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|historical people||USA||1980||Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 54.||[Listing people and their hobbies.]
"Jimmy Carter taught Sunday School.
|historical people||USA||1980||Matheson, Richard. Now You See It. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 218.||"Sheriff Plum arrived... looking more like an unbearded Abraham Lincoln than the portly figure Brian had presented... "|
|historical people||USA||1987||Cassutt, Michael. "Legends " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 455.||"A recent Moscow Center briefing had predicted that Dole would be the next U.S. president. Strategists at the American Institute were already creating an expect psychological model for the senator from Kansas. But there were some analysts who predicted Ford over Carter and Carter over Reagan. "|
|historical people||USA||1987||Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 217.||"Iran... the Ayatollah makes no distinction between aces and jokers--we are all the demon children of the Great Satan, according to him. Obviously he has not forgotten Jimmy Carter's ill-fated attempt to free the hostages, when a half-dozen government aces were sent in on a secret mission that turned into a horrid botch. "|
|historical people||USA||1994||Ing, Dean. "Anasazi " in Anasazi. New York: Tor (1987; c. 1979); pg. 134.||Pg. 134: Custer; Pg. 233: Montezuma|
|historical people||USA||1995||Ing, Dean. The Big Lifters. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 42.||Pg. 42: Lewis & Clark; Pg. 50: "...in Mexico while filming Sacajawea... "; Pg. 94: John Wilkes Booth; Pg. 139: Truman Capote; Daniel Boone; Pg. 190: "It was the gaze of Oppenheimers, men who had created wonders but whose decisions could make those same wonders forbidden to them, perhaps forever. "|
|historical people||USA||1996||Bova, Ben. "The Great Moon Hoax or A Princess of Mars " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1996); pg. 68.||Pg. 68: baseball players Tad Williams and Babe Ruth; President Harry Truman and Kennedy; Einstein; Pg. 70: Eisenhower; Jack Kennedy; [More historical people, not in DB.]|
|historical people||USA||1996||Dreyfuss. Richard & Harry Turtledove. The Two Georges. New York: Tor (1996)||Book jacket: "America, 1996. Airships ply the transport lanes between the great cities of the continent--from the capital at Victoria on the Potomac all the way to New Liverpool on the sunny California coast. Everywhere the North American Union is at peace, safe under the dominion of His Majesty Charles III--a peace that has held since the 1760s, when George Washington and George III struck an agreement commemorated in Gainsborough's immortal painting, The Two Georges.
But now that peace is threatened. Styling themselves the 'Sons of Liberty,' separatists have brazenly stolen the Gainsborough painting--right out from under the nose of Colonel Thomas Bushell of the Royal American Mounted Police... " [Many refs., not in DB.]
|historical people||USA||1996||Dreyfuss. Richard & Harry Turtledove. The Two Georges. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 50.||Pg. 50: Martin Luther King (also pg. 71, 87-89, etc.); Horace Bragg; Pg. 53: Samuel Johnson; Pg. 281: Tsar Alexander I; Pg. 376: Caesar [likely other historical people, not in DB.]|
|historical people||USA||1996||Dreyfuss. Richard & Harry Turtledove. The Two Georges. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 171.|| "'George Washington is very important to the Hodenosaunee, too, sir,' the bellhop said... 'Those of us who follow Hawenneyu, the Great Spirit, and not your Christian God... we say Washington is the only white man who has joined Hawenneyu in his heaven.'
'The rest of us are in hell?'
...'No, sir. Hawenneyu takes no notice of you, for good or ill. But Washington was such a noble man, the Great Spirit smiled on him no matter what his color.' " [More.]
|historical people||USA||1996||Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 181.||Pg. 181: Mussolini; Pg. 192: Richard Nixon|
|historical people||USA||1996||McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 39.||Pg. 39: Francis Bacon; Pg. 64: "While she was at the think tank helping demolish Dukakis's bid for the Whit House, she'd decided to use her diaries to write an autobiography. "; Pg. 169: FDR; Harry Truman; Pg. 219: Theodore Roosevelt; Pg. 243: Calvin Coolidge; Pg. 264: "But once in the door, he began to envy Washington, Lincoln, the Roosevelts, and Truman. Theirs was a rank he had thought would be denied him because greatness is possible only in crisis. "|
|historical people||USA||1997||Bradbury, Ray. "The Mirror " in Driving Blind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 161.||"Two bottles of cool milk, two new Lincoln pennies were never more the same. "|
|historical people||USA||1997||Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 335.||Pg. 335: Richard Nixon; John Kennedy; Lyndon Johnson; Dwight Eisenhower; Harry Truman; Pg. 390: "Grover Cleveland Alexander--the pitcher, not the president "|
|historical people||USA||1998||Carey, Diane. Call to Arms . . . (Star Trek: DS9 / The Dominion War: Book 2 of 4). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 132.||[Epigraphs] Pg. 132: "The first requisite of a good citizen in this Republic of ours is that he shall be willing and able to pull his own weight.
--Theodore Roosevelt ";
Pg. 184: "The rain it raineth on the just,
--Lord Bowen ";
Pg. 246: "Let us have faith that right makes might, and in that faith let us to the end dare to do our duty as we understand it.
--Abraham Lincoln "
|historical people||USA||1998||Dick, Philip K. Time Out of Joint. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1959); pg. 9.||Pg. 9: "I wonder what Margo would say, he wondered. If she walked in here through the magic-eye glass door that swings open when you approach it and saw me gazing into Liz's mouth. Caught in some fashionable eroticism not yet recorded in the Kinsey reports. "; Pg. 36: President Eisenhower; Pg. 68: "...an article on Secretary Dulles and France. "; Pg. 70: President Eisenhower; Pg. 85: "'The man that the book Robinson Crusoe was based on. Alexander Selkirk.' "; Pg. 96: "NO FASCISTS, NAZIS, COMMUNISTS, FALANGISTS, PERONISTS, FOLLOWERS OF HLINKA AND/OR BELA KUN ALLOWED "|
|historical people||USA||1999||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 296.|| "'You remember the incident with Jimmy Carter out on the lake, and this rabbit comes swimming toward his boat, and he's there with his oar, trying to beat the sucker off?'
Kemper nodded. 'Carter saw UFOs,' he said.
'My point exactly,' Kiernan said. 'One of his pet projects was the declassification of everything on UFOs. He didn't know our agency existed.' "
|historical people||USA||2000||Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 8.||Abraham Lincoln|
|historical people||USA||2000||Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 200.||"'I mean, where does morality come from? We know it's wrong to steal... and yet why do we feel it's wrong? If it increases reproductive success, shouldn't evolution have favored it? For that matter, we think infidelity is wrong, but I could obviously increase my reproductive success by impregnating multiple females. If theft is advantageous for everyone who succeeds at it, and adultery is a good strategy, at least for males, for increasing presence in the gene pool, why do we feel they are wrong? Shouldn't the only morality that evolution produces be the kind Bill Clinton had--being sorry you got caught?' "|
|historical people||USA||2002||Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 5.||Pg. -1: [Frontispiece] [Quote by Lewis Thomas, 'Organelles as Organism,' 1974]; Pg. 5: Lindbergh Field (also pg. 131); Pg. 20: "Montoya was no Trump or Vegas kingpin. "; Pg. 115: Churchill; Pg. 116: "'It was the Jews,' he continued. 'Krupp was a secret Jew, did you know that? Rockefeller. A Jew...' "; Pg. 204: Teddy Roosevelt|
|historical people||USA||2002||Reed, Kit. Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. Boulder, CO: Black Ice Books (1994); pg. 91.||"In her own way vindictive Courtney is like the mad Captain Blight, stalking the decks of the Bounty, slapping her thigh as she barks, Repel all boarders. "|
|historical people||USA||2004||Dick, Philip K. The Zap Gun. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 43.||Pg. 43: "The coffee house as an institution, Lars knew, had great historicity behind it. This one invention had cleared the cobwebs from the minds of the English intellectuals at the period of Samuel Johnson, had eradicated the fog inherited from the seventeenth century's pubs. "; Pg. 52: Herodotus; Pg. 68: Rothschilds; Pg. 158: "He would soon have to listen, like that time in the old days when Senator Joe McCarthy, that great American of the last century, had made the fatbutts listen. Joe McCarthy in the 1950s had told them off, and now Surely Febbs... "|
|historical people||USA||2004||Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato||[Frontispiece] Cats . . . Have succeeded one another through the Tertiary epoch, therefore, for many thousands, or more probably millions, of years; and in their capacity of butchering machines, have undergone a steady though slow and gradual improvement.
--T. H. Huxley
Natural Rights and Political Rights, 1890
|historical people||USA||2004||Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 16.||[Epigraphs]
[Pg. 16] A beautiful face is of all spectacles the most beautiful
[Pg. 103] I would like to be there, were it but to see how the cat jumps.
[Pg. 114] The cat in gloves catches no mice.
Pg. 162: Francis Bacon, Essays, 1625
|historical people||USA||2004||Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 30.||Tom nodded eagerly. "Absolutely. It reminds me of early Chagall. Elegant but whimsical. The way the light and dark do that thing together--very much in the old Dutch masters tradition. " He stopped, taking in Patience's quizzical look. "The old masters? Who were Dutch? "
He trailed off, as Patience began to laugh.
"Okay. " Tom grinned sheepishly. "I don't know the first thing about serious art. But I googled it at the office... "
|historical people||USA||2004||Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 70.||"Genghis! Kublai! " The dog walker shouted, struggling to yank the dogs back on their leads. "Stop it! "|
|historical people||USA||2011||Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 192.||Pg. 133: Newt Gingrich; Pg. 192: "'A wormhole is only one possibility. An Einstein-Rosen bridge is a generic term for any such interface, which is Lorentzian. That is, it transforms special relativity--' "; Pg. 267: Copernicus; Pg. 269: Newton; Pg. 272: John Glenn; Pg. 273: Hannibal; Napoleon; Pg. 275: Alexander the Great; Pg. 300: Einstein; Darwin; Pg. 419: Galileo (also pg. 425)|
|historical people||USA||2015||Dick, Philip K. "Novelty Act " in The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. New York: Kensington (2002; c. 1963); pg. 191.||"Lights burned late in the great communal apartment building Abraham Lincoln... " [Other refs. to this building by name.]|
|historical people||USA||2025||Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 66.||Pg. 66: Roosevelt [FDR]; Pg. 211: Winston Churchill; Pg. 82-83: President Roosevelt; Pg. 85: Roosevelt; Churchill; Rosenbergs; Pg. 86-88: Roosevelt [other FDR refs., incl. pg. 91, 184-185, 203]; Pg. 110: "'...We could communicate with Oppenheimer and Teller, persuade them not to develop the A-bomb and the H-bomb--a few film sequences of the war that we just lived through would do that...' "; Pg. 184: Mussolini; Chamberlain; Pg. 188: Nero; Claudius; Pg. 203: General Dwight David Eisenhower; Churchill|
|historical people||USA||2025||Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 164.||"But even below that there seemed something more. Charism, perhaps. That magic aura that great leaders in history such as Gandhi, Caesar, Innocent III, Wallenstein, Luther, F.D.R. have had? "|
|historical people||USA||2025||Westerfeld, Scott. Fine Prey. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 226.||"She had a nickname from Yankee politics for each of them: here a Huey Long, there a William Clinton, a Tremena Jackson. "|
|historical people||USA||2026||Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 28-29.||"'...Jimmy Carter. Wasn't he the one that made the expression 'born-again Christian' a household word?' Pam nodded. "|
|historical people||USA||2050||Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 20.||Pg. 20: Thomas Jefferson; Eisenhower; Pg. 39: Bill Clinton ( "Slick Willy ")|
|historical people||USA||2077||Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 53.||Pg. 53: Caesar (also pg. 155); Pg. 56: Albert Einstein; Pg. 154: "'...Barnum was wrong; a fool is not born every minute. A fool is born every second.' "; Pg. 172: "King Charles VI of circa 1400,who commissioned the famous Gringonneur deck of cards "; Pg. 173: "Filippo Maria Visconti... so this was the famous (or infamous) Duke of Milan about whom Brother Paul had read, who had commissioned the beautiful Visconti-Sforza Tarot to commemorate the marriage of his daughter to the scion of Sforza... "; Pg. 186: Alexander the Great|
|historical people||USA||2100||Dickson, Gordon R. Necromancer. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1962); pg. 39.||Pg. 39: "'We have an urgent need right now for someone comparable to Leonardo da Vinci. We'd be very glad to get someone with the qualifications of Milton or Einstein...' "; Pg. 150: Longfellow; Hiawatha|
|historical people||USSR||1947||Turtledove, Harry. "The Phantom Tolbukhin " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 113.|| "General Fedor Tolbukhin turned to his political commissar. 'Is everything in your area of responsibility in readiness for the assault, Nikita Sergeyevich?'
'Fedor Ivanovich, it is, " Nikita Khrushchev replied. 'There can be no doubt that the Fourth Ukrainian Front will win another smashing victory against the fascist lice who suck the blood from the motherland.' " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
|historical people||USSR||1986||Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 340.||340-370: Chapter 32 takes place in Communist USSR. Multiple references to Vladimir Ilyich Lenin, Mikhail Gorbachev, other key figures.|
|historical people||Utah: Salt Lake City||1971||Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 8.||Pg. 8: "Amusing thought. I'm going to be a criminal because I don't intend to mail in any more car payments. And you know what, Mr. Ford? I don't even care. " [Henry Ford.]; Pg. 54: Einstein; Pg. 56: Newton|
|historical people||Utah: Salt Lake City||1991||Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 66.||"...hit it off as if interagency rivalry did not exist; like Butch and Sundance; like Damon and Whoozis. "|
|historical people||Virginia||1998||Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 309.||"'It may not matter whether I publish a novel or if my son becomes a physicist, because the idea's out there already. So what are you going to do? Go back to 1898 and kill H.G. Wells? You can, if you really want to, but what's to prevent another writer from coming up with the same concept? Or maybe you stop Einstein from developing the theory of relativity. You might, but does that necessarily prevent Stephen Hawking or Kip Thorne or someone else from investigating the same problems?' "|
|historical people||Washington||1905||Gloss, Molly. Wild Life. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000); pg. 23.||Pg. 23-24: Darwin; Pg. 24: Schopenhauer; Pg. 65: Barnum (circus proprietor); Pg. 120: Columbus; Pg. 142: Theodore Roosevelt; Pg. 240: Lewis and Clark|
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||1965||Bova, Ben. "Fifteen Miles " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1967); pg. 81.||[Epigraph]
"Senator Anderson: Does that mean that man's mobility on the Moon will be severely limited?
Mr. Webb: Yes, sir. It is going to be severely limited, Mr. Chairman. The Moon is a rather hostile place . . .
U.S. Senate Hearings on National Space Goals, 23 August 1965
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||1975||Maggin, Elliot S. "The Invader from Hell " in Batman in the Seventies, (Michael Wright, ed.) New York: DC Comics (1999; story first pub. in The Batman Family #1, September-October 1975); pg. 66.||[Introductory splash page, capturing scene from later in story] Ghost of Benedict Arnold, riding a horse: "How can you two hope to stop me--Benedict Arnold--when I've got the armed might of the ages behind me? "; Batgirl: "Heaven only knows, traitor . . . "; Robin: ". . . But we're sure going to try! " [The entire story is about Benedict Arnold attacking Washington, D.C. Eventually it is revealed that it was the devil that brought the historic traitor back to life. But Batgirl and Robin thwart the devil's plan. Many refs. to U.S. history, not all in DB.]|
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||1975||Maggin, Elliot S. "The Invader from Hell " in Batman in the Seventies, (Michael Wright, ed.) New York: DC Comics (1999; story first pub. in The Batman Family #1, September-October 1975); pg. 67-68.||Pg. 67: Congresswoman Barbara Gordon (a.k.a. Batgirl): "On this day in 1775, Colonel Benedict Arnold presented his plan for the invasion of Quebec to George Washington . . . "; Pg. 68: Barbara Gordon: ". . . and through incredibly bad luck and a blustery winter, Benedict Arnold became a symbol of dauntless determination! But the Continental Congress--against Washington's recommendation--passed over Arnold for promotion! In 1780, General Arnold plotted to betray West Point into enemy hands, and thus became the new nation's most despised traitor . . . and that's the way it was 200 years ago . . .Oh, my God! " [What had appeared to be a Benedict Arnold mannequin next to Barbara Gordon comes to life.] Benedict Arnold: "No one will ever see the despicable display this snip of a girl has put on! For 200 years the name of Benedict Arnold has lived in infamy-- Today, that will end! " [Much more, as Robin and Batgirl battle Benedict Arnold.]|
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||1993||Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 47.||Pg. 47-48: John Demjanjuk; Ivan Demjanjuk; Ivan Marchenko; Maria Dudek; Pg. 49: Orville Redenbacher; Pg. 50: Judgment at Nuremberg; Murderers among Us: The Simon Wiesenthal Story|
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||1995||Grant, Charles. Whirlwind (X-Files). New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 11.||"The office in the basement of the J. Edgar Hoover Building was... "|
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||1995||Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 128.||Pg. 128: "'So your old man and Richard Nixon and the de' Medicis and I guess the Dalai Lama are all in on this together...' "; Pg. 140: Euclidean symmetry; Pg. 181: George Washington Bridge; Pg. 212: Pasolini; Pg. 234: "...listing of the original artwork hanging there: Frida Khalo, Mary Cassatt, Cindy Sherman, Robert Mapplethorpe's polaroids of Patti Smith, an ancient vase fragment depicting Sappho's lament for the virgin Gorgo. "; Pg. 236: "..journals from the Donner Party... "; Pg. 237: "The great female archaeologists of our time, June Harrington and Magda Kurtz and Marijta Gimbutas, women who discovered so much about the Goddess cultures of ancient Europe... " (also pg. 238); Pg. 247-248: Charles Manson; Pg. 291: Cassius Clay and Sugar Ray; Pg. 328: Jimmy Hoffa; Edward Steichen|
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||1998||Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 26.||Pg. 26; Kennedy assassination; Pg. 32: "...a CRC historian posing as a contemporary newspaper reporter was shot and killed by a Confederate rifleman while attempting to document Pickett's Charge. "; Pg. 36: "...another jester relayed Letterman's Top-Ten list of the come-on lines President Clinton might have tried on Paula Jones, which Murphy deleted without reading. "; Pg. 48: "the Robert McCall mural... Alan Shephard's Mercury capsule... the Wright Brothers flyer... "; Pg. 65: James Benford/Jim Benford (physicist, brother of Gregory Benford); Pg. 115: Stephen Hawking; Fermi; Pg. 133: "was the man the President called when Mary Lincoln's ghost was seen roaming the second floor of the White House. "; Pg. 224: Einstein; Pg. 288: "Hawking High-Energy Physics Laboratory "|
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||1998||Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 53.|| "'It's an interesting theory [UFOs are not from outer space, but are time travellers from the future], but not entirely original. I've seen some New Age books that postulate much the same idea.'
'So have I. One guy even went so far as to claim that Einstein was a time traveller...' "
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||2005||Bell, M. Shayne. "Mrs. Lincoln's China " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 12.||[Mrs. Lincoln, the wife of Pres. Abraham Lincoln, is mentioned frequently in this story, which literally refers to her china (fine dishes).] Pg. 12: Mrs. Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln; Pg. 18: President Harrison; Pg. 19: (referring to official White House china of various presidents) Pres. Johnson and his wife; Pres. John F. Kennedy; Pres. Rutherford B. Hayes (some refs. on other pages to these names, and their china)|
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||2011||Zubrin, Robert. First Landing. New York: Ace Books (2002; c. 2001); pg. 85.||John Quincy Adams|
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||2029||Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 219.||Pg. 219: Darwin; Pg. 229: The Origin of Species; Newton; Pg. 230: "'Did [Lee Harvey] Oswald act alone?' "; Pg. 434: Eisenhower|
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||2100||Dick, Philip K. "Top Stand-by Job " in The Preserving Machine. New York: Ace Books (1969; c. 1963); pg. 114.||a starship named Dwight D. Eisenhower|
|historical people||Washington, D.C.||2314||Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 60.||Pg. 60: Charles Lindbergh; Pg. 62: "...when two researchers had been inadvertently photographed by contemporary bystanders in Dealy Plaza during the Kennedy assassination. " (also mentioned pg. 122); Pg. 79: "...the Times, in its usual self-righteous indignation, was making the most of the Paula Jones scandal... "|
|historical people||world||-600 B.C.E.||Tilton, Lois. "The Craft of War " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 87.||Pg. 87: Mardonios; Pg. 88: King Dareios; Pg. 89: Xerxes; Artaphernes [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|historical people||world||284 C.E.||Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 195.||[Constantine is one of the main characters of this novel. The main character is his mother, Helena.] Pg. 195: "...and even two hundred years after Julius Caesar had suppressed them, the Druids were remembered. "; Pg. 207: Diocletian; Maximian; Pg. 208: Marcus Aurelius [Others, not in DB.]|
|historical people||world||1722||Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999)||[Back cover] "1722: A second Dark Age looms after the devastating impact of an asteroid, unnaturally drawn to Earth by dire creatures who plot against the world of men. Yet this destruction is just the opening salvo in a war of annihilation.
Sir Isaac Newton and his young apprentice, Benjamin Franklin, have taken refuge in ancient Prague, seeking the secrets of the aetheric beings whose vast powers and new sciences have so nearly destroyed humanity . . . yet who may prove to be its last, great hope.
But their safety is tenuous, as Peter the Great marches his unstoppable forces across Europe. And half a world away, Cotton Mather and Blackbeard the pirate lead a party of colonial luminaries back across the Atlantic to discover what has befallen the Old World. With them sails Red Shoes, a Choctaw shaman... " [Extensive refs. to historical people throughout novel, not in DB.]
|historical people||world||1838||Stirling, S.M. "The Charge of Lee's Brigade " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 58.||[Brigadier General Sir Robert E. Lee is the main character of this story, pg. 66-84. Also, ref. to other historical people, not in DB.]|
|historical people||world||1860||Weber, David M. "The Captain From Kirkbean " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 226.||"Captain Sir John Paul stood on the quarterdeck of His Majesty's seventy-four-gun ship-of-the-line Torbay, shading his eyes against the Caribbean's brilliant August sunlight. Torbay, the seventy-four Triumph, and the sixty-four Prince William, were four days out of Antigua with a Jamaica-bound convoy... " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]|
|historical people||world||1866||Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1953; c. 1870); pg. 75.||"There I saw canvases of the highest value, the likes of which I had marveled at in private European collections and art exhibitions. The various schools of the old masters were represented by a Raphael Madonna, a Virgin by Leonardo da Vinci, a nymph by Correggio, a woman by Titian, an adoration of the Magi by Veronese, an assumption of the Virgin by Murillo, a Holbein portrait, a monk by Velazquez, a martyr by Ribera, a village fair by Rubens, two Flemish landscapes by Teniers, three little genre paintings by Gerard Dow, Metsu, and Paul Potter, two canvases by Gericault and Prud'hon, plus seascapes by Backhuysen and Vernet. Among the works of modern art were pictures signed by Delacroix, Ingres, Decamps, Troyon, Meissonier, Daubigny, etc. " [Others, not in DB.]|
|historical people||world||1870||Baxter, Stephen. Anti-ice. New York: HarperCollins (1993); pg. 25.||Pg. 25: "...and my teacup was a schooner in which I sailed in the wake of Cook into the dusky arms of South Pacific maidens. "; PG. 26: "...Prince Otto von Schonhausen Bismark, the Iron Chancellor of Prussia... Franze Joseph of Austria... Prussian King William... "; Pg. 28: Sir Joseph Paxton; Pg. 33: Queen Isabella; Pg. 40: Caesar; Pg. 47: "The British explorer Ross, en route to the Antarctic... "; Pg. 146: Sir Isaac Newton; Pg. 196: Charles Darwin; Pg. 285: Churchill; Pg. 186: Disraeli; David Lloyd George [Many other historical people in novel, not in DB.]|
|historical people||world||1896||Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 161.|| "Einstein is a teen-ager in Switzerland. Lenin is a young lawyer, his revolutionary days far ahead of him. Franklin Roosevelt is a Groton student, Gandhi a lawyer in Africa, Picasso a youth. Hitler and De Gaulle schoolboys. Queen Victoria still sits on the throne of England. Teddy Roosevelt has yet to charge up San Juan Hill. H. G. Wells has only recently published The Time Machine. McKinley has been elected this very month. Henry James has just fled to Europe. John L. Sullivan is newly retired from the ring. Crane and Dreiser and Norris are, only now, beginning to evolve the realistic school of writing.
And, even as I write these words, in Vienna, Gustav Mahler is commencing his duties as conductor of the Royal Opera. "
|historical people||world||1940||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: In the Balance. New York: Ballantine (1994)||[Extensive refs., not in DB. Historical people who are characters in novel include: Mordechai Anielewicz; Tadeusz Bor-Komorowski; Winston Churchill; Arthur Compton; Enrico Fermi; Adolf Hitler; Cordell Hull; Vyacheslav Molotov; George Patton; Joachim von Ribbentrop; Otto Skorzeny; Leo Szilard; Hans Thomsen; Shigenori Togo; Walt Zinn]|
|historical people||world||1941||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Tilting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1995); pg. v.||[Extensive references to historical people in this alternative history novel.] Historical characters listed in Dramatis Personae: Mordechai Anielewicz; Kurt Chill; Winston Churchill; Arthur Compton; Kurt Diebner; Enrico Fermi; Georgi Flerov; Aleksandr German; Leslie Groves; Werner Heisenberg; Nieh Ho-T'ing; Cordell Hull; Ivan Koniev; Igor Kurchatov; Vyacheslav Molotov; Edward R. Murrow; Yoshiro Nishina; Joachim Von Ribbentrop; Franklin D. Roosevelt; Mordechai Chaim Rumkowski; Otto Skorzeny; Iosef Stalin; Leo Szilard; Shigenori Togo; Nikolai Vasiliev; Georgi Zhukov|
|historical people||world||1942||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. v.||The novel is alternative history, and features extensive references to World War II era figures. the Dramatis Personae, pg. v - viii, indicates the following historical characters are featured in the novel: Mordechai Anielewicz; Lord Breaverbrook; Eric Blair; Kurt Chill; Kurt Diebner; Albert Einstein; Dwight Eisenhower; Enrico Fermi; Aleksandr German; Robert Goddard; Leslie Groves; Lord Halifax; Cordell Hull; Vyacheslav Molotov; Benito Mussolini; Nieh Ho-Ting; Joachim Von Ribbentrop; Otto Skorzeny; Ioseph Stalin; Leo Szilard; Nikolai Vasiliev|
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