earthfall n.

the arrival of a spaceship on the surface of Earth; cf. planetfall n.

  • 1952 G. O. Smith Bombs Awry in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 118/1 page image George O. Smith bibliography

    The entire criterion of the exercise was whether the Vanguard and its crew could make Earthfall in one, well-integrated piece.

  • 1958 R. Silberberg We, the Marauders in Science Fiction Quarterly Feb. 53/1 page image Robert Silverberg bibliography

    The day of Earthfall came.

  • 1972 R. P. Holdstock Microcosm in J. CarnellNew Writings in SF 20 65 page image Robert Holdstock bibliography

    Earthfall in a matter of days. Stick with it Sam, boy. Don’t give up now.

  • 2003 M. L. Klasky Catalog of Woe in J. Czerneda Space Inc. 44 Mindy L. Klasky bibliography

    You've got another three weeks before Earthfall.

Research requirements

antedating 1952

Earliest cite

George O. Smith, in Thrilling Wonder Stories

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