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Turk galaxy 2102 Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 5. "...Career Ship's Sergeant Jelal. Jelly was a Finno-Turk from Iskander around Proxima--a swarthy little man who looked like a clerk... "
Turk 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... "
Turk Germany 1987 Milan, Victor W. "Puppets " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 349. " improve public acceptance of the Turkish 'guest workers'... "
Turk Germany 2015 Julian, Astrid. "Bringing Sissy Home " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1992); pg. 238. -
Turk Germany, East 1985 Golden, Christopher. X-Men: Codename Wolverine. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1998); pg. 82. "Most of them seemed to be Turkish migrant workers, and from the flowers and other gifts they carried, he suspected they were waiting to visit girlfriends in East Berlin. "
Turk Greece 1976 Amis, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York: Viking Press (1976); pg. 39. Lowering his black brows at the front page of the London Observer...'The Turk announces his deparutre from Greece in 1980. This follows his sending his High Delegate to the obsequies of his late majesty.'

'An encouraging development, master,' said Father Lyall...

'Is it so, Father? Never forget that ouradversary isn't bound by his word as Christians are. He means us to disarm ourselves to the point at which he may safely recross the Danube... Christendom will never be safe until the Turk is thrown back by force into Asia and the Imperial Patriarchate restored at Constantinople.' "

Turk Greece 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 63. "The Catastrophe... In that Royalist adventure, Smyrna was burned to the ground, thirty thousand Greeks were slaughtered, and a quarter of a million swam for their lives. Six months later, the Great Exchange: a third of a million Greek Muslims were sent to Turkey; a million Turkish Christians arrived in Greece.' "
Turk Greece 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 91. "It is our country. The Goths, the Huns, the Bulgars, the Serbs, the Franks, the Turks... have never made it go away from us... "
Turk Greece: Crete 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 47. "Turkish-style second-floor balconies... "
Turk Greece: Crete 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 102. "'Before he could announced that he was Sophia's husband, your father was killed--like your grandfather--fighting the Turks in Anatolia.'

'Fighting the Turks with Grandfather?'

'Yes, exactly.' " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g. pg. 108-110, 150, 235.]

Turk Hungary 1550 C.E. Le Guin, Ursula K. "A Week in the Country " in Orsinian Tales. New York: Harper & Row (1976); pg. 117. "'What do you think?'

'Of the Hungarian nobleman, do you know that story? The one that was taken prisoner of the Turks, and sold as a slave. It was in the sixteenth century. Well, a Turk bough him, and yoked him to a plow, like an ox, and he plowed the fields, driven with a whip. His family finally managed to buy him back. And he went home, and got his sword, and went back to the battlefields. And there he took prisoner the Turk that had bought him, owned him. Took the Turk back to his manor. Took the chains off him, had him brought outside. And the poor Turk looked around for the impaling stake, you know, or the pitch they'd rub on him and set fire to, or the dog, or at least the whip. But there was nothing. Only the Hungarian, the man he'd bought and sold. And the Hungarian said, 'Go on back home. . . .'

'Did he go?'

'No, he stayed and turned Christian. But that's not why I think of it.'

'Why do you?'

'I'd like to be a nobleman' "

Turk Israel 1946 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 161. "overcrowded Turkish freighter "
Turk Italy 1500 C.E. McAuley, Paul J. Pasquale's Angel. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1994); pg. 33. Pg. 33: "'...But only Turks and Florentines..., am I right or am I right?' "; Pg. 53: "A stout man in a heavy embroidered robe, a Turkish cap set squarely on his tousled thinning hair... "; Pg. 78: "He was dressed in the usual artificer's uniform of a many-pocketed leather tunic, loose black Turkish trousers and shiny black leather boots with iron toe-caps... "
Turk Italy: Sicily 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 73. "Sicily had nearly succumbed to the Turkish fleet... " [Also, pg. 147.]
Turk Japan 2030 Gibson, William. Neuromancer. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 88. "...Chiba... He watched a dull black Citroen sedan... as it disgorged five sullen-looking Turkish officers in green uniforms. "; Pg. 92: "...balancing steel trays with bottles of Turk-Tuborg and tiny glasses for tea. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Turk Kenya 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 91. "The spaceport at Kasigau had conquered Mombasa more thoroughly than any invader in its thousand-year history, more than the Shirazi, more than the Omani, more than the Turks, more than the British. "
Turk Macedonia 2020 Abraham, Greg. "Gnota " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 174. Pg. 174: "Farther along signs glowed in Greek, Turkish, German, Pinyin. "; Pg. 177: "'...My name's Georgios.' As much Turk as Greek, Georgios had bad teeth like the rest of the Europeans. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Turk Mars 1994 Dick, Philip K. Martian Time-Slip. New York: Ballantine (1981; c. 1964); pg. 88. Turkish
Turk Middle East 650 C.E. Silverberg, Robert. "A Hero of the Empire " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 359. [slave trade] "...but I suppose it was the customary fraudulent gabble that fools no one, how this buxom sultry Turkish wench was a king's daughter in her own land, and this thick-bearded Libyan had been... "
Turk New Jersey 1993 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 124. "Crusades were serious business, after all, matters of blood and fire, of severed heads hoisted aloft on spears to peer over medieval Antioch's walls at Christless Turks until the skin dissolved and only the skulls remained. "
Turk New York: New York City 1986 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 6: Death Quest. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1986); pg. 55. Pg. 55: Turkish sira; Pg. 224: "'If you wanted us to think your Fed cover name was your real name, you shouldn't babble some outlandish tongue that could be Turkish in your sleep...' " [Also pg. 256.]
Turk New York: New York City 1987 Jacobs, Harvey. "Stardust " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993; story copyright 1987); pg. 45. "White Turkish towels hung over a warmer. "
Turk New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 22. "'That's not so,' I told her. 'Old grudges don't mean crap here. Hindus sleep with Paks in New York, Turks and Armenians go into partnership and open restaurants. In this city we invent new ethnic hostilities...' "
Turk Oregon 1995 Dick, Philip K. "What'll We Do with Ragland Park? " in I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985; c. 1963); pg. 74. "Hada said, lighting an Abdullah, a British-made Turkish cigarette... "
Turk Oregon 2010 Dick, Philip K. "What'll We Do with Ragland Park? " in The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. New York: Kensington (2002; c. 1963); pg. 340. Turkish cigarette
Turk Romania 1436 C.E. Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1992); pg. 74. Pg. 74-76, 150-152, 278-280, more.
Turk Sindikash 2371 Carey, Diane. Day of Honor, Book One: Ancient Blood (novel excerpt) in Star Trek: Adventures in Time and Space (Mary P. Taylor, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 300. "This place, this planet and its townships, was a tapestry woven of the Oriental Express and the American Old West. With a transplanted populace of Greeks, Turks, Lebanese, Armenians, Assyrians, Tuscans, and Moors, Sindikash bore a decidedly Gothic atmosphere. "
Turk Sudan 1883 Miller, John J. "Hewn in Pieces for the Lord " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 48. "The Turks had thanked him for a job well done, dismissed him and now discovering the Sudan to cost more to maintain than it was worth, abandoned it. " [Some other refs, not in DB, e.g., pg. 68.]
Turk Sweden 1988 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 66. Pg. 66: "I knew from my friend Dede Gone, an angry Turk and fellow dishwasher, who also delivered groceries to the rich... "; Pg. 76: "They were gritty Turks from Cyprus via a Greek labor camp and an American intervention in a massacre on Rhodes. They had grown up in fishing villages ignorant of the industrial age. This meant they were superb inland-sea sailors. They taught me how to navigate a leaky, sluggish ketch with bad sails... " [Also pg. 94, 114, 150, 168.]
Turk Syria 1880 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 129. "It is a fact that I protested to the Turks when they sold the synagogue of the Damascan Jews to the Greek Orthodox bishop so he could turn it into a church. "
Turk Texas: Galveston 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 9. "Their leader and chief negotiator was a Monsieur Karageorgiu, a tawny-skinned man in his fifties, with greenish eyes and carefully waved hair. The name marked him as a Europeanized Turk; his grandparents had probably been 'guest workers' in Germany or Benelux. " [More about this character, not in DB.]
Turk Transylvania 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 1. "The impression I had was that we were leaving the West and entering the East; the most western of splendid bridges over the Danube, which is here of noble width and depth, took us among the traditions of Turkish rule. "
Turk Transylvania 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 7. "In this respect it is different from the general run of roads in the Carpathians, for it is an old tradition that they are not to be kept in too good order. Of old the Hospadars would not repair them, lest the Turk should think that they were preparing to bring in foreign troops, and so hasten the war which was always really at loading point. "
Turk Transylvania 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 22. "'in the region through which you came last night, there can be but little doubt; for it was the ground fought over for centuries by the Wallachian, the Saxon, and the Turk. Why, there is hardly a foot of soil in all this region that has not been enriched by the blood of men, patriots or invaders...' " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 30, 254.]
Turk Transylvania 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 30. "'...Who more gladly than we throughout the Four Nations received the 'bloody sword,' or at its warlike call flocked quicker to the standard of the King?... when the flags of the Wallach and the Magyar went down beneath the Crescent? Who was it but one of my own race who as Voivode crossed the Danube and beat the Turk on his own ground? This was a Dracula indeed!...' " [Refers to the Christian-Muslim conflicts in Europe. The 'Crescent' is Islam.]
Turk Turkey 1455 C.E. Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 169. "...1455... As Pope Calixtus III, Borgia seemed to find renewed energy in his position and proceeded to consolidate Papal powers and to launch a new Crusade, the last as it turned out, against the Turks holding Constantinople. "
Turk Turkey 1960 Dickson, Gordon R. "An Honorable Death " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1960); pg. 50. Turkey
Turk Turkey 1980 Knight, Damon. Beyond the Barrier. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1980; c. 1964); pg. 97. "It might almost have been a street scene in ancient Turkey or Egypt... "
Turk Turkey 1986 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 2: Black Genesis. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1986); pg. 50. [Turkey is one of the major settings of this novel. References throughout.] Pg. 50: "'The Turks are actually Mongols. The word Turk is really a corruption of their original name, 'T'u-Kin,' which is Chinese. But they don't look Chinese and they invaded and commingled in an area that already had hundreds of other racial types, so it is very simple to find... vast numbers of people who can pass for Turks. "
Turk Turkey 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. "
Turk Turkey 1987 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 8: Disaster. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 7. Pg. 7: "Fahy Bey--Turkish name of the commander of the secret Apparatus base in Afyon, Turkey. ";

Pg. 9: "Melahat--Gris' Turkish housekeeper in Afyon. Wife of Karagoz....

Musef--A Turkish wrestling champ, working as a houseguard for Gris. " [Many refs., not in DB, including many parts that take place in Turkey and Turkish characters.]

Turk Turkey 1991 Ing, Dean. Butcher Bird. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1993); pg. 15. -
Turk Turkey 1994 Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 14. Pg. 14: Turkey; Pg. 206: "'...Neo-Nazis setting fire to Turks' houses...' "
Turk Turkey 1995 Silverberg, Robert. "The Red Blaze is the Morning " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 286. "Pg. 285-286: " this arid part of Turkey... And yet he can still speak six languages, including Turkish and Hebrew and modern Greek... "; Pg. 287: "He knows that he ought to be letting his Turks extend this trench for him. But he feels he is on the brink of a major discovery. How would the workmen be able to detect... " [Story takes place in Turkey. Other refs., not in DB.]
Turk Turkey 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 84. "'...Our friend may not have been tortured by every country in the Middle East, as he claims, but he's been arrested by most of them... Egypt suspected he was an antiquities smuggler. The turks claimed he was trying to buy hashish in bulk...' " [Also, pg. 194, 258, 294.]
Turk Turkey 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 68. "Turkey declared war on Syria and Iraq; peace was concluded a record three hours later. "
Turk Turkey 2025 Westerfeld, Scott. Fine Prey. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 48. Pg. 48: "Sahib's family bred pretty fair numbers, in addition to the family business of ruling a uranium-rich Turkish breakaway republic called Antioch. "; Pg. 77: "He didn't look Semitic or ethnic Turkish, more Hispanic than anything else. "; Pg. 225: "'...That means you, downstairs, with a room full of mullahs, courtiers, sheiks, gutter press, Young Turks, and old enemies...' "; Pg. 227: "I don't know enough about politics, American or Turkish, to appreciate many of her asides... " [Some other refs. not in DB. Apparently at least one significant Turkish character. Also pg. 228.]
Turk Turkey 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...' "
Turk Turkey 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 38. "Open Wars in Indonesia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Thailand.
Covert Wards in Pakistan, Turkey, South Korea, and Belgium. "
Turk Turkey 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 25. "'Taking [Petra] out of school openly,' said Nikolai, 'would be an announcement of Armenia's military intentions. It might provoke preemptive actions by surrounding Turkey or Azerbaijan.' "
Turk Turkey 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 39. "'No, this is just planning stuff. Strategy for a war between Russia and Turkmenistan. Russia and an alliance between Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, and Turkey...' "
Turk Turkey 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 207. "'Do you think Iran will peacefully accept Pakistan's leadership? Do you think the Turks will embrace us?...' "
Turk United Kingdom 1880 Saberhagen, Fred. "The Adventure of the Metal Murderer " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 255. "The figure was that of a huge man in Turkish garb. Quite obviously a mannequin or a dummy of some kind... "
Turk United Kingdom 1975 Gatiss, Mark. Last of the Gaderene (Doctor Who). New York: BBC Worldwide (2000); pg. 226. "Fella must've had some training. Probably a Russian. Though he didn't look it. His appearance and the tone of his voice were more like a Turk. Or a Spaniard. "
Turk United Kingdom: England 1773 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 38. "With the guns for the Russians it was less important. Ditto the Turks. They paid less per ton, knowing the guns were patched: screw-plugs for the larger holes, iron putty for the small defects. The Russians and Turks were accustomed to their guns flying into a thousand pieces. Life was cheap there. Such were the thoughts that flitted through Wilkinson's mind.

... The Russians and Turks were less removed from savagery, of course, than the English. And then you had your Irish and your Scots... "

Turk United Kingdom: England 1776 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 296. "'...What do you think?'

'Of the crucifixes? Ah, well. Who am I to judge? They are removable. I take them off for the Turks. I add a double eagle for the Russians...' "

Turk United Kingdom: England 1790 Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. New York: Bantam (1991; c. 1818); pg. 6. "'What a noble fellow!' you will exclaim. He is so; but then he is wholly uneducated: he is as silent as a Turk, and a kind of ignorant carelessness attends him... "
Turk United Kingdom: England 1790 Shelley, Mary. Frankenstein. New York: Bantam (1991; c. 1818); pg. 108. "Felix visited the grate at night and made known to the prisoner his intentions in his favour. The Turk, amazed and delighted, endeavoured to kindle the zeal.. 'The Turk quickly perceived the impression that his daughter...'

...'Safie related that her mother was a Christian Arab, seized and made a slave by the Turks...' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

Turk United Kingdom: England 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 119. Pg. 119: "Huxley began to pace the Turkish carpet before his desk. "; Pg. 194: "and began re-loading it from a rubber-sealed humidor stuffed with black Turkish shag. "; Pg. 250: "There were no seats inside; the flooring from wall to wall was dimpled and buttoned with thick maroon cushioning, like a Turkish ottoman. "; Pg. 290: "They wore gaudy scarves, sweaty silks, Army bandoliers, and more resembled Turkish bashi-bazouks than any kind of Briton. "
Turk United Kingdom: England 1976 Amis, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York: Viking Press (1976); pg. 77. "...a model railtrack-tug and four cargo vans hand-painted in the black and crimson of the Coverley and North-England line, a set of Turks and Christians in ebony and ivory (the gift of his rich second cousin... "
Turk United Kingdom: London 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 304. "...and almost tripped over young Phil, who pouted, looking beyond him at Marcilius Gallimari, resembling a slender Turk, his arm around two little backamoors whose modesty was protected by nothing more than... "
Turk United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 10. "A qualified Turkish political scientist living in Britain with a British wife... Turkish surnames are new this century, added under the rule of Ataturk -- Father Turk... 'There are only a million modern Turks, but we have all the power,' Tunc said... " [More here, pg. 47, 191, 258, 303, 345.]
Turk USA 1954 Knight, Damon. "Special Delivery " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1954); pg. 97. "...but he might as well have been wearing an overcoat in a Turkish bath. "
Turk USA 1963 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 185. -
Turk USA 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 155. "'I'm one of the Young Turks in Congress. I think your newspapers call us Turkeys...' "

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