zones cup 2020

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The cultural hotstpots of the System in 2020, zone by zone.

The Solar Zone  2020

Incandescence    410

The Sun    888

The Gritty NOSS    399 

The Winds of Vulcan    387

Vulcan    1083

What to see on the Sun    355

What to see on Vulcan    340

Total for the Solar Zone:    3,862

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The Mercurian Zone  2020

Battle on Mercury      382 

Brightside Crossing      634

The Darkside of Mercury    464

Immortals of Mercury   564

Invasions from Mercury    296

Mercury    1098

Mercury Awaits    299

Old Mercury  382

Ray Cummings' Mercury    492

Reply re Mercury Language Myth Influencing Valeddom    335

The Resurrection of Merrick Hardcastle   405

Valeddom      1064

What to see on Mercury   317

Where the Nightlife Never Ends     488

Zookie Must Die    280 

Total for the Mercurian Zone:     7,520

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The Venusian Zone  2020

A Dark, Imperious Hand    483

A Life of Leisure and Renewed Vigor    363

Amtor   865

An Ice-Age Venus?   429

Devil's Due   516

Farewell the Unseen Morn   199

Fortune's Bitter Road    309

Gloomstalker    311

The Hard Streets of Aphrodite    530

The Kuttner-Moore Venus    632 

Love the Amtor Article       310

Of Dresses and Dames    697

Perelandra        1742

Project Utopia   365

The Purple Sea     272

Sentinels From Space    440

The Sky People    849

Slaves of Venus   373 

Venus    1281 

Venus Quiz - Author-to-Tale    306

Venus Quiz - Tale-To-Author    412 

What to see on Venus     584 

Total for the Venusian Zone:     12,268  

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The Terrestrial Zone   2020  

A Plea for Lost Civilizations    375

A Relic from the Old Space Program   298

America's Own Haunting    674

The Drop     307

Earth    923

Eerie Earths    366

Gather, Darkness!    349

Kroth     1172 

Man of the World    5667

Offer of trial balloon for Earthshimmer tale   270

Old Space Program   912

Pellucidar   1451

Provided at Generous Prices   357

The Rise    334

Star's Reach    496

What to see on Earth   484

Total for the Terrestrial Zone:      14,435

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The Lunar Zone  2020

A harsh beauty - the unforgiving moon    309

Ancient Inhabited Moon       573

Archives of the Moon   3595

Earthlight    388

The First Men in the Moon     823

The Great Moon Hoax    508

Land Rush, King Rush, Moon Rush    407 

Lovecraft's Moon     405

Lunar Surface Creatures   451

Lurkers on the Moon    334

The Mare Frigoris Culture     406

The Moon     1009

Moon Quiz - Author To Tale      284

Moon Quiz - Tale To Author    344

Offer of the Archives of the Moon       260

The Rogue Planet    336

Thoughts on the Earthlight Article     289

What to see on the Moon    440

Whom Gods Destroy    460


Total for the Lunar Zone:     11,621   

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The Martian Zone  2020

A Barsoom and Mars Match-Up    399

A Coercive of Mars    364

A Return to Bradbury's Mars    357

A Rose for Ecclesiastes     1209

Academia on Mars    436

Another NHOSS Adventure - James S A Corey's A Man Without Honor   805

Arabella of Mars    843

Barsoom     1428

Be Seeing You    353

But is it NOSS?    341

The Cold White North of Mars    283

The Crimson Courts and My Martian Dreams     446

The Dance of the Red Lady    371

The Date of the Invasion     339

Field Observations from a Far-Future Mars   356

Global Dispatches and Extraordinary Gentlemen     338

For the next Zones Cup:   The Hidden City of Mars    

Home on Mars   313

In the Courts of the Crimson Kings     1047

In the Tombs of the Martian Kings    318

The Inorganic Character of RSS Mars   312

Long Live the Billion-Year Spacereich!    322

The Magistrate    653

Mars     1200

Mars et la terre à la belle époque    396

Mars Quiz - Author To Tale    400

Mars Quiz - Tale To Author      360

The Martian Crown Jewels   551

Martian Landings in War of the Worlds     738

My Favorite Anthology     874

One Who burns Worlds    356

Out of... Mars?     312

Out of the Silent Planet Overview     340

Pirates on Mars Again    342

Red Planet     398

Rex Gordon     456

Rock Toad    371

Sailing the Seven Spaceways    801

The Sands of Mars     356

Shoals     449

Sleeping Fury    555

Allen M Steele's Enigmatic Mars     357

Thoughts on Moorcock's The Lost Canal   362

Time to Rest    441

Wanderers of Mars      427

What to see on Mars     595

World of Never-Men      798


Total for the Martian Zone:     24,048

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The Asteroidal Zone  2020

Asteroid Progenitor Planet     1134

Asteroids    1230

Ceres     407

Chill on Beautiful Iskar!       347

Decision on Euphrosyne     49

Peril on Pallas      1440

Rimworld Trash    523

Rock and a Hard Place    348

Rock and the Belt Pirates    400

To the Belt with Alan E Nourse     314

What to see on the Asteroids     379

What to see on Ceres    327

What to see on Icarus     320

What to See on Vesta    328

Total for the Asteroidal Zone:       7,546    

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The Jovian Zone  2020

Amalthea    893

Asimov on Jupiter   411

Asimov on Jupiter Response      265

Callisto     605

Europa     518

Europa Dive    306

Flame Lords of Jupiter    388

The Galilean Satellites      447

Ganymede     673

The Great Red Spot      419

Io      489

Jovian Inferno      623

Jupiter     1250

Leda      407

Pinnah-Birds and Genetic Engineering      277

Thanator - For and Against    658

What to see on Callisto    276

What to see on Europa    246

What to see on Ganymede    316

What to see on Io    356

What to see on Jupiter    418

Total for the Jovian Zone:       10,241         

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The Saturnian Zone   2020

A Saturnian Renaissance    288

The Arc of Iapetus      866

Feeling Naked on Titan Response     330

The Lost Rings of Saturn   459

Pirates of Titan    311  

Prisoners of Saturn    664

The Rings of Saturn     417

Saturn    1118

Titan     487

What to see on Saturn   399

What to see on Titan    324

Total for the Saturnian Zone:        5,663     

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The Uranian Zone   2020

Ariel     418

Beyond Despair    296

The Chthonic Pull     426

Plague Planet     216

Into the Wilds    481

Oberon     380

Titania     305

Umbriel     470

Uranian Eras   969

Uranian Gleams     1582

Uranian Throne    7013

Uranian Throne contents page    652

Uranian Throne reference page    739   

Uranus     987

What to see on Ariel    214

What to see on Oberon    297

What to see on Umbriel    233

What to see on Uranus     325

Total for the Uranian Zone:       16,003     

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The Neptunian Zone   2020

Neptune     858 

Neptunian Allure    474

Outlaws of Neptune    519

The Sea Empress    368

Triton     667

What to see on Neptune    299

What to see on Triton    271

Total for the Neptunian Zone:       3,456    

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The Plutonian Zone   2020

Cerberus      289

On the Shoreline of Darkness     415

Pluto      995

Pluto's Endless Mysteries     307

Styx     337

The Slavanns Must Play     501

What to see on Cerberus     224

What to see on Pluto     419

What to see on Styx    258

Total for the Plutonian Zone:       3,745      

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The Outermost Zone   2020

Comets      614

Mission to the Tenth Planet       691

The Outermost Reaches       759

Planet X      891

The Reefs of Space       884

The Theoretical Ninth Planet       346

What to see on comets    333

Total for the Outermost Zone:       4,518  

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RANKINGS, 2020:

In first place:     The Martian Zone   24,048

In second place:        The Uranian Zone   16,003  (up from fourth place)

In third place:     The Terrestrial Zone   14,435  (down from second place)

In fourth place:       The Venusian Zone   12,268  (up from sixth place)

In fifth place:      The Lunar Zone   11,621

In sixth place:        The Jovian Zone   10,241  (down from third place)

In seventh place:        The Asteroidal Zone   7,546

In eighth place:        The Mercurian Zone   7,520

In ninth place:       The Saturnian Zone   5,663

In tenth place:       The Outermost Zone   4,518  (up from eleventh place)

In eleventh place:       The Solar Zone   3,862  (down from tenth place)

In twelfth place:       The Plutonian Zone   3,745

In last place:       The Neptunian Zone   3,456

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