Callistonian adj.

= Callistan adj.


In quot. 2003, referring to a mythical planet Callisto, not to the Jovian moon.


  • 1930 ‘H. Vincent’ Explorers of Callisto in Amazing Stories Feb. 1011/2 page image Harl Vincent

    I have an idea also that we may be able to decode the Callistonian radio messages with the help of Lola.

  • 1936 J. Williamson Cometeers in Astounding Stories June 41/1 page image Jack Williamson bibliography

    When the rebels surrendered, the Halcyon Bird was missing. We soon found that one Mark Lardo, a wealthy Callistonian planter who had been Orco’s chief lieutenant, had fled upon it.

  • 1942 J. Williamson Breakdown in Astounding Science-Fiction Jan. 13/1 page image Jack Williamson bibliography

    Within a few months, Kellon learned that Roy had designed a new type drive-field coil for the unitron transports in the Jovian service. It saved three days in the long run out to Jupiter, and increased the power recovery in deceleration nearly forty percent. For the first time in twenty years, the Callistonian mines showed a tiny profit.

  • 1943 H. F. Parker Sword of Johnny Damokles in Planet Stories Mar. 24/1 page image Hugh Frazier Parker bibliography

    A cloudlet of dust whirled across Spaceport X and rose in the thin Callistonian air to beat against the window…. Jupiter touched the horizon. And far away, Neptune’s pale blue light glowed softly.

  • 1949 ‘W. Stewart’ Seetee Shock in Astounding Science-Fiction Feb. 14/2 page image Jack Williamson bibliography

    Brand brought thrilling gifts from other worlds—a trained mud-devil in a jar from Venus, a bottle of red sand from Mars, a rock from lost Adonis, a rainbow-colored shard from one of the broken Callistonian domes.

  • [2003 J. French Vampire Slugs on Callisto (2006) vii. 34 page image Jackie French bibliography

    ‘They’ve grown fast then.’….‘Yeah…. It must be all that good Callistonian tree sap.’]

Research requirements

antedating 1930

Earliest cite

Harl Vincent, in Amazing Stories

Research History
Fred Galvin submitted most cites.

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