Earth Is Room Enough--On-Planet SF

Borrowing its title from a collection of short stories by Isaac Asimov, this list admits NO starships and hence NO galactic empires, NO invading aliens, NO hyperspace links, stargates, worm holes, simultaneity, and all that flows from the premise that there might be NO WAY AROUND THE SPEED OF LIGHT.
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162 books · 67 voters · list created April 7th, 2010 by Thom Dunn (votes) .
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message 1: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn SEARCHING for a way to post Airboy Comics, "The Heap" series, especially including the episode of the fight with the giant sea slug.


message 2: by Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) (last edited Apr 07, 2010 06:25AM) (new)

Themis-Athena (Lioness at Large) Hmm. Return of Valkyrie: An Airboy Graphic Album seems to be the only "Airboy" book available in the Goodreads database (and I can't identify any ISBN nos. for the series's other volumes, at least not via Amazon). This wouldn't be what you're looking for, would it?


message 3: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Themis-Athena wrote: "Hmm. Return of Valkyrie: An Airboy Graphic Album seems to be the only "Airboy" book available in the Goodreads database (and I can't identify any ISBN nos. for the series's other vo..."

Wish it were. The Heap was a swamp creature which developed from the body of a fallen WWII airman. He went around rescuing humans who were in peril, but like Caspar the friendly ghost, his compassion was not returned.


message 5: by Thom (last edited Apr 07, 2010 07:54PM) (new)

Thom Dunn Susanna wrote: "Would Stranger in a Strange Land qualify?"

I guess, if you want to discount the "Martian" origins of Mike. After all, men are from Mars, right ? Especially Messiahs. Strictly speaking, Wells's Time Machine and all such would qualify, all extra-dimensional arrivistas, but I'd just as soon stick to Everyday Wonder. To the possible as we know it in the present time.


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Susanna wrote: "Would Stranger in a Strange Land qualify?"

My fav book or one of them in college, hope you add it on.


message 7: by Xenophon (new)

Xenophon Hendrix Neuromancer does have some scenes set on a space station and in space. Does space near Earth's orbit count as on Earth?


message 8: by Thom (new)

Thom Dunn Xenophon wrote: "Neuromancer does have some scenes set on a space station and in space. Does space near Earth's orbit count as on Earth?"

Judgement call. The idea is to limit SF to this planetary system. No interstellar. No gateways, wormholes, hyperspace jumps, etc.


message 9: by [deleted user] (new)

Great list!


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