Science Fiction’s 10 Worst Planets to Live On

Ursa Minor Beta

Speaking of Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, why’s Ursa Minor Beta, where the guide is published, such an awful place? Well, as Douglas Adams notes, “although it is excruciatingly rich, horrifyingly sunny and more full of wonderfully exciting people than a pomegranate is of pips, it can hardly be insignificant that when a recent edition of Playbeing Magazine headlined an article with the words, ‘When you are tired of Ursa Minor Beta you are tired of life,’ the suicide rate there quadrupled overnight.” Yikes. So sort of like Beverly Hills, then?