Is there any kind of online database, that features calendar of dates from sci-fi books/movies etc. Not sci-fi real life events calendar, but something similar to this for example, but more detailed

  • Good one. I wouldn't mind seeing something like your Wikipedia link, only for past decades. I mean, there's nothing specifically on Wikipedia about, for instance, "1990s in SF". – Mr Lister Jul 27 '13 at 15:17
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    The Grand Unified Timeline on TVTropes is an attempt at something like this (though it's both huge and absurdly incomplete). – Micah Jul 28 '13 at 7:33

No. Such a master historical database of science fiction hasn't been created and I can't imagine anyone would attempt to do so without an amazing motivation because of the number of books that already exist, never mind the tens of thousands that appear every year.

Fan attempts at various types of timelines have existed, such as:

  • The Grand Unified Timeline is a TVtropes attempt at gathering a wide array of events in an uncontrolled fashion and placing them on a timeline. This is the closest representation I have seen. Looking through the comic section I found it to be fairly accurate and as complete as comicbooks allow. (Found by Micah and added for completeness.)

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  • You can see that certain tales are chronologically expected to appear after certain others.

  • Visually quite stunning, it has never been duplicated in a database fashion as far as I can tell.

Fan favorites have always kept timelines of various sorts. Star Trek is known for its timelines of the Federation across shows.

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  • Fan efforts have even tracked exotic timelines such as which Trek heroes have traveled to what eras across time.

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Other fan timelines include keeping track of technology first theorized and then later created in the real world:

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  • This graphic shows predictions for particular technologies in science fiction and when they became a reality. (Click for detail!)
  • Why is HAL attributed to HHGG? (Great answer, btw.) – bitmask Jul 30 '13 at 16:31
  • Thank you. It's not HAL per se, it's the voice activated computer (or so it says). – Thaddeus Howze Jul 30 '13 at 16:36

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