Welcome to BYJU’S Sunday Challenge! It was Isaac Asimov who said famously that “today’s science fiction is tomorrow’s science fact”. In this edition, we explore the bridge worlds of scientific advancements and fantastical storytelling. The topic for this week is Science Fiction.
You can take a shot at the questions and field your guesses in the comments section below. Answers will be revealed on subsequent Sundays in the comment section. The fastest entries to get all questions right win a pair of Bluetooth headphones.
Ready? Here are your questions:
Which science fiction novel by Frank Herbert was recently adapted to a blockbuster film of the same name by filmmaker Denis Villeneuve? It is nominated for 10 Oscars this year.
Identify this iconic science fiction novel by the title page of its original edition pictured below. It was subtitled ‘The Modern Prometheus’.
On the left is the writer after whom the prize on the right is named. What 4-letter word connects the two images?
It can cut through most substances with little resistance. It leaves cauterised wounds on flesh but can be deflected by another of its kind or by energy shields. Its colour is imparted to it by its power source, a kyber crystal, but is also influenced by the wielder’s thoughts and emotions. What is it?
Time travel is a commonly used trope in the sci-fi genre. Which famous 19th century writer pioneered the concept in his book The Time Machine, published in 1895?
Take your guesses in the comments section below. Winners of this edition, along with the answers will be revealed next Sunday in the comments section, so keep your eyes peeled!
To view other editions of the Sunday Challenge, click here.
Answers to Sunday Challenge #27:
2. Vespa is named after the Italian for wasp.
3. A lepidopterist collects butterflies.
4. Black Widow Spider
5. Tse Tse Fly
Update: Winners of Sunday Challenge 28:
Congratulations to all the winners! Keep an eye on your mailbox for instructions on how to claim your prizes.
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