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Space colonization is the permanent human habitation outside of Earth.

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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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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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YA book set on space station, girl with bejewelled headband around forehead?

I'm looking for a YA book set in some sort of space colony/on a space station. The main character is a young girl who wears some kind of headband/headpiece around her forehead and it has some sort of ...
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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 ...