Earthside adv.

on or towards Earth

  • 1947 ‘H. Hastings‘ Big Night in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 45/1 page image Henry Kuttner bibliography

    They'll do the refining here and transmit the refined ores back Earthside.

  • 1948 A. Coppel Jinx Ship to Rescue in Planet Stories Winter 28/1 Alfred Coppel

    Cob was the Aphrodite’s Executive, and he had been with her a full year…which was a record for Execs on the Aphrodite. She generally sent them Earthside with nervous breakdowns in half that time.

  • 1949 A. Coppel Captain Midas in Planet Stories Fall 62/1 Alfred Coppel

    You are thinking that I'm just an old man, beached earthside, spinning tall tales to impress the youngsters.

  • 1956 A. Budrys Mechanical Man in Fantastic Universe June 6/2 Algis Budrys

    The Service hoes a hard row, Earthside. Your work makes it a little bit easier.

  • 1966 S. Delany Babel-17 i. iii. 32 Samuel R. Delany bibliography

    [I’ve been] Earthside, teaching at the University.

  • 1974 J. Haldeman Forever War (1976) 14 Joe Haldeman bibliography

    But I’d like to reinforce a couple of points, maybe add some things your instructors Earthside weren’t clear about or couldn’t know.

  • 1979 J. P. Hogan Two Faces of Tomorrow (1987) 9 James P. Hogan

    Paggett is only there until he retires Earthside and until then he’ll just go on rubber stamping.

  • 1993 D. Beason & K. J. Anderson Assemblers of Infinity Prologue 2 Kevin J. Anderson Doug Beason bibliography

    The scientists Earthside were screaming about their interrupted VLP data.

  • 1994 B. Bova Craft of Writing Science Fiction That Sells iv. 27 Ben Bova bibliography

    They were written Earthside.

  • 2005 G. Benford Sunborn I. v. 63 page image Gregory Benford bibliography

    The collision between global climate change and rising energy demands was the biggest international issue Earthside.


Research requirements

antedating 1947

Earliest cite

Hudson Hastings, 'The Big Night'

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from Hudson Hastings' (aka H. Kuttner and C.L. Moore) "The Big Night".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1968 reprint of Poul Anderson's 1959 "Sister Planet"; Mike Christie verified it in the first magazine appearance.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1949 cite from Alfred Coppel, Jr.'s "Captain Midas".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1948 cite from Alfred Coppel, Jr.'s "Jinx Ship to the Rescue".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Lester del Rey's "'The Years Draw Nigh'".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Algis Budrys's "The Mechanical Man".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2005 cite from Gregory Benford.

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