Venerian n. 1

a native or inhabitant of Venus; Venusian n.


  • 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.

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.

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