xenological adj.

of, or relating to, xenology

  • 1950 L. S. de Camp Hand of Zei in Astounding Science Fiction Oct. 47/1 page image L. Sprague de Camp bibliography

    Where xenological investigations were concerned, George could take as detached and impersonal an attitude towards Krishnans as if they were microorganisms under his microscope.

  • 1953 Astounding Science Fiction June 122/1

    Charles Lackland, while conducting xenological investigations near the dome, encounters Barlennan, a native of the world, which he calls Mesklin.

  • 1969 P. Anderson Rebel Worlds (1972) 86 Poul Anderson bibliography

    I gather Cave Discoverer’s an explorer and adventurer. Heesh first met humans by seekin’ out a xenological camp 200 kilometers from home.

  • 1986 O. S. Card Speaker for Dead 299 Orson Scott Card

    It isn’t just good xenological procedure.

  • 1997 J. White Final Diagnosis xxvii. 265

    To their data-crammed minds was given the job of original research in xenological medicine and the diagnosis and treatment of new diseases in hitherto unknown lifeforms.

  • 1997 A. D. Foster Howling Stones 24 Alan Dean Foster

    What was someone like Seaforth doing running a xenological contact station in the wilds of a frontier world, even as comparatively benign a frontier world as Senisran?

  • 2001 J. E. Czerneda In Company Of Others 239 Julie E. Czerneda

    Titan U, in the persona of Secretary Vincente—the voice of power in the Department of Xenological Studies wasn’t pleased.

Research requirements

antedating 1950

Earliest cite

1950 L. S. de Camp 'The Hand of Zei'

Research History
Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1953 cite from the synopsis of the original magazine version of Hal Clement's "Mission of Gravity".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1972 reprint of Poul Anderson's 1969 "The Rebel Worlds".
Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 1998 of James White's "Final Diagnosis".
Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 1994 reprint of Orson Scott Card's "Speaker for the Dead".
Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 1999 reprint of Peter F. Hamilton's 1998 "A Second Chance at Eden".
Michael Dolbear submitted a 2001 cite from Julie E. Czerneda's "In the Company of Others".
Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 1998 reprint of Alan Dean Foster's "The Howling Stones".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from L. Sprague de Camp's "The Hand of Zei".

Last modified 2021-01-12 03:37:37
In the compilation of some entries, HDSF has drawn extensively on corresponding entries in OED.