Lunarite n.

a native or inhabitant of the Moon; = Lunarian n.; Lunite n.


  • 1888 Springfield Daily Republic 23 July 1/4 page image

    The Lunarites, if the moon is inhabited, enjoyed the spectacle of a total eclipse of the Sun. The earth was squarely between the moon and the sun. The spectacle from the moon must have been most magnificent.

  • 1929 W. E. Backus Behind the Moon in Weird Tales Dec. 784/1 page image W. Elwyn Backus bibliography

    There followed a conference of bewildered astonishment between the nearest lunarites and their leader. They conversed among themselves in their strange tongue.

  • 1937 E. E. Schmidt Dr. Zaeno in Cosmic Tales Quarterly (#1) Summer 12 page image

    If we stopped the lunarites from useing [sic] our water they would have died a torturous dead. [sic] If we didn’t stop them, we would.

  • 1942 ‘L. del Rey’ Wings of Night in Astounding Science Fiction Mar. 50/1 page image Lester del Rey bibliography

    The one who thought of himself as Slim—massive though he appeared—turned to the approaching Lunarite. ‘What and who are you?’

  • 1957 P. Anderson Brake in Astounding Science Fiction Aug. 30/2 page image Poul Anderson bibliography

    The Lunarite alone had the piloting skill to pull off the crazy stunt which was their final hope.

  • 1972 I. Asimov Gods Themselves (1973) III. ii. 176 page image Isaac Asimov bibliography

    After all, what can they do? They can’t infiltrate. You can’t disguise an Earthie as a Lunarite.

  • 2008 E. Willett Marseguro in Helix War (2012) 72 page image Edward Willett bibliography

    The Lunar government, which had sheltered so many refugees from Earth…had refused to bow to the threats from the Avatar…. The Lunarites had provided the necessary materials and had kept Hansen apprised of the massing of warships in Earth orbit.

Research requirements

antedating 1929

Research History
Suggested by Ben Ostrowsky.
Simon Koppel submitted an 1888 cite.

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