pleasure planet n.
a planet that is pleasurable to visit, esp. one that functions chiefly as a resort; cf. paradise planet n.
The pleasure planet was itself a gorgeous jewel, covered with tell-tended gardens of many-hued vegetation, and with the magnificent palaces, triumphal arches, and colossi erected by a thousand generations of universal rulers.
After World’s End in Marvel Science Stories Feb. 42/2
They’re on the Pleasure Planet—that asteroid gambling paradise outside the limitations of System law.
Captain Future & the Seven Space Stones in Captain Future Winter x. 54/1
Where had he seen eyes with that expression? On Fan, the Pleasure Planet?
The World-Thinker in Thrilling Wonder Stories Summer 45/2
The Tethys project seems to be to develop the satellite as a sort of resort, a low-gravity pleasure planet.
The Fishers in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Dec. 7
Ma’am, if I didn't know better I would swear you were someone I left behind on Wrigley’s Pleasure Planet. It’s funny, you’re exactly like a girl that….
The Man Trap (Star Trek episode) (transcription)
He slept and dreamed good dreams. Of life as Willis Kaw, life on the pleasure planet.
Strange Wine in Amazing Stories June 37/2
The teaching method of the pleasure planet of Midia, for instance, is plain old pleasure/pain conditioning, and the results are a population of seducer/hustlers.
On Books in Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction May 188/1
Pollard, who would have preferred a few weeks on Calliope or one of the other pleasure planets, finally agreed to come along so that the four of them could celebrate their latest billion together.
Hunting the Snark in Asimov’s Science Fiction Dec. 99
Jangala, on the other hand, was a pleasure planet, where towns were few, and everything that was not actual sea was covered with a sea of trees.
Railhead xx. 117
Jack Williamson, in Marvel Science Stories
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