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Group Where Year Source Quote/
literature world 1997 Sargent, Pamela & George Zebrowski. Heart of the Sun (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. -3. [Frontispiece] "We may choose something like a star
To stay our minds on and be staid.

--Robert Frost "

literature world 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 339. [Epigraph] quote by George Bernard Shaw
literature world 1997 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. -3. [The title of this novel comes from Sun Tzu's The Art of War, as shown in the frontispiece.]

Pg. -3: "In difficult ground, press on;
In encircled ground, devise stratagems;
in death ground, fight.

Sun Tzu,
The Art of War,
circa 400 B.C. "

literature world 1998 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 19. [Epigraphs] Pg. 19: "'The revolutionary is a doomed man.'
--Mikhail Bakunin ";

Pg. 89: "'Life is a foreign language. Every man has mispronounced it.'
--Carlos Bulosan ";

Pg. 101: "'Will the real body please stand up?'
Rosanne Stone;

Pg. 267: quote by Joaquin Miller

literature world 1998 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998) [Frontispiece including 2 quotes: 1 by Thucydides, 1 by Carleton S. Coon.]
literature world 1998 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 3. [Epigraph] "Let us not deceive ourselves, sir. These are the implements of war and subjection; the last arguments to which kings resort.

--Patrick Henry "

literature world 1998 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 117. [Epigraph] "These are the times that try men's souls. . . . Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered.

--Thomas Paine "

literature world 1998 Brooks, Terry. A Knight of the Word. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 79. Don Quixote
literature world 1998 Brust, Steven. Dragon. New York: Tor (1998); pg. 9. [Frontispiece] "When all is in harmony the army can withstand natural attacks and those that appear to be supernatural.

--Sun Tzu, The Art of War "

literature world 1998 Carey, Diane. Fire Ship (Star Trek: Voyager / The Captain's Table: Book 4 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1998) Pg. -1: [Frontispiece] Quote from Captain Courageous by Rudyard Kipling; Pg. 224: Epigraph quote from Captain Courageous
literature world 1998 Devenport, Emily. GodHeads. New York: Penguin/Roc (1998); pg. 11. [Frontispiece: 8-line quote by Emily Dickinson from Poem 937]
literature 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. 32. Pg. 32: [The author lists precursors to modern science fiction, including Homer; Ulysses; Rebalais; Cyrano de Bergerac; Jonathan Swift.]; Pg. 33: " case that can be made for Shelley, citing her debts to Milton, Goethe, and Erasmus Darwin... "; Pg. 34: "...and generations of French writers took their lead from him [Edgar Allan Poe]. Nietzsche, Rilke, and Kafka were among his Germanic acolytes... "; Pg. 35: William Burroughs, Charles Bukowski; Emerson; Whitman; T. S. Eliot; Pg. 36: "And, as well, of Shakespeare, Dickens, Ibsen, Thomas Hardy; of Beethoven, Wagner, Gershwin, Ravel, and Bach... "; Pg. 77: Cyrano de Bergerac; Pg. 84: Mickey Spillane; Ian Fleming; Pg. 105: Ezra Pound; Pg. 113: Xanadu; Pg. 202: Robinson Crusoe [Other literary refs. throughout book, not in DB.]
literature 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. 41. "Doubts had been entertained, and while it was no longer considered good form to express those doubts in the manner of Voltaire and that lot, the Christian sentiments to be found in the leading writers of the time--in Tennyson, Emerson, Dickens, George Eliot, Hugo, Tolstoi--are chiefly just that: sentiments. Jesus is admired as a moral exemplar, but his divinity has become a polite fiction, much like the monarchy of England. "
literature world 1998 Golden, Christopher. X-Men: Codename Wolverine. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1998); pg. 37. Pg. 37: "He picked up Lonesome Dove, a book he'd started to read weeks earlier, and hadn't so much as glanced at since. "; Pg. 72: "He thought about the hero of Poe's 'The Pit and the Pendulum,' about the slashing of the razor pendulum and the gnawing of the rats on the man's belly. "
literature world 1998 Linaweaver, Brad. "And To The Republic For Which It Stands " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 58. [Epigraph] 'He that once enters at a tyrant's door
Becomes a slave, though he were free before.'


literature world 1999 Bradbury, Ray. "Last Rites " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1994); pg. 236. "'I go a-journeying, far-traveling, the Grand Literary Tour. 'A Salvation Army of one!'

'To save lives?'

'No, souls! What good is life if the soul's dead? Sit! Tell me all the authors we raved on by night to weep at dawn...' "

literature world 2000 Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 11. [Frontispiece]

"To follow knowledge like a sinking star,
Beyond the utmost bound of human thought.


literature world 2000 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 353. [Epigraph by Thomas Carlyle]
literature world 2000 Bellamy, Edward. Looking Backward. New York: Random House (1951; c. 1887); pg. 117. "'Here are your friends,' said Edith, indicating one of the cases, and as my eye glanced over the names on the backs of the volumes, Shakespeare, Milton, Wordsworth, Shelley, Tennyson, Defoe, Dickens, Thackeray, Hugo, Hawthorne, Irving, and a score of other great writers of my time and all time, I understood her meaning. "; Pg. 119: Homer, Circe, Charybdis, Cyclops
literature world 2000 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 359. [Afterword by author.] Pg. 359: Speaker for the Dead; Ender's Game; Ender's Shadow; "...the computer classic Romance of the Three Kingdoms, which is itself based on a Chinese historical novel... the extraordinarily illuminating book Guns, Germs, and Steel; Pg. 360: Card's Homecoming series; Xenocide; Children of the Mind; Pg. 361: Machiavelli's The Prince; Shirer's Rise and Fall of the Third Reich; Pg. 362: David K. Wyatt's Thailand: A Short History; Pg. 363: "Lawrence James's Raj: The Making and Unmaking of British India; Pg. 364: Shadow of Death; Shadow of the Giant; " historical novel [Sarah] about the wife of Abraham (Shadow Mountain, 2000) " [more about this book, which he wrote concurrently with Shadow of the Hegemon]
literature world 2000 Cox, Greg. X-Men & the Avengers: Gamma Quest: Book 3: Friend or Foe?. New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 139. "An ugly purple bruise upon her forehead, Storm appeared to be down for the count. And then there were five, the Beast thought, with apologies to Agatha Christie. . . . "
literature world 2000 Cox, Greg. X-Men & the Avengers: Gamma Quest: Book 3: Friend or Foe?. New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 150. "...Iron Man felt like an angler with a catch of Moby Dick proportions on his line. "
literature world 2000 Golden, Christie. Shadow of Heaven (Star Trek: Voyager/Dark Matters #3). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. -3. [Frontispiece] "What if earth
Be but the shadow of heaven, and things therein
Each to other like, more than on earth is thought?

--John Milton, Paradise Lost "

literature world 2000 McDevitt, Jack. Infinity Beach. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 35. [Epigraphs] Pg. 35: Quote by Walt Whitman, from Leaves of Grass, 1865 C.E.; Pg. 86: William Wordsworth, Intimations of Immortality, 1807 C.E.; Pg. 119: Niccolo Machiavelli, The Prince II, 1513 C.E.; Pg. 146: Arthur Symons, 'After Love,' 1910 C.E.; Pg. 163: Quotes by George G. Meade; Henry Ford; Pg. 199: Bud Webster, 'The Ballad of Kansas McGriff,' 1998 C.E.; Pg. 211: Henry W. Longfellow, Kavanaugh, XXI 1849 C.E.; Pg. 241: William James, The Varieties of Religious Experience, VI 1902 C.E.; Pg. 321: Shakespeare; Pg. 400: Herman Melville, Moby Dick, 1851 C.E.; Pg. 410: Longfellow, Tales of a Wayside Inn, 1863 C.E.; Pg. 418: Thomas Carlyle, Sir Walter Scott, 1838 C.E.
literature world 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 231. "Stephen Jay Gould had fought cancer, too; he'd been diagnosed with abdominal mesothelioma in July 1982. He'd been lucky; he'd won. Gould, like Richard Dawkins, argued for a purely Darwinian view of nature--even if the two of them couldn't agree on the precise details of what that view was. but if religion had helped Gould get through his illness, he never said. Still, after his recovery, he'd written a new book, Rocks of Ages: Science and Religion in the Fullness of Life, which argued for the scientific and the spiritual being two separate realms, two 'nonoverlapping magisteria'--a typical bit of Gouldish bafflegab. Clearly, though, larger questions had preoccupied him during his bout with the big C.

Now it was my turn.

Sagan had apparently remained stalwart until the end. Gould seemed perhaps to have wavered, but he'd ultimately returned to his old self, the perfect rationalist. "

literature world 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 194. "In the words of Yeats (an early 20th-century poet from Ireland... "
literature world 2001 Galanter, Dave & Greg Brodeur. Maximum Warp: Book One: Dead Zone (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 1. [Frontispiece] Quote by James Shirley
literature world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 7. Pg. 7: "For a few seconds I felt like little black Pip, tossed overboard from one of Ahab's whaleboats... " [reference to Moby Dick]; Pg. 90: Dr. Seuss; Pg. 105: The Bell Curve; Pg. 342: Faust; Pg. 303: Norman Mailer; Arthur Miller; Pg. 345: Arthur Miller; Pg. 353: Alexander Pope: Imitations of Horace
literature world 2002 George III, David R. Twilight (Star Trek: DS9; "Mission: Gamma " #1 of 4). New York: Pocket Books (2002); pg. 1. Pg.1: [Epigraph] "...All times I have enjoyed
Greatly, have suffered greatly, both with those
That loved me, and alone; on shore, and when
Through scudding drifts the rainy Hyades
Vexed the dim sea. . . .

--Alfred, Lord Tennyson,
'Ulysses' ";

Pg. 81: [Epigraph] "Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows; for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die.

--Alfred, Lord Tennyson,
'Ulysses' ";

[Other epigraphs from "Ulysses ": pg. 169, 467.]

literature world 2002 Jarman, Heather. This Gray Spirit (Star Trek: DS9; "Mission: Gamma " #2 of 4). New York: Pocket Books (2002) [Frontispiece from "Ulysses " by Tennyson: Pg. -1.]
literature world 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 72. Pg. 72: Epigraph: extensive quote from Out of the East by Lafcadio Hearn
literature world 2002 Martin, Michael A. & Andy Mangels. Cathedral (Star Trek: DS9; "Mission: Gamma " #3 of 4). New York: Pocket Books (2002); pg. -3. [Frontispiece from "Ulysses " by Tennyson: Pg. -3.]
literature world 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 87. "He held out the first volume. It was printed in a style similar to that of the Mark Twain book, but with heavier boards and thick, even tougher plastic paper. She read the spine. ' 'Brief History of the Death, by Abraham Damon Farmer.' ' She opened to the printing history and read the date. '2135. Our calendar?'


'Are they talking about the Little Death?' she asked hopefully.


'Something else,' she murmured. She read the chronology heading the first chapter. ' 'From December 1993 to May 2005.' ' " [A fictional history book from the future.]

literature world 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 105. "'Well, what about this name: Edgar Allan Poe?'

Mr. Bigelow shook his head.

'Of course... How could I expect you to know blessed Mr. Poe? He died a long while ago, before Lincoln. All of his books were burned in the Great Fire. That's thirty years ago--1975.'

'Ah,' said Mr. Bigelow. He and Lovecraft and Hawthorne and Ambrose Pierce and all the tales of terror and fantasy and horror and, for that matter, tales of the future were burned. Heartlessly. They passed a law. Oh, it started very small. In 1950 and '60 it was a grain of sand. They started by controlling books of cartoons and then detective books and, of course, films, one way or another, one group or another, political bias, religious prejudice, union pressures; there was always a minority afraid of something, and a great majority afraid of the dark, afraid of the future, afraid of the past, afraid of the present, afraid of themselves and shadows of themselves.' "

literature world 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 105. [Leading up to the government-led Great Fire of 1976, when most books of literature were burned.] "'Afraid of the word 'politics' (which eventually became a synonym for Communism among the more reactionary elements, so I hear, and it was worth your life to use the word!), and with a screw tightened here, a bolt fastened there, a push, a pull, a yank, art and literature were soon like a great twine of taffy strung about, being twisted in braids and tied in knots and thrown in all directions, until there was no more resiliency and no more savor to it. Then the film cameras chopped short and the theaters turned dark, and the print presses trickled down from a great Niagara of reading matter to a mere innocuous dripping of 'pure' material. Oh, the word 'escape' was radical, too, I tell you!' "
literature world 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 107-108. "'You know the law. Strict to the letter. No books, no houses, nothing to be produced which in any way suggests ghosts, vampires, fairies, or any creatures of the imagination.'

'You'll be burning Babbits next!'

'You've caused us a lot of trouble, Mr. Stendahl. It's in the record. Twenty years ago. On Earth. You and your library.'

'Yes, me and my library. And a few others like me. Oh, Poe's been forgotten for many years no, and Oz and the other creatures. But I had my little cache. We had our libraries, a few private citizens, until you sent your men around with torches and incinerators and tore my fifty thousand books up and burned them. Just as you put a stake through the heart of Halloween and told your film producers that if they made anything at all they would have to make and remake Earnest Hemingway. My God, how many times have I seen For Whom the Bell Tolls done! Thirty different versions! All realistic. Oh, realism! Oh, here, oh, now, oh hell!' "

literature world 2005 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 198. "Sometimes he was the Beast in Cocteau's film, sometimes Darth Vader, sometimes Byron or Oscar Wilde sniffing a lily. "
literature world 2009 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 276. "'How long will it take to translate?' Miranda asked.

'Not more than five minutes,' Ben said. 'Even if they send War and Peace, it shouldn't take long.' "

literature world 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 162. Pg. 162-164: Oedipus Rex; Pg. 177: "...guaranteed bestsellers by Stephen King, John Grisham, and Coyote Rolf. "; Pg. 267: Agatha Christie; Pg. 316: "And so he hadn't married, hadn't had children; in that, he was even less than Ahab. Nor had he read War and Peace. Or the Bible. Indeed, Theo hadn't read a novel for--what--maybe ten years. " [Also, Oedipus, pg. 316.]
literature world 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 185. "But there was a Catch-22--one of the few American novels he'd read had introduced him to that concept. By committing suicide--he wasn't afraid to think the word--he could prove that his future wasn't predestines; after all, in not just his own vision, but in that of the restaurant manager, he was alive twenty years hence. So, if he killed himself today--if he swallowed the pills right now--he'd demonstrate conclusively that the future wasn't fixed. But it would be like Pyrrhus's defeats of the Romans at Heraclea and Asculum, the kind of victory that still bears his name, a victory at a horrible cost. For if he could commit suicide, then the future that had so depressed him was not inevitable--but, of course, he'd no longer be around to pursue his dream. "
literature world 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 241. "'Getting their attention!' he took The Collected Works of Alfred Lord Tennyson and hurled it at the window. It hit the glass with a windchime sound. "
literature world 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 16. "'Eschatology has built on the pioneering work of thinkers like freeman Dyson who, in the 1970s, began to consider the future scientifically...' "
literature world 2010 Clarke, Arthur C. 2010: Odyssey Two. New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 24. "'...the poem's a lament by a Viking woman. It was written by Rudyard Kipling, a hundred years ago.' "
literature world 2011 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 130. "Above all we must beware Schopenhaurian pessimism, she read. Schopenhauer, obsessed with the existence of evil, wrote that it would have better if our planet had remained lifeless, like the Moon. From there it is only a short step to thinking that we ought to make it lifeless... "
literature world 2011 Willis, Connie. "The Last of the Winnebagos " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 28. "'That's a photograph of Beatrix Potter, the English children's author,' I said. 'She wrote Peter Rabbit.' " [More.]
literature world 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 21. Pg. 21: Byron (also pg. 57); Pg. 35: "...Thomas Hardy's embarrassingly feeble poem, 'The Convergence of the Twain.' "; Pg. 45: Walter Lord's classic account of the [Titanic] disaster, A Night to Remember; Pg. 85-87: Kipling; T. S. Eliot; Kim; Captains Courageous; The Old Man and the Sea
literature world 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 134. Pg. 134: [Epigraph] "Not I

Samuel Beckett "; Pg. 201: Oscar Wilde; Pg. 240: Pippi Longstocking braids

literature world 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 53. Pg. 53-55: Don Quixote; Pg. 55: The Sun Also Rises; For Whom the Bell Tolls; Gone With the Wind; Jane Austen; Hemingway; Pg. 274: Odysseus; Pg. 283: " Edmond Dantes in The Count of Monte Carlo. "; Pg. 342: Machiavellian
literature world 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 156. Pg. 156: "The older man was immensely amused that the pair still did not realize it was he who was making the giant craft lurch. They must have thought he was crazy as Captain Queeg pretending not to notice. "; Pg. 159: "'Are competent space engineers required to work for days without letup and contend with their commander's penchant for riding the bridge like the Bizarro Captain Ahab?' "
literature world 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 342. "'The British political analyst Irwin Craighead has described you as 'the first credible right-wing intellectual since T. E. Lawrence.' ' "
literature world 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996) [Frontispiece] Quotes by Charles Caleb Colton and Oliver Wendell Holmes
literature world 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 301. "...and saw Meta Prime's icon metamorph from Joe Bender to Virgil to Orpheus to Dante to Lazarus to a flaming Phoenix to cherry blossoms . . . "
literature world 2025 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 177. " the Zane Grey novels he'd lately taken to. "
literature world 2025 Gunn, James E. The Listeners. New York: Signet (1974; c. 1972); pg. 39. Pg. 39: Harlow Shapley, 1958; Konstantin Eduardovich Tsiolkovsky, 1934; H. G. Wells, 1898; Pg. 40: Nikola Tesla, 1900; Pg. 41: Loren Eiseley, 1946; Philip Morrison, 1961; Pg. 43: Edward M. Purcell, 1960 [Many other quotes. These appear to be from scientists and astronomers, not authors, mostly. No other refs. to literature added to DB, but many more in novel.]
literature world 2025 Westerfeld, Scott. Fine Prey. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 77. Pg. 77: "...combined with the long-legged gait that Ozymandius had made popular five hundred years ago. "; Pg. 148: "I wished Jose could return the favor, but he was a poor Christian to my Cyrano. " [Reference to the French novel Cyrano de Bergerac]
literature world 2028 Gunn, James E. The Listeners. New York: Signet (1974; c. 1972); pg. 238. Quotes by from Faust by Goethe; The Divine Comedy by Dante; Essays by Montaigne; Les Epaves by Baudelaire; Odes by Horace; Rabelais; Dr. Faustus by Marlowe; The Canterbury Tales by Chaucer; Ars Poetica by Horace; Don Quixote by Cervantes; Aeneid by Virgil
literature world 2030 Hogan, James P. Entoverse. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 30. "'Just think . . . nobody ever thought of Homer as a science writer before. The Iliad could all have been real--an authentic account of human contact with an alien race. Take Hesiod's account of the origins of the universe: First there was Chaos: just dark, empty space and protoelements. Then Gaea, the fusion of Earth and Life, and Uranus, the star-filled heavens, were born from Eros, the force of attraction that causes all things to come together. Expressed in those terms, it does come interestingly close to the real thing, doesn't it?' "
literature world 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 222. "...a set of bound leather copies of Freeman's Lee's Lieutenants... "
literature world 2030 Janks, Gregory. "The One-Eyed Man " in Writers of the Future: Volume XV (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1999); pg. 113. [Year is estimated.] Pg. 113: "'Aw, come on, that's a load of crock. It's goddamn Goldilocks, man; pure poison.' "; Pg. 139: "Like the Cyclops in the aftermath of Odysseus, I see what I cannot see. "
literature world 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 307. "'You're interested in the old stories,' Mrs. Powell waves at the midges that dance around her head. 'Very few are, these days.'

Alex is pleased to show off the results of her research. 'Her real name was Daphoene, the bloody one. The Maenads, her priestesses, were supposed to chew laurel leaves to help them achieve an orgiastic frenzy. In Africa they called her Ngame; in Libya, Neith. She is also Hecate, and Grave's White Goddess of Pelion, Keats's Belle Dame sans Merci, the Mab, Thomas the Rhymer's Fairy Queen...' "

literature world 2030 Miller, Jr., Walter M. "The Darfsteller " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1955); pg. 23. Pg. 23: Dick Burbage [Plays and films are a major thematic focus of this story.]
literature world 2030 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 315. [Melville's Moby Dick] "Did Ahab have sharp memories? Oh, yes--losing his leg, no doubt. But after that--after he'd begun his quest? Or was it all a blur, month after month, year after year, everything and everyone subsumed?

But no--no. Theo was no Ahab; he wasn't hell-bent. He had found time for many things... " [More.]

literature world 2032 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 186. Pg. 186: Fred Engels; Joseph Andrews; Tom Jones; David Copperfield.
literature world 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 97. Pg. 97: Pierre Flambay's The Demise of Desire; Pg. 104: "Swinburne or Oscar Wilde or Byron. " [other literary refs., not all in DB.]
literature world 2039 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 199. Pg. 199: Thoreau; Pg. 260: "It was composed of large beads in the shape of brightly colored Beatrix Potter rabbits: twenty solid Peter Rabbits, each about ten centimeters high, spaced by smaller beads shaped like lettuces, carrots, and onions. "

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