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24th Jun '16 12:46:52 PM Galacton
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* [[ShiftingSandLand Desert Planets]] -- These [[CaliforniaDoubling look like the cheaper parts of California]], and are thus very common. May have aliens that act like Bedouin or Touareg, and a thriving black market on water. [[BinarySuns Multiple suns are common]]. Mars is sort of a desert planet, but with no breathable atmosphere, although recent discoveries pretty reliably show that it's an Ice Planet as well -- it's just that all that ice is ''under'' the desert. Desert Planets are fairly realistic as these sorts of planets go, as long as there is ''some'' water. Any place that is sufficiently arid becomes a desert, but some ocean (say, 20% of the planet's surface) would be needed to support the plant life needed to create a breathable atmosphere.

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* [[ShiftingSandLand Desert Planets]] -- These [[CaliforniaDoubling look like the cheaper parts of California]], and are thus very common. May have aliens that act like Bedouin or Touareg, and a thriving black market on water. [[BinarySuns Multiple suns are common]]. Mars is sort of a desert planet, but with no breathable atmosphere, although recent discoveries pretty reliably show that it's an Ice Planet as well -- it's just that all that ice is ''under'' the desert. Desert Planets are fairly realistic as these sorts of planets go, as long as there is ''some'' water. Any place that is sufficiently arid becomes a desert, but some ocean (say, 20% of the planet's surface) surface), or underground water would be needed to support the plant life needed to create a breathable atmosphere.
11th Jun '16 12:24:09 AM Morgenthaler
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** Many HumanxCommonwealth novels were set on his own versions of DeathWorld (Prism in ''Sentenced to Prism''), Desert Planet (Jast in ''Sliding Scales'', Pyrassis in ''Reunion''), Ice Planet (Tran-Ky-Ky in ''Icerigger'', Treetrunk on ''Dirge''), Ocean Planet (''Cachalot''), [[UpToEleven Jungle Planet]] (''Midworld''), Jungle In A Swamp Planet (Fluva in ''Drowning World''), Even Soggier Than Vancouver Pine Forest Planet (Moth in ''For Love Of Mother-Not''), etc. He's even got Cave Planet (Longtunnel), NoBiochemicalBarriers Planet (Quofum), and Vacation Paradise Planet (New Riviera) thrown into the mix.

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** Many HumanxCommonwealth Literature/HumanxCommonwealth novels were set on his own versions of DeathWorld (Prism in ''Sentenced to Prism''), Desert Planet (Jast in ''Sliding Scales'', Pyrassis in ''Reunion''), Ice Planet (Tran-Ky-Ky in ''Icerigger'', Treetrunk on ''Dirge''), Ocean Planet (''Cachalot''), [[UpToEleven Jungle Planet]] (''Midworld''), Jungle In A Swamp Planet (Fluva in ''Drowning World''), Even Soggier Than Vancouver Pine Forest Planet (Moth in ''For Love Of Mother-Not''), etc. He's even got Cave Planet (Longtunnel), NoBiochemicalBarriers Planet (Quofum), and Vacation Paradise Planet (New Riviera) thrown into the mix.



* Parodied in Creator/RayBradbury's short story "The Earth Men" (incorporated into ''TheMartianChronicles''). Some Earth-astronauts go to Mars, and the local Martians think they're nutters just claiming to be aliens, so the astronauts find themselves locked up in the loony bin. While there, several other loonies claim to be from Earth, and each say that Earth is a "massive jungle planet," a world covered with just oceans, or just desert, etc.

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* Parodied in Creator/RayBradbury's short story "The Earth Men" (incorporated into ''TheMartianChronicles'').''Literature/TheMartianChronicles''). Some Earth-astronauts go to Mars, and the local Martians think they're nutters just claiming to be aliens, so the astronauts find themselves locked up in the loony bin. While there, several other loonies claim to be from Earth, and each say that Earth is a "massive jungle planet," a world covered with just oceans, or just desert, etc.



* In C.S. Friedman's ''MadnessSeason'', the protagonist at one point looks up archive footage of the Tyr's home planet. He's somewhat unnerved to find endless unbroken kilometers of lush blue plant growth from pole to pole, broken only by oceans teeming with life. [[spoiler:It turns out he's only viewing it during a very narrow portion of its solar orbit; nine years out of ten, the planet is either a frozen wasteland as its orbit carries it out to the far reaches of the solar system, or a boiling hellhole as it comes too near the sun. It looks as nice as it does during spring because all the planet's life has to put out as much growth as it can during the brief live periods.]]

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* In C.S. Friedman's ''MadnessSeason'', ''Literature/MadnessSeason'', the protagonist at one point looks up archive footage of the Tyr's home planet. He's somewhat unnerved to find endless unbroken kilometers of lush blue plant growth from pole to pole, broken only by oceans teeming with life. [[spoiler:It turns out he's only viewing it during a very narrow portion of its solar orbit; nine years out of ten, the planet is either a frozen wasteland as its orbit carries it out to the far reaches of the solar system, or a boiling hellhole as it comes too near the sun. It looks as nice as it does during spring because all the planet's life has to put out as much growth as it can during the brief live periods.]]
10th Jun '16 7:42:30 PM Theriocephalus
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** The fourth game takes place across the Kaurava system, consisting of four Single Biome Planets: Kaurava I is a PlanetCity, KauravaII is all tropical jungle, Kaurava III is entirely made of ochre wasteland, and Kaurava IV has been taken over by Chaos and so looks nothing on Earth.
** The sequel and its expansions all happen in a single subsector, which consists of Meridian (PlanetCity), Calderis (Desert World, but it has some verdant areas), Typhon (Jungle World, [[spoiler:later a barren ball of lava]]). Aurelia returns from the Warp in the Chaos Rising, where it's become an Ice World during its centuries outside of realspace.

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** The fourth game takes place across the Kaurava system, consisting of four Single Biome Planets: Kaurava I is a PlanetCity, KauravaII CityPlanet, Kaurava II is all tropical jungle, Kaurava III is entirely made of ochre wasteland, and Kaurava IV has been taken over by Chaos and so looks nothing on Earth.
** The sequel and its expansions all happen in a single subsector, which consists of Meridian (PlanetCity), (CityPlanet), Calderis (Desert World, but it has some verdant areas), Typhon (Jungle World, [[spoiler:later a barren ball of lava]]). Aurelia returns from the Warp in the Chaos Rising, where it's become an Ice World during its centuries outside of realspace.



* While the "real" planets in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' are naturally realistically varied as far as we can tell, all of the Lands generated by [[TheGamePlaysYou Sburb]], in addition to the Skaian Battlefield, are fairly creative examples of this. Justified in that being single-biome planets is the entire point of the Lands as game constructs.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'':
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While the "real" planets in ''Webcomic/{{Homestuck}}'' (Earth and Alternia) are naturally realistically varied as far as we can tell, all of the Lands generated by [[TheGamePlaysYou Sburb]], in addition to the Skaian Battlefield, are fairly creative examples of this. this (such as a planet entirely of blue stone covered by glowing blue forests and lakes and rivers of tar, or one covered in molten lava dotted with islands of metal and clockwork). Justified in that being single-biome planets is the entire point of the Lands as game constructs.constructs.
** In the Alpha timeline, the Condesce floods the Earth, artificially turning it into an Ocean Planet to make it more hospitable for an aquatic alien such as herself.
7th Jun '16 2:27:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* Trantor isn't the only Single Biome Planet in the {{Foundation}} series.

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* Trantor isn't the only Single Biome Planet in the {{Foundation}} Literature/{{Foundation}} series.
2nd Jun '16 8:02:45 PM PaulA
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* Justified in the ''To The Stars'' trilogy by Creator/HarryHarrison. An imperialistic Earth has terraformed a number of planets (with a [[PlanetOfHats custom-made culture]] as well), each one dedicated to farming, production or mining of one particular resource. The idea being that none of them have the diverse resources [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression needed to launch a revolt]].

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* Justified in the ''To The Stars'' ''Literature/ToTheStars'' trilogy by Creator/HarryHarrison. An imperialistic Earth has terraformed a number of planets (with a [[PlanetOfHats custom-made culture]] as well), each one dedicated to farming, production or mining of one particular resource. The idea being that none of them have the diverse resources [[TheWarOfEarthlyAggression needed to launch a revolt]].
2nd Jun '16 7:20:07 AM Sharlee
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** Many HumanxCommonwealth novels were set on his own versions of DeathWorld (Prism in ''Sentenced to Prism''), Desert Planet (Jast in ''Sliding Scales'', Pyrassis in ''Reunion''), Ice Planet (Tran-Ky-Ky in ''Icerigger'', Treetrunk on ''Dirge''), Ocean Planet (''Cachalot''), [[UpToEleven Jungle Planet]] (''Midworld''), Jungle In A Swamp Planet (Fluva in ''Drowning World''), Even Soggier Than Vancouver Pine Forest Planet (Moth in ''For Love Of Mother-Not''), etc. He's even got Cave Planet (Longtunnel) and Vacation Paradise Planet (New Riviera) thrown into the mix.

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** Many HumanxCommonwealth novels were set on his own versions of DeathWorld (Prism in ''Sentenced to Prism''), Desert Planet (Jast in ''Sliding Scales'', Pyrassis in ''Reunion''), Ice Planet (Tran-Ky-Ky in ''Icerigger'', Treetrunk on ''Dirge''), Ocean Planet (''Cachalot''), [[UpToEleven Jungle Planet]] (''Midworld''), Jungle In A Swamp Planet (Fluva in ''Drowning World''), Even Soggier Than Vancouver Pine Forest Planet (Moth in ''For Love Of Mother-Not''), etc. He's even got Cave Planet (Longtunnel) (Longtunnel), NoBiochemicalBarriers Planet (Quofum), and Vacation Paradise Planet (New Riviera) thrown into the mix.
28th May '16 11:54:15 PM Theriocephalus
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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise is known for them: Hoth is an ice planet, Tatooine and Jakku are desert planets, Coruscant is a city planet, Endor is a forest moon, Dagobah is a swamp planet, Bespin is a cloud planet, Kamino is an ocean planet, Mustafar is a volcanic planet, and Takodana is a lakeland planet. Nearly all the classifications described above occur in the movies.

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* The ''Franchise/StarWars'' franchise is known for them: Hoth is an ice planet, Tatooine and Jakku are desert planets, Coruscant is a city planet, Endor is a forest moon, Dagobah is a swamp planet, Bespin is a cloud planet, Kamino is an and Ahch-To are ocean planet, planets, Mustafar is a volcanic planet, and Takodana is a lakeland planet. Nearly all the classifications described above occur in the movies.
26th May '16 11:25:37 PM Doug86
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** Cloral currently has one piece of dry land. Eelong is never stated to be completely jungle, the whole book just happens to have taken place in a jungle region. [[AllInTheManual In the expanded works]], Denduron is shown to be almost completely covered in ice with only some temperate zones near the equator.

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** Cloral currently has one piece of dry land. Eelong is never stated to be completely jungle, the whole book just happens to have taken place in a jungle region. [[AllInTheManual [[AllThereInTheManual In the expanded works]], Denduron is shown to be almost completely covered in ice with only some temperate zones near the equator.
17th May '16 8:57:50 PM zarpaulus
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' playable species originate on one of seven planet types and prefer to colonize planets of the same or within one or two "steps" with the types in a wheel configuration: Continental (Earth-like), Ocean, Arctic, Tundra, Arid, Desert, and Tropical. Though terraforming can shift the type one step at a time and GeneticAdaptation can alter the species' preference by a similar amount. There are also a number of uninhabitable planets that can't be colonized or terraformed but can be mined for resources, and Gaia worlds that are miraculously as hospitable to all species as their own homeworlds, and Tomb Worlds whose prior inhabitants nuked themselves into oblivion but on rare occasions have [[UpliftedAnimal upliftable]] species that can be used to colonize other Tomb Worlds.
11th May '16 12:49:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* While averted, for the most part, in Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the planet Solaris is 97% water with several hundred islands making up the only dry land. The name, of course, comes from StanislawLem's [[{{Solaris}} eponymous novel]], and is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in-universe, although the first-person titular protagonist points out that ''this'' Solaris doesn't have a [[GeniusLoci sentient ocean]]. The colonists live on those islands and enjoy nice weather (something you ''wouldn't'' have on a world that's mostly water). Additionally, the flora and fauna appears to be stuck in the Sillurian Period, meaning there's nothing in the water to threaten humans. Instead, humans have introduced fish (the kind that can be fished, not the kind that can eat you whole) and sea mammals (e.g. dolphins, whales).

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* While averted, for the most part, in Creator/MikhailAkhmanov and Christopher Nicholas Gilmore's ''Literature/CaptainFrenchOrTheQuestForParadise'', the planet Solaris is 97% water with several hundred islands making up the only dry land. The name, of course, comes from StanislawLem's Creator/StanislawLem's [[{{Solaris}} eponymous novel]], and is [[LampshadeHanging lampshaded]] in-universe, although the first-person titular protagonist points out that ''this'' Solaris doesn't have a [[GeniusLoci sentient ocean]]. The colonists live on those islands and enjoy nice weather (something you ''wouldn't'' have on a world that's mostly water). Additionally, the flora and fauna appears to be stuck in the Sillurian Period, meaning there's nothing in the water to threaten humans. Instead, humans have introduced fish (the kind that can be fished, not the kind that can eat you whole) and sea mammals (e.g. dolphins, whales).
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