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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Bushido/Samurai British Columbia: Vancouver 2000 Faerber, Jay. "X-Men Movie Prequel: Wolverine " in X-Men: Beginnings, Vol. 1. New York: Marvel Comics (2000); pg. 37. "'So I had my friend here flown in to specially deal with your 'protector.' [Wolverine] But since he's no longer in the picture, the Silver Samurai will have to content himself to deal--with you.' " [Silver Samurai appears on pg. 37 to 41, wherein he loses a fight with Wolverine.]
Bushido/Samurai California 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 58. "Hiro did not attend Juanita and Da5id's wedding... He had been found in Golden Gate Park, lovesick, wearing nothing but a thong, taking long pulls from a jumbo bottle of Courvosier and practicing kendo attacks with a genuine samurai sword... "
Bushido/Samurai California: San Francisco 1986 McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. New York: Pocket Books (1986); pg. 121. "'I do not intend to take George and Gracie to Japan,' Spock said. 'I am not from Japan. I have never been to Japan.'

'Oh, yeah? Why are you walking around in that Samurai outfit, then? If you're not from Japan, where are you from?' "

Bushido/Samurai California: San Francisco 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 214. "Or like wood-block prints with legs, thought Trevor when he spied an Usagi Yojimbo samurai rabbit engaged in a chambara sword fight with the Demon Neko cat. "
Bushido/Samurai California: San Francisco 4370 Thatcher, Franklin. "I Am Become Death " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds II (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 225-226. "Like the samurai of old, I would take a ceremonial place in the main hall, amid the dust-covered heroes of the long-dead Federation, open my flesh, and shoot full power into my positronic brain. "
Bushido/Samurai Europe 1984 Farmer, Philip Jose. "A Scarletin Study " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 210-211. "and an archer with a medieval Japanese coiffure and medieval clothes... 'Consider the sheep, the raised section of railway, and the Japanese archer,' Ralph said. 'In English, U is pronounced exactly like the word for the female sheep--ewe. An elevated railway is colloquially an el. The Japanese archer could be a Samurai, but I do not think so. He is a Zen archer. Thus, U, el, and zen or the German city of Uelzen.' "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 1945 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 51. "'...That night, to soothe myself, I hang a ribbon for Japan in my shrine. Then I go to other parts of the library and find books on Japanese history, besides traditional ones I have read in school. My thoughts about the past are clearing. I decide first on nineteenth century, since I had heard a lot about it from my grandfather, who was actual samurai. I learn about Bushido, the warrior's way. Next morning, I go outside library, and nineteenth century is outside door. I go out to live as a traveling priest. That lasts, I think, for many decades...' " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 1992 Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 345. "'I finally figured it out. What you guys [Takisians] remind me of. I thought Renaissance Italy, and Saudi Arabia, and a little samurai stirred in, and there are facets of all that, but mostly you're like the Mafia.' "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2100 Le Guin, Ursula K. "Nine Lives " in Nebula Award Stories Five (James Blish, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1972; 1st ed. 1970; story c. 1969); pg. 56. "Radvid signals cluttered the communicator which Martin was operating, faded, returned as face and voice. The face filled the screen, the nose of an Assyrian king, the eyes of a samurai, skin bronze, eyes the color of iron... "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2100 Willis, Connie. "All My Darling Daughters " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1979); pg. 235. Pg. 235: "'It's samurai-party time without the samurai. Not a bone in sight and no hope of any...' " [Apparently 'samurai' in this story refers to some kind of drug popular at the on-campus parties.]
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2294 David, Peter. The Captain's Daughter (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 19. "He regaled her with incredible stories about far-off spheres. About worlds with time portals, or run by supercomputers, or populated by white rabbits and samurai (although the latter even the gullible Demora had thought sounded somewhat farfetched). "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2328 Reynolds, Alastair. "Galactic North " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 87. "Irravel, Mirsky and Remontoire wore thruster-pack-equipped suits, of the type used for inspections outside the ships, with added armour and weapons. Painted for effect, they looked like mechanized Samurai. "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2350 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 165. "...schoolbooks with tales full of valor, brave death, God-descended history. Women--the nonfighters--are weak; it is the triumph of man that he is built strong, so he can fight and die honorably, with calm precision and no conscious cruelty, but without quarter, without relenting, willing to inflict death on himself should he fail; forever concerned with status in society, face, honor, facing the honor of his ancestors, willing to carry that honor into the future, a vehicle for glorious victory or expunged death, for the honor of the Emperor-God, descendant of the Sun; with the precision of Buddha, like a fierce warrior donning his armor, the armor is history, the sword is faith, the strength is his years of meticulous upbringing in the supremacy of society over self... "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2368 Neason, Rebecca. Guises of the Mind (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 68. [Data:] "'...I spent last night reading the history of the planet Earth, particularly in regard to the development of myth and religion. Although there are many esoteric writings I have yet to cover, I believe I know have a basic working knowledge of the subject. Many cultures worshiped warrior gods and valued warrior abilities. Among the most notable were the Aztecs from an area once known as Central America, the followers of Ba'al in the Middle East, the Celtic members of the Cult of the Head, the followers of the Norse gods Odin and Thor, the Samurai culture of ancient Japan--' "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2368 Wright, Susan. Sins of Commission (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 32. "'Come here, Alexander.' Worf held out a red and black scabbard. 'I brought this for you. It's a replication of a samurai miskazi of the Kamakura period. When you become a warrior, you will receive the long sword.' He pulled out a short sword, almost a meter long in all, with a blade that curved up slightly at the end.

...'This is part of your human ancestry, Alexander. The samurai warriors were a noble caste. They established an elaborate dueling cult--'

'I like the end knob with the swirly parts.' He held the sword up to show his father.

'Alexander!' Worf had to work to restrain himself. 'You must practice the art of silence.' "

Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2371 David, Peter. Triangle: Imzadi II (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 170. "'The thing I remember most about my mother [Tasha Yar] is that she would tell me stories of old Earth . . . especially about the warrior classes. She found the Japanese system of honor to be particularly intriguing, and passed that fascination on to me. At this point in my life, I am what might be referred to as a ronin, a masterless samurai...' "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2375 Shatner, William; Judith Reeves-Stevens & Garfield Reeves-Stevens. Dark Victory (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2000; c. 1999); pg. 25. "Tiberius pointed to three of his samurai. The glittering jeweled slashes of read on the dark suits' chests were symbolic of their blood, which they had sworn to sacrifice in the name of their emperor. 'Take cover by those converters. Let the ghosts cycle through the lock, then kill them all. Except for Kirk.'

The three samurai saluted their emperor and quickly took up their positions by the... " [Much more about these samurai.]

Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2421 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 82. "Yamato's samurai regiments were the fear of Christendom, well drilled, well equipped, and arrogantly certain of their prowess. "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2421 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 1-4. Pg. 1: "Book 1: 20th Year of Kanei/A.D. 2421 "; Pg. 3-4: "YAMATO, one of the twelve Sectors of KNOWN SPACE... Yamato contains many thousands of star systems, hundreds of which are now inhabited... More than sixty systems contain very well developed planets of a billion or more inhabitants... the form of government is a monarchy, headed by the EMPEROR, who is conventionally held to be divine. Although much actual power now resides in the office of SHOGUN "; Book jacket: "Yamato's Shinto ways "; "Now the largest, wealthiest, most powerful sector is Yamato. Ruled by inbred emperors who have re-created a warped Shogunate, Japanese descendants want a universe of bushido dominated by high-tech samurai. "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2422 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 105. "'Firstly, Baron Harumi has one million samurai troops in the Neutral Zone. They cost money to maintain... A million samurai consume a vast amount, Timo...' "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2425 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 278. "'Do you know any who... Deny the purity of bushido? Say that the Way of the Warrior is not virtuous?...' "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 1. "A massive sense of guilt descended over him. The divines had asked the oracle and the oracle had spoken. There was to be a battle after all. A big one. Men would die. Many hundreds. In horrible ways. And was there not a tradition among the samurai of holding and then killing captives in the most barbarous ways?

...There were shouts of banzai, then Hideki Ryuji summoned.. " [Concepts of Bushido and traditional feudal Japanese culture are central to this novel. Refs. throughout, only a few examples in DB.]

Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 10. "'Of course. There is much less honor in killing anonymously, at a distance. The samurai ideal is two closely matched opponents standing two sword-lengths apart, armed only with edged steel.' "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 16. "'...They'll cut your samurai army to butcher's offal if they've got singularity guns!'

...Their helmets turned this way and that like praying mantis heads, sensor clusters trying to penetrate the radio black of their enemies. Samurai troopers' fields lit up visibly as they closed, beams splintered off their bubbles... "

Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 74. "'...They make a virtue of altering status. In the Kanoya City Lease they made a big mistake trying to teach this way to Yamato people.'

'You think so?'

'Do you forget that the samurai Way has been ruling for fifteen hundred years without interruption. The Way has been in us for a long time.'

'Without interruption? What about the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries?'

'It is true that the wearing of swords and other outward signs of samurai status were temporarily banned under the rule of the Emperor Meiji, but this was to concentrate the energies of the people on modernization. You would not deny that during the first half of the twentieth century the Way was strong in Old Japan.' "

Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 74. "'But Japan lost the World War.'

'Do you know that within a few hours of the exploding of the first genshi bomb, a meeting was held in which it was agreed among men of impeccable samurai lineage that the World War would be switched from a military to an economic front. In the decades that followed, Japanese rules adopted what seemed to Amerikans to be democracy. But that was done deliberately to make Old Japan appear more acceptable to her commercial customers. What happened when Old Japan became the dominant world power is history that we both know, Mister Straker. Democracy has always been an obsession confined largely to the Freemason caste of Old Europe and Old America. It is true to say that neither Yamato, nor Old Japan, ever gave any thought to democracy.' "

Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 192. "'Yet it is the Shogun, a mere mortal, who does the controlling.'

'Unlike your President, who is, I believe, a woman.'

'Ah, yes, women. You have no legal powers over them as they do in the Sector of Izlam [Islam], instead all your women are bound to their stations in life by chains of tradition.'

'Perhaps you have not understood us after all. Naturally, the [Bushido] Way is not remotely comprehensible to gaijin.' "

Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 197. "Shingon regarded him distantly, but still the inhuman exercise of control kept his rage in check. 'Ours is a Way that, to outsides, is hard to understand. The rules are built on rock. These are the principles of Jocho's wisdom that support us: First, we say, 'Self-attainment is indispensable!'--the pursuit for Buddhahood is false. Even if I were to die and be reborn seven times I would not want to be anything other than myself. It is essential for a samurai to know who he is. It is essential for a man to contemplate the Void and the nature of the universe. In Amerika no one knows who they are.'

'We know enough to know we're all important people...'

'We say, 'The Way of the samurai is death!'--in a choice between death and life, it is correct to be able to choose death. In the same way that a man who cannot make decisions is not truly a man, so a samurai who cannot decide when to die is not a true samurai. In Amerika everyone wants to live forever.' "

Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 217. "'...We do not talk of a world like the worlds of Yamato. In Hindostan there are no samurai...' "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2634 Forstchen, William R. Action Stations (Wing Commander). New York: Baen (1998); pg. 106. "'You know, Harga, I actually do like you. You remind me of the stories of our old Earth, the samurai of the Tokagawa Shogunate. Trained killers, but killers educated in the arts, music, poetry. I only wish all you Cats were that way...' "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2700 Emerson, Jane. City of Diamond. New York: DAW (1996); pg. 93. "Cyr Vesant put in, 'Your personal gladiator, you might say. A Samurai. A true and gentle knight. A perfect slave.' "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 140. Pg. 140: "...merely pointed out the importance of returning to the scrict Code of the New Bushido. "; Pg. 167: "Meanwhile, Kassad and Moneta and the Shrike could kill all of them without the Ousters realizing that they were under attack.

It was not fair, Kassad realized. It was wrong. It was the ultimate violation of the New Bushido, worse in its way than the wanton destruction of civilians. The essence of honor lay in the moment of combat between equals. "

Bushido/Samurai galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 314. Pg. 314: "General Morpurgo glowers. 'You're talking about the bomb equivalent of a deathwand,' he says. 'It won't work. FORCE researchers have shown that it propagates indefinitely. Besides being dishonorable, against the New Bushido Code, it would wipe out planetary populations as well as the invaders.' "; Pg. 331: "Single combat, though Fedmahn Kassad. The most honorable sacrament in the New Bushido. " [Kassad, apparently an adherent of Bushido, is one of novel's main characters.]
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 3000 Burkett Jr., William R. Blood Lines. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 67. "...the ancient Japanese concept of the Zen robot? The sacred tool f civilization. The samurai's blade, the poet's quill. "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 3039 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 55. "With her new piloting skills, Akima believed she and Ishaq would make a fine living with their freighter, christened the Ronin. In the days of ancient Japan, a samurai without a master was called ronin, an itinerant warrior who could fight for whatever cause he chose. Since her grandmother and Mohammed were both dead, and she and Ishaq were now without a 'master,' the name seemed inappropriate. Akima might even be considered a rogue of sorts. " [Many other refs. to the ship Ronin, not in DB.]
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 3039 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 56. "After her grandmother's death, she had used a curved samurai sword, a wakazashi to cut her silky black hair. Because the wise old woman would no longer be there to brush the long, thick tresses, Akima had vowed always to keep it short. Recently, she had even dyed the two front strands on either side a bright purple in Mohammed's honor--his favorite color. A whole new start. "
Bushido/Samurai galaxy 4600 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 296. "She opened her eyes and raised the cup to the holocube--the one of a laughing Tadeoshi on the Brisbane flight line--and then to the sheathed katana thirty generations of Murakuma samurai had borne. That blade was only in her keeping, to be passed to Nobiki on her thirtieth birthday as Tadeoshi had requested, and her eyes misted as they rested upon it. Then she sipped, and the saki burned down her throat, seeming to evaporate before it ever reached her stomach.

She savored the fiery taste which had come five hundred light-years from the planet Musashi. It was fitting that it should have been bottled on a planet named for Japan's greatest samurai, for she drank it in remembrance of warriors. "

Bushido/Samurai Georgia: Atlanta 2041 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 153. Chapter title: "The Samurai and the Willows "; Pg. 154: "By the Forty-Seven Ronin, she was big. Did she have to standing front of him like that, her shadow and her smell falling on him like the twin knives of... " [Many other refs., not all in DB.]
Bushido/Samurai Georgia: Atlanta 2041 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 159. "* The ancient Japanese caste of the samurai despised poetry as an effeminate activity. Sometimes I view it that way too, especially when I am writing it. A samurai would also despise the sort of introspection I practice in this notebook.

* Maybe not. The great shogun Iyeyasu (1542-1616) attempted a reformation of the habits of the samurai; he encouraged them to develop their appreciation of the arts. Iyeyasu died in the same year that William Shakespear died.

* Witness the example of that 20th century samurai and artist, Yukio Mishima. Can he not be said to be the latter-day embodiment of Iyeyasu's attempts at gentling his nation's warriors? Or was he instead the embodiment of the militarization of the poet?

* Bonsai is the art of shaping seedlings that would grow to full size to an exquisite, miniature environment. Bonsai is also the name of any tree grown by this method. I am an expert at such shaping.
" [More, pg. 159-161.]
Bushido/Samurai Georgia: Atlanta 2041 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 160. "* Yukio Mishima: 'To samurai and homosexual the ugliest vice is femininity. Even though their reasons for it differ, the samurai and the homosexual do not see manliness as instinctive but rather as something gained only from moral effort.'

...* And what of those who are neither warriors nor gayboys? Does it not also require of them moral effort to establish the certainty of their manhood? If so, what regimen must these others undertake?

...* Bushido, seppuku, samurai, bonsai, haiku, geisha. In this catalogue, somewhere amid the tension among its concepts: the answer. How to sort it out? how to sort it out?
Bushido/Samurai Georgia: Atlanta 2041 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 158-159. "this is what, long before moving to level 9, Simon Fowler had written there:

* Bushido is the Way of the Warrior. But our own instinctive bushido has been bred out of us. Most of us have forgotten what horror exists outside the Dome to keep us inside. Whatever it is, we have not fought it.

* Seppuku is ritual suicide, reserved for warriors and those who have earned the right to die with dignity. Hara-kiri (belly cuttting) is a vulgarity; to commit it, and to think of it as belly cutting, one must be either a woman or a losel.

Bushido/Samurai India 1974 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 185. "Takagi waited for the axe to fall, resolving to face his punishment with as much dignity as he could muster. Grisly visions of seppuku, lifted mostly from old samurai movies he saw as a kid, slashed their way across his imagination. "
Bushido/Samurai Japan 1905 Green, Roland J. "Written by the Wind: A Story of the Draka " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 110. "They were still descending faster than Jahn liked, but none of the crew seemed to be worried. Of course, the Japanese were rather casual about suicide, individual or mass, but he could not see the whole Kokutai committing mass seppuku-- " [Other apparent refs. to Bushido in story, not in DB, but none by name.]
Bushido/Samurai Japan 1997 Brin, David. The Postman. New York: Bantam (1985); pg. 231. "
Lost Empire

... In other tracts I have spoken of other types of systems--of the honor of medieval Japan, of the glorious, wild American Indians, and of shining Europe during the period effete scholars today call its 'Dark Age.' "

Bushido/Samurai Japan 2000 Faerber, Jay. "X-Men Movie Prequel: Wolverine " in X-Men: Beginnings, Vol. 1. New York: Marvel Comics (2000); pg. 26. "Somewhere in Japan . . .

'Sir? I say, sir! Master Kohama has called from Vancouver. He requests your services.'

[The Silver Samurai:] 'Excellent. Ready the jet. Oh, and while I'm gone, you'll need to find me some new sparring partners [he just killed his old ones]. You have no idea how difficult it is to get a good workout these days.' "

Bushido/Samurai Luna 2020 Dick, Philip K. Clans of the Alphane Moon. Boston, MA: G.K. Hall (1979; c. 1964); pg. 73. "'According to my theory the several sub-types of mental illness should be functioning on this world as classes somewhat like those of ancient India... The manics would be the warrior class, without fear; one of the highest.'

'Samurai,' Mageboom said. 'As in Japan.'

'Yes.' She nodded. "

Bushido/Samurai Mars 2715 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 134. "If Mars was known for anything in the Worldweb, it was for hunting in the Mariner Valley, Schrauder's Zen Massif in Hellas Basin, and the Olympus Command School. Kassad... as a teenager he felt nothing but contempt for the uniformed cadets who came from every part of the Web to train for FORCE. He joined with his peers in sneering at the New Bushido as a code for faggots, but an ancient vein of honor in the young Kassad's soul secretly resonated to the thought of a samurai class whose life and work revolved around duty, self-respect, and the ultimate value of one's sword. " [Many other refs. to Bushido, most not in DB.]
Bushido/Samurai Metzada 2150 Rosenberg, Joel. Hero. New York: Penguin Books (1990); pg. 187. "This was exceptional, but not in the good sense. Offworlders tend to overplay the influence of Metzada's Nipponese heritage. There had only been a few Bushidists transported to Metzada, along with the Children of Israel, and their influence is more apparent than real: his uncle's epicanthic folds, his brother's name. But sometimes the influence is there. "
Bushido/Samurai Minnesota 1998 Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 176. "He tried to imagine his next move, cast away scenario after scenario until he saw, flickering and tensile, images fast-forward from an old Japanese war movie.

Where, he wondered, would he get a samurai sword? Bayonet? Machete? Or would a chef's knife do? Hara-kiri. He would kneel in the hotel lobby of their honeymoon destination. No, better, in the very hallway just outside their bridal suite. Kneel on a white tablecloth, take out the chef's knife, knock on the door and when they came to answer . . . but then again he'd never liked the word hara-kiri and heard that it was considered vulgar anyway by the Japanese whereas kamikaze, meaning 'divine wind,' was much more fitting for a man whose Whiteheart Beads ancestors had known how to change the weather. Yes, he saw himself crash over their romantic balcony through the sliding glass into their room. The needle nose split their bed in two... Where to get a small plane? "

Bushido/Samurai Missouri: St. Louis 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 39. "'...Now let's get on with your questions about the really important things . . . like how the Draconian Cybernetic Samurai managed to capture the Courageous and its crew when they could scarcely walk, talk, or see in those dustbin costumes they wore!' "
Bushido/Samurai New Jersey 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 46. Pg. 46: "'--the spunky Seppuku Club prexy told police in New Jersey that if they thought they had the right to keep her from offing herself then she had a .38 caliber Israeli Surprise for them--' "; Pg. 91: "The paper printed the report right next to an ad for a Seppuku Club: 'Tired of Pain?' Someone doing layout had a sense of humor. " [Also pg. 247.]
Bushido/Samurai New Marrakech 3039 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 8. "Akima... gritted her teeth, clenched and unclenched her fists, staring at the sharp-edged Japanese ceremonial sword in front of her. She couldn't lose her courage now.

In the lonely night after her grandmother had passed away, Akima had already made the difficult decision--now, the rest was just ritual. Her throat constricted, and her eyes brimmed with moisture, which she quickly brushed away.

'Grandmother is dead,' she reminded herself, looking down at the long, curved wakazashi blade. 'What I do, I do in her memory.' But in the back of her mind, she knew the old woman would not approve of what Akima intended to do. " [More. She cuts her long hair.]

Bushido/Samurai United Kingdom: England 1775 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 242. "She was in the middle of her routine, skirt hiked up between her legs like a Samurai swordsman... "
Bushido/Samurai USA 1947 Waldrop, Howard. "Thirty Minutes Over Broadway! " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 24. "'...Yeah, yeah, a tyrannosaur. Maybe a buncha holdout Jap soldiers. You know. Yeah, maybe even samurai?...' "
Bushido/Samurai USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 205. "'Have you read The Samurai Magnolia yet?' the woman asked.

...'Southern Literature?' said Richard. 'Don't make me puke.' "

Bushido/Samurai world 1942 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 47. "' 'The pilots did well today,' he says. 'It is an honorable fight, and we have sunk many American carriers, many ships. They will never recover from this.' He said it would be best, since the ship wasn't sinking fast enough, that we all go below and commit seppuku. But I am not willing to die. 'I will fight again for the emperor,' I tell him. He becomes angry, but the Captain talks to him, reasons. I am young, able to fight again. So I help them untie themselves, then leave and go down to my bunkroom...' " [Bushido not mentioned by name. Other refs. to WWII-era Japanese soldier honor, not in DB. Main character is a Japanese soldier from WWII.]
Bushido/Samurai world 1973 Ellison, Harlan. "Cold Friend " in Galaxy: Thirty Years of Innovative Science Fiction (Frederik Pohl, ed.) Chicago, IL: Playboy Press (1980; 1st pub Galaxy, Oct. 1973); pg. 334. "Later that day I turned back an attack by a German Stuka that strafed the main street, an attack by a Samurai warrior, an attack by a Moro... "
Bushido/Samurai world 1981 Wolfe, Gene. The Claw of the Conciliator. New York: Timescape Books (1981); pg. 298. "'Appendixes: Social Relationships in the Commonwealth "; "So far as can be determined from the manuscripts, the society of the Commonwealth appears to consist of seven basic groups... The armigers sem much like exultants, though on a lesser scale. Their ame indicates a fighting class, but they do not appear to have monopolized the major roles in the army; no doubt their position could be likened to that of the samurai who served the daimyos of feudal Japan. "
Bushido/Samurai world 2032 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 185. "'...And who's got the expertise in shooting? Us horses.'


'Even better. Samurai.' "

Bushido/Samurai world 2057 Willis, Connie. To Say Nothing of the Dog. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 33. "...try and remember the name of arch-archangels, the ones 'full of eyes round about.' It began with an 'S.' Samurai? No, that was Lady Schrapnell... "
Bushido/Samurai world 2075 Herbert, Frank & Brian Herbert. Man of Two Worlds. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1986); pg. 246. "'What's fugu?'

'You don't know? I assumed everyone knew. The samurai warriors of Japan originated the custom. Fugu is Japanese for the blowfish or pufferfish. We hire licensed Japanese fugu chefs.' "

Bushido/Samurai world 2100 Willis, Connie. "All My Darling Daughters " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984); pg. 87. "'Did you give her something? Samurai? Float? Alcohol?' " ['Samurai' here refers to some kind of controlled substance or drug. Some other refs. to this, not in DB. This story has already been indexed as part of the Future on Fire anthology, edited by Orson Scott Card. For all other refs. from this story, see refs. in DB from that source.]
Bushido/Samurai world 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 198. "Almost all of the other prisoners were still lying as though drugged. But Felice was up, and Basil the Alpine climber, and the two Japanese ronin. " [Other refs. not in DB. See pg. 203, 207, 220, 256.]
Bushido/Samurai world 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 139-140. "Other time-travelers were reacting to their imprisonment according to their individual psychology... Two Japanese ronin, sans swords but otherwise attired in handsome fourteenth-century armor, were playing goban with a decamole board. "
Bushido/Samurai world 2125 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 74. "Mural screens down the corridor showed men at war, Assyrians, Hebrews, Romans, vikings, Moors, knights, samurai, Aztecs... "

Bushido/Samurai, continued


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