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One of the serious explanations for the interstellar silence that prompted the Fermi Paradox is that most of the Earth-like worlds most likely to produce life are covered in oceans. Thus they lack the mix of ocean and land that made evolution of an intelligent species using technology possible.


List of Ocean Worlds and Source Science FictionEdit

AEdit

  • Alphard - Charles Henneberg's "The Blind Pilot," a short story in Damon Knight's collection 13 French Science Fiction Stories
  • Ando (95% surface covered in water) - Star Wars

CEdit

  • Cerberus (covered in plant life) - Jack L. Chalker's The Four Lords of the Diamond series

DEdit

EEdit

  • Elysia - Robert A. Heinlein's novel Time for the Stars, p. 184

FEdit

  • Fishermarch - Rachel Bach's Future's Pawn

GEdit

  • Santee Anchorage - Adam Rakunas's novel Windswept

HEdit

  • Hennessey's World - Una McCormack's Star of the Sea, p. 144 (Weird Space universe)
  • Hydros — Robert Silverberg's The Face of the Waters
  • Hydrot - James Blish's short story "Surface Tension" in Galaxy August 1952
  • Hydrot - Paul McAuley's novel Into Everywhere, p. 207

IEdit

  • Ingold - Meryl Ferguson's short story "The Hyphal Layer" in David Conyers et al.'s collection Extreme Planets

MEdit

NEdit

  • Nidor — Robert Silverberg and Randall Garrett novels The Shrouded Planet and The Dawning Light
  • Nyanza - Poul Anderson's Polesotechnic League universe

PEdit

REdit

  • Ràn - Paul McAuley's novel Into Everywhere, p. 99
  • Russalka - Jonathan L. Howard's novel Katya's World

SEdit

TEdit

XEdit

  • Otherwise unnamed Xanthan homeworld known for its numerous floating bazaars - Star Trek universe

VEdit

  • Veles (described as a 'water world') - Paul McAuley's novel Into Everywhere, p. 241


See AlsoEdit

  • South Pacific 101 (terraformed water filled asteroid) - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel 2312, p. 442
  • Water Drop (terraformed water filled asteroid) - Kim Stanley Robinson's novel 2312, Pp. 198-199

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