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Arizona Arizona 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 298. "'Latitude and longitude? Need location.'

8.6 mi. WNW Prescott AZ 11-4.'

'Denver Post 914P8C2--Headline: 'Unusually high lightning activity strikes Carson National Forest. MT2427.' ' "

Arizona Arizona 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 300. "Neither Arizona nor New Mexico had any Wests [towns with 'West' in their name]. "
Arizona Arizona 1999 Willis, Connie. "Newsletter " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 246. "So they hadn't landed in Arizona or Miami... "
Arizona Arizona 2000 Cooper, Bernard. "Hunters and Gatherers " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 50. "Rick received a postcard from Arizona that depicted a jackelope, the imaginary offspring of an antelope and a jackrabbit... " [More.]
Arizona Arizona 2000 Cox, Greg. X-Men & the Avengers: Gamma Quest: Book 3: Friend or Foe?. New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 18. Pg. 18: "'I think I recognize the design,' Iron Man called out. 'It's similar to the bomb that destroyed that town in Arizona a few years back.' "; Pg. 124: "Speaking for the X-Men, Cyclops seconded the Avengers' leader. 'Not even Magneto ever nuked an innocent American city the way you did to that town in Arizona...' "
Arizona Arizona 2000 Cullin, Mitch. "Excerpt from The Cosmology of Bing " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 64. -
Arizona Arizona 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 59. "A man in Arizona, a horse gelder by profession, gave up his business and moved out of the county, alleging ill health. "
Arizona Arizona 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 69. "Mexican citizens were walking across the border into Arizona and New Mexico, swimming into Texas. "
Arizona Arizona 2000 Renado, Trevor. "Get a Lifestyle " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 321. -
Arizona Arizona 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 114. "In 1981, UNESCO named the Burgess Pass its eighty-sixth World Heritage site, in the same class as the pyramids of Egypt and the Grand Canyon. "
Arizona Arizona 2000 Vernon, David. "Couple Kills " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 400. "She found boxes of them in her parents' garage when they moved to Arizona three years ago... "
Arizona Arizona 2001 Bradbury, Ray. From the Dust Returned. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 83. Grand Canyon
Arizona Arizona 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 106. "There is even one commemorating a famous murder--not too far, I suppose, from the mythic way we think about Tombstone, Arizona--though most are devoted to spirits who presumably presided over especially good times... "
Arizona Arizona 2002 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 413. [Entire epilogue, pg. 413-418, takes place in Tucson, Arizona.]
Arizona Arizona 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 45. "'Batteries?'

'Like the hundred-meter cells in Arizona and the Greater African Conservatory.' "

Arizona Arizona 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 96. Grand Canyon
Arizona Arizona 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 13. "Beyond the night in the window, a bloated moon coated the desert with fish-belly light. He stared out, wondering where he was. An old, established desert. Arizona. Maybe New Mexico. "
Arizona Arizona 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 114. Pg. 114, 486, 515.
Arizona Arizona 2010 Clarke, Arthur C. 2010: Odyssey Two. New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 168. Grand Canyon
Arizona Arizona 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 13. "February 2, 1020 / 0330 hrs
Lake Havasu, Arizona
" [Opening chapter and scene takes place here, pg. 13 to 21.]
Arizona Arizona 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 43. "'Look, my son was taken last February somewhere in Arizona--I think...' " [Also, pg. 179, 427: Flagstaff.]
Arizona Arizona 2011 Willis, Connie. "The Last of the Winnebagos " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 3. Pg. 3: "On the way out to Tempe I saw a dead jackal in the road... This part of Phoenix was mostly residential, and after all this time, people still think they can turn the nasty, carrion-loving creatures into pets... "; Pg. 4: "The governor's conference is at twelve, and I want you to go out to Scottsdale and do a layout on the closing of Taliessin West... Recreation vehicles are banned in all but four states. Texas has legislation in committee, and Utah has a full-divided bill coming up next month. Arizona will be next, so take lots of pictures, Davey boy. This may be your last chance.' "; Pg. 10: "'I'm a photographer. Sun-Co. Phoenix Sun, Tempe-Mesa Tribune, Glendale Star, and affiliated stations...' " [More of story set in Arizona, not in DB.]
Arizona Arizona 2012 Zubrin, Robert. First Landing. New York: Ace Books (2002; c. 2001); pg. 185. "McGee's memory flashed to his first view of Earth's Grand Canyon. He had seen it before in pictures, movies, even on Imax the night before [referring to Kieth Merrill's IMAX film 'Grand Canyon: Hidden Secrets']--but nothing had prepared him for the real thing. Now Mars' canyon made Arizona's look like a ditch. "
Arizona Arizona 2016 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 134. Flagstaff
Arizona Arizona 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 175. "...to Hollywood to the Grand Canyon to Carlsbad Caverns... "
Arizona Arizona 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 342. "'His ideology sucks,' de Valera said. 'If he wants to be a desert hermit, he could move to Arizona and stop paying his phone bills. He doesn't need the shoulder-launched rockets and the whole nine yards.' "
Arizona Arizona 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 279. "The globe showed how important it was to get at these other faults, because, it demonstrated that by 2070, thirteen years after Southern California would become the island of Baja, the rest of the state would crack up through the Salton from the Mexican border to Oregon, turning California into a jutting peninsula, the shores of the Pacific lapping against Arizona and Nevada. "
Arizona Arizona 2025 Chang, Glenn. "In the Blood " in The Edge of Space. New York: Elsevier/Nelson Books (1979); pg. 82. Pg. 82-83: Phoenix [also pg. 91, 93, etc.]
Arizona Arizona 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 45. Pg. 45: "...to manufacture an artiforg brain--to have done so, when that firm, Arti-Gan Corporation of Phoenix, existed, back before the war--would have been to go into what Adams liked to think of as the 'genuine simulated silver' business... "; Pg. 51: "Brose said, 'Recently a hot-spot cooled off in southern Utah, near St. George, where it was . . . the maps still give it. Near the Arizona border. red rock hills in that area...' " [Also pg. 52.]
Arizona Arizona 2026 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 95. "...his native Tucson... " [Also pg. 203, and a scene in Tucson, on pg. 204-208.]
Arizona Arizona 2030 Anthony, Patricia. "Blood Brothers " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1987); pg. 2. "Helen came from Arizona and still wore the mark of the desert on her face. It was hard, arid, knifed with arroyos of worry. Nothing soft dwelled there. "
Arizona Arizona 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 324. "...a retro gesture to the Arizona buildings of Frank Lloyd Wright's last, late burst of creativity. "
Arizona Arizona 2031 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 248. [Pages 248-257, the first half of this chapter, takes place in Arizona.] Pg. 254: Phoenix
Arizona Arizona 2036 Asimov, Isaac. "Feminine Intuition " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1969); pg. 471. Pg. 471: "Tie that in with a report of a flash in the night sky just before the vehicle had exploded--and from Flagstaff Observatory, not from an amateur--and the location of a sizable and distinctly meteoric bit of iron freshly gouged into the ground a mile from the site... "; Pg. 481: "Madarian put his hands in his pockets and stared thoughtfully at Bogert. 'I would like to have arrangements made for Jane and myself to go to Flagstaff.'

Bogert couldn't help but note that Madarian didn't say Jane-5. He made use of no number this time. She was the Jane. He said doubtfully, 'To Flagstaff? Why?'

'Because that's the world center for general planetology, isn't it? It's where they're studying the stars and trying to calculate the probability of habitable planets, isn't it?'

'I know that, but it's on earth.'

'Were, and I surely know that.'

'Robot movements on Earth are strictly controlled...' " [Many more refs. to Flagstaff (in Arizona), not in DB.]

Arizona Arizona 2038 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 351. Pg. 351: "Some of them couldn't handle the idea and hove to the hinterlands of Arizona or Oregon. "; Pg. 354: Sedona
Arizona Arizona 2038 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 35. "'...and besides I can't get to Arizona any more. So I came here.' "
Arizona Arizona 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 182. Pg. 182: "'if you would reconsider your position. I will be happy to get you the Alamo for a future date. Or the Grand Canyon, or the Taj Mahal if you prefer...' "; Pg. 212: "'Word just came up from Tucscon. The plasma cloud will...' " [Other refs. to Tucson, e.g., pg. 241.]
Arizona Arizona 2040 Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1981; c. 1953); pg. 98. Grand Canyon
Arizona Arizona 2045 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 354. "The sky was full of ships, hundreds of thousands of people getting out, heading to refugee camps in Oregon and Arizona. " [Also pg. 355.]
Arizona Arizona 2048 Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. New York: Warner Books (1994; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 370. Pg. 370: "But all the other documents--Arizona sate ID 'smart card,' medical log card, social security card--carried the name Ephraim Ybarra. "; Pg. 378: "'Where do you live?'

'Arizona. Prescott, Arizona...' " [Also pg. 391-392.]

Arizona Arizona 2050 Russ, Joanna. "Nobody's Home " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1972); pg. 410. "'...Go to Arizona or the Rockies and drive on the roads. The sixty-mile-an-hour road. The thirty-mile-an-hour road. Great artistic recreation.' "
Arizona Arizona 2055 Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 105. "'Look at my hand,' she instructed the cab, holding her hand up. 'Do you see any sign of an injury? Would you believe that I slashed myself badly, just half an hour ago?'

'No, miss,' the cab said as it passed out over the flat desert of Arizona, heading north toward Utah. 'You appear uninjured.' "

Arizona Arizona 2055 Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 184. "'Now I have to let you out. The medication you took will start to work on you in a few minutes and I don't care to have you drop five miles to the surface of the planet.' The ship began to descend. 'I'll let you off in Salt Lake City; it's a big place, you won't be noticed. And when you're back in 2055 you can catch a cab to Arizona.' "
Arizona Arizona 2055 Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 186. [Character travels from Salt Lake City, Utah to Phoenix, Arizona.] "By use of the cab's vidphone he learned from the information center at Phoenix the location of the prisoner of war camp; this was not classified information. Presently the cab flew above flat desert lands and monotonous hills of rock and empty basins which in former times had been lakes. And then, in the midst of this barren, unexploited wilderness, the cab set him down; he had arrived at POW Camp 29, and it was just where he had expected it to be: in the most uninhabitable spot conceivable. To him the great desert lands of Nevada and Arizona were like a dismal alien planet, not Earth at all... " [More takes place in Arizona, pg. 186-187.]
Arizona Arizona 2061 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 242. "'When I was studying at Flagstaff,' began van der Berg, 'I came across an old astronomy book that said...' "
Arizona Arizona 2080 Clarke, Arthur C. "A Meeting with Medusa " in The Sentinel. New York: Berkley Books (1983; c. 1972); pg. 159. "The Queen Elizabeth was over three miles above the Grand Canyon, dawdling along at a comfortable hundred and eighty, when Howard Falcon spotted the camera platform closing in from the right. " [Other refs., Grand Canyon also mentioned pg. 167.]
Arizona Arizona 2082 Haldeman, Joe. Buying Time. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1989); pg. 108. "'No . . . you can write 'These letters are to be sent in the event of my death.' Then have them remailed the way you said, from Arizona or someplace.' "
Arizona Arizona 2089 Anthony, Piers. Total Recall. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1989); pg. 124. "He saw part of the enormous equatorial canyon called Vales Marineris, the better part of three thousand miles long, dwarfing Earth's Grand Canyon. "
Arizona Arizona 2110 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 4. "Captain Robert Singh enjoyed these walks through the forest with his little son, Toby. It was, of course, a tamed and gentle forest, guaranteed to be free of dangerous animals, but it made an exciting contrast to their last environment in the Arizona desert. Above all, it was good to be so close to the ocean... "
Arizona Arizona 2110 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 17. "Almost incredibly, until well into the Twentieth Century some geologists believed that Arizona's famous 'Meteor Crater' was misnamed--they argued that it had a volcanic origin! Not until space probes had shown that the Moon and most of the smaller bodies in the Solar System had been subjected to a cosmic bombardment for ages was the debate finally resolved. "
Arizona Arizona 2110 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 58. Pg. 58: "Toby Carroll Singh was born in Arizona, as his parents had planned. Robert [his father] continued to serve on the Earth-Moon shuttle, rising to the position of senior engineer... "; Pg. 62: "He was still on excellent terms with Freyda, but they saw each other less and less often now that she had moved back to Arizona and Toby had won a Moscow Conservatory scholarship... "
Arizona Arizona 2110 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 127. Pg. 127, 142: Grand Canyon
Arizona Arizona 2143 Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 23. "He had followed the rules set up by the vugs, had guessed a particular day, month and year. And sure enough, his guess had been lucky; on May 4, 2143, a Bindman named William Rust Lawrence had died, killed in an auto accident in Arizona. And Pete had become his heir, inherited his holdings and entered his Game-playing group "
Arizona Arizona 2237 Butler, Octavia E. Dawn. New York: Warner Books (1997; c. 1987); pg. 86. Grand Canyon
Arizona Arizona 2366 Friedman, Michael Jan. Fortune's Light (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1991); pg. 81. "'Tell me about the game played on October 7, 2026, between the Phoenix Sunsets and the Fairbanks Icebreakers.'

'The game was a playoff,' said the computer, to determine the champion team of the American League, which would go on to face the National League's San Diego Padres in the World Series...' " [More, pg. 81-82. Other refs. in novel to the Sunsets, but their city name, Phoenix, is not elsewhere mentioned.]

Arizona Arizona 2366 Gilden, Mel. Boogeymen (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1991); pg. 3. "Earth psychologists had defined a mental state they called rapture of the deeps. Originally it described the euphoria one felt when looking into a very large, deep hole such as North America's Grand Canyon. The euphoria was even stronger in space... "
Arizona Arizona 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 36. "The excuse was lame and she saw he knew it. A MeTraCor officer! she thought. He told me his father was an impoverished Arizona lawyer, and he himself is nothing but a clerk, for all that he struts about in lieutenant's jerkin. " [Arizona here may be a planet.]
Arizona Arizona 2500 Asimov, Isaac. "Stranger in Paradise " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1974); pg. 102. [Year est.] Pg. 102: "The robot was at a base in the desert spaces of Arizona... "; Pg. 113: "A week later, the robot walked in Arizona, a thousand miles away. He walked stiffly, and sometimes fell down, and sometimes he clanked... "; Pg. 117: "'But already he's walking more surely than he ever did in Arizona...' "
Arizona Arizona 2786 Clarke, Arthur C. The Songs of Distant Earth. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 133. "...upon the descending smoke of Victoria Falls, the Moon rising above the Grand Canyon, the Himalayan snows, the ice cliffs of Antarctica. "
Arizona Arizona 2874 Forbes, Edith. Exit to Reality. Seattle, WA: Seal Press (1997); pg. 68. Pg. 68: "Merle and I had agreed to meet in my next long span of idle time, in late November. He still insisted that we meet in a place where we could be alone. This was not easily achieved, amid a North American population of forty billion. At first he had suggested the Grand Canyon... 'The Grand Canyon is not inhabited, but it is visited,' I said. 'Half a million people a day take a morning or afternoon excursion to the rim on the B-MET. Another twenty thousand or so are down inside the canyon on wilderness quests...' "; Pg. 254: "What about the Rocky Mountains? The northern tundras? The Grand Canyons? "
Arizona Arizona 3000 Williamson, Jack. Terraforming Earth. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 50. Grand Canyon
Arizona Arizona 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 14. "...as a reckless teenager he had broken a rib in the Arizona Hang-Gliding Championship. "
Arizona Arizona 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 70. Pg. 70: "...and felt nineteen years old again, about to take off in the Flagstaff Aero Club's antique Cessna. "; Pg. 74: "He had sometimes wondered what his profession might have been, had he not been born in Arizona, near the very spot where the most long-enduring and influential o Martian fantasies had been created. "; Pg. 75: "When he could see properly again, he noticed that the dark band of the Grand Canyon was just visible on the far horizon. "
Arizona Arizona 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 122. "Poole remembered how, in those hot Arizona days, he and Rikki had loved to chase each other through the clouds of moving mist, with the slowly revolving spray of the golden sprinkler. " [Character from 20th century Flagstaff, Arizona is now in the year 3001. Other Arizona refs., pg. 129, 135.]
Arizona Arizona 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 163. "I remembered first encountering Blaise Pascal in conversations with Grandam when I was a kid, then discussing him with Aenea in the Arizona twilight, and finally looking up his Pensees in the excellent library at Taliesin West. "


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