saucerman n.

a being that travels in a flying saucer; = [[2038]saucerian]]


  • 1950 Liverpool Echo 25 Mar. 3/4

    This presumption is strengthened by the story that one flying saucer was actually seen to land, and a man three inches high step down. As a Government commentator said, there is nothing in this. If the three-inch-high saucer man had dropped an atom bomb it would have been remarkable.

  • 1950 R. M. Williams This Way Out in Amazing Stories Sept. 108/2 page image Robert Moore Williams bibliography

    Who is he, Jet? What does he want?… He’s not another saucer man, is he?

  • 1952 L. Shaw Saucers in the Belfry in Space Science Fiction Nov. 96/1 Larry T. Shaw bibliography

    Saucer-men wind up all-knowing all-powerful, and—of course—sexy.

  • 1954 Spaceway Science Fiction Dec. 50

    No one knows exactly what the Martian ‘canals’ are. They could be tremendous rifts in the planet’s crust. Our saucer-men could live at the bottom of these in an atmosphere which is still comparatively dense, perhaps even artificially sustained.

  • 1957 (film title)

    Invasion of the Saucermen.

  • 1983 Bloody Best of Fangoria (#2) 72/1 page image

    The psychic communications of the E.T. and his fellow saucermen.

  • 1997 N. Lowe Mutant Popcorn in Interzone (#121) July 34/1 page image Nick Lowe bibliography

    Yearning for that holiday on Mars, but can’t afford the memory implants? Longing for the abductee experience, but tired of waiting for the saucermen to call?

Research requirements

antedating 1950

Earliest cite

Liverpool Echo, and then Robert Moore Williams in Amazing Stories

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted a 1952 citation from _Space Science Fiction_.
Simon Koppel submitted a 1950 cite from the Liverpool Echo.

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