to travel from one planet to another, esp. in short trips
[after island-hopping (OED: 1944)]
The space-bronzed lieutenants who were squiring Fania around the New York spots while Sobeen was planet-hopping.
They never got Kruger. He started planet hopping and he’s still on the lam.
The thing has me worried. That’s why I want to hit Pluto Base and planet-hop our way in. Give Earth notice that we’re coming.
I don’t know how long it will take us. We’ll have to zig-zag, planet-hop, before we get to a Guild ship or installation. But we’ll get back.
It was blind luck I found them. I had started back, you see, and was planet hopping, but going on a different tack than the one I’d followed going on. You have to be extremely careful, as I suppose you know, in choosing the planets that you use.
The physicist Frank Tipler has lent his support to the notion that an advanced race could ‘planet-hop’. He bases the idea on the way the South Sea Islanders spread across the Pacific Ocean by island-hopping followed by consolidation.
My Xanno ancestors emigrated from rock to rock for four hundred and fifty years. We planet-hopped across two quadrants, finding nothing but pestilence and racist rejection. We crossed mountains, deserts, oceans, voids, and asteroid belts looking for a home.
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