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 page image

    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) page image

    Even to a drug-soaked outcast ethnographer, Fyhon was a paradise planet.

  • 1957 I. Cox, Jr. Second Chance in Science Fiction Quarterly May 64/2 page image Irving E. Cox, Jr. bibliography

    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.

  • 1963 D. Malcolm Twice Bitten in New Worlds Science Fiction Feb. 11 page image Donald Malcolm bibliography

    Have you found anything more about the bees, Alan? If we could lick that problem, it would make Meroe a paradise planet.

  • 1974 J. Sladek Space Shoes of the Gods in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Nov. 58/2 page image John Sladek bibliography

    All too soon, earthlings would cover the paradise planet with highways and fuming traffic, fill its air with thundering jets carrying earthling tourists.

  • 1988 ‘J. Tiptree, Jr.’ Color of Neanderthal Eyes in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction May 38 page image James Tiptree, Jr. bibliography

    I am shocked into sobriety. Oh gods, my paradise planet isn’t all paradise; it contains others who are killers.

  • 1999 D. D. Fratz in Science Fiction Age 16/3 (review of Peter F. Hamilton’s A Second Chance at Eden) page image Doug Fratz bibliography

    ‘Candy Buds’ is set on Tropicana, a biotech commerce enclave and ocean tourist paradise planet that is controlled by rich and ruthless crime lords.

  • 2021 H. Jacks Crave: Alien General’s Obsession 99

    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.

Research requirements

antedating 1948

Earliest cite

Book review in Fantasy Book

Research History
Suggested by Leah Zeldes.

Leah Zeldes submitted a 2021 cite from Hattie Jacks.

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