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9th Jul '16 10:21:09 PM JackG
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* ''Literature/ToTheStars'' trilogy. ''Wheelworld'' features a planet with very extreme seasons where the entire population of the colony escapes the brutal summers twice each (longer-than-Earth-normal) year by picking up and moving from one of the planet's poles to the other. This is done by jacking up the colony's main buildings on wheels, forming them up behind the colony's nuclear power plants (now transformed into enormous locomotives) and making the 12,000-mile trek to the other side of the planet.
21st Feb '16 2:28:50 PM timotaka
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* In ''TabletopGame/BuckRogersXXVC'' there are cities on the surface of Mercury which keep on the move to stay at the edge between day and night where the temperature is tolerable.
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5th Sep '15 12:20:30 PM HeraldAlberich
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* In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' of the ''StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse, there's the mining colony of Nomad City on the planet Nkllon. The city is made of huge platforms and grounded ships, sitting on top of 40 AT-AT walkers, and it uses gigantic umbrella-like ships which protected visiting ships on the way to the planet. Without the shade of an umbrella ship, any but the toughest spacecraft would soon be melted to slag. In the first novel, Thrawn does manage to use an Imperial Star Destroyer in direct sunlight there, but it's heavily implied to take a great deal of effort to prepare the ISD for this operation, and it needs a great deal of repair afterwards.\\

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* In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' of the ''StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse, ''Franchise/StarWarsLegends'', there's the mining colony of Nomad City on the planet Nkllon. The city is made of huge platforms and grounded ships, sitting on top of 40 AT-AT walkers, and it uses gigantic umbrella-like ships which protected visiting ships on the way to the planet. Without the shade of an umbrella ship, any but the toughest spacecraft would soon be melted to slag. In the first novel, Thrawn does manage to use an Imperial Star Destroyer in direct sunlight there, but it's heavily implied to take a great deal of effort to prepare the ISD for this operation, and it needs a great deal of repair afterwards.\\
3rd Apr '14 11:01:27 AM MarsJenkar
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* In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' of the ''StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse, there's the mining colony of Nomad City on the planet Nkllon. The city is made of huge platforms and grounded ships, sitting on top of 40 AT-AT walkers, and it uses gigantic umbrella-like ships which protected visiting ships on the way to the planet. Without the shade of an umbrella ship, any but the toughest spacecraft would soon be melted to slag. \\

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* In ''Literature/TheThrawnTrilogy'' of the ''StarWars'' ExpandedUniverse, there's the mining colony of Nomad City on the planet Nkllon. The city is made of huge platforms and grounded ships, sitting on top of 40 AT-AT walkers, and it uses gigantic umbrella-like ships which protected visiting ships on the way to the planet. Without the shade of an umbrella ship, any but the toughest spacecraft would soon be melted to slag. In the first novel, Thrawn does manage to use an Imperial Star Destroyer in direct sunlight there, but it's heavily implied to take a great deal of effort to prepare the ISD for this operation, and it needs a great deal of repair afterwards.\\



Inevitably, the walkers are damaged (by an Imperial attack), threatening to leave the city stranded until dawn catches it. Somewhat ironically, however, the threatened destruction of the base is a D-plot at best. Everyone aboard is easily evacuated after a minimum of drama, it's just Lando's [[RunningGag latest ill-starred business venture]] that's in danger. A later book revealed that the city was successfully rebuilt. [[RunningGag And then Lando lost it in a sabacc game]].

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Inevitably, the walkers are damaged (by an Imperial attack), attack in the third novel, which uses smaller Dreadnaught cruisers capturing the umbrella ships), threatening to leave the city stranded until dawn catches it. Somewhat ironically, Contrary to most versions of the trope, however, the threatened destruction of the base is a D-plot at best. Everyone aboard is easily evacuated after a minimum of drama, drama (though Lando does have a few hours to worry about it before a ''New Republic'' Dreadnaught arrives behind a freshly-repaired umbrella ship), it's just Lando's [[RunningGag latest ill-starred business venture]] that's in danger. A later book revealed that the city was successfully rebuilt. [[RunningGag And then Lando lost it in a sabacc game]].



* There's a mission in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' where the local sun turns into a nova. Playing the Terrans, the player has to move his base and his units to avoid the light of day which destroy units and buildings pretty quickly.

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* There's a mission in ''VideoGame/StarcraftII'' where the local sun turns into suddenly increases its output by 500% as a nova.prelude to going supernova. Playing the Terrans, the player has to move his base and his units to avoid the light of day which destroy units and buildings pretty quickly.
2nd Mar '14 6:32:32 PM Dutchtica
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* Tais Teng's ''400 Graden In De Schaduw'' features multiple 'walking cities' on Mercury, used to house vat-grown miners.

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* Tais Teng's ''400 Graden In De Schaduw'' (400 degrees in the shade) features multiple 'walking cities' on Mercury, used to house vat-grown miners.
15th Oct '13 5:19:03 AM Austin
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* The Star Wars comics take this UpToEleven with a way to have a base [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kerts-Bhrg_generator INSIDE a star.]] Taking a stroll is not an option.

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* The [[ComicBook/MarvelStarWars Star Wars comics comics]] take this UpToEleven with a way to have a base [[http://starwars.wikia.com/wiki/Kerts-Bhrg_generator INSIDE a star.]] Taking a stroll is not an option.



* In the Creator/AlastairReynolds Revelation Space book ''Absolution Gap'', the [[ChurchMilitant theocratic society]] on the ice moon of Hela relies on travelling Cathedrals, which keep pace with the moon's rotation not for environmental but for religious reasons: to keep the vanishing gas giant within sight of their zealots.

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* In the Creator/AlastairReynolds [[Literature/RevelationSpaceSeries Revelation Space Space]] book ''Absolution Gap'', the [[ChurchMilitant theocratic society]] on the ice moon of Hela relies on travelling Cathedrals, which keep pace with the moon's rotation not for environmental but for religious reasons: to keep the vanishing gas giant within sight of their zealots.
30th Jul '13 5:48:51 PM Sheora
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* In the AlastairReynolds Revelation Space book ''Absolution Gap'', the [[ChurchMilitant theocratic society]] on the ice moon of Hela relies on travelling Cathedrals, which keep pace with the moon's rotation not for environmental but for religious reasons: to keep the vanishing gas giant within sight of their zealots.

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* In the AlastairReynolds Creator/AlastairReynolds Revelation Space book ''Absolution Gap'', the [[ChurchMilitant theocratic society]] on the ice moon of Hela relies on travelling Cathedrals, which keep pace with the moon's rotation not for environmental but for religious reasons: to keep the vanishing gas giant within sight of their zealots.
8th Jun '13 3:36:45 PM Thande
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Inevitably, the walkers are damaged (by an Imperial attack), threatening to leave the city stranded until dawn catches it. Somewhat ironically, however, the threatened destruction of the base is a D-plot at best. Everyone aboard is easily evacuated after a minimum of drama, it's just Lando's [[RunningGag latest ill-starred business venture]] that's in danger. [[spoiler:It is not saved. It is quickly forgotten.]]

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Inevitably, the walkers are damaged (by an Imperial attack), threatening to leave the city stranded until dawn catches it. Somewhat ironically, however, the threatened destruction of the base is a D-plot at best. Everyone aboard is easily evacuated after a minimum of drama, it's just Lando's [[RunningGag latest ill-starred business venture]] that's in danger. [[spoiler:It is not saved. It is quickly forgotten.]]A later book revealed that the city was successfully rebuilt. [[RunningGag And then Lando lost it in a sabacc game]].
30th May '13 12:49:51 PM whateverist
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* Tais Teng's ''400 Graden In De Schaduw'' features multiple 'walking cities' on Mercury, used to house vat-grown miners.
11th Apr '13 1:16:44 AM Xtifr
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** Robinson also wrote a novel called 2312 that started on Mercury, with the city on tracks.
* ''Saturn's Children'' by Creator/CharlesStross also has a city on tracks, following the terminator; in this case, the protagonist's enemies [[spoiler:[[ChainedToARailway tie her to the tracks]] and leave her for dead]].

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** Robinson also wrote a novel called 2312 ''2312'' that started on Mercury, with the city on tracks.
* ''Saturn's Children'' ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' by Creator/CharlesStross also has a city on tracks, following the terminator; in this case, the protagonist's enemies [[spoiler:[[ChainedToARailway tie her to the tracks]] and leave her for dead]].
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