The Planet of Youth

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The Planet of Youth
Planet of youth.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Stanton A. Coblentz
Cover artist Walter
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date
Media type Print (hardback & paperback)
Pages 71 pp
OCLC 6674904

The Planet of Youth is a science fiction novel by Stanton A. Coblentz. It was first published in book form in 1952 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 600 copies, of which 300 were hardback. The novel originally appeared in the October 1932 issue of the magazine Wonder Stories.

Plot introduction[edit]

The novel concerns the first real estate boom on the planet Venus.


Boucher and McComas found the novel to have dated badly, "pleasing in period for its irony and economy, but pretty slight today."[1]


  1. ^ "Recommended Reading," F&SF, April 1953, p.98
  • Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. pp. 271–272. 
  • Tuck, Donald H. (1974). The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy. Chicago: Advent. p. 106. ISBN 0-911682-20-1.