Full record for Venerian n.

Definition an inhabitant of Venus
OED requirements antedating 1930
Earliest cite O. Stapledon 'Last and First Men'
Comment Mike Christie submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Heinlein's "Space Cadet", which was verified by Rick Hauptmann in the 1948 first edition. originally published in 1948. Andy Sawyer submitted a 1930 cite from Olaf Stapledon's "Last and First Men". Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a reprint of John W. Campbell's "Solarite"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the original 1930 magazine version. Andrew May submitted a 1930 cite for the form "Venerean" from John W. Campbell's "The Black Star Passes". Malcolm Farmer submitted a cite from a reprint of Fred Saberhagen's "Stone Place"; Mike Christie verified the cite in the 1965 first magazine appearance. Douglas Winston submitted cites from a 1983 reprint of E.E. 'Doc' Smith's "Spacehounds of IPC", which Alistair Durie verified in the 1931 magazine serialization.
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Citations for Venerian n.

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1930 J. W. Campbell in Amazing Stories Nov. 721/2 They reached a large room, where already there had gathered in the semicircle of seats a hundred or so seven-foot Venerians.
1930 O. Stapledon Last & First Men 265 Evidently the marine Venerians resented the steady depletion of their aqueous world, and were determined to stop it.
1930 J. W. Campbell in Amazing Stories Q. Fall 505/1 There were six of them, tall men, about seven feet high, and they walked with the rather labored step of a Venerean, although they weren't Venereans, for their skin and flesh was a strange white, which looked like raw dough.
1931 E. E. Smith Spacehounds of IPC in Amazing Stories July 305/2 They're highly intelligent creatures and are in all probability neither Martians nor Venerians.
1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 75 I'll put you down for Venerian, Martian, and Venus trade talk.
1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 233 Oscar swore softly in Venerian. ‘They can do anything!’
1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 183 His first impression was a crowd of Venerians surrounding the pool.
1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 181 A triangular head, large as a collie's, broke water about ten feet from them. Tex jumped. The Venerian regarded him with shiny, curious eyes.
1950 R. Heinlein Farmer in Sky (1975) xx. 216 The Venerians don't use pictures, nor the Martians.
1956 R. A. Heinlein Double Star (1957) 127, I was knocked out the first time when we finally put the eetees—Venerians and Martians and Outer Jovians—into the Grand Assembly. But the nonhuman peoples are still there and I came back.