of or pertaining to the Earth or its inhabitants
His family could trace its line back to the first group of Terran colonists that braved the rigors of Martian life before technology created a Martian world that was reasonably well adapted for human life.
A chant rose to assail his ears, and the steady beat of a drum thundered in the Terran night.
Twenty minutes after he had left the Terran outpost he saw what could only be the alien village.
During the last epidemic, a Terran scientist discovered a blood fraction containing antibodies against the fever.
A spot which represented the mightiest machine ever conceived by Terran humanity.
Mr. Spock, his Vulcan first officer, whose knowledge of Terran literature was immense.
She had been distastefully fascinated to find the word’s meaning rooted in some weird Terran story of twin brothers abandoned in the wild.
It has occurred to me that some Terran mammals, like rabbits, will give birth parthenogenetically if stimulated by saline water.
So they had been on Mars for half a Martian year. Phyllis was using the calendar devised by planetary scientists; among the colonists it was becoming more common than the Terran system.
Of course, all the genetic templates for our new biota are Terran; the minds designing them are Terran, but the terrain is Martian.
Only eight of them had word-equivalents in any of the Terran languages she knew.
The peculiar difficulties of alien/terran interaction seem to be a popular theme lately.
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