Wednesday, 19 April 2017
Who Lives On The Moon?
Selenites (HG Wells);
Moon Men (ERB);
"'...an accursed people, full of pride and lust...'" (CS Lewis' Ransom);
"'A great race, further advanced than we...'" (CSL's Filostrato);
Lunarians (adapted human beings) (Poul Anderson);
"...an ancient lunarian..." (John C. Wright, p. 43, see here).
Since Wright's novel is set in the distant future, we deduce that his lunarians are adapted human beings like Anderson's Lunarians, not lunar natives like the Selenites, Moon Men or accursed people/great race.
Sometimes, Poul Anderson alone covers every possibility. At other times, he and his colleagues do it together.