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  • Landing on a terraformed worldlet is tricky enough under the best conditions.

    Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror: The Makeshift Rocket - Poul Anderson

  • A montage of still photographs and short videos, some taken by the drones and some taken by Francesca herself on that day, punctuated her tour of the artificial "worldlet" that the crew was "about to explore."

    Rama Revisited

  • During the first Raman encounter these valleys had been the sources of the light that had filled the "worldlet" shortly after the melting of the Cylindrical Sea.

    Rama Revisited

  • While reading this Strange Horizons review, I came across a tasty new word: worldlet.

    a tasty new word

  • A ring-shaped artificial worldlet three million kilometres across, orbiting a gas giant yes, Banks' Orbitals and Niven's Ringworld were the direct inspiration for the Halo worldlets in the computer game sereis, Masaq' is home to fifty billion intelligent life-forms.

    Look to Windward by Iain M. Banks

  • When you come across a passage like this, right at the start: Landing on a terraformed worldlet is tricky enough under the best conditions.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • "We thought you might have planned to return to the remains of that worldlet of yours, the one that exploded."

    Analog Science Fiction and Fact

  • With the minor imperfection of Hubert Mixtel's programming gone, they decided to leave Earth entirely (a dirty, corrosive, imperfect planet), and moved outward to the moon Titan, a worldlet devoid of any sort of organic life.

    Asimov's Science Fiction

  • "And that will be it, I think -" Hugh stated, as another such impulse rocked Marina and the little worldlet.

    The Gates Of Sleep

  • But no, he hadn't set the screen to enhance the stars, and the sun-glare of early Lunar afternoon hid most of them, including the derelict worldlet.

    The Stars Are Also Fire


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