Full record for Venerian adj.

Definition pertaining to Venus or Venusians
OED requirements antedating 1930
Earliest cite J. W. Campbell 'Solarite'
Comment Mike Christie has submitted a cite from a 1973 reprint of Heinlein's "Space Cadet", which was verified by Rick Hauptmann in the 1948 first edition. Rick Hauptmann submitted a cite from Robert Heinlein's story "The Green Hills of Earth, from the 1951 first edition of the collection "The Green Hills of Earth". Cory Panshin submitted a 1934 cite from Neil R. Jones' "The Moon Pirates", and another 1934 cite from William Sonneman's "The Master Minds of Venus". Rick Hauptmann submitted a 1931 cite from E.E. Smith's "Spacehounds of IPC". 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. 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. Fred Galvin submitted a cite from a 1950 reprint of Clare Winger Harris & Miles J. Breuer's "A Baby on Neptune", We would like to verify this in its first publication (Amazing Stories, December, 1929)
Fred Galvin found a reference in the ISFDB to H. A. Hargreaves', "Venerian Vector-Transit Tales"; we would like verification of this from the original publication (On Spec, Spring 1990)

We would like cites from after 1970 or before 1930.

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Citations for Venerian adj.

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1930 J. W. Campbell in Amazing Stories Nov. 721/2 Out into the maze of halls they went again, now led by the kindly, seven-foot Venerian scientist.
1931 Amazing Stories Sept. 567/1 Brandon turned his controls over to an assistant, and went up to the Venerian rooms, where von Steiffel and his staff were to operate upon the Vorkul.
1934 N. R. Jones in Amazing Stories Sept. 13/2 Both supported life—Mars' meager plant and animal life contrasting strangely with the luxuriant vegetation and teeming life amid the swamps and steaming jungles of the Venerian globe.
1934 W. K. Sonneman in Amazing Stories Sept. 108/1 A Venerian space cruiser, the X-1, raced toward earth.
1948 R. A. Heinlein Space Cadet 183 Young Burke had then undertaken to negotiate exploitation rights with the local Venerian authorities in order to hold the valuable claim against other exploiters who were sure to follow.
1950 C. W. Harris & M. J. Breuer Baby on Neptune in Flight Into Space 219 He read minute reports of the Venerian and Neptunian trips, and talked repeatedly with Dalton and Corrigan.
1951 R. A. Heinlein Green Hills of Earth 180 No one has ever translated ‘Green Hills’ into the lisping Venerian speech; no Martian ever croaked and whispered it in the dry corridors.
1965 F. Saberhagen Stone Place in If Mar. 13/2 A vertical crease appeared briefly in the High Commander's forehead, and he looked for long thoughtful seconds at the Venerians before resuming his talk. But what else was there to do, except put Esteelers onto Venerian ships?