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Millennium: 3rd millennium
Centuries: 26th century · 27th century · 28th century
Decades: 2600s 2610s 2620s 2630s 2640s
2650s 2660s 2670s 2680s 2690s


The 27th century of the anno Domini (common) era will span the years 2601–2700 of the Gregorian calendar.

Astronomical events

Science fiction set in the 27th century

  • Jerzy Żuławski's classic trilogy of novels The Lunar Trilogy are set in the 27th Century in which a race of moon dwarves search for a route back to Earth through spiritual enlightenment. Written in 1901–1911, the trilogy is one of the greatest works of Polish science fiction.
  • The Night's Dawn Trilogy books by Peter F. Hamilton, consisting of The Reality Dysfunction, The Neutronium Alchemist and The Naked God, are set in the year 2611.
  • Roberto Bolaño in his novel Los Detectives Salvajes, through one of the main characters, Cesarea Tinajero (original founder of the real visceralismo poetry society) envisions the 27th century as a time when some dark events will happen in the north of Mexico. In 2666, Bolaño's last novel, he describes hundreds of rapes and murders in the north of Mexico, most likely linked with the events written in Los Detectives Salvajes.
  • In the video game series Wing Commander, the Terran Confederation, following five years of raids against their shipping by the Kilrathi, officially declares war on July 5, 2634. The war continues until 2669, with the Confederation emerging as the victor. In 2681 the insectoid enemy Nephilim appear and war breaks out, with the Confederation again the victor. The events detailed in the games take place from the mid to late 27th century.
  • Most of the F-Zero series, one of Nintendo's video game franchises, take place during the early 27th century.
  • In both Bill & Ted movies (Excellent Adventure and Bogus Journey), the "future scenes" take place in 2688 and 2691, respectively.
  • Several characters in the Star Trek universe originate from this century (Vorgons from The Next Generation Episode Captain's Holiday).
  • The Contra series of video games (with the exception of Contra Force and Neo Contra) is set during this century. The original American localizations of the titles prior to Contra III: The Alien Wars changed the setting from the future to the present.
  • The video game Earthsiege 2 begins in the year 2624, with the Earth having been in a major global war against a self-controlled AI called "Prometheus".
  • The events of the video game series AquaNox take place in the mid-27th century.
  • The events of the Xbox 360 video game Project Sylpheed take place in 2632.
  • In Futurama, Uranus was re-named Urectum in 2620. Its purpose was to "end that stupid joke once and for all".
  • In Futurama Mars University was built in the year 2636.
  • In The End of Eternity by Isaac Asimov (1955), it is in the late 27th century that the researches of Jan Verdeer and the mathematician Antoine Lefebvre realize the exploitation of "temporal field" technology some three centuries after its mysterious empirical discovery by an eccentric inventor in the 24th. Temporal engineers could now generate a field of "physiotime", or Eternity, a realm outside of normal time, large enough to enclose men and equipment, and use it to reach into the future. This, coupled with the discovery that they could secretly alter the course of human events without affecting themselves, enables their control over the next 69,973 centuries of human history.

Cultural events








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