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|Utah||Utah: Beaver County||2010||Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 22.|| "Tuesday, April 13, 2010 / 0900 hrs
Newhouse Center / 477th ERIS District
Wah Wah Valley, West Beaver County, Utah
The chill wind rushed from the western desert and rustled eastward in desperate haste. It was no harbinger of spring. The constant, blustering gale flowed with frigid purpose across the Pine Valley Hardpan and over the Wah Wah Mountains. It cleared the sharp peaks and dropped down the easily receding slope to the Wah Wah Valley itself, crossing the ten miles of gentle desert floor before being confronted with the towering San Francisco Range. Those barren rocks were no friend either. The air itself seemed to recognize the inhospitable sentinels as an enemy to its very breath and pushed itself with renewed vigor. " [Many refs. to Utah, throughout novel. Utah is the primary setting, particularly Beaver County, where there are internment camps for people infected with a lethal virus known as V-CIDS. Most other Utah refs. not in DB.]
|Utah||Utah: Beaver County||2010||Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 28.|| "Tuesday, April 13, 2010 / 0930 hrs
Newhouse Center / 477th ERIS District
Wah Wah Valley, West Beaver County, Utah
Michael Barris gazed at the madman for a long time as he drifted on the pallet into the camp. He stood gripping the low rail around the outside of the pallet... "
[Other refs. to Utah by name, usually as part of similar datelines at the beginning of chapters: pg. 37, 37, 47, 61, 77, 85, 93, 100, 110, 120, 132, 145, 153, 163, 174, 183, 193, 205, 213, 222, 232, 239, 250, 263, 271, 278, 289, 300, 310, 322, 333, 343, 354, 362, 371, 380, 394, 40, 416, 421.]
|Utah||Utah: Charlottesville||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 1.||"He himself, the priest; he enjoyed the sun. The smell of hot, large clover from the surrounding pastures of Charlottesville, Utah. The tink-tink of the tags of the cows . . . he sniffed the air as it filled his church and yet--not the sight of Tibor but the awareness of the limbless man's pain; that caused him worry. " [Much more material takes place in Utah -- mainly in Charlottesville and then Richfield. The material that takes place in Utah goes from page 1 through about page 86, or nearly one half of the novel.]|
|Utah||Utah: Charlottesville||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 23.||"And yet he kept on; he inspected the offerings of each peddle who passed through Charlottesville [, Utah]... "|
|Utah||Utah: Charlottesville||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 79.|| "'I'm based about thirty miles from here,' he said. 'In what we call Charlottesville. Have you heard of us?'
'Sure,' Jackson said. 'How many are there of you?'
Tibor said cautiously, 'One hundred and five.' He exaggerated, deliberately; the larger the camp, the greater the chance that they would not kill him. After all, some of the hundred and five might come looking for revenge.
'How have you survived?' Potter asked. 'This whole area was hard hit, wasn't it?'
'We hid in mines,' Tibor said. 'Our ancestors; they burrowed down deep when the Smash began. We're fairly well set up. Grow our own food in tanks, a few machines, pumps and compressors and electrical generators. Some hand lathes. Looms.' "
|Utah||Utah: Charlottesville||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 87.||"This was not his first encounter with runners. Back in Charlottesville, runners came and went unmolested. Wherever runners could be found, a kind of peace prevailed, an idiomatic tranquility, engendered by the benign habits of the runners themselves. "|
|Utah||Utah: Charlottesville||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 117.|| "Except we couldn't go on as we are, because Tibor will have either still photos of the Deus of Wrath or movie footage. How about that? A sobering thought. The effect on Charlottesville--impossible to predict. Too many possibilities, and most of them bad.
Strange, he thought. We care only about our own little town; we do not worry about a victory by the God of Wrath out here, in the rest of the world--we think only of our puny area. That is what has become of us, since the [nuclear] war. We are like old ladies, scratching in the dust... Here I am out here and I am afraid; I want to go back to Charlottesville, and probably the inc feels the same way. We are wayfaring strangers out here... longing to return to our own land. "
|Utah||Utah: Charlottesville||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 137.||Pg. 137: "'Yes, I'd say so. You Christians aren't doing so well these days,' he continued, 'and even a single convert comes to mean a lot in a little place like Charlottesville, Utah. Right?'
'I can't deny it,' Pete said. ";
Pg. 151: "'...There is more to it than that. Would you believe that Charlottesville, Utah, was chosen to house the murch before it was your town? Would you believe that your town was chosen because you are the greatest artist alive today?' "; Pg. 157: "...gone back to Charlottesville and finished my work. That is all. ";
Pg. 166: "'...Where are you from?'
'Utah. Charlottesville, Utah,' Pete said, struggling not to breathe.
'Denver,' said Tom... " [Also mentioned by name, pg. 163, 168, 180.]
|Utah||Utah: Ogden||1941||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Tilting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1995); pg. 442.||[Scene takes place in Ogden, Utah, pg. 442-447.] Pg. 445: "A puff of breeze from the west brought the smell of the Great Salt Lake to his nostrils. Ogden lay a narrow stretch of ground between the lake and the forest-covered Wasatch Mountain. Larssen had grown used to the tang of the sea in his grad days out in Berkeley, but the Great Salt Lake's odor was a lot stronger, almost unpleasant... He stowed the chain, swung up onto his bike, and started pedaling north up Washington. He rolled past City Hal Park and the three-story brick pile of the Broom Hotel, with its eighteen odd, bulging windows. Another three-story building, at the corner of Twenty-fourth Street, had the wooden statue of a horse atop it, complete with a tail that streamed in the breeze. "|
|Utah||Utah: Provo||2001||Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 103.||"'Preventive transportation.' That's how Doctor Jake, Marissa's cousin, sardonic of mind but optimist, describes bicycles. Claims that every heart attack costs the medial system, the patient's living group, the patient's work group, etc. something between a year and two years' salary. Saving one heart attack can thus pay for something like 500 free Provo bikes. Besides, he claims that the bicycle is aesthetically beautiful because it is the most efficient means, in calories of energy per person per mile... "|
|Utah||Utah: Provo||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 32.|| "When he returned to the living room Lurine was reading a badly printed magazine, a mimeographed newsletter circulated from town to town here in the Mountain States area.
'You merely sit,' he said, incredulous.
'What am I supposed to do? Clap?'
'But it's important.'
'You saw it; I didn't.' She continued reading the newsletter; it came from Provo, Utah.
'But He's here for you, too,' Pete said.
'good.' She nodded absently. "
|Utah||Utah: Richfield||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 66.|| "To distract himself from his plight he got out a much-creased, oil-soaked Richfield map, and consulted it with an idea that he might find something of use.
He located himself on the map. Hardly a drop in the bucket, he discovered. I've only gone say thirty or thirty-five miles.
And yet this constituted a different world from the one he knew at Charlottesville. Another world only thirty miles away . . . perhaps one of a thousand dissimilar universes wheeling through sidereal time and space. Here and there on the map: names that once meant something. Now it had become a lunar map, with craters: vast potholes cooped out of ht earth, down to bedrock. Almost below the soil level, where basalt flourished. "
|Utah||Utah: Richfield||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 68.||[In Richfield, Utah.] Pg. 68: "'How many of you,' Tibor said, 'have taken your first instruction?'
There was a sudden uneasy silence. The children looked at one another guiltily; none of them answered.
'None of you?' Tibor said, amazed. Only thirty miles from Charlottesville. God, he thought; we have broken down like a rusty machine. 'How do you expect to phase yourselves with the divine plan?' " [None of the people he talks to seem to be familiar with the new religion known as the Servants of Wrath.];
Pg. 70: "He would go down the ruined streets, toward the sprawling mass of stone and columns that was its house. It had been described to him many times. Each stone was carefully listed on the big map back at Charlottesville [, Utah]. He knew by heart the street that led there, to the entrance... " [More material in Richfield, not in DB.]
|Utah||Utah: Richfield||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 80.|| "'Say,' Potter said. 'This sure makes a fool of Dave Hunter.'
'Dave? Big fat Dave?' Jackson said.
Potter said, 'Dave says there aren't any true humans left outside this area.' He poked at Tibor's helmet curiously. 'Our settlement's an hour away by tractor--our hunting tractor. Earl and I went out hunting flap rabbits. Good meat but hard to bring down--weight about twenty-five pounds.'
'What do you use?' Tibor asked. 'Not that ax, surely.'
Potter and Jackson laughed. 'Look at this here.' Potter slid a long brass rod from his trousers. It fitted down inside his pants along his pipe-stem leg.
Tibor examined the rod... 'How does it work?' he asked.
'Launched by hand,' Potter said. 'Like a blow gun...' "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1869||Bethke, Bruce. Wild Wild West. New York: Warner Books (1999); pg. 120.||"But that would have to wait until Denver at least, or more likely, Salt Lake City. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1940||Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: In the Balance. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 35.|| "'I've seen the country, all right,' he muttered. He'd rolled through just about every piece of it, with swings into Canada and Mexico to boot. Rubbernecking for one more swing through the staid flatlands of Illinois no longer meant as much as it once had.
He remembered the sun rising over the arid mountains near Salt Lake City, shining off the lake and the white salt flats straight into his dazzled eyes. Now that was scenery worth looking at; he'd carried the picture to his grave with him. Fields and barns and ponds just couldn't compete, though he wouldn't have lived in Salt Lake City for Joe DiMaggio's salary. Well, maybe for DiMaggio's salary, he thought. "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1946||Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 494.||"Three years later I received a registered letter from Seattle, Washington. It contained round-trip tickets to Seattle from Tulsa, with stopovers in Denver, Salt Lake City, and Spokane. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1949||Knight, Damon. "Not with a Bang " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1949); pg. 3.||[Start of story. Last 2 people on Earth:] "Ten months after the last plane passed over, Rolf Smith knew beyond doubt that only one other human had survived. Her name was Louise Oliver, and he was sitting opposite her in a department-store cafe in Salt Lake City. They were eating canned Vienna sausages and drinking coffee.
Sunlight struck through a broken pane like a judgment. Inside and outside, there was no sound; only a stifling rumor of absence. The clatter of dishware in the kitchen, the heavy rumble of streetcars: never again. There was sunlight; and silence; and the watery, astonished eyes of Louise Oliver.
He leaned forward, trying to capture the attention of those fishlike eyes for a second. 'Darling,' he said, "I respect your views, naturally. But I've got to make you see that they're impractical.'
She looked at him with faint surprise, then away again. Her head shook slightly. No. No, Rolf, I will not live with you in sin. " [Whole story takes place in SLC.]
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1953||Dick, Philip K. Mary and the Giant. New York: Arbor House (1987); pg. 57.|| "'We haven't lived in Washington in years. We lived in Detroit and then we moved to Los Angeles.'
Following me, Schilling thought. Coming west with their noses to the ground.
'We stopped by to see you,' Beth said, 'when you were living in Salt Lake City. But you were having some sort of business meeting, and we couldn't stay.'
'That was a nice spot you had there,' Coombs, the man, said. 'Did you own that place?'
'I had an interest.'
'That wasn't a store, was it? Not that brick building? It looked like a warehouse.'
'Wholesalers,' Schilling said. 'We jobbed for a number of labels.'
'And you built up capital for this shop?' Coombs was skeptical. 'You were better off there; you won't do any business in a town this size.' [Los Angeles]
'I guess you haven't seen the duck,' Schilling said. 'The duck in the park. He doesn't buy much, but he's fun to watch...' "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1971||Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 8.||[Driving from Los Angeles to San Diego.] "The Music Center. Stunning place. Went there a week or so ago, B.C.--before Crosswell. Mahler's Second Symphony performed. Mehta did a brilliant job. When the chorus came in softly in the final movement, I began to tingle.
How many downtowns will I see? Denver? Salt Lake City? Kansas City? Have to stay in Columbia for a day or two. " [Of course, it should also be noted that the main female character in the novel is Elisa McKenna, who is based on the famous real-life actress Maude Adams, the Latter-day Saint actress from Salt Lake City, Utah.]
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1986||Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 315.||"Dr. Kim, who has made millions in real estate and construction businesses in his native land, is also a big investor in American enterprises. He is reported to be a confidential partner in many American businesses. He is, for example, an owner of 34.7% of the preferred stock issued by Grist Construction Company of Salt Lake City. Assistant Secretary of the Interior Ray Grist owns 25% of the common stock of Grist Construction--although the stock is in a blind trust during his tenure in government--and the rest of the stock is owned by his father and brother. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1988||Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 135.||"'To where?' He shifted in his seat. 'To this Vanishing Point? Next big town is Salt Lake City. I suppose you're going to tell me it lies beyond that, too. Then what? Cheyenne?' "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1988||Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 209.||"And realized he didn't have the foggiest notion which way to go. This was Salt Lake City, which he'd never visited, on another reality line, which he'd also very definitely never visited. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1988||Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 215.||Pg. 215: "'This dump is Salt Lake City, only it's after they've dropped the Big One, which is why the streets haven't been swept in a while. Yeah, we should've taken pictures.' "; Pg. 236: "...and not because he'd risked his life to help rescue her and her children from the mutants of a devastated Salt Lake City. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1988||Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 189-190.|| "The city itself [Salt Lake City] lay in ruins. Jagged stumps of tall buildings protruded like broken teeth from what had once been the center of town. A caved-in square marked the location of the great Mormon temple. Not a single structure remained intact. There were only echoes, shadows of what had once been thriving suburbs and commercial districts. Nothing moved on the roads leading in and out of the city. Whole blocks had been flattened, the ground scoured to the foundations as if by a giant abrasive. In places the earth itself had been ripped away in long gouges.
Where it entered the city the interstate was broken and shattered. He took the first crumbling off ramp. As they descended, the concrete broke from beneath the rear right tires, but their momentum carried them safely the rest of the way to the surface of a city street. " [Many other refs. in book, not all in DB. Large part of novel takes place in SLC.]
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1988||Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 189-190.|| "It reminded Frank of the pictures he'd seen of Germany at the end of World War II. Only fragments of buildings still stood. The walls had been torn off apartment buildings, leaving the rooms exposed like broken honeycomb. Floors sagged like tired tongues. There was no smoke, no fire. Whatever calamity had struck the city [Salt Lake City] was not of recent origin.
It had to have been more than a fire. No conflagration would crack stone or pulverize concrete or twist steel beams like pipe cleansers.
'This reality line is ill,' Mouse declared. 'Very sick.'
'I know what line this must be,' said Burnfingers quietly. 'This must be one where they dropped the Bomb...' "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1988||Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 117.|| "He did find Digger's aged mother in Oakland, who told him that she hadn't heard from Tommy since he sent the flowers on Mother's Day, but she was still real proud of her boy the journalist. She kept scrapbooks with every word Tommy had ever written..
His sister in Salt Lake City didn't know where he was. "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1989||Sawyer, Robert J. The Terminal Experiment. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 81.|| "'How do you announce something like this, I wonder? In a medical journal? Or do you just call the newspapers?'
'I don't know. I've only just begun to think about that. I suspect I'll call a press conference.'
'Remember Fleischmann and Pons,' cautioned Sarkar.
'The cold-fusion guys? Yeah, I know they jumped the gun, and ended up with egg on their faces...' " [These characters are referring to Fleischmann and Pons, scientists at the University of Utah who, in 1989, mistakenly announced they had discovered cold fusion. Neither of them were LDS, but they made their announcement prematurely in order to not be scooped by a scientist competing in the same field, Dr. Steven Jones at Brigham Young University (who happens to be LDS).]
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1989||Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 143.|| "Late that night, while Maggie slept against his shoulder, Baedecker watched out the window as they changed engines in a remote corner of the switching yard in Salt Lake City. Under an abandoned overpass, bounded about by tall weeds made brittle by the autumn cold, hobos sat by a fire. Are they still called hobos? wondered Baedecker.
In the morning both he and Maggie awoke just before dawn as the first false light touched the pink rocks of the desert canyon through which the train was hurtling. "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1991||Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 86.||Pg. 86: "Two of the dozen team members, the other Salt Lake City guy and the Miami man, were struggling to make their smiles stillborn; and to them Payson made nods with the kind of lasered eye contact that suggested stillbirth was a very good idea for any competing smiles at the moment. "; Pg. 89: "Those Salt Lake guys are thorough, Payson told himself. " [Other refs. to characters from Salt Lake City, and scenes that take place there.]|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1991||Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 220.||Pg. 220: "Scott King rolled out of bed early Saturday morning in Salt Lake City to take an urgent call from his bureau chief in Washington, and was told that his office TWX machine was already humming. He hung up with an old question revisited: Maybe there wasn't supposed to be any rest for the wicked, but how about the good guys, for God's sake? "; Pg. 221: "King reached for the telephone again when it occurred to him that his Mr. Brown--or rather, now the CIA's Mr. Brown--might not be in Utah, or North America, or the solar system. "; Pg. 222: "His watch told him there would be plenty of time for lunch before he met Miquel Contrerras, the State Department man, at Salt Lake City International. " [More in Salt Lake City, pg. 220-222.]|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1992||Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 19.||Pg. 18-19: "That's Bailey and somebody in the Packard, she thought, and behind us could be any pair of a dozen of the guys that work for him... They're probably cars on 91 too, east and west, to stop me if I was going to run for L.A. or Salt Lake City. " [Person is currently in Nevada.]|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1993||Nicita, Carolyn. "Solitude " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 29.||"The human who finally found Wing was on her lunch break. Chris had answered an ad in the University of Utah Chronicle offering season ski passes to Solitude for students who would groom the slopes for two weeks during August. " [This entire story takes place in Salt Lake City and the nearby mountains. Refs. by name are in DB, but not all descriptions.]|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1993||Shunn, D. William. "Rise Up, Ye Women that Are at Ease " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 99.|| "The jeweler tapped away at his calculator, frowned, then looked up at me. 'Four-eighty-six is the best I can do,' he said...
I knew it was the best deal I'd get anywhere in Salt Lake City, but it still hurt to hear our engagement ring reduced to such cold figures... " [This entire story takes place in Salt Lake City. Many refs. to SLC scenery. Most refs. not in DB, except those which mention places by name.]
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1993||Shunn, D. William. "Rise Up, Ye Women that Are at Ease " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 102-103.||"On the sidewalk outside Snarr's Jewelry & Electronics... It was the last week of February; the air was very crisp and cold, and shrinking mounds of dirty snow still lined the curbs. The downtown traffic was sparse, as were the pedestrians. I started up Main... I saw the woman from the jewelry store ahead of me, clacking rapidly up the sidewalk in her high heels and trying to flag down a taxi. She must be from out of town, I thought... because any native would know you can't hail a taxi in Salt Lake. They're all radio-dispatched, so you have to call the cab company and tell them where you want to be picked up... I continued north... Half a block farther I passed Wyatt's Books, Magazines, and Gift Shop... "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1995||Martin, Lee. Bird in a Cage. New York: St. Martin's Press (1995); pg. 4.||"Maybe someday I'd feel the same way about the computer my husband, Harry, had bought me three months ago, the computer that we'd hauled all the way from Salt Lake City, where he bought it, slightly used, back to Fort Worth, Texas, where it had been assembled. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1998||Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 172.||"'Whoa, one at a time! I'm just temporary here--this company just kinda recruited me because I look like Tim, and I'll just be with him till he finishes his tour next month. We'll be going to Denver next week, and after that, Phoenix, Salt lake City, Seattle, and finish up in L.A. What I do is keep track of schedules and make sure he gets everywhere he's supposed to be, and sorta look out for his safety...' "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1999||Bezzant, Pat. "Finale " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 263.||"Scanning down to the local forecast, Jessica read, 'Weather for the Wasatch Front, December 31, 1999: clear and cold, with overnight lows expected in the high teens...' " [Many other refs., not in DB. The entire story takes place in SLC.]|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1999||Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 34.||"He'd been the first Xian [Christian] artist to receive full media superstar treatment, with his 'Don't Forsake Me' video in constant rotation worldwide, an interactive disc, global concert tours, and Trip's face on the cover of every mainstream magazine and gracing computer screens from Salt Lake City to Beijing. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||1999||Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 50.||"For the first half of February the alien stayed in the Washington state area. George had stories from Tacoma, Yakima, Walla Walla. Then, in mid-February, another lightning traversal. Incidents in Boise on February 13th, Salt Lake City February 14th and Austin February 20th, with a probable in Santa Fe on February 16th. When he plotted these on his map, George felt the air in the room quiver with meaning. Olympia, Boise, Salt Lake City, Santa Fe and Austin, state capitals all, lay on a northwest-southeast line of almost mathematical precision. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2010||Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 66.||"RM-1808, out of Phoenix for Seattle, had reported acute catting--clear air turbulence--in the vicinity of Salt Lake City. Hearing of this, the navigator of TW 6036, the Montreal-Los Angeles direct SST, punched the keys of his computer and passed a course-correction to the pilot. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2010||Doering, David. "Snooze " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 217.||"I was researching at that time Theta endorphins at the University of Utah... In the meantime I was anxious for the wedding. A spring wedding in Salt Lake City seemed romantic, and I wanted it to be perfect. " [Entire story takes place in Salt Lake City.]|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2020||Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 5.|| "Reflecting, Tibor said, 'Strange. You can still get color film and get it processed. But you can't get a daily newspaper.'
'Well, there's the six-o'clock news on the radio,' father Handy pointed out. 'From Salt Lake City.' "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2020||Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 215.||"Everywhere this place was magnificent. Pillars graced the facades of buildings as in ancient Greece. A soft pink light suffused the air the way it did in Jerusalem. Boulevards were as wide and as airy as they were in Salt Lake City. Beautiful sculpture and art, as one might find in the streets of Paris or Rome, punctuated the scenery wherever the eye could rest. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2020||Zelazny, Roger. Damnation Alley. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1969); pg. 48.|| "...and Tanner turned the car around, checked the compass, and moved north.
'When do you think we'll hit Salt Lake?' Greg asked him after a long silence.
'Maybe two hours.'
...'You want me to drive again?'
'No. I wont' be able to sleep if I stop now. We'll take in more gas in Salt Lake, and we can get something to eat while a mechanic checks over the car. Then I'll put us on the right road, and you can take over while I sack out.'
...The sky was dark as evening when they pulled into Salt Lake City. John Brady--that was his name--had passed that way but days before [from Boston], and the city was ready for the responding vehicle. Most of its ten thousand inhabitants appeared along the street, and before Hell and Greg had jumped down from the cab after pulling into the first garage they saw, the hood of car number two was opened and three mechanics were peering at the engine. "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2020||Zelazny, Roger. Damnation Alley. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1969); pg. 15.||"'You're a very good river,' said Denton after a time. 'You've driven just about every vehicle there is to drive. You've even raced. Back when you were smuggling, you used to make a monthly run to Salt Lake City. There are very few drivers who'll try that, even today.' "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2020||Zelazny, Roger. Damnation Alley. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1969); pg. 43.|| "'When Greg awakened him, it was night... He checked their coarse and, 'We'll be in Salt Lake City before morning,' he said, 'if we're lucky. --Did you run into any trouble?'
'No, it was pretty easy. I saw some snakes, and I let them go by. That was about it.' "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2020||Zelazny, Roger. Damnation Alley. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1969); pg. 45.|| "Bats. Enormous bats cavorted overhead, swept by in dark clouds.
...'Last time I was in Salt Lake, I heard talk that a lot of them [bats] were rabid. Someday someone's got to go--them or us.' "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2020||Zelazny, Roger. Damnation Alley. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1969); pg. 49.||[Immediately after arriving in Salt Lake City.] "One of the mechanics approached them. He was short and stained dark with sun and grease, so that his eyes appeared even paler than they were. He regarded the black-framed nails of the hand he had begun to extend, then jerked it back and wiped it on his green coveralls, grinning as he did so, and revealing a row of gold-capped teeth.
'Hi. I'm Monk,' he said. 'You're the ones bound for Boston, huh?'
'I'll have my boss go over everything. Probably take a couple hours. What're your names?'
'Hell,' said Tanner.
'Hell,' he repeated. 'Where can we get breakfast?'
'There's a diner across the street. But judging from that mob [of well-wishers] outside, you'll never make it. Why don't I send one of the boys after some chow? You can eat it in the office.' " [More in Salt Lake City, not in DB, pg. 49-64.]
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2025||Baker, Virginia Ellen. "Songs of Solomon " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 167.||Pg. 167: "I looked away from the Grandmother-Construct to see that she and I are standing on a plain filled with poppies. The plain is a low bowl at the belly of Mt. Olympus, and the city of Salt lake, as I have come to know it, shimmers beyond us. "; Pg. 170: "This could only happen in Salt Lake. We used to say so all the time. That didn't make it true. It only started here, I think. Here and other places like it. " [Other refs. not in DB. Entire story takes place in SLC.]|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2028||Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 14.||"He tells the car to head east, toward Salt Lake City, because the satellite connections will be better and cheaper. Then he climbs into the back, opens the fridge..., gets himself a beer, calls up the file of messages, and starts sorting through his mail. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2031||Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 256.||"He started moving again. He collected the finished backups. He left one set and a coded message for his dad, one of many they'd devised. This one said, basically: I HAD TO CUT OUT. I'M SAFE FOR NOW. WAIT FOR ME. IF YOU HAVE TO LEAVE, WE'LL MEET AT THE APPOINTED RENDEZVOUS. I'LL BE BACK WHEN I CAN. Uncoded, he wrote: HAD TO HEAD UP TO SALT LAKE CITY FOR SOME SUPPLIES. KEEP THE ORDERS ROLLING. BE BACK SOON. He patted his pocket. As always, he carried an astounding amount of cash. You never renew when this sort of thing might happen. He put the other set of backups in his pocket. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2038||Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 369.||"Jason helped Howitz's son Ed load the biodiversity samples onto the train. Ed was inclined to chat as they made the twenty-minute trip into town [Salt Lake City], so Jason felt a sense of sweet frustration about getting to know the train, almost as if it were a person. Not only was it fast, but the state-of-the-art cars pulsed with so much news, entertainment, and educational opportunities that he was astounded; the entire inside surface seethed with access invitations. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2038||Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 370.|| "'I wish Mom and Dad would move to Salt Lake,' said Ed, his feet propped on boxes. On the way out, he'd slagged a few rows of seats down; their matter raised the level of the floor a few inches and that was where they stacked the boxes. 'I really worry about them way out there. These plagues are the worst thing, it seems. Back in the 1990s, they had this phenomenon called drive-by shootings. These are about the same. Cook up a belief architecture that can interfere with 80 percent of normal brains. Let it loose, sit back, and laugh your head off. Or take chart of your army. Whatever. It's bad, man. Bad sh--.'
...After four months in Salt Lake City, Jason was on the move again, but this time he took NAMS
In Houston, he became a janitor at NASA... " [More in Salt Lake City, pg. 370.]
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2050||Bova, Ben. "Sam's War " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1994); pg. 98.||"It made me sad to see him so unhappy, and I had to remind myself often that he had treated me like a schoolgirl and I hated him. For her part, Bonnie Jo seemed perfectly content to have Spence spend most of his time on the remote missions. She herself began to fly back to Salt Lake City every weekend. "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2051||Rucker, Rudy. Freeware. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 104.||Pg. 104: "'I'm not a Heritagist, Randy Karl,' said Jenny. 'I'm a software simmie created for a certain loonie moldie who's also called Jenny. For fast Earth contact, I need to live down here on a serious machine. So I'm working for the Heritagists just to like pay the rent for my space on their machine. I'm living on the Heritagists' big underground asimov computer in Salt Lake City--but, um, Randy I could move? With a client like you, I could be a freelance agent for both you and moldie Jenny from the Moon. I could buy myself a proprietary hardware node in Studio City.' "; Pg. 106: "'...Well, the Heritagists have the Earth's biggest archive of bopper memorabilia. And it just so happens that their Salt Lake City Archives own the only existing copy of Cobb's S-cube...' ";
Pg. 189: "'That sounds like a good idea,' said Wendy. 'But no way am I downloading to Salt Lake City.' " [Also pg. 233.]
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2076||Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 358.||Pg. 358: "'Seattle gets one in Puget Sound right in her lap. San Francisco is going to lose two bridges she's fond of. Los Angeles gets one between Long Beach and Catalina and another a few kilometers up coast. Mexico City is inland so we put one on Popocatepetl where they can see it. Salt Lake City gets one in her lake. Denver we ignore; they can see what's happening in Colorado Springs--for we smack Cheyenne Mountain again and keep it up, just as soon as we have it in line-of-sight. Saint Louis and Kansas City get shots in their rivers and so doe New Orleans--probably flood New Orleans. All Great Lakes cities get it, a long list--shall I read it?' "; Pg. 360: "...Kansas City is farthest from deep water. But some Great Lake cities are already past ocean abort; Lake Superior is best we can do. Salt Lake City maybe an extra minute. Then they pile up.' "|
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake City||2160||Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 11.|| "Or, he thought, I could try something much stronger. Emphytal.
Three of those, he thought, and I'd never wake up. Not in the strength capsules I've got. Here . . . he let the capsules lie on his palm as he stood considering. No one would bother me; no one would intervene--
The medicine cabinet said, 'Mr. Garden, I am establishing contact with Dr. Macy in Salt Lake City, because of your condition.'
'I have no condition,' Pete said. He quickly put the Emphytal capsules back in their bottle. 'See?' He waited. 'It was just momentary, a gesture.' Here he was, pleading with the Rushmore Effect of his medicine cabinet--macabre. 'Okay?' he asked it, hopefully. "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake County||1984||Wellen, Edward. "Voiceover " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 238.||[This story takes place apparently in London.] "The babble had suddenly stilled and his words hung as in a balloon in the room's breathy silence. I felt the regulars' baleful looks. This could turn uglier than it already was. Without relaxing his grip on the woman, Holmes swung his dark glasses toward the crowd, then slowly flashed the badge pinned to the underside of his pea jacket's lapel. It was that of honorary sheriff of Salt Lake County, Utah, but it served well enough.
'Blimey,' the barman said. 'It's a fair cop.' He shrugged and went back to polishing glasses.
That defused the moment. The babble rebuilt. "
|Utah||Utah: Salt Lake County||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. 73.||"In real-land everybody had already passed their tests so they could all go nuts and all two million of them in Salt Lake Valley are out driving around all the time, usually heading up I-15... "|
|Utah||Utah: St. George||1999||Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 306.||"That made sense. Now, where would they put her? They tested those things--where? New Mexico. Nevada. And that town in Utah where John Wayne made Westerns. St. George, wasn't it? To protect the population centers in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the bombs were always exploded when the wind was blowing eastward toward St. George. That town got a heavy dose of radioactive fallout. The memory of it made her head ache. She wished she'd paid more attention to the lecture on the atomic bomb in History 101. "|
|Utah||Utah: St. George||2100||Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 82.||Pg. 82: "'I've processed the material you have me, Mr. Mayerson. It adds up to a convincing case that your employer Mr. Bulero--who is also a client of mine--is at present on a small artificial satellite orbiting earth... Sigma 14-B. I have consulted the records of ownership and it appears to belong to a rocket-fuel manufacturer in St. George, Utah.' He inspected the papers before him. 'Robard Lethane Sales. Lethane is their trade-name for their brand of--' "; Pg. 84: "'I suspect,' Barney said, 'that Leo is not on Luna any longer. That he's on an Earth-satellite called Sigma 14-B which belongs to a St. George firm that you own. Isn't that the case?...' "|
|Utah||Utah: St. George||2100||Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 162.||"His horizontally slotted artificial eyes seemed to pleas him; almost at once he had appeared at the dedication ceremonies of the new St. George opera house in Utah, and had mixed with his near-peers without embarrassment. Even now, a decade later, the operation was rare and it was the first time Barney ha ever seen the Jensen wide-angle, luxvid eyes... "|
|Utah||Utah: Utah County||1991||Wolverton, Dave. "Wheatfields Beyond " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 2.||Pg. 2: "So she worked late at the prison, drove home to Provo, then stopped to grab a hamburger at the Rocky Mountain Drive-In just off I-15... "; Pg. 7: "He wore the fluorescent orange coveralls issued to all inmates at the Utah County Jail. " [Much of the story takes place in Provo.]|
|Utah||Utah: Utah County||1992||Wolverton, Dave. "Wheatfields Beyond " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 11.|| "After six weeks in the Utah State Hospital, Willy's evaluation restrictions were removed... They released Willy for the first time in early March, when the sun had melted the snow and the endless temperature inversions had let the cloud of polluted air begin to rise from Utah Valley.
The recreational therapist in charge... took Willy and a dozen other patients to the dollar theater... Willy slipped from his chair, walked up the aisle, hit the exit door. He sprinted through the parking lot, leapt a fence, and ran north along the Provo River. "