I am a devoted Doctor Who fan in a family of Trekkies — and I'm also the only creative writer in a family of electrical engineers. Are those two facts related? What kinds of minds do science fiction shows attract — and, more importantly, what kinds of minds do they create? My first independent research project as an io9 intern will attempt to answer those questions. And it all starts with you.

If you're willing to share the details of your science fiction predilections in an anonymous survey, please help me out by taking the survey. Your responses will be used only for good, not for evil.


This 15-question survey shouldn't take you more than a couple of minutes, and it will be open for responses until April 30. Once I've collected and analyzed all the data, I'll report back with details on just how much science fiction has directed our lives!

Image above from Star Trek Meets Doctor Who.