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literature - Sherlock Holmes United Kingdom 1976 Asimov, Isaac. "The Ultimate Crime " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984; copyright 1976); pg. 339-340. "'The Baker Street Irregulars,' said Roger Halsted, 'is an organization of Sherlock Holmes enthusiasts. If you don't know that, you don't know anything.'

...'When I was an adolescent I read Sherlock Holmes stories with a certain primitive enjoyment, but I'm not an adolescent anymore. The same, I perceive, cannot be said for everyone.'...

'Actually, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was not, in my opinion, an exceedingly good mystery writer. Agatha Christie is far better.'

'That's a matter of opinion,' said Rubin, who as a mystery writer himself, was far less opinionated and didactic in that one field than in all the other... 'Christie had the advantage of reading Doyle and learning from him. Don't forget, too, that Christie's early works were pretty awful. then, too... Agatha Christie never got over her... xenophobic prejudices... she was openly anti-Semitic...' " [More discussion of Christie versus Doyle. Many other references to Holmes in this story; other not in DB.]

literature - Sherlock Holmes United Kingdom 1984 Lear, Anne. "The Adventure of the Global Traveler " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 70. "'...As head of most of Britain's criminal activities--my arch-enemy, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, once complimented me with the title 'The Napolean of Crime.' ' "; Pg. 76: "..send it to Mr. Sherlock Holmes at 221B Baker Street, London. " [Referring to Moriarty. In this story, Moriarty had a Time Machine, and was the one who murdered MacBeth in 1640.]
literature - Sherlock Holmes United Kingdom 1984 Wellen, Edward. "Voiceover " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 222. [Year indeterminate.] Pg. 222: "'It was an evening not long after Mr. Holmes brought you home... I recalled that real dogs see no color at all and I knew you had to be a thing of biochips.'

'Bravo, Watson,' Holmes said, after a moment of almost shocked silence... 'I see that living with me has rubbed off on you. You've learned to apply my methods.' "

Pg. 247: "'...I suppose I could have materialized my Watson in the same manner as I later built Gabriel, but I had the notion of repaying Sir Arthur Conan Doyle for brining me back to life after Reichenbach Falls.' [References to Sherlock Holmes throughout the story. Most not in DB.]

literature - Sherlock Holmes United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 169. "'What was the Sherlock Holmes principle? 'Once you have discounted the impossible, then whatever remains, however improbably, must be the truth.' ' "
literature - Sherlock Holmes United Kingdom 2015 Willis, Connie. "Cat's Paw " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 158. "He had already affected Lord Peter Wimsey's monocle and Hercule Poirot's treatment of his 'assistant,' and he had met me at the station, wearing a Sherlock Holmesian-Inverness cape. Thank god he had not adopted Holmes's deer stalker. Or his violin. At least thus far.

...He flung it down. 'It is Sherlock Holmes who has caused this foolish preoccupation with evidence,' he said, 'with all his tobacco ashes and chemical experiments.' "

literature - Sherlock Holmes United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 158. "Merlyn put his fingers together like Sherlock Holmes and replied immediately, 'I prefer the chaffinch. My friend Linnaeus calls him coelebs or bachelor bird...' "
literature - Sherlock Holmes United Kingdom: England 1955 Lewis, C.S. The Magician's Nephew (Narnia #6). New York: Macmillan (1970; c. 1955); pg. 1. "In those days Mr. Sherlock Holmes was still living in Baker Street and the Bastables were looking for treasure in the Lewisham Road. "
literature - Sherlock Holmes United Kingdom: England 1972 Blish, James & Judith Ann Lawrence. "Getting Along " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 555. [The story "Getting Along " is comprised of letters which parody the writing of famous genre writers. The writers parodied are not identified in the body of the story, but are identified on page 555 in the introduction:

1. John Cleland
2. Bram Stoker
3. Mary Shelley
4. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
5. John Colier/Lord Dunsany
6. A. Merritt
7. H. G. Wells
8. Victor Appleton
9. H. P. Lovecraft. "

literature - Sherlock Holmes United Kingdom: England 1987 Adams, Douglas. Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency. New York: Simon and Schuster (1987); pg. 153. "If you're going to tell me you know all that from looking at a scuff mark on my shoes, like Sherlock Holmes, then I'm afraid I don't believe you. "
literature - Sherlock Holmes United Kingdom: London 1989 Campbell, Ramsey. Ancient Images. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1989); pg. 51. Pg. 51: Conan Doyle
literature - Sherlock Holmes USA 1966 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 11. Pg. 11: "...once again playing dull old Watson to her brilliant Holmes. "; Pg. 47: Sherlock Holmes
literature - Sherlock Holmes USA 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 53. Pg. 53: Sherlock Holmes
literature - Sherlock Holmes USA 1982 Norden, Eric. "The Curse of Mhondoro Nkabele " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 177. Pg. 177: Sherlock Holmes
literature - Sherlock Holmes USA 1983 Knight, Damon. "Forever " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1981); pg. 227. "...the best-selling novels were Mark Twain's Life in an Iceberg, The Borderland by Robert Louis Stevenson, and The Society of Ink-Tasters by Arthur Conan Doyle. "
literature - Sherlock Holmes USA 1993 Bova, Ben. "Conspiracy Theory " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1993); pg. 58. "...Schmidt replied, 'I think it was Sherlock Holmes who pointed out that when you have eliminated all the possible answers, then the impossible answer is the correct one. Or was it Arthur C. Clarke?' "
literature - Sherlock Holmes USA 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 155. Pg. 155: Sherlock Holmes (also pg. 223)
literature - Sherlock Holmes USA 1993 Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 167. "'Spirit photography,' says Gail... 'You mean when the Victorians tried to photograph ghosts and pixies and things? The kind of hoax that bamboozled poor old Arthur Conan Doyle?' "
literature - Sherlock Holmes Washington, D.C. 1942 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 24. "Hoover chuckled. 'Just like that Sherlock Holmes case. The dog in the night.'

'Pardon, sir?'

'Haven't you read Sherlock Holmes, Special Agent Lucas?'

'No, sir. I don't read make-believe books.'

'Make-believe books? You mean novels?'

'Yes, sir.' "

literature - Sherlock Holmes Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 278. "'Who? Your mystery woman back in Provincetown? All of a sudden you've got to run off and play Sherlock Holmes.' "
literature - Sherlock Holmes Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 139. "'To get fingerprints; right? Cagey stunt, right out of Sherlock Holmes.' "
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 1940 Powell, James. "Death in the Christmas Hour " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 324. "A Sherlock Holmes doll, indeed! "; Pg. 325: "The name on the lampost was Baker Street. Large bright letters declared: THE ORIGINAL SHERLOCK HOLMES DOLL. ANOTHER WONDERFUL CREATION FROM DOYLE TOYS. " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 1984 Farber, S. N. "The Great Dormitory Mystery " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 78-79. "...Room 440, which was occupied by a Japanese-American youth named Nagawa... The next morning the Great Detective confronted Nagawa... 'Alimentary, my were-Datsun.' " [This is a somewhat silly 1-page miniature 'story' featuring a Japanese-related play on famous words from Sherlock Holmes stories.]
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 1984 Farmer, Philip Jose. "A Scarletin Study " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 190. "Its canvas bears, among other things, the images of Sherlock Holmes, Christ coming from the tomb, Tarzan..., an ancient king of Babylon with a dietary problem... "
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 1984 Farmer, Philip Jose. "A Scarletin Study " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 190. "Its canvas bears, among other things, the images of Sherlock Holmes, Christ coming from the tomb, Tarzan, a waistcoat, the Wizard of Oz in a balloon... "
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 339. "'...the best agents in history, from Sherlock Holmes to J. Edgar Hoover...' "
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 1996 Bradbury, Ray. "The Finnegan " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 68. "The children were buried in the most holy ground. Soon after, Sir Robert Merriweather, pretender to the throne of Sherlock Holmes but modestly refusing the claim, moved through the ten dozen doors of his antique house... "
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 299. "'...Like Sherlock Holmes used to say, when you have eliminated the impossible then what you got left, no matter how unlikely, well, it just plain must be the truth.' "
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 92. "...or 21b Baker Street... "
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996) [Frontispiece] Quotes by Charles Caleb Colton and Oliver Wendell Holmes
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 2029 Quick, William T. Planet of the Apes. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 22. "No sh--, Sherlock. "
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 2150 Dickson, Gordon R. The Magnificent Wilf. New York: Baen (1995)

; pg. 18.

"'He's the great grandson of Rex--the Great Dane with the English-accented bark, who used to help Sherlock Holmes in so many films, some years back. But, come to think of it, sir, you might never have heard of Rex Regis.' "
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 2160 Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 295. "There seemed to be a continuous spectrum between absolute fantasy and hard historical facts, with every possible gradation between... At the other extreme were Zeus and Alice and King Kong and Gulliver... But what was one to make of Robin Hood and Tarzan and Christ and Sherlock Holmes and Odysseus and Frankenstein? Allowing for a certain amount of exaggeration, they might well have been actual historic personages. "
literature - Sherlock Holmes world 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 82. "'Then why are you interested in my century?'

'Because it marks the transition between barbarism and civilization.'

'Thank you. Just call me Conan.'

'Conan? The only one I know is the man who created Sherlock Holmes.' "

literature - Twain Africa 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 151. "...though my heart agrees with Mark Twain: golf is a good walk spoiled. "
literature - Twain Alabama 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 89. -
literature - Twain California 1966 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 29. Tom Sawyer's Island at Disneyland
literature - Twain California 1977 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 115. "they rode the Mark Twain paddlewheel steamboat around Huck Finn Island for the third time, standing at the railing on the top level... "
literature - Twain California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 52. Pg. 52: "...and a T-shirt with A CONNECTICUT PANSY IN KING ARTHUR'S SHORTS lettered on it. "; Pg. 81: "'...You obviously hadn't noticed my dumb shirt before a minute ago, and Cody saw it back at the hospital; and she didn't get that it was a joke about a Mark Twain book title.'

'You should believe it, it's true. I don't think Cody's much of a reader. I am--and I love books about King Arthur, though I've never been able to read One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.' She rolled her eyes. 'You're taking a whole crowd of girls to dinner!'

Cochran decided not to ask what she thought One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest had to do with King Arthur... " [More, pg. 310.]

literature - Twain California: San Francisco 2015 Russo, Richard Paul. Subterranean Gallery. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 254. "The old standbys were well represented--Huckleberry Finn, Lord of the Flies... "
literature - Twain Colorado 1989 Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1992); pg. 69. "Tom, just turned forty but as strong as a proverbial ox and handsome in a Tom Sawyerish sort of way... "
literature - Twain Deep Space 9 2369 Dillard, J. M. Emissary (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 17. Pg. 17: "Sisko smiled at the bucolic sight. Lately Jake had become enamored of Twain and his tales of the lazy, simple life of a boy on the Mississippi.

'Hey there, Huckleberry.'

Jake turned at the sound of his father's voice... ";

Pg. 20: "'C'mon, Huckleberry. We'll take the pond with us... Computer, end program,' Sisko ordered as he pushed himself to his feet. The yellow grid of the holodeck walls replaced the grass, water, trees. "

literature - Twain Deep Space 9 2370 Friesner, Esther. Warchild (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 54. "'I have some other books in my personal library that I'd like to donate to the project.' He wondered how Mark Twain would translate into Bajoran. "
literature - Twain galaxy 2050 Effinger, George Alec. "One " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 310. [Year estimated.] "He spoke to the ship's computer: 'I name the star Hannibal. Beginning with the nearest to Hannibal, I name the planets: Huck, Tom, Jim, Becky, and Aunt Polly. We will proceed with the examinations.' " [Other refs. to these planets named after Mark Twain characters.]
literature - Twain galaxy 2366 Gilden, Mel. Boogeymen (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1991); pg. 43. "Wesley had needed some time to get used to the VISOR, and La Forge had joked that, like the floating wooden eyeball Mark Twain had spoken of, 'it made the children cry.' "
literature - Twain galaxy 2370 ab Hugh, Dafydd. Balance of Power (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 136. "'Why does your father talk like that?'

'Like what?'

'Like the duke and the dauphin.' Wesley was thinking of the ancient epic novel Huckleberry Finn, by Mark Twain.

... "let me guess,' he said. 'He learned to speak standard English by watching bad Shakespearean holoplays.' "

literature - Twain galaxy 2370 Leisner, William. "Gods, Fate, and Fractals " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds II (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 213. "'It's also about your encounter with Doctor Cochrane. Or with James Kirk. Or Samuel Clemens. [Mark Twain] Or Berlinghoff Rasmussen. Or-- "
literature - Twain galaxy 2376 Golden, Christie. "In the Queue " in What Lay Beyond (ST: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 153. "A little boy rushed out. He was towheaded and tanned, wearing a straw hat, shirt and shorts, suspenders, and nothing on his feet. For all the world, he looked like the classic image of Tom Sawyer. "
literature - Twain galaxy 3300 Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 341. "I expect it will take a while for me to teach them the merits of Jules Verne and Mark Twain. "
literature - Twain Hawaii 1866 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 398. A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court
literature - Twain Hawaii 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994) [Book jacket.] "Other guests find themselves at the Mauna Pele this weekend, with agendas that extend beyond enjoying the sun and sand. For college professor Eleanor Perry... Equipped with her aunt's diary, which details adventures with Mark Twain more than one hundred years ago, Eleanor has uncommon insight into the frightening and mystical events about to unfold. " [Extensive references to Twain throughout novel, in both the body of the text, and also quotes in numerous epigraphs. Other refs. not in DB.]
literature - Twain Kansas 1986 Kessel, John. "The Pure Product " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1986); pg. 558. "...walked down the block to the Mark Twain Bank. Mark Twain died at the age of seventy-five with a heart full of bitter accusations against the Calvinist God and no hope for the future of humanity. "
literature - Twain Kansas: Smallville 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 73. "The Kents decided early that at least for awhile they were going to screen his influences very carefully... She put the Bible and lots of Horatio Alger on his reading list. If he were going to insist on reading, she thought, it might as well be decent material. Land sakes, he can wait for Tom Sawyer until he's assigned it in school. "
literature - Twain Louisiana: New Orleans 2039 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 471. Pg. 471: Huckleberry Finn; Pg. 516: Huck Finn
literature - Twain Luna 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 252. "'Lunar architecture, you know. I want to build a real city here... It's the frontier. It gets to you. Like Mark Twain said, 'When it's steamboat time, you steam.' '

'Steamboat time?'

'In Twain's era the steamboat was the exciting thing. Another generation of kids wanted to be railroad engineers. Then came airplane time...' "

literature - Twain Mars 1994 Dick, Philip K. Martian Time-Slip. New York: Ballantine (1981; c. 1964); pg. 152. "The Mark Twain, again puffing on its cigar, winked at him. "
literature - Twain Maryland 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 168. "Taylor had devoured... Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain... "
literature - Twain Massachusetts 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 220. "It was a vow as sacred as the Declaration of Independence or the blood brotherhood of Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn. "
literature - Twain Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 46. Huck Finn
literature - Twain Missouri 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 223. "...Hannibal where Mark Twain lived...' "
literature - Twain Missouri 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 26. "And she learned how to read. She wondered what Tom Sawyer--a character from a book she had read--would think about the gateway Arch sticking up out of the middle of the river like a giant, twisted pretzel... In the book, Tom Sawyer and his friend Huckleberry Finn had built a raft out of logs and sailed it down the Mississippi. One day she too would build such a raft and let it carry her far, far away. "
literature - Twain New Jersey 1992 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 103. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
literature - Twain New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 141. "And these are his books... The archaeological strata of his reading can readily be isolated and examined. Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Mark Twain, Dashiell Hammett at the bottom. "
literature - Twain New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 229. "'...Let us hope that all is safe and sound, that, like Mark Twain, the reports of his demise have been grossly exaggerated...' "
literature - Twain New York: New York City 2001 Castro, Adam-Troy. Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six. New York: BP Books (2001); pg. 206. "Mark Twain once wrote that it was easy to quit smoking; after all, he'd done it hundreds of times. "
literature - Twain Proton 2980 Anthony, Piers. Split Infinity. New York: Ballantine (1980); pg. 8. "Stile glanced down at himself, chagrined. 'Oh, I can't compete with him. My legs are barely long enough to reach the ground.' A bygone Earth author, Mark Twain had set up that remark, and Stile found it useful on occasion. "


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