unhuman n.

an intelligent nonhuman entity; alien n.; cf. non-human n.


  • 1944 โ€˜L. Brackettโ€™ Jewel of Bas in Planet Stories Spring 19/1 page image Leigh Brackett bibliography

    One of the slim unhumans turned and looked with its depthless black eyes at the soaring metal giant.

  • 1953 A. Norton Star Rangers xv. 192 Andre Norton bibliography

    Even Smitt and Dalgre, for all their inborn suspicion not only of unhumans but also of sensitives, had fallen under the spell of the urbane charm.

  • 1960 P. Anderson High Crusade in Astounding/Analog Science Fact & Fiction July 20/2 Poul Anderson bibliography

    We were both cushioned against the frightful vision of our poor folk being harried by unhumans, destroyed or enslaved, because neither of us really believed it.

  • 1965 E. Hamilton Shores of Infinity in Amazing Stories Apr. 9/2 Edmond Hamilton bibliography

    โ€˜Iโ€™m sorry,โ€™ said Gordon, and meant it. He hadnโ€™t quite got used to unhumans yet but he and Korkhann had been through a nasty time together.

  • 2002 M. Moorcock Lost Sorceress of Silent Citadel in D. G. Hartwell Yearโ€™s Best SF 8 (2003) 479 Michael Moorcock bibliography

    That vital, sturdy, undiluted stuff will bring us back our power and make Mars know her old fear of the unhumans who ruled her before the Sea Kings ruled.

Research requirements

antedating 1944

Earliest cite

Leigh Brackett, in Planet Stories

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