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  • You could of course call on Haviland Tuf and The Ark. I suspect a 30km long seedship would have some impact on the outcome ...

    Jaime's Challenge

  • “We had just begun attempting that – and diversifying the protogene growth centers just a few hundred kilometers from where we had parked the seedship in the leaves and branches of the alien ring, when…” She paused as if searching for the right words. » Post Topic » Orphans of The Helix by Dan Simmons

  • On an ice world they find a human habitation, one of the few successfully established by the USA's seedship programme, and evidence of a crime that took place many years earlier which Clavain dedicates himself to solving.

    Archive 2008-05-01

  • The first section focuses on one of GRRM's several signature characters, namely Haviland Tuf, the vegetarian, bald and somewhat eccentric master of the ancient seedship The Ark, who proclaims himself the last of the long-extinct Ecological Engineers.

    Dreamsongs, Volume II by George RR Martin

  • Once, after I had taken great care to detail the differences between their ancient seedship and the Los Angeles, Siri astounded me by ask­ing, "But why did it take my ancestors 80 years of shiptime to reach Maui-Covenant when you can make the trip in 130 days?"

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • In the last stages of her illness she had called together the doctors and the few technicians left in the colony and they rebuilt for her one of the ancient hi­bernation chambers used in their seedship two centuries earlier.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • I can imagine it being handed down in Siri's family from the seedship generation.

    Prayers To Broken Stones

  • Though he was only five, even then he knew that this seedship would be the very last of its kind.

    The Songs of Distant Earth

  • There were a few nervous little laughs; then Councillor Simmons remarked thoughtfully, 'I'm sure we could handle a seedship if we had to.

    The Songs of Distant Earth

  • 'And what shall we do,' he asked, 'if it's another seedship, and tries to colonize us all over again?

    The Songs of Distant Earth


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