Terrene n.

= Terran n. 1

In quot. 1969, = Terran n. 2.


  • 1929 R. D. Swisher Letter in Science Wonder Stories Dec. 663 page image Robert D. Swisher

    The story itself [sc. ‘The Onslaught from Venus’ by Philip Francis Nowlan, as ‘Frank Phillips’] was fine, whoever the author. So different from usual invasion stories, it presents the Terrenes well equipped and able to cope with the outsiders; instead of having them sit uselessly by waiting for a kind providence and a kind author to save them.

  • 1958 E. Cooper Tomorrow’s Gift 124 Edmund Cooper bibliography

    Lukas and his companions saw that the inhabitants of Fomalhaut Three were almost uniformly tall—each of them about two inches higher than Alsdorf, who was the tallest of the terrenes.

  • 1969 B. Waters Nixhill Monsters in Vision of Tomorrow (#3) Nov. 51/1 page image Brian Waters bibliography

    The flora, fauna and general countryside are completely alien, and the day is longer than our own by an order of magnitude. Yet these creatures have a written language basically similar to our own, indeed it appears to closely resemble the archaic forms of Terrene.

  • 1993 J. Clute Exogamy Dentata in Interzone (#68) Feb. 59/1 page image bibliography

    [I]t is, in the end, a tale which utterly refuses the sf it wears the clothes of; or, perhaps more productively, it might be said that The Harvest is an example—one of the clearest yet—of an sf genre which has begun to adapt itself to the futures which surround us, bearing cargo to the terrenes.

  • 1999 I. McDonald Breakfast on the Moon, with Georges in P. Crowther Moon Shots 296 Ian McDonald bibliography

    Uncontrolled, Hirondelle goes into a glide, loses altitude, and spirals down to a nudge landing in the soft moondust of the farther shore of the Lake of Dreams. The Selenites swarm aboard, spinning dream-silk from their spinnerets. The crew are trussed within minutes. Five frail Selenites to one Terrene, the Members of the Anglo-French Expedition to the Moon are borne into the heart of the Temple of Dreams.

Research requirements

antedating 1929

Earliest cite

Robert D. Swisher, letter, in <t>Science Wonder Stories</t>

Research History
Jeff Prucher submitted a 1999 cite from Ian McDonald's "Breakfast on the Moon, with Georges".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from George O. Smith's "Pattern for Conquest".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1958 cite from Edmund Cooper's "The Enlightened Ones".

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