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Questions tagged [terraforming]

Terraforming is the idea of transforming one planet to be suitable for a species that couldn't otherwise live on that planet.

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Circa 1980's prehistoric intelligent reptiles starving and time traveling and terraforming present day Earth for survival

I've asked for help on identifying this novel about a year ago but nothing. So here goes again. Ancient intelligent lizard species running out of food to the extent they are eating their own eggs. ...
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Sci-Fi novel about immortal planet morphers [duplicate]

I remember reading this novel ten or more years ago. The prologue had the narrator reminiscing of Tokyo Bay and condoms floating onto the shore. The protagonist seems to be an immortal or incredibly ...
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Short story - engineered human terraforming civilized planet

Story is told from viewpoint of planet inhabitants whose planet is attacked by implacable terraforming ship. Turns out spaceship's only crew is giant engineered human whose only mission is to ...
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Short story with male & female main characters. They leave separately and he prepares the colony for her arrival with a colony ship

There are two total characters. A man and a woman. The man is on a separate ship, and had left 500-1,000 years before to head to a certain planet. He arrives in orbit and sends a myriad of seeds to ...
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Trying to find story, with an alien race who was digging tunnels to change planet's rotation and eventually orbit

I read this, about 7-10 years ago, though I think it may be older. I believe it was a short story, or else a small part (chapter, episode?) in a longer work. If it was a longer work, this was a ...
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Scifi anthology - Contains terraforming robots story

I took a Science Fiction class in college a few years ago (2005 or 2006) and one of the stories we read in a collection really struck me and I don't know how to track it down. The professor who taught ...
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Book taking place on a partially terraformed ice world with an artificial moon

I read this book back when I was in high school, anywhere from 2008-2011. I found it in the library - it was old, that much was obvious, probably from the 60's-80's, though possibly from the 90's. ...
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Why did the first 100 in Red Mars settle so far from the pole?

The first Red Mars colonists founded Underhill a few thousand kilometers from the pole. Later in the book we learn that they took a long journey to find ice, because the water demand was increasing, ...
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Series of sci-fi novels: sisters turned into cow like aliens, mother ship full of humans

I'm looking for a series of books that deals with humans escaping Earth and having a mother ship full of humans who are being sent throughout the universe to different planets. The ship can transform ...
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Sci-fi film about terraforming Venus, inadvertently killing the native worm-like Venusians

I have been searching for the name of a short sci-fi film for decades. The story is about a team of scientists who figured out a way to terraform Venus by sending algae plants there in a rocket which ...
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Sci-fi novel set on an ocean planet with genetically modified aquatic humans and terraforming process

I borrowed this novel from my local library several years ago. Set on a waterworld, it has genetically modified aquatic humans who are now in conflict with the original plan to terraform it. Any ideas?...
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Are later references to Project Genesis? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Was project genesis ever revisted/used after Star Trek II/III? I just watched STII: The Wrath of Khan and STIII: The Search for Spock again after many years, in which Project ...
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McCarthyism, Martian Colonists, Water Powered Ships, and Mining Asteroids Near Saturn

I remember reading a story about humans colonizing Mars. It was from the point of view of a pilot and I think he and others were mining asteroids to use the materials on Mars. I do remember they ...
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Earth terraformed to a cube, then turned back to a globe?

I vaguely remember reading a short story or novella, probably in the late 1980s or early 1990s, where, across the space of a couple of generations, something odd (affecting gravity maybe?) required ...
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Is the method of colonizing Mars in Red Mars realistic? [closed]

How realistic is the method of colonizing Mars in Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson? Specifically, the part in the beginning, with a 4 person crew to visit the planet first, sending crews, etc. Really ...
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How is it that the outer planets in Firefly are not frozen?

Is there an in-universe explanation for how it is that the outer planets in Firefly all seem to have temperate climate zones, despite their distance from the sun? I am assuming here that the outer ...
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Could the terraforming techniques from Red/Blue/Green Mars work on any other planets in our solar system? [closed]

The Red Mars / Green Mars / Blue Mars trilogy by Kim Stanley Robinson describes the process of terraforming Mars so that humans could live there. Could those same techniques work on other planets in ...