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 Chronicles, #1)
The Gods of Mars (Barsoom #2)
The Chessmen of Mars (Barsoom #5)
The Warlord of Mars (Barsoom, #3)
A Fighting Man of Mars (Barsoom #7)
Thuvia, Maid of Mars (Barsoom, #4)
The Master Mind of Mars (Barsoom #6)
Dragonflight (Dragonriders of Pern, #1)
Swords of Mars (Barsoom, #8)
Synthetic Men of Mars (Barsoom, #9)
Llana of Gathol / John Carter of Mars (Barsoom #10-11)
John Carter of Mars (Barsoom #11)
Crystal Singer (Crystal Singer, #1)
Lord of Light by Roger ZelaznySpace Vacation by Christina EngelaScout's Honor by Henry VogelThe Ruins of Ambrai by Melanie Rawn. . . And Then There Were None by Eric Frank Russell
lost colony planet
30 books — 4 voters
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
119 books — 35 voters