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Communist galaxy 2500 Delany, Samuel R. Stars in My Pocket like Grains of Sand. New York: Bantam (1984); pg. 180. "Velm's world government is bureaucratic anarchy. That's the plurality governing structure among the six thousand--the thirty percent of them that have world governments. Syndicated communism comes next; then benevolent feudalism--which any communist who's spent time in one will tell us is never all that benevolent; then oligarchic collectivism; then industrial fascism; and by now, we are well over halfway through the seventy percent that don't have world governments . . . just remember there's no majority. "
Communist galaxy 2891 Barnes, John. Sin of Origin. New York: Congdon & Weed (1988); pg. 30. "In a general way, he knew how scientific funding worked in the Communist worlds--labs and institutions competed for government funds, and within each lab the individual scientists competed against each other. The Jeffersonian Marxist ideal was that everyone competed against everyone to see who would best serve society, and then society rewarded them for their accomplishments. In practice it meant more competition than it did service. The Christian system of simply providing a standard research stipend for each scientist bred deadwood and discouraged large projects, but it didn't create the thievery and sycophancy that was standard in Communist space. "
Communist galaxy 2891 Barnes, John. Sin of Origin. New York: Congdon & Weed (1988); pg. 66. "'...I'm afraid it pretty much depends on where you're standing--which is what we used to call the First Law of Xenics. What does the League of Communist Worlds do when it moves onto a planet?'

'Well, modernization.'

'Which is what?'...

'Oh, free elections, civil liberties, common ownership of basic production, public education, civil service--that kind of thing. It's supposed to be just the minimum steps to move from an earlier mode of production to social democracy. That's not exactly the same thing as introducing a new layer of unfounded beliefs on top of the old one.'

'Oh?' he asked... '...But--when you 'modernize,' which members of the species benefit? The new bureaucrats, the newly educated, the newly enfranchised--right? What do they depend on to support them in their new positions? Your Security Wardens and Naval Infantry. So is there really any chance that such a government would ever ask you to leave? Sounds like pretty effective control to me.' "

Communist galaxy 2891 Barnes, John. Sin of Origin. New York: Congdon & Weed (1988); pg. 107. "She nodded slowly. 'How many beatings were there?'

'More than a hundred, counting each triple as two... I'm sorry. It seemed the best way to me.'

'I'm sorry, too. You'd think that a good Communist would know that the end justifies the means, but I just can't see it that way...' "

Communist galaxy 3000 Burkett Jr., William R. Blood Lines. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 212. "His secret had been to train his mind not to see bodies, but just numbers on a balance sheet, like an accountant. His successor, Iosef Stalin, had practiced keeping his subordinates awake all hours, waiting for a call from him that might or might not come. Sleep deprivation tended to make the most stubborn brain compliant. "
Communist galaxy 4600 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 294. "'Humans are pretty flexible, but there've been enough humans who insisted on 'sticking to the plan' even when it obviously wasn't working. Think about the Japanese military in World War Two--or the Communists in the old Soviet Union, or the 'social engineers' the West turned out in the twentieth century. Every one of them rode 'the plan' down in flames instead of changing it.' "
Communist galaxy 5000 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Telling. New York: Harcourt (2000); pg. 120. "Bewildered by foreign concepts, by the very concept of foreignness, they had let the ideologues of Dovza dominate an impoverish them. As the ideologues of Communocapitalism in the twentieth century, and the zealots of Unism in her own century, had dominated and impoverished the Earth. "
Communist galaxy 33995 Harrison, Harry. The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 150. "'I am afraid not. Individual Mutualism is neither capitalism, communism, socialism, vegetarianism, or even the dreaded monetarism that destroyed many a technological society...' "
Communist Georgia (country) 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 13. "The windshield wipers flapped back tails and cleaned about a third of Lado's view. 'Good on Ioseb Stalin, he left us sewage,' he mused. 'Good son of Georgia. Our most famous export, better than wine.' Lado grinned falsely at her. He seemed both ashamed and defensive. Kaye could not help but draw him out.

'He killed millions,' she murmured. 'He killed Dr. Eliava.'

...'It was Beria declared Dr. Eliava a People's Enemy,' Lado said matter-of-factly, as if relating old family history. 'Beria was head of Georgian KGB then, local child-abusing sonabitch, not mad wolf of all Russia.'

'He was Stalin's man,' Kaye said, trying to keep her mind off the road. She could not understand any pride the Georgians took in Stalin.

'They were all Stalin's men, or they died,' Lado said. He shrugged. 'There was a big stink here when Khruschev said Stalin was bad. What do we know? He screwed us so many ways for so many years we thought he must be a husband.' "

Communist Georgia (country) 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 13. Pg. 16: "'Some still want to return to prosperity under Communism. Or we have prosperity in sh--.' He rubbed his nose. 'I'll take the shi--.' "; Pg. 19: "'The Russians think we should,' Beck said. 'They're hot to discredit the new Communists back home. A few old atrocities could supply them with fresh ammunition...' "; Pg. 20: "The grand and beautiful side of the Republic of Georgia. Now . . . Flip the coin. Papa Ioseb Stalin or ethnic cleansers... " [Other refs. not in DB. See also pg. 18-19.]
Communist Georgia (country) 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 112. "'...Oh, yes, they pretend Christianity, but those decades under Communism have perverted their faith.' "
Communist Georgia (country) 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 124. "'For the rest, my advice would be for you to help yourselves, and cease blaming the outside world. It is never sufficiently recognized that the epidemic of Communism includes the painful convalescence of Post-Communismitis. Somehow, you will get through that phase. You must not destroy your own infrastructure. The patient must be his own doctor.' "
Communist Germany 1932 Dunn, J. R. "Long Knives " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 173. "'There was a man,' he said, 'who was dining in a restaurant in Berlin in 1932. It was shortly before Hitler became Chancellor. This man was a Communist functionary, a bodyguard, and always carried a pistol. He looked up to see Hitler being seated at th enext table. As he ate the man considered shooting him then and there. He did not. He was sure that no one so clownish could succeed in politics.' He ran a finger over the rim of the glass. 'That man later spent eight years in the camps. He cursed himself until the day he died over that one lost opportunity.' "
Communist Germany 1948 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 114. "When Stalin blockaded Berlin, Earl and I flew in. I was in my combat fatigues again, Earl in his leather jacket. He flew patrols over the Russian wire, and the Army gave me a jeep and a driver to play with. Eventually Stalin backed down. "
Communist Germany 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 282. "'...Our people's natural patriotism and pride has been made suspect. The Bund fur das Neues Deutschtum is an organization of men like me--that is, businessmen with some resources--who want to restore our national honor. We are opposed by milksop pacifists, greedy socialists, juvenile environmentalists . . . and the timid. We are opposed also by Communists of all stripes, particularly by the East German regime. They suspect we want to reunify our country.'

'That is why we must be careful,' said Ernst Dietrich. 'The Communists would rather kill us than let us revive German nationalism.' "

Communist Germany 1987 Milan, Victor W. "Puppets " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 349. "'The head of the Berlin chapter...'

'communist bastard,' grunted Moller... " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Communist Germany 1987 Milan, Victor W. "Puppets " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 379. "'Just what is it that makes German socialists risk their lies and freedom on behalf of a fundamentalist Muslim terrorist?' Tachyon asked.

'We're all comrades in the struggle against Western imperialism. What brings a Takisian to risk his health in our beastly climate on behalf of a senator from a country that once whipped him from its shores like a rabid dog?' "

Communist Germany 2001 Stroyar, J.N. The Children's War. New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 1037. "'The workers! The peasants!'

'Are you a Communist?' Peter asked, thinking he could return the earlier insult.

'No, but my father was,' Ludwik answered proudly. 'He fled Lwow when the Soviets marched in.'

'Fled the Soviets into German-held territory?' Peter asked in amazement.

'Yes, the GPU wanted to interview him. He felt his chances were better here.'

'Better with the Nazis than with his fellow Communists?'

'He went into hiding here. He was known there.'

'One would think he would have welcomed his fellow Communists with open arms.' Peter liked using the phrase fellow Communists. It seemed to annoy Ludwik enormously. " [More. The novel focuses on an alternative history in which the Third Reich essentially won World War II, which ended with a truce between the Nazi/German empire, North America, and the Soviets. Focus of novel is on the Nazi region, but some refs. to Soviets. Other refs. include pg. 158, 164-165, 445-447, 949-950.]

Communist Germany 2038 Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 182. "For half a century the city of West Berlin was something of an ecological nightmare. Its isolation wasn't total of course. Water seeping underground ignored political boundaries, as did the rain and pollution from Communist factories just beyond the wall. "
Communist Germany, East 1967 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 2. "We asked him how it was to live under Communism, and he said that it was terrible at first, because everybody had to work so hard, and because there wasn't much shelter or food or clothing. But things were much better now. He had a pleasant little apartment, and his daughter was getting an excellent education. His mother was incinerated in the Dresden fire-storm. So it goes. " [Also pg. 208.]
Communist Greece 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 228. Pg. 228, 285, 289
Communist Grenada 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 94. "It was clear that the Bank kept the whole population's credit transactions on file, just so they could look over everybody's shoulders. But that was Orwell stuff. Even bad old Mao and Stalin couldn't make that kind of crap work out. "
Communist Guatemala 1986 Harper, Leanne C. "Blood Rights " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 83. "'You are a communist.' The lieutenant made it a statement, not a question, directed to the teacher... He swung his swagger stick toward the school and nodded at a soldier to his left...

'You are a traitor and an enemy to Guatemala.' He brought the stick up against the other side of the teacher's head. There was more blood... "

Communist Guatemala 1986 Harper, Leanne C. "Blood Rights " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 90. "The coming doom was that of the Ladinos and norteamericanos, not the Maya, who would inherit the Earth. No longer should the Quiche follow the lead of outsiders, socialist, communist, or democratic. "
Communist Guatemala 1994 Harper, Leanne C. "Paths of Silence and of Night " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 148. "'...She has not even endeavored to turn anyone to communism. That's why she was allowed to stay. Harmless...' "
Communist Hungary 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 13. "She concluded by saying, 'Why you draw bad dead things? In those times was such misery here in Budapest. In these times now, everyone makes more money. Christianity and Communism, both is finish, forgotten. God and Marx--gone away!...' " [There are many other references to Communism throughout the book, not all of them recorded in the database.]
Communist Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 195. "The cartoon was over and his assistant was rushing to cue up the short subject--a 20th Century newsreel about the spread of Communism, narrated by Walter Cronkite... Suddenly a map of Europe and Asia began to turn black as the Communist threat spread. Arrows plunged into Eastern Europe, China, and other places Dale couldn't quite remember by name. "
Communist India 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 342. "'He's going to overreach himself, like Robespierre, like Stalin...' "
Communist India: Calcutta 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 44. Pg. 44: "I brushed through the Communist pickets and entered the air-conditioned sanctuary of the hotel. "; Pg. 66: "'Sanjay was a member of both the Maoist Student Coalition and the Communist Party of India. The fact that these two factions despised each other and frequently came to blows did not seem to bother him. He described his parents as 'decadent capitalist parasites' who owned a small pharmaceutical company... when he returned to 'renew contacts with the revolutionary struggle in my own country,' he further offended them by choosing the brawling, plebeian Calcutta University...' "; Pg. 213: "The Communist pickets were squatting along the curb... " [More, pg. 67-68: CPI.]
Communist India: Calcutta 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 72. "'Sanjay was very agitated all that month. I realized that he did not have the religious upbringing which I had been so fortunate to receive. Like all members of the Communist Party India, Sanjay had to deal with political beliefs which were at war with his deeper heritage as a Hindu. You must understand that to us religion is no more an abstract 'belief' requiring an 'act of faith' than is the process of breathing... Sanjay shared this knowledge, but the thin layer of Western thought which had been grafted over his Indian soul refused to accept it. "
Communist Indonesia: Bali 2010 Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 7. "...which made him feel vaguely that everything today was his fault, from the Baltimore bombings to the communist takeover in Bali... "
Communist Italy 1946 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 109. "She was eighteen and a black marketer and a former courier for the Italian Communists. "
Communist Japan 2040 Pohl, Frederik. Man Plus. New York: Random House (1976); pg. 39. "...the People's Province of Honshu... "
Communist Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 124. Pg. 124: "The pastor replied that so-called music like the Beatles poison was destroying the Christian fiber of the nation. She also said that any radio station that played things like that was under the influence of Communists and drug addicts.

Mother told him that she worked for a radio station that played things like that, that no one she knew was either a Red or a junkie... ";

Pg. 140: "'Guess I might was well keep it. Nobody's going to care that I swiped a car from a Communist.' " [Some other refs. not in DB.]

Communist Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 279. "'We have him!' someone screamed. 'We have Vale the Antichrist1 Find a Corps minister!'

'Let him be! He's a prophet!' someone else screamed.


'Communist tool!'

'Kill him!'

'But don't let him bleed! You'll get AIDS!' "

Communist Korea 1955 Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999); pg. 105. "...ended up in the same platoon in Korea. Anyway, they're in some hellacious firefight charging up Pork Chop Hill or wherever, the Commies are kicking their living ass, and Brendan looks around and some Chink jumps out of a bush and just about empties his rifle in Rollo. "
Communist Korea 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 222. "'Yes, we have achieved more economic than political progress,' he said. 'I think, however, our priorities have been correct. Economic progress can become the foundation for social progress. I fail to see how an impoverished nation can achieve democracy. Forty years after the establishment of our nation, in spite of a long and destructive war, we in the South have achieved a standard of living that is the envy of the North. Marxists everywhere hate us. For we stand as dramatic evidence of the bankruptcy of Communism.' " [Other refs. include pg. 236, 248-249, 334.]
Communist Korea, North 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 194. "'You see,' said Dr. Kim, 'my people live in a nation under siege. Only the presence of the United States Army deters the armies of the North from overrunning us and stealing what we have built. We need the American military backstop, and we need to expand economic enterprise, on the communist frontier. We present a dramatic contrast to the communist regime of Kim Il Sung, who has turned his country into a massive concentration camp. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Communist Luna 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 332. "'Of course I'm including Chinese! Like I said, I owe my life to a Chinese colleague, a man we'd exchanged with the staff of the communist observatory at Aristarchus. And down here in the middle of the Pacific, which apart from Antarctica is the only part of hteplanet that you can compare to the Moon for loneliness and lack of life-supports...' "
Communist Luna 2075 Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 84. "'...I'm a Fifth Internationalist, most of the Organization is. Oh, we don't rule out anyone going our way; it's a united front. We have Communists and Fourths and Ruddyites and Societians and Single-Taxers and you name it. but I'm no Marxist; we Fifths have a practical program. Private where private belongs, public where it's needed, and an admission that circumstances alter cases. Nothing doctrinaire.'...

'But--Professor, what are your political beliefs?'

'I'm a rational anarchist.'

'I don't know that brand. Anarchist individualist, anarchist Communist, Christian anarchist, philosophical anarchist, syndicalist, Libertarian--those I know. But what's this?...' "

Communist Macedonia 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 108. Pg. 108: "He remembered his Uncle Constantine moving through the house in Macedonia at this same solemn, considered pace. Constantine had been a schoolteacher and a cynical Communist, a friend of the rebel Veloukhiotis. Maxim was then a teenager and already an ideologue; he had read Marx with great determination. Now . . . is it possible, he wondered, that as children we're already learning how to be old? "; Pg. 109: "Maxim, though no longer a Communist like poor dead Constantine, had once considered himself a socialist; certainly he had never been wealthy. " [More, pg. 176, 189.]
Communist Maine 1979 King, Stephen. Carrie. New York: Pocket Books (2000; c. 1974); pg. 20. "...they always called it the bungalow because the White house sounded like a political joke and Momma said all politicians were crooks and sinners and would eventually give the country over the Godless Reds [Communists] who would put all the believers of Jesus--even the Catholics--up against the wall... "
Communist Mars 1994 Dick, Philip K. Martian Time-Slip. New York: Ballantine (1981; c. 1964); pg. 18. "'...I know that a bunch of Communist officials from Russia and Hungary... Those Reds are aching to establish a successful collective on Mars; it's practically a wet dream of theirs back Home. I wouldn't be surprised if we find out those Portugees from California sold to Communists, and pretty soon we're seeing the name changed from the F.D. Mountains, which is right and proper, to something like the Joe Stalin Mountains.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Communist Mars 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 294. "Fifty million miles starward of Earth, spaceman Tigran Biryuzov could see the Red Recall plainly as he and his five comrades orbited Mars in the three ships of the First Soviet People's Expedition. For Tigran, Earth and the Wanderer were two bright planets about as far apart as adjoining stars in the Pleiades. Even in airless space, their crescent shapes were not quite apparent to the Communist spaceman's unaided eye. "
Communist Mars 2059 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 416. "'Hell, every other article you read is about the Mars underground, and how they're communists or nudists or Rosicrucians--'

'Utopias or caravans or cave-dwelling primitives--' "

Communist Mars 2109 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 34. "...all hiding out in a UN Mandated Wilderness Area, pretending to be Castro or Robin Hood or somebody like that. "
Communist Mars 2110 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 292. "...they stopped at a settlement of Bologna communists who lived in a hollowed hill... "
Communist Mars 2110 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 320. "'...We must not throw the baby socialism out with the Stalinist bathwater, or we lose many concepts of obvious fairness that we need...' "
Communist Mars 2128 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 106. "'Jackie is right,' Nadia said... 'People claiming that some fundamental right is foreign to their culture--that stinks no matter who says it, fundamentalists, patriarchs, Leninists, metanats, I don't care who...' "
Communist Mars 2891 Barnes, John. Sin of Origin. New York: Congdon & Weed (1988); pg. 18. Pg. 18: "'From Mars? A Communist planet?'

'Ah, yes. Specifically from Olympia University...' "; Pg. 30: "'...And I couldn't stow away to another Communist planet because they'd extradite me back to Mars.' "; Pg. 31: "'...In fact, I'd love to hear about anything new from the Communist frontier...' " [There are many references to Communists throughout this book. Apparently they are one of the primary human cultures of the time. Most refs. not in DB.]

Communist Massachusetts: Boston 2015 Landis, Geoffrey A. "Rorvik's War " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 210. [Russian/Communist troops occupy Boston.] "'What the capitalist computers failed to take into account,' said the lecturer, a tall Hispanic man with a Stalin moustache... 'was that the loyal soldiers of the Hegemony have the force of history with them. Citizens of a democracy are by nature unable to act in harmony. Knowing that history is invincible, the soldiers of the Hegemony are unswerving. Purity of ideology gives them strength. How could the computers of an obsolete political system calculate this? Only with the data from actual battles, showing the staggering battlefield superiority of Hegemony troops. Victory of the Hegemony was inevitable. Even now, with algorithms bolstered with actual battle data, the computers of the aggressor capitalist governments have correctly calculated their inevitable defeat. The capitalist government has surrendered unconditional to the provisional government, and asked all its soldiers to lay down arms...' " [More, not in DB.]
Communist Mexico 2030 Bear, Greg. "A Martian Ricorso " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1976); pg. 118. "'When I was in Mexico, I didn't understand the nationalists. Or the communists. Both sides were willing to kill their own people or allow them to starve if it won some small objective. It was sick. I even hated the ones we were supporting.' "
Communist Middle East 1998 Sterling, Bruce. "We See Things Differently " (published 1989) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 775. "'February 1998,' I said. 'An anti-communist zealot fired on your bus.' "
Communist Minnesota 1978 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 57. "'...A newspaper reviewer in Saint Louis questioned my patriotism; another in Minneapolis hinted that I was the anti-Christ, and a communist tool to boot...' "
Communist New Mexico 1995 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 128. "'...These scientists don't believe we're the children of God... There are known communists among them. Do you want people like that to decide the fate of the world?' "
Communist New Mexico: Atocha 2010 Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 151. "It wasn't even illegal back then. You had to be some kind of communist to suggest a guy shouldn't have a few drinks on his drive home. "
Communist New York 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 183. "With stars named Rugged Individualism, Socialism, Free Enterprise, Communism, Fascism, and... "
Communist New York: New York City 1932 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 102. "Two years into college, he joined the communist part. When I knew him later, he made it sound like the only reasonable choice.

'The Depression was only getting worse,' he told me. 'The cops were shooting union organizers all over the country, and white people were finding out what it was like to be as poor as the colored. All we got out of Russia at the time were pictures of factories working at full capacity, and here in the states...' " [More.]

Communist New York: New York City 1946 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 95. "The rumors were insane--a Martian attack, accidental release of poison gas, bacteria released by Nazis or by Stalin. "
Communist New York: New York City 1949 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 303. "'This must have been taken by a Russian photographer... There was a big Communist Party-sponsored conference in New York in 1949, the 'Cultural and Scientific Congress for World Peace.' Also known as the Waldorf Conference. Bigwigs and celebrities came from all over the world to attend. Pre-McCarthy, of course. I think there was coverage in Life magazine.'

'So who are they?'

...'The fellow on the left is a novelist, Alexander Fadeyev. He was head of the Soviet Writers' Union. Just another Colonel Klink in Stalin's zoo--'I see nothing, I hear nothing!' Next to him is Norman Mailer, the original Stormin' Norman, an Jewish of course. This guy is Arthur Miller, also Jewish. Married Marilyn Monroe, who some say slept with John F. Kennedy. Between them is Dmitri Shostakovich. Pretty good composer, struggled with Stalin for years...' "

Communist New York: New York City 1976 Leigh, Stephen. "Strings " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 351. "Sondra listened to Gimli as the dwarf's strong voice swept the jokes up in its ferocity. '...YOU'RE THE NEW NIGGERS, JOKERS. YOU'RE THE NEW SLAVES, THE ONES BEGGING FOR RELEASE FROM A CAPTIVITY NO WORSE THAN THAT OF THE BLACKS. NIGGERS. JEWS. COMMUNISTS. YOU'RE ALL THOSE THINGS TO THIS CITY, THIS COUNTRY!' "
Communist New York: New York City 1991 Williams, Walter Jon. "While Night's Black Agents to Their Preys Do Rouse " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 329. "Life in the USSA wasn't so bad... There wasn't any wild car or AIDS or Jokertown or Takisians or Swarm, and there hadn't been a Second World War because the Socialists had taken power in Berlin in 1919 and hung onto it, no one had ever heard of Hitler, and there wasn't a cold war or atom bomb... " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Communist New York: New York City 2001 Castro, Adam-Troy. Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six. New York: BP Books (2001); pg. 431. Pg. 429: "'What we didn't know back then was that this wasn't the same guy who gave Captain America and the Invaders so much trouble during the war. The Nazi Skull was one Johann Schmidt; this fellow was a completely unrelated communist copycat by the name of Alfred Malik...' "; Pg. 430: "Morgan cut to the chase. 'The point Dr. Williams is trying to make here is that, when the Commie Skull, Malik, first made his appearance, nobody in law enforcement had any inkling that he wasn't the same guy.' "
Communist New York: New York City 2015 Westerfeld, Scott. Polymorph. New York: Penguin (1997); pg. 126. -
Communist New York: New York City 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 84. Pg. 84: Josef Stalin; Pg. 85: " which even Churchill had to admit that Soviet Russia was the enemy. And had been all along. Communist propagandists fifth columnists in the Western Democracies... " [Extensive refs. to Soviet Communism and Stalin, pg. 84-89, 122, elsewhere.]

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