I agree that supernatural is fantasy.As for horror, I've never really seen it as a genre, more a 'flavour' that can permeate everything. Granted, it's become popular enough to bring out this 'flavour' to a substantial enough amount to warrant its own shelves in bookstores and be called a genre. But I see horror in all kinds of fiction, non-fiction and other mediums or genres. I would still classify horror with supernatural elements as fantasy.
Future (Time Displacement) science fiction is an optimistic view of a possible utopian society.I am drawn to futuristic fiction because it often presents a current problem as solved, because often humans appear smarter & kinder, calmer. We seem better.
That list includes a few instances of 1 million years or more.wiki said:Doctor Who
The British science fiction series Doctor Who has featured many events beyond the 10th millennium AD due to time travel being a key aspect of its format:
2,000,000 AD: The Mysterious Planet: Earth is devastated after being moved by the Time Lords and renamed Ravalox. At some unknown point thereafter, Earth is returned to its original position.
4,000,000 AD: The Usurians exploit and ruthlessly tax humans on Pluto.
10,000,000 AD: In The Ark, a group of humans and Monoids make a 700-year star voyage from Earth, which is about to crash into the Sun.
5,000,000,000 AD: The End of the World. The date is given by the locals as 5.5/Apple/26 the episode establishes the destruction of the original planet Earth at this time, caused by the expansion of its sun.
5,000,000,023 AD: In the episode New Earth, humans are shown to have moved to a new planet and called it New Earth in the galaxy M87.
5,000,000,053 AD: Events of Gridlock. Inhabitants of New New York released from quarantine. The Face of Boe (later hinted in Last of the Time Lords to possibly be a future version of Jack Harkness), one of the oldest creatures in the universe, apparently dies.
After c.1,000,000,000,000 AD: Hell Bent establishes that the Doctor's home planet, Gallifrey, has been hiding at the end of time. Later in the episode, the Doctor and his companion, Clara Oswald, travel even further, to when Gallifrey is the last planet orbiting the last star.
100,000,000,000,000 AD: Utopia: The last remnants of humanity (who have mostly evolved back into today's familiar form) seek out a legendary utopia in this year, aided by a Time Lord with suppressed memories, revealed to be the Master.
After c.100,000,000,000,000 AD: Listen: Due to a malfunction involving an experimental time ship, chrononaut Orson Pink finds himself trapped at the end of the universe, though he is later rescued by the Doctor and returned to his proper time.
The year 28,000 is not really that far from now in the real scheme of things.wiki said:28,260–267 AD: Events of Sandworms of Dune. Day of Kralizec ends with the defeat of the Thinking Machines and humanity's move beyond prescient detection.
Again, not a full story of the future at that time but merely a possible future scenario notation.wiki said:25,066 AD: Events of Foundation and Earth. Golan Trevize locates Earth, now radioactive and uninhabitable, but ultimately locates Daneel Olivaw, a 20,000-year-old robot who has been secretly guiding humanity's evolution from a base on the Moon.
12,700,000-15,000,000 AD: Humanity has completely died out according to an alternate future described in The End of Eternity. This future was supposedly avoided by ensuring that humanity gained access to intergalactic travel. The book's connection to the Foundation series is contested, but several links have been established.
THIS is one of the few works that actually goes into million year futures.wiki said:Olaf Stapledon's novels Last and First Men and Star Maker are speculations on the evolution of intelligence in the universe. Last and First Men explores the future evolution of intelligence on Earth, while Star Maker explores the technological and social changes undergone by various alien species.
Last and First Men
100,000 AD: Rise and fall of the Patagonians; the First Men enter in eclipse.
About 10,000,000 AD: Rise of the Second Men; the Martian Wars and the Ruin Of Two Worlds.
120,000,000 AD Third men in the wilderness; Rise of Fourth men,
400,000,000 AD: The Moon crashes into Earth, the Fifth Men migrate to Venus.
1,000,000,000 AD: The Sun begins to expand into a Red Giant, migration of the Ninth Men to Neptune.
2,000,000,000 AD: End of Man (the Eighteenth Men).
5,000,000,000 AD: The Sun dies.
20,000,000,000 AD: The War of Worlds occurs.
30,000,000,000 AD: The Second Galactic Utopia occurs.
40,000,000,000 AD: The First Colonization of Dead Stars occurs.
50,000,000,000 AD: The Supreme Moment of the Cosmos occurs.
500,000,000,000 AD: Complete physical quiescence of the universe.
Years and years ago (I was a teen), I saw a Buhl Planetarium presentation on The Last Question.wiki said:Isaac Asimov's short story The Last Question charts the future evolution of Man as subsequent generations ask ever-more complex computers the same question: "Can entropy be reversed?" The story begins in 2061, when the supercomputer Multivac is asked the question and responds: "INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR MEANINGFUL ANSWER". The story then jumps forward to an unspecified time at least a thousand years later, in which a spaceship-borne computer is asked the same question, and gives the same answer.
ca. 22,000: Humans, now immortal, are filling up the Milky Way galaxy and are considering expanding beyond it. The Galactic AC is asked the question and replies: "THERE IS INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR A MEANINGFUL ANSWER"
ca. 10,000,000,000: Mankind now sleeps in hibernation as minds travel the universe. The hyperspatial computer the Universal AC is asked the question and replies, "THERE IS AS YET INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR A MEANINGFUL ANSWER."
ca. 100,000,000,000: Man, now a single cosmic intelligence, realizes that the stars are winding down. The Cosmic AC is asked the question and responds: "THERE IS AS YET INSUFFICIENT DATA FOR A MEANINGFUL ANSWER."
ca. 10,000,000,000,000: Man fuses with the AC and entropy destroys the universe. Some unspecified amount of time later, the AC, from its home in hyperspace, formulates its answer to the question and demonstrates it with the exclamation "Let there be light!"
Again, no in-depth study, just referencing.The science fiction franchise Star Trek has made several allusions to far future events:
12,200 AD: Radiation levels in the Andromeda Galaxy are expected to reach intolerably high levels, according to scientists of the Kelvan Empire.
50,000 AD: The androids of planet Mudd will cease to function.
2,000,000 AD: Nella Daren's projected star model is either proven or disproven.
60-70,000,000,000,000 AD: If the genetically-engineered human Jack's prediction was correct, the universe will collapse.
Thanks! I love deep future/time stories, and your list has given me books to pick up. I've read a few from the mentioned titles: Clarke's Against the Fall of Night (revised as The City and the Stars), Reynolds' House of Suns, and Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. And while I've never read Hodgson's The Night Land, I did read a comic adaptation of it with art by Richard Corben.There are some works worth pursuing...
- 1,001,986 One million years later from 1986, when the events of Kurt Vonnegut's Galápagos have taken place and humanity has evolved to seal-like creatures with limited thinking.
- 4,000,000: Larry Niven's novel A World Out of Time is partially set around this time.
- 5,000,000: In Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future, the last descendants of humanity are destroyed and the surface of Earth is rendered uninhabitable.
- 6,200,000: The events of Alastair Reynolds' novel House of Suns take place around this time.
- 7,000,000: in John W. Campbell's short story Twilight (1934), a man of the 4th millennium witnesses the decline of a dull human race, which has colonized the solar system and made machines supply all its needs.
- ca. 8,000,000: In the works of Clark Ashton Smith, the time of Zothique, last continent of Earth, and home to the dying remnants of the human race. The culture is on a barbaric level, and magic has become dominant over science.
- 10,000,000: According to Kurt Vonnegut's The Sirens Of Titan, all human history between AD 1 and AD 1,000,000 will be forgotten this year.
- 18,000,000: A "half-plastic denizen" of the interior of a planet beyond Pluto is among those that exchanges mind with the Great Race of Yith in HP Lovecraft's The Shadow Out of Time
- 20,000,000: The approximate date when The Night Land is set.
- 50,000,000: The book After Man: A Zoology of the Future takes place at this time
- 500,000,000: In Stephen Baxter's novel Evolution, last descendants of man live in a symbiotic relation with borametz-like trees on the red, Mars-like plains of Pangaea Ultima.
- 1,000,000,000: Human extinction occurs across the galaxy – (Brian Aldiss, Galaxies like Grains of Sand).
- 10,000,000,000: Arthur C. Clarke's novel, Against the Fall of Night.
- 170,000,000,000,000,000,000 years after the Big Bang: The universe ends with a Big Crunch in Douglas Adams' The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
- 500,000,000,000,000,000,000: In Stephen Baxter's Manifold: Time novel, the last descendants of humanity, close to the Big Freeze, make some changes to our near present in order to release the universe's vacuum energy, spawn new universes, and prevent the Big Freeze from happening at this time.
- 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000: In Frederick Pohl's novel The World at the End of Time in a dark, frigid, and huge universe where protons are decaying only a handful of stars conserved by relativistic time dilation remain in the planetary system of one of them living the last humans.