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25th Jun '16 2:20:16 AM Kakai
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* In ''Literature/DoraWilkSeries'' short story ''Skeleton In The Closet'', vampire Antoni escapes his punishment tomb after eighty years of imprisonment, and is completely lost - the street plan of his city is completely different, a whole new political system came and went, along with new laws, culture and architecture, and even blood, with its higher vitamin and sugar count, is different and makes him nauseous.
23rd Jun '16 12:41:16 PM DaibhidC
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* InUniverse example: Creator/JRRTolkien's notes on translating the Red Book from Westron mentions a few fun coincidences, which are of course due to him knowing the results he wanted when he was creating the language. For example the Brandywine river being both a transliteration of the Westron name "Baranduin" (golden-brown) and a reference to the Hobbit nickname "Bralda-hîm" (heady ale).
23rd Jun '16 12:39:35 PM DaibhidC
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* InUniverse example: Creator/JRRTolkien's notes on translating the Red Book from Westron mentions a few fun coincidences, which are of course due to him knowing the results he wanted when he was creating the language. For example the Brandywine river being both a transliteration of the Westron name "Baranduin" (golden-brown) and a reference to the Hobbit nickname "Bralda-hîm" (heady ale).
14th Jun '16 7:49:41 PM PaulA
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* Creator/WilliamMorris' ''News from Nowhere'', written 1890 as a direct response to Bellamy's book, follows the same structure but shows a very different vision of a socialist future.

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* Creator/WilliamMorris' ''News from Nowhere'', ''Literature/NewsFromNowhere'', written 1890 as a direct response to Bellamy's book, follows the same structure but shows a very different vision of a socialist future.
8th Jun '16 11:13:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* In [[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke]]'s ''[[TheSpaceOdysseySeries 3001: The Final Odyssey]]'', one of the astronauts from ''[[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: A Space Odyssey]]'' has been rescued and revived after floating [[HumanPopsicle frozen in space for a thousand years]]. Now, in RealLife, the year 2001 is in The Past... But in [[AlternateHistory the Odyssey novels' continuity]], in 2001 we've got permanent moon bases and manned missions to Jupiter in giant spaceships, making it feel more like TheFuture to present-day readers (''3001'' was written in 1997, but still assumed the events of ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'' will have taken place). Really, though, the trope most closely evoked by the frozen astronaut's experience is someone from ''[[PresentDay The Present]]'' ending up in the future. So which variety of this trope is being exemplified here? Past to Future, Present to Future, or Future to Future? Only ''you'' can decide.

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* In [[Creator/ArthurCClarke Clarke]]'s ''[[TheSpaceOdysseySeries ''[[Literature/TheSpaceOdysseySeries 3001: The Final Odyssey]]'', one of the astronauts from ''[[TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001: ''2001: A Space Odyssey]]'' Odyssey'' has been rescued and revived after floating [[HumanPopsicle frozen in space for a thousand years]]. Now, in RealLife, the year 2001 is in The Past... But in [[AlternateHistory the Odyssey novels' continuity]], in 2001 we've got permanent moon bases and manned missions to Jupiter in giant spaceships, making it feel more like TheFuture to present-day readers (''3001'' was written in 1997, but still assumed the events of ''[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey 2001]]'' will have taken place). Really, though, the trope most closely evoked by the frozen astronaut's experience is someone from ''[[PresentDay The Present]]'' ending up in the future. So which variety of this trope is being exemplified here? Past to Future, Present to Future, or Future to Future? Only ''you'' can decide.
31st May '16 3:46:51 AM Doug86
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* In AndreNorton's ''Literature/DreadCompanion'' returning to their own place puts them decades later than they left.

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* In AndreNorton's Creator/AndreNorton's ''Literature/DreadCompanion'' returning to their own place puts them decades later than they left.



* Set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' verse, Simon Spurrier's novel ''[[Literature/NightLords Lord of the Night]]'' involves the Night Lords first captain Zso Sahaal [[HumanPopsicle waking from stasis]] after his ship had finally escaped from Warpspace. While Sahaal had thought he had been trapped for a century or two at most, he realizes he woke up ''10,000 years'' in the future. The trope here is notably ZigZagged, in that Sahaal, coming from the era just after the Literature/HorusHeresy, finds that culture and technology in the Imperium has backslid, if anything; but the political situation is almost unrecognizable. The Emperor is now considered a deity, most of the figures of note are forgotten or obscured by legend, and the Night Lords Legion has been broken up and hasn't lived up to their father Konrad Curze's example of [[WellIntentionedExtremist cruelty for purpose]]. [[spoiler: And the part of the Legion Sahaal had seen has turned to Chaos, which Kurze had despised for it corrupting influence.]]

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* Set in the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' verse, Simon Spurrier's novel ''[[Literature/NightLords Lord of the Night]]'' involves the Night Lords first captain Zso Sahaal [[HumanPopsicle waking from stasis]] after his ship had finally escaped from Warpspace. While Sahaal had thought he had been trapped for a century or two at most, he realizes he woke up ''10,000 years'' in the future. The trope here is notably ZigZagged, in that Sahaal, coming from the era just after the Literature/HorusHeresy, finds that culture and technology in the Imperium has backslid, if anything; but the political situation is almost unrecognizable. The Emperor is now considered a deity, most of the figures of note are forgotten or obscured by legend, and the Night Lords Legion has been broken up and hasn't lived up to their father Konrad Curze's example of [[WellIntentionedExtremist cruelty for purpose]]. [[spoiler: And the part of the Legion Sahaal had seen has turned to Chaos, which Kurze had despised for it corrupting influence.]]
25th May '16 4:33:50 PM BreadBull
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'''Someone from TheFuture ends up in ThePresentDay''': In this case, the "fish" will be confused by the simplest things, which are, of course, completely obvious to the audience. Fortunately, they will have brought back lots of AppliedPhlebotinum, just in case there was any doubt that they really were from The Future. They may have a flawed view of ThePresentDay reality [[FutureImperfect influenced by idealizing revisionism]] of the historians of TheFuture, sometimes disenchanted that they lied. The traveler, unless ''downright awesome at all times'', will almost inevitably be dangerously {{Genre Blind|ness}} and equally likely to nearly get killed almost as much as the next type.

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'''Someone from TheFuture ends up in ThePresentDay''': In this case, the "fish" will be confused by the simplest things, which are, of course, completely obvious to the audience. They will also likely refer to the newest and most advanced technologies as "quaint". Fortunately, they will have brought back lots of AppliedPhlebotinum, just in case there was any doubt that they really were from The Future. They may have a flawed view of ThePresentDay reality [[FutureImperfect influenced by idealizing revisionism]] of the historians of TheFuture, sometimes disenchanted that they lied. The traveler, unless ''downright awesome at all times'', will almost inevitably be dangerously {{Genre Blind|ness}} and equally likely to nearly get killed almost as much as the next type.
24th May '16 7:19:23 AM DenisK21
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** ''VideoGame/FinalFantasyXIII2'' has a moment with Noel Kreiss, who comes from a distant future where there is no Cocoon in the sky and he's the last human left alive. He wonders at the sight of Cocoon when he goes five centuries backwards in time, and marvels at the population of New Bodhum (which apparently had more people than he'd EVER known in his lifetime). Seriously, the guy is even wowed that they're able to grow their own vegetables. Yes, his era sucked that much.
8th May '16 3:44:31 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* In Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[{{Accelerando}} Glasshouse]]'', a group of tormented war veterans in the 27th century have their worst memories erased, then find themselves participating in an alleged experiment to recreate society in the "Dark Ages" of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, sometimes even [[GenderBender with their genders switched]]. Much HilarityEnsues from the confusion.

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* In Creator/CharlesStross's ''[[{{Accelerando}} ''[[Literature/{{Accelerando}} Glasshouse]]'', a group of tormented war veterans in the 27th century have their worst memories erased, then find themselves participating in an alleged experiment to recreate society in the "Dark Ages" of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, sometimes even [[GenderBender with their genders switched]]. Much HilarityEnsues from the confusion.
5th May '16 2:48:43 PM DastardlyDemolition
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*** The next episode shows that he has adapted to life in the future quite well, although his primary concern is still to get a Wii.

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*** The next episode shows that he has adapted to life in the future quite well, although his primary concern is still to get a Wii. And when he gets it, [[ShaggyDogStory he can't play it.]]
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