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Old January 30 2009, 12:56 AM   #16
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Re: The Far Future

Babylon 5 once jumped a million years into the future.
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Old January 30 2009, 03:42 AM   #17
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Stapledon was the first thing that came to mind for me... I even used him for an av contest once lol:


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Old January 30 2009, 06:27 AM   #18
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City by Clifford Simak, (Gnome Press 1952). Roughly 10,000 years in the future.
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Old January 30 2009, 10:27 AM   #19
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a great many sci-fi books probably do, if you really stop and think about it. Or at least, COULD be considered 'far future'. 3001, the Shannara Series, the majority of the Ender series by Orson scott card, Ringworld, Hyperion, so on and so forth.
Also Card's Homecoming series. 40 mill
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Old January 30 2009, 01:22 PM   #20
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yep, blanked on the name for that one, but that was the one with "Memory of earth" "ships of earth" etc, right?

The Worthing Saga, also by Card, is a good one.

Greag Bear has a couple more, too, with Forge of God series, and Eon (part 'present' day, parts arriving from far future)
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Old January 30 2009, 06:26 PM   #21
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Asimov's Pebble In the Sky is set thousands of years in the future.

Poul Anderson's Mauri stories are set long after our society has passed-and they're some of the best sci-fi he wrote, IMO.

There was a comic book called Magnus:Robot Fighter set a long time from now. It was published in the sixties/seventies.

The Xmen had a mini-series about Cable's childhood set in the far future.

Heinlein's Farnham's Freehold is set a couple thousand years from now.

The Guardians of the Galaxy(original run) comics were set in the 30th century and so is the Legion of Superheroes.

Robert Silverberg wrote The End of the Line. Lots of it takes place in the far future.

I believe Moorcock wrote something called The Dancers at the End of Time that took place way in the future...
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Old January 31 2009, 10:52 AM   #22
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H.G. Wells-The Time Machine
And the unofficial sequel, The Timeships, by Stephen Baxter.
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Old January 31 2009, 11:41 AM   #23
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H.G. Wells-The Time Machine
And the unofficial sequel, The Timeships, by Stephen Baxter.
Wasn't "The Time Ships" officially authorized by H.G. Wells's estate?
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Old January 31 2009, 06:48 PM   #24
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Re: The Far Future

Restaurant at the end of the universe.

You cant go any farther into the future.
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Old January 31 2009, 07:25 PM   #25
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I'm rereading Dune and I believe it's set about 20,000 years in the future. That adds wonderfully to the story for me.
Why? There are some basic constraints, like not setting a novel about the heat death of the universe in the 2250s, or a novel about the first expedition to Alpha Centauri in 2020, but for most works the period could've been chosen by throwing darts at a spreadsheet. Many SF works, most famously 2001, depict futures that are now in our past. Doesn't mean much. Certainly there's nothing in Dune that makes 20,000 years a more or less credible number than 5,000 years or 50,000 years.
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Old January 31 2009, 08:40 PM   #26
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wouldn't it be shorter to try and name Sci-Fi works that have NO connection to our future? Seems like every work either references Earth in some way (blew up, takes place there, fleet left from there, searching for it, etc), and even if it's not mentioned, it could be far enough in the past that it's just not talked about.

Any Sci-Fi work that COULDN'T be part of the far future of our universe, or have ties to our planet somehow?
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Old January 31 2009, 10:42 PM   #27
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Old February 1 2009, 03:39 AM   #28
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Old February 1 2009, 04:23 AM   #29
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Restaurant at the end of the universe.

You cant go any farther into the future.
Oh, yes you can. In Poul Anderson's Tau Zero, the characters live through the death of our universe and into the next one.
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Old February 1 2009, 04:40 AM   #30
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I definitely would recommend these books by Vernor Vinge:
- "Marooned in Realtime" spans 50 million years, from the near future to 50 million A.D. - epic!
- "A Deepness in the Sky" takes place thousands of years in the future
- "A Fire Upon the Deep" takes place 30000+ years in the future
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