The Venusians are the native sapient inhabitants of Venus. They have four short legs and a couple of sharp pincer-like hands, useful for shearing their way through the dense vegetation. Their faces are flat and broad and they have three eyes.

Their language is a tough one to master, as each word can have dozens of different meanings, sometimes even opposite ones. Their facial expressions aren't easy to read either, at least by Human standards.

A curious fact about the Venusians is their complete honesty, as they never lie and never steal furtively. When they do practice violence - for instance, killing a trader to take his possessions -, they will always give out a fair warning that a fight will take place before they do it.


  • "Parasite Planet", by Stanley G. Weinbaum (1935)
  • "The Lotus Eaters", by Stanley G. Weinbaum (1935) (Mentioned only)


  • In the works of Stanley G. Weinbaum, Venus is portrayed as a tidally-locked planet; an idea which is now known to be incorrect.
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