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Andre Norton was a heavy influence in my Traveller universe as well.
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With respect to the original post, I am working on putting in the Bald Space Rovers of Andre Norton into the rimward area from Terra, and maybe making use of some of her planets from other books, such as the Solar Queen series and maybe Catseye and Star Hunter. Both of the latter have the remains of prior civilizations on them.
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I was thinking of some of Andre Norton's planets as well.

I always like how in her universe things were wide open as to what had gone on in the past. I never liked Classic Traveller Genesis with Grandfather etc.
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Andre Norton was a heavy influence in my Traveller universe as well.
I too have been working my universe closer to AN's general "feel" and style (something I did from the start with my AD&D world in 1984).
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Mostly planets and story concepts mined from the "Dumarest" books.

More recently, I'm trying to work references to the Krell species (and the planet Altair) into my Traveller milieu. Krell superartefacts could make for great foci of missions/quests for both the Good Guys and the Baddies.
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Mostly planets and story concepts mined from the "Dumarest" books.

More recently, I'm trying to work references to the Krell species (and the planet Altair) into my Traveller milieu. Krell superartefacts could make for great foci of missions/quests for both the Good Guys and the Baddies.
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Moth from Flinx series of the Humanx Commonwealth stuff by Alan Dean Foster.

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Andre Norton, Isaac Asimov, are the two who have had the most influence. Although the Deathworld books do too, despite the fact I cannot recall the author's name to save my life. I don't port things in whole cloth, but the influences are strong.

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Harry Harrison wrote the Deathworld trilogy, Planet Story by him (illustrated by Burns) is also great; as per the op: borrow? No, I ruthlessly steal from SF authors I like: Norton, Banks, Harrison, etc. .
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There was a paperback book released in the late 1950s based on the script of Forbidden Planet, with the same title. It would be interesting to see if one was available online. Just think of what a "brain boost" could do to your Intelligence rating. You would have to make a Survival roll though.

As for Grandfather, one thing about him is that he was circa 300,000 years ago. That is more than enough time for other star-faring races to develop, flourish, and then disappear, and for advanced civilizations to develop that never went beyond their own solar system. All of the Real World's recorded history covers about 5,000 years.

Edit Note: If someone is willing to spend some serious money, there are copies of the Forbidden Planet book on Abebooks. And I do mean serious money.
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I put their "pocket empire" in Spica sector; "C" subsector; 0505, 0605, 0607, 0706, 0707, 0804, 0805, 0806, & 0807... with Hivehome being 0706.

Using the Atlas of the Imperium; 2105, 2205, 2207, 2306, 2307, 2404, 2405, 2406, & 2407... with Hivehome being 2306.
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There was a paperback book released in the late 1950s based on the script of Forbidden Planet, with the same title. It would be interesting to see if one was available online. Just think of what a "brain boost" could do to your Intelligence rating. You would have to make a Survival roll though.

Edit Note: If someone is willing to spend some serious money, there are copies of the Forbidden Planet book on Abebooks. And I do mean serious money.
Way ahead of ya. A few months ago I scoured the intarwebz for a used copy of the novelisation, and, crikey, are they collectible! It is likely nowhere as valuable as literature as the going prices would suggest, so I called off the hounds and decided to focus solely on the movie. I had a similar experience last year shopping for an early print of Whitfields' The Making of Star Trek. Copies of that in good condition are worth one's vital organs -- if not more. Thankfully, I eventually found one for a pittance.

Another two sources which just occured to me: Vance's Planet of Adventure stories and some of Heinlein's "juveniles". (Gotta get back to finishing those. )
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