out-planet n.

= outworld n.

  • 1943 A. L. Zagat Venus Station in Science Fiction Stories Apr. 21/1 page image Arthur Leo Zagat bibliography

    I’ve run into happenstances before, on the Out-Planets, that didn’t seem to make sense.

  • 1954 F. B. Holden Man the Tech-Men Made in Planet Stories Mar. 78/2 page image Fox B. Holden bibliography

    His father, Director Gentech before him, had met death on one of Sol System’s cold, hostile outplanets.

  • 1957 P. K. Dick Unreconstructed M in Science Fiction Stories Jan. 28/2 page image Philip K. Dick bibliography

    ‘Who made it?’ he repeated. ‘A Bellatrix machine tool syndicate…a subsidiary of Tirol’s organization. They’re made to be watchdogs. The big plantations on outplanets use them; they patrol. They get poachers.’

  • 1964 P. K. Dick Waterspider in Worlds of If Jan. 119/2 page image Philip K. Dick bibliography

    Where would you go?’ Quietly, Fermeti said, ‘To the nearest spaceport, of course. To buy a ticket to Mars or the outplanets.’

  • 1978 R. Thurston Alicia II 147 page image Robert Thurston bibliography

    He died out in your territory, one of the outplanets.

  • 1996 L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Parafaith War 295 page image L. E. Modesitt, Jr. bibliography

    Good genes. Don’t see that kind of stock from the outplanets often.

Research requirements

antedating 1943

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from Pauline Ashwell's 1958 story "Unwillingly to School".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1957 cite from Philip K. Dick.

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