Lunarian adj.

of or characteristic of Earth’s Moon

  • 1813 G. Fowler Flight to Moon ii. 109 page image George Fowler bibliography

    While indulging this reverie, my Lunarian friends collected around me, took hold of my person, and sometimes fixing their eyes on me and sometimes on the earth, they seemed to remain for a while perfectly petrified.

  • 1868 W. Lockyer & J. N. Lockyer tr. A. Guillemin Heavens (ed. 3) 165

    The lunarian observer situated on the invisible hemisphere.

  • 1929 A. Phillips Death of the Moon in Amazing Stories Feb. 1027/2 page image A. M. Phillips bibliography

    For some time it lay there, without sign of life, but at last the thick, circular door opened, and the lunarian inventor stepped boldly into the earthly sunlight.

  • 1940 J. M. Reynolds Goddess of the Moon in Planet Stories Spring 20/1 page image John Murray Reynolds bibliography

    Earthly equipment taken from the wreck of his space-ship was mingled with typically Lunarian furniture and equipment.

  • 1953 B. Walton Dreadful Therapy in Science Fiction Quarterly Aug. 11/1 page image Bryce Walton bibliography

    He ruled N’America’s Lunarian Base, together with a small staff of scientific and military personnel.

  • 1993 P. Anderson Harvest of Stars (1994) 372 Poul Anderson bibliography

    Watched from afar through the opticals of a Lunarian monitor, they showed only by the corposant glimmers astern how they hurtled under drive.

  • 2012 H. Hickam Crater vii. 62 page image Homer H. Hickam, Jr. bibliography

    The Scragline Pickers, as the band called themselves, mostly played Lunarian Country.


Research requirements

antedating 1813

Earliest cite

George Fowler

Research History
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2012 cite from Homer Hickam.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted an 1813 cite from George Fowler.

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