List of stories set in a future now past

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This is an incomplete list of stories set in the future now considered the past.

Work Form Year of publication Year set
1985 (Anthony Burgess novel) Novel 1978 1985
1985 (György Dalos novel) Novel 1983 1985
1990: The Bronx Warriors Film 1982 1990
2001: A Space Odyssey Comics 1976–1977 2001* (and other eras)
2001: A Space Odyssey Film 1968 2001* (and other eras)
2001: A Space Odyssey Novel 1968 2001* (and other eras)
2010 Film 1984 2010
2012 Film 2009 2009–2012
Angel Cop Manga, OVA 1990 1990s
A Scanner Darkly Novel 1977 1994
Assassin's Creed Video Game 2007 2012
Assassin's Creed II Video Game 2009 2012
Atomic Knight Comics 1960–1964 1992
Astro Boy Comic 1952-1968 2003
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Comics 1986  ?
Battle for the Planet of the Apes Film 1974 Turn of the 21st century* (and other eras)
The Black Cloud Novel 1957 1964
Blues Brothers 2000 Film 1998 2000
The Bodyguard Film 1992 1994–1995 (set before & during the 67th Academy Awards)
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare Video Game 2007 2011
Child's Play 3 Film 1991 1998
Class of 1984 Film 1982 1984
Class of 1999 Film 1990 1999
Cloverfield Film 2008 April-May 2009
The Conduit Video game 2007 March 1, 2012
Conquest of the Planet of the Apes Film 1971 1991
Dan Dare (original stories) Comics 1950s The late 1990s
Days of Future Past Comics 1980 1980 and 2013
Death Race 2000 Film 1975 2000
Destroy All Monsters Film 1968 "The close of the 20th Century" (1999 in the subsequent English-dubbed versions)
District 13 Film 2004 2010, 2013
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Novel 1968 1992 (in later publications, it takes place in 2021)
Doctor Who Telemovie 1996 1999
Double Dragon Film 1994 After 2007
Dr. Bloodmoney, or How We Got Along After the Bomb Novel 1964 1981, 1988
Eon Novel 1985 2005
Equality Novel 1897  ?
Escape from L.A. Film 1996 2013
Escape from New York Film 1981 1997
El Eternauta Comic 1957–1959 1963
Fist of the North Star Comic 1983–1988 199X
Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said Novel 1974 1988
The Forge of God Novel 1987 1996
Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare Film 1991 1999
Freejack Film 1992 2009
Future-Drama Television series episode 2005 2013
The Great War in England in 1897 Novel 1894 1897
Half-Life Video Game 1998 200-
Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Film 1991 1996
The Hidden II Film 1993 2002
I Am Legend Film 2007 2009, 2012
I Am Legend Novel 1954 1976–1979
Infinite Jest Novel 1996 Approximately 2008-2010
The Invasion of 1910 Novel 1906 1910
Just Imagine Film 1930 1980
Knight Rider 2000 Telemovie 1991 2000
The Last Man on Earth Film 1924 1960
The Last Man on Earth Film 1964 1968
The Lathe of Heaven Novel 1971 1998-2002
Lisa's Wedding Television series episode 1995 2010
Looking Backward Novel 1888 2000–1887
Lost In Space Television series 1965–1968 1997 (Jupiter 2 was launched on October 16, 1997)
Make Room! Make Room! Novel 1966 1999
Malevil Novel 1974 The late 20th century
Malevil Film 1981 The late 20th century
Manhunter: New York Video Game 1988 2004
The Martian Chronicles Short stories 1947–1950 1999–2026* (A 1997 edition of the book advances all the dates by 31 years; thus running from 2030 to 2057)
Men into Space Television series 1959–1960 The series was not set in a specific era, but clues throughout the scripts indicated that it took place in the mid-1970s to mid-1980s, with the first moon landing somewhere around 1975.
Mega Man 2 Video game 1988 200X
Metal Gear, Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake, Metal Gear Solid, Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty Video game series 1987, 1990, 1998, 2001 19XX (later identified as 1995), 1999, 2005, 2007–2009
Nineteen Eighty-Four Novel 1949 1984
The Omega Man Film 1971 1977
On the Beach Film 1959 1964
On the Beach Film 2000 2007
On the Beach Novel 1957 1963
Paris in the Twentieth Century Novel 1990 (written 1896) 1960
Patlabor OVA 1988–1989 1998–2002
Perry Rhodan, "The Third Power" story arc Novel series 1961–1962 1971–1975
The Postman Film 1997 2013
Predator 2 Film 1990 1997
Prince of Darkness Film 1987 1987, 1999
Prophecies of Nostradamus Film 1974 1999
Ring Raiders Animated TV Series 1989 1998
The Stand Novel 1978 & 1989 1980–1990 (The 1978 Edition was set in 1980. The expanded edition released in 1989 was set in 1990. The 1980 paperback release was set in 1985)
Street Fighter 2010 Video game 1990 2010
Stand on Zanzibar Novel 1968 2010
The Super Dimension Fortress Macross/Robotech: The Macross Saga, Macross: Do You Remember Love?, The Super Dimension Fortress Macross: Flash Back 2012 Anime franchise 1982–1983/1985, 1984, 1987 1999–2013
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Video game 1998 1999
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Rogue Spear Video game 1999 2001
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Take-Down – Missions in Korea Video game 2001 2003
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 3: Raven Shield Video game 2003 2005
Red Dawn Film 1984 1990[citation needed]
Robbie Short story 1940 1982
The Shape of Things to Come Novel 1933 1933–2106
Snow Crash Novel 1992 2000s
Southland Tales Film 2007 2008
Space: 1999 Television series 1975–1977 1999–2006
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Video game 2001–2004 2008–2010
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Video game 2002 2004
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Video game 2005 2007
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Video game 2006 2007
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow Video game 2004 2006
Strange Days Film 1995 December 1999
Terminator 2: Judgment Day Film 1991 1995
Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines Film 2003 2004
Things to Come Film 1936 1940 – 2036
Thunderbirds Film (loosely based on the television series of the same name) 2004 2010
Time Out of Joint Novel 1959 Circa 1998
Timecop Film 1994 2004
TimeSplitters Video game 2000 2005* (and other eras)
Titan Novel 1997 Early 21st century
Titanic II Film 2010 2012
The Transformers: The Movie Animated film 1986 2005
The True Meaning of Smekday Children's Book 2007 2012–2013
The Turner Diaries Novel 1978 1983 (1991 in later editions)
Twelve Monkeys Film 1995 1990, 1996, 2035
UFO TV series 1970 1980
Ubik Novel 1969 1992
Undersea Super Train: Marine Express Film 1979 2002
Until the End of the World Film 1991 1999
Uplink Video game 2001 2010 and beyond
V for Vendetta Comic 1982–1985 1980s – 1990s
Way...Way Out Film 1966 1989
The White Plague Novel 1982 1996
The World Jones Made Novel 1956 2002
X Comics 1992 1999
EarthBound Video game 1994 199X