List of fictional planets by medium

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This is a list of fictional planets organized by the medium in which they primarily appear.

Contents

Novels and short stories[edit]

Adams, Douglas[edit]

Anthony, Piers[edit]

Asimov, Isaac[edit]

Bear, Greg[edit]

Brin, David[edit]

  • Calafia—Water world in David Brin's Uplift universe, inhabited by humans and neo-dolphins. Currently occupied by the Soro.
  • Deemi—World in David Brin's Uplift Universe leased to humans on the condition that they run the Galactic prison. Bathed in UV radiation. Most of biosphere is aquatic.
  • Garth—David Brin's Uplift War (weird biology)
  • Jijo — In the Uplift series of David Brin, a planet in Galaxy #4 where Humans and other sophont refugees have illegally hidden, in the case of the G'kek and the Humans to avoid extermination, potential for humanity, certain for G'kek.
  • Jophekka—In David Brin's Uplift Universe, the homeworld of the Jophur, sapient and ambitious sap ring stacks.
  • KithrupDavid Brin's Startide Rising (waterworld rich in heavy metals, which form part of the biochemical structure of its life. Mildly toxic to non-native life. also the "retirement" home of a neurotic race with enormous psi power)
  • Omnivarium—World in David Brin's Uplift Universe. Inhabited by birds that mimic any sound, a fact discovered when the birds started mimicking the sounds of explorers performing coitus.
  • Tanith—In David Brin's Uplift trilogies Tanith is the location of the nearest full Galactic Library branch near Terra.

Bujold, Lois McMaster[edit]

Clement, Hal[edit]

David, Peter[edit]

De Camp, L. Sprague[edit]

Farmer, Philip Jose[edit]

Feist, Raymond E.[edit]

Forward, Robert L.[edit]

Hamilton, Peter F.[edit]

  • Atlantis—Peter F. Hamilton's The Night's Dawn Trilogy (waterworld)
  • Far Away—Peter F. Hamilton's Pandora's Star (triangle of stratospheric mountains, sterilized by solar flare, Starflyer alien)
  • Garissa—Planet in Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy that is anti-matter bombed and rendered uninhabitable.
  • Jobis—A Kiint world with three artificial moons from Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy.
  • Norfolk—British-ethnic world in Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy. Known for Norfolk Tears, a highly prized spirit distilled from the secretions of a flower native to the world and dependent on the star systems binary nature.
  • Nova Kong—Capital world of the Kingdom of Kulu in Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy. Ruled by the Saldana family.
  • Nyvan—First planet colonized by humanity in Peter F. Hamilton's Night's Dawn Trilogy. Considered backwards and stunted due to its not being unified into one nation.

Herbert, Frank[edit]

Main article: List of Dune planets

Heinlein, Robert A.[edit]

Le Guin, Ursula K.[edit]

Main article: Ekumen

Lem, Stanisław[edit]

L'Engle, Madeleine[edit]

  • Camazotz – A planet of extreme, enforced conformity, ruled by a disembodied brain called IT.
  • Ixchel – A planet of muted colors, inhabited by motherly, sightless creatures.
  • Uriel – A planet with extremely tall mountains, named after the Archangel Uriel.

McCaffrey, Anne[edit]

Niven, Larry[edit]

Niven and Pournelle[edit]

  • Mote Prime—The Mote in Murcheson's Eye, homeworld of the Motie race, mutant non-symmetric semi-vertebrates who have been locked in ten thousand year cycles of chaos due to being trapped in one star system and their reproductive drives. Appear in the Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle.
  • New Chicago—World in revolt from the 2nd Empire of Man at the beginning of Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle's The Mote in God's Eye

Pournelle, Jerry[edit]

  • Covenant—Scottish-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History. Known for its mercenaries specializing in infantry.
  • Churchill—English-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.
  • Dayan or Dyan—Israeli-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.
  • Friedland—German-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History. Known for its mercenaries specializing in armored warfare.
  • Frystaat—Afrikaner-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.
  • Meiji—Japanese-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.
  • Nuliajuk—Inuit/Eskimo-ethnic world of Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.
  • Sauron—Homeworld of the Sauron Supermen in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History. Known for high metal content and its denizens belief that war was the ultimate expression of humankind. Started the Secession Wars that ended the First Empire of Man.
  • Sparta—Capital world of the First and Second Empires of Man in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History, originally called Botany Bay. Generally North American in population.
  • St. Ekaterina—Russian-ethnic world in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History. First planet attacked by the Sauron Supermen in the Secession Wars.
  • Tanith—A jungle planet known for the drug borloi in Jerry Pournelle's CoDominium Future History.

Reynolds, Alastair[edit]

Silverberg, Robert[edit]

Simmons, Dan[edit]

Smith, E. E.[edit]

  • Arisia—E. E. Smith's Lensmen series. Source of the Lens.
  • Boskone—Smith's Lensmen series
  • Palain IX—E. E. Smith's Lensmen series. Frigid home of Nadreck, hydrogen breather and Second-Stage Lensman.
  • RigelE. E. Smith's Lensmen series. Noisy home of Tregonsee, Second-Stage Lensman, whose people's only sense is their "sense of perception".
  • Trenco – E. E. Smith's Lensman Series. A major fraction of the planet's atmosphere condenses each night and evaporates each day giving rise to exceptionally violent weather. The planet's plant life yields the illicit narcotic thionite.
  • Velantia —E. E. Smith's Lensmen series. Home of Worsel, master hypnotist and Second-Stage Lensman.

Strugatsky, Boris and Arkady[edit]

Vance, Jack[edit]

Weber, David[edit]

Westerfeld, Scott[edit]

Other Authors[edit]

Comics[edit]

Calvin and Hobbes[edit]

  • Ahnooie-4 where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) decides to put a repulsive blob out of its misery
  • Bog—where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) avoids pools of toxic chemicals under a choking atmosphere of poisonous gases
  • Gloob—above which Spaceman Spiff, Calvin from the comic (Calvin and Hobbes), has a malfunction in his hyper freem drive and is blasted with a deadly frap ray by the aliens
  • Gork - a metropolitan planet that Spaceman Spiff crashes into when he runs out of fuel
  • Mok, where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) undergoes water torture (his mother washes his hair)
  • Plootarg—where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) crashes after being zorched by a Zarch spacecraft
  • Q-13—where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) faces despicable scum beings with his mertilizer beam and mordo blasters
  • X-13—where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) is captured and brought before the Zorg despot
  • Zark, where Spaceman Spiff (Calvin) has several adventures escaping sinister aliens
  • Zartron-9—home of the awful bug beings who blast Spaceman Spiff while he reboots his saucer's computer and tries to recalibrate his weapons
  • Zog—where Spaceman Spiff makes a (very rare) perfect 3 point landing
  • Zok—where Spaceman Spiff is marooned
  • Zokk—where Spaceman Spiff bounds across the landscape given the low gravity
  • Zorg—where Spaceman Spiff sets his gun on deep-fat fry to blast aliens

DC Comics[edit]

  • Bismol—Home world of Tensil Kem, a.k.a. Matter-Eater Lad of the Legion of Super-Heroes (Pre-Crisis) DC Universe. Everyone on Bismol has the power to digest anything.
  • Braal—Home world of Rokk Krin a.k.a. Cosmic Boy of the Legion of Super-Heroes. (Pre and Post Crisis) DC Universe. Everyone on the planet has magnetic powers.
  • Oa—headquarters of the Green Lantern Corps
  • Mogo, from the Green Lantern Corps comic books, is not only alive, but also an appointed member of the corps.
  • Daxam—Native of Daxam are not unlike those of Krypton, they too circle a red gas giant, one notable inhabitant is Lar Gand a.k.a. Mon-El (Pre-Crisis) and Valor (Post-Crisis) who is a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the far distant future. Lar has the same powers as Superman under the yellow sun, and the element lead is deadly to him, as Kryptonite is deadly to Superman. DC Universe.
  • Dryad—Is a planet inhabited by a race of sentient silicone creatures that resemble the shape of humans. Dryad is the home world of Blok a member of the Legion of Super-Heroes in the far distant future. DC Universe.
  • KryptonSuperman
  • Tamaran-Home of Starfire (Koriand'r) and Blackfire (Komand'r).
  • Wegthor is a moon that once encircled the planet Krypton, Superman's home world.

Marvel Comics[edit]

  • Astra—A Marvel Universe planet where humanoid aliens possess magnetic and molecule-controlling powers that enable them to have every power on metal
  • Ego the Living PlanetMarvel comics (living planet)
  • Kosmos—A planet in the Marvel Universe from which a criminal sludge-like alien escapes to hide on Earth where he kills The Wasp's father and fights Ant-Man
  • Krelar- Second homeworld of the (Blue Skinned) Kree Race. Marvel Comics Creation. Home world of "Captain Mar-Vel," "Colonel Yonn-Rog," "Captain Atlas," and "Una."
  • Homeworld of The Micronauts, actually a chain of worldlets connected which resembles the ball and stick molecular model.

Valérian and Laureline[edit]

Other comics[edit]

Film and television[edit]

Alien (film)[edit]

  • Acheron—aka LV-426 the planet on which the derelict ship and its deadly cargo are found in the movies Alien and Aliens
  • Fiorina 'Fury' 161-Mining station penal colony on which Alien 3 is set

Babylon 5[edit]

Battlestar Galactica[edit]

Blake's 7[edit]

  • Gauda Prime—appears in the last episode of Blake's 7, being where one of the characters originates, and where the series' eponymous character is residing. A planet overrun with bounty hunters and the scum of the galaxy - but some of whose inhabitants wish to return it to normality (and the Federation).
  • Star One—a star with a single planet holding the Federation's main computers in Blake's 7, situated between our galaxy and the Andromeda galaxy. Planet destroyed in an intergalactic war.
  • Terminal—planet in the series Blake's 7. In the toponymous episode it is a bizarrely flattened planet that had been constructed several centuries before in the Solar System and moved, supposedly destroyed: in the next episode it reverted to a more conventional shape.
  • Cygnus Alpha—a Federation prison planet where the most prolific political dissidents and most dangerous criminals in Human space are marooned. The surface is mostly inhospitable, and what little arable there is on the world is governed by a violent cult that indoctrinates incoming convicts into their ranks. It is also the name of the third episode of the series. There is debate over whether Cygnus Alpha orbits Alpha Cygni, also known as Deneb.
  • Auron—this Earth-like world is inhabited by a race of isolationist humanoids with psychic powers, technically advanced but with a mystical past. It is the home world of one of Blake's crew, and is visited once in the third series.
  • Horizon—a rare habitable planet along the galactic rim, also notable for being mineral-rich. It was also a secret Federation colony that Blake and his crew liberated in the second series.

Challenge of the GoBots[edit]

  • Gobotron — Homeworld of the GoBots

Dragon Ball[edit]

Doctor Who[edit]

Escape from Planet Earth[edit]

  • Baab
  • The Dark Planet - actually a fictional nickname for Earth
  • Gnarlach
  • Zedelbrock 473
  • Zedelbrock 475

Firefly/Serenity[edit]

  • Londinium — Co-capital world (Anglo-American) of the Alliance.
  • MirandaSerenity (site where the Alliance accidentally spawned the Reavers).
  • Shadow — Homeworld of Malcolm Reynolds.
  • Sihnon — Co-capital (Chinese) of the Alliance.

Galaxy Quest[edit]

  • Thermia — The homeworld of the Thermians destroyed by Sarris.
  • An unnamed planet where the beryllium sphere is retrieved.
  • Sarris' unnamed homeworld.

Red Dwarf[edit]

  • HtraeRed Dwarf (a backwards version of Earth).
  • RimmerworldArnold Rimmer of Red Dwarf spends 600 years alone on this planet, creating clones of himself in a failed attempt to create a girlfriend. The planet is eventually populated by millions of clones who imprison the original Rimmer.

Riddick[edit]

Robotech[edit]

Space Battleship Yamato[edit]

Star Trek[edit]

Star Wars[edit]

See also Category:Star Wars planets

Titan A.E.[edit]

  • New Earth (aka Planet Bob)
  • Sesharrim
  • Vusstra

Transformers series[1][edit]

Vandread[edit]

War of the Worlds (TV series)[edit]

  • Qar'To—a planet established in the first season of War of the Worlds to be in the same system as that of the invading aliens (Mor-Tax) and has sent a synth to assassinate the Advocacy
  • Mor-Tax—the aliens' homeworld in the first season of War of the Worlds (described as a garden planet)
  • Morthrai—destroyed world of the aliens in the second season of War of the Worlds

Other Film and TV[edit]

Role-playing games[edit]

Rifts[edit]

  • Eylor, a living world said to be the source of the magical Eyes of Eylor, living disembodied eyes of great power.
  • Wormwood

Computer and video games[edit]

Total Annihilation[edit]

  • Empyrrean— The Earth-like home world of the Arm.
  • Thalassean— Archipelago world covered by oceans and dotted with scattered islands.
  • Rougpelt- Red Planet similar to Mars but covered with purple seas and sparse plant life. It also seems to harbor ancient ruins.
  • Tergiverse IV- A world covered in salt deserts from its oceans being drained.
  • Barathrum— Volcanic world.
  • Aegus- The lunar world that orbits Empyrrean.
  • Dump- Core Prime's only satellite that is in essence a giant landfill.
  • Hydross- An ocean world covered completely by seas.
  • Lusch- A swampy planet that possesses thick vegetation and bogs making hovercraft and amphibious units critical to success.
  • Temblor- A rocky planet where the lowlands are shrouded in a "vapor" that forms large impassible barriers. This world is also prone to earthquakes.
  • Gelidus- An icy planet that is prone to hailstorms.
  • Acid planet— A world possessing Corrosive oceans with forests of explosive gasbag plants.
  • Crystal Planet- A planet that has a crystalline surface with deep navy-colored oceans.
  • Core Prime— Metallic with a gigantic computer at its core and a landfill-covered satellite (Home world of the Core)
  • Urban World- Contains the shattered ruins of previous civilization.

Elite[edit]

  • Lave - The starting point of the game (in its original form). The dictatorship of Lave is most well known for its hoopy casinos.
  • Diso - is democratic but ravaged by occasional solar activity.
  • Leesti - a high tech corporate state where most available equipment can be purchased.
  • Riedquat - the most dangerous place that can easily be reached from the starting point of the game. One of the innovations of this game was that, unlike traditional arcade games which presented harder and harder levels as the game progressed, Elite allowed the player to go straight to Riedquat, even though it is a virtually unplayable location with the starting equipment. Riedquat is a poor agricultural anarchy cursed by deadly civil war and is a rodent planet.

Freelancer[edit]

  • Crete
  • Houston
  • Leeds — a heavily polluted planet
  • Manhattan, London, Tokyo and Berlin— Most places in this game are named after Earth places, such as the planet Stuttgart, the New York system, or the Detroit asteroid field.
  • Pittsburgh— Desert, populated with mining operations

Halo[edit]

  • Harvest — an agricultural human colony in the Epsilon Indi system.
  • Onyx — a "shield world" composed out of billions of machines.
  • Reach — a military stronghold planet in the Epsilon Eridani system and the setting of Halo Reach.
  • Requiem - the first Forerunner "shield world" and the setting of Halo 4.
  • Sigma Octanus IV — a colony planet, significant because the Halo's "coordinates" were discovered there.
  • Tribute - a planet in the Epsilon Eridani system that serves as humanity's industrial capital.

Arcadia - tourist location. Attacked in Halo Wars.

Homeworld[edit]

  • Kharak— A desert planet destroyed by an enemy race after space travel is developed
  • Hiigara— The lost Kushan home planet

Little Big Adventure[edit]

  • Twinsun — A planet lit by two suns (which are fixed). It has three climates: the poles are hot and desert, the equator is cold and Arctic (in opposite to planet Earth), and between them lie temperate lands.
  • Zeelich – A planet in Little Big Adventure 2. It is covered by a thick layer of gas clouds and beneath lies a sea of lava. Vegetation and civilization occur only on mountains above the cloud layer.

LittleBigPlanet franchise[edit]

  • Avalonia (referred to as the Space Bass in-game) - Metropolitan planet orbited by the Space Bass
  • Carnivalia - Carnival planet featured in LittleBigPlanet PS Vita
  • Craftworld - Main setting LittleBigPlanet 2
  • Eve's Asylum - Jungle planet featured in LittleBigPlanet Karting
  • LittleBigPlanet - Main setting of all the games (except LittleBigPlanet 2 and LittleBigPlanet Karting)
  • Monster Islands - Planet featured in LittleBigPlanet Karting inhabited by giant monsters that have been mutated by green goo
  • The Garage at the End of the Universe (referred in-game as Hoard, Sweet Hoard) - Hidden location where the Hoard stash their stolen items
  • The Progress Emporium - Retro-style "futuristic" planet featured in LittleBigPlanet Karting
  • Victoria's Laboratory - Planet featured in LittleBigPlanet Karting

Metroid series[edit]

  • Aether — A planet temporarily split into two parallel dimensions in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes.
  • Bryyo - A small planet in the game "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption" It is home to the remaining members of the Reptilicus race.
  • Elysia - A stormy planet in "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption", where Samus Aran visits Skytown, a facility built by the Chozo that hovers high above the surface of the planet.
  • Norion - A planet in "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption" that the Galactic Federation uses for the base of operations.
  • Phaaze - A planet that is the source of all phazon and phazon corruption throughout the galaxy, Samus Aran visits this planet at the end of "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption".
  • Tallon IV - A planet formerly inhabited by Chozo in Metroid Prime video game. All life on the planet was horribly mutated following the crash of a toxic asteroid. Later games mention the mutagen destroyed and the planet slowly recovering.
  • Space Pirate Homeworld (possibly named Urtraghus) - A planet in an unknown galaxy that all space pirates reside, is visited by Samus Aran in "Metroid Prime 3: Corruption"
  • SR-388 - A planet that serves as the original home of the titular Metroid species.
  • Zebes - A major planet of Space Pirate operations in Metroid and Super Metroid. The game's heroine, Samus Aran, was raised by the Chozo on this planet before the Space Pirates arrived.

Star Fox[edit]

  • Aquas - Small waterworld in the Lylat System, setting of the video games in Nintendo's StarFox series
  • Corneria - The home planet for the Fox Team in the series. It is also the most technologically advanced.
  • Fortuna - Small planet covered in forests and evergreens.
  • Fichina - A barren planet locked in an eternal blizzard.
  • Sauria - The "Dinosaur Planet", and main setting of Star Fox Adventures. As its name suggest, the planet is populated by dinosaurs of all types.
  • MacBeth - A planet that has been turned into a giant supply depot by Andross' forces.
  • Titania - A desert-like planet littered with stone ruins. Slippy Toad crashes on this planet in Star Fox 64 when he tries to engage the secret weapon in Sector X.
  • Venom - Largest and closest orbiting planet of the Lylat System, setting of the games in Nintendo's Star Fox series, bearing an extremely toxic atmosphere and therefore a highly desolate surface. Home of the evil Andross. In some versions of the backstory, Venom was previously called Edena because it was supposedly covered almost entirely with forest, possibly evergreen, before Andross was exiled there, suggesting it may have also been a prison planet.
  • Zoness - A planet that once was nearly all tropical in its climate, and home to many island resorts in StarFox's Lylat System, the whole planet was turned into a toxic waste dump by the forces of Andross according to the storyline of StarFox 64, turning its once beautiful oceans into seas of corrosive poison and its atmosphere into a caustic cloud of deadly vapors.
  • Katina- a desert like planet like Titania minus the intense heat. In Star Fox 64, there is a cornerian defence base located there. In Star Fox Assault, it is destroyed by the Aparoids. Pigma sends a distress signal tricking the team into killing off the Aparoids for him.

Star Ocean[edit]

  • Aldeian - Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time
  • Ellicoore 2-Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time
  • Expel—where much of the action of Star Ocean: The Second Story occurs
  • Fargett - Star Ocean
  • Hyaita 4-Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time
  • Klaus - Star Ocean 3 : Till the End of Time
  • Milokeenia - Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • (Energy) Nede - Star Ocean: The Second Story
  • Roak—where the action of Star Ocean occurs
  • Styx- Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time
  • Vanguard 3- Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time
  • Vindine - Star Ocean 3 : Till The End of Time

Commander Keen[edit]

  • Fribbulus Xax - Commander Keen 6
  • Gnosticus IV - Commander Keen 4
  • Korath III - Commander Keen 5
  • Vorticon VI - Commander Keen 3

Other games[edit]

  • Aiur—jungle planet in StarCraft the computer game, home of the protoss species
  • Azeroth (formerly Kalimdor)—In the Warcraft series, it is the home of humans and the main setting of the games
  • Baloris Prime—A planet from the PC game Descent II which was mostly desert (according to the writers of the game this was because its axis of rotation was exactly perpendicular to its plane of orbit, causing a total lack of seasons on the surface of the planet).
  • Bazoik - Planet in Chex Quest.
  • New Terra - In the computer game Outpost 2, New Terra is the world chosen by humanity as its last hope for survival, colonized by the last survivors of Earth in starship Conestoga.
  • Nirn - In planet that all of the events of the Video Game Series The Elder Scrolls takes place
  • Palshife—capital of the Rebellion in the computer game Escape Velocity
  • Popstar—from the Kirby series of video games
  • Second Miltia—home planet of Shion Uzuki, protagonist in the Xenosaga games.
  • Spira (Final Fantasy) - Setting of Final Fantasy X, contains a large world ocean surrounding one continent with many islands, has two moons.
  • Stroggos - Home of the hostile Strogg species in the Quake 2 and Quake 4 shooters.
  • Urth - Setting for Primal Rage and Primal Rage 2, though technically a future version of Earth with unrecognizable continents and oceans.
  • Xenon—Roger Wilco's home world in the Space Quest computer game series.

Music[edit]

  • Kobaïa — Planet invented by Christian Vander, drummer and composer of Magma
  • Planet Claire — The subject of a song by the music group The B-52's. Claire is described as having pink air, and trees that are all red. The lifeforms do not have heads, and all live forever.

Hoaxes and urban legends[edit]

  • Serpo
  • Ummo
  • The unnamed home planet of the Grey aliens

Experimental Planets[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]