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27th Jun '16 4:33:44 PM Willbyr
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However, the [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness science is largely handwaving]]. Visitors may arrive on the world by spaceship, and there might be items of LostTechnology present, but overall the world will feel like LowFantasy -- a [[FeudalFuture feudal]] society with small-scale magic but no BigBad -- and it will share most of the same tropes. Because the "romance" in the title stems from ChivalricRomance, a LoveInterest is not in fact required.

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However, the [[MohsScaleOfSciFiHardness science is largely handwaving]]. Visitors may arrive on the world by spaceship, and there might be items of LostTechnology present, but overall the world will feel like LowFantasy -- a [[FeudalFuture feudal]] {{feudal|Future}} society with small-scale magic but no BigBad -- and it will share most of the same tropes. Because the "romance" in the title stems from ChivalricRomance, a LoveInterest is not in fact required.



12th Jun '16 4:23:52 AM TheFantasyChronicler
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* Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' books were adapted into comics at one point.

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* Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' books were adapted into comics at one point.Paul Pope's version of ComicBook/AdamStrange in ''ComicBook/WednesdayComics''. (Not the mainstream version, whose Rann has too much high-tech stuff.) John Carter was his main inspiration for the series.
* ''ComicBook/{{Den}}'' by Creator/RichardCorben.



* Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs's ''Literature/JohnCarterOfMars'' books were adapted into comics at one point.



* Paul Pope's version of ComicBook/AdamStrange in ''ComicBook/WednesdayComics''. (Not the mainstream version, whose Rann has too much high-tech stuff.) John Carter was his main inspiration for the series.
* ''ComicBook/{{Den}}'' by Creator/RichardCorben.



* The second half of ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''.



* ''Film/JohnCarter''.



* The second half of ''Disney/AtlantisTheLostEmpire''.
* ''Film/JohnCarter''.



* Most of ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy'' by Creator/CSLewis, including ''Out of the Silent Planet'' (set on Mars) and ''Perelandra'' (set on Venus) but not ''That Hideous Strength'', which takes place on Earth.

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* Most ''The Book of ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy'' Ptath'' by Creator/CSLewis, including ''Out Creator/AEVanVogt.
* The ''Bunduki'' series by Creator/JTEdson.
* ''Literature/{{Coyote}}'' by Creator/AllenSteele (though it's technically a moon, not a planet. Lunar romance?)
* ''Literature/TheDarkangelTrilogy''.
* ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'', Creator/MarionZimmerBradley
* ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'', the entire series by Anne [=McCaffrey=], [[HighConcept features]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] [[InSpace on an alien world]].
* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' by Frank Herbert. The book, while perfectly serviceable as a straight example, is actually a DeconstructorFleet
of the Silent Planet'' (set on Mars) and ''Perelandra'' (set on Venus) but not ''That Hideous Strength'', which takes place on Earth.genre's conventions. [[Film/{{Dune}} David Lynch's]] FilmOfTheBook plays the tropes much straighter.



* ''Literature/MajipoorSeries'', Creator/RobertSilverberg

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* ''Literature/MajipoorSeries'', Creator/RobertSilverbergBrian Aldiss's ''Literature/{{Helliconia}}'' series.
* ''Ivory'', Doris Egan.



* ''Literature/{{Darkover}}'', Creator/MarionZimmerBradley
* ''Literature/DragonridersOfPern'', the entire series by Anne [=McCaffrey=], [[HighConcept features]] [[OurDragonsAreDifferent dragons]] [[InSpace on an alien world]].
* ''Literature/{{Dune}}'' by Frank Herbert. The book, while perfectly serviceable as a straight example, is actually a DeconstructorFleet of the genre's conventions. [[Film/{{Dune}} David Lynch's]] FilmOfTheBook plays the tropes much straighter.
* ''Literature/{{Gor}}'', John Norman.



* ''Ivory'', Doris Egan.
* Creator/SheriSTepper's ''Literature/TheTrueGame'' series.
* ''Literature/{{Coyote}}'' by Creator/AllenSteele (though it's technically a moon, not a planet. Lunar romance?)
* Creator/LeighBrackett's Mars, Venus, and Skaith series, which are essentially LowFantasy DarkerAndEdgier versions of Burrough's series.
* ''Literature/TheLordsOfCreation'' series by S. M. Stirling is set in a present day AlternateHistory where Mars and Venus, thanks to the intervention of AncientAstronauts, are similar to the worlds portrayed in Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs novels.



* Gary Poulsen's ''Literature/TheTransallSaga'', although it has no magic.
* Brian Aldiss's ''Literature/{{Helliconia}}'' series.

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* Gary Poulsen's ''Literature/TheTransallSaga'', although it has no magic.
''Literature/TheLordsOfCreation'' series by S. M. Stirling is set in a present day AlternateHistory where Mars and Venus, thanks to the intervention of AncientAstronauts, are similar to the worlds portrayed in Creator/EdgarRiceBurroughs novels.
* Brian Aldiss's ''Literature/{{Helliconia}}'' series.''Literature/MajipoorSeries'', Creator/RobertSilverberg
* Creator/LeighBrackett's Mars, Venus, and Skaith series, which are essentially LowFantasy DarkerAndEdgier versions of Burrough's series.
* The ''Literature/NovelsOfTheJaran'' start this way, but become more sci-fi as the series progresses.
* ''Old Mars'' and ''Old Venus'' are two (forthcoming) anthologies edited by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Gardner Dozois homaging old planetary romance stories set on Mars and Venus.



* ''Literature/TheDarkangelTrilogy''.
* The ''Literature/NovelsOfTheJaran'' start this way, but become more sci-fi as the series progresses.
* The ''Bunduki'' series by Creator/JTEdson.

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* ''Literature/TheDarkangelTrilogy''.
In Mark Hodder's ''A Red Sun Also Rises'', a doubting priest and his hunchbacked sexton are taken by a tribe of cannibals and transported to an alien world which starts their adventure.
* The ''Literature/NovelsOfTheJaran'' start this way, Most of ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy'' by Creator/CSLewis, including ''Out of the Silent Planet'' (set on Mars) and ''Perelandra'' (set on Venus) but become more sci-fi as not ''That Hideous Strength'', which takes place on Earth.
* Ray Cummings' ''Tama of
the series progresses.
Light Country'' is a surprisingly feminist work for 1930. It also zilches the one-culture-per-planet rule. Tama is a very young woman who leads a revolt of "winged virgins" against a long-established law that women must have their wings amputated (sans anesthesia) upon marriage.
* The ''Bunduki'' series ''Terminal World'' by Creator/JTEdson.Creator/AlastairReynolds, is set in the far future on a planet hinted to be a terraformed Mars.
* Gary Poulsen's ''Literature/TheTransallSaga'', although it has no magic.
* Creator/SheriSTepper's ''Literature/TheTrueGame'' series.



* ''Terminal World'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds, is set in the far future on a planet hinted to be a terraformed Mars.
* ''Old Mars'' and ''Old Venus'' are two (forthcoming) anthologies edited by Creator/GeorgeRRMartin and Gardner Dozois homaging old planetary romance stories set on Mars and Venus.
* ''The Book of Ptath'' by Creator/AEVanVogt.
* Ray Cummings' ''Tama of the Light Country'' is a surprisingly feminist work for 1930. It also zilches the one-culture-per-planet rule. Tama is a very young woman who leads a revolt of "winged virgins" against a long-established law that women must have their wings amputated (sans anesthesia) upon marriage.
* In Mark Hodder's ''A Red Sun Also Rises'', a doubting priest and his hunchbacked sexton are taken by a tribe of cannibals and transported to an alien world which starts their adventure.



* ''TabletopGame/BluePlanet'' from Fantasy Flight Games is set on the [[SingleBiomePlanet water world]] of Poseidon and exploring it and surviving its inherent dangers are major parts of most campaigns. As a twist to its obvious "new colony" setting it's actually [[spoiler: inhabited by SufficientlyAdvancedAliens.]]



* ''TabletopGame/SkyrealmsOfJorune'' had almost unplayable game mechanics, but an overwhelmingly complex and facinating alien world setting that also incorporated AfterTheEnd.

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* ''TabletopGame/SkyrealmsOfJorune'' had almost unplayable game mechanics, but an overwhelmingly complex ''[[TabletopGame/GURPSSettings GURPS Planet Krishna]]'' adapts Creator/LSpragueDeCamp's ''Literature/ViagensInterplanetarias'' series, and facinating alien world setting that also incorporated AfterTheEnd.''[[TabletopGame/GURPSSettings GURPS Planet of Adventure]]'' is based on Creator/JackVance's ''Literature/PlanetOfAdventure'' series.



* ''TabletopGame/BluePlanet'' from Fantasy Flight Games is set on the [[SingleBiomePlanet water world]] of Poseidon and exploring it and surviving its inherent dangers are major parts of most campaigns. As a twist to its obvious "new colony" setting it's actually [[spoiler: inhabited by SufficientlyAdvancedAliens.]]
* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' is [[VictorianBritain Victorian]] colonial adventures on carefully described planets with a heavy dose of SteamPunk. Unlike most planetary romances, the science (particularly the one which is based on different natural laws and thus doesn't really work in our world) is carefully described.
* ''[[TabletopGame/GURPSSettings GURPS Planet Krishna]]'' adapts Creator/LSpragueDeCamp's ''Literature/ViagensInterplanetarias'' series, and ''[[TabletopGame/GURPSSettings GURPS Planet of Adventure]]'' is based on Creator/JackVance's ''Literature/PlanetOfAdventure'' series.



* ''TabletopGame/SkyrealmsOfJorune'' had almost unplayable game mechanics, but an overwhelmingly complex and facinating alien world setting that also incorporated AfterTheEnd.
* ''TabletopGame/{{Space 1889}}'' is [[VictorianBritain Victorian]] colonial adventures on carefully described planets with a heavy dose of SteamPunk. Unlike most planetary romances, the science (particularly the one which is based on different natural laws and thus doesn't really work in our world) is carefully described.



* ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'' kicks off with the heroes crash landing on a planet. They first arrive in an alien world inhabited by cat people who use magic and OrganicTechnology, but later regions accessed in the game could easily look like medieval europe, complete with celts as inhabitants who worship ancient celtic deities.



* The ''Franchise/StarOcean'' series.
* ''Franchise/{{Ultima}}: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams''



* ''VideoGame/{{Albion}}'' kicks off with the heroes crash landing on a planet. They first arrive in an alien world inhabited by cat people who use magic and OrganicTechnology, but later regions accessed in the game could easily look like medieval europe, complete with celts as inhabitants who worship ancient celtic deities.



* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', focuses on the planet Chiron where 7(later 14) factions vie for control over the planet.



* ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' series
* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', focuses on the planet Chiron where 7(later 14) factions vie for control over the planet.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Oddworld}}'' series
The ''Franchise/StarOcean'' series.
* ''VideoGame/SidMeiersAlphaCentauri'', focuses on the planet Chiron where 7(later 14) factions vie for control over the planet.''Franchise/{{Ultima}}: Worlds of Adventure 2: Martian Dreams''



* ''[[http://www.perilsonplanetx.com Perils on Planet X.]]''



* ''[[http://www.perilsonplanetx.com Perils on Planet X.]]''



* The ''Den'' and ''Taarna'' segments from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal.''



* The ''Den'' and ''Taarna'' segments from ''WesternAnimation/HeavyMetal.''
11th Jun '16 9:22:05 AM kikiandlala
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* In Mark Hodder's ''A Red Sun Also Rises'', a doubting priest and his hunchbacked sexton are taken by a tribe of cannibals and transported to an alien world which starts their adventure.
7th Jun '16 3:48:36 PM eroock
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->''I wanted to write about imaginary worlds. Now that our whole planet has been explored other planets are the only place you can put them.''

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->''I ->''"I wanted to write about imaginary worlds. Now that our whole planet has been explored other planets are the only place you can put them.''"''
2nd Jun '16 10:48:32 PM PaulA
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* Creator/LSpragueDeCamp's ''Viagens Interplanetarias'' series is an attempt to do a semi-Hard SF version of Burroughs.

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* Creator/LSpragueDeCamp's ''Viagens Interplanetarias'' ''Literature/ViagensInterplanetarias'' series is an attempt to do a semi-Hard SF version of Burroughs.



* ''[[TabletopGame/GURPSSettings GURPS Planet Krishna]]'' adapts Creator/LSpragueDeCamp's ''Viagens Interplanetarias'' series, and ''[[TabletopGame/GURPSSettings GURPS Planet of Adventure]]'' is based on Creator/JackVance's ''Literature/PlanetOfAdventure'' series.

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* ''[[TabletopGame/GURPSSettings GURPS Planet Krishna]]'' adapts Creator/LSpragueDeCamp's ''Viagens Interplanetarias'' ''Literature/ViagensInterplanetarias'' series, and ''[[TabletopGame/GURPSSettings GURPS Planet of Adventure]]'' is based on Creator/JackVance's ''Literature/PlanetOfAdventure'' series.
17th Dec '15 5:50:45 AM DarkStarling
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''[='=]s Golarion is set up to facilitate this. The elves are actually of alien descent, and their ancient portals to other planets still exist. Some creatures such as nightgaunts can fly through space. Spells which allow this kind of travel are listed. The entire Distant Worlds source book exists to flesh out the rest of the solar system as well, which generally consists of a mix of earlier ideas of the solar system mixed with eldritch horror. 'Mercury' is a sun-baked world inhabited by robots with scattered habitable ice caverns, 'Venus' is a jungle with dinosaur riding amazons and is the homeworld of the elves, 'Mars' is a dying world covered in ancient ruins and is home to Expies of [[JohnCarterOfMars Green Martians]] and so on.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''[='=]s Golarion is set up to facilitate this. The elves are actually of alien descent, and their ancient portals to other planets still exist. Some creatures such as nightgaunts can fly through space. Spells which allow this kind of travel are listed. The entire Distant Worlds source book exists to flesh out the rest of the solar system as well, which generally consists of a mix of earlier ideas of the solar system mixed with eldritch horror. 'Mercury' is a sun-baked world inhabited by robots with scattered habitable ice caverns, 'Venus' is a jungle with dinosaur riding amazons and is the homeworld of the elves, 'Mars' is a dying world covered in ancient ruins and is home to Expies of [[JohnCarterOfMars Green Martians]] and a colony of [[AtTheMountainsOfMadness Elder Things]], and so on.
17th Dec '15 5:49:43 AM DarkStarling
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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''[='=]s Golarion is set up to facilitate this. The elves left for another planet through portals. Some creatures such as nightgaunts can fly through space. Spells which allow this kind of travel are listed. The entire Distant Worlds source book was designed to facilitate this.

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* ''TabletopGame/{{Pathfinder}}''[='=]s Golarion is set up to facilitate this. The elves left for another planet through portals.are actually of alien descent, and their ancient portals to other planets still exist. Some creatures such as nightgaunts can fly through space. Spells which allow this kind of travel are listed. The entire Distant Worlds source book was designed exists to facilitate this.flesh out the rest of the solar system as well, which generally consists of a mix of earlier ideas of the solar system mixed with eldritch horror. 'Mercury' is a sun-baked world inhabited by robots with scattered habitable ice caverns, 'Venus' is a jungle with dinosaur riding amazons and is the homeworld of the elves, 'Mars' is a dying world covered in ancient ruins and is home to Expies of [[JohnCarterOfMars Green Martians]] and so on.
13th Dec '15 5:12:43 PM nombretomado
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* A lot of the early, world-hopping stories in XMen and ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} are like this, usually written by Chris Claremont and/or Alan Davis, and of course usually centering around Nightcrawler (and sometimes Shadowcat or Wolverine).

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* A lot of the early, world-hopping stories in XMen ComicBook/XMen and ComicBook/{{Excalibur}} are like this, usually written by Chris Claremont and/or Alan Davis, and of course usually centering around Nightcrawler (and sometimes Shadowcat or Wolverine).
15th Jul '15 6:49:12 AM VoxAquila
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** From the same writer: the ''Tom Rynosseros'' stories, featuring a [[SandIsWater sandship]] captain in a far future Australia, now [[PersecutionFlip reclaimed]] by the Aboriginal nations.

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** From the same writer: the ''Tom Rynosseros'' stories, writer: ''Literature/TheAdventuresOfTomRynosseros'', featuring a [[SandIsWater sandship]] captain in a far future Australia, now [[PersecutionFlip reclaimed]] by the Aboriginal nations.
5th Jun '15 8:09:52 PM kchishol
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* ''ComicBook/{{Den'}}' by Creator/RichardCorben.

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* ''ComicBook/{{Den'}}' ''ComicBook/{{Den}}'' by Creator/RichardCorben.
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