Full record for off-planet n.

Definition an off-planet location
OED requirements antedating 1989
Earliest cite L. W. Evans 'Nightside City'
Comment E.g. 'The attack came from off-planet'.

Douglas Winston submitted a 2001 cite from James Alan Gardner's "Ascending". Douglas Winston submitted a 1989 cite from Lawrence Watt Evans' "Nightside City". Douglas Winston submitted a 1989 cite from L.E.Modesitt Jr.'s "The Ecolitan Operation".

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Citations for off-planet n.

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1960 F. Pohl in Galaxy Feb. 79/1 They all had lost their jobs, most of them at the Icicle Works; they saw no future, and wanted off-planet.
1976 U. K. Le Guin Word for World Is Forest i. 24 There were two possibilities. One: an attack from another camp. Some officer on King or New Java had gone spla and was trying a coup de planète. Two: an attack from off-planet.
1989 L. Watt-Evans Nightside City iv. 40 So who was buying new cabs and bringing them in from off-planet?
1989 L. E. Modesitt Ecolitan Operation xxii. 130 ‘You from Parundia?’‘A bit farther than that, I'm afraid.’‘Off-planet?’ He nodded.
2001 J. A. Gardner Ascending xiv. 163 No dangerous animals except in zoos‥and of course, with the League of Peoples, no one has to worry about attacks from off-planet.