Space colonization is the permanent human habitation outside of Earth.

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Sci-fi with space-mining scientists, personal internet - book identification help, please

About a year ago, my kindle was stolen and I'm really more upset that I can't track down the name of the book I had just sampled and was planning to purchase. I've since replaced the kindle, but I ...
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What is the biggest space habitat built by humans mentioned in sci-fi literature? [duplicate]

Maybe, Iain Banks orbitals with tens of billions people? Larry Niven's Ringworld was built not by humans... Any suggestions?
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How many colonies (populated solar systems) in the Radch Universe?

If there is no exact number, what is your proposed approximate number? What is your rationale for choosing this number?
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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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Help me identify this book that uses cloning for space travel

I can't remember much, but hopefully this is specific enough to jar someone's memory. In this novel, the method of travelling to other planets involved something like cloning. The original person ...
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Short story about humans and aliens fighting over colonizing a habitable planet, read about 30 years ago

Man comes to planet to work on dispute between human colonists and another race. The other race captures some of colonists and performs horrible experiments on them and uses germ warfare. The problem ...
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Wouldn't the Ascension have reached a Rubicon point before ~51 years into the journey?

In the SyFy mini-series Ascension, as one of the plot points reference is made to the Ascension space ship reaching a "Rubicon Point" at which it will take more resources to return to Earth as opposed ...
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Epic novel chronicaling the collapse of Planet Earth through pollution and other environmental catastrophies

A novel written in the 1970's or early 80's. I read it in the late 80's. It starts out in 1990 where the main character(s) were stationed in Antarctica. Some Woody Allen movie is mentioned in that ...
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What is the most massive planet a human could stand on? [closed]

At what mass does a planet's gravity become so great that a human can't actually physically remain standing under their own power? To clarify, I'm talking about a trained astronaut, so I'd assume they ...
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Children's Sci-Fi novel 1980s, another planet with moth-like creatures and glass-like grass

I'm trying to figure out the title of a book I read as a child -- probably around 1988 -- aimed at 9-10 year olds. The story had to do with people leaving Earth and they were only able to take one ...
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Book Identification: young adult sci-fi with a Christian slant/influence 90s/80s novel part of a series

Scifi novel published around 80s or 90s, part of a series. Interplanetary space opera with a young adult slant/approach. Earth colony, but Earth is not featured or mentioned. Main story centered ...
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Story about a dying man on an asteroid, accompanied by a robot/android

Sometime between seventh and eighth grade I stumbled upon a story which stuck with me, even though I forgot the title and the author. As far as I can remember, the story went that this ...
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Why didn't humans try to settle other galaxies?

In Isaac Asimov's Robot/Empire/Foundation series, humans, during their second colonization wave, settled (probably) all the inhabitable worlds in the Galaxy, but no more. They did not, as far as I can ...
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Trying to find title of book - Scifi - Wormhole with time distortion

The story was something along the lines of a wormhole was found and a "ship" or party was sent through, communication was lost a couple of weeks/months later. A second ship/party is sent and the book ...
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What 80s SF novel had survivors on starship cannibalize frozen colonists?

Searching for a SF novel, I believe from the early 80s, where colonists who awakened early on a massive colonizing starship survive for generations by cannibalizing the tens of thousands of frozen ...
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Name of a Sci-Fi Book, where humanity is rebuilt on a new planet, after being wiped out

Between 2005-2008, I entered a Barnes and Noble and came across a book in the New Releases section that I regretted not purchasing. I remember only the following from the back-panel summary of the ...
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Domed Colony trilogy

I am looking for a trilogy - the basic plot revolves around a man who ends up on a transport to a domed colony. The colony has evolved its own complicated parochial hierarchy, the colonial mission and ...
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Where did the daylight come from in the interior of Babylon 5?

The interior (open space) of Babylon 5 had night and day; whence came the daytime light? Light sources bright enough to account for the ‘daylight’ were never depicted in the show. In Arthur C. ...
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Books about Space-Colonization without a central main character [closed]

A short time ago I got "The Martian Chronicles" from Ray Bradbury and I read it in almost one day. The (short) stories about colonization without a main character were totally fascinating to me. So ...
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Isolated space colony restricted to a very small mountainous area of an otherwise uninhabitable planet

I'm looking for a story (might have been a short story, novella or full novel) about an isolated space colony. The site for the colony was chosen based on a report from an unmanned probe, but ...
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Book (Possible Young Adult) Generation Ship Traveling to Heaven

I'm trying to track down my husband's favorite book as a teen/kid. It's about a Generation Ship with very utopian society, this colonial ship is traveling to try to reach 'heaven' then there is a ...
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Novel series about space colonization and religion by (Star Wars EU author?)

Trying to identify this series I never finished. I'm almost positive it was written by one of the more famous Star Wars EU authors, but I could be wrong about that as I can't find it when looking ...
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British sci fi book from the 70s or early featuring a colony returning to a deserted Earth

I read a book as a kid in the 70s. I think the book was written then, but could have been late sixties. It is about a colony on a distant planet that for some reason need to go back to earth. Due to ...
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First “big” Science Fiction novel about colonization?

I'm trying to find out what the first "big" science fiction novel that dealt with human colonization on other planets was? When I say "big" I mean successful and impactful to future generations (or at ...
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A book about young adults kidnapped and sent to a harsh planet to colonize it?

The book starts with a group of young adults graduating, some with dreams and others with no plan. They go out to a party on someone else's money (maybe he offered it to them with a mysterious catch?) ...
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Planetary habitability scale with a maximum of 10

I'm not quite sure if this is the right place for this question, but I'm fairly certain I read about it in a sci-fi book. There was a planetary habitability rating based on 10 categories. I think a ...
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What is the name of this science fiction story?

I am trying to identify the name and if possible a link to a story that I heard on librivox.org (maybe, I am not 100% sure). At some point point in the future, human race has spread all over the ...