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music USA 1991 Williams, Walter Jon. "While Night's Black Agents to Their Preys Do Rouse " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 330. Pg. 330: "No Charlie Parker. That was what Shad had found hard to adjust to. No John Coltrane. No Miles Davis. Dizzy Gillespie fronted something called the Fort Wayne People's Folk Orchestra and blew some good licks, but it wasn't anywhere near the same. "; Pg. 340: Phantom of the Opera [Many other refs., not in DB.]
music USA 1992 Dick, Philip K. Ubik. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1969); pg. 78. Pg. 78: "'Did you know that Toscanini used to sing along with the singers when he conducted an opera?' Joe said. 'That in his recording of Traviata you can hear him during the aria 'Sempre Libera'?' "; Pg. 124: "And a ten-inch 78-speed black-label Victor record of Ray Noble's orchestra playing 'Turkish Delight.' " [Other refs. to classical music, not in DB.]
music USA 1995 Scholz, Carter. "Radiance " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 222. Pg. 222: " the swell of the Brahms Requiem in full clash with The Butthole Surfers... "; Pg. 264: "when we played the Apocalypse Now music, the Wagner Valk... "
music USA 1997 Bradbury, Ray. "Someone in the Rain " in Driving Blind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 146. "And the music had played 'I Found My Love in Avalon' and things like 'In Old Monterrey.' " [Also pg. 148.]
music USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 70. "...lying on little Japanese mats, a tape playing, Les Sylphides... "
music USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 302. [Academic symposium in Nanavit, year 2195.] Pg. 301: "...metal footlocker, U.S. Army issue, circa perhaps 1955... approximately thirty tape cassettes... "; Pg. 302: "The labels on the cassettes were authentic period labels, dating, of course, from some time before the inception of the early Gilead era, as all such secular music was banned under the regime. There were, for instance, four tapes entitled 'Elvis Presley's Golden Years,' three of 'Folk Songs of Lithuania,' three of 'Boy George Takes It Off,' and two of 'Mantovani's Mellow Strings,' as well a some titles that sported a mere single tape each: 'Twisted Sisters at Carnegie Hall' is one of which I am particularly fond. "
music USA 1998 Dick, Philip K. Time Out of Joint. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1959); pg. 18. Pg. 18: "...the Vienna Opera performance of Beethoven's Fidelio. "; Pg. 24: "'....Why rock-and-roll instead of the lovely Jeanette McDonald and Nelson Eddy Maytime music that we listened to when we were their age?' "; Pg. 29: Clair de Lune; Pg. 48: "Glenn Miller's orchestra "; Pg. 71: Gilbert and Sullivan
music USA 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 99. Pg. 99: Garth Brooks (also pg. 174, 186); Nashville Network; Branson; Roy Clark; Willie Nelson; Pg. 186: Brooks' 'Friends in Low Places'
music USA 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 106. "'You know. Some rotund housewife from Kankakee, Illinois calls in and says she saw Elvis inhaling a Double Whopper at the local B.K. You take her name and number and say, 'Yes, ma'am, we'll get on it as soon as we finish tracking down John Lennon.' ' " [More, pg. 107.]
music USA 1999 Cerasini, Marc. Godzilla 2000. New York: Random House (1997); pg. 176. Garth Brooks
music USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 29. Pg. 29: "Now Jimmy Stewart was singing, 'Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight?' "; Pg. 56: "Auld Lang Syne "
music USA 2002 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. "Three years before, my daughter Lydia Ann, who was just sixteen years old at the time, went early to the AC/DC reunion concert because the seating as open and she wanted to sit up close. She liked the drummer, and if you sit up close and take binoculars you can see everything there is to see about a man sitting on stage in front of you, down to the kind of socks he's wearing, but a crowd formed up behind her and started shoving forward and my Lydia Ann thought she was going to suffocate in the press of people before security guards opened the gates, and even then six people got trampled to death when everybody rushed forward... "
music USA 2004 Dick, Philip K. The Zap Gun. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 64. "'Richard Wagner?' Lars asked. 'The composer?'

'The dramatist and poet... In Siegried, to paraphrase in order to depict your situation, 'Ich hab' nicht Bruder, noch Schwester, Meine Mutter--' " [More]

music USA 2004 Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 272. she read a tabloid magazine.

"It says here that Elvis and Michael Jackson are actually the same person, " announced Sally without looking up.

music 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. 196. Pg. 196: Bach; Mozart; Stravinsky; Pg. 203: Bach; Handel; 'The Little Fugue in G Minor'; Pg. 205: Bach 'Chaconne in D'; 'Fifth Unaccompanied Cello Suite'; Pg. 214: " renown cellist, Henri LeClercq, in a program of Jerome Kern and Cole Porter.' "
music USA 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 64. Franz Liszt opus
music USA 2040 Dick, Philip K. "Orpheus with Clay Feet " in The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. New York: Kensington (2002; c. 1963); pg. 292. Pg. 292: Mozart; Beethoven; Choral Symphony; Beethoven Ninth; Pg. 299: Beethoven
music Utah 1989 Sillitoe, Linda. "Windows on the Sea " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1989); pg. 155. "But Amy was belting that song Cindy Lauper had made popular, 'Girls Just Wanna Have Fun.' "
music Utah 1991 Young, Margaret Blair. "Outsiders " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1991); pg. 296. "We could feel the drumbeats of In-na-god-da-da-vida and Fresh Garbage when some PCV put a quarter in the jukebox. There was someone who played 'Heard It Through the Grapevine' every night, sometimes two or three times. Someone else loved 'The Age of Aquarius.'

My tastes were not so advanced. On the lamp table, I had a picture of Bobby Sherman, the deliciously blue-eyed star of 'Here Come the Brides,' sassy singer of 'Hey Little Woman, Please Make Up Your Mind.' I would put Bobby face down when I undressed for bed... " [More about Bobby Sherman, incl. some song lyrics.]

music Utah 2000 Budrys, Algis (ed.) L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000); pg. 155. [Intro to illustrator, story "Recalling Cinderella "] "Darren J. Albertson was a winner in the Illustrators of the Future Contest in 1991 and was published in the WOTF anthology, Volume VIII, in 1992. He has gone on to become somewhat of an 'Artist to the Stars' by creating commemoratives, packaging and advertising collateral for some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry, such as Elvis Presley, John Lennon, Kiss, Celine Dion and presently Brittany Spears, to name only a few.... he sculpts relief images used for coin collectibles for clients like The Beatles, Yellow Submarine, The Grateful Dead and for various Disney characters and products. Increasingly, he is setting aside more and more time to pursue personal works with his passion for fine art oil painting.

Darren resides in Provo, Utah, with his wife, Cindy, and their five children, who are currently in search of their dream home and his dream studio. "

music Utah 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 4. Pg. 4: "Father Handy chanted, singsong, from Ruddigore. "; Pg. 6: Mozart's Magic Flute; Pg. 121: Bob Dylan
music Utah 2055 Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 108. "'...Currently I am picking up a radio station which is broadcasting something entitled 'Mary Marlin.' A piano piece by Debussy is being played as theme.' "
music Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 336. Pg. 336: "' you want me to join the revolution? Do I have to wear an armband or sing the last chorus of Les Miserables?...' "; Pg. 338: "as he loudly hummed Tchaikovsky's 'Sleeping Beauty Waltz'... "; Pg. 425: "Erik's music, crafted onto the paper by his own hand and secured in place by P.T.'s final gift--the violin; Olivia Codgebury's 'Home Where Art Thou'... "
music Virginia 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 23. Pg. 23: "Musak: the Valium String Quartet's rendition of Evergreen "; Pg. 123: Telemann's Concerto in E Major for Flute by the Academy of Ancient Music, conducted by Christopher Hogwood.
music Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 135. Pg. 135: "Two grad students sang an Elton John that I hated. "; 'Chelsea Morning'; 'Been Too Long at the Fair' and 'Afterhours'; Pg. 202: Ramones and the Cramps; Pg. 209: Arvo Part; Pg. 266: "'Bob Dylan or Dylan Thomas.' "; Pg. 318: Iris Mohammed; Pg. 337: "...everything from the Irish national anthem to 'Purple Haze' and 'Ghost on the Highway.' "
music Washington, D.C. 1998 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 12. Pg. 12: Grateful Dead; Pg. 77: Billy Joel; Pg. 100: Grateful Dead
music Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 39. "...A Clockwork Orange... And while he disdained the bowler hat, mascara and white codpiece that made up Alex's costume, everything else Ghost had done with his life had been an effort to emulate what he thought Alex would do--right down to listening to classical music. This music had brought him nothing but scorn, however, so he retreated from it, changing to hard-core metal and rap. But deep inside, he maintained a love for that music, and he treasured it above anything else he was exposed to. "
music Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 82. Pg. 82: John Lennon; Pg. 125: Paul Simon; Pg. 200: Michael Jackson; Pg. 265: Axl Rose; Pg. 296: Rolling Stones
music world 1942 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 80. Frank Sinatra
music world 1955 Dick, Philip K. "Captive Market " in The Preserving Machine. New York: Ace Books (1969; c. 1955); pg. 157. "...strumming Someone's in the Kitchen with Dinah. "
music world 1968 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. 95. "'You never had a guru, did you?... Back when the Beatles and the Who and everybody and his dog was trooping East for Enlightenment. You missed that scene, too, didn't you?...' "
music world 1976 Matheson, Richard. What Dreams May Come. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1978); pg. 115. Pg. 115: "I thought, for a moment, of Mom's favorite piece, Die Moldau. Had Smetana sensed that music in the moving waters of the river? "; Pg. 137: Beethoven's Eleventh Symphony
music world 1979 Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. New York: Harmony Books (1979); pg. 147. "The last ever dolphin message was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double-backward somersault through a hoop while whistling the 'Star-Spangled Banner,' but in fact the message was this: So long and thanks for all the fish. "
music world 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 156. "Maybe, on the other hand, every human who ever composed a concerto, wrote a song, whistled a tune, or listened intently to the heartbeat of a woman carrying a child had heard the song of the Earth in his or her own peculiar set of perceptions. Maybe Pythagoras, Mozart and McCartney had heard the song, and had spent their lives trying, in their primitive ways, to imitate it. "
music world 1981 Knight, Damon. "Forever " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1981); pg. 224. " contraceptive... As a consequence, a number of famous people were never born. These included Yogi Berra, George Gershwin, Aldous Huxley, Leonid Brezhnev, and Marilyn Monroe. "
music world 1982 Adams, Douglas. Life, the Universe and Everything. New York: Harmony Books (1982); pg. 149. "From somewhere at the back of the crowd a single voice started to sing a tune that would have enabled Paul McCartney, had he written it, to buy the world. "
music world 1984 Adams, Douglas & John Lloyd. The Meaning of Liff. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 25. Pg. 25: Rod Stewart; Pg. 88: Nigel Olsson of the Elton John Band; 'Someone Saved My Life Tonight' from the album Captain Fantastic and the Brown Dirt Cowboy
music world 1985 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 178. Pg. 178: "punkers in fantastic garb and Gene Simmons makeup... "; Pg. 181: "Nookie and Mel skanked through a chorus of 'Ronnie and Bonzo' "
music world 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 267. "'Who am I going to meet?'

'Gustav Mahler and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart,' Michael answered.

Edgar smiled warily. 'Napoleon, too? Maybe Christ?'

Michael shook his head. Edgar's smile vanished. 'Jesus. Crooke said he'd dreamed about Mahler...' "

music world 1987 Bryant, Edward. "Down in the Dreamtime " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 269. "'So... Do you like new wave music any better these days?'

'I fear... that our good Tacky will never progress much beyond Tony Bennett.'...

'Unfair, my dear... I have my favorites among contemporary performers. I'm rather fond of Placido Domingo.' "

music world 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 15. Pg. 15: 'Cast Your Fate to the Wind'; Pg. 16: the Beatles; Pg. 46: The Bells of Rhymney; Pg. 47: "'The Beatles,' Michael said. 'You know? Lennon and McCartney? Sergeant Pepper, Abbey Road?' " [Some other music refs., not in DB.]
music world 1992 Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 298. Pg. 298: Mozart
music world 1995 Bradbury, Ray. "One More, Legato " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1995); pg. 197. Pg. 195: Mozart; Pg. 197: Dvorak, Dizie banjo; 'The Emperor's Nightingale'; Stravinsky [Many other musical refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
music world 1995 Bradbury, Ray. "One More, Legato " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1995); pg. 199. "But driving in search didn't do it. It wasn't like calling in lost dogs or telephone-poled cats. They must find and cage an entire Mormon tabernacle team of soprano springtime-in-the-Rockies birdseed lovers to prove one in the hand is worth two in the bush.

But still they hastened from block to block, garden to garden, lurking and listening. Now their spirits soared with an echo of 'Hallelujah Chorus' oriole warbling... "

music world 1997 Ing, Dean. Flying to Pieces. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1997); pg. 25. Pg. 25: Czerny; Mussorgsky; Pg. 26: Chopin; Pachelbel; Pictures at an Exhibition; The Great Gate at Kiev; Pg. 40: 'The Star-Spangled Banner'
music world 1997 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 1. [Frontispiece] "I ride tandem with the random
Things don't run the way I planned them.

Peter Gabriel "

music world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 192. Pg. 153: Madonna; Pg. 192: Jagged Little Pill; Alanis Morissette
music world 1999 Harrison, Harry. "Roommates " in Stainless Steel Visions. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 212. Beethoven's Fifth Symphony
music world 2000 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 362. [Afterword by author.] Dvorak; Smetana, Borodin; Mussorgsky; Satie; Debussy; Tchaikowsky
music world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 200. Pg. 200: "He looked a lot like Jerry Garcia. "; Pg. 303: Dmitri Shostakovich
music world 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 21. Pg. 21: "Vivaldi or Mozart "; Pg. 68: Mozart; The Magic Flute; Pg. 71: "Mozart Jupiter Symphony "
music world 2010 Sheffield, Charles. Tomorrow and Tomorrow. New York: Bantam (1998; c. 1997); pg. 10. "'You think you need computer to write fast, eh?... Handel, he write Messiah, every note, in twenny-four day. You do as good in two-three month, I don't grumble. You want computer to help: Fine. Provided you write more and better. Better than Bach. Better than Monteverdi, better than Mozart. They had no computer.'

...'Most of them, Drake knew, arrived to sing as Brunnhilde or Tristan or the Queen of the Night. Bonvissuto would have none of it.

'Something sim-ple. Not the grand opera. The simple song, the folk song. You sing that real good, a cappella, then maybe we think about Verdi an' Mozart an' Wagner.' "

music world 2010 Sheffield, Charles. Tomorrow and Tomorrow. New York: Bantam (1998; c. 1997); pg. 34. Pg. 34: Suite for Charon; Danny Elfman; 'The Stars and Stripes Forever'; Pg. 37: Beethoven; Spohr; Hummel; Pg. 43: "She was dancing, and as she danced she sang; not a serious work by her usual favorites, Mahler or Hugo Wolf or Brahms, but a frothy and light-hearted confection by Gilbert and Sullivan. "; Pg. 50: Shostakovich; Pg. 62: "'...Morani's Concerto concertante, written especially for Renselm...' " [Many other music refs., not in DB, pg. 10-12, 19, 32-34, etc. Music is a central thematic element in novel. The main character, Drake Merlin, is a composer.]
music world 2011 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 300. "'Because you can't picture it. Imagine how it would be if the human race reached such numbers. How often does an authentic genius come along--an Einstein, a Beethoven, a Jesus? Once a millennium? We could cut that down to one a day.' "
music world 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 96. Pg. 96: "describing a snatch of a Mozart sonata "; Pg. 119: 'Jingle Bells'; Pg. 131: "a Led Zeppelin song "; Pg. 137: 'A Love Supreme'; Pg. 208: Schumann; Pg. 220: "...whistling 'And I Love You So' as found on the Perry Como's Greatest Hits CD "; Pg. 226: Quadrophenia; Pg. 291: Mozart
music world 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 45. Pg. 45: The Beach Boys; Pg. 76: "The doorbell sounded, the bell plonking out the first verse of an old pop song. 'I'm dream-ing of a White Christ-mas,' "; Pg. 93: Bing Cosby
music world 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 256. Pg. 256-260: Jimi Hendrix
music world 2025 Ing, Dean. "Lost in Translation " in Firefight 2000. New York: Baen (1987; c. 1985); pg. 146. Pg. 146-147: Stravinsky; The Rite of Spring; Le Sacre du Printemps
music world 2028 Hogan, James P. The Two Faces of Tomorrow. New York: Baen (1997; c. 1979); pg. 86. "'Ever hear of Gilbert and Sullivan?'

'Of course.' Laura looked puzzled. 'They wrote songs.'

'Not that Gilbert and Sullivan. The ones who came later, in 1994.'

Astonishment flowed into Laura's face.

'You don't mean the two experimental space colonies they put up before they started building the big ones?' "

music world 2039 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 208. "'Do you by any chance have a record of Jessye Norman on top of Mount Rushmore singing the 'Battle Hymn of the Republic'?' "
music world 2050 Delany, Samuel R. "Driftglass " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1967); pg. 297. "...turned off the Dvorak Cello Concerto... "
music world 2100 Dick, Philip K. "The Mold of Yancy " in The Golden Man. New York: Berkley (1980; c. 1955); pg. 87. "Suppose his favorite piece of music was Bach's Art of the Fugue, not My Old Kentucky Home?' "
music world 2135 Dick, Philip K. Our Friends From Frolix 8. New York: Ace Books (1970); pg. 161. "'Do you like Yeats?'

'Was he before Bob Dylan?'


'Then I don't want to hear about him. as far as I'm concerned, poetry started with Dylan and has declined since.' " [More about Bob Dylan, pg. 163.]; Pg. 163: Beethoven

music world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 10. Pg. 10: "...songs of John Dowland who had lived at the time of Shakespeare... " (more on Dowland, pg. 19-22, 25, 179, 238, more); Pg. 75: 'The most beautiful piece of music written before Bach,' Elias said. 'Monteverdi's madrigal 'Lamento D'Arianna.' " [More.]; Pg. 96: Beethoven; Pg. 207: "He realized, suddenly, that soupy string music filled his car. Shocked, he ceased thinking and listened. South Pacific, he realized. The song 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out of My Hair.' Eight hundred and nine strings, and not even divided strings...' " [More, pg. 208, 212-213, 221.]; Pg. 213: Mahler Second Symphony [More, pg. 215]; Pg. 214: Mozart; Pg. 221: "Amazing Grace "
music world 2287 Bonanno, Margaret Wander. Probe (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 13. Russian composers: Shostakovich, Prokofiev, Miaskovsky, Strauss, Khachatarurian, Volkonsky [More on these, pg. 13.]; Pg. 13: Salet of Vulcan, Evanston, Penalt; Pg. 46: Beethoven's Seventh, and more about Beethoven here and elsewhere; Pg. 48: Otello; Pg. 50: Mozart; Pg. 100: Mozart's Twenty-third Concerto; Liberace Bernstein; Pg. 125: Steinway [Many refs. to classical music. The novel's characters include musicians, composers and conductors.]

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