planeteer n.

someone who travels to or explores other planets


  • 1918 H. E. Flint The Planeteer in All-Story Weekly 9 Mar. (title) page image Homer Eon Flint

    The Planeteer.

  • 1938 Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct. 74 (blurb)

    Two roving planeteers confront the invisible imps of an empire from beyond the sun and discover that matter is mightier than mind

  • 1946 B. I. Kahn For the Public in Astounding Science Fiction Dec. 90/2 page image Bernard I. Kahn bibliography

    Protecting the insensate mob, watching the helpless public; you must have studied the manual of the Juvenile Planeteers. I understand they do things like good deeds and such.

  • 1949 J. H. Schmitz Agent of Vega in Astounding Science Fiction July 17/1 James H. Schmitz

    But if it was Deel, why should anyone keep a prosperous, reasonably honest and totally insignificant planeteer under telepathic surveillance?

  • 1961 F. Saberhagen Planeteer in Galaxy Magazine Apr. 11/1 Fred Saberhagen

    The twenty planeteers who were going down into atmosphere, plus two reserve crews, slouched in their seats and scribbled notes.

Research requirements

antedating 1918

Earliest cite

in All-Story Weekly

Research History
Mike Christie submitted a 1938 cite from John W. Campbell's "The Brain Pirates".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1961 cite from Fred Saberhagen's "Planeteer".
Mike Christie submitted a 1946 cite from B. I. Kahn's "For the Public".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1962 reprint of 1949 James H. Schmitz's "Agent of Vega"; Mike Christie verified it in the original publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Ib Melchior's "The Vidiot".
A fanzine called "The Planeteer" was apparently published around 1935; we would like to obtain a cite from a copy.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1927 cite from a letter to Amazing Stories that refers to a 1918 story titled "The Planeteer" by Homer Eon Flint in the March 9, 1918 All-Story Weekly; we would like to obtain a cite from this story.
Fred Galvin also located references to additional stories that have "planeteer" in the title: "The Planeteer" by Stark Robertson (Wonder Stories, 5/35), and "The Three Planeteer" by Edmond Hamilton (Startling Stories, 1/40); we would like to obtain cites from any of these stories.
Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1921 cite from the humorous magazine "Punch", in a book review of Burroughs' "Thuvia, Maid of Mars"

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