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World Name Name Origin Description Novels/Stories Where the Worlds Appeared
ME CS NS MI RD MIR CH RE CA IN PF FF FED FEA
Acrisa ?? Known for large oceans that nearly dwarf those of Earth, Acrisia has one of the five largest Spacer contingents on Earth, after Aurora and Solaria.




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Aurora R. goddess of the dawn The first. Colonized the others; Located in the galactic south. Rivaled in size only by Tethys and Rhea before the Three Week's War. V M M M V

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Capella L. lit. she-goat. Had an ambassador on Earth during the Settler era. It probably orbits the star Capella, 43 light years away.





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Euterpe Muse of music Vacation world.






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Faunus R. Woodland deity, identified with Pan Settled Hesperus M












Hesperus Gr. evening star, father of the Hesperides Site of early treaty between Earth and Outer Worlds V





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Inferno It. for "hell" (from Dante) Settlers helped it re-terraform







V V



Melpomenia Muse of tragedy (also Melpomene) Held a monument and map to the 50 Spacer Worlds












V
Nexon From L. "nexus"? Colonized Solaria

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Osiris Egyptian god of the underworld Had an ambassador on Earth during the Settler era.





M






Pallas Gk. other name for Athena Known for colorful facial hair






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Pallena Related to Pallas? Pallena has one of the five largest Spacer contingents on Earth, after Aurora and Solaria.




M







Proclas Gk. Proclus, a Neoplatonist Greek philosopher? Primarily an agrarian world.





M






Rhea Gk. Titaness, wife of Cronus, mother of Zeus Attended early treaty between Earth and Outer Worlds; one of the two biggest planets in the galactic north M












Saon ?? Saon has one of the five largest Spacer contingents on Earth, after Aurora and Solaria.




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Smitheus There is an "Apollon Smitheus" temple in the ancient city of Chryse, in Asia Minor. Little is known. Possibly first charted by Smith.






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Solaria From L. for "sun" Last colonized

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Tethys Gk. Titaness, wife of Ocean Attended early treaty between Earth and Outer Worlds; one of the two biggest planets in the galactic north M












Theia Gk. Titaness of light, goddess of gold, and perhaps silver, and wife of Hyperion Known for Akvet, a local drink which is a variation on absinthe.





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Key

Novels/Stories
ME "Mother Earth" in The Early Asimov
CS Caves of Steel
NS Naked Sun
MI "Mirror Image", the Baley and Daneel short story (from The Complete Robot)
RD Robots of Dawn
MIR Mirage (by Mark W. Tiedemann)
CH Chimera (by Mark W. Tiedemann)
RE Robots and Empire
CA Caliban (by Roger MacBride Allen)
IN Inferno (by Roger MacBride Allen)
UT Utopia (by Roger MacBride Allen)
PF Prelude to Foundation
FF Forward the Foundation
FED Foundation's Edge
FEA Foundation and Earth
"Appearance" Codes
M The planet was mentioned in the novel/story.
V The planet was actually visited in the novel/story.

Observations

Note that Melpomenia was the dead planet where Trevize and Pelorat found the monuments to the 50 fallen Spacer Worlds, in Foundation and Earth. In other words, a planet named after the muse of tragedy told the tragedy of the Spacers' downfall.

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