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|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||United Kingdom: London||1995||Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 133.||Pg. 133: "Mrs Helen Timmins... Grins in Cheshire-cat fashion, holding her neighbour's hand. "; Pg. 134: "Professor Lawrence Timmins... Grins in Cheshire-cat fashion, holding his neighbour's hand. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||United Kingdom: London||2018||Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 116.||"Appert smiled at him like a Cheshire cat. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||1940||Hubbard, L. Ron. Fear. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1991; c. 1940); pg. 8.||"..attic floor with indifference; Swift, Tennyson, Carroll, Verne, Dumas, Gibbon, Colonel Ingram, Shakespeare, Homer, Khayyam and the unknown creators of myth and legend of all lands had been his advisers and companions and playmates... " [Carroll: author of Alice in Wonderland.]|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||1949||Jackson, Shirley. "Afternoon in Linen " in The Lottery and Other Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1998; first published 1949); pg. 97.||"...Mrs. Lennon, who was the little girl's grandmother, in a white linen dress, and Mrs. Kator's little boy, Howard, in a blue linen shirt and shorts. Like in Alice Through the Looking-Glass, the little girl thought, looking at her grandmother; like the gentleman all dressed in white... "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||1982||Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 231.||"'...Well, you know, this sounds at first rather like the trial scene in Alice in Wonderland...' "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||1985||Knight, Damon. "A Fantasy " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1985); pg. 221.||"...he was wearing a costume like that of the Messenger in Through the Looking-Glass: that is, tunic, tabard, tights, and a close-fitting hood... " [More.]|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||1989||Willis, Connie. "At the Rialto " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1989); pg. 433.||[Author's introduction.] "...the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland... "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||1991||McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 573.||"She knows Vincent Price and Peter Cushing, the films of Hammer... But she knows Alice through the looking glass, too, and... "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||1993||Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 320.||"Hey, great, sends Jeremy, adding he image of a Cheshire cat's grin... "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||1995||Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 49.||Pg. 63: "He nodded. 'She still thinks she's a spy and her code name is White Rabbit. White Rabbit, Alice in Wonderland, so she's looking to go down the rabbit hole I guess...' "; Pg. 64: "With it, hooked to the subject and to the Looking Glass device, it would allow a subject, or as many as might be networked to the single Looking Glass device, to alter or create a variance or a series of variances in the base reality. "; Pg. 124: "...but I couldn't remember much of anything beyond the Walt Disney videotape. I wasn't even sure I actually ever had read it--not Through the Looking-Glass, anyway. Alice, yeah, at some point. . . . " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 122-124, 132-135. 178-180, 223, 226, 280, etc.]|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||1996||Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 32.||"If unpredictable turbulence has become a real, constant factor in traffic, then all the maps and clocks are broken (like the Mad Hatter's butter-clogged watch!) and you can only make a hazy guess about how far it might be from one point to another. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||2020||Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 251.|| "'Wait until he sits in on some meetings,' said Finnerty. 'They're like something out of Alice in Wonderland, Paul.'
'All meetings are,' said Lasher... "
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||2030||Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; c. 1953); pg. 93.||"They were like a monstrous crystal chandelier tinkling in a thousand chimes, he saw their Cheshire Cat smiles burning through the walls of the house... "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||USA||2053||Rucker, Rudy. Freeware. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 195.||"He got Yoke and Joke to read Alice' Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||Utah: Beaver County||2010||Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 58.||"A Cheshire grin split the face wide. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||Washington, D.C.||1995||Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 28.|| "Why is a raven like a writing desk?
It was the Mad Hatter's question to Alice, of course. I knew it because I had directed a children's production of the play at home that summer. " [More.]
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1972||Heidenry, John. "The Counterpoint of View " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 4.||"...the clear optic exchanged for (as in Lewis Carroll) the looking glass and jabberwocky. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1973||Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 248.||Pg. 248: "Black holes may be entrances to Wonderland. But are there Alices or white rabbits? "; Pg. 263: Chapter 39, entitled "Starfolk: The Cosmic Cheshire Cats "; "They are called 'black holes.' They are beasts akin to the smile on the Cheshire cat. They are enormous stars that have winked out but are still there. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1981||Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 511.||[Epigraph] "'I want a clean cup,' the Hatter interrupted. 'Everyone move one place.'
--Alice in Wonderland "
[Also, note that one of the main characters in the novel is named 'Alice,' which may or may not be an allusion to the Lewis Carroll classic.]
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1981||Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 811.||"In the meantime, the silly chess game between Willi and his host progressed like some surreal scene expurgated from the original Alice in Wonderland. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1982||Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 270.||"It was as if his tall form had disappeared, like the White Rabbit, into a hole in the ground. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1987||Carver, Jeffrey A. The Rapture Effect. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 363.||Epigraph by Lewis Carroll|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1987||Carver, Jeffrey A. The Rapture Effect. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 363.||[Epigraph] "Will you, won't you, will you, won't you, will you join the dance?
--Lewis Carroll "
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1987||Zelazny, Roger. Sign of Chaos. New York: Arbor House (1987); pg. 1.||Pg. 1: "I felt vaguely uneasy, though I couldn't say why. It did not seem all that unusual to be drinking with a White Rabbit, a short guy who resembled Bertrand Russell, a grinning Cat, and my old friend Luke Raynard, who was singing in Irish ballads while a peculiar landscape shifted from mural to reality at his back. Well, I was impressed by the huge blue Caterpillar smoking the hookah atop the giant mushroom because I know how hard it is to keep a water pipe lit. Still, that wasn't it. It was a convivial scene, and Luke was known to keep pretty strange company on occasion. So why should I feel uneasy? "; Pg. 9: "Tweedledum, Tweedledee, the Dodo, and the Frog began packing their instruments... the White Rabbit beat it down a hole to the rear... " [Other refs., not in DB., incl. pg. 2-5, etc. The Cat appears to be a major character.]|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1987||Zelazny, Roger. Sign of Chaos. New York: Arbor House (1987); pg. 64.||"I went on for a long while then, partly because I had to stop and summarize Lewis Carroll. I also had to promise her the loan of one of the Thari editions of Alice from the Amber library. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1992||Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992)||[Epigraph. The title of this novel is taken from this passage.] "'Who are you?' the Caterpillar said . . . 'I can't explain myself, I'm afraid, sir,' said Alice, 'because I'm not myself, you see.'
--Alice's Adventures in Wonderland "
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1992||Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 257.||"It made him nervous staring at those serene faces. As if they might wake up and start screaming imposter, burglar, thief, like in Alice in Wonderland. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1992||Tepper, Sheri S. Sideshow. New York: Bantam (1993; c. 1992); pg. 33.|| "One night, while she was reading Alice in Wonderland, a new edition, with many colored pictures, Bertan broke into the story to ask, 'Do you have to read girls' stories all the time.'
'It isn't a girl's story' Marla said in surprise. 'It's a classic. Alice could just as well be a little boy.'
'She could not. She's all the time crying and talking to herself and doing stupid stuff.'
'Well, she has to talk to herself,' Nela objected. 'There's nobody else there for her to talk to.' " [More, pg. 34.]
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1994||Willis, Connie. Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. xv.||[Frontispiece] "Alice laughed. 'There's no use trying,' she said: 'One can't believe impossible things.'
'I daresay you haven't had much practice,' said the Queen. 'When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.'
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1995||Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 1.||[Many refs. to Alice in Wonderland and related Lewis Carroll works throughout novel. The title of the book itself, as well as all the chapter titles, are references to Alice in Wonderland. Most refs. not in DB.] Prologue title: Pg. 1: "Rabbit Hole Number Six "; Pg. 10: Chapter 1 title: "The Caterpillar's Question "; Pg. 36: Ch. 2: "'Who Are You?' Asked the Caterpillar "; Pg. 57: Ch. 3: "Waltzing to a Neutral Wonderland "; Pg. 112: Ch. 5: "Through the Looking-Glass, Darkly "; Pg. 163: Ch. 7: "Jay Jay Momrath and the Outgrabes "; Pg. 188: Ch. 8: "Of Boojums and Beasties and Things that Go Twonk "; Pg. 209: Ch. 9: "The Walrus and the Carpenters "; Pg. 235: Ch. 10: "Mad Hatter and March Hare "; Pg. 255: Ch. 11: "Green Queen and Red Duchess "; Pg. 284: Ch. 12: "Rats in a Rabbit Hole "; Pg. 308: Ch. 13: "Curiouser and Curiouser "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||1996||Bradbury, Ray. "Exchange " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 214.|| "'The summer of 1930, when you were, what? ten, you read all of these in one week.'
'Oz? Dorothy? The Wizard? Oh, yes.'
She placed still others nearby. 'Alice in Wonderland. Through the Looking-Glass. A month later you reborrowed both...' "
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||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. 95.||"...by treating the Bomb as a kind of global magic potion that can shift our world into a Wonderland embellished with strange beasts and allegorical mutants. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2000||Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 67.||"There are human tribes whose members never smile. Here are others who smile when they are angry. CF Dodgson's Cheshire Cat. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2000||Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 314.||"In her mid-twenties, The White Rabbit was an attractive woman who looked more like a disgruntled Playboy Bunny than a super-villain, dressed in white go-go boots and a one-piece bathing suite, over which were worn the sort of plaid vest, gold pocketwatch, and blue velvet waistcoat that might have attired her anthropomorphic namesake in the classic story Alice in Wonderland; a ridiculous pair of artificial bunny ears protruded from her shoulder-length hair; and a fluffy tail was sewn into the back of her swimsuit, just above her posterior. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2005||Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 106.||"'...Every man, they said, must face reality. Must face the Here and Now! Everything that was not so must go. All the beautiful literary lies... So they lined them up against a library wall out Sunday morning thirty years ago, in 1975... The Beanstalk died in a bramble of red tape!... And they made Alice drink something from a bottle which reduced her to a size where she could no longer cry 'Curiouser and curiouser,' and they gave the Looking glass one hammer blow to smash it and every Red King and Oyster away!' "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2012||Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 111.|| "'...But I'm ashamed to say I've never read Alice. The nearest American equivalent is The Wizard of Oz.'
'I've read that too, but Dodgson--Caroll--is much better. How he would have loved this!' "
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2015||Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 341.||"leaving behind a neon trail of smile like the Cheshire cat on LSD. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2017||Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 436.||"He'd built up his courage to blow himself to bits once today already, and his reward had been this, this Alice in Wonderland bullsh--. Could he go through with it again? "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2024||Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 52.||"'Show me the profit,' Li said, Mui nodding his Tweedledum agreement. "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2039||Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 178.||Pg. 178: "'The White Queen,' she said, 'is the character invented by Charles Dodgson, a nineteenth-century mathematician who was intrigued by nonsense theory. You may have seen an anime. The White Queen's peculiarity is that she screams before she's hurt. To save time.'
'Thanks. I'm familiar with the works of Lewis Carroll.' ";
Pg. 223: "I started the royal character names. Of course, that appealed to me. Braemar was the one who brought in the Lewis Carroll references. We have been known around for much longer than any wire-tapper knows. "; Pg. 225: "'You're the White Queen: Who's the Red Queen?' "
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||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..., who could not possibly have existed in the real world. But what was one to make of Robin Hood and Tarzan and Christ...? "|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2199||Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Rama II. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 338.|| "'the time has come--'
'The walrus said, to speak of many things.' "
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2200||Knight, Damon. "Don't Live in the Past " in Turning On. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1966; c. 1951); pg. 138.||Tweedledums (also pg. 147, 159)|
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2230||Asimov, Isaac & Robert Silverberg. The Positronic Man. New York: Doubleday (1992); pg. 179.|| "'...You know, when I was a little boy my grandmother used to read a book to me, an ancient book that I guess has been completely forgotten by now, a book called Alice in Wonderland. About a little girl three or four hundred years ago who follows a rabbit down a hole and lands in a world where everything is completely absurd, except no one knows it's absurd so they all take it terribly seriously. This is like something right out of that book. Or the sequel. Alvin in Wonderland, I could call it. Although I think there already is a sequel, actually.' Magdescu was speaking very rapidly now, almost wildly. 'Should I take this seriously, this set of upgrade schematics? It's all a joke, isn't it?'
'No. Not at all.'
'No. I am quite serious, I assure you...' "
|science fiction - Alice in Wonderland||world||2250||Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 414.|| "'...I just sold another article.'
'To Virtropolis under the Alice Looking-Glass nom de plume. It's about a new tee-shirt fad.' "
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||Africa||2018||Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 222.||"It's like a bloody 'Arabian Nights,' Baker thought, brought up-to-date by this daffy giant gook. Temujin, he calls himself. A gay egomaniac. Mad as a hatter. No, two hatters, considering the blooming size of him. "|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||Cameroon||1966||Ballard, J. G. The Crystal World. New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux (1966); pg. 97.||"...and the ornate Persian patterns swam below the surface like the floor of some perfumed pool in the Arabian Nights. "|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||France||2036||Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 97.|| "In the meantime, she was getting along famously with 'Sinbad,' which was the private name she had given her tattoo. After all, he (it was definitely a he, it had strong male energy) had appeared out of nowhere, like his storybook namesake venturing out on one of his many Arabian Nights voyages.
Sinbad was still nestled between her breasts. He'd been there for a while... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||galaxy||1975||Jones, Raymond F. Renegades of Time. Don Mills, Ontario: Laser Books/Harlequin (1975); pg. 81.||"The room to which they came was large and magnificent in contrast to the plainness of all they had seen so far. The wall hangings and the floor covering were of luxurious fabric that gave the Earthmen the impression of a palace room out of the Arabian Nights. "|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||galaxy||1992||Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 114.||"The object was a huge tent that looked like one of those he'd seen in Arabian Nights movies. Caliph Haroun al-Rashid's or Aladdin's. It was scarlet with strange green, yellow, black, and white symbols on it, with a wide entrance over which she drapes fell, with symbol-bearing flags fluttering in a light breeze. " [More.]|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||galaxy||2368||Ferguson, Brad. The Last Stand (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 124.|| "'Pinocchio had friends, though,' Worf said.
'Yes, and Aladdin needed exactly that kind of friend to patrol his harem, too,' Troi said with a studied contempt. 'Pinocchio called all the shots, believe me.' "
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||galaxy||2370||ab Hugh, Dafydd. Balance of Power (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 81.||"'But anon, the Philosopher's Stone! The sacred alchemy, the marriage of heaven and hell . . . bring me out my Djinn lamp!' " [More about Djinn, pg. 82.]|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||galaxy||2374||Vornholt, John. Gemworld: Book Two (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 110.||"Captain Picard gazed out the window at a sight that might have inspired Scheherazade and the authors of One Thousand and One Arabian Nights. The sky between two immense yellow prisms was dotted with what appeared to be flying carpets, undulating in the breeze... "|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||galaxy||2981||Anthony, Piers. Blue Adept. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 315.|| "'The Computer established the script... This one was based on a tale of the Arabian Nights, 'The Afreet's Beauty Contest.' Citizens tended to favor Arabian motifs, associated with the presumed opulence of ninth- and twentieth-century Arabian culture.
Stile had the role of Kamar Al Zaman, a bachelor prince, and Red the part of Princess Budur, Moon of Moons. Stile was not familiar with this particular story, but had a foreboding about it. These Arabian tales could get pretty fundamental. This one was obviously a romance, and the last thing he could stomach was a Game of Love with the enemy he had sworn to destroy. But there was no clean way out, now. " [Much more material along these lines, pg. 315-327.]
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||galaxy||3099||Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 400.||"Mashhad was a strange mixture of modern city and bazaar from The Thousand and One Nights, a wonderful series of stories Grandam used to tell me... "|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||Middle East||1366 C.E.||Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon and the Djinn. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 433.||[As the title alludes to, this novel's central plot element is the series main character (Sir James Eckert, the brave Dragon Knight) a conflict with a legendary Djinn, or genie, from Arabian Nights lore. The cover blurb reads: "Arabian Night vs. Dragon Knight! "; Cover jacket: "Sir James Eckert--the brave Dragon Knight--is promised a simple quest. Sir Brian Neville-Smythe asks that Jim accompany him to the Holy Land in search of his betrothed's long-lost father--for only with the old man's consent can Sir Brian wed his beloved. But the Holy Land holds more than any of them bargained for. Full of pirates, sea giants, and the legendary Djinn, this 'simple quest' is about to become the most dangerous odyssey the Dragon Knight has ever undertaken. For the Djinn hold ore power over good and evil than even the most powerful magicians. Including Sir James himself. . . " [Refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||Middle East||1366 C.E.||Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon and the Djinn. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 190.||"Suddenly, it was as if they had stepped back into a palace out of the Arabian Nights. " [Thus begins the section of the novel with the most concentrated Arabian Nights imagery, not in DB.]|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||Middle East||2050||Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 204.|| "'I think maybe we need another kind of magician--someone more, I don't know, eastern. Let's go back and try the Middle East.'
'Like the Arabian Nights?'
'Something like that, updated about three thousand years. Think of munitions factories, synthetic fabric plants, solar-powered palaces and cars and capped-off oil wells. Think of women in veils, men wearing headcloths and robes, sand, palm trees, camels...' " [More.]
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||New York: New York City||1988||Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 91.||"Brennan looked around. They were the only people in the room, which looked like something out of an Arabian Nights' fantasy. There were rich, colorful carpets on the floor, and brocaded silk tapestries, half of them featuring maidens, half featuring slim young men in Grecian outfits... There were numerous sculptures in a similar vein scattered around the room on delicate, expensive furniture, and the bed was canopied, with silk and velvet cushions, and throw pillows scattered around. "|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||Saudi Arabia||2100||Lawson, Chris. "Written in Blood " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 207.||"That night, our pilgrims made a fire and gathered around to hear father talk... The scene was like a great theater from the Arabian Nights. "|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||Solar System||3001||Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 79.||"He was not surprised that the ever-changing landscapes below them were straight out of legend. Ali Baba had waved angrily at them, as they overtook his flying carpet, shouting, 'Can't you see where you're going!' Yet he must be a long way from Baghdad, because the dreaming spires over which they now circled could only be Oxford. "|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||Transylvania||1897||Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 31.||"It was by this time close to morning, and we went to bed. (Mem., this diary seems horribly like the beginning of the 'Arabian Nights,' for everything has to break off at cockcrow--or like the ghost of Hamlet's father.) "|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||Vietnam||1980||Dick, Philip K. "Faith of Our Fathers " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1967); pg. 365.||Baha ad-Din Zuhayr; Thousand and One Nights|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||Virginia||2025||Swanwick, Michael & William Gibson. "Dogfight " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 51.||"But the food she magicked up . . . Gouda cheese and tinned beef and honest-to-God greenhouse wheat wafers . . . was straight out of the Arabian Nights. "|
|science fiction - Arabian Nights||Washington, D.C.||1999||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 165.||"He was there, all right. He was practically Superman. As long as he had that rock, which was like some hypnotic version of Aladdin's magic lamp. Only my wish is your command. [Arabian Nights]|
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