Venusian adj.

of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the planet Venus or its inhabitants



  • 1874 A. Blair Ann. 29th Cent. III. iii. 58

    At the first glimpse I received of Venusian waters, my admiration was taken by storm.

  • 1941 Cosmic Stories July

    From some confidential instructions he dropped while making a getaway they learned that he was secret agent for some Venusian colony or other.

  • 1954 C. Oliver Field Expedient in W. F. Nolan Edge of Forever (1971) 143 Chad Oliver

    The ten Earth-days of the Venusian night had been busy and full, and spiced with the exoticism of the truly new.

  • 1956 C. D. Simak Time & Again ix. 42 Clifford D. Simak

    Earth news…was followed by Martian news, by Venusian news, by the column from the asteroids.

  • 1997 A. C. Clarke 3001: Final Odyssey xv. 106 Arthur C. Clarke

    The radar image of the tortured Venusian landscape—its weird volcanoes, pancake domes and narrow, sinuous canyons—dominated the main screen of Goliath ’s control centre, but Poole preferred the evidence of his own eyes.

  • 2014 D. D. Levine End of Silk Road in Year’s Best Military SF & Space Opera (2015) 73 page image David D. Levine bibliography

    Ugulma’s shop was on the swampier side of town, a typical Venusian structure that looked like a banyan tree topped with a slice of peat bog.

Research requirements

antedating 1874

Earliest cite

A. Blair 'Annals 29th Century'

Research History
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2014 cite from David D. Levine.

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