Venerian n. 1

a native or inhabitant of Venus; = Venusian n. 1


  • 1919 G. McLeod Winsor Station X xix. 275 page image G. McLeod Winsor bibliography

    I land…in the one hope of getting into communication once more with the Venerian. If I have read the signs correctly, I shall do so.

  • 1930 J. W. Campbell Black Star Passes in Amazing Stories Nov. 721/2 page image John W. Campbell, Jr. bibliography

    They reached a large room, where already there had gathered in the semicircle of seats a hundred or so seven-foot Venerians.

  • 1930 O. Stapledon Last & First Men 265 Olaf Stapledon

    Evidently the marine Venerians resented the steady depletion of their aqueous world, and were determined to stop it.

  • 1930 J. W. Campbell Black Star Passes in Amazing Stories Quarterly Fall 505/1 page image John W. Campbell, Jr. bibliography

    There were six of them, tall men, about seven feet high, and they walked with the rather labored step of a Venerean, although they weren’t Venereans, for their skin and flesh was a strange white, which looked like raw dough.

  • 1931 E. E. Smith Spacehounds of IPC in Amazing Stories July 305/2 page image Edward E. Smith bibliography

    They're highly intelligent creatures and are in all probability neither Martians nor Venerians.

  • 1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 181 Robert A. Heinlein

    A triangular head, large as a collie’s, broke water about ten feet from them. Tex jumped. The Venerian regarded him with shiny, curious eyes.

  • 1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 183 Robert A. Heinlein

    His first impression was a crowd of Venerians surrounding the pool.

  • 1950 R. A. Heinlein Farmer in Sky (1975) xx. 216 Robert A. Heinlein bibliography

    The Venerians don’t use pictures, nor the Martians.

  • 1956 R. A. Heinlein Double Star (1957) 127 Robert A. Heinlein

    I was knocked out the first time when we finally put the eetees—Venerians and Martians and Outer Jovians—into the Grand Assembly. But the nonhuman peoples are still there and I came back.

  • 2015 M. Cassutt Sunset of Time in Old Venus 359 page image Michael Cassutt bibliography

    ‘Girlfriend’ is certainly not the correct term, not in his mind, and certainly not in hers. Venerians don’t have unauthorized, prematrimonial associations among themselves...understandable given their five identified genders, bitter clannish rivalries, complicated inheritances, ridiculously long life spans, and uncertain periods of sexual activity.

Research requirements

antedating 1919

Earliest cite

George McLeod Winsor, Station X

Research History
Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Heinlein's "Space Cadet", which was verified by Rick Hauptmann in the 1948 first edition.
Andy Sawyer submitted a 1930 cite from Olaf Stapledon's "Last and First Men".
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a reprint of John W. Campbell's "Solarite"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the original 1930 magazine version.
Andrew May submitted a 1930 cite for the form "Venerean" from John W. Campbell's "The Black Star Passes".
Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of Fred Saberhagen's "Stone Place"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1965 first magazine appearance.
Douglas Winston submitted cites from a 1983 reprint of E.E. 'Doc' Smith's "Spacehounds of IPC", which Alistair Durie verified in the 1931 magazine serialization.
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1926 cite from George McLeod Winsor's Station X, in Amazing Stories, which he verified in the 1919 book publication.
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2015 cite from Michael Cassutt.

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