on or onto the surface of a planet
That pod had to be brought planet[-]side, Jack. Check on unauthorized flights of all cargo burners.
Devil’s Cargo in Future Science Fiction Mar. 24/1
He posed monolithic in his sky-blue uniform that had not changed since the Twenty-First Century. Though it was well known that he felt a little ridiculous when he wore it planet-side, when he was on his ship he walked as a man clad in armor.
Father in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction July 4/1
Every able-bodied man had been sent planetside to search for the bomb.
Run for Stars in Touch of Infinity 41
‘No, you went planetside.’ ‘Precisely because I am an expendable.’
Avatar (1981) 270
During her remaining days planetside, she had turned over her laboratory work to a co-worker.
Death of Sleep (1992) 7
I really am a sleaze. I've been back planetside a few times…but I never saw you. Never tried to contact you.
Imzadi v. 35
It was only customary to do so when a crewman lacked family and friends planetside.
My Brother's Keeper . i. 7
‘You want me to hold position?’ ‘Nope. I want you planetside, ready to respond.’
Sixteenth Watch 8
P. J. Farmer 'Father'
Research HistoryEnoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1997 reprint of Joe Haldeman's "The Forever War".
Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a reprint of Harlan Ellison's "Run for the Stars"; Mike Christie verified the cite in a 1959 printing.
We would like to check the original appearance in 1957 in Science Fiction Adventures.
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a reprint of Barry Longyear's "Dueling Clowns"; Mike Christie verified it in the 1979 first appearance. Enoch Forrester submitted a cite from a 1993 reprint of Peter David's "Imzadi".
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1981 reprint of Poul Anderson's 1978 "The Avatar".
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a 1992 reprint of Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye's 1990 "The Death of Sleep".
Ralf Brown located and Edward Keyes submitted a 1959 cite from Donald A. Wollheim's "The Secret of the Ninth Planet".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite for the form "planet-side" from a 1985 reprint of Andre Norton's "Sargasso of Space"; we would like to verify this in the 1955 first edition.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite from Philip José Farmer's "Father".
Last modified 2021-01-17 18:41:45
In the compilation of some entries, HDSF has drawn extensively on corresponding entries in OED.