Planetary Romance

Planetary romance is a subgenre of science fiction or science fantasy story in which the bulk of the action consists of adventures on one or more exotic alien planets, characterized by distinctive physical and cultural backgrounds.

Some planetary romances take place against the background of a future culture where travel between worlds by spaceship is commonplace; others, particularly the earliest examples of the genre, do not, and invoke flying carpets, astral projection, or other methods of getting between planets. In either case, it is the planetside adventures which are the focus of the st

A Princess of Mars (Barsoom, #1)
Dune (Dune, #1)
The Gods of Mars (Barsoom #2)
The Chessmen of Mars (Barsoom #5)
The Warlord of Mars (Barsoom, #3)
Thuvia, Maid of Mars (Barsoom, #4)
The Master Mind of Mars (Barsoom #6)
Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, #1)
A Fighting Man of Mars (Barsoom, #7)
Swords of Mars (Barsoom, #8)
John Carter of Mars (Barsoom #11)
Synthetic Men of Mars (Barsoom, #9)
The Word for World is Forest (Hainish Cycle, #5)
Llana of Gathol / John Carter of Mars (Barsoom #10-11)
A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Gods of Mars by Edgar Rice BurroughsAlmuric by Robert E. HowardThe Warlord of Mars by Edgar Rice BurroughsThe Sword of Rhiannon by Leigh Brackett
Sword and Planet
128 books — 39 voters
Lord of Light by Roger ZelaznySpace Vacation by Christina EngelaThe Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie RawnDragonflight by Anne McCaffreyScout's Honor by Henry Vogel
lost colony planet
33 books — 7 voters