terrestrian adj.

of Earth

  • 1930 J. W. Campbell Black Star Passes in Amazing Stories Quarterly Fall 500/1 page image John W. Campbell, Jr. bibliography

    In the meantime the Terrestrian and Venerian governments were already preparing vigorously for further inroads.

  • 1940 V. Reid Future's Fair in Astonishing Stories Oct. 64/2

    Hanson was at the Visaphone on the Terrestrian Councilโ€™s wave length.

  • 1946 โ€˜H. Clementโ€™ Cold Front in Astounding Science Fiction July 37/1 Hal Clement

    Several winged aircraft were parked in the open near each strip, and a single machine, similar in exterior design to the terrestrian lifeboat.

  • 1949 Astounding Science Fiction May 74/1

    Well, to put it quickly, I think it was the Terrestrian Ambassador who somehow presented us with the most evidence.

  • 1949 Astounding Science Fiction May 179

    In fact, I imported half a dozen Terrestrians five years back on agricultural laborer visas so they could oversee the robots. Now they can do wonders with the land, you know. Where they spit, corn grows fifteen feet high. Well, that helped a little. And using Terrestrian seed helped. But even if you grow Terrestrian grain, its seed wonโ€™t hold the next year.

  • 1950 Astounding Science Fiction Nov. 64/2

    It was already much too late for that, for the First Administrator had displayed many times the comprehension of his Terrestrian kind.

  • 1951 J. W. Campbell Moon Is Hell! 10 John W. Campbell, Jr.

    Dr. James Harwood Garner was the leader of this party of carefully chosen men, and in the name of the United States of America, he claimed the so-called dark half of the moon. Half a world! Millions, tens of millions of square miles of utterly barren surface, surface never seen by Terrestrian eyes, save when, five years before, Capt. Roger Wilson had circumnavigated the moon twice, landing for two brief days on the Earthward side, and had claimed that.

  • 1953 G. O. Smith Troubled Star in Startling Stories Feb. 48/2 George O. Smith

    By this time Dusty figured that he might as well let Gant Nerley have it cold and hard. It would show Gant that the mighty Marandanian was no more distant from the lusty chimpanzee than the terrestrian.

  • 1953 R. A. Heinlein Starman Jones (1975) vii. 71 Robert A. Heinlein

    The only extra-terrestrial among Maxโ€™s charges was a spider puppy from the terrestrian planet Hespera.

Research requirements

antedating 1930

Earliest cite

John W. Campbell, Jr., 'The Black Star Passes'

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from John W. Campbell, Jr.'s "The Moon is Hell!".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1930 cite from John W. Campbell, Jr.'s "The Black Star Passes".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1951 reprint of Isaac Asimov's 1949 "Mother Earth"; Mike Christie verified it in the original publication.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from Raymond F. Jones's "Tools of the Trade".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1940 cite from Vincent Reid's "The Future's Fair".

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