From The Handbook of Inhabitated Worlds:
"Big Planet" lies beyond the frontier of terrestrial law, and has been settled by groups impatient with restraint: non-conformists, anarchists, fugitives, religious dissidents, misanthropes, deviants, freaks. Big Planet represents for us that tantalizing vision of the land beyond the frontier where bravery, resource and daring are more important than the mastery of urban abstractions...
Original title: Showboat World
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Planetary Exploration and Colonization