apr 16, 2017
Only 27% got Robert Jordan right. And 26% for Le Guin. Something is seriously wrong in this world
Level 70
May 29, 2017
Susan Cooper!!!
Level 67
Sep 18, 2017
For all the people complaining about the Twilight author being on this quiz (and believe me, I understand), her name is Meyer, not Meyers.
Level 81
Jul 14, 2018
Can't believe I blanked on Jules Verne.

What about CS Lewis or David Eddings?

Level 27
Aug 23, 2018
Where is Discworld?
Level 70
Oct 27, 2020
On the backs of four elephants, on the back of a giant turtle swimming through space.
Level 69
Sep 15, 2018
Read 9 and have 4 on my immediate tbr
Level 78
Mar 8, 2019
More missing authors: Stanisław Lem and Strugatsky brothers
Level 83
May 8, 2019
Looks like we have enough for a second quiz from the comments and I would just add in Iain M Banks - The Hydrogen Sonata or The Culture series as the clue. The Algebraist is also good but not in the above series.
Level 65
Mar 18, 2020
A nice mix between good literature and teenage distopian fantasy crap