Earthside adj.

of, relating to, or from the planet Earth

  • 1949 R. A. Heinlein Gulf in Astounding Science Fiction Dec. 75/2 page image Robert A. Heinlein bibliography

    The arming circuit and the radio relay to the Earthside trigger is located on the Moon in a building inside her private dome.

  • 1951 A. E. van Vogt This Joe in Marvel Science Fiction Aug. 73/1 A. E. van Vogt

    Barron, the only Earthside executive present, stood up and offered me his hand.

  • 1952 โ€˜R. Deeโ€™ Obligation in Startling Stories Sept. 16

    What happened? Lose your taste for the Earthside fleshpots?

  • 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.

  • 1960 A. E. Nourse Nine Planets 68 Alan E. Nourse

    We can study the Sun from Earth-side laboratories, but what we can see and learn from our observation is enormously limited by the atmospheric blanket between our telescopes and outer space.

  • 1966 R. A. Lafferty Primary Education Among the Camiroi in Galaxy Science Fiction Dec. 187/1 R. A. Lafferty

    Come along Earthside lady, I'll make you some others.

  • 1988 F. Pohl & J. Williamson Landโ€™s End (1989) 196 Jack Williamson Frederik Pohl

    We are the only remaining earthside contingent of General Marcus McKenโ€™s space forces.

  • 1989 G. Benford in G. Dozois Isaac Asimovโ€™s Mars (1991) 89 Gregory Benford

    Earthside studies showed that a brief Eden might have flourished for a while.

  • 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.

  • 1993 P. Anderson Harvest of Stars (1994) 8 Poul Anderson bibliography

    She'd paid little attention, for Earthside she mainly associated with company people on company property.

  • 2005 G. Benford Sunborn I. iii. 24 page image Gregory Benford bibliography

    The aging Earthside population in the advanced nations had driven a huge industry devoted to prolonging life spans, and their diagnostics now had great predictive value.

Research requirements

antedating 1949

Earliest cite

Robert Heinlein, "Gulf", in Astounding

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1961 reprint of "Roger Dee's" 1952 "The Obligation"; Mike Christie verified it in the first magazine appearance.
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from A. E. Van Vogt's "This Joe".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1960 cite from Alan E. Nourse's "Nine Planets".
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 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 C. M. Kornbluth's 1952 "Make Mine Mars".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from "Mars Child" by "Cyril Judd" (pseudonym of C.M Kornbluth & Judith Merril).
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 1949 cite from Robert Heinlein's "Gulf".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2005 cite from Gregory Benford.

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