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25th Apr '17 7:17:46 PM PaulA
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* William Forstchen's Gamester Wars universe has a Dyson Sphere setting that's still being built-- the {{Precursors}}' ancient robots have been at it for millions of years and it's still only half-complete, because of its size. There's also a RingWorldPlanet and other stellar-scale objects in the same universe.

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* William Forstchen's Creator/WilliamRForstchen's Gamester Wars universe has a Dyson Sphere setting that's still being built-- the built--the {{Precursors}}' ancient robots have been at it for millions of years and it's still only half-complete, because of its size. There's also a RingWorldPlanet and other stellar-scale objects in the same universe.
17th Apr '17 5:04:04 PM nombretomado
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* Part of ''The Time Ships'' by StephenBaxter is set in a Dyson Sphere.

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* Part of ''The Time Ships'' by StephenBaxter Creator/StephenBaxter is set in a Dyson Sphere.
13th Apr '17 6:19:34 AM Screedle
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', by default, features massive ringworld structures that are typically inhabited by ancient fallen empires - if not, then they are abandoned and unusable derelicts. One of the core features of the **Utopia** expansion is giving the player the ability to build megastructures - including a dyson sphere, ringworlds, and space station habitats. Notably, building a dyson sphere/ringworld is a **massive** undertaking, requiring you to find a star system without any colonized planets. In the case of the dyson sphere, this is because once the construction is 100% completed, every single planet in that system is turned into a barren, frozen husk (as you would expect from switching off the sun). In the case of the ringworlds, it is due to all of the other planets being dismantled and used to actually build the thing.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', by default, features massive ringworld structures that are typically inhabited by ancient fallen empires - if not, then they are abandoned and unusable derelicts. One of the core features of the **Utopia** '''Utopia''' expansion is giving the player the ability to build megastructures - including a dyson sphere, ringworlds, and space station habitats. Notably, building a dyson sphere/ringworld is a **massive** ''massive'' undertaking, requiring you to find a star system without any colonized planets. In the case of the dyson sphere, this is because once the construction is 100% completed, every single planet in that system is turned into a barren, frozen husk (as you would expect from switching off the sun). In the case of the ringworlds, it is due to all of the other planets being dismantled and used to actually build the thing.
13th Apr '17 6:18:45 AM Screedle
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* ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', by default, features massive ringworld structures that are typically inhabited by ancient fallen empires - if not, then they are abandoned and unusable derelicts. One of the core features of the **Utopia** expansion is giving the player the ability to build megastructures - including a dyson sphere, ringworlds, and space station habitats. Notably, building a dyson sphere/ringworld is a **massive** undertaking, requiring you to find a star system without any colonized planets. In the case of the dyson sphere, this is because once the construction is 100% completed, every single planet in that system is turned into a barren, frozen husk (as you would expect from switching off the sun). In the case of the ringworlds, it is due to all of the other planets being dismantled and used to actually build the thing.
29th Mar '17 3:25:29 PM kawaiineko333
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** For VideoGame/MassEffectAndromeda, the VeryDefinitelyFinalDungeon, Meridian, is one of these.
3rd Mar '17 11:43:18 AM intastiel
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* In the ''[[Literature/AncillaryJustice ImperialRadch]]'' series, it's mentioned that the true Radch is an ancient Dyson sphere and the galactic empire that shares its name exists primarily to protect it.

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* In the ''[[Literature/AncillaryJustice ImperialRadch]]'' Imperial Radch]]'' series, it's mentioned that the true Radch is an ancient Dyson sphere and the galactic empire that shares its name exists primarily to protect it.
3rd Mar '17 11:41:17 AM intastiel
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* In the ''[[Literature/AncillaryJustice ImperialRadch]]'' series, it's mentioned that the true Radch is an ancient Dyson sphere and the galactic empire that shares its name exists primarily to protect it.
24th Feb '17 12:17:32 PM LadyJaneGrey
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BigDumbObject or PlanetSpaceship not big enough for you? Look no further. SciFi authors have made ''[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal solar-system-sized]]'' artifacts into a trope of their own. The TropeNamer is physicist and mathematician [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson Freeman Dyson]], who theorized in a 1959 scientific paper that, given the ever-increasing demand for energy typical of industrial civilization, SufficientlyAdvancedAliens might need to capture ''all'' the energy radiating from a star.

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BigDumbObject or PlanetSpaceship not big enough for you? Look no further. SciFi authors have made ''[[AddedAlliterativeAppeal solar-system-sized]]'' artifacts into a trope of their own. A prime example to illustrate how ScienceFictionWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale.

The TropeNamer is physicist and mathematician [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson Freeman Dyson]], who theorized in a 1959 scientific paper that, given the ever-increasing demand for energy typical of industrial civilization, SufficientlyAdvancedAliens might need to capture ''all'' the energy radiating from a star.
17th Feb '17 3:35:19 AM Malachi108
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* * ''StarWarsTheOldRepublic: Knights of the Eternal Throne'' expansion introduces an artificial world called Iokath. A Dyson sphere constructed by an incredibly advanced ancient civilization, it completely engulfs its star, making both completely undetectable to the larger ''StarWars'' galaxy.
19th Dec '16 6:47:24 PM Ikibrod9000
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* In ''Literature/JunctionPoint'', it's offhandedly mentioned that the tianlong are considering it for the star that their capital planet orbits.
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