of or pertaining to Earth or Earthlings
1907 N.Y. Times Magazine 25 Aug. 7/4
The unaccountable disappearance in midair of the Universal Cruiser Vulture, which belonged to the Second Earthian Flying Squadron.
A heavily-built man of middle age, followed by a dozen raft-experts—Earthian pastmasters in the art of driving rafts through Saturnian mud-floods—came slowly up, brushing drying mud from his white ducks.
Outlaw of Saturn in Science Fiction Mar. 104/2
1942 Planet Stories Spring 1
A strange and beautiful Earthian goddess ruled that tiny star of death.
It was not known whether this man was Earthian, Martian or Ganymedian.
Trail of Astrogar in Amazing Stories Oct. 46/1
Sending you patient, Earthian rank of Younger, Ben Bradbury. Would run case myself but since he is friend, feel he has been too close to me for that.
You Are Forbidden! in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 93/2
Lipars look a good deal like the Earthian camel, except that they have three humps on their backs, and are quite a bit larger.
Brothers Under Skin in Amazing Stories Nov. 83/1
BEMs are what science fictioneers call the more horrendous (and juvenile) forms of extra-Earthian life with which the writers of standard space operas used to delight in peopling their alien worlds.
in Possible Worlds Science Fiction x
It is not actually related to any earthian life form; there is plenty of elbow room for the artist to use his imagination.
Letter 3 June in R. A. Heinlein & V. Heinlein Grumbles from Grave (1990) 62
I am to present you with these figures, and offer the Western Alliance a certain number of our rockets for joint attempts to explore and colonize either Venus or Mars, the pro tempore colonial government to be neither Cominworld nor Western Alliance, but simply Earthian.
Second Chance in Fantastic Story Magazine Sept. 93/1
Earthian math is lost on him.
Miss Stardust in Startling Stories Spring 100/2
When the call to Battle Stations sounded, most of the crew of the raider were engaged in their usual pleasant pastime of speculating as to the bedroom talents of Earthian females and as to the potency of Earthian beverages.
Derelict in Fantastic Universe Mar. 79/2
Colloquial English is one of the six Earthian languages required here, you know.
Primary Education Among the Camiroi in Galaxy Science Fiction Dec. 184/2
Is this a typical Earthian home?
Amanda & Alien in Coll. Stories (1993)I. 134
I foresaw Earthian traffic vertically ascending to the bridge, revolving and descending at preferred Earth loci.
3001: Final Odyssey Sources 255
Maybe they thought that their freedom to build themselves a homeworld was more important than their safety. After all, they had the numbers, all volunteers, and the Forrest and their equipment were all paid for…I don’t know much about Earthian politics, but I don’t see how they could have stopped them going.
Unequal Laws in Science Fiction Age Mar. 41/1
Gillie believes it is the Earthian animal known as a horse.
Crater xx. 161
Research HistoryIrene Grumman submitted a 1999 cite from Stephen Dedman's "Unequal Laws".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from Jerry Shelton's "You Are Forbidden!".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1953 reprint of Hugh Frazier Parker's 1943 "The Sword of Johnny Damokles".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1970 reprint of R. A. Lafferty's 1966 "Primary Education of the Camiroi"; Mike Christie verified it in the first magazine appearance.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1958 reprint of Ray Bradbury's 1946 "The Million Year Picnic"
Fred Galvin submitted a 1952 cite from Gerald Vance's "Brothers Under the Skin".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from Henry Hasse's "Trail of the Astrogar".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1942 cite from Planet Stories.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from Henry Hasse's "Eternal Zemmd Must Die!".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1952 cite from Walter Kubilius and Fletcher Pratt's "Second Chance".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite from Richard Matheson's "Miss Stardust".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1959 cite from Stuart Palmer's "Derelict".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1951 reprint of Frank Belknap Long's "Cones"; Mike Christie checked the first magazine appearance in the February, 1936 Astounding Stories, and found that the term was not used there.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1968 reprint of I. S. Shklovskii and Carl Sagan's 1966 "Intelligent Life in the Universe".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1952 cite from James Blish's "Bridge".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Groff Conklin's "Possible Worlds of Science Fiction".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2012 cite from Homer Hickam.
The OED found a 1907 cite in the New York Times, in a SF context.
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