"The Planet of Youth"

Title"The Planet of Youth"
Year for Search1932
AuthorsCoblentz, Stanton A[rthur](1896-1982)
Secondary TitleWonder Stories (Mt. Morris, IL)
Volume / Edition4.5
Pagination390-405, 471
Date PublishedOctober 1932
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Flawed utopia set on Venus where people stay young due to higher radioactivity, which is thought to enhance health. Men try to steal the secret for earth but fail. Positive effect is only temporary,and people begin to die and abandon Venus. In the end, people work to improve the Earth.

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in Tales of Wonder and Super-Science (London), no. 5 (October 1938): 4-32. Repub. Los Angeles, CA: Fantasy Pub. Co., 1952. Rpt. as Youth Madness. American Fiction #8. London: Utopian Publications, [1945]. 

Holding Institutions

CoU, PSt, SFF

Author Note

(1896-1982)

Full Text

1932 Coblentz, Stanton A[rthur] (1896-1982). “The Planet of Youth.” Wonder Stories (Mt. Morris, IL) 4.5 (October 1932): 390-405, 471. Rpt. in Tales of Wonder and Super-Science (London), no. 5 (October 1938): 4-32. Repub. Los Angeles, CA: Fantasy Pub. Co., 1952. Rpt. as Youth Madness. American Fiction #8. London: Utopian Publications, [1945]. CoU, PSt, SFF

Flawed utopia set on Venus where people stay young due to higher radioactivity, which is thought to enhance health. Men try to steal the secret for earth but fail. Positive effect is only temporary, and people begin to die and abandon Venus. In the end, people work to improve the Earth.