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"There's a poetry in the materials we use to construct our world of artifacts; it speaks of our long history as a technological species."
- William Gibson

Eetee (E.T - extraterrestrial)  
  A sentient being not of this Earth.  

I think this is the first use of the phrase in an actual story; see below for possible earlier uses.

I was knocked out the first time when we finally put the eetees—Venerians and Martians and Outer Jovians—into the Grand Assembly. But the nonhuman peoples are still there and I came back.
Technovelgy from Double Star, by Robert Heinlein.
Published by Doubleday in 1956
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Ah, the life of a Martian politician...

The first person to use 'ET' was probably L. Sprague de Camp in a column in Astounding Science Fiction from 1939:

I was moved to concoct that fragment as a result of running through a file of magazines and comparing the ideas of the writers on the form that intelligent extra-terrestrials might have. The authors are nothing if not industrious in devising a variety of shapes for their e.-t's.

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