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This Day in Fiction

Wiki chronicling events from science fiction – or any genre for that matter
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Tell me if this already exists, but I'd like a kind of historical wiki chronicling the events of all fiction as though it all actually happened. No attempt is made to justify contradicting events.

Inevitably, all entries would end: "New York is destroyed."

An entry might go something like this:

July 4th 1996

Earth's decimated air forces launch a coordinated strike against marauding alien warships. US Airforce Captain Steven Hiller and satellite television technician David Levinson navigate a downed alien fighter into the enemy's mothership, and destroy it from within with a nuclear warhead.

Meanwhile, the first cases of a deadly virus are reported in San Francisco, New Orleans, Rio de Janeiro, Rome, Kinshasa, Karachi, Bangkok and Peking. The spread is attributed by the media to an underground army based in Baltimore, operating under the name of The Army Of The 12 Monkeys.

In riot-struck Los Angeles, LAPD Sgt John Spartan is convicted of the manslaughter of 30 hostages, held by psychopathic master criminal Simon Phoenix. Both men are sentenced to 70 years in CryoPrison.

New York is destroyed.

theleopard, Nov 22 2013

They only go back as farr as 4,ooo,ooo bce though, I think it should start with HHGTTG's; “The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.” http://microsites.i...om/sci-fi/timeline/
Why is it that I am never consulted on these things? [2 fries shy of a happy meal, Nov 23 2013]

Grand Unified Timeline http://tvtropes.org...randUnifiedTimeline
A fairly massive timeline of fictional events. Visit at your own risk; TVTropes sucks down unwary visitors like a black hole. [Hive_Mind, Nov 25 2013]


       // New York is destroyed. //   

       A happy ending, too. We will bun this.
8th of 7, Nov 22 2013

theleopard, Nov 22 2013

       Hey, what about all those times Tokyo got destroyed?
Vernon, Nov 22 2013

       What about them ?
8th of 7, Nov 22 2013

       (Blue Oyster Cult) "Ohhhhh, no - There goes Tokyo, go-go Godzilla !"
normzone, Nov 22 2013

       This is very good and you, theleapard, should make this a little side project of yours. Easiest web page to make in the world.   

       Just checked and thisdayinfiction.com has been purchased by somebody. Hope it's you.   

       Anyway, we can look at the page and see how stupidly optimistic people were in the past about us being able to get our act together in this, the past's future. Bases on the Moon by 1999? We couldn't build the Golden Gate Bridge today much less a base on the Moon.
doctorremulac3, Nov 23 2013

       Obvious winner. Just tell me the URL and I'm there.
popbottle, Nov 23 2013

       There is something similar at least as far as science fiction movies. [link]   

       One for literature and music would be good too.   

       I may well start it up; could do with some tips on how though...   

       Also, if it's to be a collaborative effort (which it must) rules about tense and style need to be agreed upon. My preference is for each entry to describe the events that occurred on that day, without narrative or character embellishment – and without the consequences those events have later. So no:   

       October 26th 1985   

       Skateboarding school punk and budding rock prodigy Marty McFly is flung 30 years into the past by wacky silver-haired scientist Dr Emmet Brown. After inadvertently meeting his mother in the past, he must deflect her affections back upon his father-to-be before his limbs lose their opacity.   

       Otherwise you just end up with a compendium of plots. It'll read like the descriptions on the backs of DVDs. It needs to sound historical and matter- of-fact. So, October 26th 1985 would be more like:   

       California teen Marty McFly witnesses the murder by Libyan terrorists of notorious plutonium dealer and physicist Doctor Emmett Brown. He flees in a modified DeLorean DMC-12, which, upon reaching 88mph, disintegrates in a ball of light and fire.   

       New York is destroyed.
theleopard, Nov 25 2013

       This does exist, at least in part. See my link.
Hive_Mind, Nov 25 2013


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