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    I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.

    I do not have any clue about this usage of "set stories". Would you please elaborate on this kind of "set" a bit for me?

    - I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.

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    Re: I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.

    Hello!

    *I AM NOT A TEACHER OR NATIVE.*

    For instance, there are many science-fiction stories, movies, novels, etc. in which some or all of the events take place in the future or distant future (e.g. 2001: A Space Odyssey).

    In the same manner, there are some other stories/movies/etc. set in the past (historical stories or films, for instance). And there are some other kinds...

    For example, you can take a look at the links below:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of..._in_the_future
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of...uture_now_past
    Last edited by Ali Hsn; 27-Mar-2014 at 12:22. Reason: Last edit: "some or" all of the events...

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    Re: I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Kharkhun View Post
    I do not have any clue about this usage of "set stories". Would you please elaborate on this kind of "set" a bit for me?

    - I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.
    The setting for the stories is the distant future. The writers provides a temporal and spatial setting in which to set his/her stories.

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    Re: I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Hsn View Post
    in which some or all of the events take place in the future or distant future (e.g. 2001: A Space Odyssey).
    I am not a teacher.

    Actually, that one is set in the past.

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    Re: I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    Actually, that one is set in the past.
    That's an interesting twist to the usual is/was question. The film was set in the future; it hasn't changed, and now it's set in the past. But it was never set in the past - ever (using 'set' as a participle, not an adjective).

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    Re: I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    Actually, that one is set in the past.
    The novel and film are classified as "future-now-past" works. In such classifications the year the books/films/etc. are released is important. For example, George Orwell's "1984" was released in 1949. So, considering that date, it was and still is a story set in the future.

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    Re: I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Hsn View Post
    The novel and film are classified as "future-now-past" works. In such classifications the year the books/films/etc. are released is important. For example, George Orwell's "1984" was released in 1949. So, considering that date, it was and still is a story set in the future.
    Perhaps it's best to say it was set in the then-future.

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    Re: I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Ali Hsn View Post
    The novel and film are classified as "future-now-past" works. In such classifications the year the books/films/etc. are released is important. For example, George Orwell's "1984" was released in 1949. So, considering that date, it was and still is a story set in the future.
    I am not a teacher.

    I am not an avid user of the smiley icon but you may have noticed that I put one at the end of my post. That was to indicate that I was joking.

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    Re: I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Roman55 View Post
    I am not a teacher.

    I am not an avid user of the smiley icon but you may have noticed that I put one at the end of my post. That was to indicate that I was joking.
    Oh, I'm sorry! Since discussing and disputing the factors based on which such stories and movies are classified seemed logical and reasonable to me, I considered your reply as a serious one. : )

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    Re: I really enjoy stories that are set in the distant future.

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    Perhaps it's best to say it was set in the then-future.
    Well, then it's better to say it depend on our aim and point of view in classifying such works. For instance, many imaginative ideas in old Sci-Fi novels now have come true and they are not fictional anymore. Now, can we exclude such novels from their prior genre, i.e. Sci-Fi?

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