Full record for inhuman adj.

Definition not human; alien
OED requirements antedating 1930
Earliest cite Edward E. Smith, 'Skylark Three'
Comment Jeff Prucher submitted a 1940 cite from Thrilling Wonder Stories. Fred Galvin submitted a 1947 cite from Hudson Hastings' (aka H. Kuttner and C.L. Moore) "The Big Night". Fred Galvin submitted a 1946 cite from John Douglas' "Futura". Fred Galvin submitted a 1950 cite from S. J. Byrne's "Colossus". Fred Galvin submitted a 1930 cite from Edward E. Smith's "Skylark Three". Fred Galvin submitted a 1951 cite from Poul Anderson's "Interloper". Fred Galvin submitted a 1953 cite from J. T. M'Intosh's "Beggars All". Fred Galvin submitted a 1956 cite from Marion Zimmer Bradley's "Peace in the Wilderness".
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Citations for inhuman adj.

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1930 Amazing Stories Sept. 546/2 As the gigantic and inhuman brain was spread before them, DuQuesne andLoring read not only the language, customs, and culture of the Fenachrone,but all their plans for the future, as well as the events of the past.
1940 Thrilling Wonder Stories Jan. 120/1 In the light of present-day astronomical observations, we must admit that very few of the sun's family members could conceivably sponsor human life. But how about inhuman life? Life especially adapted to the extremely unfavorable conditions, life that doesn't exist as we know it.
1946 J. Douglas Futura in Planet Comics Nov. 13 Let me join your war against these inhuman great-heads?.
1947 ‘H. Hastings’ Big Night in Thrilling Wonder Stories June 54/2 He shrugged, looking out beyond the crater's rim with his inhuman, faceted eyes, at the glittering points of light which, for a little while, seemed to keep the Big Night at bay.
1956 M. Z. Bradley Peace in Wilderness in Fantastic Universe July 77/1 Attributing all crimes of violence to the Pharigs made crime, in the public eye, equivalent to saying inhuman or alien, and destroyed the superficial glamor around crime and violence.