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2nd Feb '17 1:26:24 PM MiddleEighth
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*''Fanfic/TheKeysStandAlone: The Soft World'' has The Flying Island of Tipaan (a luxury resort). It travels over several of the provinces of Baravada.
27th Jan '17 5:52:23 PM BaconZorp
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* ''VideoGame//RagnarokOnline'' has the floating city of Juno, only accessible by airship and one very narrow bridge from the mainland, powered by magical shards.

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* ''VideoGame//RagnarokOnline'' ''VideoGame/RagnarokOnline'' has the floating city of Juno, only accessible by airship and one very narrow bridge from the mainland, powered by magical shards.
23rd Jan '17 12:01:02 AM Luppercus
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* Episode “Top Gum” of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' has Cubby learning how to fly Icarus-style and discovering the floating island of the Aerials; mythical WingedHumanoids of a fairy tale Grammi use to read him. Turns out the Aerials [[spoiler:are really evil and where left there on purpose by the ancient gummies as they where AirPirates.]]

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* Episode “Top Gum” of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' has Cubby learning how to fly Icarus-style and discovering the floating island of the Aerials; mythical WingedHumanoids {{Winged Humanoid}}s of a fairy tale Grammi use to read him. Turns out the Aerials [[spoiler:are really evil and where left there on purpose by the ancient gummies as they where AirPirates.Air Pirates.]]
22nd Jan '17 11:59:57 PM Luppercus
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* Episode “Top Gum” of the ''WesternAnimation/AdventuresOfTheGummiBears'' has Cubby learning how to fly Icarus-style and discovering the floating island of the Aerials; mythical WingedHumanoids of a fairy tale Grammi use to read him. Turns out the Aerials [[spoiler:are really evil and where left there on purpose by the ancient gummies as they where AirPirates.]]
21st Jan '17 2:09:12 PM Theriocephalus
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* Website/{{Fenspace}}: [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Unreal Estate]], chunks of land that have been handwaved to be mobile and occasionally spaceworthy, have a presence in the post-'Wave Solar System. There are so far two true floating islands in space: the Island, which was formerly a piece of Nigerian countryside, is the first piece of landscape to be made spaceworthy and doesn't have a dome or an atmosphere, requiring all of its building to be vacuum-sealed; and Grover's Corners, formerly a chunk of West Virginia farmland, the largest piece of Unreal Estate in space, and the only craft in Fenspace with a proper [[Literature/CitiesInFlight Spindizzy Drive]].

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* Website/{{Fenspace}}: [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Unreal Estate]], chunks of land that have been handwaved to be mobile and occasionally spaceworthy, have a presence in the post-'Wave Solar System. There are so far two true floating islands in space: the Island, which was formerly a piece of Nigerian countryside, is the first piece of landscape to be made spaceworthy and doesn't have a dome or an atmosphere, requiring all of its building buildings to be vacuum-sealed; and Grover's Corners, formerly a chunk of West Virginia farmland, the largest piece of Unreal Estate in space, and the only craft in Fenspace with a proper [[Literature/CitiesInFlight Spindizzy Drive]].
21st Jan '17 2:08:40 PM Theriocephalus
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* Website/{{Fenspace}}: [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Unreal Estate]], chunks of land that have been handwaved to be mobile and occasionally spaceworthy, have a presence in the post-'Wave Solar System. There are so far two true floating islands in space: the Island, which was formerly a piece of Nigerian countryside and the first piece of landscape to be made spaceworthy and doesn't have a dome or an atmosphere, requiring all of its building to be vacuum-sealed; and Grover's Corners, formerly a chunk of West Virginia farmland, the largest piece of Unreal Estate in space, and the only craft in Fenspace with a proper [[Literature/CitiesInFlight Spindizzy Drive]].

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* Website/{{Fenspace}}: [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Unreal Estate]], chunks of land that have been handwaved to be mobile and occasionally spaceworthy, have a presence in the post-'Wave Solar System. There are so far two true floating islands in space: the Island, which was formerly a piece of Nigerian countryside and countryside, is the first piece of landscape to be made spaceworthy and doesn't have a dome or an atmosphere, requiring all of its building to be vacuum-sealed; and Grover's Corners, formerly a chunk of West Virginia farmland, the largest piece of Unreal Estate in space, and the only craft in Fenspace with a proper [[Literature/CitiesInFlight Spindizzy Drive]].
21st Jan '17 2:07:39 PM Theriocephalus
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* Website/{{Fenspace}}: [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Unreal Estate]], chunks of land that have been handwaved to be mobile and occasionally spaceworthy, have a presence in the post-'Wave Solar System. There are so far two true floating islands in space: the Island, which was formerly a piece of Nigerian countryside and the first piece of landscape to be made spaceworthy and doesn't have a dome or an atmosphere, requiring all of its building to be vacuum-sealed; and Grover's Corners, formerly a chunk of West Virginia farmland, the largest piece of Unreal Estate in space, and the only craft in Fenspace with a proper [[Literature/CitiesInFlight Spindizzy Drive]].
** There are also the Venusian Cloud Cities, chunks of sealed and terraformed land that float in Venus' atmosphere and serve chiefly as the home bases of the MagicalGirl fandoms.
** Most floating continents tend to be made out of land lifted from non-Earth planets, the Moon, or asteroids, as Earth governments are rarely thrilled at losing productive land to space -- the launches of both the Island and Grover's Corners soured Earth-Fen relations for a good while each.
21st Jan '17 1:57:10 PM Theriocephalus
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* Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' includes floating buildings, most of which fell when bacteria ate their wiring.

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* Creator/LarryNiven's ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'' includes floating buildings, structures ranging in size from buildings to whole cities and held up by advanced technology, most of which fell when bacteria ate their wiring.wiring. It's stated that most species in the setting possess the technology to build such things, but most choose not to for one reason or another (the humans and Puppeteers find them too unsafe, while the Kzinti detest heights).



* In Creator/JamesBlish's ''Literature/CitiesInFlight'', the "spindizzy"--the AppliedPhlebotinum that allows for AntiGravity, {{Force Field}}s, ArtificialGravity, and FasterThanLightTravel--works better with larger masses. As a result, eventually, entire Terran cities cut themselves free of the planet and soar out to the stars.

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* In Creator/JamesBlish's ''Literature/CitiesInFlight'', the "spindizzy"--the AppliedPhlebotinum that allows for AntiGravity, {{Force Field}}s, ArtificialGravity, and FasterThanLightTravel--works better with larger masses. As a result, eventually, entire Terran cities cut themselves free of the planet and soar out to the stars.stars as independent, nomadic city-states.
21st Jan '17 5:55:45 AM Theriocephalus
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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' features a prison island floating over the capital city of Vivec. Originally, it was one of Nirn's moons but a Daedra ripped it from its orbit and dropped onto Vvardenfell. Vivec, the PhysicalGod after whom the city was named, managed to stop its fall but he couldn't neutralize its momentum, so he more or less [[TimeStandsStill froze the moon in time]]. Early in the Fourth Age, [[spoiler:Vivec dies as a result of the players actions in ''Morrowind'', and the moon resumes its fall. A machine that Dunmer engineers build to keep it up is eventually destroyed, as well. The moon hurls to earth with the entire momentum from its orbital fall centuries ago and wipes out the city. The seismic shock causes the nearby supervolcano Red Mountain to erupt, killing everything still clinging to life on Vvardenfell.]] The moral of the story being: gravity is one mean mother.

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* ''VideoGame/TheElderScrollsIIIMorrowind'' features a prison island floating over the capital city of Vivec. Originally, it was one of Nirn's moons but a Daedra ripped it from its orbit and dropped onto Vvardenfell. Vivec, the PhysicalGod after whom the city was named, managed to stop its fall but he couldn't neutralize its momentum, so he more or less [[TimeStandsStill froze the moon in time]]. Early in the Fourth Age, [[spoiler:Vivec dies as a result of the players player's actions in ''Morrowind'', and the moon resumes its fall. A machine that Dunmer engineers build to keep it up is eventually destroyed, as well. The moon hurls to earth with the entire momentum from its orbital fall centuries ago and wipes out the city. The seismic shock causes the nearby supervolcano Red Mountain to erupt, killing everything still clinging to life on Vvardenfell.]] The moral of the story being: gravity is one mean mother.



* ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' features The City in the Sky, a floating continent and the final regular dungeon in the game. It seems to float using massive fans/rotors on the bottom, and pretty much everywhere else.

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''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaTwilightPrincess'' features The the City in the Sky, a floating continent and the final regular dungeon in the game. It seems to float using massive fans/rotors on the bottom, and pretty much everywhere else.
16th Jan '17 8:04:03 AM Dere
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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' has Pianta Village, a giant continent floating above a group of mushrooms.

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** ''VideoGame/SuperMarioSunshine'' has Pianta Village, a giant continent small island floating above a group of mushrooms.
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