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Stories with planetary consciousness

Does anyone know any fantasy or SF stories with a planetary consciousness or awareness? I'm interested in how such a being comes into being, how it is connected with and interacts with other lifeforms, particularly sentient lifeforms, on its world.

I know there's the Gaea-like god in Avatar and I remember a story from the manga Stardust Memories. Anything else?


Foundation and Empire by Isaac Asimov
Nemesis by Isaac Asimov
Solaris by Stanislaw Lem

Those are the ones I can think of. There are probably a lot more but I'm not a big sci fi reader.
Thanks everyone! Ah Solaris - I liked the film with George Clooney, it was a nice change in SF from typical action based stories. Has anyone seen the earlier movie?