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A pub crawl gets weird in "The World's End." | Relativity Media
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8 Stories of Sci Fi and Future Shock

The U.K. sci-fi comedy 'The World's End' draws from a long tradition of social science fiction.

August 23, 2013
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The 1960 film adaptation of H.G. Wells' "The Time Machine." | wikipedia.org
Aldous Huxley's "Brave New World" warned of the social dangers of industrialization. | Wikimedia Commons
A NASA artist's depiction of the planet Kepler 16-b, which orbits two suns. | NASA
Pro-democracy lawmaker Claudia Mo holds up a copy of George Orwell's "1984" during a news conference in Hong Kong. | Corbis
Firemen burn books in Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451." | Universal Pictures
Ursula K. Le Guin's novel "The Left Hand of Darkness" imagines a world without gender. | Corbis
Harrison Ford stars in the upcoming film adaptation of Orson Scott Card's "Ender's Game." | Summit Entertainment

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