home planet n.

= homeworld n.

  • 1896 G. P. Lathrop In the Deep of Time in Morning Times (Washington, DC) 27 Dec. 16/2 page image George Parsons Lathrop bibliography

    ‘We are created, in a manner, spontaneously…by the exertion of will and unselfish desire and the fulfillment of many conditions of life and character which you Earth people do not understand.’ …I noticed that he said ‘We are created’; not ‘We create ourselves.’ This led to some talk on religion; and he told us a good deal about his home planet.

  • 1928 ‘H. Martin’ Rice’s Ray in Amazing Stories Jan. 969/2 page image Harold A. Lower bibliography

    It was the greatest thrill I ever got from radio, to be able to hear what was going on in our home planet when we were still millions of miles away.

  • 1930 J. W. Campbell Black Star Passes in Amazing Stories Quarterly Fall 519/1 page image John W. Campbell, Jr. bibliography

    The training of their operators was the most serious problem, and one that had been finally solved by a very abbreviated training course in the actual manipulation of the controls on the home planet, and subsequent training as the squadrons raced on their courses away from Earth.

  • 1931 E. E. Smith Spacehounds of IPC in Amazing Stories Sept. 544/2 page image Edward E. Smith bibliography

    He first called Mars, the home planet of Alcantro and Fedanzo, the foremost force-field experts of three planets; and was assured in no uncertain terms that those rulers of rays were ready and anxious to follow wherever Brandon and Westfall might lead.

  • 1934 E. E. Smith Skylark of Valeron in Astounding Stories Sept. 27/1 Edward E. Smith

    We know but little more than we knew countless thousands of cycles ago, when our home planet was still substance.

  • 1949 ‘T. Herrick’ Message From Dead in Planet Comics Jan. 24/2

    The Moon night is much colder that Earth’s. But my sleeping tube was well-equipped with an electrical heating coil and I lay snug and warm on my back—staring at my home planet that had changed places with the Moon.

  • 1951 Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 48/2

    The ice of his home-planet was in Hallerock’s eyes; but so was the warm, loyal human strength that had triumphed over it and carelessly paid in then the full, final price of conquest.

  • 1951 I. Asimov Foundation Trilogy–Foundation i. ii. 6 Isaac Asimov

    The air seemed a little thicker here, the gravity a bit greater, than on his home planet of Synnax.

  • 1952 R. A. Heinlein This I Believe in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 141 Robert A. Heinlein

    I believe in my whole race… I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching, oversize brain case…will endure. Will endure longer than his home planet—will spread out to the stars and beyond.

  • 1968 S. E. Whitfield in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ ii. iii. 210 bibliography

    These sounds…include…other sounds native to the crewman’s home planet.

  • 1976 P. Anthony What of Earth (1989) 68

    The sheer immensity of space, of actually leaving, not my home, but my home planet.

  • 1982 M. Z. Bradley Winds of Darkover 10 Marion Zimmer Bradley bibliography

    Resigning before a contract was up meant losing your holdback pay and your fee passage back to your home planet—which could strand you on a strange world and wipe out a year’s pay.

  • 1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars v. 299 Kim Stanley Robinson bibliography

    Meanwhile we've got more pressing problems…Or a home planet going critical.

  • 2010 K. K. Rusch Becoming One with the Ghosts in Asimov’s Science Fiction Oct.–Nov. 15 page image Kristine Kathryn Rusch bibliography

    The Fleet, everyone knew, originally came from Earth, but so long ago that no one alive had seen the home planet.


Research requirements

antedating 1896

Earliest cite

G. P. Lathrop, "In the Deep of Time"

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from an unsigned editorial blurb in Thrilling Wonder Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from James H. Schmitz's "Space Fear".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1951 reprint of Frank Belknap Long's "Cones".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1930 cite from John W. Campbell, Jr.'s "The Black Star Passes".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1934 cite from E. E. Smith's "The Skylark of Valeron".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1939 cite from Neil R. Jones's "Swordsmen of Saturn".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from Thornecliffe Herrick's "Message From the Dead".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1953 cite from Frank Belknap Long's "Little Men of Space".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite from Jack Vance's "Meet Miss Universe".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from H. Beam Piper's "Last Enemy".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from Fritz Leiber's "The Enchanted Forest".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from Gardner F. Fox's "Sword of the Seven Suns".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from H. B. Fyfe's "Thinking Machine".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Sam Carson's "Seed of Tomorrow".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Death Between the Stars".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Katherine MacLean's "Pictures Don't Lie".
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1928 cite from "Harry Martin" in Amazing.
Simon Koppel submitted an 1896 cite from G. P. Lathrop.

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