Full record for terraformer n.

Definition one who engages in terraforming
OED requirements antedating 1979
Comment We have cites from 1979 and later: we are interested in finding earlier cites.
Last modified 6 July, 2008

Citations for terraformer n.

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1979 J. Oberg Farming Planets in O. Davis Omni Bk. of Space 17 Terraformers call for a physical assault on such conditions.
1988 R. Frazier Retrovision in G. Dozois Isaac Asimov's Mars (1991) 59 At Geolab, Joaquim studied plugs that had been drilled from the Martian North Pole before it had been melted with an orbiting mirror ‥ a strategy that terraformers hoped would chain-react into a greenhouse effect.
1993 A. C. Clarke Hammer of God 74 He always had clear skies, and, despite the best efforts of the terraformers, they would remain that way for the next few generations.
1993 K. S. Robinson Green Mars (new ed.) 123 It was, in fact, the Oceanus Borealis that some terraformers talked about—but buried, deeply buried, and mostly frozen, and mixed with regolith and dense fines ‥
1998 D. Brin Heaven's Reach 188 Even if all the technicians and Terraformers left, where would that leave the natives?
1998 J. Meaney To Hold Infinity xiv. 184 They're exploitationist. They want to rape the ecology so much, they might as well go live with the terraformers in the cities.
2003 M. Swanwick Archaic Planets: Nine Excerpts from Encycl. Galactica in Cigar-Box Faust and other miniatures 73 During their absence, the terraformers had transformed a hundred and twenty worlds into virtual Edens.
2006 N. Asher Polity Agent iii. 72 Here then was an attempt to allow a terraformer to create something not quite so homogeneous as many worlds in the Polity.