‘My people are not interested in the languages of other planets. They would not approve of space ships. That is why I land in the dark.’ Joe and Uncle Keller started at each other. They had imagined her people to be a race of planet-hopping scientists.
Gleeps was an unusual character; he haunted the spacelanes, drove planet hopping tourists mad, and generally made his presence felt in the most infuriating manner.
You penniless, planet-hopping tramp!
His life has been devoted to creating his own—er, spaceship is not quite the word. It’s more of a planet-hopping estate, fashioned from a comet.
With plenty of high-powered energy cannons, planet-hopping starships, and body-altering cyberware, Fading Suns...has everything that a dyed-in-the-wool science fiction gamer would need. So why is it being reviewed in a fantasy magazine?
The single greatest inspiration for Star Wars was Flash Gordon Conquers the Universe (1940), Universal’s third and final ‘chapter play’ featuring Buster Crabbe as the planet-hopping hero. [Ibid. 289] Despite its planet-hopping narrative, the real drama of Star Wars doesn't operate on a galactic scale but on an intimate, personal one.
Don Wilcox, in Fantastic Adventures
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