Questions about the background universe a work is set in.

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Do the Ninja Turtles live in sewage?

We know that the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles live in the sewer of Manhattan (in New York City). We know that those sewers handle the bodily waste of several million people. There is no possible way ...
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Are there any sci-fi novels with multiple human-colonized galaxies? [closed]

First of all, sorry for my English. It's not my native language. All space-themed sci-fi novels I've read deal with human civilizations on the scale from Solar system to whole Milky Way galaxy. Are ...
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Do comics books tend to assume a high level of genre knowledge in the reader? Why? [closed]

When you read fantasy or science fiction novels, the author generally takes significant time to develop the setting, making the details of its "otherness" clear to the reader, especially those details ...
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Where does Orphan Black take place?

I've only watched a couple episodes so far (maybe about halfway through season 1), and I'm not sure if I just completely missed something obvious, but I have no idea where the show is set. One of the ...
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Marvel's Iron Man's Comic Connection with the Film

I wonder how much Marvel tries to keep story-lines similar between the movies and the comic books. Lots of things are very different. How come Iron Man's story is different from the comics, like ...
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Has setting as a narrator or POV character ever been done? [closed]

I am in the process of writing a science fiction novel and am considering casting an entire city as a POV character. I do believe that I've read a novel with something like this before, but I cannot ...
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When does the Vorkosigan Saga take place?

The Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold is set in the far future. Is it ever established exactly when in the future most of the books take place?
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In Eureka, what is the plasma/smoke screensaver they use?

I noticed in Season 3, Episode 16 "You Don't Know Jack", that in the background setting of the locked-down lab, there is a type of multi-colored display of swirling plasma/smoke. I was wondering if ...
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Science Fiction as a setting or genre?

Isaac Asimov was famous (in my mind) for writing detective stories that happened to be set in space. I am also a fan of Joss Whedon's Firefly series for separating the science fiction setting from the ...
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What stories are set in George R.R. Martin's 'future history' universe? (the setting for Dying of the Light)

Dreamsongs vol 1 lists the following in the intro to Section 3: The Hero (mentioned) Dying of the Light (first novel, mentioned) Included in Dreamsongs Vol 1 A Song for Lya This Tower of Ashes And ...
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Is there a novel using a Dyson Sphere as setting? [closed]

In the ringworld-novels of Larry Niven the author uses a giant ring around the sun as setting. The concept that is going more extrem in this direction is a Sphere around a sun. That concept is called ...