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Thai Thailand 1987 Simons, Walton. "The Teardrop of India " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 241. Pg. 241: "'The tour is supposed to leave for Thailand [from Sri Lanka] day after tomorrow...' "; Pg. 255: "'I can't believe how much I'm sleeping. Should have time for a nice long nap before we get to Thailand...' "
Thai Thailand 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 81. "...but planted side by side with them were poppies, like those he had seen growing in plantations in Vietnam and Thailand... "
Thai Thailand 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 93. "'...he's in the vest pocket of both the DEA and Hanoi, all the while running smack from the old Golden Triangle CIA plantations in Thailand.' "
Thai Thailand 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 15. -
Thai Thailand 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 333. -
Thai Thailand 2000 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 362. [Afterword by author.] "I followed Wyatt's lead in calling the pre-Siamese language and the people who spoke it, in lands from Laos to upper Burma and southern China, 'Tai,' reserving 'Thai' for the modern language and kingdom that bear that name. " [More, including praise for kings Chulalongkorn and Mongkut.]
Thai Thailand 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 134. "Bombay again, Tierra del Fuego, Capetown, Bangkok, they were all the same to me. "
Thai Thailand 2000 Simmons, Dan. "Dying in Bangkok " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 65. "I had seen the statistics. The AIDS epidemic had started late in Thailand but in 1997--less than five years from now--150,000 Thais will have died from the disease. Three years later, in the year 2000, five and a half million people out of the fifty-six million Thais will be carrying the disease and at least a million will be dead. After that, the logarithmic progression is relentless. Thailand--with its lethal combination of ubiquitous prostitutes, promiscuous sexual partners, and resistance to condoms--will rival Uganda as a retroviral killing ground. "
Thai Thailand 2000 Simmons, Dan. "Dying in Bangkok " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 77. "One out of every fifty people in Thailand makes his or her living selling sex.

I think that the computer projections for the year 2000 are wrong. I think that far more than five million Thais will be infected and many more than one million will have died. I think that the corpses will fill the klongs and lie along the gutters of the soi. I think that only the very rich and the very, very careful will avoid this plague. "

Thai Thailand 2008 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 272. Bangkok
Thai Thailand 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 237. "...watching women's kick-boxing relayed from Bangkok... "
Thai Thailand 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 31. "The new Director of Corporate Public Relations for Vanguard Industries was An Linh Laguerre... She had been born twenty-eight years earlier in a refugee camp in Thailand, a few miles from the border of Kampuchea, where Vietnamese troops and hard-eyed Communist administrators were turning the former Cambodia into an unwilling, starving colony of Vietnam. Millions had been killed in the years of fighting and massacres, and millions more had been driven from their homes, struggling desperately over shattered highways and tortuous jungle trails toward the relative safety of independent Thailand. " [More.]
Thai Thailand 2021 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001) [Book jacket] "Scott Warden is a man haunted by the past--and soon to be haunted by the future.

In early twenty-first-century Thailand, Scott is a slacker in a beach community of expatriates, barely supporting his wife and daughter. Then one day he inadvertently witnesses an impossible event: the appearance of a two-hundred-foot stone pillar in the forested interior.

This is no ordinary artifact. Its arrival collapses trees for a quarter mile around its base, freezing ice out of the air and emitting a burst of ionizing radiation... And the inscription chiseled into it commemorates a military victory . . . 16 hears in the future.

Then, not much later, another, larger pillar arrives in the center of Bangkok--obliterating the city and killing thousands. " [Thailand is a major setting in novel. Other refs. not in DB. Novel features extensive details about various places and institutions in Thailand.]

Thai Thailand 2025 Egan, Greg. "Cocoon " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 42. "...LEI's factories were all in Thailand and Indonesia... "
Thai Thailand 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 16. "'...That should help reconcile the Soviets to our space installation, and it eases the use-'em-or-lose-'em situation with the artillery nukes in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, all the rest...' "
Thai Thailand 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 38. "Open Wars in Indonesia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Thailand. "
Thai Thailand 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 105. "'From the Golden Triangle? Yeah. He sent it from a Lahu village on the Thai-Burmese border...' "
Thai Thailand 2038 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 374. Pg. 374, 385-386: Thailand; Bangkok; at least one minor character who is Thai; more
Thai Thailand 2038 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 45. Pg. 45: "'...There were three landings. There's an area in North America and another in Thailand. At both places there may be aliens interacting with the local people...' "; Pg. 61: "The World Conference on Women's Affairs (WOCWOM) had been in session for two solid years. It was physically located in Krung Thep, Thailand. In Krung Thep, Ellen Kershaw and her assistant spent every working day. "; Pg. 62: Bang Khen; Pg. 63: "Poonsuk Masdit, convener of the Thai National Women's Committee... "; Pg. 67: Chiangmai [Much more about Thailand, e.g., pg. 61-69, etc.]
Thai Thailand 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 169. "'What if India offers Pakistan a free hand against Iran? It can go for the oil. India is free to move east. To scoop up the countries that have long been under her cultural influence. Burma. Thailand. Not Muslim countries, so Pakistan's conscience is clear.' "
Thai Thailand 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 175. "'So let's act now,' said Bean. 'Where?'

'Thailand,' said Peter. 'Burma has no hope of resisting an Indian attack, or of putting together an alliance that might have a chance. But Thailand is historically the leader of southeast Asia. The one nation that was never colonized. The natural leader of the Tai-speaking people in the surrounding nations. And they have a strong military.'

'But I don't speak the language,' said Bean.

'Not a problem,' said Peter. 'The Thai have been multilingual for centuries, and they have a long history of allowing foreigners to take positions of power and influence in their government, as long as they're loyal to Thailand's interests. You have to throw in your lot with them. They have to trust you. But it seems plain enough that you know how to be loyal.' " [Many other refs. to Thais and Thailand, most not in DB. The entire second half of the novel takes place largely in Thailand and includes major Thai characters.]

Thai Thailand 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 183. Pg. 176: "'...And I've got to get you into Thailand, into a position of trust and influence...' "; [Pg. 183: Chapter 11 is titled "Bangkok ", and is the first chapter that takes place entirely in Thailand.]; Pg. 184: "They had welcomed him generously in Bangkok. General Naresuan promised him that no one would know his real identity, that he would be given soldiers to train and intelligence to analyze and his advice would be sought constantly as the Thai military prepared for all kinds of future contingencies. 'We are taking seriously Locke's assessment that India will soon pose a threat to Thai security, and we will of course want your help in preparing contingency plans.' All so warm and courteous. Bean and Carlotta were installed in a general-officer-level apartment on a military base, given unlimited privileges concerning meals and purchases, and then . . . ignored. " [More, pg. 184-195.]
Thai Thailand 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 189. "Thailand had contributed its share of military geniuses to Battle School. And even though none of Ender's jeesh had been of Thai parentage, Thailand, like may east and south Asian countries, was overrepresented in the population of Battle School as a whole.

There had even been three Thai soldiers who served with Bean in Dragon Army... " [Chapter 11, pg. 184-195, takes place in Thailand. Bean and Sister Carlotta arrive there, Locke having arranged for them to be given a prominent place in the military and access to troops and intelligence. After arriving on a base in Bangkok, however, they are ignored. Bean tells Sister Carlotta to leave, and she does. After some amount of waiting he writes recommendations for the Thai military based on publicly available data, then sends it to Thailand's supreme military leader. This forces the hand of the base commander, who introduces him to Suriyawong, a Battle School graduate, who he impresses and gets some troops to work with.]

Thai Thailand 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 193. "If he remembered correctly, Suriyawong was of the royal family--though the last few polygynist kings of Siam had had so many children that it was hard to imagine that there were many Thais who were not royal to one degree or another. Chulalongkorn had established the principle, centuries ago, that princes had a duty to serve, but not a right to high office. Suriyawong's life belonged to Thailand as a matter of honor, but he would hold his position in the military only as long as his superiors considered him the best for the job. "
Thai Thailand 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 194. "'One last thing,' said Bean. 'I have to have a name here, something that won't alert anyone outside Thailand that I'm a child and a foreigner...'

'What name do you have in mind? How about SŁa [Sua]--it means tiger.'

'I have a better name,' said Bean. 'Borommakot.'

Suriyawong looked puzzled for a moment, till he remembered the name from the history of Ayudhya, the ancient Tai city-state of which Siam was the successor. 'That was the nickname of the uparat who stole the throne from Aphai, the rightful successor.'

'I was just thinking of what the name means,' said Bean. 'In the urn. Awaiting cremation.' ' He grinned. 'As far as Achilles is concerned, I'm just a walking dead man.'

Suriyawong relaxed. 'Whatever. I thought as a foreigner you might appreciate having a shorter name.'

'Why? I don't have to say it... Besides. Borommakot is fun to say.' "

Thai Thailand 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 194. "'You know your Thai history,' said Suriyawong.

'Back in Battle School,' said Bean. 'I got fascinated with Thailand. A nation of survivors. The ancient Tai people managed to take over vast reaches of the Cambodian Empire and spread throughout southeast Asia, all without anybody noticing. They were conquered by Burma & emerged stronger than ever. When other countries were falling under European domination, Thailand managed to expand its borders for a surprisingly long time, & even when it lost Cambodia & Laos, it held its core... Achilles is going to find what everybody else has found--the Thai are not easily conquered, and, once conquered, not easily ruled.'

'Then you have some idea of the soul of the Thai... But no matter how long you study us, you will never be one of us.'

'You're mistaken... I already am one of you. A survivor, a free man, no matter what.'

Suriyawong took this seriously. 'Then as one free man to another, welcome to the service of Thailand.' "

Thai Thailand 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 199. "How to mount a campaign [from India] against Burma and Thailand and, eventually, Vietnam that would sweep all resistance before it, yet never provoke China to intervene. "
Thai Thailand 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 212. [Chapter 13, pg. 212-238, takes place in Bangkok, Thailand, and largely involves Bean training the small group of 200 Thai soldiers put under his command, having a long discussion with Suriyawong about Achilles' military plans, and Achilles' attempt to assassinate Bean and Suriyawong. Chapter 15, pg. 267-278, takes place in Thailand, amidst the repercussions of the assassination attempt, as Thailand is drawn into a war against attacking India. Also, Suriyawong mentions he is from Chiang Mai (pg. 272) when he and Bean go out to eat in Bangkok. A Chinese passenger plane is bombed out of the air over China, but staged by the Chinese to make it look like an act of Thai aggression, so that China can be drawn into the conflict against Thailand. More in Thailand, and then about Thai incursions into India, and the Bean's force rescuing Petra from India, make up most of the rest of the novel, pg. 289-358.]
Thai Thailand 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 347. "The same [deportation by China]... happened to the ruling elites of Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. "
Thai Thailand 2438 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 247. "Foyle continued to Bangkok where it was pouring rain, and Delhi where a monsoon raged . . . "
Thai Thailand 3000 Williamson, Jack. Terraforming Earth. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 36. "'...We'd checked into a Bangkok hotel with his latest woman, a saucy little beauty he called Missy Ming...' "
Thai Thailand: Bangkok 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 9. "Six months later, in the summer of 1981, two French journalists were found similarly mutilated in their Bangkok hotel room. Playing cards with the same name had been placed on their bodies. " [Bangkok is a main setting of this novel. Many refs. throughout, not in DB.]
Thai Thailand: Bangkok 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Dying in Bangkok " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 33-78. [As the title indicates, this story takes place entirely in Bangkok, Thailand. Refs. throughout, not in DB. The story takes place primarily in the Patpong district, and is mainly about the Bangkok prostitution industry.]
Thai Virginia 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 86. "Lisa Yarborough had spent a pleasant evening with a half-dozen friends watching Cats, after which they had retired to the Thai Lounge. "
Thai world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 15. "He was a whole lot more likable than Song Wu, the sixty-year-old Chinese nightclub owner... tried to keep up a conversation with his sixteen-year-old Thai mistress. "
Thelema Italy 1887 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 163. "...Aleister Crowley, said to be the wickedest man in the world, who created the Thoth Tarot deck under the name Master Therion. Crowley was a highly intelligent and literate man, the author of a number of thoughtful books, but he had strong passions, indulged in drugs like cocaine and heroin, practiced black magic... He set up a retreat in Italy called the Abbey of Thelema where his darker urges were exercised, and this became notorious. "
Thelema New York: New York City 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 83. "Though he recalled how at the beginning of the century the black magician Aleister Crowley had spent a summer painting in huge red capitals on the Hudson Palisades DO WHAT THOU WILT IS THE ONLY COMMANDMENT and EVERY MAN AND WOMAN IS A STAR to shock and instruct New Yorkers on riverboats. "
Theosophy California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 10. "Dirty mummy-stuff, he thought. Meditation, and the big tunnel with all the souls drifting toward the famous white light. His parents had lots of pictures of that. Pyramids and the Book of Thoth and reincarnation and messages from these 'old soul' guys called Mahatmas.

The Mahatmas were dead, but they would supposedly still come around to tell you how to be a perfect dead guy like they were. But they were coy--Kootie had never seen one at all, even after hours of sitting and trying to make his mind a blank, and his parents only claimed to have glimpsed the old boys, who always apparently snuck out through the kitchen door if you tried to get a good look at them. " [Many refs. to his parents veneration of 'Mahatmas', elsewhere in novel. Identified as 'some kind of new theosophical order' on pg. 11. Other refs. not in DB.]

Theosophy California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 11. "Kootie wasn't allowed to see movies . . . or watch TV, or even eat meat, though he often sneaked off to McDonald's for a Big Mac, and then had to chew gum afterward to get rid of the smell.

Kootie wanted to be an astronomer when he grew up, but his parents weren't going to let him go to college. He wasn't sure if he'd even be allowed to go to all four years of high school. His parents told him he was a chela, just as they were, and that his duty in life was to . . . well, it was hard to say, really; to get squared away with these dead guys. Be their 'new Krishnamurti'--carry their message to the world. Be prepared for when you die and found yourself in that big tunnel. " [This ref. mentions 'Krishnamurti' by name. Some other refs. to this religious group, under Theosophy, which is what Kootie's parents' religion is identified as on pg. 11.]

Theosophy California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 11. "Terminator 2. 'Peewee's Playhouse.' Mario Brothers and Tetris on the Nintendo. Big Macs and the occasional furtive Marlboro. Astronomy. Friends. All that, on the one hand.

Rajma, khatte chhole, masoor dal, moong dal, chana dal, which were all just different kinds of cooked beans. On the other hand. Along with Mahatmas, and start some kind of new theosophical order (instead of go to college), and don't have a girlfriend. " [Many refs. to the religion practiced by Kootie's parents, most not in DB. Although identified here as 'some kind of new theosophical order', the word 'Theosophy' is not mentioned in the novel, and the religion depicted in the novel is not necessarily the same as contemporary or historical Theosophy.]

Theosophy California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 182. "'...Do you remember the story of Rumpelstiltskin? Your parents must have told it to you.'

No. Kootie's parents had told him all about Rama and Koot Hoomie and Zorro-Aster and Jiddu Krishnamurti (in whose holy-man footsteps he had been intended to follow), and about self-realization and meditation, and the doings of various Egyptian holy men. But at least he had heard about Rumpelstiltskin in school.

...'People like you and me, if we manage to live long, have generally had a wanderjahr, a time of wandering around untraceably, often luckily giving a fake name and fake birth date... I rode trains all over this country... Blavatsky was doing her wander-time around then too; Europe, Mexico, Tibet. What you learn, if you're lucky, is that you need a mask if you're going to deal up close with ghosts...' "

Theosophy California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 201. "'...The old man, named Jiddu K. Parganas, was born in 1929. His parents announced that he was the jagadguru, which is apparently like a messiah, okay? The World Teacher. Theosophical stuff. There was a guy he was named for, named Jiddu Krishnamurti, who was supposed to be it, but he shined the job on in '28. He got tired of the spirit world, he said, seeing ghosts crowding up the beaches all the time. Great stuff, hm? but our Jiddu, the one born a year later, didn't work out too well. When he was twenty he got arrested for having burglarized the old house of Henry Ford, who had died two years earlier. The Ford executors hushed it up, but apparently Jiddu got away with a glass test tube...' "
Theosophy Egypt 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 195. "In Egypt a felinoid being landing from a saucer was identified as the benign goddess Bast by an expatriate British theosophist, and the cult of cat-worship got off to a new beginning. According to the theosophist, the Wanderer itself was Bast's destructive twin: Sekhet, the Eye of Ra. "
Theosophy galaxy 3011 McDevitt, Jack. Infinity Beach. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 116. "Kim was scheduled to have lunch with a representative of the Theosophical Society, a Brother Kendrick. This time, her objective was not to solicit contributions, but to reassure the Society that there would be no long-term deleterious effects from Beacon, thereby persuading them, she hoped, to remove their outspoken opposition to the Institute.

They ate at Kashmir's, which specialized in cuisine from the Sebastian Island chain. Brother Kendrick expressed the Society's concern that the series of novas would make an area of approximately eight million cubic light-years permanently uninhabitable.

Kim pointed out there were no human habitations anywhere close to what the technicians called the target box.

'What about nonhuman habitations?' he asked.

The question stopped her cold. " [More about Bro. Kendrick, not in DB, pg. 116-118.]

Theosophy Kansas 1943 Bear, Greg. Blood Music. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 183. "Randall Bernard, twenty-four, had wed Tiffany Marnier on the seventeenth of November, 1943, in a small Kansas City church... They sipped a cup of wine between them and exchanged their vows and broke a piece of bread and the minister, a Theosophist who would by the end of the 1940s be a Vedantist, pronounced them equal in the eyes of the Deity, and now united by love and common regard. "
Theosophy Metropolis 1993 Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 281. "Rosie Jakowitz... was a self-taught theosophist who spent her nights studying the cabala and her days supporting herself by reading tea leaves and advising people on their horoscopes. "
Theosophy USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 40. "Two years later, John Drinkwater was sitting sleepily in the overheated and spiritually-let rooms of the City Theosophical Society (he never guessed that any of the ways his crossroads pointed out would lead him there, but there he was). A subscription was being raised for a course of lectures by variously enlightened persons, and among the mediums and gymnosophists who were awaiting the Society's decision, Drinkwater found the name of Dr. Theodore Burne Bramble, to speak on the Smaller Worlds within the Large. A soon as he read the name he saw, at once and unsummoned, the girl within the apple tree, the light within her cupped hands going dim. "
Theosophy USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 117. "They had been members with John of the Theosophical Society; they were both in love with Violet. Like John's, their lives were full of quiet drama, full of vague yet thrilling sings that life was not as the common run supposed it to be... "
Theosophy USA 1985 Zelazny, Roger. Trumps of Doom. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 19. "'She started with theosophy, even attended meetings of a local group. She got turned off on it fairly quick, but by then she'd met some people with different connections. Pretty soon she was hanging around with Sufis...' "
Theosophy world 1900 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 98. "Madame Curie had just proclaimed radioactivity to the world, and Marconi radio spanning the seas. Madam Blavatsky had brought eerie theosophy from the Himalayas and passed on the occult torch to Annie Besant. "
Theosophy world 1958 Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 70. "'...Oh, there were some duplications of doctrine, enough to encourage the twentieth century's partiality toward synthetic religions like theosophism and Hollywood Vedanta, but no ethical sysem on Earth that grew up independently of Christianity agreed with it point for point...' "
Theosophy world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 82. "Emmanuel Swedenborg and Annie Besant, a founder of theosophy, found--by means described as spirit travel and astral projection--creatures very like humans on Venus. " [Also pg. 86.]
Theosophy world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 12. "According to the Los Angeles Free Press, the Illuminati are thought to control the Theosophical Society through California right-wingers. "
Theosophy world 1976 Matheson, Richard. What Dreams May Come. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1978); pg. 270. [Bibliography] "Hampton, Charles. The Transition Called Death. Illinois: Theosophical Publishing House, 1943. "
Theosophy world 1978 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 88. "'Finally, there is his library. Moresby owns a small collection of books, perhaps forty or fifty in all... Books by such people as Nostradamus, Shipton, Blavatsky, Forman...' "
Theosophy world 1994 Bradbury, Ray. "Unterderseaboat Doktor " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1994); pg. 12. "There must have been seventy people strung out between the elevator and the Baron's door, waiting with copies of books by Madame Blavatsky, Krishnamurti, and Shirley MacLaine under their arms. "
Theosophy 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. 54. "The greatest medium of them all was Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-1891), founder of the Theosophical Society, an institution created in 1875 and still extant, though no longer making the headlines and scandals that its early history was so rich in. 'Madame' Blavatsky, as she is usually referred to, was the self-mythologizing author of Isis Unveiled (1877), a 'nonfiction' melange of the occult romances of Bulwer-Lytton... " [More, pg. 55-56.]
Theosophy 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. 55. "Rather than champion the revelations of the Bible, Madame Blavatsky wrote her own, an amalgam of Buddhism, Hinduism, and the Egyptian religion as she imagined it. Blavatsky tolerates some of Darwin's ideas, but reveals that evolution didn't end with the transformation of monkeys into men but is still at work transforming men into higher beings, like herself and her various spirit guides, the Great White Brotherhood of Masters. It was these higher beings--Serapis and Tuitit Behy, the Tibetan prince Master Morya, and the Kashmiri Brahmin Koot Hoomi (who had been Pythagoras in an earlier incarnation)--who dictated her books to her, or simply 'precipitated' the completed manuscripts on her desk while she slept; they also consulted with her in public seances and left letters in the pockets of her disciples, urging them to exert themselves in providing her material needs. " [More]
Theosophy 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. 56. "Madame Blavatsky's heirs in the UFO era have recognized the same need to produce 'phenomena' that will impress the guileless groundlings. Blavatsky offered levitations, spirit music, letters from the ether; UFO promoters simulate crop circles as evidence of saucer landings... "
Theosophy 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. 68. "This defining moment in the history of SF is not without precedent. Besides Madame Blavatsky's insistence on such a future evolutionary leap into the sublime, there is a more obvious precedent, found in Clarke's own novel of 1953, and his first enduring contribution to the genre, Childhood's End, at the conclusion of which the children of Earth 'evolve,' in one planet-annihilating blast of 'inconceivable metamorphosis,' and unite with the cosmic 'Overmind.' " [Also pg. 145.]
Theosophy world 2005 Delany, Samuel R. "Time Considered as a Helix of Semi-Precious Stones " in Nebula Award Stories Five (James Blish, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1972; 1st ed. 1970; story c. 1969); pg. 114. "'It doesn't pay to go after most criminals. Take your big-time racketers, Farnesworth, The Hawk, Blavatskia...' " [May or may not be a reference to Madame Blavatsky.]
Theravada Buddhism galaxy 3017 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Mote in God's Eye. New York: Simon and Schuster (1974); pg. 319. "'I told you--we don't have children. There are Mediators who accept the transmigration idea. Reincarnation as Masters. That sort of thing. The closest thing to ours I've heard of in human religions is Lesser-Way Buddhism. I talked to Chaplain Hardy about this. He says Buddhists believe they can someday escape from what they call the Wheel of Life. That sounds an awful lot like the cycles. I don't know, Jonathon. I used to think I accepted reincarnation, but--there's no knowing, is there?' "
Theravada Buddhism world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 208. "The Theravada Buddhists have a system of forty mediations, each leading to a definite stage of growth. "
Theravada Buddhism world 1997 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 341. "She had explained that on Old Earth Buddhist thought had been grouped into two major categories--Hinayana, an older school of thought given the pejorative term meaning 'Lesser Vehicle'--as in salvation--by the more popular schools of Mahayana, or the self-proclaimed 'Greater Vehicle.' There had once been eighteen schools of Hinayana teaching--all of which had dealt with Buddha as a teacher and urged contemplation and study of his teachings rather than worship of him--but by the time of the Big Mistake, only one of those schools survived, the Theravada, and that only in remote sections of disease- and famine-ravaged Sri Lanka and Thailand, two political provinces of Old Earth. All the other Buddhist schools carried away on the Hegira had belonged to the Mahayana category, which focused on veneration of Buddhist statuary, meditation for salvation, saffron robes, and other trappings that Grandam had described to me. "
Thugee India 1750 MacLean, Katherine. "Night-Rise " (published 1978) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 382. "The silk scarf of Kali was used by the Thuggs as a killing weapon in the time two centuries ago when Thuggee was practiced as a religion. It was looped over the head of the victim and given a quick pull that broke the neck. "; "'We can't print it like this. What are you trying to do, convert everybody to Thuggee?...' " [Many other refs. not in DB. The whole story is about Kali worship and Thugees.]

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