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19th May '16 9:53:28 PM PaulA
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** Kagan's ''Mirabile'' is about a colony world of that name; it means "wonderful" or "marvelous".

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** Kagan's ''Mirabile'' * Creator/JanetKagan's ''Literature/{{Mirabile}}'' is about a colony world of that name; it means "wonderful" or "marvelous".
18th May '16 2:48:45 AM PaulA
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* The planet ''Hellspark'', in Creator/JanetKagan's book by the same name, is purposely spelled as one word, specifically to cause ambiguity on how it's to be pronounced: Either "Hell Spark" or "Hell's Park". It was originally settled by linguists, according to the planet's popular history.

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* The planet ''Hellspark'', Hellspark, in Creator/JanetKagan's book by the same name, ''Literature/{{Hellspark}}'', is purposely spelled as one word, specifically to cause ambiguity on how it's to be pronounced: Either either "Hell Spark" or "Hell's Park". It was originally settled by linguists, according to the planet's popular history.
14th May '16 1:08:39 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', the SpiritualSuccessor to ''Civilization II'', doesn't do "New X" when you use up your base name list, but the Headquarters for [[ChurchMilitant The Lord's Believers]] is New Jerusalem.

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* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', the SpiritualSuccessor to ''Civilization II'', doesn't do "New X" when you use up your base name list, but the Headquarters for [[ChurchMilitant The Lord's Believers]] is New Jerusalem.



* Capital planets in ''{{Freelancer}}''. All other planets don't have new prefixes. (See below).

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* Capital planets in ''{{Freelancer}}''.''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}''. All other planets don't have new prefixes. (See below).



* "New Gettysburg" in ''StarCraftI'', the big turning-point battle and the beginning of the end of the Confederacy of Man. One wonders why a faction calling itself the Confederacy that uses the Stars and Bars as its flag in a Terran society peppered with DeepSouth stereotypes would name (or not rename) a location named after the real-life counterpart's high-water mark.

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* "New Gettysburg" in ''StarCraftI'', ''VideoGame/StarCraftI'', the big turning-point battle and the beginning of the end of the Confederacy of Man. One wonders why a faction calling itself the Confederacy that uses the Stars and Bars as its flag in a Terran society peppered with DeepSouth stereotypes would name (or not rename) a location named after the real-life counterpart's high-water mark.
11th May '16 12:48:49 AM Morgenthaler
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** Barsoom - the native name for Mars in ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' by EdgarRiceBurroughs. It's a low-gravity world whose colonists have evolved into lanky humanoids.
** Eden and {{Solaris}} - taken from the eponymous novels by StanislawLem. And yes, the second one is a water world with colonists living on islands making up about 3% of the surface.

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** Barsoom - the native name for Mars in ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' by EdgarRiceBurroughs.Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs. It's a low-gravity world whose colonists have evolved into lanky humanoids.
** Eden and {{Solaris}} - taken from the eponymous novels by StanislawLem.Creator/StanislawLem. And yes, the second one is a water world with colonists living on islands making up about 3% of the surface.



* Many of the planet names in ''SwordOfTheStars'' are [[ShoutOut references]] to other media or mythology.

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* Many of the planet names in ''SwordOfTheStars'' ''VideoGame/SwordOfTheStars'' are [[ShoutOut references]] to other media or mythology.



* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' and its ''Alien Crossfire'' expansion give us a couple of these:

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* ''SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'' and its ''Alien Crossfire'' expansion give us a couple of these:
10th May '16 8:43:22 PM PaulA
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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Catteni Series'': Botany.

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* Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's ''Catteni Series'': Botany.''Literature/{{Catteni}}'' series: Botany, founded as a PenalColony, is named after Botany Bay, the site of Britain's first penal colony in Australia.
10th May '16 1:22:38 PM Greenygal
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* In Tanya Huff's Confederation novels, the main character grew up on a colony called Paradise.

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* In Tanya Huff's Confederation Creator/TanyaHuff's ''ConfederationOfValor'' novels, the main character grew up on a colony called Paradise.


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** Kagan's ''Mirabile'' is about a colony world of that name; it means "wonderful" or "marvelous".
8th May '16 8:40:23 PM PaulA
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* AnneMcCaffrey's novel ''Nimisha's Ship'' has a planet named Erewhon with is perfectly descriptive of it.

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* AnneMcCaffrey's Creator/AnneMcCaffrey's novel ''Nimisha's Ship'' has a planet named Erewhon with Erewhon, which is perfectly descriptive of it.



** Pern - obviously taken from ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' by AnneMcCaffrey, who is mentioned by name by another character, except over 20,000 years her name has been mangled into Annette [=McClosky=]. It's implied that the planet was named so because of certain flying reptiles native to it.

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** Pern - obviously taken from ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'' by AnneMcCaffrey, Creator/AnneMcCaffrey, who is mentioned by name by another character, except over 20,000 years her name has been mangled into Annette [=McClosky=]. It's implied that the planet was named so because of certain flying reptiles native to it.
15th Apr '16 3:55:53 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Forever Free'', the sequel to ''TheForeverWar'', has the planet Middle Finger. Whoever named that one had an weird sense of humour.

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* ''Forever Free'', the sequel to ''TheForeverWar'', ''Literature/TheForeverWar'', has the planet Middle Finger. Whoever named that one had an weird sense of humour.



* ''Andromeda'' -- Acheron, Halcyon, Serendipity

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* ''Andromeda'' ''Series/{{Andromeda}}'' -- Acheron, Halcyon, Serendipity



* ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'': Anvil.

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* ''SpaceAboveAndBeyond'': ''Series/SpaceAboveAndBeyond'': Anvil.
21st Mar '16 4:58:22 PM Adeon
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* '''Planet ShoutOut''': Today's pop culture is the mythology of the future, so why not name your planets after planets in famous science fiction books, movies, and television shows?

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* '''Planet ShoutOut''': Today's pop culture is the mythology of the future, so why not name your planets after planets in planets, characters or creators of famous science fiction books, movies, and television shows?
17th Mar '16 11:19:01 PM DarkHunter
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* ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations'': With the exception of the home systems for the game's alien civilizations, many of the star systems are named for other sci-fi or fantasy series. Examples include [[Franchise/StarWars Hoth]], [[Series/StargateSG1 Abydos]], [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings Sauron]], [[VideoGame/StarControl Falayalaralfali]], [[Literature/{{Dune}} Atreides]], and [[Series/DoctorWho Kaled]].
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