space alien n.
= alien n.
He was a space alien again, faring far from Earth.
Doomed by the Planetoid in Astounding Stories May 63/1
1954 Fantastic Universe May 134
Cinema-makers are now trying to avoid further boycotts by using space aliens for villains. But suppose some of our Extraterrestrial neighbors are also a bit touchy?
The space aliens are already becoming a vital feature of the series.
Youth Against Space in Algol Spring 10/3
Starbird. Space alien discovered aboard drifting wreckage of Sun Fleet cruiser Spica. The creature was apparently intelligent and actively engaged in dismantling what was left of the ship.
He believed in virtually everything else, though. ‘Probably them space aliens,’ he said, bending over and prodding at the edges of the small indentations with his stick.
Mostly Harmless 28
So there I was, bumping along through the night in a wild and remote region populated only by the occasional family of Sasquatches and a few space aliens awaiting a lone traveler on whom to run weird and painful experiments.
How I Got This Way 47
I bet it’s like space aliens…. These days, people see space aliens. Back then they saw gods.
American Gods (10th anniversary ed.) 152
‘Maya, a lot has happened. Um...’ This was not easy. ‘Carl is very probably from outer space and Andy and I have—’ ‘Carl is WHAT?’ ‘Probably from outer space. Like, a not-of-this-earth, “E.T. phone home” space alien.’
An Absolutely Remarkable Thing xiii. 114
editorial blurb in Fantastic Universe
Research HistoryRick Hauptmann submitted a 1984 cite from Jack Williamson's "Lifeburst".
Imran Ghory submitted a cite from a 1996 reprint of Ursula Le Guin's 1992 "The First Contact with the Gorgonids".
Douglas Winston submitted a 2001 cite from Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill's "Spirits White As Lightning".
Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1995 reprint of Patrick F.McManus's 1994 "How I Got This Way".
Douglas Winston submitted a 2002 cite from Janet Evanovich's "Visions of Sugar Plums".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1996 cite from Jane Heller's "Infernal Affairs".
Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 2000 reprint of Douglas Adams' 1992 "Mostly Harmless".
Rick Hauptmann submitted a cite from Jack Williamson's article "Youth Against Space" in the Spring 1977 issue of Algol.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from an editorial blurb for the story "Reel Life Films" by Jacques Jean Ferrat, in Fantastic Universe, May 1954.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2018 cite from Hank Green.
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