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The Eschaton, from Charles Stross's Singularity Sky and Iron Sunrise.

The Seraphs, from Paul McAuley's Evening's Empires.

The Fast Folk, from Ken MacLeod's Fall Revolution series.

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Whew, you actually brought an extra!

Took me a while to go through most of the references, the only weak link I would argue of is the Fast Folk (from the comments I could gather at least; besides the Culture series, I didn't read any of the titles myself, to be honest). Certainly a Culture Mind (wrapped in one of their ships) is one of the answers I was looking for.

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OK, another list of five: five SF books, TV shows, or films where the main driver of the plot is that the character(s) is/are lost, and are striving to find their way home (or, possibly, to reach some other destination).

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Comic books? Space Family Robinson?

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Yes, comic books are allowed! Space Family Robinson counts as number one.

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Earl Dumarest / Edwin Charles Tubb / searching for Earth
Trying to survive behind the controls of a Caduceus Psi XT in Alpha test :lol:

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Edwin Charles Tubb's Dumarest saga makes two …

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Battlestar Galactica?

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Commander_X wrote:Battlestar Galactica?
Yes - they're not trying to find their way home, but they are searching for an unknown (possibly mythological) destination. That's three …

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Sliders - they couldn't find their way back to the dimension they started from (although in at least one episode they may have briefly returned without realising it)

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Disembodied wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 9:51 am
OK, another list of five: five SF books, TV shows, or films where the main driver of the plot is that the character(s) is/are lost, and are striving to find their way home (or, possibly, to reach some other destination).
Well there is the whole of Star Trek 3 - the one with a woman in Kirk's chair, not the Earl-Grey-hot guy. Sorry - I never got into "Star Trek The Last 7 generations".
Isn't it the one with a medical hologram providing comic relief?
Something about making their way back from the Delta Quadrant.
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Isn't it the one with a medical hologram providing comic relief?
<grins> If the medical hologram provided comic relief, what the hell did the holodeck provide?

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Cody wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:46 pm
Isn't it the one with a medical hologram providing comic relief?
<grins> If the medical hologram provided comic relief, what the hell did the holodeck provide?
Something to wipe the tears away?
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RockDoctor wrote:
Thu Feb 28, 2019 11:41 pm
Well there is the whole of Star Trek 3 - the one with a woman in Kirk's chair, not the Earl-Grey-hot guy.
<finger counts: TOS, 1, TNG, 2, DS9, 3. Voyager 4; pedantically replies: />
Unless you consider Kirk's Star Trek as being Start Trek 0 (or maybe just Star Trek), the one you're talking about should be Star Trek 4. :D

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Sliders makes four, and Star Trek: Voyager makes five! Other possible answers could have included Ulysses 31, or (for a lost-in-time variant) Quantum Leap.

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