What Sci-Fi / Fantasy world do you really belong in?

Eli Hoelscher
Created by Eli Hoelscher
On Jun 26, 2018
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Alternate History Hippopotamus World

Alternate History Hippopotamus World

You're an original. Unique, interesting, and memorable-- (perhaps for the wrong reasons, at times). Your rich tapestry of a personality can only be matched by the bayous of 1890's Lousiana that happen to be filled with feral, government-proliferated hippos. Sarah Gailey's River of Teeth is a bold, imaginative alternate history, and you'd fit right in.

Sci-Fi Space Creature World

Sci-Fi Space Creature World

Are you a Gemini? Because I'm sensing a serious thirst for adventure. More specifically, it's time for some extreme space beasts. Following the exploits of Dr. Jan Amos Sangan Dongo, the famous "Veterinarian to the Giants," Super Extra Grande has all sorts of fascinating and colossal critters, while being a funny and reflective social commentary.

Time Travel Ecology World

Time Travel Ecology World

Gods, Monsters, and the Lucky Peach is a work of great ambition, just like your plucky self. The year is 2267... for now. Minh, a river ecologist, works to mend the devastated landscape of Earth. Suddenly, she's given the chance to travel back in time to 2000 BC to study the Tigris and Euphrates-- and ancient riparian biodiversity turns out to be the least of her worries.

Dragon World

Dragon World

You know what you like, and that (hopefully) happens to be winged, scaly, fire breathing creatures. Jo Walton's Tooth and Claw is an intense family drama, confronting power struggles and emotional tolls after the passing of a patriarch. Oh, and every single character in the novel is a dragon.

Epic Fantasy "SilkPunk" World

Epic Fantasy "SilkPunk" World

You have classic sensibilities... while keeping things fresh. Ken Liu's The Grace of Kings is an epic fantasy reimagining of Chinese history that puts a twist on antiquity. "SilkPunk," per the author, is like Steampunk--except based on Eastern Asian materials and technology instead of Victorian. Maybe there's just something about you that suggests an affinity for bamboo-and-silk airships?

Magic Music World

Magic Music World

In Mexico City, 1988, a trio of teenagers discover the magic of music. Now, that might sound familiar to your own youth, but when I say magic, I mean more the robe-and-wand type. Signal to Noise is more magical realism than fantasy, and all the same, it follows a group of friends growing together and figuring out the hard parts of life.

Science VS. Magic Mashup World

Science VS. Magic Mashup World

Perhaps sometimes you find yourself paralyzed by indecisiveness; alternatively, you know precisely what you want, and it happens to be everything. Fortunately, All the Birds in the Sky lets you have it both ways, like you've always wished: science AND magic, together at last. In this world, they happen to be locked in a battle to define the world. Feel free to pick a side-- or not.

Magical Realism Bread World

Magical Realism Bread World

That's right, Bread World! You lucky son of gun. Unless you're gluten-free, in which case, I'm sorry. Sourdough is a delicious thing to eat and also a charming book by Robin Sloan in which a very special bread culture draws a young software engineer into the strange outer limits of food and technology. It's even better with Kalamata olives.

Mermaid World!

Mermaid World!

There's something that sets you apart from other people; it's been hard to pinpoint, and perhaps you've long suspected it-- but yes, you are a mermaid. The signs were there already: a little extra webbing between your toes, an affinity for the movie Splash. Consider this permission to accept who you are now, and while you're at it, read about fellow mer-people in this literary twist on The Little Mermaid.

Folklore Boarding School World

Folklore Boarding School World

You'll go to great lengths to get to the bottom of things, just like the titular Raven Boys who attend a boarding school in Virginia just so that they can search for the remains of a mythical Welsh king. There also may or may not be a powerful magical curse attached to said Welsh king... but there's nothing that can halt this coming-of-age adventure.