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comics Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 152. "Amos thought back to his boyhood for a moment, when he would pay twelve cents for a comic book at a magazine and sweet shop near the Capitol Building. The place had long since become an adult bookstore, but the locale still had a sentimental meaning for him. Once a month he would buy Green Lantern and The Incredible Hulk, and either a Dr. Pepper or an Oh Henry! bar. And he would sit on the bench outside the store, lost in the gaudy four-color adventures.

What fascinated him most about the comic books were the ads they ran, for strange and mysterious objects that would give you powers almost equaling those of the superheroes you were reading about.

There was one in particular that had caught his attention. The hypno-coin. Carry it in your pocket, the ad had said. Keep it handy. A million laughs for all occasions. "

comics Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 165. "He roared past the White House, screaming and laughing hysterically, and hoping that his racket would wake the President of the U.S.A. himself.

'Look at me!' Ghost screamed out the window. 'I'm Superman!'


The word burned in his mind.

He was there, all right. He was practically Superman. As long as he had that rock, which was like some hypnotic version of Aladdin's magic lamp. Only my wish is your command.

...He banged his fist on the steering wheel. How could I have been so stupid? I sold the clothes!

He had to have them. If they were anything like the rock, then they would have been brilliant. Who knew what kind of superpowers they would give him. Maybe they could make him bulletproof. Then he really would be Superman.

Maybe they could even make him fly.

...Tomorrow. it would be good-bye Clark Kent. "

comics Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 197. "'...and the Sunday Post. Have you seen it?'

'Yeah,' Kiernan said. 'And I still think Hobbes is too wise to be a figment of Calvin's imagination.'

'Wrong section,' said Wrampe. "

comics Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 202. "Yes, he had power now, but there was a nightmare side to it, and with it a moral as clear and preachy as the lessons in those old superhero comic books. There's something that comes with power, son, and if you abuse it, the fires of hell await you. "; Pg. 203: "Scarlet Avenger " (the name taken by a character in this novel; mentioned here and elsewhere, not in DB)
comics Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 31. "on the comics page I was pleased to see Hod Neill's Thom Tumb taking a crack at 'Cretin-Hogsbreath.' Not exactly Walt Kelly or Gary Trudeau, still Neill got some good licks in. This time Thom was telling Berlinda, his German girlfriend, 'You got to admire them legislooters; they never gives up their principals.' "
comics Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 59. "I had no answer. I reached for my tall lady and hugged her. Then we got to kissing, to the point that I wished I had a faster recovery time. But she was worn out herself; time for sleepy-bye. So I didn't really have to feel bad about not being Superman. "
comics Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 60. [Pg. 62-63: Extended passage about the Green Hornet. More, pg. 73, 86, 89, 105, 115, 123-124, 132-135, 157, 160, 173, 178, etc.]
comics Washington: Seattle 1998 York, J. Steven. Generation X: Crossroads. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 23. "The limo bounced over a too-deep rain gutter and into the parking lot of Kirby & Ditko's RV World. " [This business has been named by the author in honor of two prominent Marvel comic book artists: Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko.]
comics world 1943 Rand, Ayn. Fountainhead. New York: Penguin (1993; c. 1943); pg. 342. "...the photograph of a man's face in the moment of exaltation, and he had it printed in the Banner, over the caption: 'Are you happy, Mr. Superman?' " [Also, pg. 492.]
comics world 1955 Dick, Philip K. "Captive Market " in The Preserving Machine. New York: Ace Books (1969; c. 1955); pg. 157. "'What's the last load made up of?'

'Comic books,' Flannery said dreamily, wiping perspiration from his balding forehead... 'And harmonicas.' "

comics world 1957 Sturgeon, Theodore. "The Other Celia " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1957); pg. 73. "He spread his overcoat carefully over the hole in the closet so no stray light from his room would appear in the little slot in the ceiling, closed the door, read a comic book for a while, and went to bed. "
comics world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 102. "Burroughs wrote decorously of... Dejah Thoris, the princess of a kingdom with the improbable name of Helium. I have little doubt that the precedent of a kingdom called Helium led directly to the planet called Krypton home of the comic-book hero Superman. "
comics world 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 95. Pg. 95: "But the future is a different matter. As the bear swore in Pogo after having endured a pot shoved on her head, being turned upside down while still in the pot, a discussion about her edibility, the lawnmowering of her behind, and a fistful of ground pepper in the snoot, she then swore a mighty oath on the ashes of her mothers (i.e. her forebears) grimly but quietly while the apples from the shaken apple tree above her dropped bang thud on her head:


Pg. 140: "Stop hugging Moses' tablets to your chest, nitwit; you'll cave in. Give me your Linus blanket, child. Listen to the female man. "; Pg. 205: "...O.K. to be Humphrey Bogart (smart and rudeness), O.K. to be James Bond (arrogance), O.K. to be Superman (power) "

comics world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 14-16. "As early as April 21, while Simon an Mary Lou listened to Clark Kent and His Supermen and George Dorn... Frodo Baggins and His Ring, the Mouse That Roars...Strangers in a Strange Land... the Incredible Hulk... the Time Machine... "
comics world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 26. "'Hey, dig,' Clark Kent said. 'That French cat eating the popsicle.'

'Yeah?' said one of the Supermen...

'That's your trip, baby,' a second Superman said. 'I don't...' " [See also pg. 50-51.]

comics world 1987 Milan, Victor W. "Puppets " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 394. "...and Carnifex in his comic-book outfit... "
comics world 1989 Sterling, Bruce. "Dori Bangs " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1989); pg. 657. "Dori did a 'comic book' once, called Lonely Nights... Dori also did a lot of work for WEIRDO magazine, which emanated from the artistic circles of R. Crumb, he of 'Keep on 'Truckin' ' and 'Fritz the Cat' fame.

R. Crumb once said: 'Comics are words and pictures. You can do anything with words and pictures!' " [More, not in DB. Also pg. 660.]

comics world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 62. Pg. 62: Superman; Pg. 83: comic books; Pg. 101: "...looser-fitting Superman suit... "; Pg. 119: "Heinlein's hero in Stranger is Valentine Michael Smith, an average American boy and a foundling, who, having been raised by Martians, has Superman-like psychic powers. He can kill his enemies by wishing them out of existence. Girls find him irresistible, and, unlike the Clark Kent/Superman of that era, he found girls irresistible. "; Pg. 192: " alien invaders was a story in an old E.C. comic book. " [more]
comics world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 25. "'I'm the butler. Betty is really Supergirl...' "
comics world 2009 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 267. "'...What did you tell them about our culture?'

'Everything they asked about... the whole spectrum of human life on Earth... The great books, writings on religion and philosophy, both Eastern and Western, technological development--they got it all. And our popular culture, comics, movies, television, books, theater...' "

comics world 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 182. "Why couldn't he just go ahead and commit to this woman. He did love her. Why couldn't he just ignore what he'd seen? Millions of people were doing just that, after all--for most of the world, the idea of a fixed future was ridiculous. They'd seen it a hundred times in TV shows and movies: Jimmy Stewart realizes that it's a wonderful life after watching the world unfold without him. Superman, incensed at the death of Lois Lane, flies around the Earth so quickly that it spins backwards, letting him return to a time before her demise, saving her. "
comics world 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 185. "He trailed after her through the Egyptian section, stood patiently while she stared at the frescoes or whatever they were called: whole walls cartooned with the ancient equivalents of X-Men, cartouches instead of semaphores narrating the story... "
comics world 2020 Harrison, Harry. "Portrait of the Artist " in Stainless Steel Visions. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 177. [In introduction to this collection, Harrison states: "My years of slavery as a comic-book artist are reflected in 'Portrait of the Artist.' The story, pages 175-186, focuses on comic book art, and the illustration on page 176 is a comic book page-style illustration.] Pg. 175: "He had lettered it himself with a number 7 brush. Funereal India ink on harsh yellow paper, big letters, big words. "; Pg. 177: "Page three of a piece of crap called 'Prairie Love.' For the July issue of Real Rangeland Romances. Love books with their heavy copy were always a snap... The Mark VIII Robot Comic Artist would do all the rest.. " [Story focuses on a robot comic book artist.]
comics world 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 306. "'Why, it's the Batman!' another joked.

A flat black aircraft, all angular wings, appeared suddenly in the break... "

comics world 2025 Varley, John. Titan. New York: Berkley (4th ed. 1981; 1st pub. 1979); pg. 141. "She also wanted adventure. It had driven her all through her life, from the first comic book she opened, the first space documentary she had watched as a wide-eyed child... "
comics world 2026 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 94. "He rebuffed anger like Superman bouncing bullets off his chest. "
comics world 2030 Hogan, James P. Entoverse. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 113. "...two hefty, clean-cut, broad-shouldered men in gray suits who put Hunt immediately in mind of Dick Tracy. "
comics world 2114 Dick, Philip K. The Man Who Japed. New York: Ace Books (1956); pg. 23. "'...they want pleasure. They want candy and bottled pop. Comic books from mama Health Resort.' "
comics world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 619. "In the doorway of the men's room, a drunken Batman succumbs to a long-suppressed desire and attempts to bugger the Boy Wonder. "
comics world 2250 Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 308. Pg. 308: "...and a jaunty fedora with a 'Press' card stuck in the brim. Except for his anachronistic wrist recorder, he was the archetype of the questing reporter: Clark Kent, Woodward and Bernstein, and, of course, Lincoln Steffens. "; Pg. 419: The Flash
Communist Afghanistan 1980 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 218. "'Hardly. I was a merc in Afghanistan, fighting the real Commie menace...' "
Communist Alabama 1981 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 505. "'...the country was founded by a flock of fuzzy-minded secular humanists, Anthony. That's why we can't have God in our schools anymore. That's why they're killing a million unborn babies a day. That's why the Communists are growin' stronger while we're talking arms reduction...' "
Communist Alabama 1992 Anthony, Patricia. "Blue Woofers " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1992); pg. 189. "I may be a tight-assed former Commie who thinks he likes jazz, but... "
Communist Alabama 1992 Anthony, Patricia. "Blue Woofers " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1992); pg. 192. Pg. 192: "'I am afraid of this man, Sutton. I was once a Communist; you are black. Will they put us on a cross and burn us?' "; Pg. 193: "'I think your military wishes to kill me,' Yuri said. 'I think that there is no place now that I can run. I think all this time you have hated me because I was once a Communist.' "
Communist Alabama 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 66. "Joe Stalin and Saddam Hussein looked like sweet, avuncular friends of the family, really nice looking, kindly guys--who just incidentally happened to slaughter millions of men, women, and children. "
Communist Albania 1944 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 1-48. [Book jacket:]

"May 1944
The Nazi column moves slowly through the mountain pass toward an ambush prepared by Albanian partisans. After the battle, a ton of gold disappears.

April 1985
Enver Hoxha, the man who kept Albania virtually isolated from the rest of the world for almost forty years, lies in state in Tirana. Russian and Chinese leaders begin to make very special plans. "

[Many Communist refs. throughout first section of the novel, pages 1-48, and some after that in the 1985 time period.]

Communist Albania 1944 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 4. Pg. 4: "Most had thrown in with Tito's communists, but republicans developed their own ragtag BK army, the Balli Kombetar, National Front. "; Pg. 6: "Hamid's partisans had no mines, but that meant little. General Hoxha's Albanian communists, damn their eyes, might have done it without warning Hamid's republican partisans. The communist had Soviet munitions and men to spare, especially Shehu's gang, the Seventh Shock Brigade. These days, Mehmet Shehu was as likely to open fire on decent Catholic BK partisans as on the Nazis. Clearly, the communists felt the war was sufficiently won to begin clearing out republicans... "; Pg. 17: "The names of two Albanian communist organizations, at the start of this war, had been Work, Puna, and Youth, Rintje. Elbas Hamid knew a primitive passport when he saw one: he held a free passage for himself through communist lines. " [Much more, not in DB.]
Communist Albania 1944 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 30. "Communists were not religious men given to burials--but then, Hamid himself had left several good Catholics lying dead and unburied this day... At least he had denied it to Nazi and communist alike, unless he was interrogated and broke under torture. He resolved to put the hoard [of gold] out of his mind until some future day when Albania was once again a God-fearing republic, free of domination by Serbs and Russians. "
Communist Albania 1945 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 354. "'My grandfather emigrated to America at the end of the Second World War, when the communists took power in Albania...' "
Communist Albania 1946 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 106. "He could talk an Albanian Stalinist into standing on his head and singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner'--at least, as long as he and his pheromones were in the room. Afterward, when our Albanian Stalinist returned to his senses, he'd promptly denounce himself and have himself shot. "
Communist Albania 1985 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 157. "'The man who telephoned me that morning in Boston, to tell me where my wife had been hidden, was a Serb--I know the accent well. I suppose they were trying to force me to return as a favor to the damned Albanian communists...' " [More, pg. 157-159, etc.]
Communist Armenia 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 110. "'...And you're Armenian, and they spent a lot of years being oppressed by Russia in the old Communist days. But Petra, just how Armenian are you?...' "
Communist Asia 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 228. "'Daddy... believed that the Untied States... was the city of God on Earth. He volunteered to fly in Korea because he figured that Red Chinese would swamp that peninsula and take Japan and all of Indochina if we didn't stop them there...' " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Communist Australia 2044 Turner, George. Drowning Towers. New York: William Morrow (1987); pg. 72. "'Communism was a dirtier word than any in the four-letter range.

She told him, 'Heavens, no! Communism is only an idea that has never been tried--except perhaps by the Pilgrim Fathers for a very short while...' " [Also pg. 106.]

Communist California 1952 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 15. "Mrs. Greyson, needless to say, had been a liberal. In the McCarthy days there wasn't that much difference in the public's view between communism and homosexuality, so Fremont had little difficulty winning, once his smear campaign began. "
Communist California 1963 Benford, Gregory. Timescape. New York: Simon & Schuster (1980); pg. 148. "'Who was it?' Penny said... 'Who were they recruiting?'

'A Marxist critic, somebody said. He mumbled a lot and I couldn't make out much of it. Something about capitalism repressing us and not letting us unleash our true creative energies.'

'Universities are great for hiring Reds,' Cliff said... "

Communist California 1972 Dick, Philip K. The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1972); pg. 90. "Tessa's father, by the way, is a former chapter Leader of the John Birch Society. She understand all this; as a kid she was a Commie Cruncher and watched... "
Communist California 1974 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985) [Book jacket] "Radio Free Albemuth, set in an alternative contemporary U.S.A., an environment of anti-Communist political repression, poses the problem of how to treat a friend whose life is being directed by a being from outer space. " [Many refs., not in DB.]
Communist California 1977 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. Lucifer's Hammer. Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1977); pg. 226. "'...You say California. Will two Communists be welcome there?'

Leonilla looked at him strangely, as if she were about to say something, but she didn't.

'Better there than other places,' Baker said. 'We wouldn't want the South or the Midwest--'

'Johnny, there's going to be people down there who think this was all a Ruskie plot,' Rick Delanty said [referring to the comet].

'Yes. Again, more in the Midwest and South than in California. And the East is gone. What else is left?...' "

Communist California 2020 Zelazny, Roger. Damnation Alley. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1969); pg. 7. "All the old irons were gone from his jacket, and he missed the swastika, the hammer and sickle, and the upright finger, especially. " [Referring to a Hell's Angel's anti-establishment outfit.]
Communist California 2160 Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 6. Pg. 6: "'Even if it were me, it wouldn't be my fault; it's the Red Chinese. I hate them.' ";

Pg. 8-9: "'But it was your military weapon,' the vug protested.

'No, not ours. The Red Chinese.'

The vug did not grasp the distinction. 'In any case...' ";

Pg. 31: "As a matter of fact, Pete Garden had never had any luck; in all the world he had no progeny. The goddam Red Chinese, he said to himself... "

Communist California: Berkeley 1935 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 5. "The others attended the University in perpetuity. Berkeley had an entire population of professional students who never graduated and who had no other goals in life... As a child Nicholas had gone to a progressive Communist-front nursery school. His mother, who had many friends in the Communist Party in Berkeley in the thirties, sent him there. Later he became a Quaker... "
Communist California: Berkeley 1952 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 16. "Nobody in Berkeley, including the Communist Party members living and working there, had ever hard of Aramchek. It mystified them. What was Aramchek? Senator Fremont claimed in his speech that a Communist Party member, an agent of the Politburo, had under pressure given him a document in which the CP-USA discussed the nature of Aramchek, and that from this document it was evident that the CP-USA, the Communist Party of America, was itself merely a front, one of many, cannon fodder as it were, to mask the real enemy, the real agency of treason, Aramchek. " [More.]
Communist California: Hollywood 1947 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 118. "To me, the Fear had come late. HUAC first went after Hollywood in '47, with the Hollywood Ten. Supposedly the committee was investigating Communist infiltration of the film industry--a ridiculous notion on the face of it, since no Communists were going to get any propaganda in the pictures without the express knowledge of people like Mr. Mayer and the Brothers Warner. The Ten were all current or former Communists, and they and their lawyers agreed on a defense based on the First Amendment of free speech and association. " [More about this.]
Communist California: Hollywood 1955 Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990); pg. 268. "'...And Groc! trying to fix what couldn't be fixed. Poor bastard Groc. Lenin was luckier!...' "
Communist California: Los Angeles 1945 Dick, Philip K. Puttering About in a Small Land. Chicago, IL: Academy Chicago Publishers (1985); pg. 100. "...he saw the war itself as a stupendous snow-job, men killed for fat bankers to float loans, ships built that went right to the bottom, bonds that could not re redeemed. Communism taking over, Red Cross blood that had syphilis germs in it. Negros and white troops living together, nurses that were whores, generals that screwed their orderlies... "
Communist California: Los Angeles 1972 Ellison, Harlan, ed. Again, Dangerous Visions. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 136. [Introduction to "Time Travel for Pedestrians " by Ray Nelson] "...the Philip K. Dick story because it postulated God as a Chinese Communist... "
Communist California: Orange County 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 3. -
Communist California: San Francisco 1955 Dick, Philip K. The Broken Bubble. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 70. "Grimmelman returned the snapshot. 'No, I never saw him. And anyhow your organization is infiltrated by Communists; it's no use talking to you, it goes straight to MVD hatchet men in the Labor School and around the PW.'

...Actually, there was no Kendelman. He had registered under that name, and he used it now and then in covert political work, undercover work such as spying on Fascist student groups, Stalinist fronts, and for taking out library books he did not mean to return. "

Communist California: San Francisco 1986 McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. New York: Pocket Books (1986); pg. 77. "'Damn,' Jim said softly. 'They're still using money. We're going to need some.'

'Money?' Chekov said. 'We should have landed in Russia. There, we would not want money.'

A couple of the twentieth-century people standing around them reacted to Chekov's comment with irritation. Jim heard somebody mutter, 'Pinko commie exchange student.' He recalled that the stalled nuclear arms talks referred to in the newspaper were arms talks between North Americans and Russians.

'In Russia,' Chekov said, 'to each according to their need, from each according to their ability.' He smiled at the glowering citizen of twentieth-century North America. "

Communist China 1930 Stapledon, Olaf. Last and First Men. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. (1988; first published 1930); pg. 22. "And after the collapse of the Russian state it was in the East that Russian culture continued to live. Its mysticism influenced India. Its social ideal influenced China. Not indeed that China took over the theory, still less the practice, of communism; but she learnt to entrust herself increasingly to a vigorous, devoted and despotic party, and to feel in terms of the social whole rather than individualistically. "
Communist China 1942 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 174. "But he made no advances; he used the time to talk of the paradise China would become when Mao Tse-Tung and the Communists freed it from the scaly devils, the eastern devils from Japan, the foreign devils, and its native oppressors. If a quarter of what he said was true, no one would recognize the country after a generation of new rule. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Communist China 1942 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 441. "The thing he called doctrine told him what he needed, almost as if it let him toss the coins for the I-Ching inside his own head. That made it a valuable tool. But he also sometimes seemed unable to think outside the framework his doctrine gave him, as if it were not the tool but master. The Communists in the scaly devils' prison camp had acted the same way. She'd heard Christian missionaries gabble about a Truth they claimed to have. The Communists thought they owned truth, too. It sometimes made them uncomfortable allies, even if she could never have struck the little devils such a blow without them. "
Communist China 1948 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 112. " '48... we were sent into China to save a billion-odd people for democracy. It was not apparent at the time, but our side had already lost. On paper, things seemed retrievable--the generalissimo's Kuomintang still held all the major cities, their armies were well equipped, compared to Mao and his forces, and it was well known that the generalissimo was a genius. If he weren't, why had Mr. Luce made him Time's Man of the Year twice?

On the other hand, the Communists were marching south at a steady rate of twenty-three point five miles per day, rain or shine, summer or winter, redistributing land as they went. Nothing could stop them--certainly not the generalissimo. " [More.]

Communist China 1953 Dick, Philip K. Mary and the Giant. New York: Arbor House (1987); pg. 78. "The next ballad... a spirited ditty about... the H-bomb.

'. . . And if Mao Tse-tung makes trouble
we will blow the world to rubble . .'

Irritably, she wondered who cared about Mao Tse-tung. Who was he; wasn't he the head of Communist China? "

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