Lunarian n.

a native or inhabitant of Earth’s Moon


  • 1708 British Apollo 24–26 Mar.

    Be those Lunarians false or true.

  • 1898 G. P. Serviss Edison’s Conquest of Mars in Los Angeles Herald 20 Feb. 22/6 page image Garrett P. Serviss bibliography

    One of them was fortunate enough to discover an even more precious relic of the ancient lunarians.

  • 1911 tr. J. Verne Robur the Conqueror in Works of Jules Verne XIV. 100

    You might get married to some pretty bouncing Lunarian!

  • 1929 A. Phillips Death of the Moon in Amazing Stories Feb. 1028/1 page image A. M. Phillips bibliography

    A Lunarian, preparing to leave, looked up from a rock he had been studying.

  • 1931 J. Schlossel Extra-Galactic Invaders in Amazing Stories Quarterly Spring 277/2 page image J. Schlossel bibliography

    There, somewhere in the center of that vast host, the Solarians, both men and Lunarians, began to see themselves in their true perspectives.

  • 1940 J. M. Reynolds Goddess of the Moon in Planet Stories Spring 18/2 page image John Murray Reynolds bibliography

    He looked more like an Earthling than a Lunarian, with his sturdy legs and small eyes.

  • 1977 J. Varley Ophiuchi Hotline (1994) 26 John Varley

    Most Lunarians knew little selenography.

  • 1991 J. Varley Steel Beach (1993) 28 John Varley

    Shoes. If Lunarians wear them, they tend to be the soft kind, like moccasins, or socks.

  • 1993 P. Anderson Harvest of Stars (1994) 6 Poul Anderson bibliography

    Right now the very Lunarians were in her mind more akin to her than these fellow citizens.

  • 2015 I. McDonald Luna: New Moon vii. 238 page image Ian McDonald bibliography

    Marina is trapped in a dull conversation whorl dominated by a loud sociologist from Farside U and his theories about post-national identities in second and third generation lunarians.

Research requirements

antedating 1708

Research History
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2015 cite from Ian McDonald.
Simon Koppel submitted an 1898 cite from G. P. Serviss.

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