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24th May '17 5:27:12 AM Doug86
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* The planet Krikkit from ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' is an example of an alien ''lack of sky'', there are no visible stars or moons because the entire planet is surrounded by a dust cloud. This has an effect on the populace somewhat reminiscent of ''Nightfall'' (see above). When a spaceship crashes into the planet, the locals hear it coming and it doesn't even occur to them to look up, because there's nothing ever there. The idea that there is something other than their world is an utterly alien one, and when the repair the ship and escape their atmosphere for the first time, allowing them to gaze upon the universe, they come to an inevitable conclusion: "[[OmnicidalManiac It'll have to go]]."

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* The planet Krikkit from ''Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything'' is an example of an alien ''lack of sky'', there are no visible stars or moons because the entire planet is surrounded by a dust cloud. This has an effect on the populace somewhat reminiscent of ''Nightfall'' (see above). When a spaceship crashes into the planet, the locals hear it coming and it doesn't even occur to them to look up, because there's nothing ever there. The idea that there is something other than their world is an utterly alien one, and when the they repair the ship and escape their atmosphere for the first time, allowing them to gaze upon the universe, they come to an inevitable conclusion: "[[OmnicidalManiac It'll have to go]]."
21st May '17 12:46:10 PM nombretomado
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* TheWanderersLibrary has [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/system:page-tags/tag/unwaking The Unwaking]] setting. The sun changes color with the days of the week: On Tuesday and Thursday it's red, on Monday and Wednesday it's yellow, and on Fridays and Saturdays it's blue. It used to be dark on Sunday, when Sunday was still alive. Don't ask.

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* TheWanderersLibrary ''Wiki/TheWanderersLibrary'' has [[http://wanderers-library.wikidot.com/system:page-tags/tag/unwaking The Unwaking]] setting. The sun changes color with the days of the week: On Tuesday and Thursday it's red, on Monday and Wednesday it's yellow, and on Fridays and Saturdays it's blue. It used to be dark on Sunday, when Sunday was still alive. Don't ask.
20th May '17 10:09:39 AM nombretomado
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* The world of Britannia in ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' has twin moons, whose positions determine the opening and endpoint of [[TeleportersAndTransporters moongates]]. In ''Ultima VIII: Pagan'', you travel (or rather, are banished) to the world known as Pagan, where there's no sun in the sky - to the point one man summons a demon to ''ask him what the sun is''.

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* The world of Britannia in ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Ultima}}'' has twin moons, whose positions determine the opening and endpoint of [[TeleportersAndTransporters moongates]]. In ''Ultima VIII: ''VideoGame/UltimaVIII: Pagan'', you travel (or rather, are banished) to the world known as Pagan, where there's no sun in the sky - to the point one man summons a demon to ''ask him what the sun is''.
7th May '17 9:43:08 PM 64SuperNintendo
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* The final scene of ''Anime/PatemaInverted'' has Patema and Age/Eiji venture off to explore [[RuinsOfTheModernAge what's left of the surface world]] -- which includes a shot of what appears to be [[spoiler:the planet Saturn]], where the Moon should be. In the broad light of day!



* The final scene of ''Anime/PatemaInverted'' has Patema and Age/Eiji venture off to explore [[RuinsOfTheModernAge what's left of the surface world]] -- which includes a shot of what appears to be [[spoiler:the planet Saturn]], where the Moon should be. In the broad light of day!
7th May '17 9:39:59 PM 64SuperNintendo
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5th May '17 6:21:06 AM Kakai
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* The world of ''Literature/TheSpiritThief'' has no stars [[spoiler:because they were all eaten by demons.]]
29th Apr '17 3:22:37 PM DrY9K
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29th Apr '17 3:22:35 PM DrY9K
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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2264 SCP-2264 ("In the Court of Alagadda")]]. The sky over the city in SCP-2264 is colored yellow and filled with an unknown number of black stars. The stars don't match any known Earth constellations.

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* ''Wiki/SCPFoundation'', [http://www.''Wiki/SCPFoundation'' has [[http://www.scp-wiki.net/scp-2264 SCP-2264 ("In the Court of Alagadda")]]. The sky over the city in SCP-2264 is colored yellow and filled with an unknown number of black stars. The stars don't match any known Earth constellations.
29th Apr '17 12:27:04 PM Theriocephalus
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Maybe there are ''two'' moons. Perhaps Earth's all-too-familiar moon, the one in all the love songs, is broken into so many pieces it's become a ring of debris around the planet. Or the sky is dominated by a huge gas giant like Jupiter or Saturn, suggesting you are in fact, technically, ''on'' the moon. The sun is a different colour, or has [[BinarySuns a little and a bigger brother]]. The daytime sky is a lovely shade of deep purple. The nighttime sky is ''[[TheStarsAreGoingOut empty]]''. Maybe the sky is simply home to cloudforms that are not of this world... or [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial lifeforms]]. Or [[FloatingContinent rocks]].

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Maybe there are ''two'' moons. Perhaps Earth's all-too-familiar moon, the one in all the love songs, is broken into so many pieces it's become a ring of debris around the planet. Or the sky is dominated by a huge gas giant like Jupiter or Saturn, suggesting you are in fact, technically, ''on'' the moon. The sun is a different colour, or has [[BinarySuns a little and a bigger brother]]. The daytime sky is a lovely shade of deep purple. The nighttime sky is ''[[TheStarsAreGoingOut empty]]''. Maybe the sky is simply home to cloudforms that are not of this world... or [[FlyingSeafoodSpecial [[GiantFlyer lifeforms]]. Or [[FloatingContinent rocks]].
29th Apr '17 10:15:15 AM CharlesPhipps
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* In ''Literature/LucifersStar'', the sky of the planet Crius is described as possessing four moons and a ring. It is used to contrast to the more mundane Shogun's single moon and skyline. Interestingly, the four moons of Crius are all heavily industrialized ecunmenopolises which look after the needs of the planet below.
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