planetary engineer n.

one who engages in planetary engineering

  • 1932 J. Williamson Electron Flame in Wonder Stories Quarterly Fall 88/2 page image Jack Williamson bibliography

    Bought the satellite for his private estate. Had planetary engineers make all modern improvements.

  • 1936 J. Williamson Cometeers in Astounding Stories June 32/1 page image Jack Williamson bibliography

    The planetary engineers had made life possible there, oxygenating the atmosphere and building heated, insulated cities over the rich mines in the equatorial belt.

  • 1955 P. Anderson Snows of Ganymede in Startling Stories Winter 52/1 page image Poul Anderson bibliography

    A Planetary Engineer had training for his profession such as had never been seen before.

  • 1964 B. Bova Operation Shirtsleeve in Amazing Stories July 89/2 page image Ben Bova bibliography

    To the planetary engineer, the really interesting features of the Martian landscape are the so-called desert areas.

  • 1995 D. Hatch Human Art in Absolute Magnitude Summer 57/1 page image Daniel Hatch bibliography

    She thought back to her days in the Corps of Planetary Engineers when she had been a stickler for rules and discipline.


Research requirements

antedating 1932

Earliest cite

J. Williamson 'The Electron Flame'

Research History
Rick Hauptmann submitted a 1932 cite from Jack Williamson's "The Electron Flame".

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