xenoanthropologist n.

a person who studies alien cultures; a specialist in xenoanthropology n.


  • 1981 S. Sucharitkul Vampire of Mallworld in Amazing Stories May 29 page image S. P. Somtow bibliography

    They were…screwing the creditfull [sic] thumbs of some fairly heavyweight clients…the Selespridon, a xeno-anthropologist, for instance, being one of the regulars. [ellipsis in orig.]

  • 1987 F. Pohl Adeste Fidelis in Omni Dec. 68 page image Frederik Pohl bibliography

    He was neither a xenoanthropologist nor a xenobiologist, nor did he have any of the special skills that made the lives of the survivors fairly tolerable.

  • 2004 D. Smith Jigsaw in J. E. Czerneda Odyssey 9 page image Douglas Smith bibliography

    Manfred Mubuto, balding, dark and round, was their xeno-anthropologist. Liz Branson, with features as sharp as her sarcasm, was their linguist. Four were marines.

  • 2014 F. J. Bergmann 100 Reasons to Have Sex with an Alien in Nebula Awards Showcase (2017) 244 page image F. J. Bergmann bibliography

    100 reasons to have sex with an alien…. 67. I told myself it was my duty as a xenoanthropologist.

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antedating 1981

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