Ganymedian n.

a native or inhabitant of Ganymede, the largest satellite of Jupiter

Also Ganymedean.


  • 1928 F. J. Breuckel Moon Men in Amazing Stories Nov. 731/2 page image Frank J. Brueckel, Jr. bibliography

    Navara gave a little cry of joy and flung herself into the arms of the Ganymedean. [Ibid. 732/2] He looked at the Ganymedean inquisitively.

  • 1931 ‘J. Maxwell’ Outpost on the Moon in Wonder Stories 1015/2 page image Joslyn Maxwell bibliography

    Ernst slowly raised his hands over his head in a gesture of peace, but the Ganymedian evidently did not understand, for it levelled the weapon.

  • 1943 R. F. Jones Swimming Lesson in Astounding Science-Fiction Apr. 10/2 page image Raymond F. Jones bibliography

    I know about the Korphs and the Titans and the Phobosians and the Ganymedians.

  • 1950 R. A. Heinlein Farmer in Sky ix. 88 Robert A. Heinlein bibliography

    The shelter…was jammed with people, some of them in ship suits and some of them Ganymedeans.

  • 1959 P. K. Dick War Game in Galaxy Science Fiction Dec. 92/2 page image Philip K. Dick bibliography

    Any group of people as inventive as the Ganymedeans could be expected to show creativity in whatever field they entered.

  • 1992 C. Sheffield Cold as Ice (1993) x. 151 Charles Sheffield bibliography

    She herself had never found anything wrong with the old nondecimal twenty-four-hour/sixty-minute/sixty-second system, although the Ganymedeans mocked it as being as old-fashioned as fathoms, feet, fortnights, and furlongs.

  • 2016 C. Pak Terraforming ii. 87

    The Ganymedeans contract the Order [of Planetary Engineers] to adapt Callisto’s environment.

Research requirements

antedating 1928

Earliest cite

Frank Breuckel, in Amazing Stories

Research History
Dan Clore located and Alisdair Durie submitted a 1934 cite from Clark Ashton Smith's "The Plutonian Drug".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from Henry Hasse's "Trail of the Astrogar".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from Murray Leinster's "Space-Can".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1953 reprint of Fredric Brown's 1944 "And the Gods Laughed".
Bee Ostrowsky submitted a 1928 cite from Frank Breuckel, in Amazing Stories.

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