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  • adj. Of, or pertaining to Callisto, the second largest moon of Jupiter.
  • n. An inhabitant of Callisto


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  • Isaac Asimov's first published story, "Marooned Off Vesta", was the third he had written, and he came up with the plot on Monday, July 18, 1938, while returning home to Brooklyn on the subway after submitting his second story, "The Callistan Menace", to Campbell.

    Taking a shine to "The Golden Girl of Munan"

  • He didn't feel even the slightest vibration as the carrier was placed on the Callistan cradle.

    Damia's Children

  • The Rowan didn't know its astronomical designation for she was more familiar with the patterns in altairian or Callistan skies.

    The Rowan

  • “Does the small group of original humans still exist?” asked Ri Po, the small Callistan.


  • The third moravec in the small, pressurized control room — the tiny Callistan, Ri Po — situated himself at the third point of the moravec triangle.


  • “I apologize for its lack of resolution,” said the Callistan.


  • “Take us to the Callistan Ri Po then,” he ordered.


  • The Callistan delegation is out now, riding around and seeing the sights in one of the little tanks you had prepared.

    The Past Through Tomorrow

  • I'm sweating so hard my dehumidifier is humming like a Callistan honey lizard.

    Rip Foster in Ride the Gray Planet

  • Her Callistan vexto-silk gown, of the newest and most violent shade of "radioactive" green, was phosphorescently luminous; fluorescent; gleaming and glowing.

    First Lensman


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