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<sighs>
Here's wondering how did 2012 make it, but not The Day After Tomorrow?!

... good catch with Dune, though!

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ok something different but the same.....

I cant remember the book but i do remember reading a book that used a current automotive brand in a sci fi future. bonus points if you find that story..lol

so give me 5 well known international brands that were mentioned in scifi. please provide a link so i can check your homework..lol

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Brave New World (1932) by Aldous Huxley - it's a consumerist society that worships Our Ford (and they do mean the one with the cars)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brave_New_World

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Current automotive brand, so Doc's DeLorean from Back to the Future does not qualify?

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Max Barry's Jennifer Government is stuffed with real-life corporate brands. The novel begins with a literally murderous Nike marketing campaign …

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The Fifth Element (food, also showing couple of seconds later CocaCola :) )
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and that makes 5..
Commander_x takes the win with Maccas...lol
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spud42 wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 6:19 am
[...] the win with Maccas...lol
... always a "safe" choice :)

Ok, let's see 5 examples of "artificial" planets, i.e. sort of Dyson Spheres, but planet size, without the star in the middle, and sphere like, no bands/cylinders or the sorts.
They should have an "ecosphere" at least, thus, e.g. Death Star is not a valid answer. Also, one per author/"universe".

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Ok, let's see 5 examples of "artificial" planets, i.e. sort of Dyson Spheres, but planet size, without the star in the middle, and sphere like, no bands/cylinders or the sorts.
They should have an "ecosphere" at least, thus, e.g. Death Star is not a valid answer. Also, one per author/"universe".
Would the Oskendari Airsphere - an enormous free-floating membrane, containing an atmosphere along with multiple internal artificial suns providing heat and light - count? From Iain M. Banks's Look to Windward, it's at least planet-sized …

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...Cybertron... :mrgreen:

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Earth - from The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: entirely artificial.

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Disembodied wrote:
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Would the Oskendari Airsphere - an enormous free-floating membrane, containing an atmosphere along with multiple internal artificial suns providing heat and light - count? From Iain M. Banks's Look to Windward, it's at least planet-sized …
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It checks #1, although Culture had a better example ...
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...Cybertron... :mrgreen:
I'll allow this as #2, although the ecosphere term is quite a stretch for it.
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Earth - from The Hitch-Hiker's Guide to the Galaxy: entirely artificial.
This won't go, as its "artificial"-ness is just purpose based (i.e. to act as a supercomputer). Everything else (as deceiving as might be presented/suggested) is what we use as a common denominator for a planet, moreover, for an "Earth-like" planet.

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Zanak, the hollow "Pirate Planet" which materialises around other planets to extract their minerals in the Doctor Who serial "The Pirate Planet," and "the cold and boring planet of Calufrax" from the same serial. Zanak is essentially a planet-sized spaceship, Calufrax is one of the components of the Key of Time trasnsmuted into a planet by Time Lord technology.

Incidentally, this episode was written by Douglas Adams, so I couldn't use it if you'd allowed Hitch-Hiker's Guide!

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ffutures wrote:
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Zanak, the hollow "Pirate Planet" [...]
That's #3.

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