a scientist specializing in areology n.
Don Kayman was a complex man who never let go of a problem. It was why we wanted him on the project as areologist, but it extended to the religious part of his life too.
Man Plus in Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction Apr. 53/2
In the same way that a tongue will go to a sore tooth over and over, Roger finds himself following Hans and Arthus to hear the areologist’s explanation.
in G. Dozois Isaac Asimov’s Mars (1991) 155
Daedalia Planum appears to be the remains of an impact basin 4500 kilometers across. Those are big; but then there are areologists who believe that the entire northern hemisphere of Mars is an ancient impact basin.
Red Mars 10
Ilya was a fossil hunter and areologist, a digger, hardly trained in biochemistry at all.
Moving Mars 247
As the areologists sipped, he cleaned the dishes…and asked how their investigation was going. They were looking for evidence of ancient glacial episodes, which if found would support a model of the planet’s early history that included oceans filling the low spots.
Red Mars (1993) 217
Fantastic to actually see one of the big landslides—most areologists and geologists had to rely on explosions, or computer simulations.
Green Mars (new ed.) 114
Most geologists—or areologists, as some preferred to be called—believed the Valles had been eroded by running water, just like the Grand Canyon.
Red Thunder xxix. 352
in Frederik Pohl's "Man Plus"
Research HistoryThe OED has cites for "areology" from 1881, but no cites for areologist. Michael Quinion submitted a 1992 cite from Kim Stanley Robinson's "Red Mars".
Sam Clark submitted a cite from a reprint of Frederik Pohl's "Man Plus"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1976 original magazine appearance.
Ralf Brown submitted a cite from Greg Bear's "Moving Mars"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1993 first edition.
We would like cites of any date from other authors.
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