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James Nicoll
2020-06-01 14:09:53 UTC
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Lynn McGuire
2020-06-01 19:17:01 UTC
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Planets on the Move: SF Stories Featuring World-Ships
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What, no Dahak ?

Lynn
J. Clarke
2020-06-01 20:52:54 UTC
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Planets on the Move: SF Stories Featuring World-Ships
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What, no Dahak ?
And the Niven wasn't one in which the Puppeteers were heading for
another galaxy on 6 planets in a rosette orbit.

Then there's the Lensmen, for whom "dust off and smash it between two
planets, it's the only way to be sure" was a common option.
Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
2020-06-01 22:09:41 UTC
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On Mon, 1 Jun 2020 14:17:01 -0500, Lynn McGuire
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Planets on the Move: SF Stories Featuring World-Ships
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eaturing-world-ships/
What, no Dahak ?
And the Niven wasn't one in which the Puppeteers were heading
for another galaxy on 6 planets in a rosette orbit.
Then there's the Lensmen, for whom "dust off and smash it
between two planets, it's the only way to be sure" was a common
option.
And the final battle in which they basically used a galaxy as a
scattergun.
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Terry Austin

Proof that Alan Baker is a liar and a fool, and even stupider than
Lynn:
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration
(May 2019 total for people arrested for entering the United States
illegally is over 132,000 for just the southwest border.)

Vacation photos from Iceland:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QaXQkB
Robert Woodward
2020-06-02 05:16:48 UTC
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Planets on the Move: SF Stories Featuring World-Ships
https://www.tor.com/2020/06/01/planets-on-the-move-sf-stories-f
eaturing-world-ships/
What, no Dahak ?
And the Niven wasn't one in which the Puppeteers were heading
for another galaxy on 6 planets in a rosette orbit.
Then there's the Lensmen, for whom "dust off and smash it
between two planets, it's the only way to be sure" was a common
option.
And the final battle in which they basically used a galaxy as a
scattergun.
I believe that was _Skylark Dequesne_ rather than a Lensman title.

Anyway, I think a World-Ship would be self-propelled, rather than be
tossed around by an external force. That criteria disqualifies most of
the planets thrown around in various E. E. "Doc" Smith titles. However,
Karres would qualify since the witches who live on it are doing the
moving.
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Jibini Kula Tumbili Kujisalimisha
2020-06-02 15:53:40 UTC
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Planets on the Move: SF Stories Featuring World-Ships
https://www.tor.com/2020/06/01/planets-on-the-move-sf-storie
s-f eaturing-world-ships/
What, no Dahak ?
And the Niven wasn't one in which the Puppeteers were heading
for another galaxy on 6 planets in a rosette orbit.
Then there's the Lensmen, for whom "dust off and smash it
between two planets, it's the only way to be sure" was a
common option.
And the final battle in which they basically used a galaxy as a
scattergun.
I believe that was _Skylark Dequesne_ rather than a Lensman
title.
You are correct. It's been a while. And there's a lot of similarity
between the two series. Smith did space opera very well.
Post by Robert Woodward
Anyway, I think a World-Ship would be self-propelled, rather
than be tossed around by an external force. That criteria
disqualifies most of the planets thrown around in various E. E.
"Doc" Smith titles. However, Karres would qualify since the
witches who live on it are doing the moving.
I guess Bowl of Heaven by Niven & Benford doesn't really count,
since half a Dyson sphere isn't technically a planet.
--
Terry Austin

Proof that Alan Baker is a liar and a fool, and even stupider than
Lynn:
https://www.cbp.gov/newsroom/stats/sw-border-migration
(May 2019 total for people arrested for entering the United States
illegally is over 132,000 for just the southwest border.)

Vacation photos from Iceland:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/collection/QaXQkB
m***@sky.com
2020-06-02 04:21:34 UTC
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Planets on the Move: SF Stories Featuring World-Ships
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What, no Dahak ?
Lynn
The planets of Karres and He come to mind (Karres "The Witches of Karres" by Schmitz, a wonderful book now with sequels by Eric Flint and others - readable but not so wonderful. He - from one of Blish's Cities in Flight books, certainly "A Clash of Cymbals/The Triumph of Time" and very likely also "Earthman Come Home")
Ted Nolan <tednolan>
2020-06-02 05:14:13 UTC
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What, no Dahak ?
Lynn
The planets of Karres and He come to mind (Karres "The Witches of
Karres" by Schmitz, a wonderful book now with sequels by Eric Flint and
others - readable but not so wonderful. He - from one of Blish's Cities
in Flight books, certainly "A Clash of Cymbals/The Triumph of Time" and
very likely also "Earthman Come Home")
"Sir," began Zinin to the commander, and his great voice
was strangely muffled, "they're coming ... in their ship,
like they said they would."

Phrnnx yanked himself back to reality--if such it still
could be called--and joined the others who were now occupied
at the fore port.

Below, great masses of puffy white clouds. Brown and green
land masses, unchanged. Blue oceans, unchanged.

Except one.

In the middle of the planet's second ocean, great, impossible
masses of thick columnar crystals began to leap upward from
the waters. Translucent at first, the chalcedony towers
began to pulse with deep inner fires: blue, purple, gold,
carmine, and finally a strange, yet familiar silver-gray.
The ionosphere, tickled, began to surround the flashing
needles with auroras, clothing them in blankets of coruscating
radiance.

Following, the planet began to move after the Tpin.

On board the cruiser it was very quiet.

"I see," whispered Rappan idly, "that they are bringing
their moon along also."

"You get accustomed to something like that," breathed an
engineer. "A moon, I mean."
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