located or occurring on the surface of a planet
The voyage to Naxos was routine. And the frontier world where they set down at its end was enough like Terra to be unexciting too. Not that Dane got any planet-side leave.
Wesson had been a space-dweller for most of his adult life, and knew even in his bones that if an orbital station ever collapsed, the ‘under’ part would not be crushed but would be hurled away by its own angular momentum. This was not the oppressiveness of planetside buildings, where the looming mass above you seemed always threatening to fall: this was something else, completely distinct, and impossible to argue away.
And his having the blazonry changed, from the sword-and-atom symbol to the blue crescent. And the ill-feeling on the part of other captains and planet-side employers about the men he'd lured away from them.
Though they wore the conventional planetside dress of any crewmen, coveralls and boots, those had no insignia on breast or collar.
He bloodied himself in a dozen planetside wars, sent fleets here and there at his command, but it was I who made the plans…I who fired the starships and sent them on their way.
Gerswin ignored the Imperial byplay, since neither corvette could fire again without risking planetside damage.
Communications stations flared and went black; planetside industrial targets flared, went dark, then flared again as secondary fires were ignited.
Merchant houses started establishing local planetside offices to manage their part of the network as it grew.
The planetside headquarters of the Regular Space Service comprised a warren of buildings that radiated from the back of the Ministry of Defense.
No one now expected to hear from the planetside colony.
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