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16th Aug '16 8:24:43 PM zarpaulus
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* So many space habitats in ''OrionsArm''. There are even Banks Orbitals, though system-encompassing rings are impossible to construct.

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* So many space habitats in ''OrionsArm''. ''WebOriginal/OrionsArm''. There are even Banks Orbitals, though system-encompassing named in honor of Iain Banks in-universe. Star-encompassing rings are impossible to construct.may be found in some systems, but only around small stars like white dwarfs.
9th Aug '16 11:54:30 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''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.

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* ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'': The seven titular ringworlds, which resemble [[Literature/TheCulture Banks's Orbitals]], are superweapons designed to kill off all sentient life in the galaxy. The entirety of ''VideoGame/HaloCombatEvolved'' takes place on a world one of these Halos (Installation 04) resembling Banks' Orbitals 04), which is located at the midpoint between a gas giant and its moon. All of the six other Halos Halo ringwords appear to orbit have originally orbited gas giants as well.well, though Installation 03 eventually found itself somehow orbiting a rocky planet instead.
2nd Jun '16 12:41:11 PM Theriocephalus
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJvbO_rR07g Life on a Donut Planet.
16th May '16 7:38:21 PM KillerClowns
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' Fallen Empires sometimes have ringworlds.

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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'', Fallen Empires sometimes have ringworlds.ringworlds build around stars, and one will occasionally find heavily-guarded ring worlds serving as nature preserves. The building methods in either case are [[LostTechnology long since lost]].
6th May '16 12:20:58 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' Fallen Empires sometimes have ringworlds.
6th May '16 1:07:45 AM PaulA
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* The Creator/{{Anne McCaffrey}} novel ''[[Literature/TheShipWho The City Who Fought]]'' takes place entirely on a cylindrical space station.
15th Apr '16 1:21:04 AM BloodyRoseofHell
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* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJvbO_rR07g Life on a Donut Planet.
28th Mar '16 11:19:36 AM AcePedro
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*{{Film/Interstellar}}: By the end of the movie, [[spoiler: humanity managed to leave Earth and starts inhabitating giant space stations that resembles a Stanford Torus]].
24th Mar '16 5:46:55 PM WillKeaton
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* A ''Defenders'' storyline centered on the [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/tunnelwo.htm Tunnelworld]].

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* A ''Defenders'' storyline centered on the [[http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/tunnelwo.htm Tunnelworld]].
Tunnelworld.]]
24th Mar '16 5:46:39 PM WillKeaton
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These were formerly referred to as "Niven's Rings" by physicists, astronomers, and science fiction writers, after the creator of the concept, author Creator/LarryNiven (who thought it up as a mid-point between a DysonSphere and a planet), in his novel ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'', but, [[{{Defictionalization}} following feasibility studies,]] have since adopted proper nomenclatural names of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_torus "Stanford Torus"]], and, for the larger version, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Ring_(habitat) "Bishop Ring"]], while the term "Niven's Ring" remains the designation for [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale colossal megastructures with a star in their center]].

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These were formerly referred to as "Niven's Rings" by physicists, astronomers, and science fiction writers, after the creator of the concept, author Creator/LarryNiven (who thought it up as a mid-point between a DysonSphere and a planet), in his novel ''Literature/{{Ringworld}}'', but, [[{{Defictionalization}} following feasibility studies,]] have since adopted proper nomenclatural names of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stanford_torus "Stanford Torus"]], Torus,"]] and, for the larger version, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bishop_Ring_(habitat) "Bishop Ring"]], Ring,"]] while the term "Niven's Ring" remains the designation for [[SciFiWritersHaveNoSenseOfScale colossal megastructures with a star in their center]].
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