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27th Jul '16 4:49:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* According to the manual, you can occasionally run across these in the original ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}''; however, that's the ''[[ManualMisprint only]]'' place they exist in that game. In the expandable remake ''{{Oolite}}'' on the other hand, you can ''really'' run across them with the right [[GameMod OXP]].

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* According to the manual, you can occasionally run across these in the original ''VideoGame/{{Elite}}''; however, that's the ''[[ManualMisprint only]]'' place they exist in that game. In the expandable remake ''{{Oolite}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Oolite}}'' on the other hand, you can ''really'' run across them with the right [[GameMod OXP]].
20th Jul '16 8:50:25 PM nombretomado
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* Non-space example: in ''PerdidoStreetStation'', by ChinaMieville, the khepri residents of New Crobuzon are descended from refugees who'd fled a mysterious disaster on their native continent. As their ramshackle ships took decades to cross the ocean, and thousands of the refugees died en route, some khepri vessels technically invoke this trope by having only ship-born crew members left on board when they reached land.

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* Non-space example: in ''PerdidoStreetStation'', by ChinaMieville, Creator/ChinaMieville, the khepri residents of New Crobuzon are descended from refugees who'd fled a mysterious disaster on their native continent. As their ramshackle ships took decades to cross the ocean, and thousands of the refugees died en route, some khepri vessels technically invoke this trope by having only ship-born crew members left on board when they reached land.
6th Jul '16 11:33:36 PM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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If it's a ColonyShip, expect the residents to be less-than-keen to leave the ship and start a new colony when arrive at their destination. Will often be a MileLongShip, if not an outright PlanetSpaceship.

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If it's a ColonyShip, expect the residents to be less-than-keen to leave the ship and start a new colony when they arrive at their destination. Will often be a MileLongShip, if not an outright PlanetSpaceship.
29th Jun '16 4:50:47 AM ChronoLegion
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** The SpiritualSuccessor to ''Alpha Centauri'' called ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' has the majority of the factions arrive to the planet in {{Sleeper Starship}}s with the exception of Al Falah, a Middle Eastern faction, who sent out their ships before reliable HumanPopsicle technology became available, knowing that those departing would never see their new home. Instead, they resolved to prepare the future generation for the hardships of settling an alien planet. On the plus side, the generations of focused teachings have bred out any centuries-long animosities between tribes and races, leaving a single goal - success. The flavor text even mentions that the leader of Al Falah, Arshia Kishk, used to take space walks during the journey before becoming pregnant with her daughter. Apparently, it was a pilgrimage of sorts.

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** The SpiritualSuccessor to ''Alpha Centauri'' called ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' has the majority of the factions arrive to the planet in {{Sleeper Starship}}s with the exception of Al Falah, a Middle Eastern faction, who sent out their ships before reliable HumanPopsicle technology became available, knowing that those departing would never see their new home. Instead, they resolved to prepare the future generation for the hardships of settling an alien planet. On the plus side, the generations of focused teachings have bred out any centuries-long animosities between tribes and races, leaving a single goal - success. The flavor text even mentions that the leader of Al Falah, Arshia Kishk, used to take space walks from her ship the ''Golden Shah'' during the journey before becoming pregnant with her daughter. Apparently, it was a pilgrimage of sorts. Arshia is from the fifth generation, since the departure from Earth.
29th Jun '16 4:47:04 AM ChronoLegion
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** The SpiritualSuccessor to ''Alpha Centauri'' called ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' has the majority of the factions arrive to the planet in {{Sleeper Starship}}s with the exception of Al Falah, a Middle Eastern faction, who sent out their ships before reliable HumanPopsicle technology became available, knowing that those departing would never see their new home. Instead, they resolved to prepare the future generation for the hardships of settling an alien planet. On the plus side, the generations of focused teachings have bred out any centuries-long animosities between tribes and races, leaving a single goal - success.

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** The SpiritualSuccessor to ''Alpha Centauri'' called ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' has the majority of the factions arrive to the planet in {{Sleeper Starship}}s with the exception of Al Falah, a Middle Eastern faction, who sent out their ships before reliable HumanPopsicle technology became available, knowing that those departing would never see their new home. Instead, they resolved to prepare the future generation for the hardships of settling an alien planet. On the plus side, the generations of focused teachings have bred out any centuries-long animosities between tribes and races, leaving a single goal - success. The flavor text even mentions that the leader of Al Falah, Arshia Kishk, used to take space walks during the journey before becoming pregnant with her daughter. Apparently, it was a pilgrimage of sorts.
29th Jun '16 4:45:54 AM ChronoLegion
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** The SpiritualSuccessor to ''Alpha Centauri'' called ''VideoGame/CivilizationBeyondEarth'' has the majority of the factions arrive to the planet in {{Sleeper Starship}}s with the exception of Al Falah, a Middle Eastern faction, who sent out their ships before reliable HumanPopsicle technology became available, knowing that those departing would never see their new home. Instead, they resolved to prepare the future generation for the hardships of settling an alien planet. On the plus side, the generations of focused teachings have bred out any centuries-long animosities between tribes and races, leaving a single goal - success.
28th Jun '16 4:52:09 PM Nippertipper
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Sometimes, a Generation Ship doesn't ''have'' a destination -- it's an interstellar trade ship, connecting isolated colonies or installing the [[PortalNetwork Hyperspace Gateways]] that will allow FTL expansion and exploitation, in which case the populace are usually SpacePeople. Occasionally, the generation ship will arrive to discover that [[LightspeedLeapfrog someone developed an FTL drive while they were en route]] and the world they were going to colonize already has a few million people on it.

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Sometimes, a Generation Ship doesn't ''have'' a decided destination -- it's an interstellar trade ship, connecting isolated colonies or installing the [[PortalNetwork Hyperspace Gateways]] that will allow FTL expansion and exploitation, in which case the populace are usually SpacePeople. Occasionally, the generation ship will arrive to discover that [[LightspeedLeapfrog someone developed an FTL drive while they were en route]] and the world they were going to colonize already has a few million people on it.
26th Jun '16 2:49:53 PM gsv
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* Ben Bova's ''Exiles'' trilogy covers three generations in three books: the first generation on the ship, the ones who finally reach their apparent destination, and the ones who finally reach the end of the journey. By the time they get there, the ship has started to decay, they live in technological ignorance and don't even know they're on a journey or there's anything outside.



* Ben Bova's ''Exiles'' trilogy covers three generations in three books: the first generation on the ship, the ones who finally reach their apparent destination, and the ones who finally reach the end of the journey. By the time they get there, the ship has started to decay, they live in technological ignorance and don't even know they're on a journey or there's anything outside.

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* Ben Bova's ''Exiles'' trilogy covers three generations in three books: the first generation on the ship, the ones who finally reach their apparent destination, and the ones who finally reach the end of the journey. By the time they get there, the ship has started to decay, they live in technological ignorance and don't even know they're on a journey or there's anything outside.
26th Jun '16 2:49:10 PM gsv
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* Ben Bova's ''Exiles'' trilogy covers three generations in three books: the first generation on the ship, the ones who finally reach their apparent destination, and the ones who finally reach the end of the journey. By the time they get there, the ship has started to decay, they live in technological ignorance and don't even know they're on a journey or there's anything outside.
19th May '16 9:18:51 PM PaulA
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* ''Literature/{{Mirabile}}'' is set on a colony world settled by a fleet of five generation ships. That's all backstory, and the ships themselves don't actually appear, but there are occasional references to events from the trip (like one of the ships losing most of its population to a disease epidemic, which the colonists are still worried about a possible recurrence of).
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