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Maya Mexico 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 412. "...but what happened was that all of a sudden we were looking at all these people in a mishmash of Aztec and Mayan and central-casting-barbarian outfits, doing all this stuff out of a cecil B. DeMille epic...' "
Maya New York: New York City 1991 Snodgrass, Melinda M. "Lovers " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 310. "At last they reached bottom, and Tach found herself in a cavern. Seven openings debouched into the vaultlike room. Tach pivoted slowly, staring in wonder at the colorful painted glyphs that rioted on the curving walls. Somewhat reminiscent of Mayan art, they also partook of Balinese temple paintings. "
Maya Peru 2002 Morlan, A. R. "Fast Glaciers " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 290. "'I cannot help but think of the Mayans, and the Incas, and the havoc the Church managed to cause in those civilizations...' "
Maya Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 101. "The people before them had been strung out for eighty grailstones andhad been tenth-century A.D. Ceylonese with a minority of pre-Columbian Mayans. "
Maya South America 2249 Carey, Diane. Best Destiny (novel excerpt) in Star Trek: Adventures in Time and Space (Mary P. Taylor, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 10-11. "'What're we gonna do when we get to South America?' Quentin Monroe asked.

'Anything we damn well please.' Jimmy [young James T. Kirk] glanced... to see how Quentin was doing... 'Maybe we'll become archaeologists,' he said... 'Hack through rain forests looking for the ancient Mayan city-states. Find out why they went extinct after a thousand years of--'

'They found those.'

Jimmy stopped... 'What?' he snapped. 'What'd you say?'

'Quentin clung to the ropes and blinked. 'They found them. The Mayan palaces. A long time ago. You know . . . how the twentieth-century archaeologists found lance heads in the walls, and later the proved that the city was under siege, and how the siege forced them to do all their farming behind the walls, and how the crop yields fell off, and how--'

'Where'd you hear all this?'

'It was . . . in our history of science book.' "

Maya USA 2004 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 22. "Finally, a few discerning Americans believed that the impulse behind the Domes was not substantially different from that behind the Egyptian and Mayan pyramids. The Domes were monuments to privilege, and tombs for all those who found themselves trapped within. "
Maya Utah: Salt Lake City 1991 Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 230. Pg. 230-231: "Harry gave him a wise nod and decided to show off a little. 'In wohel be-t'-e,' Harry assured him; 'I know how to do it,' in Maya, expecting Mike to ask what the devil that meant.

'Tin t'sen tal,' Mike replied; 'I'm listening' in near perfect Maya, but maybe in a lowland dialect. Harry gaped.

Mr. Givens of the FBI had been listening quietly, but now he exchanged a glance with Mr. Landis and sat up straight. 'What's the matter, both you guys swallow your gum?'

'He speaks Maya,' Harry accused.

'And Spanish too. Don't underestimate me,' Mike said, only he said it very quickly in Spanish.

'That I can dig,' said Landis.

Harry, trying to reconcile Mike's ability with what he knew of government agents, winked at Mike. 'Why didn't you say you were LDS?'

'Because, I'm not, Harry. I've just spent a lot of time in Mexico, much of it outside the cities. "

Maya Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 80-81. "He [Ganesha] appeared harmless enough, pale, fat, and jolly, like an Asian Santa Claus with a trunk. She had learned to put small stock in appearance. Maya, the Hindus called it. "
Maya Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 99. "'There are, my daughter, many varieties of maya,' the guru was explaining. 'In the latter days, after wise Shankara sought to reconcile Hinduism with Buddhism, maya came to be understood by many as meaning illusion, pure and simple. Yet there is an older meaning, woven through the Vedas, by which maya is the creative energy of nature and gods. And Nature, while it is real through the will and eternal presence of Brahma, is yet real enough...' " [More about maya, pg. 99-100.]
Maya Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 39. "'Why don't you go with Harold Mosreich to Yaxchilan?' That had been Balthazar Warnick's suggestion. 'He thinks that one of the stelae there has a connection with the main pyramid at Chichen Itza. Plus he has that National Geographic film crew--you know, 'Mayan Adventure!' or something like that.'

Magda shook her head. 'The Mayans are overdone...' " [More, pg. 49.]

Maya world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 42. Pg. 42, 217.
Maya world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 143. "'Our leader, known as Prometheus the fire-bringer or Lucifer the light-bringer or Quetzalcoatle the morning star or...' "
Maya world 1982 Asimov, Isaac. Asimov's introduction to "Report on 'Grand Central Terminal' " (by Leo Szilard) in Laughing Space (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1982); pg. 244. "Considering how much we deduce about the Sumerians, the Mayans, the Etruscans, and various other early cultures on the basis of laughably inadequate remains, it only serves us right to be treated similarly... "
Maya world 1987 Leigh, Stephen. "The Tint of Hatred " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 198. "'And what of the aces we brought with us, who worship another version of God, or perhaps none at all?' Tachyon persisted. 'What of the aces in other countries who worship Buddha or Amaterasu or a Plumed Serpent or no gods at all?' "
Maya world 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. 129. "'The magic secrets of your forefathers were revealed to them by voices which came by the path of silence and the night.'

--Popol Vuh
Sacred Book of the Quiche Maya "

Maya world 1995 Foster, Alan Dean. The Dig. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 41. Pg. 41: "'...I expect to win a Pulitzer. Came close two years ago when I cracked the Mayan forgeries. You remember that?' "; Pg. 283: "'That's what the diagram says to me. Believe me, after you've spent months staring at thousands of Mayan glyphs, certain ways of illustrating things visually catch your attention.' "
Maya 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. 191. "...'The Women Men Don't See.' In that tale, two middle-class American women, mother and daughter, vacation in the Yucatan with two purposes in mind: for the daughter, to become impregnated by the Mayan-descended Esteban, captain of their charter plane, and then for both women to rendezvous with aliens who can take them away from the human society in which they feel themselves to be an alien species. " [More, pg. 192.]
Maya world 2010 Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 97. "He [Austin Train] had given up books, even his favorites: the Bible, the Bhagavad-Gita, the Precepts of Patanjali, the I Ching, the Popul Vuh, the Book of the Dead . . . "
Maya world 2025 Ing, Dean. "Lost in Translation " in Firefight 2000. New York: Baen (1987; c. 1985); pg. 139. Maya glyphs
Maya world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 98. "They pick their way down a broad corridor, excusing themselves every inch of the way as they stp over little Mayan encampments and Buddhist shrines... "
Maya world 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 247. "'...And all those damned mass-produced Mayan calendar clocks everywhere--the big hand on eternity, the little hand on the end of time. It's enough to drive you crazy...' "
Maya world 2071 Delany, Samuel R. Babel-17. Boston: Gregg Press (1976; first ed. 1966); pg. 157. "'...Your great grandparents were Indian, weren't they?'

'Yeah. Seminoles.'

Rydra shrugged. 'Quipucamayocuna is Mayan. Same difference. They gave orders by tying knots in rope, we use punch cards...' "

Maya world 2150 Zelazny, Roger. Lord of Light. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1967); pg. 28. "'Lying?' asked Yama. 'Who asked you to lie about anything? Quote them the Sermon on the Mount, if you want. Or something from the Popul Voh, or the Iliad. I don't care what you say. Just stir them a bit, soothe them a little. That's all I ask.' "
Maya world 2200 Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 396. "The bartender was a stocky man with Mayan features. Most of the time his eyes were ordinary dark brown. Now and then, when the light hit them at just the right angle, the irises turned green--a shimmering metallic color, stunning and disturbing. " [Conversation with the bartender.]
Maya world 2263 Carey, Diane. Best Destiny (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 20. "'Hack through rain forests looking for the ancient Mayan city-states. Find out why they went extinct after a thousand years of--'

'They found those.'

Jimmy [James Kirk] stopped. So did everybody else. The bridge shuddered.

'What?' he snapped. 'What'd you say?'

Quentin clung to the ropes and blinked. 'They found them. The Mayan palaces. A long time ago. You know . . . how the twentieth-century archaeologists found lance heads in the walls, and later they proved that the city was under siege, and how the siege forced them to do all their farming behind the walls, and how the crop yields fell off, and how--'

'Where'd you hear all this?'

'It was . . . in our history of science book.' "

Maya world 2369 Sargent, Pamela & George Zebrowski. A Fury Scorned (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 3. "Had it collapsed suddenly, as had the Mayan civilization of Earth? "
McDonald's Africa 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 338. -
McDonald's Arizona 2016 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 136. -
McDonald's California 1972 Dick, Philip K. The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1972); pg. 72. "Excellent restaurants. Except, of course, for the 25 million McDonald Hamburger Stands, which are also modern and nice-looking. "
McDonald's California 1988 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 210. -
McDonald's California 1994 Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1977); pg. 202. "However, after making sure no staff member had tailed him, he made a phone call and then met Donna Hawthorne at a McDonald's fast-food stand. "
McDonald's California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 240. "...kicking out old clothes and McDonald's take-out hamburger wrappings. "
McDonald's California: Anaheim 1994 Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1977); pg. 20. "He did not feel like returning right away to the Orange County Civic Center... so he wandered down one of the commercial streets of Anaheim, inspecting the McDonaldburger stands and car washes and gas stations and Pizza Huts and other marvels. " [More, pg. 22.]
McDonald's California: Los Angeles 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 206. "Take that next drink, have another McDonald's hamburger. "
McDonald's California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 10. "Kootie wasn't allowed to see movies . . . or watch TV, or even eat meat, though he often sneaked off to McDonald's for a Big Mac, and then had to chew gum afterward to get rid of the smell. "
McDonald's California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 11. "Terminator 2. 'Peewee's Playhouse.' Mario Brothers and Tetris on the Nintendo. Big Macs and the occasional furtive Marlboro. Astronomy. Friends. All that, on the one hand. "
McDonald's California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 40. "Sullivan steered the van back onto Hollywood Boulevard, heading west... On the south side of the street stood a new McDonald's restaurant that looked like an incongruously space-age Grecian temple... " [More, pg. 70, 281.]
McDonald's California: Los Angeles 2000 Cooper, Bernard. "Hunters and Gatherers " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 40. "Crumpled McDonald's bags and a few empty soft-drink cans littered the floor. "
McDonald's California: Los Angeles 2000 Vernon, David. "Couple Kills " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 389. Happy Meals
McDonald's California: Orange County 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 137. Pg. 137, 225, 229, 260, 270-271, 306.
McDonald's California: San Francisco 1995 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 77. -
McDonald's Canada 1993 Katz, Welwyn Wilton. Come Like Shadows. Regina, Saskatchewan: Coteau Books (2001; 1993); pg. 33. Pg. 29: Big Mackers; Pg. 33: "She should tell them she would work at McDonald's this summer and still go to the National Theatre School next spring. "
McDonald's galaxy 1992 Adams, Douglas. Mostly Harmless. New York: Ballantine (2000; c. 1992); pg. 187. "She could remember what she was thinking at this point.

Alien food...

It turned out to be hamburgers.

Not only did it turn out to be hamburgers, but the hamburgers it turned out to be very clearly and obviously McDonald's hamburgers which had been reheated in a microwave. It wasn't just the look of them. It wasn't just the smell. It was the polystyrene clamshell packages they came in which had 'McDonald's' printing all over them. " [More, pg. 187-188.]

McDonald's galaxy 33960 Harrison, Harry. A Stainless Steel Rat is Born. New York: Bantam (1985); pg. 101. "We would eat then as well, since it was so hard to talk, working our way through the entire Macswineys inventory. Countless Macbunnyburgers hopped down our throats, and many a Frozen Fomey followed... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
McDonald's Hawaii 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 43. "The drive to Waikiki... They drove past storage tanks and warehouses, Pizza Huts, parking lots, McDonald's, Korean bars... "
McDonald's Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 178. -
McDonald's India: Calcutta 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 120. "'Look at it this way,' I said. 'We can't get a sitter, go into Exeter to see a bad movie, and go to McDonald's afterward for twenty bucks anymore...' "
McDonald's 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. 564. "We had reached Columbia and I was hungry. When I pulled in at a McDonald's she ran across the lot into the shopping mall before I could stop her. I was a little nervous about the car and sat watching it as I ate (Big Mac, small Dr. Pepper). "
McDonald's Kenya 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 48. "'It was downtown Nairobi, I think,' said the woman. 'At night. It was a warm evening. I thought it was Dinesen Street, but it looked too built-up for that. And there was a McDonald's there.'

'Don't they have McDonald's in Kenya?' asked Lloyd.

'Sure, but--I mean, the sign said it was McDonald's, but the logo was wrong. You know, instead of the golden arches they had this big M that was all straight lines--very modern looking.' "

McDonald's Louisiana 1987 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 197. "'I can't go anywhere dressed like this, unless it's McDonald's.' "
McDonald's Louisiana 1987 Shepard, Lucius. Green Eyes. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 116. "'...reducing everything to the primary colors and simple shapes of Satan's dream. Arby's, Big Boy, McDonald's, Burger King!...' "
McDonald's Mars 2089 Anthony, Piers. Total Recall. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1989); pg. 101. "'Just drive!' Quail snapped. 'Quick!'

The mannequin paused, then spoke with the same friendly tone. 'Would you please repeat the destination?'

...'Anywhere?' he exclaimed, still watching back. 'Go! Go!'

...Richter looked in Quail's direction, evidently clued in by the tracking device. He saw Quail!

'McDonald's!' Quail cried desperately. 'Take me to McDonald's!'

Johnny paused, reflecting. 'There are fourteen McDonald's franchises in greater metropoli--'

Quail had had enough. If he didn't get moving in seconds, he'd be done for! He grabbed the mannequin and wrenched it from its moorings, dragging the thing into the back seat... "

McDonald's Mars 2109 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 33. "Not know Sadi? Might as well ask who was Mama or who is Santa Claus or Ronald McDonald. There's a lot I can't remember, of course, about him, but he was so much... "
McDonald's Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 58. Big Macs
McDonald's Minnesota 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 153. "The buses had come from Minneapolis, where Charlotte was a manager at a McDonald's, having left home to find her true self. " [Also pg. 247.]
McDonald's Minnesota 1998 Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 140. "They are giving out free figures of gods of the underworld along with Happy Meals at McDonald's. Driving up to the window, I get Hades, a sinister blue guy with skinny arms, and Mama gets two plastic halves of the three-headed dog Cerberus... "
McDonald's Missouri: St. Louis 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 35. "'...St. Louis is a beautiful city... While I'm here, I hope to... visit that enormous monument to McDonald's Restaurants standing out there by your big river!' Lots of appreciative applause. "
McDonald's New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 17. "The elevator ascended, gravity grabbing at the Big Mac in Murray's stomach. "
McDonald's New Jersey 2012 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 239. "...through a conglomeration of part-time jobs--McDonald's server, laundromat attendant.. "
McDonald's New York: New York City 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 15. "...not even intimations of apocalypse could interfere with sales and production of Coke, Pepsi, Big Macs... "
McDonald's North Carolina 1998 Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Holly Lisle. In the Rift. New York: Baen (1998); pg. 143. "'We're going to get breakfast,' Kate said. 'We'll have to get it from one of the all-day-breakfast places, which are more expensive than someplace like McDonald's.' "
McDonald's Ontario 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 85. "Rats. Right. If I don't eat until sundown maybe Henry'll take me to MacDonald's. "
McDonald's Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 34. Pg. 34: "like a squashed version of the McDonald's logo. "; Pg. 235: "McDonald's sign now says, 'Billions and billions of Homo sapiens served--plus one Neanderthal.' "
McDonald's Ontario: Toronto 1991 Huff, Tanya. Blood Price. New York: DAW Books (1991); pg. 141. "Still seething, Coreen pulled into the MacDonald's parking lot. "
McDonald's Ontario: Toronto 1993 Huff, Tanya. Blood Lines. New York: DAW Books (1993); pg. 81. "Next time it's MacDonald's, right under the biggest block of fluorescent lights I can find. "


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