The air on that planet had a rainbow swirl, as if bright inks were dropped into a current with precision. On the skin it felt as silk on a hot day, cool and smooth. It eddied around fingers as if it were water in some magic wishing well. Clarissa watched it, allowing time to stand still just for her, breathing it in.

By Angela Abraham, @daisydescriptionari, February 11, 2019.

The axis of Uller is in the same plane as the orbit, so that at a certain time of the year the north pole is pointed directly at the sun, while at the opposite end of the orbit it points directly away. The result is highly exaggerated seasons. At the poles the temperature runs from 120

By descriptionari, July 8, 2012.

Found in Uller Uprising, authored by Henry Beam Piper.


In the telescopic screen Tanith looked like any picture of any Terra-type planet from space, with cloud-blurred contours of seas and continents and a vague mottling of gray and brown and green, topped at the pole by an icecap. None of the surface features, not even the major mountain ranges or rivers, were yet distinguishable, ...

By descriptionari, July 6, 2012.

Found in Space Viking, authored by Henry Beam Piper.