a person from the planet Earth
I opened Astonishing Stories recently on a picture of a piece of travel machinery much more marvellous than Prince Camaralzamen’s flying horse. It is lit by Aladdin lamps and guarded by two ‘terrestials’; for in these stories people of our earth are never called human beings.
Before the night is out, all terrestials on Mars will be imprisoned or dead.
Government had the finest research department anywhere. And the Terrestial Intelligence Service was the most efficient organization of its kind. Not only that, Government had power, power unbelievable in its Space Navy.
Clemence Dane, 'American Fairy Tales'
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