Speak Russian just as well
Nocturama is the new love of my life.
Some authors to mention: Alastair Reynolds, Vernor Vinge, Knut Hamsun, Frank Herbert, Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Ian Banks, Stanislaw Lem, Stendhal.
Movies, TV shows and related personalities: Watchmen, Vidocq, The Expanse, Killjoys, Dark Matter, Firefly, Star Trek (Discovery will fail), X-Files, Twin Peaks (anticipating Season 2), Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5, The Wachowskis, John Carpenter, David Cronenberg, Gene Roddenberry.
They don't ask about games, which is wise, but some are worth mentioning: The Elder Scrolls series, GTA series, Half-Life.