Click here to see the list of characters who are introduced in each chapter of The Start of Eternity.

Design SpaceEdit

In order of appearance:


R. Rycleu


  • Vicktir Klempse - a scientist who works with Gohrlay towards the goal of converting her brain's neural networks into positronic circuits.
  • Wints - a roboticist who works to endow positronic brains with human-like minds.

Chapter 0Edit

  • R. Nahan - a humaniform robot who sometimes worked at Daneel's Base on the Moon, but who actually worked for Gohrlay (see below), operating out of Observer Base.
  • R. Gohrlay - the telepathic humaniform robot that used Eternity as a tool to perfect human existence on Earth. Eventually R. Gohrlay transfers its memories into a genetically modified human who uses the name "Gohrlay".
  • R. Rycleu - travels back in time to the 1930s in order to stimulate the development of positronics. In 1947 she provides information to Noÿs Lambent (see below) and Andrew Harlan that will help stimulate the development of positronics in England.

Deltrijoshnypwannem species.

Chapter 007Edit

Two characters created by Isaac Asimov for his time travel novel, The End of Eternity:

  • Noÿs Lambent - From a time over 10,000,000 years in the future. She traveled back in time with Andrew Harlan to stimulate development of space travel on Earth in the 20th century.
  • Andrew Harlan - From about 90,000 years in the future. He traveled back in time with Noÿs Lambent.

Chapter 1Edit



  • Engineer Lorn-Kru - a Social Engineer specializing in the design of genetic changes that will improve social dynamics. A member of the Ouwui species.
  • Many Sails - artificial life form that is an intergalactic space ship with hyperspace drive
  • Captain Hooski - Captain of the Many Sails for the mission to Earth's galaxy. Member of the Huaoshy species, the first species that developed the hyperspatial jump drive.
  • Robot Jeed - chief cook and bottle washer for the Many Sails
  • Astrogator Fint - experienced astrogator with long experience for the Social Engineering Guild, but the journey to Earth's galaxy is Fint's first intergalactic space flight. Member of the Guiphoa species.
  • Demographer Wilry - experienced demographer of galaxies and member of the Deltrijoshnypwannem species.


  • Historian Nadit Daanour - long-time colleague of Wilry. A member of the bipedal Ghreliuw species.
  • Citizen Alkeirs - only member of the initial crew of the Many Sails who is not a member of the Social Engineering Guild.

Chapter 3Edit

  • Avizeh and Ladislas - Two humans at the Observer Base in the Large Magellanic Cloud that is visited by the Many Sails. Both members of a human variant subspecies engineered for protogyny.
  • Sahiwha Nennoad - member of the Ressese species and leader of the "training mission" to Imfulri.
  • Commander Orleane - physiologically Earth-standard human
  • Roboticist Esselle - member of the genetically modified human subspecies, the Kighiz and wife of Rewhand.
  • Geneticist Rewhand - member of the Kighiz human subspecies. Husband of Esselle.

Chapter 4Edit

Usually written as R. Daneel Olivaw:

Chapter 5Edit

  • R. Lackner, in charge of monitoring the world Imfulri. Has the body form of a member of the Ressese species.

Chapter 6Edit

Chapter 7Edit

Chapter 8Edit

  • Grean - time traveling Huaoshy

Chapter 9Edit

  • Major Marcel - collected crash debris from the Brazel ranch
  • Isaac Asimov - clerk for Major Marcel
  • R. Fengtol - positronic brain robot working to stimulate research into positronics in North America

Chapter 10Edit

  • Nora Winsou - a resident of Uvadekoto and the first person to take seriously the task of producing sedrons.
  • Stan - the first person in Uvadekoto to conceive a theory of sedronic physics, making it possible to produce sedrons.
  • Tilly Winsou- mother of Nora
  • Jillia Winsou - sister of Nora
  • Metslen Winsou - brother of Nora
  • Karsa Winsou - cousin of Nora
  • Prinstir - Nora's personal robot

Chapter 11Edit

  • Dinster ("Diny"), Bernard ("Berny") and Riley ("Ril") - Nora's sons
  • Alastur - distant cousin of Nora
  • Ormy Degsles - Chair of the Uvadekoto History Unit

Chapter 12Edit

  • Tinsifur - robotic bar tender

Chapter 13Edit

  • Zanset - robot who sells flowers to Stan
  • Ambassador Dodd - representative of the World Government
  • Skingk - alien robot

Chapter 15Edit

  • Vicktir Klempse - positronics researcher at Observer Base.
  • Wints - member of the positronic robot development team

Chapter 16Edit

  • Observer Lercimn - an acquaintance of Gohrlay who she tries to use to capture a Huaoshy spaceship.


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