Concordances and Characters
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Adventure After Being Accidentally Crygenically Frozen and/or Trapped in a Stasis Field Chamber[]

  • Robert A. Heinlein's 1938 novel For Us, The Living
  • Robert A. Heinlein's 1948 novel Beyond This Horizon
  • Sleeper 1973 film
  • Idiocracy 2006 film

Aging population burdens society[]

  • Albert Brooks's film 2030

Astronaut trapped in an airlock[]

Catastrophe Caused by Scientific Blunder[]

  • Gerald Hatch's novel The Day the Earth Froze

Extraterrestrial brain slugs deprive their human hosts of free will[]

  • Robert A. Heinlein's 1951 novel The Puppet Masters.

Extraterrestrials contact humanity but only appear to be friendly[]

  • "To Serve Man" episode of The Twilight Zone 1962

Humans degenerate through speciation[]

  • H.G. Wells's novel Then Time Machine
  • Poul Anderson's "Ghetto" (a short story in William F. Nolan's collection A Wilderness of Stars and "The Horn of Time the Hunter," a short story in his collection The Horn of Time)
  • Tatyana Tolstaya's novel The Slynx
  • Man After Man

Humans mutate horribly after nuclear war[]

Master Computer for an Entire Society[]

Monster disguised as an attractive woman[]

Nuclear experiment gone horribly wrong[]

Overpopulation forces humans to live in immense towers or beneath the ground[]

  • Mack Reynolds' 1975 novel The Towers of Utopia
  • J.T. McIntosh's 1958 novel The Million Cities

Planet that appears a Paradise Hides Some Horror[]

Post-Apocalyptic Barbarism[]

nuclear war[]

climate change[]

  • Poul Anderson's novel The Winter of the World
  • Tatyana Tolstaya's novel The Slynx

Robots or Remotely Controlled Bodies Cause Social Decadence[]

Scientist unleashes powers he (rarely she) cannot control[]

Tentacle monster molests human female[]

  • Prometheus (2012)

Starships exiting hyperspace arrive horizontal to the ecliptic of the star system[]

  • Every space RTS ever. I guess based on the principle "don't disorient the player".

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