Lunite n.

a native or inhabitant of Earth’s Moon; = Lunarian n.; Lunarite n.



  • 1928 ‘Marius’ Vandals from the Moon in Amazing Stories July 308/2 page image Steve Benedict bibliography

    I wondered at the fate of the many others that stood in the way of the Lunite invaders. Away to the south of me, I once noticed a long yellow ray, like a jaundiced finger of Death, traverse the sky and then fall down again. The Lunites were conquering once more.

  • 1933 J. Kendig, Jr. Eternal Mask in Amazing Stories Feb. 1036/2 page image Julian Kendig, Jr. bibliography

    Our situation…is similar to that which a Lunite might have encountered had he visited New England in 1690. Any wretch who claimed ancestry among the people of the moon in those days, would have been convicted of witchcraft and burned at the stake.

  • 1941 R. Cummings Space-Flight of Terror in Science Fiction Jan. 15/1 page image Ray Cummings bibliography

    No more than a dozen passengers, this flight; Earth people, a few Martians—a Lunite or two.

  • 1956 P. W. Fairman Black Blockade in Fantastic Feb. 51/1 page image Paul W. Fairman bibliography

    The stunned Mace shook hands with the Lunite while Tack Largo whispered in his ear…. ‘Be quiet!’ Mace hissed. ‘I beg pardon?’ the Lunar youth said.

Research requirements

postdating 1928

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Samuel A. Peeples, David A. Kyle, and Martin Greenberg's "A Dictionary of Science Fiction".

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