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11th Jan '16 7:49:37 PM ImpudentInfidel
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** Several, actually. Apparently, all known races use the same exact design for their space stations, right down to the color scheme.
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** Several, actually. Apparently, all known races use the same exact design for their space stations, right down to the color scheme. They were originally built by a galactic empire that has since fallen, and a big part of your job is getting them into a usable state.
4th Aug '15 2:07:39 AM justanid
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[[quoteright:300:[[http://settlement.%% NASA space colony art by Rick Guidice: http://settlement.arc.nasa.gov/70sArt/art.html http://static.html [[quoteright:350:http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/AC75-1086-1q.jpeg]] ]] org/pmwiki/pub/images/nasa_id_ac75_1086_1_by_rick_guidice.jpg]] %%[[caption-width-right:350:some caption text]]
2nd Aug '15 7:45:09 PM sadron
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Culled for redundancy
One of the WorldShapes more often found in ScienceFiction than in {{Fantasy}}, a Ring World Planet is a world that is [[ShapedLikeItself a world in the shape of a concave cylinder]]. The horizon curves up, not down, but only in one dimension, meaning that the ground in that direction would be "uphill"[[note]]If gravity is generated by spinning the cylinder, it would only ''look'' like it was uphill. The surface would be "level" as far as walking, water flow, etc is concerned.[[/note]] unless the ring is large enough that the curve is impossible to notice over small distances. The sides of the cylinder will be walls, with or without a "ceiling." These can range in size from a true DysonSphere to a cylindrical space station. These variants of worlds usually at least pay some lip service to the known laws of physics, since a spinning ring generates a centrifugal force that could be used instead of gravity. However to exist for real, particularly large ones over a few dozen kilometers would have to be made of {{Unobtainium}}.
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One of the WorldShapes more often found in ScienceFiction than in {{Fantasy}}, a Ring World Planet is a world that is [[ShapedLikeItself a world in the shape of a concave cylinder]]. The horizon curves up, not down, but only in one dimension, meaning that the ground in that direction would be "uphill"[[note]]If gravity is generated by spinning the cylinder, it would only ''look'' like it was uphill. The surface would be "level" as far as walking, water flow, etc is concerned.[[/note]] unless the ring is large enough that the curve is impossible to notice over small distances. The sides of the cylinder will be walls, with or without a "ceiling." These can range in size from a true DysonSphere to a cylindrical space station. These variants of worlds usually at least pay some lip service to the known laws of physics, since a spinning ring generates a centrifugal force that could be used instead of gravity. However to exist for real, particularly large ones over a few dozen kilometers would have to be made of {{Unobtainium}}.
13th Jul '15 5:19:55 AM MachRider1985
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[[folder:FanWorks]] * ''Fanfic/ACrownOfStars'': Several artificial worlds of the Empire of Avalon are built like this. Shinji and Asuka see several of them as soon as they step through the dimensional portal. [[/folder]]
29th Jun '15 9:14:44 AM Saber15
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Compare PlanetSpaceship.
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Compare PlanetSpaceship.PlanetSpaceship, and the super-trope CentrifugalGravity.
16th May '15 5:26:02 PM nombretomado
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* ''{{Halo}}'' takes place on a world (Installation 04) resembling Banks' Orbitals at the midpoint between a gas giant and its moon. All of the other Halos appear to orbit gas giants as well.
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* ''{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' takes place on a world (Installation 04) resembling Banks' Orbitals at the midpoint between a gas giant and its moon. All of the other Halos appear to orbit gas giants as well.
14th Apr '15 11:12:04 AM nombretomado
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* ''DarwinsSoldiers: Card of Ten'' takes place primarily on one of these.
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* ''DarwinsSoldiers: ''Roleplay/DarwinsSoldiers: Card of Ten'' takes place primarily on one of these.
30th Mar '15 10:12:25 AM nombretomado
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* ''[[EscapeVelocity EV Nova]]'' has several of these, mostly ring-around-a-planet style. Though one is (for all intents and purposes) THE {{Ringworld}}. (The Polaris use that one for effectively infinite farmland.)
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* ''[[EscapeVelocity ''[[VideoGame/EscapeVelocity EV Nova]]'' has several of these, mostly ring-around-a-planet style. Though one is (for all intents and purposes) THE {{Ringworld}}. (The Polaris use that one for effectively infinite farmland.)
1st Mar '15 5:51:10 AM SeptimusHeap
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* The {{Anne McCaffrey}} novel ''[[TheShipWho The City Who Fought]]'' takes place entirely on a cylindrical space station. * The Titans in JohnVarley's Literature/GaeaTrilogy are ''[[spoiler:living]]'' ringworlds. * In ''ForYourSafety'' the Groupmind builds a Ring around Earth for the humans it had to overthrow in order to save, where they can live in peace under its watchful eye. Though construction time is estimated at 1500 years so the humans have to be put in stasis until then.
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* The {{Anne Creator/{{Anne McCaffrey}} novel ''[[TheShipWho ''[[Literature/TheShipWho The City Who Fought]]'' takes place entirely on a cylindrical space station. * The Titans in JohnVarley's Creator/JohnVarley's Literature/GaeaTrilogy are ''[[spoiler:living]]'' ringworlds. * In ''ForYourSafety'' ''Literature/ForYourSafety'' the Groupmind builds a Ring around Earth for the humans it had to overthrow in order to save, where they can live in peace under its watchful eye. Though construction time is estimated at 1500 years so the humans have to be put in stasis until then.

* Sigil from ''DungeonsAndDragons'' Planescape setting is this. It's also a sort of hub that connects to all the other planes of existence.
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* Sigil from ''DungeonsAndDragons'' ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons'' Planescape setting is this. It's also a sort of hub that connects to all the other planes of existence.
20th Dec '14 9:26:57 PM Ptorquemada
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* Most of the changes made to the novel for the film ''Film/StarshipTroopers'' were execrable, but one of the ones that wasn't was a spaceship docking ring surrounding the entire Earth linked to the surface by space elevators.
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