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Utah Utah 2005 Bell, M. Shayne. "The Shining Dream Road Out " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 78-79. "I drove down to the Point of the Mountain just past Draper, right up to the Utah County net, then turned around and drove north to Bountiful, then headed south again... "; Pg. 79: "...I raced my car into the Utah County net boundary... all green in the valley and white snow on the blue mountains and I-15 shining below me, and no sign of the big cities down there, Provo and Orem... When I got back from Fat Joe's run, which took me all the way out to Sandy, he had another waiting for me in downtown SLC, some banquet of ten pizzas... "
Utah Utah 2010 Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 13. "But his situation was precarious, after all. Notoriously, he was by nearly seven years the youngest of Angel City's area managers: LA, Bay, SoCal, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, NM, Texas, Colorado. Texas was due for subdivision next year, the grapevine said, but as yet it hadn't happened. "
Utah Utah 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 69. "These regions are primarily located but not limited to Nevada central desert regions under federal control, eastern California, and Utah except the I-15 corridor and the Salt Lake Metroplex. "
Utah Utah 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 106-107. [I-15, Salt Lake, Delta, Milford, Beaver all mentioned.]
Utah Utah 2010 Stephenson, Neal. The Big U. New York: Random House (1984); pg. 169. "A Master's Candidate in Journalism had a few books she used over and over again. After the loss of the catalog she found them by memory, carried them to another part of the Library, and cached them behind twelve feed of bound back issues of the Nepalese Journal of Bhutanian Studies. A library employee from Photoduplication then happened to take down a volume of Utah Review of Theoretical Astrocosmology, shelved back-to-back with NJBS, and detected the cache. She moved it to another place in the Library, dumping it behind a fifty-volume facsimile of the ledgers of the Brisbane/Surabaya Steam Packet Co. Ltd... "
Utah Utah 2011 Willis, Connie. "The Last of the Winnebagos " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 4. "The governor's conference is at twelve, and I want you to go out to Scottsdale and do a layout on the closing of Taliessin West... Listen, McCombe, I got the poop on the Amblers for you. They bill themselves as 'One Hundred Percent Authentic,' but they're not. Their RV isn't really a Winnebago, it's an Open Road. It is the last RV on the road, though, according to Highway Patrol... Recreation vehicles are banned in all but four states. Texas has legislation in committee, and Utah has a full-divided bill coming up next month. Arizona will be next, so take lots of pictures, Davey boy. This may be your last chance.' "
Utah Utah 2011 Willis, Connie. "The Last of the Winnebagos " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 50. "Even if they got off, even if they didn't end up taking away the Winnebago for unauthorized use of a tanker lane... Utah was all ready to pass a full-divided bill, and Arizona would be next. "
Utah Utah 2015 Pendleton, Michaelene. "Dealer " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 278. "The room, a basement storage unit in what was once the Hotel Utah, felt empty... He'd finally tracked the Kallinikov to a chemistry professor at the U. They met this morning at a restaurant on Foothill Drive... The charlies at the Sugarhouse checkpoint were fuzz-cheeked kids who seldom had the nerve to...

It was more than four miles from Foothill to Sugarhouse but Bracket walked it... Buy American banners that stretched over the streets, three to a block and flapping in the wind that came from the west, carrying with it an acrid tang from the copper smelters at Magna. ";

Pg. 281: "The view from the plate-glass windows encompassed the city from Emigration Canyon and the Uinta Mountains on the east to the islands in the shrinking Great Salt Lake. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

Utah Utah 2015 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 230. "what they called 'Carnot's laws.' If you piled 75 multi-megawatt powerplants into one slice of a state in the west, such as California, and left two or three states a few hundred miles away pretty much alone, such as Nevada and Utah, a temperature differential was built up. Air would not accept that. That was entropy. Air scooped up heat from Malibu and transported it to Salt Lake, and on the way it blew the roof off your house if you happened to live in they way. "
Utah Utah 2018 Gifford, Melva. "Scrap Pile " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 147. [Year estimated.] Pg. 147: "That's why they were now orbiting Earth, preparing to descend past the satellite Tamiuw II. Tamiuw II marked the precise location for the space window that would lead to Utah's planetary shipyard. The base possessed some of the most highly advanced equipment and skilled repairmen.

Now their reputation would truly be put to he test. "; Pg. 148: "The stone cliffs of Zion National Park opened up to show a spaceport, with attending ships and a neighboring complex occupying half a small city. " [Many other refs., not all in DB.]

Utah Utah 2018 Gifford, Melva. "Scrap Pile " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 147. "What he saw was nearly indescribable. The terrain was ragged and angular, a harsh beauty. A series of stark cliffs portraying a wide tapestry of reds, whites, and browns rose from an earth littered with a maze of sand, rocks, and sandstone hills. Towering cliffs climbed to a vividly blue sky.

Nestled at the base of a range of cliffs and hills--but outside the park--lay a wide collection of lush trees and shrubbery, unnatural next to bare rock of the desert.

'Your first visit to Utah, I take it?'

Scoop nodded, open mouthed. Finally words returned. 'Where did all the red come from?'

Vic snorted, amused at the expression from the two crewmen. 'The locals call this area Zion.' He pointed a finger at one of the more prominent stone figures standing as sentinel against the blue sky. 'That's called Angel's Landing.' "

Utah Utah 2018 Thornley, Diann. "Thunderbird's Egg " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 141. "The sand of the Iranian desert was pale compared to the red and orange sand of southern Utah... " [Many other refs., not all in DB.]
Utah Utah 2018 Thornley, Diann. "Thunderbird's Egg " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 143. "But today is prouder still--at least for me. I've come home. Today the Thunderbirds fly over Hill Aerospace Base in Ogden, Utah, and my whole family is there, from my parents, whose hair is now white with the snow of many winters, to Raymond, who wears the proud stripes of a chief master sergeant. Eddie, my husband, is there too...

The sky over Ogden is very blue today... "

Utah Utah 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976) [Book jacket.] "Here, in the aftermath of World War II's devastating holocaust, the atomic energy commission (ERDA) that masterminded it has given rise to a mysterious... Drawn unwillingly into a perilous pilgrimage to discover the true identity of Deus Irae is Tibor McMasters... and Pete Sands, a young Christian secretly assigned to protect Tibor from any mishaps... Tibor knows why he has been chosen for this dangerous mission but cannot see what part he... can play in this desperate plot by the foundering Christian Church... A fascinating tale blending strong action, religion, and morality in the all-too-foreseeable future, Deus Irae is the story of these two men, each prodded by conflicting passions, whose paths would cross on an extraordinary 1,000-mile journey from Charlottesville, Utah to L.A... " [As Utah is mentioned in book jacket plot summary, there are clearly, many Utah refs. in novel, not all in DB.]
Utah Utah 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 4. "...and Tibor had complained, in his understanding way, of eye fatigue. And that was a dreadful harbinger, because nowhere in the Wyoming-Utah area could a lensman be found... "
Utah Utah 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 50. "'I'm afraid I still don't see what you mean, sir.'

'What if you saw his face in a cloud?' said Dr. Abernathy. 'Or in the shiftings of the Great Salt Lake, at night, under the stars? Or in a fine mist descending just as the heat of day departed?' "

Utah Utah 2023 Worthen, M. W. "You Can't Go Back " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 118-119. [In virtual reality simulation of Utah.] "There were two metal plates on the ground. One read:

DAVID JULIUS ANDERSON
1957-2023

and the other

LINDA GRAVES ANDERSON
1959-2023

Between the two was a small metal marker. It said

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

OF ONE OF MAN'S MOST ANIMALISTIC MOMENTS:
MAY 28th, 2023

The Eight Hours' War. Utah had been a primary target, because of Dugway Proving Grounds. Most of northern Utah was a radioactive desert. I had forgotten. "

Utah Utah 2023 Worthen, M. W. "You Can't Go Back " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 118-119. [In virtual reality simulation of Utah.] "There were two metal plates on the ground. One read:

DAVID JULIUS ANDERSON
1957-2023

and the other

LINDA GRAVES ANDERSON
1959-2023

Between the two was a small metal marker. It said

CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

OF ONE OF MAN'S MOST ANIMALISTIC MOMENTS:
MAY 28th, 2023

The Eight Hours' War. Utah had been a primary target, because of Dugway Proving Grounds. Most of northern Utah was a radioactive desert. I had forgotten. "

Utah Utah 2023 Worthen, M. W. "You Can't Go Back " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 120-121. "The next time Gus and I got together was about a week after that when he took me to an unfinished 'world.' He said this one was a model of Salt Lake City. He'd just begun it, and had already set it up so we had to go to Provo first and, as with all the other files, access the Salt Lake file from there... After about twenty minutes we came to the northern edge of the valley to a place where a mountain rose on one side of the road, and the land dipped down into a valley on the other before rising again to become highlands. It was a pass from one valley into another, separated by that incredible blue sky.

'This place is called Point of the Mountain,' Gus began. 'It's the northern boundary of Utah Valley and the southern end of Salt Lake Valley. More importantly,' he continued as we neared the summit of the upslope, 'it marks the boundary between Bluffdale.L, which is complete, and Riverton.L, which is not.' "

Utah Utah 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 51. "Brose said, 'Recently a hot-spot cooled off in southern Utah, near St. George, where it was . . . the maps still give it. Near the Arizona border. red rock hills in that area. Runcible's geigers picked up the drop in r.a. before anybody else's, and he got it, staked his claim; the rest.' Brose gestured deprecatingly, but with resignation. 'In a few days he intends to send in his automatic 'dozers and start breaking ground for a new constellation of conapts . . . you know, he has all that big primitive heavy-duty construction equipment that he carts all over the world.' "
Utah Utah 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 52. Pg. 52: "Brose said, 'I'll tell you. Correct; we don't care--no Yance-man with all his marbles could possibly care--about that arid land at the old Utah-Arizona border. Look at these.' He managed to flap his pseudopodia-like flippers until they connected with a packet which he carried; like a roll of wallpaper samples the document was spread out. ";

Pg. 53: "'These,' Brose said to Lindblom, 'are the scale drawings of the artifacts which you will make to be planted in Southern Utah. At the proper geological stratum.' He swiveled the scroll for Lindblom to see; Verne glanced briefly, professionally. 'There is a time factor, but I'm sure you have them ready when needed. The first 'dozer needn't dig them up. Just so they appear before the digging ends and the construction begins.' " [More about the construction site in St. George, Utah, without mentioning Utah by name.]

Utah Utah 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 106. "Standing at the far end of the table Verne Lindblom said, 'I think these are enough.' He indicated the several weapons objects and then the neatly plastic-wrapped bones and skulls. Terran and nonterran; two distinct varieties, separate now, but soon to be mingled in the soil of Utah.

Joseph Adams was impressed. It had not taken Lindblom, the artisan, long. Even Stanton Brose, coasting up in his special wheeled chair, seemed surprised. And of course immensely pleased. "

Utah Utah 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 110. "'But it does work,' Brose said. 'It'll carry very small items back; we'll feed these artifacts, skulls, bones, all this on the table, piece by piece, into the scoop; that'll be done late at night on Runcible's land in Southern Utah--we'll have geologists presents to show us how deep to sink them, and a leady team to dig. This part has to be highly precise, because if they're too deep Runcible's autonomic 'dozers won't turn them up. You see?'

'Yep,' Adams said. And thought, What a use to put an invention like that to. We could shoot back scientific data, constructs of unfathomable value, to civilizations in the past-formulae for medicines . . . we could be of infinite aid to former societies and peoples; just a few reference books translated into Latin or Greek or Old English . . . we could head off wars, we could provide remedies that might halt the great plagues of the Middle Ages...' "

Utah Utah 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 112. "Verne Lindblom said, 'They don't work, Joe. But after six centuries of being buried in the soil of Utah--' He grinned at Joseph Adams. 'If I could make them really work I could take over the world.'

'That's right,' Brose chuckled. 'And you'd be working for Verne, instead of me. We had to get the--what did they call it?--the Reverse Metabolic Distributor prototype out of the advanced weapons archives in order to make use of it retrograde scoopwise, so Verne had a good long opportunity to open it up and fuss--' "

Utah Utah 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 118. "'What I'm wondering about,' Runcible murmured, 'is Utah.'

'Pardon?'

'I'm all ready to give the signal to my auto-rigs and leady teams near what used to be St. George to go ahead.' This was pretty widely known.

'Mr. Foote is aware of that, but he has no recommendation; at least none he passed on to me.'

Raising himself up, then turning over and getting to his feed, Louis Runcible said, 'I guess there's no use in waiting. I'll vid them to go ahead and start digging. And hope.'

'Yes sir.' The Footeman nodded.

'Fifty thousand people,' Runcible said.

'Yes, it'll be large.'

'Who will be living where they ought to be, under the sun. Not down in a septic tank. Like a salamander at the bottom of a dried-up well.'

...'I wish you good luck...' " [Utah is one of the major settings of the novel. All refs. by name are indexed, but there are is more description of events taking place there, not all in DB.]

Utah Utah 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 130. "'Sure they can come up. And be prisoners above ground. It's better; I agree. Runcible is starting a whole new constellation of conapts in the Southern Utah region; see, we hear a lot of news because David Lantano gave us a wide-band radio receiver, just aud, not vid, but we pick up the stuff that's transmitted not to the ant tanks but like between demesnes; they're always blabbing away to each other in the evening...' "
Utah Utah 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 140. "'Yes,' Webster Foote said; he had an odd inkling. it [sic] grew in his mind until it amounted to a true precog revelation. 'Two leadies dissolved,' he said. 'Then one of Runcible's construction crew in Utah lasered in the back of the head, the moment they start breaking ground . . . I foresee--' He broke off. Another death, he said to himself. And soon. He examined his round, ancient pocketwatch. 'It was the back of the head.. Assassination. Look for someone in the Yance-man class.' "
Utah Utah 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 192. "'...Davidson, once the carefully articulated sketches--not properly sketches at all but superbly realistic drawings, perfected as to every detail--had been prepared. Hig, as soon as he had located the artifacts at the site of the Utah diggings. Lindblom, as soon as he had completed the actual artifacts themselves and they'd been shot back in time. You, at the point where your three articles for Natural World are finished. Are they finished?' He glanced up, acutely. "
Utah Utah 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 208. "Runciple would have, based on Adams' tip, made the archeological finds public. he would have lost his Utah land, but not his overall economic syndrome. Nor his political freedom. Lindblom--he was loyal, when it came down to it, to the Agency. To Brose. Not to his friend. I have seen this, Foote; believe me. Within the next day Lindblom would go through channels--and he knew exactly how, exactly which mediatory agency to make use of--to approach Brose at his Festung in Geneva... "
Utah Utah 2025 Wolverton, Dave. "Wheatfields Beyond " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 19. "...then made her walk ten miles through the wilderness in the Rocky Mountains near what had once been Price, Utah. When she dropped from exhaustion near a stand of stunted aspen... "
Utah Utah 2025 Wolverton, Dave. "Wheatfields Beyond " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 23. "'There's law in my camp, too. It's a scarce commodity, but not too scarce nowadays. Our caravan travels up and down I-15 mostly. We winter in s. George, summer up in Idaho. When we started, it was rough. My kids grew up on lizard meat and cactus and wild turnips, but we've made good. We trade along the way. Everyone on the trail knows us: We get pecans out of St. George, watermelon from green River, potatoes and sugar out of Idaho...' "
Utah Utah 2025 Worthen, Lyn. "Rumors of My Death " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 257. "Next stop, Bonneville Salt Flats. "
Utah Utah 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 81. "'Well, that would explain why they've been asking me to downplay it while I talk to this kid from UT. I'm supposed to sound the way old-fashioned airplane pilots did...' "
Utah Utah 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 255. "'I'm going to Oaxaca,' he says, 'and from there up through Mexico City and all the way out through Nogales. If you've been following the news, it looks like a good time to relocate to the Rockies, and I've got a vacation home up near Green River, Utah. You can ride along as far as you like or at least as far as we can stand each other. If we're getting along at Oaxaca we can stop and get whatever stuff you have.' "
Utah Utah 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 271. "'From my favorite book when I was a kid. Thoroughly useless mind-rotting garbage, I assure you--exactly what kids like. There was a car with that name in it, and--oh, well, anyway, I'm sorry, I have this sort-of not-serious girlfriend back in Utah--'

'Oh,' Naomi says.

'No--it's--well, hell, let's call her. I think I was sort of getting somewhere with you, and I want you to know it's all right.'

'And you can call her up at this hour?'

'The car slides around a slight turn, and he says, 'We've been friends since high school, and she's been married twice in that time. Anyway, this old girlfriend was a big fan of the same book, and since Gay Deceiver in the book has a tendency to get rude, she gave me that voice module for Christmas.

She turns out to be named Zoe Matson. She's gracious and friendly... "

Utah Utah 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 325. "She hates giving herself good advice, and besides that wasn't the point. What made all the difference in Utah, and for that matter in Mississippi and Detroit and everywhere, was the Little Cold War, the three-way tensions between the USA, Japan, and Europe over trade, influence, seabed and space resources, and access to Third World markets. As the Japanese and Europeans became 'the guys we'll have to fight' and identified as racist, racism became more and more 'un-American.' Half of these smiling and waving people would probably throw up at the idea of letting her use their shower, but being friendly costs them nothing and reminds them that they aren't European. She's heard stories that back in the old days there were refugees from Russia who lived for years on the largess of anti-communists; she suspects that her tendency to wear the green-red-black tricolor of Europe, color reversed, on her shirts... is giving away her status. "
Utah Utah 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 325. [The main character, Berlina, is in Green River, Utah.] "Well, no matter--it's a beautiful day. Moreover, the diner she finds is the real classic style, with checkerboard linoleum, a steel-and-formica counter, and nice old-style rotating Naugahyde bar stools. She follows her personal rule and orders the thing on the menu with the corniest (and therefore, to her, most American) name--the 'Chili Dog Over Mac,' which turns out to be a hot dog with sloppy joe sauce on a bed of macaroni and cheese. "
Utah Utah 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 327. [Berlina, the main character, offers a ride to Naomi, who she meets in Green River, Utah.] "'Oh, there's something romantic about going 'anywhere but here,' don't you think?' Naomi says. 'Besides, to go anywhere from here you take 70, and that means either over to the Co or down into the Az...'

...In two hours they're not just friends, but on their way to becoming good friends, and it's startling to occur to Berlina that she might just want to hire a personal assistant. Naomi has some stuff she left with her friends at the U of the Az, so it's sort of a logical thing to do.

Besides, this gives her a chance to duck down Utah 24, past Goblin Valley, and weave around through some desert and national forest... "

Utah Utah 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 324-325. "...and then waits another few hours to drive over to Green River, Utah, without calling anyone or telling anyone, so that she won't be phoning out of Denver, where it's just possible someone might be trying to monitor her...

Berlina has a little extra time, and not only is it doubtful that anyone traced her call, it's also improbable that they would have an agent in place way out here. So she decides to opaque her windows, tie a kerchief around her hair, slip into her gruds, and go for some plain old diner food, the stuff she likes best in the world.

It's a nice day; this high in the mountain bright summer days are usually not too hot, and the view around the town is spectacular. People nod and smile at her a lot, and this triggers a funny thought; used to be that Utah was a bad place to be black, and rural Utah was worse. Not anymore. . . the Europeans saw to that. When they expelled 'non-natives and 'cleaned' their miserable little continent . . .' "

Utah Utah 2030 Bell, M. Shayne. "Jacob's Ladder " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 22. "That surprised me--his being Brazilian and so close to Macapa. I'd flown from Salt Lake to ride a pair of angels wings up and down one of the cables with the workers. " [Referring to a device for navigating up and down the space elevator.]
Utah Utah 2030 Bell, M. Shayne. "Jacob's Ladder " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 20-21. "We'd been coming up in the second to the last car for newsmen--neither of Salt Lake's papers had the pull of CBS, Newsweek, or The New York Times. We crammed into the car with reporters from Vancouver, Lima, and Sapporo... to inaugurate the story of the century: the elevator to space. Man's ladder to the stars, Jacob's ladder to Heaven, as it was called... Flying to the Moon would be as cheap as flying from Salt Lake to Toronto, Mars as cheap as Salt Lake to Jerusalem. "
Utah Utah 2030 Gibson, William. Neuromancer. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 83. "Screaming Fist had ended for Corto on the outskirts of Helsinki, with Finnish paramedics sawing him out of the twisted body of the helicopter. The war ended nine days later, and Corto was shipped to a military facility in Utah, blind, legless, and missing most of his jaw. It took eleven months for the Congressional aide to find him there. He listened to the sound of tubes draining. In Washington and McLean, the show trials were already underway...

He'd need eyes, legs, and extensive cosmetic work, the aide said, but that could be arranged. New plumbing, the man added... "

Utah Utah 2035 Bradbury, Ray. "Dark They Were and Golden-eyed " in The Day it Rained Forever. London: Rupert Hart-Davis (1970; first ed. 1959); pg. 119. [People from Earth have traveled to Mars, and find abandoned cities, built by a now departed native Martian civilization.] "He returned to his philosophy of names and mountains. The Earthmen had changed names. Now there were Hormel Valleys, Roosevelt Seas, Ford Hills, Vanderbilt Plateaus, Rockefeller Rivers, on Mars. It wasn't right. The American settlers had shown wisdom, using old Indian prairie names: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Idaho, Ohio, Utah, Milwaukee, Waukegan, Osseo. The old names, old meanings. ";

In an unrelated passage, Utah (or a variation on it) is a native Martian word: "'Utha,' he said.

'What?' asked his father.

The boy smiled. 'You know. Utha's the Martian word for father.'

'Where did you learn it?'

'I don't know. Around. Utha!' "

Utah Utah 2038 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 368. [1] [Hitchhiking from California to Salt Lake.] "'You taking something to Salt Lake?' asked Jason, nodding at the full bed behind them, covered with a tarp.

'Biodiversity samples. Government's paying good for them. All kinds of plants and animals and insects, all labeled. Wife and me collect them. Ever since the wheat crop was wiped out last year. We were growing cloned wheat the government paid us to grow and a virus came along and killed the lot. Every damned plant exactly the same That's what got us interested in the project. I kind of want to get one of those nanotech manufacturing boxes I've heard about, but the wife, she's not so crazy about the whole idea...' "

Utah Utah 2038 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 368. [2] [Hitchhiking from California to Salt Lake.] "'...We got a son in Salt Lake, though, and I think he's about got her talked into it. He's worried about us living out there so alone with the roads so bad and things getting so dangerous. Wants us to get those receptors and move into the city with him. I don't know. I think I like it out here better. We're not alone. We've got each other and the whole world around us. If I was to wake up in the morning and not see Crane Ridge I think I'd go nuts. My son, he says that they can fix it up there so it would be just the same.'.. I don't believe him. Where you from?'

'All over.'

'A drifter.'

'I guess. I'm kind of looking for a job in Salt Lake City. Just came from San Francisco. Been learning about the operating systems and all.' He held up his gloved hands. 'Finally got receptors in San Francisco. I like them. Seems like a good thing to get into.' "

Utah Utah 2038 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 369. "He offered to drive after a few hours, but his offer was refused. Tired, he napped until they rumbled to a stop and he jerked awake. 'where are we?'

'NAMS station outside of Salt Lake City,' Howitz said. He opened the cab and got out, pissed on some plants next to the truck.

It looked to be almost dawn. There were two inches of snow in the ground. Jason saw lights in the distance.

Bright lights. "

Utah Utah 2050 Dick, Philip K. "Precious Artifact " in The Golden Man. New York: Berkley (1980; c. 1964); pg. 264. "'Where would you like to go first? New York City? Broadway?...'

'No, to Central Park. To sit on a bench.'

'But there is no more Central Park, Mr. Biskle. It was turned into a parking lot for government employees while you were on Mars.'

'I see,' Milt Biskle said. 'Well, then Portsmouth Square in San Francisco will do.' He opened the door of the 'copter.

'That, too, has become a parking lot,' Miss Ableseth said, with a sad shake of her long, luminous red hair. 'We're so darn overpopulated. Try again. Mr. Biskle; there are a few parks left, one in Kansas, I believe, and two in Utah in the south part near St. George.'

'This is bad news,' Milt said. 'May I stop at that amphetamine dispenser and put in my dime?...' "

Utah Utah 2050 Dick, Philip K. "Precious Artifact " in The Golden Man. New York: Berkley (1980; c. 1964); pg. 266. "The next day he and Mary Ablesweth visited one of the few remaining parks. In the southern part of Utah, near the mountains, the park although small was bright and attractive. Milt Biskle lolled on the grass watching a squirrel progressing toward a tree in wicket-like leaps, its tail flowing behind it in a gray stream.

'No squirrels on Mars,' Milt Biskle said sleepily.

Wearing a slight sunsuit, Mary Ableseth stretched out on her back, eyes shut. 'It's nice here, Milt. I imagine Mars is like this.' Beyond the park heavy traffic moved along the freeway; the noise reminded Milt of the surf of the Pacific Ocean. It lulled him. All seemed well, and he tossed a peanut to the squirrel. The squirrel veered, wicket-hopped toward the peanut, its intelligent face twitching in response. " [More about this scene, in the park in Utah, pg. 267-268.]

Utah Utah 2050 Haldeman, Joe. Forever Peace. New York: Ace Books (1998; first ed. 1997); pg. 192. "The last leg of my flight was from Chicago, but it overshot Seaside by a few miles so we could get a glimpse of the Inland Sea. 'Sea' is a little grandiose; it's only half again as big as the Great Salt Lake. "
Utah Utah 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 136-145. Pg. 136: "Besides me there was Utahraptor, who was smaller than me, but very quick, with great curving claws on his feet; with one kick he could cut another dinosaur open like ripe fruit... "; Pg. 138: "There was a general assumption on all hands, I think, that Ankylosaurus would be the first to go, but Utah and I would have killed each other in an instant. So we all kind of faced off on the beach there, Utahraptor and Ankylosaurus and I in a neat triangle with Pteranodon hovering overhead. " [This section, involving dinosaurs, apparently as part of a story within the novel, runs for 10 pages, with frequent mention of the Utahraptor.]
Utah Utah 2051 Worthen, M. W. "You Can't Go Back " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 125. "We drove up to Heber past Deer Creek reservoir. He said he had doctored this one too, because as time went by and the droughts had gotten worse in Utah, the waterline had gone down, leaving boats high and dry and marinas inaccessible, so he had taken this canyon about fifteen or twenty years further back weatherwise. It was beautiful. The reservoir was high, and we could see boats everywhere, people sailing and skiing. The water was bluer than the sky. Looking up I saw a hang-glider silently following the air currents. On a nearby river there were guys in hip- and chest-waders standing out in the water fishing. On the way back we turned off the highway and went to a little place called Cascade Springs that was just gorgeous. We followed a little trail back to the springs and a little waterfall, and I saw more beauty that day than I had ever seen or imagined since I had gotton to The Rock. "
Utah Utah 2051 Worthen, M. W. "You Can't Go Back " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 123-124. "Two days later we hiked to Timpanogos Cave. he Library Encyclopedia had registered it as a small, rather unimpressive series of caverns that lay at the top of a trail consisting of just about a mile-and-a-half, maybe two miles of partially-paved switchbacks. These switchbacks began just inside a thing canyon, so about all you could see from the trail until you reached the top was the face of the mountain opposite. " [More about Timpanogos Cave on pg. 124-125.]
Utah Utah 2054 Harmon, Charlene C. "Pueblo de Sion " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 183. "The sun was just coming up behind them, making the reds, yellows, and oranges of the sandstone brighter, the leaves on the trees and the plants greener. She had always liked morning in Canyonlands and Zion National Park. It was so full of contrast: bright colors and deep shadows. Many times she had spent the night in the bottom of one canyon or another to rise early and take pictures. Her pictures were never as good as ones she'd seen in tourist brochures or magazine covers, but they weren't bad. " [Many other refs., not in DB. Entire story takes place in Utah, in Canyonlands.]
Utah Utah 2054 Harmon, Charlene C. "Pueblo de Sion " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 198. "The bomb had devastated a 300-mile radius and caused damage for another 200 miles. Those who were on the lee side of the mountains and in deep valleys and canyons were untouched. In Utah the cities of St. George and Cedar City and Kimball were gone. Mesquite in Nevada was gone, as were others in Arizona and New Mexico. "
Utah Utah 2054 Harmon, Charlene C. "Pueblo de Sion " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 201. "...then looked out the window as the Rocky Mountains rose majestically in front of her. They were far enough from the center of the blast that the pine trees were still green and snow clung to dark crevasses and mountain peaks. As they flew over the Wasatch Mountains and descended into Utah Valley, Marisa could see the cities spread out before her. Buses and shuttles dotted the highways like little ants. A monorail, like a silver snake, wove its way above the streets. "
Utah Utah 2055 Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 105. Pg. 105: "'Look at my hand,' she instructed the cab, holding her hand up. 'Do you see any sign of an injury? Would you believe that I slashed myself badly, just half an hour ago?'

'No, miss,' the cab said as it passed out over the flat desert of Arizona, heading north toward Utah. 'You appear uninjured.' ";

Pg. 107: "'But where... have you been? Parked in an autofac repair garage for twenty-four years?'

'No, miss. In active service. Your own wits, if I may say so, seem scrambled. Do you request medical assistance? We are at this moment over desert land but soon we will pass St. George, Utah.' "

Utah Utah 2055 Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 184. [1] "'Now I have to let you out. The medication you took will start to work on you in a few minutes and I don't care to have you drop five miles to the surface of the planet.' The ship began to descend. 'I'll let you off in Salt Lake City; it's a big place, you won't be noticed. And when you're back in 2055 you can catch a cab to Arizona.'

'I don't have any 2055 money,' Eric remembered. 'Or do I?' He was confused; too much had happened. He groped for his wallet. 'I got into a panic after that attempt on my part to buy the antidote from Hazeltine with wartime--'

'Don't ruminate over the details. I know them already.'

They completed the flight to Earth's surface in silence, each inhibited by his gloomy contempt for the other. It was, Eric decided, a graphic demonstration of the necessity for having respect for one's own self. And this gave him for the first time an insight into his fantastic quasi-suicidal inclinations . . . they were undoubtedly based on this same flaw. "

Utah Utah 2055 Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 185. [2] "To survive he would have to learn to view himself and his accomplishments differently.

'You're wasting your time,' his counterpart said after the ship had landed in an irrigated pasture outside Salt Lake City. 'You're not going to change.'

As he stepped from the ship onto the spongy, moist alfalfa Eric said, 'According to you, anyhow. But we'll see.'

Without a further word his 205 self slammed the hatch and took off; the ship shot up into the sky and disappeared.

Eric trudged toward the nearby paved road.


In Salt Lake City proper he snared a cab. It did not ask for his travel permit and re realized that imperceptibly, probably as he was walking toward town along the road, he had slipped a year back and was now in his own time. Nevertheless he decided to make sure.

'Give me the date,' he instructed the cab.

'June 15, sir,' the cab said as it buzzed south over green mountains and valleys. "

Utah Utah 2055 Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 185. [3] [Character travels from Salt Lake City, Utah to Phoenix, Arizona.] "'What year?'

The cab said, 'Are you a Mr. Rip Van Winkle or something, sir? It's 2055. And I hope it satisfied you.' The cab was old and somewhat seedy, needing repairs; its irritability showed in the activity of its autonomic circuitry.

'It does,' Eric said.

By use of the cab's vidphone he learned from the information center at Phoenix the location of the prisoner of war camp; this was not classified information. Presently the cab flew above flat desert lands and monotonous hills of rock and empty basins which in former times had been lakes. And then, in the midst of this barren, unexploited wilderness, the cab set him down; he had arrived at POW Camp 29. "

Utah Utah 2100 Pohl, Frederik. Gateway. New York: St. Martin's Press (1977); pg. 15. "All the TV shows have morale-builder commercials telling us how important our work is, how the whole world depends on our food. It's all true. They don't have to keep reminding us. If we didn't do what we do there would be hunger in Texas and kwashiorkor among the babies in Oregon. We all know that. We contribute five trillion calories a day to the world's diet, half the protein ration for about a fifth of the global population. It all comes out of the yeasts and bacteria we grow off the Wyoming shale oil, along with parts of Utah and Colorado. The world needs the food. But so far it has cost us most of Wyoming , half of Appalachia, a big chunk of the Athabasca tar sands region . . . "
Utah Utah 2103 Silverberg, Robert. Tom O'Bedlam. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc. (1985); pg. 213, 215. Pg. 213: "'Where did you grow up?' she asked him.

'A whole lot of places. Nevada, I think. And Utah.'

'Deseret, you mean?'

'Deseret, yeah, that's what they call it now...' "; Pg. 215: "'Born just before the Dust War?'

'No, just after it started,' he said.

'Your mother was in the radiation zone when it broke out?'

'On the edge,' Tom said. 'Eastern Nevada, I'm pretty sure that's where we lived. Or maybe across the line in Deseret Utah. I know she got a little radiation, just a touch, when she was carrying me...' "

Utah Utah 2135 Dick, Philip K. Our Friends From Frolix 8. New York: Ace Books (1970); pg. 101. "Did I hear that right? Provoni asked himself. The end of the relocation camps on Luna and southeastern Utah? Everyone freed? Only Barnes could have thought of that. But even Barnes . . . it was hard to believe. Maybe as a whim of Gram's, he thought. A momentary panic reaction to our three radio messages to the 16th Avenue plant. "
Utah Utah 2160 Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 6. "What other group was his group--Pretty Blue Fox--in closest contact with? Probably Straw Man Special, which met in Las Vegas and represented Bindmen from Nevada, Utah and Idaho. Shutting his eyes, he tried to remember what the women of Straw Man Special looked like. " [Pg. 37: Carol Holt, who becomes Pete's new wife, and is one of novel's main characters, comes from Straw Man Special.]
Utah Utah 2160 Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 15. "'But--I can't trade Berkeley back to you, Pete... I don't have it. When I got home last night a broker was waiting for me... A big wheeler and dealer from the East, Matt Pendleton Associates.' Walt looked glum.

'And you sold Berkeley to them?' Pete could hardly believe it. It meant that someone who was not part of their group had managed to buy into California. 'Why'd you do it?' he demanded.

'They traded me Salt Lake City for it,' Walt said, with morose pride. 'How could I turn that down? Now I can join Colonel Kitchener's group; they play in Provo, Utah. Sorry, Pete.' He looked guilty. 'I was a little stewed, I guess. Anyhow it sounded too good to turn down at the time.' "

Utah Utah 2160 Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 56. Pg. 56: "Where am I? he asked himself. 'Where is this?' he said to the car. 'Nevada?' It looked like Nevada, barren and empty.

The car said, 'Eastern Utah.' ";

Pg. 57: "'And we didn't land anywhere since San Francisco?'

'No, Mr. Garden. And by the way, I'm very short of fuel. We should come down at Salt Lake City, if possible.'

'All right,' he said. 'Head that way.'

'Thank you, Mr. Garden,' the car said, and altered its course. ";

Pg. 59: "He cursed at the car. And sat patiently waiting as it nosed down toward deserted, vast Salt Lake City below. " [More takes place over Utah, pg. 56-59.]



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