Aleriel, or A Voyage to Other Worlds
|Author||W. S. Lach-Szyrma|
|Publisher||Wyman and Sons|
Published in 1883, Aleriel is a Victorian novel, which was previously thought to be the first published work to apply the word Martian as a noun (it is now known that the word was first used in 1877): After the protagonist, Aleriel, lands on Mars, he buries his spacecraft in snow, "so that it might not be disturbed by any Martian who might come across it".
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