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27th May '17 9:40:31 PM Mdumas43073
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The book was written in 1966 and set in 1999.



* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The book was written in 1966 and set in 1999.
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The book was written in 1966 and set in 1999.
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8th Mar '17 10:29:52 AM Mdumas43073
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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder (a daunting task, in a city of 35 million inhabitants). Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture.

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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder (a murder--a daunting task, in a city of 35 million inhabitants).inhabitants. Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture.
8th Mar '17 10:29:09 AM Mdumas43073
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* FailedFutureForecast: The "overpopulated" Dystopia has a population of around seven billion- a number surpassed in the early 2010's.

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* FailedFutureForecast: The novel's "overpopulated" Dystopia dystopia has a world population of around seven billion- a billion--a number surpassed in the early 2010's.2010s.
8th Mar '17 10:26:49 AM Mdumas43073
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* TheEndIsNigh: A secondary character is Peter, a defrocked priest-turned-hermit who's eagerly awaiting the turn of the millennium, which he assumes will bring the end of the world.

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* TheEndIsNigh: A secondary character is Peter, a defrocked priest-turned-hermit priest turned hermit who's eagerly awaiting the turn of the millennium, which he assumes will bring the end of the world.
8th Mar '17 10:24:42 AM Mdumas43073
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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: as previously mentioned, apparently Harrison couldn't imagine a world with 7 billion people, more than double the world population of 3.4 billion at time of writing) not being all that bad.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: as previously mentioned, apparently Harrison couldn't imagine a world with 7 billion people, more people (more than double the world population of 3.4 billion at time of writing) not being all that bad.
6th Nov '16 1:01:12 AM Aquila89
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* FailedFutureForecast: The "overpopulated" Dystopia has a population of around seven billion- a number surpassed in the early 2000's.

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* FailedFutureForecast: The "overpopulated" Dystopia has a population of around seven billion- a number surpassed in the early 2000's.2010's.
4th Aug '16 9:49:36 AM Scorpion451
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* GaiasLament

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* GaiasLamentFailedFutureForecast: The "overpopulated" Dystopia has a population of around seven billion- a number surpassed in the early 2000's.
* GaiasLament: Earth's fate as a whole.



* NotHisSled: An unusual example thanks to AdaptationDisplacement. Soylent green actually ''is'' just processed soy.



* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The "overpopulated" Dystopia has a population of around seven billion. The book was written when the world population was 3.4 billion; apparently Harrison couldn't imagine a world with twice as many people in it being not all that bad.

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* SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale: The "overpopulated" Dystopia has a population of around seven billion. The book was written when the world population was 3.4 billion; as previously mentioned, apparently Harrison couldn't imagine a world with twice as many people in it 7 billion people, more than double the world population of 3.4 billion at time of writing) not being not all that bad.
28th Mar '16 8:06:46 PM Mdumas43073
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It takes place in the CrapsackWorld of [[BigApplesauce New York City]] in the far-future year of 1999, beset by overpopulation and environmental collapse, where a bland artificial food called soylent (made from soy and lentils) is the best thing most people ever get to eat.

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It takes place in the CrapsackWorld of [[BigApplesauce New York City]] in the (then) far-future year of 1999, beset by overpopulation and environmental collapse, where a bland artificial food called soylent (made from soy and lentils) is the best thing most people ever get to eat.
28th Mar '16 8:41:56 AM Mdumas43073
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* TheEndIsNigh: A secondary character in the novel is a defrocked priest-turned-hermit who's eagerly awaiting the turn of the millennium, which he assumes will bring the end of the world.

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* TheEndIsNigh: A secondary character in the novel is Peter, a defrocked priest-turned-hermit who's eagerly awaiting the turn of the millennium, which he assumes will bring the end of the world.
28th Mar '16 8:40:19 AM Mdumas43073
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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder. Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture (a seemingly easy task, in a city of 35 million inhabitants).

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When a wealthy racketeer named "Big Mike" is killed, NYPD detective Andy Rusch is assigned to investigate the murder.murder (a daunting task, in a city of 35 million inhabitants). Rusch finds himself getting romantically involved with the dead man's concubine, Shirl. Meanwhile, the killer--a poor immigrant boy named Billy Chung--attempts to elude capture (a seemingly easy task, in a city of 35 million inhabitants).
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