Full record for home planet n.

Definition = homeworld
OED requirements antedating 1930
Earliest cite John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from an unsigned editorial blurb in Thrilling Wonder Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from James H. Schmitz's "Space Fear".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1951 reprint of Frank Belknap Long's "Cones".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1930 cite from John W. Campbell, Jr.'s "The Black Star Passes".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1934 cite from E. E. Smith's "The Skylark of Valeron".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1939 cite from Neil R. Jones's "Swordsmen of Saturn".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from Thornecliffe Herrick's "Message From the Dead".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1953 cite from Frank Belknap Long's "Little Men of Space".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite from Jack Vance's "Meet Miss Universe".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from H. Beam Piper's "Last Enemy".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from Fritz Leiber's "The Enchanted Forest".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from Gardner F. Fox's "Sword of the Seven Suns".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from H. B. Fyfe's "Thinking Machine".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Sam Carson's "Seed of Tomorrow".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Death Between the Stars".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Katherine MacLean's "Pictures Don't Lie".
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Citations for home planet n.

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1931 Amazing Stories Sept. 544/2 He first called Mars, the home planet of Alcantro and Fedanzo, the foremost force-field experts of three planets; and was assured in no uncertain terms that those rulers of rays were ready and anxious to follow wherever Brandon and Westfall might lead.
1934 Astounding Stories Sept. 27/1 We know but little more than we knew countless thousands of cycles ago, when our home planet was still substance.
1949 ‘T. Herrick’ Message From Dead in Planet Comics Jan. 24/2 The Moon night is much colder that Earth's. But my sleeping tube was well-equipped with an electrical heating coil and I lay snug and warm on my back—staring at my home planet that had changed places with the Moon.
1950 Astounding Sci. Fiction Oct. 111/2 Your home planet is dead, Elven. Of all the Wild Ones, only you slipped through our cordon.
1950 Astounding Sci. Fiction Aug. 11/2 Like all the Second Level, its time-lines descend from the probability of one or more shiploads of colonists having come to Terra from Mars about seventy-five to a hundred thousand years ago, and then having been cut off from the home planet and forced to develop a civilization of their own here.
1951 Astounding Sci. Fiction Mar. 48/2 The ice of his home-planet was in Hallerock's eyes; but so was the warm, loyal human strength that had triumphed over it and carelessly paid in then the full, final price of conquest.
1951 I. Asimov Foundation Trilogy—Foundation i. ii. 6 The air seemed a little thicker here, the gravity a bit greater, than on his home planet of Synnax.
1951 K. MacLean Pictures Don't Lie in Galaxy Sci. Fiction Aug. 104/1 Do you know anything about their home planet?
1951 F. B. Long Cones in Possible Worlds Sci. Fiction (1951) 96 Across a thin strip on the surface of the Sun's nearest neighbor there occurred at forty four-day intervals the familiar alternations of sunlight and darkness which Gibbs Crayley and the other members of the First Mercury Exploring Expedition knew and loved on their home planet.
1952 R. A. Heinlein This I Believe in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 141 I believe in my whole race‥. I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching, oversize brain case‥will endure. Willendure longer than his home planet—will spread out to the stars and beyond.
1952 R. A. Heinlein This I Believe in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 141 I believe in my whole race‥. I believe that this hairless embryo with the aching, oversize brain case‥will endure. Willendure longer than his home planet—will spread out to the stars and beyond.
1953 F. B. Long Little Men of Space in Fantastic Universe June–July 71/2 The Earth-child is right!‥That rocket can and must carry us to our home planet.
1955 J. Vance Meet Miss Universe in Fantastic Universe Mar. 21/2 On her home planet Miss Universe quite possibly reveled in the rich bouquet of decaying vegetable matter in lieu of champagne.
1956 S. Carson Seed of Tomorrow in Fantastic Universe Apr. 82/1 He did not think that he would ever see his home planet again and he realized suddenly how desperately he needed the friendly reassurances and advice of Ti-5.
1967 Analog Sci. Fiction/Sci. Fact Aug. 16/1 That's why we've kept them here so long, on one excuse after the next, here on our home planet. We feel responsible to the rest of mankind!
1968 S. E. Whitfield in S. E. Whitfield & G. Roddenberry Making of ‘Star Trek’ ii. iii. 210 These sounds‥include‥other sounds native to the crewman's home planet.
1970 A. McCaffrey Ship who Sang (1991) ii.28 ‘Your home planet is Medea?’ inquired Helva with reluctant courtesy.
1971 W. F. Nolan Edge of Forever 25 In the novel Chad's hero runs into humanoid aliens during his fishing jaunt in Colorado, and agrees to help them find a way back to their home planet.
1976 P. Anthony What of Earth (1989) 68 The sheer immensity of space, of actually leaving, not my home, but my home planet.
1982 M. Brizzi C. J. Cherryh &omo Tomorrow's New Sex Roles in T. Staicar Feminine Eye (1982) iv. 35 When humans come to their home planet, the majat are distressed because the death of a single human is the cessation of an individual consciousness, a situation impossible with their group mind.
1982 M. Bradley Winds of Darkover 10 Resigning before a contract was up meant losing your holdback pay and your fee passage back to your home planet—which could strand you on a strange world and wipe out a year's pay.
1985 S. Sucharitkul Alien Swordmaster i. i. 4 None of this home-planet talk‥.We're to speak Earth tongues or shut up.
1989 D. Dvorkin & D. Dvorkin Star Trek: Next Generation: Captains' Honor vii. 129 How did you settle that on your home planet?
1993 Sci. Fiction Age Jan. 40/2 Swifting stayed to ask the travelers about their home planets and answer any questions about WideSky.
1993 K. S. Robinson Red Mars v. 299 Meanwhile we've got more pressing problems‥.Or a home planet going critical.
2001 Sci Fi June 54/1 There's a huge cause to be fought, there's a home planet to be saved.