Full record for space alien n.

Definition =alien
OED requirements antedating 1954
Earliest cite J. J. Ferrat 'Reel Life Films'
Comment Rick Hauptmann submitted a 1984 cite from Jack Williamson's "Lifeburst". Imran Ghory submitted a cite from a 1996 reprint of Ursula Le Guin's 1992 "The First Contact with the Gorgonids". Douglas Winston submitted a 2001 cite from Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edghill's "Spirits White As Lightning". Douglas Winston submitted a cite from a 1995 reprint of Patrick F.McManus's 1994 "How I Got This Way". Douglas Winston submitted a 2002 cite from Janet Evanovich's "Visions of Sugar Plums". Douglas Winston submitted a 1996 cite from Jane Heller's "Infernal Affairs". Michael Dolbear submitted a cite from a 2000 reprint of Douglas Adams' 1992 "Mostly Harmless". Rick Hauptmann submitted a cite from Jack Williamson's article "Youth Against Space" in the Spring 1977 issue of Algol. Fred Galvin submitted a cite from an editorial blurb for the story "Reel Life Films" by Jacques Jean Ferrat, in Fantastic Universe, May 1954.
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Citations for space alien n.

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1954 Fantastic Universe May 134 Cinema-makers are now trying to avoid further boycotts by using space aliens for villains. But suppose some of our Extraterrestrial neighbors are also a bit touchy?
1977 J. Williamson Youth Against Space in Algol Spring 10/3 The space aliens are already becoming a vital feature of the series.
1977 J. Williamson Youth Against Space in Algol Spring 105/2 The space aliens are already becoming a vital feature of the series.
1984 J. Williamson Lifeburst 16 Starbird. Space alien discovered aboard drifting wreckage of Sun Fleet cruiserSpica. The creature was apparently intelligent and actively engaged in dismantling what was left of the ship.
1992 U. K. Le Guin First Contact with Gorgonoids in Fisherman of Inland Sea (1994) 19 One of the Space Aliens pointed with its little weak-looking arm and hand at the car.
1992 D. Adams Mostly Harmless 28 He believed in virtually everything else, though. ‘Probably them space aliens,’ he said, bending over and prodding at the edges of the small indentations with his stick.
1994 P. F. McManus How I Got This Way 47 So there I was, bumping along through the night in a wild and remote region populated only by the occasional family of Sasquatches and a few space aliens awaiting a lone traveler on whom to run weird and painful experiments.
1996 J. Heller Infernal Affairs iii. 29 What was going on here? My flat breasts had gotten fat and my fat stomach had gotten flat—and I had just put away two poached eggs, two English muffins, six strips of bacon, and a half a package of frozen hash browns. Not exactly Lean Cuisine. Had I been visited by a space alien who liposucked me while I slept and gave me breast implants? Or had all the booze I'd been drinking melted my fat cells as well as my brain cells?
2001 M. Lackey & R. Edghill Spirits White As Lightning xi. 259 People are willing enough to believe in you after Tunguska and Roswell and Grover's Mill. I'm sure you don't mind if they think you're space aliens—‘elves’ is a little hard for folks to swallow these days, but it doesn't matter what they call you, so long as it gets the job done.
2002 J. Evanovich Visions of Sugar Plums i. 7 Suppose he was from outer space, and he conducted an anal probe while I was unconscious? A shiver ripped through me. Yuk! ‘What are we looking at here?’ I asked him. ‘Ghost? Vampire? Space alien?’