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|Teutonic paganism||world||1995||Scholz, Carter. "Radiance " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 225.||"Dietz continued to study the paper. --These are Baldur anti-satellite missiles in a smaller package. "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||1996||Bradbury, Ray. "Exchange " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 214.||"'...Here's more you read a dozen times. Greek myths, Roman, Egyptian. Norse myths, Chinese...' "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||1996||Friedman, Michael Jan. Kahless (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. vii.|| "Acknowledgments
In some ways, Kahless is a homecoming for me. You see, before I began writing Star Trek novels almost ten years ago, I broke into the field with a bunch of heroic fantasy novels.
Most of them were based on Norse mythology, my personal favorite... "
|Teutonic paganism||world||1997||Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 142.||"'...The destruction of the One World sent energy spilling in all directions into the Universe... scattered through the cosmos. It planted seeds, so that mortals who evolved there were invested with the power of the old gods and rose themselves to godhead. Here on Earth it struck in many places and spawned the gods of Olympus, the Norse gods, the Aztec and other gods. All much more than mortal, all touched by something we might call divine.' "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||1997||Byrne, John. Wonder Woman: Gods and Goddesses. Rocklin, CA: Prima Publishing (1997); pg. 192.||"'...And I suppose, from what she has told you, you will have deduced that there are other gods who are just as real as we--Odin, for instance. Thor. Balder. Loki. These I have met...' "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||1998||DeFalco, Tom & Adam-Troy Castro. X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow Book 2: The Present. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 277.||"...people like Hercules, the Smithville Thunderbolt, Silver Sable, and the Valkyrie. "|
|Teutonic paganism||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. 28.||"...and in Donnelley's successful hoax, Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel (1883), which explains how a long-ago comet had almost collided with the Earth, sinking Atlantis... " [Also pg. 167.]|
|Teutonic paganism||world||1999||Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 307.||"The ancient Norse spoke of all that existed divided into three realms: Asgard, Midgard, and Niflheim. One should think of them arranged like cartwheels, atop each other, spinning beneath and overshadowed by the timeless ash tree, Yggdrasil. This is the guardian tree, the tree of life, with roots reaching into the three realms. Yggdrasil is indestructible, is said will survive the final cataclysm, Ragnarok... " [More, pg. 307-313, 330-333, 340, more.]|
|Teutonic paganism||world||1999||Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 309.||"Asgard, still the home of the gods, had grown to encompass all the shimmering towers of Babel ruled by latter-day magic, called logical positivism. The gods had faces and voices: American, European, Asian, African, the masters and mistresses of a bountiful harvest. Their politics did not signify, capitalist to socialist to nihilism; their religion did not signify, humanism to mysticism to atheism. There was no single Odin, instead a thousand thousand of terrible ones... "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2000||Cox, Greg. X-Men & the Avengers: Gamma Quest: Book 3: Friend or Foe?. New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 57.|| "...but the Beast figured that any combat simulation designed to test the mettle of the mighty Thor, Norse god of thunder and the Avengers' premiere powerhouse, might give an imitation Hulk a run for its money. 'Let's ragnarok-and-roll!' he declared, starting the program with a press of his finger...
The genuine God of Thunder, he surmised, might be able to disrupt the force field by summoning a bolt of lightning with his mystic hammer, then miraculously part the sea of goo with a heaven-sent gale; how fortuitously convenient it was that the phony Hulk lacked any such divine prerogatives. "
|Teutonic paganism||world||2000||Cox, Greg. X-Men & the Avengers: Gamma Quest: Book 3: Friend or Foe?. New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 102.||"Even though the quinjet had been designed to accommodate the likes of Hercules and Thor, he [the Hulk] still had to hunch over... "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2000||Cox, Greg. X-Men & the Avengers: Gamma Quest: Book 3: Friend or Foe?. New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 169.||[Beast thinking] "But, my oh my, where is the Mighty Thor when we need him? "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2000||Davis, Alan. "Do Unto Others " [originally printed in X-Men No. 95] in The Astonishing X-Men: Deathwish (Polly Watson, ed.) New York: Marvel Comics (2000; c. 2000); pg. 158.||"In his day, Piotr Nikolievitch Rasputin has faced and fought some of the most powerful denizens known to this world, among them the Thing and the Asgardian god of thunder, Thor. "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2000||Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 36.||"Her strength was as impressive as her temper was short--each fearful to behold, especially in the heat of battle, when her bloodlust would often build to such levels that she would become possessed by what in Norse legend was called a 'berserker rage': a mindless, relentless, savage attack that would not end until the last of her enemies had been eliminated... "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2000||Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 196.||"'The brother/sister act in the matching costumes,' Scott explained to Carol, 'call themselves 'Fenris,' after the wolf in Norse mythology. They're mutants, with an ability to generate concussive blasts.' " [Some other refs. to the Fenris characters, not in DB.]|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2002||Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 4, pg. 3.||Tony Stark/Iron Man, talking to Larry King on King's CNN show: "Well, in response to your first point; getting people to sign up for the most dangerous job in the world is always going to be a challenge, Larry. That said, we are talking to the Norse God Thor, and Hank Pym is already working on a unique artificial intelligence with a variety of extra-normal abilities. "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2008||McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 181.||Pg. 181: "The Kraken. The Midgard serpent. The sea gods and mermaids and treacherous she-spirits of the ocean. The thing that lives in the sea. "; Pg. 227: "'Old newshounds never die, he'll say. He wouldn't refuse his most faithful reporter and best buddy the chance to ride into pissed old hacks' Valhalla...' "; Pg. 297: Valkyrie|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2010||Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 202.||"'...If I'm coming back from the gutter to join the merrymaking on the eve of Ragnarok I might as well go the whole hog...' "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2010||Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 263.||"Approaching them, the helpless stupid Odysseus of the twenty-first century, who must also be Odin blind in one eye so as not to let his right hand know what his left was doing. Odinzeus, wielder of thunderbolts, how could he aim correctly without parallax? "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2015||Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 30.||"It gave her a bitter satisfaction that Spike should sound as casually confident as might Odin surveying the Nine Worlds from Hlithskjalf tower in Asgard, yet that he knew no more of where they now were than did she... "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2015||Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 53.||"The music, what there was of it, had a galloping, surging rhythm. After a moment Paul recognized Wagner's 'The Ride of the Valkyries,' sounding, out here in the great open, as if it were played by an orchestra of mice. "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2015||Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 201.|| "'You look like a Valkyrie, Margo,' Hunter said...
She drew the gray pistol from under the blanket and held it high on her chest, so that it gleamed in the cigarette's brief glow. 'I feel like one,' she whispered happily...
'Yes,' Hunter said, 'you look like avestal Valkyrie guarding the sacred flame of the weapon.'....
'It's made you beautiful,' he said... 'More beautiful. Beautiful Valkyrie vestal.' "; Pg. 203: "'...Besides, I know... the awakened gold-haired Valkyrie, and I'm crazier than they are...' "; Pg. 204: "'...is some day going to carry our young Valkyrie away to his grim castle in the Land of Higher Mathematics...' "
|Teutonic paganism||world||2039||Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 170.||Pg. 170: "Johnny would meet the Ride of the Valkyrie as he came up the stairs, and find Elmer Fudd in his Siegfried helmet chasing Bugs around the drawing room walls. "; Pg. 266: "...quickly hopped back to the Valkyrie.
'As bad as that? Not even Patti Smith? I thought you didn't like Wagner.' "
|Teutonic paganism||world||2050||Aldiss, Brian W. Helliconia Winter. New York: Atheneum (1985); pg. 98.||"The concept of 'terrorist nation' dominated the mid-century... Yet, contrary to gloomy expectations, that ultimate Valhalla, nuclear war, was never resorted to. "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2050||Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 198.||"'...I'd always assumed they'd gotten tired of human life and gone to the Summer Country, Heaven, Paradise, Nirvana, Valhalla, whatever...' "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2050||Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 95.||"'...So we have the Sumerian Enki, the Greek Prometheus and Hermes, Norse Loki, and so on... Trickster/Technologist is just one of the universals...' "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2075||Anderson, Poul. "Scarecrow " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 342.||"'...Traditions like that had meaning once... A scarecrow was--it must have been--Osiris, Adonis, Kupala, Frey, the god of the land and its increase, holding off the evil spirits...' "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2075||Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 25.||"Further along they saw the Norse Goddess Hel, daughter of Loki, in her domain beneath the roots of the Great World Tree. Now it was clear to Brother Paul how heavily Dante had borrowed from Norse mythology to fashion his vision of the Christian Hell. Indeed, it was evident that Christianity itself had incorporated great chunks of Teutonic legend. "|
|Teutonic paganism||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. 30.||"...he had screamed, fighting drunk at the Valhalla Feast. "|
|Teutonic paganism||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. 214.||"The mountains looked to be as high as the spine of the Himalaya or even the Hlithskjalf Massif on Asgard. "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2150||Dickson, Gordon R. The Magnificent Wilf. New York: Baen (1995)
; pg. 18.
| "'...didn't she have a second name as well?'
'Yes sir. Thorsdatter--her maiden name. It's Scandinavian in origin. Thor was the Norse God of War; and 'datter' would mean she's his daughter.'
'Is that so?' said Domango. 'You mean her own family gave her that name originally? A rather powerful name, isn't it?'
'Yes. But it fits her. Small, but unstoppable.' "
|Teutonic paganism||world||2160||Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 288.||"He drifted into wilder fantasies. What was the name of the bridge into Valhalla, across which the heroes of the Norse legends passed from this world to the next? He could not remember, but it was a glorious dream. "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2166||Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 629.||"All in all, Grandpa' face is Odin's as he returns from the Well of Mimir, wondering if he paid too great a price. "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2187||Wolverton, Dave. "On My Way to Paradise " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 413.||"I didn't remember leaving the door open. I reached down and picked up the rifle, turned it on as Wagner's 'Ride of the Valkyries' started on the radio, and leapt in front of the stairwell and fired. "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2250||Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 464.||"'Where's the local equivalent of Mount Olympus or Valhalla or wherever the gods hang their hats when they're at home?' "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||2377||David, Peter. Being Human (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 138.||Pg. 138: "'And you formed the basis for Greco-Roman myths?'
'More than that, actually, my dear captain. My beloved brother was actually somewhat modest. Greek, Roman, Egyptian, Norse . . . our people, my people, were the basis for all of them. Some even 'played' multiple roles. For instance, we have one among our number: Loki. Perhaps you have heard of him.'
Soleta nodded. 'A giant and a shapeshifter in Norse mythology. Associated with trickery.'
'Yes. Except the frozen north truly was frozen, and Loki enjoyed getting away from that territory during the height of winter. So at those times he would roam the American West. There he became known as the coyote god. He adopted other personas in other regions...' "; Pg. 142: "'I opted to go on. As did Ra, Anubis, Thor, Loki, Baldur . . . and some . . . others . . .' "
|Teutonic paganism||world||3000||Hubbard, L. Ron. Battlefield Earth. New York: St. Martin's Press (1982); pg. 296.||Pg. 296-297, 319, 386, 391, 635, elsewhere: a character named 'Thor'|
|Teutonic paganism||world||3043||Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 16.||"Akima checked the warp core readout again as the Valkyrie approached Tau-14... A ship like the Valkyrie was more complex than most. No less than three drive systems were needed... " [Many refs. to this ship throughout novel. It is the main ship used by the characters. Other refs. not in DB.]|
|Teutonic paganism||world||3417||Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 166.||"'...But Jahweh and Allah and Buddha... and Woden and Thor and Zeus and Ceres and Ishtar and the Living Mantra and Jumala and Vishnu and--' "|
|Teutonic paganism||world||3417||Farmer, Philip Jose. Dayworld Rebel. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1987); pg. 206.||"...neckchains holding the dozen or so religious symbols. The crucifix, star of David, crescent, Thor's hammer, voodoo idol, and other figures... "|
|Thai||Albania||2030||McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 286.||[In Skanderbeg Square, Tirana] "People are promenading around the big square in the welcome coolness... and their radios send up a mix of polka tunes, opera and Thai pop. "|
|Thai||Brazil||2045||Wilson, Robert Charles. Memory Wire. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 147.||"A Thai taxiboat driver led Oberg to the empty studio... "|
|Thai||California||1985||Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 166.||Pg. 166: "Little wonder that refugees from Southeast Asia swarmed to settle near the center of this action. They settled by the thousands, and many small restaurants along tacky Santa Clara Street near San Jose State University no longer sold tacos of scallopini. Now their signs were unreadable and unpronounceable to most Occidentals, the fare mysterious and spiced to please the palate of a Vietnamese, a Cambodian, a Thai. "; pg. 168: "Sukree Sirikul, the Thai, had begun by challenging Willy in a martial arts class. Sirikul's parent had emigrated with money and pull... " [Many other refs, including at least one significant Thai character.]|
|Thai||California: Los Angeles||2047||Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. New York: Warner Books (1994; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 90.||"Pulling into a high broad entryway Martin leaned forward gazing at brick steps and brass rails leading up to a broad glass and wood door, stained woodwork or white painted woodwork , screaming from forests decades ago; here perhaps Brazil or Honduras, there Thailand or Luzon, woodflesh felled by great mechanical jaws... "|
|Thai||Canada||2000||Quan, Andy. "Hair " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 316.||"People would ask me if I was Japanese, Filipino, Thai. "|
|Thai||galaxy||2200||Silverberg, Robert. Starborne. New York: Bantam (1997; co. 1996); pg. 21.||"messy societies of the Industrial and immediately Post-Industrial epochs. In the cosmic scheme of things it no longer counted for very much that one person might like to think of himself as a Finn and another a Turk, or a German or a Brit or a Thai or a Swede, nor was it... "|
|Thai||Massachusetts: Boston||2040||Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 331.||"The North End of Boston had once been an Italian preserve, but over the decades it had evolved into Little Asia. Vietnamese, Malay, Thai, Indian and a dozen varieties of Chinese now occupied the narrow twisting streets where once... "|
|Thai||New Bangkok||3043||Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 163.|| "Cale walked with Akima throughout the drifter colony marketplace. The colony, called New Bangkok, was a study in contrasts, and the marketplace fit right in. Tables and stalls that wouldn't have been out of place in a medieval village stood on top of pitted plasteel, right next to emergency life-support stations. The stations looked exactly like the kind found on Tau-14, bubbles to run to in the event of a hull breach.
Which might be likely on a hulk like New Bangkok; like most drifter colonies, it was made up of hundreds of ships that had come from Earth and then been assembled... "; Pg. 164: "He hadn't seen more than a handful of nonhumans since they'd entered the station airlock.
We're the majority here. "
|Thai||New Bangkok||3043||Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 170.||"Cale's opinion of humans on New Bangkok continued to rise after Korso and Preed fled with the ship... An old woman who looked to be Asian, something Akima had said she was, indicated a large round table ahead of them... "|
|Thai||New Bangkok||3043||Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 173.||Pg. 173: "So he'd waited next to Akima. To his surprise, after only an hour or so, the woman had returned with a man who'd said he was the mayor of the oldest section of New Bangkok, the original ship collection. "; Pg. 189: "The place the humans called New Bangkok. " [Also pg. 190, 202.]|
|Thai||New York: New York City||1940||Barnes, Steven. Far Beyond the Stars (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 100.||[World' Fair] "But the inside of the Hall of Nations was tasteful, if rather quiet. There was an exhibit from Yugoslavia, one from Panama, and another from Siam. "|
|Thai||New York: New York City||1987||Zelazny, Roger. "Concerto for Siren and Serotonin " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 177.||"'Hell, yes. I've even done huilca. You ever try pituri? Now that's some good sh--. Routine's a little mess, though. Learned it from an abo. How's about kratom? Comes out of Thailand--' "|
|Thai||New York: New York City||1987||Zelazny, Roger. "Concerto for Siren and Serotonin " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 178.|| "'What the hell's feng shui?' the man said.
'Ask any of these guys,' Croyd said, gesturing broadly. 'Especially, though, ask Danny Mao. It's the way energy circulates in the world, and sometimes it gets you in a tricky bind. Lady from Thailand told me about it once...' "
|Thai||New York: New York City||1999||Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 17.||Pg. 17: Bangkok; Pg. 198: The King and I|
|Thai||New York: New York City||2150||McHugh, Maureen F. China Mountain Zhang. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 30.||Pg. 30: "...I run down to the little Thai place (The Ruby Kitchen) and get takeout noodles and fried chicken. "; Pg. 67: "I go into the little restaurant. It is run by Thais, which surprises me, although I guess there are Thai restaurants everywhere. I order Thai-Moo Shu, and it comes, pork and cabbage in a spicy coconut sauce, wrapped up in a pancake. " [More, pg. 67-68.]|
|Thai||Thailand||1400 C.E.||Goldman, William. The Princess Bride. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1973); pg. 143.||"They tried the Orient. The jujitsu champion of Korea. The karate champion of Siam. The kung fu champion of all India. "|
|Thai||Thailand||1698||Weis, Margaret (ed.) Testament of the Dragon. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 104.||[Note on a map showing "The travels of Sir Justinian ":] "Republic of Siam: Destruction of Drokpa Satrap. Summer, 1698. "|
|Thai||Thailand||1959||Dick, Philip K. "Explorers We " in I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985; c. 1959); pg. 35.||"'That's not even the United States. We're looking at it upside down. That's Siam.' " [Looking at the Earth from space.]|
|Thai||Thailand||1980||Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 10.||"Sarah Lang and her young daughter Lana came to the Kent farm for Thanksgiving dinner because Professor Martin Lang was off in Yucatan or the Sinai Desert or Thailand or somewhere on one of his archaeological digs. "|
|Thai||Thailand||1980||Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 55.||"The head of state of Laos charged that the Prime Minister of Thailand was responsible for an outbreak in Laos of cholera, and the Laotian intended to put the Prime Minister on trial in abstentia. "|
|Thai||Thailand||1982||Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 307.||"...Siem Ry, a 42-year-old refugee from Phnom Penh. He had owned his own printing company there and was able to bribe his way into Thailand and to the U.S... "|
|Thai||Thailand||1985||Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 293.||"Loves travelling and has visited the Yemen, New Guinea, Pakistan, the Andaman Islands and, in 1985, Thailand... Chris went to visit a friend who was working with Laotian refugees all along the Mekong. He saw a Thailand tourists to Pattaya, Bangkok or Chiang Mai never see. In places it was like the wild west, with anti-communist private armies. But employers took an interest in their employees' children, and bought them gifts, and found work for the protegees of their protegees... Chris thinks of the monks under trees, the women serving soup from corner carts, the beautiful children in uniform. He decided: it is time he saw Thailand again. "|
|Thai||Thailand||1986||Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 23.||"Mexico and Chile and Brazil and Argentina were likewise bankrupt--and Indonesia and the Philippines and Pakistan and India and Thailand and Italy and Ireland and Belgium and Turkey. "|
|Thai||Thailand||1986||Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 293.|| "While on a pass from the hospital, I contracted syphilis from a Saigon prostitute while drunk and also high on marijuana. But the first lesion of that disease, another one unknown in the present day, did not appear until I reached Bangkok, Thailand, where I was sent with many others for so-called 'Rest and Recreation.' This was a euphemism understood by one and all to mean more whores and drugs and alcohol. Prostitution was then a major earner of foreign currency in Thailand, second only to rice.
After that came rubber.
After that came teak.
After that came tin. " [More, pg. 295.]
|Thai||Thailand||1987||Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 300.||"...while we were in Thailand... "|