1939J. R. FearnBlack Empress in Amazing Stories Jan. vi. 109/1
We’re going to blast the remaining few feet of tunnel and get inside—It’s a cinch to catch her alone. Even if we don’t that energy gun will take care of everything.
1940J. R. FearnQueen of Venus in Marvel Stories Nov. 37/1
We did discover among other things that the original plague which drove us from our home world of Venus has long ago ended. Venus can be tenanted again.
[1950‘V. Statten’Cosmic Flame ii. 17
Not even flying saucers can get past our Earth-barriers; they’re too sensitive for that. And also don’t forget that the flying-saucer people—whoever they may be—have no need to dictate terms by radio. They have enough power to smash everything on Earth at one blow if they wish: their far-reaching scientific knowledge, compared to ours, proves it.]
1938‘T. Ayre’Whispering Satellite in Astounding Stories Jan. 98/2
Sometimes he rather regretted the time two earth-years before when he had taught this particular product of Titan’s Whispering Forest to sing. [...] At least, he wasn’t lonely. Basso, the singing plant, was company for one thing, and so were its weird subintelligent, singing contemporaries in the Whispering Forest outside. Then there was Snakehips, a true Titanian, actually an upright mass of quivering, darting gristle—entirely invertebrate—pretty intelligent so far as he went.
1938‘P. Cross’Master of Golden City in Amazing Stories June ii. 52/1
Dalaker smiled coldly. ‘Basically, I am a Venusian.’ Blake started to say something, then he laughed shortly. ‘Oh, cut it out, Dalaker! A Venusian! Anybody knows Venus is a hellish hot planet and—’ ‘El Dorado, too, is in quite a warm spot,’ Salaker observed, unmoved. ‘But—but— You mean all these people are Venusians?’