Full record for Earthside adj.

Definition on or from the planet Earth
OED requirements antedating 1951
Earliest cite Cyril Judd, 'Mars Child'
Comment Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1961 reprint of "Roger Dee's" 1952 "The Obligation"; Mike Christie verified it in the first magazine appearance. Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from A. E. Van Vogt's "This Joe". Fred Galvin submitted a 1960 cite from Alan E. Nourse's "Nine Planets". Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1968 reprint of Poul Anderson's 1959 "Sister Planet"; Mike Christie verified it in the first magazine appearance. Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1970 reprint of R. A. Lafferty's 1966 "Primary Education of the Camiroi"; Mike Christie verified it in the first magazine appearance. Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1958 reprint of C. M. Kornbluth's 1952 "Make Mine Mars". Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from "Mars Child" by "Cyril Judd" (pseudonym of C.M Kornbluth & Judith Merril).
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Citations for Earthside adj.

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1947 ‘H. Hastings’ Big Night in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 45/1 They'll do the refining here and transmit the refined ores back Earthside.
1948 A. Coppel Jinx Ship to Rescue in Planet Stories Winter 28/1 Cob was the Aphrodite's Executive, and he had been with her a full year‥which was a record for Execs on the Aphrodite. She generally sent them Earthside with nervous breakdowns in half that time.
1949 A. Coppel Captain Midas in Planet Stories Fall 62/1 You are thinking that I'm just an old man, beached earthside, spinning tall tales to impress the youngsters.
1951 A. E. van Vogt This Joe in Marvel Sci. Fiction Aug. 73/1 Barron, the only Earthside executive present, stood up and offered me his hand.
1952 ‘R. Dee’ Obligation in Startling Stories Sept. 16 What happened? Lose your taste for the Earthside fleshpots?
1956 A. Budrys Mechanical Man in Fantastic Universe June 6/2 The Service hoes a hard row, Earthside. Your work makes it a little bit easier.
1960 A. E. Nourse Nine Planets 68 We can study the Sun from Earth-side laboratories, but what we can see and learn from our observation is enormously limited by the atmospheric blanket between our telescopes and outer space.
1966 S. Delany Babel-17 i. iii. 32 [I've been] Earthside, teaching at the University.
1966 R. A. Lafferty Primary Education Among the Camiroi in Galaxy Sci. Fiction Dec. 187/1 Come along Earthside lady, I'll make you some others.
1988 F. Pohl & J. Williamson Land's End (1989) 196 We are the only remaining earthside contingent of General Marcus McKen's space forces.
1989 G. Benford in G. Dozois Isaac Asimov's Mars (1991) 89 Earthside studies showed that a brief Eden might have flourished for a while.
1993 D. Beason & K. J. Anderson Assemblers of Infinity Prologue 2 The scientists Earthside were screaming about their interrupted VLP data.
1993 P. Anderson Harvest of Stars (1994) 8 She'd paid little attention, for Earthside she mainly associated with company people on company property.
1994 B. Bova Craft of Writing Sci. Fict. that Sells iv. 27 They were written Earthside.