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|cetacean||California||1971||Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 160.||"...a T-shirt reading: SAVE THE WHALES "|
|cetacean||California||1995||Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 38.||"Gregory Peck on Moby Dick's back "|
|cetacean||California||2053||Rucker, Rudy. Freeware. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 10.||Pg. 10, 127: whales|
|cetacean||California: Los Angeles||1969||Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 132.||132: "...coffee table were displayed half a dozen books reflecting the themes of the film: Intelligent Life in the Universe, The Mind of the Dolphin, Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer. . . "; more about the movie Starsea not in DB; Pg. 255: whales; Pg. 270, 298, etc.: dolphins|
|cetacean||California: Los Angeles||1993||Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 119.||"Then I stupidly agreed to try Mr. Dolphin, a ninety-foot-high tower with enclosed cars on the end... "|
|cetacean||California: Los Angeles||2047||Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. New York: Warner Books (1994; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 5.||"She lifted an arm and watched the water bead and slide in thin rivers down her dolphinslick skin. "|
|cetacean||California: San Francisco||1986||McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. New York: Pocket Books (1986); pg. 94.|| "'The Cetacean Institute is devoted exclusively to whales,' Gillian Taylor said. 'We're trying to collect all the research that exists on cetaceans. Even if we succeed, our information will be minuscule compared to what we still have to learn--and what we think we know that's wrong. The first misconception is that whales are fish... Whales aren't fish,' she said. 'They're mammals, like us. They're warm-blooded. They breathe air. They produce milk to nurse their young. And they're very old mammals: eleven million years, give or take.'
A little boy waved his hand to attract attention. 'Do whales really eat people, like in Moby Dick?'
'Many whales, baleen whales, like George and Gracie, don't even have teeth,' Gillian Taylor said. 'They strain plankton and shrimp out of vast amounts of sea water, and that's the limit of their hostility. Moby Dick was a sperm whale. He did have teeth...' " [Other refs., throughout novel.]
|cetacean||California: San Francisco||1999||Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 183.||dolphin|
|cetacean||Canada||1993||Katz, Welwyn Wilton. Come Like Shadows. Regina, Saskatchewan: Coteau Books (2001; 1993); pg. 53.||"...a Save The Whales button pinned defiantly over what was probably a designer logo on the sweatshirt she wore... "|
|cetacean||Delaware||2000||Seidler, Tor. "What's the Point? " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 27.||[Playing the 'Moon Shoot' game at a fair. The dolphin referred to here is a toy prize.] "On her first throw, the ball arced up almost to the ceiling and, on its way down, smacked the Big Dipper. Her second try wasn't even a spiral, though the wobbling ball did hit the backdrop only a few inches from the EARTH hole.
'Darn,' she said. 'I wanted a dolphin.'
'Next year, when you hand's bigger,' Jarred said.
'Tell you what, Mr. QB,' the man said. 'Do a moonie on one go, and she gets a dolphin.'
The diameter of the football was only about an inch less than that of the MOON hole. Jarred licked the tips of the fingers on his right hand, picked up the ball, cocked his arm, and fired.
'You got an agent, kid?' the man said, handing Louise a dolphin. " [See also pg. 29.]
|cetacean||Discworld||1992||Pratchett, Terry. Small Gods. New York: HarperCollins (1994; c. 1992); pg. 98.||porpoises|
|cetacean||Europa||2100||Aldiss, Brian. "III " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001); pg. 45.||[A species native to Europa, the moon of Jupiter.] "Cracks and chasms between the ice floes showed a teeming life of krill-like creatures... a large head burst through the ice. It was streamlined, its fur was thick and white, with mobile pink nostrils. Its whiskers were long. The general impression was of a dolphin crossed with a kitten. "|
|cetacean||Florida||1973||Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 136.||"'...in a project down in Miami to train whales and dolphins to service subsea stations and defuse mines...' " [More, pg. 188.]|
|cetacean||Florida||1994||Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 12.||[Book jacket] "Miami photojournalist Carol Dawson arrives in Key West to cover a whale beaching. The vast gentle animals have tragically casting themselves ashore, their navigational instincts gone haywire. But Carol's real story is to investigate rumors that the U.S. Navy misfired and lost the prototype for its new Panther missile... "; Pg. 12: "...one of the newest models, a 1993 SONY about the size of a small notebook... Dr. Jeff Marsden, 'the leading authority on whales in the Florida Keys.'... Dr. Marsden explained that marine biologists still did not understand the reasons for whale beachings, although their increased frequency in the late eighties and early nineties had provided ample opportunities for research. According to him, most experts blamed the beachings on infestations of parasites in the individual whales leading each of the unfortunate pods... " [More. Multiple refs., not in DB.]|
|cetacean||Florida||1994||Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 17.||"He read to her a story about a while that seemed human and a man named Captain Ahab. the pictures were frightening, one in particular showed a boat being tossed about by a giant whale with a harpoon stuck in his back. "|
|cetacean||galaxy||-4980 B.C.E.||Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Serpent Mage. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 40.||"This discovery led the humans into a perfect flurry of activity, quite marvelous to behold. They took measurements and made calculations, they sent out dolphins to scout for them, and questioned the dolphins for cycles on end, trying to find out what they knew of the history of the seasun. "; Footnote: "Humans were the first to communicate with the dolphins and learn their language. Elves think dolphins amusing gossips, entertaining conversationalists, fun to have at parties. Dwarves, who learned how to talk to the dolphins from the humans, use dolphins mainly as a source of information on navigation. Dwarves--being naturally suspicious of anyone or anything that is not a dwarf--do not trust the dolphins, however. " [Many other refs. throughout novel, not in DB. Dolphins are one of the novel's main cultural groups.]|
|cetacean||galaxy||-4980 B.C.E.||Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Serpent Mage. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 42.|| "'Bah!' What does a fish know?' my father demanded scornfully. He never took to the notion of talking to dolphins.
...Humans and elves claim that the dolphin is not a fish, but a species similar to themselves, because dolphins give birth to their young the same way they do. Dwarves have no use for such a nonsensical notion. Anything that swims like a fish is a fish, according to dwarves. "
|cetacean||galaxy||-4980 B.C.E.||Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Serpent Mage. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 78.|| "Humans revere magic, hold it in awe and fear. Elves take a more practical view of it, but that may be because elven magic deals with more practical things. We dwarves never saw much point in either. Oh, certainly it saves time and labor, but one has to give up freedom to pay for it. After all, who ever really trusts a wizard? Apparently, not even a spouse.
'And so, Delu, you cast this spell on the beast's droppings or whatever they left behind.' "
|cetacean||galaxy||-4980 B.C.E.||Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Serpent Mage. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 98.|| "Now that I thought of it, it was strange that we hadn't seen any fish. Dolphins are quite fond of company and are great gossips. They will generally flock around a ship, begging for news and passing along their own to anyone fool enough to listen.'
'How do we . . . er . . . summon them?' I asked. "
|cetacean||galaxy||-4980 B.C.E.||Weis, Margaret & Tracy Hickman. Serpent Mage. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 287.||"Well, of course, Haplo could have asked nothing that would have caught the dolphins' fancy more (which, it occurs to me, may have been the reason he asked it). Dolphins have never understood our strange propensity for draping the body in cloth, just as they've never understood our other odd habits, such as living on dry land and expending all that energy walking when we might be swimming. "|
|cetacean||galaxy||1943||Lewis, C.S. Perelandra. New York: Simon & Schuster (1996; c. 1943); pg. 51.||"Very large, obese, dolphin-like fish... "|
|cetacean||galaxy||1966||Adams, Douglas. "Young Zaphod Plays it Safe " in The More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide. Avenel, New Jersey: Wings Books (1989; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 616.||"Here, at two hundred feet, the sun streamed feebly. A large, silk-skinned sea-mammal rolled idly by, inspecting the craft with a kind of half interest, as if it had half expected to find something of this kind around about here, and then it slid on up and away toward the rippling light. "|
|cetacean||galaxy||2150||Dickson, Gordon R. The Magnificent Wilf. New York: Baen (1995)
; pg. 225.
|"Unlike most of the sea creature that Tom had known of before, from the dolphins of Earth to the several sea-living Aliens shown Tom in his original Sector briefing by Alien device... " [More.]|
|cetacean||galaxy||2200||Hawke, Simon. The Whims of Creation. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 138.||"The voice that came through the translator was female, which meant the dolphin was a female. Karen did not know how the translator determined this. She understood very little about AI programming, and even less about dolphins. Jenny was the dolphin expert in the family. Occasionally, dolphins adopted humans, and when Jenny was a little girl, one of them had bonded with her and taught her how to swim, dolphin-style. Jenny had spent many days frolicking with Jilly in the sea, and Karen had enjoyed watching them together... " [More, pg. 138-140, 184-185. Other refs., not in DB.]|
|cetacean||galaxy||2287||Bonanno, Margaret Wander. Probe (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 290.||"'You said it yourself, Bones, just a minute ago: not superwhales but superdolphins!... And dolphins 'see' more with their sonar than with their eyes, so any images--their equivalent of a hologram would have to include the ability to be 'seen' by their sonar!' "|
|cetacean||galaxy||2367||Duane, Diane. Dark Mirror (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 25.|| "'The recurrent musical idiom, Commander,' Picard said, 'is it the poetry of the scientist or the species?'
Hwiii chuckled. 'Something specifically dolphine? Probably not. All our peoples are musical to one degree or another; but the great singers are the humpbacks and blues--they're the philosophers, music is everything to them. Us, though, we're too practical; we and the orcas. Music is talk, yes, but the talk is more interesting . . . with each other or you or other species.' " [Hwiii, one of novel's main characters, is a dolphin. Many cetacean refs., not in DB, primarily related to this character.]
|cetacean||galaxy||2368||Ferguson, Brad. The Last Stand (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 14.||"'Captain,' he reported, 'short-range sensors have detected meta-cetacean life-forms inhabited the upper atmosphere of Planet Five, as is typical for gas giants of this class. The planet possesses fifteen major natural satellites...' "|
|cetacean||galaxy||2374||Vornholt, John. Gemworld: Book One (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 115.||"With all the ropes hanging from it, the starship looked like a metallic Moby Dick--a monster dwarfing everything in sight. "|
|cetacean||galaxy||2500||Gardner, James Alan. Expendable. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 194.||"...I tried to resolve a better picture of the thing--particularly its tail. Cetaceans have horizontal tail fins; fish have vertical. The image on the screen was still too blobby for me to be certain... "|
|cetacean||galaxy||2531||Bujold, Lois McMaster. Komarr. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1998); pg. 86.||"'This is the Dolphin-776 we went on,' he held one up for Miles's inspection. "|
|cetacean||galaxy||2800||Brin, David. Startide Rising in Earthclan (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (first pub. 1983); pg. 50-51.||[Year is estimated.] "The shrill repetitive squeals of Primal Dolphin. No modern dolphin spoke it when fully in command of his faculties...
Akki had told him, once, that sometimes the sea itself seemed to be calling for help. Some humans claimed to have felt it, too--particularly those who took dolphin RNA in the rites of the Dreamer Cult.
Once upon a time the Tursiops, or bottlenose dolphin, had been about the least likely cetacean to beach himself. But gnetic engineering had upset the balance somewhere. As the genes of other species were spliced onto the Tursiops model, a few things had been thrown out of kilter. For three generations human geneticists had been working on the problem... " [A central element of this novel is the sentient, genetically enhanced dolphins. Dolphins aren't a religion, but a separate species, of coure.]
|cetacean||galaxy||2800||Brin, David. The Uplift War in Earthclan (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (first pub. 1987); pg. 498.||[Year is estimated. The Uplift War is the sequel to Startide Rising. As in the previous novel, the culture and psychology of genetically 'uplifted' dolphins and chimpanzees--who are now sentient--are central elements of the book.] "For all of Ifni's starfield, nobody had expected the Tytlal to choose dolphins!
The visiting Galactics were strucken dumb. Neo-dolphins . . . why the second client race on Earth was the youngest acknowledged sapients in all five galaxies... "
|cetacean||galaxy||2800||Niven, Larry. Ringworld. New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston (1970); pg. 41.||[Mentioning various sentient races.] "Us, of course. Humans and kzinti, at least. Kdatlyno and pierin and dolphins, probably...' "|
|cetacean||galaxy||3000||Felice, Cynthia. Iceman. New York: Ace (1991); pg. 16.||[Year estimated.] Pg. 16: "'I've never been to Kansas before. Been to Whitney Planet and Dolphinia, but never...' "; Pg. 105: "...both of which he'd heard of but never encountered, not even on Whitney Planet, and certainly not on Dolphinia. "; Pg. 139: "'When we left the Dolphinian orbit...' "|
|cetacean||galaxy||3000||Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 341.||"'...And if Neulanders are not human, then I'm a dolphin and all of you are still apes.' "|
|cetacean||galaxy||3000||Simmons, Dan. "Remembering Siri " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1983); pg. 101.||Pg. 101: "The sky is as tranquil as tales of Old Earth's seas... Better one of the great sea-simoons blowing up out of the cold belly of the south, lashing before it the motile isles and their dolphin herders until they seek refuge in lee of our atolls and stony peaks. "; Pg. 106: "Three weeks in that huge, swaying treehouse under the billowing treesails with the dolphin herders keeping pace like outriders, tropical sunsets filling the evening... "|
|cetacean||galaxy||3000||Simmons, Dan. "Remembering Siri " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1983); pg. 119.|| "Minutes passed before the dolphins came to investigate. They rolled past me, surprisingly large, alarmingly large, their skin looking slick and muscled in the uncertain light. A large one swam within a meter of us, turning at the last moment so that the white of his belly curved pat us like a wall. I could see the dark eye rotate to follow me as he passed. One stroke of his wide fluke kicked up a turbulence strong enough to convince me of the animal's power.
'Hello,' called Siri but the swift form faded into distant haze and there was a sudden silence. Siri clicked off the translator. 'Do you want to talk to them?' she asked.
'Sure.' I was dubious. More than three centuries of effort had not raised much of a dialogue between man and sea-mammal. Mike had once told me that the thought structures of Old Earth's two groups of orphans were too different, the referents too few. "
|cetacean||galaxy||3000||Simmons, Dan. "Remembering Siri " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1983); pg. 120.|| "One pre-Hegira expert had written that speaking to a dolphin or porpoise was about as rewarding as speaking to a one-year-old human infant. Both sides usually enjoyed the exchange and there was a simulacrum of conversation, but neither party would come away the more knowledgeable. Siri switched the translator disk back on. 'Hello,' I said.
There was a final minute of silence and then our earphones were buzzing while the sea echoed shrill ululations.
distance/no-fluke/hello-tone/current pulse/circle me/funny?
'What the hell?' I asked Siri and the translator trilled out my question. Siri was grinning under her osmosis mask.
I tried again. 'Hello! Greetings from . . . uh . . . the surface. How are you?'
...no-fluke/no-feed/no-swim/no-play/no-fun. " [More, not in DB.]
|cetacean||galaxy||3043||Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 194.|| "There was an odd apparatus on a huge table. Rack after rack of containers and vials surrounded the table. Curious, Cale picked one up.
'DNA coding--Mammal, Tursiops Truncatus. The Bottle-nosed Dolphin.'
He was silent for a second.
'Akima--these are--will be--animals.' "
|cetacean||galaxy||3131||Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 568.||"...great herds of something that looked like Old Earth killer whales with short arms and elegant hands. " [Also pg. 601.]|
|cetacean||galaxy||3300||Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. ix.||[Year is estimated.] "CAST OF CHARACTERS
Akeakemai--a dolphin member of Streaker's bridge crew...
Baskin, Gillian--a Terragens Agent assigned as physician to the dolphin survey vessel Streaker...
Creideiki--a male dolphin, former captain of the dolphin-crewed Earth vessel Streaker. Left behind on Kithrup, along with several other members of the crew... " [Etc. Many of the novel's main characters are dolphins. Refs. throughout novel.]
|cetacean||galaxy||4000||Banks, Iain M. Excession. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1996); pg. 1.||[Year estimated.] "Far out amongst the heaving gray waves, beneath drifting banks of mist, the great slow bodies of some of the small sea's larger inhabitants humped and slid. Jets of vapor issued from the animals' breathing holes in exhaled blasts that rose like ghostly, insubstantial geysers amongst the flock of birds... " [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|cetacean||galaxy||9730||Reynolds, Alastair. "Galactic North " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 98.||"AD 9730... Like the Hirondelle, it had changed almost beyond recognition. The hull glistened within a skein of armouring force. The engines, no longer physically coupled to the rest of the ship, flew alongside like dolphins. "|
|cetacean||galaxy||33989||Harrison, Harry. The Stainless Steel Rat Wants You. New York: Bantam (1979); pg. 42.||"'I know that one of those space-whales swallowed my cruiser along with Angelina and James...' "|
|cetacean||Grenada||2022||Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 137.|| "'...They have these maternity tanks . . . They have women at term, right . . . they take 'em out into these birthing tanks. . . . Did I mention the dolphins?' He sipped his drink.
'You ever hear of laser acupuncture?...' "
|cetacean||India||1974||Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 174.||"...fountain sculpted in the shape of a dolphin leaping above chiseled waves. "|
|cetacean||Inuit planetoid||2100||Bell, M. Shayne. Inuit. Eugene, OR: Pulphouse (1991); pg. 41.|| "The whale burst from the water ahead of Anvik's umiak. It leapt completely from the sea, blood streaming down its sides--something it could not have done, hurt as it was, except in the far north where it weighted less. It twisted in the air and seemed to fall back slowly, seemed to try to keep jumping as if it hoped to reach the oceans it could see on the other side of the world, its flukes jerking up against its sides, twisting, finally, so it would fall back on Anvik's umiak.
Anvik and his friends jumped. The whale hit the umiak, shattered it, went under the water, and surfaced belly up. It turned and spouted blood. "
|cetacean||Inuit planetoid||2100||Bell, M. Shayne. Inuit. Eugene, OR: Pulphouse (1991); pg. 23-24.|| "'After men not Inuit learned to talk to whales, all whaling on Earth stopped,' Joseph said. 'You will not be allowed to keep hunting whales, if the whales stay here instead of letting us take them to Earth.'
...'Joseph has talked with whales on this satellite,' Kwiguk said.
He made the wall in front of us slide back, and we could look through the windows into the sea. Dark, huge shapes were swimming there--whales. Joseph had us put on earphones, and we could hear the whales sing. Joseph turned on great lights on the seabed. The whales began to swim away, but Joseph put on earphones and talked to them through a mouthpiece. One bull whale turned and swam slowly toward us. When he bumped the window we all stood up, even Kwiguk, but the glass held. The whale filled the window. He pressed the right side of his face against it and stared at us with one eye. "
|cetacean||Inuit planetoid||2100||Bell, M. Shayne. Inuit. Eugene, OR: Pulphouse (1991); pg. 24-25.|| "'Come ask the whale your questions,' [Joseph] said, holding out his earphones and mouthpiece. No one moved. Finally Kwiguk walked up to the window, pulled Joseph's earphones and mouthpiece over her head, and spoke to the whale. 'Are you happy here?' she asked. The whale sang. A man's voice in our earphones translated: 'Yes,' the whale said.
'Do you want to leave here?' Kwiguk asked.
'Only if men keep hunting us.'
Kwiguk gave the earphones back to Joseph. The whale went on to talk about the beauty he saw in the sea and of his anger: 'Avoid men in boats,' he said. 'Men kill whales. Men not spare young or old who break water first for air.'
Joseph put on the earphones. 'What will you do if men keep hunting you?' he asked.
'Kill,' the whale said. "
|cetacean||Inuit planetoid||2100||Bell, M. Shayne. Inuit. Eugene, OR: Pulphouse (1991); pg. 36-37.|| "The whales would be feeding here... I stood and looked ahead: twenty or thirty sperm whales were spouting, not far away. Our umiak was the closest--we would reach the whales first. Father stood in the prow, harpoon in hand. We came up on the whales slowly, quietly. I imagined them talking to each other. Even so, I put on my gloves, ready to help pull in the rope after the harpoon was thrown, and set my father's lance at his feet.
But the whales saw us or heard us and dropped down into the ocean. Good, I thought. The waves of their sounding rocked our umiak. We all watched the sea. Then I realized the whales had not had time to spout and take in the air they needed. They would surface again, soon. We would be waiting. "
|cetacean||Inuit planetoid||2100||Bell, M. Shayne. Inuit. Eugene, OR: Pulphouse (1991); pg. 6-7.|| "I had seen, six years before, men not Inuit. I was sitting in the prow of my family's umiak while we rowed from Atka to the mainland, and whales were in the sea. We meant the whales no harm--we had plenty of dried meat--and Father had sung his songs over our umiak, so he and Anvik, my older brother, rowed with confidence through the whales. The whales were spouting and taking fresh air, but suddenly the ones farthest out began to sound.
We saw, then, the men not Inuit. They came in a great umiak larger than ten the size of my family's, and they were hunting: they held harpoons ready to throw... The men not Inuit held their harpoons. They stopped near us, among whales larger than even their umiak. The men not Inuit looked at us and at the whales, and we looked at the men. They shouted words to us I could not understand, and we rowed away quickly without answering. " [Many refs. to whales in story, most not in DB.]
|cetacean||Italy||2199||Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Rama II. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 75.||"Unlike most scientists, Bardolini was a brilliant showman. IN the final segment of his show he had his two most famous dolphins, Emilio and Emilia, take an intelligence test in a real-time competition against two of the villa guides, one male and one female, who had been selected at random that evening. The construct of the competitive test was enticingly simple... " [More, pg. 75-76.]|
|cetacean||Massachusetts: Nantucket||-1250 B.C.E.||Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 19.||Pg. 19: "Or maybe the elves had carried them off to fairyland and Br'er Fox would be by any minute, riding on Willy the Orca... "; Pg. 48: whales; Pg. 104: whale-oil lamp; Pg. 252: whale-oil lamp [May be other refs., not in DB.]|
|cetacean||Maui-Covenant||3131||Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 319.||"...the world of Maui-Covenant... without the help of the locals who, in the best Siri tradition, had fought from their motile isles and alongside their dolphin companions until Pax Fleet and Swiss Guard had put their boots down hard. Now Maui-Covenant was being Christianized with a vengeance, the residents of one large continent, the Equatorial Archipelago, and the thousands of migrating motile isles being sent to 'Christian academies' for reeducation. " [also pg. 423, 525.]|
|cetacean||Metropolis||1980||Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 61.|| "'Porpoisefully,' Clark said as he walked in behind Kristin and she jumped.
'Oh. What did you say?'
'Twenty-four across, the one you're having trouble with. It's porpoisefully. Like dolphins. Thirteen letters.' "
|cetacean||New York||1979||Hauman, Glenn. "Chasing Hairy " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 104.||"...he promises to turn his Cosmic Whangdoodle into a source of clean power for the dolphins... "|
|cetacean||New York: New York City||1991||Byrne, John. Namor, The Sub-Mariner, Vol. 1, No. 13: "Reap the Whirlwind ". Marvel Comics Group: New York (April. 1991); pg. 8.||Prosecutor: "In your expert opinion, then, what was the nature of the creature prince Namor called forth to attack New York? "; Reed Richards: "Subsequent examination showed it to have been a member of the order Cetacea . . . perhaps a throwback to the early ancestors of the modern whale. Its limbs were adapted for land use, and it was completely amphibious. I believed Namor referred to it by the sobriquet 'Giganto.' " [More.]|
|cetacean||Newmanhome||2200||Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 232.||They've got all kinds of stuff in there,' he was saying. 'You would'nt believe all of it. There's one whole chamber that's full of frozen sperm and ova, animals that they brought from Earth and never started up here. Whales! Termites! Chimpanzees--' "|
|cetacean||Oklahoma||1943||Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 85.||whale|
|cetacean||Ontario: Toronto||2000||Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 18.||"But every modern Earthly vertebrate has four limbs (or, as with snakes and whales, had evolved from a creature that did)... "|
|cetacean||Pacem||2780||Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 146.|| "Gladstone looked out between the towers, out past the old breakwater where blue lagoons had been turned brown, out past the drilling platforms and tourist barges, out to where the sea began. There were no motile isles now. They no longer moved in great herds across the oceans, their treesails billowing to southern breezes, their dolphin herders cutting the water in white vees of foam.
The isles were tamed and populated by Web citizens now. The dolphins were dead--some killed in the great battles with FORCE, most killing themselves in the inexplicable South Sea Mass Suicide, the last mystery of a race draped in mysteries. "
|cetacean||Pennterra||2233||Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 62.||"'They speak with their spiracles, like dolphins,' Katy put in. 'Their vocal platse and valves are associated with their respiratory system; the organs for ingestion and mastication belong to another system altogether.' "|
|cetacean||Pern||3000||McCaffrey, Anne. Dragonsdawn. New York: Ballantine (1988); pg. 105.||"The dolphins had a high old time tracking the tsunami wave; it had, as Tarvi had predicted, raced across the Northern sea... The dolphins were excited by the earthquake, for they had sensed its imminence from the reactions of the larger marine forms that scurried for safety, and they were pleased to learn of such awareness in the life of their new oceans. As Teresa had told Efram in indignant clicks and hisses, they had rung and rung the seabell installed at the end of the jetty, but no one had come. The marine rangers had had their work cut out to soothe and placate the blues and bottlenoses. " [Many other refs, not in DB.]|
|cetacean||Roman Empire||284 C.E.||Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 195.||"As I directed the girls who were cleaning the mosaic of Dionysos with the dolphins on the floor of the dining room... "|
|cetacean||Roman Empire||300 C.E.||Anderson, Poul & Karen Anderson. The King of Ys: Roma Mater. New York: Baen (1986); pg. 375.||"While the vessel was oar-driven, she bore a pole for the flying of a flag--heavy silk, gold-fringed, dolphin argent on azure.. "|