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Dahak the massive

Fans of Colin Maclntyre and the great starship Dahak should take a minute to stop in here for discussions about one of David's best-loved series.
Re: Dahak the massive
Post by namelessfly   » Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:25 pm

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Howard T. Map-addict wrote:The Ringworld is not a ship,
it is a fixed-position artifact,
but remember that the Puppeteers were migration
on five moving planets!

HTM

Bohica wrote:The only thing that comes to mind is Larry Niven's Ringworld, although I don't know if that counts as a "ship." even though is is an artificial construct.



Read "Ringworlds Children". The Protectors reverse engineer the hyperdrive by gutting the puppeteer ship and transform the superconductor grid in the Ringworld into a hyperdrive, thus turning a fixed artifact into an FTL ship.
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Re: Dahak the massive
Post by pertm   » Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:00 am

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There is a ship that is the size of Jupiter. It has a planet inside the size of Mars but heavier. Robert Reeds have used it in Marrow and several shorter stories.
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Post by Spacekiwi   » Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:41 am

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pertm wrote:There is a ship that is the size of Jupiter. It has a planet inside the size of Mars but heavier. Robert Reeds have used it in Marrow and several shorter stories.



Welcome to the forums pertm, and welcome to the land of the posters. I hope its not too deep and scary here in the shark pool? have fun, and if you arent starting an arguement a day, somethings wrong with the rest of us..... :D




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Re: Dahak the massive
Post by White Tallon   » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:01 am

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I'm surprised no one here mentioned a true planet that has his own mind and ability to move across the galaxy at will...



Green Lantern Mogo

No offense to our beloved Dahak, but Mogo would eat him for breakfast.
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Post by Gallowglass3000   » Sun Oct 20, 2013 8:45 pm

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The Goda War. The Goda are planet sized weapons systems that for millennia has kept the peace in the galaxy.
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Post by niethil   » Mon Jul 21, 2014 1:45 pm

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My home-planet is travelling through space at a respectable speed, propelled by a gravitational engine. And it's canon that it can tractor Dahak !

Does that count ?
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Post by fossten   » Mon Jul 28, 2014 5:05 pm

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Yes I agree that the Lensman series achieves the largest scale of fighting - remember that in Children of the Lens they used Nth-space planets as projectiles to wipe out the planet Ploor and her SUN!
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Post by DJMacdonald   » Tue Jul 29, 2014 3:24 pm

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fossten wrote:Yes I agree that the Lensman series achieves the largest scale of fighting - remember that in Children of the Lens they used Nth-space planets as projectiles to wipe out the planet Ploor and her SUN!

Doc Smith's Skylark series ends with suns being used as weapons -- taken from one galaxy and moved into another in diametrically opposed orbits. Children of the Lens used N-Space planets to destroy one planet... Skylark DuQuense nearly used up a galaxy's worth of stars to destroy the Chlorian's galaxy.
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Post by DDHv   » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:54 pm

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Didn't the expedition to Ringworld stop off at the Puppeteer planets?

I remember seeing a snippet of one involving humans working for the puppeteers and taking control of one farm planet/ship to head back toward the galaxy center. The puppeteers "led them from behind" without letting them know they were the explorers for them. Never had more time for this one.
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Post by erylflynn   » Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:42 am

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Surprised no one mentioned the Bowl of Heaven, Larry Niven. A ship that is propelled by the gravity of a star.
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