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7th May '18 2:43:30 AM Lavalyte
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* Terry Pratchett's ''[[Literature/Good Omens]]'' references this;

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* Terry Pratchett's ''[[Literature/Good Omens]]'' ''Literature/GoodOmens'' references this;
7th May '18 2:42:43 AM Lavalyte
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* Terry Pratchett'a '[[Literature/Good Omens]]'' references this;

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* Terry Pratchett'a '[[Literature/Good Pratchett's ''[[Literature/Good Omens]]'' references this;
7th May '18 2:42:01 AM Lavalyte
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--> "walking like a man carrying a thermos flask of something that might cause, if he dropped it or even thought about dropping it, the sort of explosion that impels grey-beards to make statements like "And where this crater is now, once stood the city of
Wah-Shing-Ton", in SF B-movies."

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--> "walking like a man carrying a thermos flask of something that might cause, if he dropped it or even thought about dropping it, the sort of explosion that impels grey-beards to make statements like "And where this crater is now, once stood the city of
of Wah-Shing-Ton", in SF B-movies."
7th May '18 2:41:17 AM Lavalyte
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"walking like a man carrying a thermos flask of something that might cause, if he dropped it or even thought about dropping it, the sort of explosion that impels grey-beards to make statements like "And where this crater is now, once stood the city of

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--> "walking like a man carrying a thermos flask of something that might cause, if he dropped it or even thought about dropping it, the sort of explosion that impels grey-beards to make statements like "And where this crater is now, once stood the city of
7th May '18 2:40:05 AM Lavalyte
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* Terry Pratchett'a '[[Literature/Good Omens]]'' references this;
"walking like a man carrying a thermos flask of something that might cause, if he dropped it or even thought about dropping it, the sort of explosion that impels grey-beards to make statements like "And where this crater is now, once stood the city of
Wah-Shing-Ton", in SF B-movies."
4th Mar '18 2:09:00 PM nombretomado
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* ''Later Comics'' has the [[http://www.latercomics.com/071/ memorable image]] of a flooded False Creek, the instantly-recognisable (to anyone who's spent much time in StargateCity, anyways) Science World geodesic dome protruding from the water.

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* ''Later Comics'' has the [[http://www.latercomics.com/071/ memorable image]] of a flooded False Creek, the instantly-recognisable (to anyone who's spent much time in StargateCity, UsefulNotes/{{Vancouver}}, anyways) Science World geodesic dome protruding from the water.
22nd Jan '18 8:05:24 PM Scifiwriterguy
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** It's also worth noting that the filmmakers consulted extensively with experts to determine just how the city would fare during the intervening years, what would fail and what wouldn't, and how badly different systems and structures would decay. At least one ''nonfiction'' book was published as a result of this research.
25th Sep '17 11:56:36 PM PaulA
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* ''Eternity Road'' by Creator/JackMcDevitt has this in its title--we're remembered as the "Roadmakers," because our highways are the only things we left behind.

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* ''Eternity Road'' ''Literature/EternityRoad'' by Creator/JackMcDevitt has this in its title--we're remembered as the "Roadmakers," because our highways are the only things we left behind.
16th Aug '17 6:47:39 PM Jake
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* ''VideoGame/{{RimWorld}}'' hasn't got any actual ruined cities yet, at least in the vanilla game, but it's explicit that the world you are settling on once hosted an advanced civilisation before some unspecified catastrophe brought it down. You can excavate deposits of "compacted steel" and "compacted machinery" that were presumably once part of buildings and/or vehicles, and as of the most recent update there are decayed remnants of highways complete with rusty streetlights and weathered crash barriers. Almost every world-tile except the polar regions will also have a few scattered ruins, sometimes intact enough to be worth patching up and taking over for your own use, sometimes just battered stretches of wall useful only as a source of building material.
22nd Jul '17 10:06:11 AM Korodzik
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* OlderThanRadio: Horace Smith's 1818 poem "Ozymandias" (not to be confused with Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem of the same name) invokes the image of a [[FuturePrimitive hunter]], wandering "thro' the wilderness / Where London stood", who
--> meets some fragment huge, and stops to guess\\
What powerful but unrecorded race\\
Once dwelt in that annihilated place.
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