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27th Apr '16 1:59:15 AM Morgenthaler
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* Eva Procorpio in ''Shakara'' lives in a floating villa on (?) the planet Terraqueouis, a world which seems to consist entirely of floating villas.

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* Eva Procorpio in ''Shakara'' ''ComicBook/{{Shakara}}'' lives in a floating villa on (?) the planet Terraqueouis, a world which seems to consist entirely of floating villas.
24th Apr '16 3:40:46 PM Nippertipper
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Impossible[[note]]or nearly impossible--see ''The Integral Trees'' under Literature[[/note]] under physics resembling ours, worlds of this type are ''usually'' found exclusively in fantasy. What keeps them hovering? Where does the gravity come from? What's keeping the atmosphere in place? [[LostTechnology Nobody knows]], but maybe AWizardDidIt. Do not expect the outcome of falling off the side of one of these pieces to be properly explored. Sci-fi version will generally be landmass floating inside gas giant's atmosphere.

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Impossible[[note]]or nearly impossible--see ''The Integral Trees'' under Literature[[/note]] under physics resembling ours, worlds of this type are ''usually'' found exclusively in fantasy. What keeps them hovering? Where does the gravity come from? What's keeping the atmosphere in place? [[LostTechnology Nobody knows]], but maybe AWizardDidIt. Do not expect the outcome of falling off the side of one of these pieces to be properly explored. Sci-fi version versions will generally be landmass floating inside gas giant's atmosphere.
8th Apr '16 2:06:59 AM PaulA
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* The Tiny Planet of Self in ''WesternAnimation/TinyPlanets''.
10th Feb '16 9:50:02 AM TheOutsider
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**One episode has the heroes dealing with [[GeniusLoci an island]][[TurtleIsland -shaped dragon]] [[SingleSpecimenSpecies so rare it is considered a myth]]. After it is killed, it floats away as Lian-Chu says (paraphrased) "A dragon dies, an island is born", implying that some, if not all, of the [[FloatingContinent Floating Continents]] are dead dragons of that species.
12th Jan '16 4:48:47 PM Franklansburg
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* Tibet
12th Nov '15 8:42:21 PM AtticusOmundson
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->''"Five-thousand feet..."''
->''"Ten-thousand feet..."''
->''"Fifteen-thousand feet..."''
->''"Hallelujah."''
-->-- '''Countdown Voice''', ''VideoGame/BioShockInfinite''
5th Oct '15 4:40:03 PM Saber15
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* In ''Minla's Flowers'' by Creator/AlastairReynolds, the protagonist is forced to land on a world with dozens of floating continents: the shattered remnants of a shield designed to camouflage the actual surface from the AbsoluteXenophobe Huskers. The camouflage fragments have some form of anti-gravity, allowing them to hover several thousand meters in the air, where they have flipped over and subsequently gathered water and vegetation. The fragments hold a human society that uses zeppelins and primitive airplanes for travel.
3rd Oct '15 7:02:47 PM zarpaulus
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* Venus in ''TabletopGame/EclipsePhase'' has a dozen or so "aerostat" habitats in the upper atmosphere. Basically balloons filled with an Earth-like atmosphere and inhabited, the planet's atmosphere is so dense that they float.
16th May '15 5:22:57 AM SeptimusHeap
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* KarlSchroeder's ''Virga'' series takes place inside a HollowWorld filled with air, where people, ships, entire cities, and man-made miniature "suns" [[TheSkyIsAnOcean float around]]. To the inhabitants, their world is the sky, filled with islands of matter. ''Virga'' also inverts this trope, since technically, [[IncrediblyLamePun their sky is the world]].

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* KarlSchroeder's Creator/KarlSchroeder's ''Virga'' series takes place inside a HollowWorld filled with air, where people, ships, entire cities, and man-made miniature "suns" [[TheSkyIsAnOcean float around]]. To the inhabitants, their world is the sky, filled with islands of matter. ''Virga'' also inverts this trope, since technically, [[IncrediblyLamePun their sky is the world]].
6th May '15 4:51:03 AM onyhow
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Impossible[[note]]or nearly impossible--see ''The Integral Trees'' under Literature[[/note]] under physics resembling ours, worlds of this type are ''usually'' found exclusively in fantasy. What keeps them hovering? Where does the gravity come from? What's keeping the atmosphere in place? [[LostTechnology Nobody knows]], but maybe AWizardDidIt. Do not expect the outcome of falling off the side of one of these pieces to be properly explored. Sci-fi version will generally be landmass floating inside the atmosphere of a gas giant.

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Impossible[[note]]or nearly impossible--see ''The Integral Trees'' under Literature[[/note]] under physics resembling ours, worlds of this type are ''usually'' found exclusively in fantasy. What keeps them hovering? Where does the gravity come from? What's keeping the atmosphere in place? [[LostTechnology Nobody knows]], but maybe AWizardDidIt. Do not expect the outcome of falling off the side of one of these pieces to be properly explored. Sci-fi version will generally be landmass floating inside the atmosphere of a gas giant.
giant's atmosphere.
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