a planet that is remote from the homeworld; a planet far from a solar system’s star
In this savage out-world a man stood for a man.
Orders are beginning to pour in from all over the outworlds.
You told me, under interrogation, that your only reason for working with the Empire, against its rivals, was that the Empire was necessary to the Outworlds—that if it broke up too soon, the Outworlds would either fall with it, or else become as ‘ossified’ as the Empire itself, which would be equally bad.
On most of the outworlds of the writer’s experience, good hypnotic subjects are in a minority, but my impression is that this is not the case on Earth, at least among Empire personnel.
Equal Union was a farce, he said. Equal Union—with Earth bleeding the Outworlds dry of their resources! Don’t you see, Tremaine? Earth needs our mineral wealth—heavy water from Venus, iron from Mars, lithium and cobalt from the Jovian moons and Titan.
Commissioner Teadrinker, sir. He’s in charge of all outworld visitors.
Prior to this, some of the less scrupulous companies had forcibly colonized outworlds by methods even less polite than the Dictatrix’s: luring workers into their net with temptingly high salaries, then abandoning them light-years from any place where they could spend their earnings.
It would be folly to try matching wizardries with the Lone Power on its own ground, this outworld long given over to its rule.
It is important that the officials of the Empire have some common ground, some special feeling for the Empire. And they can’t all be native Trantorians or else the Outworlds would grow restless.
We’d love to see how it’s done in the outworlds, am I right?
They’d sought him out, the canny Liadens. Him, Jen of Neglit Center, though they surely had all the fabled master jewelers of Solcintra to choose from. Yet they traveled to an outworld, sought out an old and fading Terran master, commissioned him to make—to remake—their ring. And why was that?
Milton Lesser, 'A as in Android'
OED entry revised in December 2004
Last modified 2022-03-14 16:37:03
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