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.
Sargasso of Space ii. 22
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.
Stranger Station in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Dec. 11/1
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.
Space Viking 35
Though they wore the conventional planetside dress of any crewmen, coveralls and boots, those had no insignia on breast or collar.
Zero Stone (1977) 140
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.
And what will we do Tomorrow? (1980) 182
Gerswin ignored the Imperial byplay, since neither corvette could fire again without risking planetside damage.
In Endless Twilight 213
Communications stations flared and went black; planetside industrial targets flared, went dark, then flared again as secondary fires were ignited.
Star Wars: Heir to Empire (1992) 98
Merchant houses started establishing local planetside offices to manage their part of the network as it grew.
On Basilisk Station (1994) 106
The planetside headquarters of the Regular Space Service comprised a warren of buildings that radiated from the back of the Ministry of Defense.
Against Odds (2001) 313
2009 Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Apr. 203
No one now expected to hear from the planetside colony.
Research HistoryMike Christie submitted a cite from a 1980 reprint of Orson Scott Card's story "And What Will We Do Tomorrow?" in "Capitol".
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1977 reprint of Andre Norton's 1968 "The Zero Stone".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1988 cite from L.E. Modesitt, Jr.'s "In Endless Twilight".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1992 reprint of Timothy Zahn's 1991 "Heir to the Empire".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1963 cite from H. Beam Piper's "Space Viking".
Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 2001 reprint of Elizabeth Moon's 2000 "Against the Odds".
Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 1994 reprint of David Weber's 1993 "On Basilisk Station".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite for the form "planet-side" from a 1985 reprint of Andre Norton's 1955 "Sargasso of Space"; Mike Christie verified this from a 1957 reprint.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Damon Knight's "Stranger Station".
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