Earth-type adj. 1

of Earth style or manufacture

  • 1939 A. R. Tofte Warriors of Mars in Amazing Stories Aug. 22/1 page image Arthur Tofte bibliography

    Each of the great canal cities had fallen beneath the force of Azara’s men equipped with Earth-type weapons.

  • 1941 E. Hamilton Son Two Worlds in Thrilling Wonder Stories Aug. 28/2 page image Edmond Hamilton

    Most of these Martians wore Earth-type synthesuits of somber hues.

  • 1950 P. Anderson Star Ship in Planet Stories Fall 72/2 Poul Anderson bibliography

    Its walls were manned by more fighters than that, and there were the terrible Earth-type guns as well.

  • 1956 R. Silverberg Collecting Team in Moonferns & Starsongs (1971) 29 Robert Silverberg

    During the night, invisible hands had put it there. Had assembled and built a cozy little Earth-type house and dropped it next to our ship for us to live in.

  • 1969 E. Cooper Sea-Horse in Sky (1980) 24

    He had switched on the bedside lamp—ordinary earth-type with an ordinary sixty-watt bulb—and had explored further.

  • 1981 B. Shaw Galactic Tours 46 Bob Shaw

    An idea of its size can be gained from a close study of the illustration—each of the cactus-like vegetables of the planet Excalibur, among which the ship lies, is as tall as a mature Earth-type tree.

  • 1999 L. Frankowski Boy & His Tank 87

    Forests of Earth-type trees were rapidly supplanting the native ferns, but there were no weeds in the fields, no undesirable animals, no mosquitoes in the evenings, and no leeches in the wetlands!


Research requirements

antedating 1939

Earliest cite

Arthur R. Tofte, "Warriors of Mars", in Amazing Stories

Research History
Katrina Campbell submitted a 1981 cite from Bob Shaw's "Galactic Tours".
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a 1985 reprint of Edmond Hamilton's 1968 "The Closed Worlds".
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite from a 1980 reprint of Edmund Cooper's 1969 "Sea-Horse in the Sky".
Ralf Brown located a cite from Robert Silverberg's "Collecting Team"; Mike Christie submitted the cite from a 1971 reprint.
Ralf Brown submitted a 1953 cite from Hal Clement's "Mission of Gravity".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of Poul Anderson's "Star Ship"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1950 original magazine appearance.
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 2000 reprint of Leo Frankowski's 1999 "A Boy and His Tank".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1959 reprint of Edmond Hamilton's "Son of Two Worlds", which Mike Christie verified in its 1941 first publication.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1939 cite from Arthur Tofte's "Warriors of Mars", in Amazing.

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