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Trantor was first described in a short story by Asimov appearing in Early Asimov Volume 1. Later Trantor gained prominence when the s Foundation Series first appeared in print in the form of short stories.
Asimov described Trantor as being in the centre of the galaxy. In later stories he acknowledged the growth in astronomical knowledge by retconning its position to be as close to the galactic centre trantog was compatible with human habitability.
The first time it was acknowledged in novel form was in Pebble in the Sky. The earlier history of Trantor is recapitulated in The Currents of Spacementioning the five worlds of the Trantorian Republic growing into the Trantorian Confederation and then Trantorian Empire evidently modeled on the Roman Republicoriginally ruling only part of central Italy, developing into the vast Roman Empire.
At the time when Currents takes place, Trantor controls about half of the worlds in trantpr Galaxy, while the other cixlo is divided into innumerable independent worlds and miniature empires — which naturally makes a Trantorian Ambassador a wl of great consequence on any of the still-independent worlds.
Later on, conquest of the entire galaxy made the Galactic Empire, with Trantor as its capital planet, a reality; the planet no longer sending out ambassadors, but only governors to royal subject worlds. This situation had already existed for thousands of years at the time of Pebble in the Skythe next chronological book on this timeline.
Trantor is depicted as the capital of the first Galactic Empire. Its population was devoted almost entirely to either administration of the Empire or to maintenance of the planet itself.
The Encyclopedia Galactica states further on Trantor: A Trantorian day lasted 1. One of the prominent features of Trantor was the Library of Trantor variously referred to as the Imperial Library, the University of Trantor Library, and the Galactic Libraryin which librarians index the entirety of human knowledge by walking up to a different computer terminal every day and resuming where the previous librarian left off.
Around FE, a rebel leader named Gilmer attempted a coup, in the process sacking Trantor [ 13 ] and forcing the Imperial family to flee to the nearby world of Delicass, renamed Neotrantor.
After the sack, the population dwindled rapidly from 40 billion to less than million. Most of the buildings on Trantor were destroyed during the sack, and over the course of the next two centuries the metal on Trantor was gradually sold off, as farmers uncovered more and more soil to use in their farms. Eventually the farmers grew to become the sole recognized inhabitants of the planet, and the tdantor of Trantor as the central world of the galaxy came to a close.
It began to develop a dialect very different from Galactic Standard Speech, and the people unofficially renamed their planet “Hame”, or “home. As revealed to the reader at the end of Second Foundationnot all these farmers were what they seemed, with the now-rustic Trantor serving se the centre of the Second Foundation.
From Trantor, the Second Foundationers secretly guided the development of the Galaxy cilco parallel to the city of Rome becoming, after the fall of its empire, the headquarters of the Papacy, with its enormous influence on the development of Medieval Europe.
Indeed, their self-perception as leaders of the future Second Empire is captured in the Second Foundationers’ use of the word “Hamish” to describe the farmers despite reserving for themselves use of the word “Trantorian. In the Asimov canon, ek events of this time are depicted mainly from a Foundation perspective, the Fall of Trantor is mentioned only as a piece of faraway news and in various later short references.
However, Harry Turtledove attempted to hrantor in the details in his “Trantor Falls”, focusing on the efforts by the Second Foundation to survive during the sacking of Trantor published in the Foundation’s Friendswhere various writers took up the Foundation universe.
According to the original Foundation TrilogyAsimov states by way of the Encyclopedia Galactica” In the last millennium of the Empire, the monotonously numerous revolts made Emperor after Emperor conscious of this, and Imperial policy became little more than the protection of Trantor’s delicate jugular vein In Prelude to FoundationAsimov indicates that this was not always so: Hindsight observers might recognize that it was therefore the tik-tok uprising, perhaps more than any other single event, that set the stage for Trantor’s sack and the final collapse of the Galactic Empire.
Foundation’s Edge mentions algae growing on Trantor, which is called a totally inadequate source of food, so it is possible some of the later Emperors attempted to rectify the situation with limited success. Trantor represents several different aspects of civilization. At once it is both the centre of power in the galaxy, and also the administrative head. It is also an illustration of what could eventually happen to any urbanized planet. Asimov used the Roman Empire as the creative basis for the Foundation series, [ 18 ] [ 19 ] so Trantor is in some sense based on Rome at the height of the Roman Empire.
Trantor also illustrates the mentality of human beings that was first encountered in Asimov’s The Caves of Steelwherein human technology will ultimately result in a complete encapsulation of a population, and that population will eventually suffer psychosis associated with that total encapsulation. Asimov did once say that these encapsulated cities represented the kind of place in which he’d like to live in real life, Asimov was an agoraphobic individual who spent virtually all his time writing inside his New York City apartment; he seldom travelled and when he did, only by train and never by airplane.
He did not even realize how distasteful some people found this until someone asked him about it.
There have been some serious attempts to illustrate a planet like Trantor in the Star Wars films by George Lucasthe first being Coruscant which was in some early sources called “Jhantor”, in homage to Trantor. Coruscant is one of the more convincing images on screen we have today of Isaac Asimov’s conception of the world-girdling city of Trantor. Coruscant is a planet-covering open-air city, while Trantor’s buildings are all subterranean or under domes.
It should be noted that there is a planet called Trantor in the Star Wars universe, and it is also an ecumenopolis.
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The planet Helior in Harry Harrison ‘s Bill, the Galactic Hero satirises Trantor, highlighting the problems of atmosphere, waste disposal and navigating about a world-sized city. In the Runaway series of adventure games, Trantor is home planet of this universe’s alien species.
However, no connection besides the name are made to the original. Although by 22, years in the future, there had been much racial intermarriage and most people were multiracialaccording to Asimov, in the Galactic Empire as a whole trantlr well as on Trantor itself, there were still some recognizable populations primarily descended from the original races on Earth. What we call Caucasians were called Westerners except Blonds who were called Northernerswhat we call East Asians were called Easternersand what we call Black people were called Southerners.
No one could remember why these names were used because cilo one remembered human origins on Earth. Each planet in the Galactic Empire is divided into administrative sectors. The known sectors are:.
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Continuing to use this site, tranntor agree with this. Trantor For the video game, see Trantor: For the agricultural company, see Mycogen Seeds. It is the year 12, G.
Yet Cleon knows there are those who would see him fall – those whom he would destroy if only he could read the future. In the same year 12, G. Hari Seldon has come to Trantor to deliver his paper on Psychohistoryhis remarkable Theory of Prediction. For Hari possesses the Prophetic Power that makes him the most wanted man in the Empire It is interesting to note that in his theory of city planning called EkisticsKonstantinos Apostolos Doxiadis in CE predicted that the human race on Earth would by CE reach zero population growth at a population of 50,, in a worldwide ecumenopolis powered by fusion energy.
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