Venerian adj.

pertaining to Venus or Venusians; Venustian adj.

  • 1919 G. McLeod Winsor Station X ix. 129 page image G. McLeod Winsor bibliography

    On what topic would you first wish to compare Venerian opinions with your own?

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

    Out into the maze of halls they went again, now led by the kindly, seven-foot Venerian scientist.

  • 1931 E. E. Smith Spacehounds of IPC in Amazing Stories Sept. 567/1 page image Edward E. Smith bibliography

    Brandon turned his controls over to an assistant, and went up to the Venerian rooms, where von Steiffel and his staff were to operate upon the Vorkul.

  • 1934 N. R. Jones The Moon Pirates in Amazing Stories Sept. 13/2 page image Neil R. Jones bibliography

    Both supported lifeโ€”Mars' meager plant and animal life contrasting strangely with the luxuriant vegetation and teeming life amid the swamps and steaming jungles of the Venerian globe.

  • 1934 W. K. Sonneman The Master Minds of Venus in Amazing Stories Sept. 108/1 page image William K. Sonnemann bibliography

    A Venerian space cruiser, the X-1, raced toward earth.

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

    Young Burke had then undertaken to negotiate exploitation rights with the local Venerian authorities in order to hold the valuable claim against other exploiters who were sure to follow.

  • 1951 R. A. Heinlein Green Hills of Earth 180 Robert A. Heinlein

    No one has ever translated โ€˜Green Hillsโ€™ into the lisping Venerian speech; no Martian ever croaked and whispered it in the dry corridors.

  • 1965 F. Saberhagen Stone Place in If Mar. 13/2

    A vertical crease appeared briefly in the High Commanderโ€™s forehead, and he looked for long thoughtful seconds at the Venerians before resuming his talk. But what else was there to do, except put Esteelers onto Venerian ships?

  • 1977 Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Aug. 157/2 page image

    I went out with a Venerian Priest of the Flesh.


Research requirements

antedating 1919

Earliest cite

George McLeod Winsor, Station X

Research History
Mike Christie has submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Heinlein's "Space Cadet", which was verified by Rick Hauptmann in the 1948 first edition.
Rick Hauptmann submitted a cite from Robert Heinlein's story "The Green Hills of Earth, from the 1951 first edition of the collection "The Green Hills of Earth".
Cory Panshin submitted a 1934 cite from Neil R. Jones' "The Moon Pirates", and another 1934 cite from William Sonneman's "The Master Minds of Venus".
Rick Hauptmann submitted a 1931 cite from E.E. Smith's "Spacehounds of IPC".
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.
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.
Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1950 reprint of Clare Winger Harris & Miles J. Breuer's "A Baby on Neptune", We would like to verify this in its first publication (Amazing Stories, December, 1929).
Fred Galvin found a reference in the ISFDB to H. A. Hargreaves', "Venerian Vector-Transit Tales"; we would like verification of this from the original publication (On Spec, Spring 1990)
Jesse Sheidlower submitted a 1926 cite from George McLeod Winsor's Station X, in Amazing Stories, which he then verified in the 1919 book publication.

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