of or pertaining to Earth or its inhabitants
‘Terran,’ cried the brain-woman. We have heard your plans. If it were not for that gentle emotion that has been instilled in us by these two Terran lovers, you would be worse than dead. Let me see the plaything in your hand, the toy of your feeble brain. Try its potency. Demonstrate the wizardry of your science. See! I have no weapon. I look and speak. That is all.’
Moon of Arcturus in Amazing Stories June xii. 67/1
It was something that took him back across time to a day when he had been a green subaltern in the Terran Guards, and a hard-bitten, battle-tempered senior officer had filled the horizon for him.
Stellar Legion in Planet Stories Winter 99/1
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.
Pattern for Conquest in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 9/1
A chant rose to assail his ears, and the steady beat of a drum thundered in the Terran night.
Terran Menace in Cosmos Science Fiction & Fantasy Magazine Nov. 83/2
During the last epidemic, a Terran scientist discovered a blood fraction containing antibodies against the fever.
Planet Savers in Planet Savers/Sword of Aldones (1982) i. 8
A spot which represented the mightiest machine ever conceived by Terran humanity.
Spock Must Die! xiv. 106
Mr. Spock, his Vulcan first officer, whose knowledge of Terran literature was immense.
Starless World i. 2
She had been distastefully fascinated to find the word’s meaning rooted in some weird Terran story of twin brothers abandoned in the wild.
My Enemy, my Ally i. 6
It has occurred to me that some Terran mammals, like rabbits, will give birth parthenogenetically if stimulated by saline water.
Color of Neanderthal Eyes 19
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.
Red Mars iii. 120
Of course, all the genetic templates for our new biota are Terran; the minds designing them are Terran, but the terrain is Martian.
Green Mars (new ed.) 13
2001 Locus June 25/2
The peculiar difficulties of alien/terran interaction seem to be a popular theme lately.
Richard Tooker, in Amazing
Research HistoryFred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from Astounding.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1935 cite from Richard Tooker, in Amazing Stories
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