the action of making (short) trips from one planet to another
Space-warp travel had an advantage over mere planet hopping in a rocket-driven ship.
Filch in Astounding Science-Fiction Mar. 60/1
Personally I think the whole story was fantastic, not because of the super-gadgets and the planet-hopping but because of the economic and political setup.
We’ll Bite—When? in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 135/2 (letter)
The awe-inspiring depths of space did not awe Morgan. He loathed space. He detested planet hopping. He hated space ships.
Morgan’s Lucky Planet in Imagination Apr. 95/2
Toivo Leskinenn, Storekeeper First Class, left Earth an albino, and returned from planet-hopping in the 9th System a pink-cheeked, brown-eyed, black-haired stranger.
The Cure-All in Worlds of If July 108/2
With the information from this flight, you’ll learn more about the new drive than you would from years of planet-hopping.
Alpha Centauri A Nine in Fantastic Science Fiction Jan. 72
Seven Worlds is a good combination of adventure, puzzle-solving, and planet-hopping.
On Books in Asimov’s Science Fiction 188/2
One of the beds is occupied. Its owner hangs limp from the fat strap that kept him locked down and alive when Olber’s Paradox crashed. A hard habit to break. Buckling yourself in. Speaks to me of a life spent planet-hopping.
Day of the Damned 18
Frank Belknap Long, in Astounding
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