paradise planet n.
a planet regarded as peaceful or beautiful, esp. one having unspoilt natural beauty; cf. pleasure planet n.
1948 The Book Shelf in Fantasy Book (vol. 1, no. 3) 38
This is the story of the Games Machine of Earth—of Venus, the paradise planet and of man’s struggle to reach its haven.
1949 Planet Stories Summer 77 (editorial summary of Margaret St. Clair’s Garden of Evil)
Even to a drug-soaked outcast ethnographer, Fyhon was a paradise planet.
And now, above the transparent dome, swung the green globe of the new world, the paradise-planet, the destination for the last fragment of mankind.
Second Chance in Science Fiction Quarterly May 64/2
Have you found anything more about the bees, Alan? If we could lick that problem, it would make Meroe a paradise planet.
Twice Bitten in New Worlds Science Fiction Feb. 11
All too soon, earthlings would cover the paradise planet with highways and fuming traffic, fill its air with thundering jets carrying earthling tourists.
Space Shoes of the Gods in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov. 58/2
I am shocked into sobriety. Oh gods, my paradise planet isn’t all paradise; it contains others who are killers.
Color of Neanderthal Eyes in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May 38
‘Candy Buds’ is set on Tropicana, a biotech commerce enclave and ocean tourist paradise planet that is controlled by rich and ruthless crime lords.
in Science Fiction Age 16/3 (review of Peter F. Hamilton’s A Second Chance at Eden)
Not that any of that bothers Rexitor. He’s just ordered that I spend a period of enforced rest at one of our outposts, Halax-Ten. It’s a paradise planet with a climate similar to Haalux and endless ways to do nothing.
Crave: Alien General’s Obsession 99
Book review in Fantasy Book
Research HistorySuggested by Leah Zeldes.
Leah Zeldes submitted a 2021 cite from Hattie Jacks.
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