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What’s Your Favorite Science Fiction Work?

To kick off our sci-fi writing contest with To the Best of Our Knowledge and the Center for the Humanities, we're asking our community about their favorite sci-fi works.

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The WID community gathers daily at 3 p.m. to take a break, caffeinate and converse. Buzz Tea @ 3 is a monthly series that gathers perspectives on different topics focused on ideas and research. The Institute’s Twitter followers can also chime in by replying to @WIDiscovery, posting on its Facebook page or emailing us.

This month, we’re imagining the future through science fiction. WID has partnered with To the Best of Our Knowledge and the Center for the Humanities to host a sci-fi writing contest judged by our scientists and Mars Trilogy author Kim Stanley Robinson.

Responses from Tea

“The Martian Chronicles”

“The Twilight Zone”

“Pacific Rim”

“The Foundation series”

“The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”



“La Jetée”

“Journey to the Center of the Earth”

“His Dark Materials”

“The Company series”

“Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”

“Blade Runner”

“Snow Crash”

“The Book of the New Sun”

“The Moon is a Harsh Mistress”

“Roadside Picnic”


“A Song of Ice and Fire”

“Stranger in a Strange Land”


“The Illustrated Man”

Responses from Facebook and Twitter

“Engine Summer”

“The Man in the High Castle”

“Orphan Black”

“Clones on Clones”


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