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19th Jan '17 5:27:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* In RobertCharlesWilson's ''Literature/{{Spin}}'', when the Earth is placed under a membrane that slows down time (which means that for the people of Earth the Sun will expand in a few decades), humans successfully terraform Mars; a whole civilisation appears there within a few years (for those on Earth)/a few millennia (for the people of Mars - humans who have evolved slightly differently.)

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* In RobertCharlesWilson's Creator/RobertCharlesWilson's ''Literature/{{Spin}}'', when the Earth is placed under a membrane that slows down time (which means that for the people of Earth the Sun will expand in a few decades), humans successfully terraform Mars; a whole civilisation appears there within a few years (for those on Earth)/a few millennia (for the people of Mars - humans who have evolved slightly differently.)



* ''Cthulhu's Reign'', edited by Darrell Schweitzer, is a CthulhuMythos anthology of short stories on what [[strike:life]] existence on Earth would be like [[strike:if]] when the Old Ones return. There are several references to the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s 'terra-deforming' the Earth so it's more suited to themselves.
* In one ArthurCClarke novel Mars is being terraformed by selection and spread of oxygen-generating plants native to Mars, as well as by turning Deimos into a coninuous thermonuclear explosion, effectively providing the planet more sunlight than the Earth gets for a hundred years.
* In ''{{Helm}}'', Epsilon Erdani II -- known to its settlers as Agatsu.

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* ''Cthulhu's Reign'', edited by Darrell Schweitzer, is a CthulhuMythos Franchise/CthulhuMythos anthology of short stories on what [[strike:life]] existence on Earth would be like [[strike:if]] when the Old Ones return. There are several references to the {{Eldritch Abomination}}s 'terra-deforming' the Earth so it's more suited to themselves.
* In one ArthurCClarke Creator/ArthurCClarke novel Mars is being terraformed by selection and spread of oxygen-generating plants native to Mars, as well as by turning Deimos into a coninuous thermonuclear explosion, effectively providing the planet more sunlight than the Earth gets for a hundred years.
* In ''{{Helm}}'', ''Literature/{{Helm}}'', Epsilon Erdani II -- known to its settlers as Agatsu.



* ''Savior'' by RobertReed - A rapidly failing alien starship uses a massive laser cannon to melt the ice bergs to try and make the Earth habitable for them. Naturally, this [[NukeEm doesn't go to well]] for the aliens.

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* ''Savior'' by RobertReed Creator/RobertReed - A rapidly failing alien starship uses a massive laser cannon to melt the ice bergs to try and make the Earth habitable for them. Naturally, this [[NukeEm doesn't go to well]] for the aliens.



* Kin Arad's job in the TerryPratchett book {{Strata}}.

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* Kin Arad's job in the TerryPratchett Creator/TerryPratchett book {{Strata}}.Literature/{{Strata}}.
3rd Jan '17 10:21:05 PM tytoman
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* The Gems of ''WesternAnimation/StevenUniverse'' have colonized multiple worlds in this fashion, and would have ''hollowed out the Earth'' if the Crystal Gems hadn't rebelled. There's been off hand mention of certain types of Gem with powers designed for this purpose, which explains quite a bit about [[MakingASplash Lapis]] [[PersonOfMassDestruction Lazuli]].
26th Dec '16 1:31:58 PM nombretomado
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** ''BeastMachines'' ends with [[spoiler:Cybertron being turned into a technorganic paradise, with most of the Cybertronians restored as technorganic lifeforms]]. Unfortunately, this required the HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler:Optimus Primal, who pulled a TakingYouWithMe on Megatron]].

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** ''BeastMachines'' ''WesternAnimation/BeastMachines'' ends with [[spoiler:Cybertron being turned into a technorganic paradise, with most of the Cybertronians restored as technorganic lifeforms]]. Unfortunately, this required the HeroicSacrifice of [[spoiler:Optimus Primal, who pulled a TakingYouWithMe on Megatron]].
21st Dec '16 7:19:19 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Literature/TheManInTheHighCastle'': The Nazis have drained much of the Mediterranean Sea and turned it into arable farmland. There's also mention of them launching space exploration and establishing colonies on Mars and Venus (but bear in mind that in 1962, when the book was written, it was not yet known that [[VenusIsWet those planets were as inhospitable as they are]]).
21st Dec '16 7:16:55 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': In season 2 Reichsminister Heusmann shows Joe Blake plans for the creation of new land and energy by draining the Mediterranean, something carried over from the book (although there it was already implemented). This was based on the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantropa "Atlantropa"]] plan by German scientists who favoured a "southern policy" of European settlement in Africa over the conquest of territory in Eastern Europe preferred by the Nazis.

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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': In season 2 Reichsminister Heusmann shows Joe Blake plans for the creation of new land and energy by draining the Mediterranean, something carried over from the book (although there it was already implemented). This was based on the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantropa "Atlantropa"]] plan by German scientists who favoured a "southern policy" of European settlement in Africa over the conquest of territory in Eastern Europe preferred by the Nazis. The younger generation of Nazi youth oppose this plan, as environmentalism is gaining traction in the Reich.
19th Dec '16 8:14:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheTwilightZone 1980'''s remake episode "Voices in the Earth". All life on Earth was wiped out and the planet made uninhabitable by a disaster a thousand years ago, including changing the atmosphere to methane. At the end of the episode a group of ghosts restores the biosphere, including changing the air back to normal, recreating life in the oceans and accelerating its evolution.

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* ''TheTwilightZone 1980'''s remake ''Series/TheTwilightZone1985'': The episode "Voices in the Earth". All life on Earth was wiped out and the planet made uninhabitable by a disaster a thousand years ago, including changing the atmosphere to methane. At the end of the episode a group of ghosts restores the biosphere, including changing the air back to normal, recreating life in the oceans and accelerating its evolution.
19th Dec '16 8:14:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/TheManInTheHighCastle'': In season 2 Reichsminister Heusmann shows Joe Blake plans for the creation of new land and energy by draining the Mediterranean, something carried over from the book (although there it was already implemented). This was based on the real [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantropa "Atlantropa"]] plan by German scientists who favoured a "southern policy" of European settlement in Africa over the conquest of territory in Eastern Europe preferred by the Nazis.
7th Oct '16 10:06:27 AM Leporidae
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* Kin Arad's job in the TerryPratchett book ''Literature/ Strata''

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* Kin Arad's job in the TerryPratchett book ''Literature/ Strata''{{Strata}}.
7th Oct '16 10:05:25 AM Leporidae
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* Kin Arad's job in the TerryPratchett book ''Literature/ Strata''
26th Sep '16 1:45:11 PM intastiel
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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' is set on an alien world which is in the process of being terraformed.

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* ''Webcomic/{{Freefall}}'' is set on an alien world which is in the process of being terraformed.terraformed by the NGOSuperpower Ecosystems Unlimited. Projects include hauling a moon into orbit, excavating the desired terrain features, and cultivating [[ShownTheirWork ecosystem patches]] to propagate across the landmasses. One of the main characters is a parasitologist who consults on the planet's microorganism populations; another is Sawtooth Rivergrinder, a robot who does exactly that.
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