hell planet n.
a planet regarded as dangerous or unpleasant, esp. one having climate conditions that are inhospitable for humans
The Hell Planet.
in Wonder Stories June (title)
Make Rath Granod eat the dirt of his own hell planet!
Zagribud in Amazing Stories Feb. 106/1
I’ve thought of you a great deal these eleven years! In the radium fields of that hell-planet Mercury, hunting gold in the stinking Venusian jungles, prospecting the dusty, choking deserts of Mars!
Star Pirate in Planet Stories Summer 76/2
1945 Planet Stories Fall 78 (editorial introduction to The Bubble Dwellers, by ‘Ross Rocklynne’)
The hell-planet of Vulcan had spawned a deadly menace that might entrap the civilized worlds.
A big world, as I recall. Twice our gravity, mostly hydrogen atmosphere—storms of unparalleled violence, volcanic upheavals, a hell planet!
Enough Rope in Astounding Science Fiction July 19/1
So here we live out our lives…on this hell-planet.
Dune (1984) I. 196
On the surface Lorimer was a hell-planet. But Lack would not venture onto the surface.
Draft Dodger in Worlds of If Mar. 89/1
Pounding feet came closer: Joseph’s heavier tread, and the lighter, faster sound of the folk the hell-planet bred.
City Who Fought (1994) 326
A variety of settings—an ice planet, a civilized world, a triple-max security prison on a hell planet.
Multiplexity in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Dec. 123/1
Leslie Stone, as the title of her story "The Hell Planet", in Wonder Stories.
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