earthborn n.

a person born on Earth; people born on Earth collectively

  • 1940 M. Jameson Quicksands of Youthwardness in Astonishing Stories Oct. 20/2 page image Malcolm Jameson

    Welcome to Athanata…the Planet of the Immortals. Gladly we receive the noble Earthborn, for like you, our pioneers fell from out the sky.

  • 1941 Cosmic Stories July

    Venusian natives were warned off the streets; henceforth none but the Earthborn could show their faces by daylight.

  • 1954 R.P. Ennis By Needle and Thread in Nebula Science Fiction Oct. 76

    The old man is breaking down under Star Flight. He’s the oldest Earth-born on board the ship.

  • 1959 Galac-Ticks Sept. 3/1

    These are the folks who arrived via space craft or teleportal (for definition of teleportal, see Galac-Ticks, Issue 11).—They usually cannot be distinguished from the Earth-born except through astute psychic detective work.

  • 1974 J. Varley Picnic on Nearside in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug. 101/2 John Varley

    They say that’s what drove people to the Farside: the constant reminder of what they had lost, always there in the sky. It must have been hard, especially to the Earthborn. Whatever the reason, no-one had lived on the Nearside for almoost a century. All the original settlements had dwindled as people had moved to the comforting empty sky of Farside.

  • 1984 G. Zebrowski Ashes and Stars in Omega Point Trilogy 12 George Zebrowski

    If he could hurt even ten Earthborn, the news would humiliate millions; the dead deserved that much.

  • 1988 R. Silverberg We are for Dark in Collected Stories (1993) II. 357 Robert Silverberg

    We have some Earthborn here, still.

  • 2013 J. Connolly Conquest (2014) ii. 7 page image John Connolly bibliography

    She was Syl the Firstborn, Syl the Earthborn. Syl the Invader.

Research requirements

antedating 1940

Earliest cite

Malcolm Jameson, "Quicksands of Youthwardness"

Research History
Malcolm Farmer submitted a 1974 cite from John Varley's "Picnic on Nearside".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1954 cite from "Needle and Thread" by Richard P. Ennis.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1940 cite from "Quicksands of Youthwardness" by Malcolm Jameson
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a 1984 reprint of George Zebrowski's "The Omega Point Trilogy"
Fred Galvin submitted a 1959 cite from a magazine, "GALAC-TICKS".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2013 cite from John Connolly.

Besides antedatings, we would like further cites from any date

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