Science Fiction Day

Celebrated on January 2nd every year, Science Fiction Day is an unofficial holiday that celebrates everything science fiction. On this day, people celebrate all forms of Sci-Fi, including literature, art, television shows, and films made in this genre. It is also a good day to recognize some of the writers who have contributed their talents to the genre of science fiction. Writers such as Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Rod Serling, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, and Charles Stross.

History of Science Fiction Day

While no one has come forward as the creator of this holiday, one thing is for certain: January 2nd was chosen for this day because it is the birth date of Isaac Asimov—one of the most famous science fiction writers of all time. He is not only known for writing numerous science fiction works throughout his lifetime but is also known for his scientific works as well. He was a prolific writer, and most people consider him to be a master of science fiction.

Celebrating Science Fiction Day

Science Fiction Day can be enjoyed in a number of different ways. One can enjoy television shows, movies, and books in this genre. Also, there are usually Sci-Fi parties held all over the world where people can enjoy everything science fiction together. The following are movies, television shows, and books in this genre that many people enjoy:


  • Blade Runner
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Star Wars Series
  • Star Trek Series
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Altered States
  • The Martian
  • Terminator Series
  • Jurassic Park Series
  • Aliens Series
  • Back to the Future Series
  • Dune

Television Shows

  • X-Files
  • Doctor Who
  • Battlestar Galactica
  • Westworld
  • Star Trek Series
  • Stargate
  • Fringe
  • Red Dwarf
  • Sliders
  • Firefly


  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
  • Foundation by Isaac Asimov
When is it?
This year (2024)
January 2 Tuesday
Next year (2025)
January 2 Thursday
Last year (2023)
January 2 Monday
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