the fiction timeline collection
March 28, 2003 5:28 AM   Subscribe

The Historian of Things That Never Were: Edgar Governo collects timelines, chronologies, and histories of events that never happened, to people and things that never existed. Like who? Like Dr. Who, and Final Fantasy VII, Gargoyles, Buckaroo Bonzai, Gulliver's Travels, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, and many more.
posted by iconomy (13 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Cool. What would be cooler is one big-ass mutha of all timelines that brought together ALL of the timelines in one tremendous mess.
posted by signal at 5:41 AM on March 28, 2003

This sortakinda reminds me of the Dictionary of Imaginary Places.
posted by plep at 6:08 AM on March 28, 2003

I highly recommend the Red Dwarf timeline
posted by vacapinta at 6:16 AM on March 28, 2003

Great post Iconomy - is there anything that someone on the internet hasn't got time to do?
posted by brettski at 6:27 AM on March 28, 2003

This sortakinda reminds me of the Dictionary of Imaginary Places.

I'll see your dictionary and raise you an Invisible Library.

Apparently not, brettski ;)
posted by iconomy at 6:30 AM on March 28, 2003 [1 favorite]

Wow -- Asimov, Heinlein, Riverworld, Flashman... it's all here! I remember how I used to pore over the timeline of Heinlein's Future History; this would have blown my mind when I was 14. It's still pretty damn neat. You are a true MeFi icon, iconomy!
posted by languagehat at 7:10 AM on March 28, 2003

I don't know whether to cheer the completeness of some of these works, or fear the obsessive nature of some of these people, or weep for the wasted time on these projects.

I think it's a mix of all three.
posted by grum@work at 7:11 AM on March 28, 2003

Very cool links, thanks!
posted by Songdog at 7:54 AM on March 28, 2003

Cool site!!

Interesting tidbit from the Mad Max timeline (no, not trying to start anything!!):
"c.2000-2003 - ("Their world crumbled..."): The world situation worsens; the satellites beam the images of social decline into homes worldwide. Money becomes less important than the products of industrial society - particularly food and fuel. U.S. soldiers invade the Persian Gulf. During the prolonged battle, the oil-fields of the Middle East are set alight, destroying fuel production. The resulting conflict depletes the already scarce resources of the industrial nations, shattering their economies. In the U.S., fuel prices reach $7 per gallon. Finally, the supply of fuel is restricted to the essential services, which are fast breaking down. The stock market collapses, creating a world-wide economic depression. Outbreaks of fighting in the cities become steadily less sporadic. Factories grind to a standstill."
posted by effer27 at 8:19 AM on March 28, 2003

Great find, Ico! ...sometimes I think it would be fun to have a log somewhere where people could record how they got to the places they post about; I'm always kind of fascinated with how I end up at certain sites myself, because it's rarely linear, and frequently sort of amusing, and I'm always curious about other people's posts.

Anyway, this page is something else. I also liked Edgar's "dictionary"; "angst-rider" needs to be introduced to the general public immediately.
posted by taz at 11:22 AM on March 28, 2003

I think about that too, taz. I usually (except in this one case, of course!) bookmark a site that I might use as a post, and when bookmarking it I change the name from, say...Joe's Blog, to Joe's Blog via Jill's Weblog, so that I can credit the source if I ever post it to my site, or to here. I think I found this via an archive entry at Muxway, but I'm not sure. Muxway is chock full of great links.
posted by iconomy at 12:16 PM on March 28, 2003

Most excellent. [this is good]
posted by Joey Michaels at 12:25 AM on March 29, 2003

The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen timeline is currently exploding my little mind...

posted by Katemonkey at 12:40 AM on March 29, 2003

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