colony planet n.
a planet occupied by settlers (or their descendants) from another planet or area, typically under the political control of the parent state
Usually with the implication that the colony planet is underdeveloped, remote, unimportant, etc.
I don’t know what it was like before; the usual colony-planet, I suppose, with labor-barracks and factories and semi-detached homes.
Perfect Invasion in Stirring Science Stories Mar. 10/2
He had been born on Earth but showed plainly a background of several generations on the colony-planet Regulus Six—big bones, dark skin, quick reactions.
Attitude in Astounding Science-Fiction Sept. 27/2
What danger can a shoplifter do on a colony planet? There’s nothing to steal.
Girls from Earth in Galaxy Science Fiction Jan. vii. 97/2
So what if my prints are filed? They won’t be cross-checked; they’ll just be those of some immigrant, who was born on a colony-planet and who is being recorded for the first time.
Night of Light in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction June 25/2
‘In some ways, it’s just like home. Only there should be more snow, and a lot of salt water.’ ‘A colony planet?’ She said ironically, ‘Just a planet to get rich quick on.’
While the North Wind Blows in Amazing Stories Nov. 18/1
According to the files, they were both from colony planets so new the bedrock had hardly dried, while she was manifestly from Earth.
He was no longer the simple soyfarm boy from a Third Wave colony planet who’d fallen in love with a high stakes baccarat dealer.
Paladin in Absolute Magnitude Fall–Winter 48/2
The Phoenix City Hub…aggregated most of the civilian mass transportation for the oldest and most populous city of the oldest and most populous human interstellar colony planet.
Human Division x. 275
We’ve just taken control of the governor of a colony planet.
Persepolis Rising 110
C. M. Kornbluth, in Stirring Science Stories
Research HistorySuggested by Clive Shergold, who also submitted a 1981 cite from Terry Pratchett.
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