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LorenPechtel
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07:04:08 PM Jun 21st 2012
In the section on cloud planets it says the Jovian worlds are nowhere near habitable. I would not consider Saturn to be uninhabitable. The atmosphere lacks oxygen but isn't toxic. The gravity is acceptable. Thus you get the world of "The Clouds of Saturn" (http://www.amazon.com/The-Clouds-Saturn-Michael-McCollum/dp/1929381123) where people live in enclosed cities hanging beneath hot-hydrogen balloons. (And yes, the oxygen/hydrogen/helium atmosphere in the cities is safe. The partial pressure of oxygen is too low to support combustion.)

Also, the dark planets are listed as completely uninhabitable. You would never have a lot of life on one but they could support life. Just look at the deep sea vent communities on Earth—the whole ecosystem is based around the minerals from the vent, not the sun. Such ecosystems would not care one bit if the sky were opaque.
Arivne
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04:30:24 PM Apr 26th 2012
Rearranged the planet types into alphabetical order to make them easier to find.
bonez565
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03:20:16 PM Feb 7th 2011
Someone needs to add the "death gate cycle" to the books section.
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