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|cetacean||Solar System||2286||McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. New York: Pocket Books (1986); pg. 53.|| "'The computer displayed the image of a huge creature, an inhabitant of earth's seas, and identified it: Megaptera novaeangliae.
Spock had passed his own memory test.
'Spock?' Admiral Kirk said, his voice tight.
'As I suspected,' Spock said. 'The probe's transmissions are the songs sung by whales.'
'In particular, the humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae.'
'That's crazy!' McCoy exclaimed.
Spock found McCoy's highly emotional state to be most discomforting. He tried to ignore it.
'Who would send a probe hundreds of light-years to talk to a whale?' McCoy said. " [Many refs. to cetaceans, not in DB, specifically to the humpback whales that are the central element of the plot.]
|cetacean||Solar System||2286||McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. New York: Pocket Books (1986); pg. 54.|| "'It's possible,' Admiral Kirk said thoughtfully. 'Whales evolved on earth far earlier than human beings.'
'Ten millions of years earlier,' Spock said. 'Human beings regarded them, as they regarded everything else on the planet, as resources to be exploited. Humans hunted the whale, even after its intelligence had been noted, even after other resources took the place of what humans took from whales. The culture of whales--'
'No one ever proved whales have a culture!' McCoy exclaimed.
'No. Because you destroyed them before you had the wisdom to obtain the knowledge that might form the proof.' McCoy started to object again, but Spock spoke over him. 'The language of the smaller species of cetaceans contain tantalizing hints of a high intellectual civilization. Lost, all lost. In any event, the pressure upon the population was too great for the whales to withstand. The humpback species became extinct in the twenty-first century.' "
|cetacean||South Carolina||1999||Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 221.|| "Lucy went over to her. 'Whales in the Sea, His Voice obey,' she whispered.
'Amen,' said Luz. "
|cetacean||United Kingdom||1976||Kotzwinkle, William. Doctor Rat. New York: Marlowe & Co. (1976); pg. 99.|| "The so-called Songs of the Humpbacked Whales. Just a lot of flubbering mouth-noises. Loud, yes, but extremely crude. It doesn't compare with the New Necropsy. Whales are useful for perfume, pet food, and the occasional girdle, but please don't mistake them for intelligent beings. They're just big basic models.
But my fellow rats are entranced by these huge farts the whales are blowing... "
|cetacean||United Kingdom||1976||Kotzwinkle, William. Doctor Rat. New York: Marlowe & Co. (1976); pg. 101.|| "...and hoping to see the telltale spray of a whale...
'The sperm whale has a brain six times that of a man. Only a small part of that brain is used for survival. The rest of it is undoubtedly engaged in thought-forms which exceed anything mankind has yet dreamed of.'
'Sir James, how can we know for certain that the sperm whale actually uses that gigantic brain?'
'Nothing is certain, of course. But computer calculations have indicated that a brain of that size... We've studied the recordings of their music and it expresses emotions which are quite beyond us, really, but deeply stirring nonetheless.' " [More.]
|cetacean||United Kingdom||1984||Adams, Douglas. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 37.||"There had been a small number of significant letters in the piles of junk... there was also an old letter from Greenpeace, the ecological pressure group to which he occasionally made contributions, asking for help with their scheme to release dolphins and orcas from captivity... " [Other refs., not in DB. The title of the book, in fact, is the last message from the dolphins before they left Earth in the first book in the series.]|
|cetacean||United Kingdom||2150||Ryman, Geoff. "Everywhere " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 521.|| "We dug it ourselves, in the Haughs just down there by the river. It's tidal, our river. Did you know? It had dolphins anyway, but our pool lured them in. They like the people and the facilities, like the video conferencing. They like video conferencing, do dolphins. They like being fed and all.
My Dad and I helped make the food. We grind up fish heads on a Saturday at Safeways. It smells rotten to me, but then I'm not an aquatic mammal, am I?... Sick people get first crack at swimming with the dolphins. When Granddad was sick, he'd take me with him. There'd be all this steam coming off the water like in a vampire movie. The dolphins always knew who wasn't right, what was wrong with them. " [More, this page and pg. 524.]
|cetacean||United Kingdom: London||1500 C.E.||Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 208.||Pg. 208: "The three moved in the direction of a marble fountain; King Alexander the Great at the Court of Queen Hecate of Iberia, with water-nymphs and dolphins. They lifted their faces to the spray. "; Pg. 266: "Across the shivering bridge rolled the sphere, the dolphin-dwarves dragging it to the far side of the island and then jumping into the lake to swim for their lives to the shore... "|
|cetacean||United Kingdom: London||2546||Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: HarperCollins (1999; c. 1932, 1946); pg. 261.||"Almost as good, thought Darwin Bonaparte, as the Sperm Whale's Love-Life... "|
|cetacean||USA||1969||Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 130.||The film [Starsea] began with an elegiac illumination of the ancient bond between humans and dolphins, then extended that mythic connection to include a philosophical race of extraterrestrials who had long ago established contact with the intelligent mammals of earth's oceans. That race, according to the plot, had appointed the Cetaceans as benevolent caretakers of humanity until such time as mankind was ready to be welcomed to the galactic family. But near the end of the twentieth century, the dolphins had learned that the mentors of Cygnus IV, whose return they had awaited for millennia, had been destroyed by an interstellar catastrophe. The dolphins then made their true nature and their great history known to humanity, in a moment of simultaneous exhilaration and deep mourning. For the first time, this planet became genuinely whole, a linked community of minds on land and undersea . . . yet more alone in the bleakness of space than ever... "|
|cetacean||USA||1970||Baxter, Stephen. Voyage. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 42.||"He stepped to the edge of the tank. It was a big blue rectangle, like a swimming pool. T-shirted divers were already moving through the water, playing around the sim like dolphins... "|
|cetacean||USA||1970||Zelazny, Roger. Nine Princes of Amber in The Chronicles of Amber, vol. 1. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1970); pg. 6.||"...I was garbed all in white, the color of Moby Dick and vanilla ice cream. "|
|cetacean||USA||1981||Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 795.||"He was wearing a blue baseball cap with the legend YOKAHAMA TAIYO WHALES in white stitching... " [Also pg. 851.]|
|cetacean||USA||1989||Simmons, Dan. "Shave and a Haircut, Two Bites " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1989); pg. 300.||"Imagine a huge sea creature, a small whale, maybe, dead and rotting on the beach for a week, and you've got an idea of what the thing itself smelled like. "|
|cetacean||USA||1990||De Haven, Tom. Walker of Worlds. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 327.||"Be cool if it was, like, Pinocchio. Remember the big whale in Pinocchio? Be cool, wouldn't it? Same stories and stuff. "|
|cetacean||USA||1991||Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 94.||"Here people were, bustling around, speaking of the dangers, creating committees and movements to Save the Whales, Save the Forests, Save the Rain Forests... "|
|cetacean||USA||1995||Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 245.||dolphin|
|cetacean||USA||1996||Bova, Ben. "The Great Moon Hoax or A Princess of Mars " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1996); pg. 69.||"...into a permanent silly-looking grin, like a dolphin. No teeth at all. "|
|cetacean||USA||1997||Bradbury, Ray. "Nothing Changes " in Driving Blind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 111.||"...I arrived one noon at White Whale Books... "|
|cetacean||USA||1998||Dick, Philip K. Time Out of Joint. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1959); pg. 37.||great white whale|
|cetacean||USA||1999||Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 119.||"...supermarket tabloid days: ZEN MYSTIC EXPLODES ON TV, PUPPY FROM HELL TERRORIZED FAMILY, SCIENTISTS PROVE ELVIS REINCARNATED AS PORPOISE. "|
|cetacean||USA||1999||Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 14.||"It was a young man wearing a 'Save the Whales' T-shirt and khaki pants. He had shoulder-length blond hair and a vague expression that made her think of southern California. "|
|cetacean||USA||1999||Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 26.|| "'...Didn't your sister have any ideas?'
'She didn't know how she got him in the first place. She and her Maharishi were channeling an Egyptian nobleman and he suddenly appeared, wearing a 'Save the Dolphins' T-shirt. I got the idea the Maharishi was as surprised as she was.' "
|cetacean||USA||2015||Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 244.||"'Adrien Reyes, pursuing the Deep! It's like Flipper the dolphin going Nazi-hunting.' "|
|cetacean||USA||2030||Bradbury, Ray. "Coda " in Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; book c. 1953; 'Coda' c. 1979); pg. 178.||"For it is a mad world and it will get madder if we allow the minorities, be they dwarf or giant, orangutan or dolphin, nuclear-head or water-conversationalist, pro-computerologist or Neo-Luddite, simpleton or sage, to interfere with aesthetics. "|
|cetacean||Washington, D.C.||1972||Baxter, Stephen. Voyage. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 101.||"...an offer of tickets for the Cowboys vs Dolphins Super Bowl... "|
|cetacean||world||-3003 B.C.E.||Gaskell, Jane. Atlan. New York: St. Martin's Press (1977; c. 1965); pg. 287.|| "The golden coast hazes down the purling wind. The spray and the dolphins leap and shimmer. Albino dolphins, Atlan creatures. I spent a lifetime yearning for Atlan, the great good stronghold, the last purity, before ever I heard its name. I curse the day I first set foot on it (as Atlan too curses that day when storm and war broke loose) and I hope never to see Atlan again.
I hope never to see my husband again.
'Look, Seka! Silver dolphin.'
The rose clouds darken. "
|cetacean||world||1787||Bonanno, Margaret Wander. Probe (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 9.||"Five hundred years ago, Spock knew, the songs of a thousand thousand humpbacks had crisscrossed beneath earth's oceans. Before the advent of humans in larger numbers upon the seas and more specifically, the invention of the screw propeller, cetacean life-forms had possessed an extraordinary communication network. For millennia the seas had been filled with a complex tapestry of underwater sound, its uncounted strands woven around the planet, such a never-ending, constantly evolving saga. For such they must have been. Enduring anywhere from five to sixty minutes, they were memorized and passed from pod to pd. Old songs were repeated, new songs added, every year. One whale could communicate with another across distances up to twenty thousand kilometers--literally anywhere in the planet's oceans. "|
|cetacean||world||1866||Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1953; c. 1870); pg. 5.||"Now the largest whales, those which frequent those parts of the sea round the Aleutian, Kulammak, and Umgullich islands, have never exceeded the length of sixty yards, if they attain that. " [Many other refs. not in DB.]|
|cetacean||world||1866||Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1953; c. 1870); pg. 5.||In every big city the monster was the latest rage; they sang about it in the coffee houses, they ridiculed it in the newspapers, they dramatized it in the theaters. The tabloids found it a fine opportunity for hatching all sorts of hoaxes. In those newspapers short of copy, you saw the reappearance of every gigantic imaginary creature, from "Moby Dick, " that dreadful white whale from the High Arctic regions, to the stupendous kraken whose tentacles could entwine a 500-ton craft and drag it into the ocean depths. They even reprinted reports from ancient times: the views of Aristotle and Pliny accepting the existence of such monsters, then the Norwegian stories of... Pontoppidan, the narratives of Paul Egede, and finally the reports of Captain Harrington-- whose good faith is above suspicion--in which he claims he saw, while aboard the Castilian in 1857, one of those enormous serpents that, until then, had frequented only the seas of France's old extremist newspaper|
|cetacean||world||1866||Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1953; c. 1870); pg. 71.||"What you believe to be red meat, professor, is nothing other than loin of sea turtle. Similarly, here are some dolphin livers you might mistake for stewed pork. My chef is a skillful food processor who excels at pickling and preserving these various exhibits from the ocean. Feel free to sample all of these foods. Here are some preserves of sea cucumber that a Malaysian would declare to be unrivaled in the entire world, here's cream from milk furnished by the udders of cetaceans, and sugar from the huge fucus plants in the North Sea; and finally, allow me to offer you some marmalade of sea anemone, equal to that from the tastiest fruits. "|
|cetacean||world||1900||Mina, John W. "Vive l'Amiral " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 252.||Pg. 252: An English ship named Dolphin (also pg. 253, etc.)|
|cetacean||world||1966||Tolkien, J. R. R. The Hobbit or There and Back Again. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1997; c. 1937, 1966); pg. 9.||"Orc is not an English word. It occurs in one or two places but is usually translated goblin... Orc is the hobbits' form of the name given at that time to these creatures, and it is not connected at all with our orc, ork, applied to sea-animals of dolphin-kind. "|
|cetacean||world||1970||Zelazny, Roger. Nine Princes of Amber in The Chronicles of Amber, vol. 1. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1970); pg. 67.||"Big, shining like alabaster, and caved with Tritons, sea nymphs, mermaids, and dolphins, it was. "|
|cetacean||world||1973||Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 5.||Pg. 5: dolphins mentioned; Pg. 168: photo of dolphins; Pg. 169: Chapter 24 entitled "Some of My Best Friends Are Dolphins ". Chapter runs pg. 169 to 181, and is entirely about dolphins, and other cetaceans.|
|cetacean||world||1975||Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 45.||Pg. 45: "He shook his head. Was there no end to the surrealism he'd been subjected to in the last six days? A dolphin wearing scuba gear!
'Hi, man-friends,' said Howard's voice over the loudspeaker on the bridge. George cast a glance at Harry Coin...
'Dead, sleeping, whatever it is they are. I have a whole purpoise horde--most of the Atlantean Adepts--watching them.'
...'It's a talking fish. but why the hell is it wearing an oxygen tank and breathing through a... mask?' "; Pg. 46: "'...Meanwhile, stay out of the way of the Nazis--the protection they're under is particularly aimed at sea animals, since that was the presumed greatest danger to them...' "
|cetacean||world||1975||Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 12-13.||"Hagbard Celine, meanwhile, is rushing toward sunken Atlantis to seize some long-buried art works... In the battle between the Leif Erikson and the spider-ships, Hagbard is aided by a dolphin named Howard, leader of the AA (Atlantean Adepts), a delphine secret society. " [Other refs. not in DB.]|
|cetacean||world||1979||Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. New York: Harmony Books (1979); pg. 147.|| "It is an important and popular fact that things are not always what they seem. For instance, on the planet Earth, man had always assumed that he was more intelligent than dolphins because he had achieved so much--the wheel, New York, wars and so on--while all the dolphins had ever done was much about in the water having a good time. But conversely, the dolphins had always believed that they were far more intelligent than man--for precisely the same reasons.
Curiously enough, the dolphins had known of the impending destruction of the planet Earth and had made many attempts to alert mankind to the danger; but most of their communications were misinterpreted as amusing attempts to punch footballs or whistle for tidbits, so they eventually gave up and left the Earth by their own means shortly before the Vogons arrived. "
|cetacean||world||1979||Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. New York: Harmony Books (1979); pg. 147.|| "The last ever dolphin message was misinterpreted as a surprisingly sophisticated attempt to do a double-backward somersault through a hoop while whistling the 'Star-Spangled Banner,' but in fact the message was this: So long and thanks for all the fish.
In fact there was only one species on the planet more intelligent than dolphins, and they spent a lot of their time in behavioral research laboratories running round inside wheels and conducting frighteningly elegant and subtle experiments on man. "
|cetacean||world||1980||Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 155.||"A geyser bubbled below the surface of Colorado. A company of humpback whales howled an ecstatic, intricate symphony whose orchestration stretched for half the width of the Indian Ocean. "|
|cetacean||world||1984||Adams, Douglas. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 85.|| "'...It's just a word, it doesn't explain anything. It doesn't explain why the dolphins disappeared.'
'No,' said Arthur, 'no,' he added thoughtfully. 'No,' he added again, even more thoughtfully. 'What?' he said at last.
'Doesn't explain the dolphins disappearing.'
'No,' said Arthur, 'I see that. Which dolphins do you mean?'
'What do you mean which dolphins? I'm talking about when all the dolphins disappeared.'
'All the dolphins,' said Arthur, 'disappeared?'
'The dolphins? You're saying the dolphins all disappeared? Is this,' said Arthur, trying to be absolutely clear on this point, 'what you're saying?'
'Arthur, where have you been, for heaven's sake? The dolphins all disappeared on the same day I . . .' " [More here, and elsewhere, such as pg. 110.]
|cetacean||world||1993||Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 169.||"...while the islands themselves suggested humpback whales stitched together by Victor Frankenstein. "|
|cetacean||world||1998||Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 70-71.||[Lecture given at BYU, Utah by El Hadj Mohammed ben Selim, Professor of Comparative Religion, 1998] "'We must await, not without anxiety, the answers to the following questions: (a) what, if any, are the religious concepts of entities with zero, one, two, or more than two 'parents'; (b) is religious belief found only among organisms that have close contact with their direct progenitors during their formative years?
'If we find that religion occurs exclusively among intelligent analogs of apes, dolphins, elephants, dogs, etc., but not among extraterrestrial computers, termites, fish, turtles, or social amoebae, we may have to draw some painful conclusions. . . . Perhaps both love and religion can only arise among mammals, and for much the same reasons. This is also suggested by a stdy of their pathologies. Anyone who doubts the connection between religious fanaticism and perversion should take a long, hard look at the Malleus maleficarum...' "
|cetacean||world||2000||Leong, Russell. "Virgins and Buddhas " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 230.||"We could hear dolphins yelping in their own language... "|
|cetacean||world||2000||Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 330.||"But there were still limits. A fetus could grow only so large... yes, bigger bodies could have accommodated bigger brains via live birth--but much of the additional brain mass would end up being devoted to controlling the larger body. Maybe, just maybe, a whale was as intelligent as a human--but it wasn't more intelligent. Life had apparently reached its ultimate level of complexity. "|
|cetacean||world||2008||McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 180.||Pg. 180: dolphins; Pg. 192: blue whale; Pg. 387: whale|
|cetacean||world||2010||Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 34.||"HUMAN BEING You're one. At least, if you aren't, you know you're a Martian or a trained dolphin or Shalmaneser [the artificial intelligence character in the book]. " [Dolphins are not sentient or otherwise fictionally altered in this book, simply highly respected by the author, as shown by two passages.]|
|cetacean||world||2010||Clarke, Arthur C. 2010: Odyssey Two. New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 21.||[Title of chapter 2: "The House of the Dolphins "] "The dolphins swam into the dining room every evening, just before sunset... Charming though they were, he had to admit that their playfulness was sometimes a nuisance. The wealthy marine geologist who had designed the house had never minded getting wet because he usually wore bathing trunks... But there had been one unforgettable occasion when the entire Board of Regents, in full evening attire... The dolphins had deduced, correctly, that they would get second billing. So the visitor was quite surprised to be greeted by a bedraggled reception committee in ill-fitting bathrobes--and the buffet had been very salty. " [More.]; Pg. 24: "And though he could not yet speak much Human, he already seemed fluent in Dolphin. " [Other refs. not in DB, e.g. pg. 79.]|
|cetacean||world||2011||Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 275.|| "'Welcome to the Three Dolphins Club,' he whispered.
'How to have sex in free fall. If you can't brace against anything, you do it like the dolphins do. You need a third person to push.'
She snorted with laughter. 'How do you know? . . . Never mind. This was stupid.' "
|cetacean||world||2011||Sawyer, Robert J. The Terminal Experiment. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 259.|| "NET NEWS DIGEST
A group of protestors announced late yesterday that Florida's SeaWorld, the last U.S. entertainment institution to still keep dolphins in captivity, was refusing their requests to try to determine if dolphins also exhibited the soulwave. "
|cetacean||world||2030||Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 157.||"Despite bans on their hunting, sperm whales were extinct by 2030. Over one hundred committed suicide in 2022 by beaching themselves at locales all over the world; no one knows why. "|
|cetacean||world||2040||Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1981; c. 1953); pg. 113.||"'Weird, isn't it? It's a school of whales, about ten kilometers away...' " [Many more refs. to whales, not in DB.]|
|cetacean||world||2063||Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: First Contact. New York: Pocket Books (1996). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman, Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore. Screenplay by Braga & Moore.; pg. 211.|| "'See you around, Ahab,' she said...
Before she could reach the door, he recited, still staring out in the starlit darkness: ' 'He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the rage and hate felt by his whole face. . . . If his chest had been a cannon, he would've shot his heart upon it.' '
With an ironic smile, he turned to see her gazing at him in puzzlement. 'What?'
'Moby Dick,' he replied.
She gave in a small, embarrassed grin. 'Actually, I never read it.'
Ahab spent years hunting the white whale that crippled him,' Picard explained. 'A quest for vengeance. And in the end, the whale destroyed him--and his ship.'
'I guess that Ahab didn't know when to quit.' "
|cetacean||world||2166||Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 663.||"The beasts in the foreground are those that have been exterminated by man or survive only in zoos and natural preserves. The dodo, the blue whale, the passenger pigeon, the quagga, the gorilla, orangutan... "|
|cetacean||world||2200||Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 138.||Pg. 138: "A man stood in the pool. He was naked, and he had no fur. His skin was brown. His long hair was blond. On his back was a tattoo: a complex geometric pattern. It represented the cosmic forces in and around the Grey Whale. It--the whale or rather the pattern on the whale--was the totem of his lodge. Maybe I ought to use his terminology. It was the mandala of his eco-niche. "; Pg. 163: "'...Anyway, I don't believe in demons of fire.' He glanced at the valley. 'It's a good thing I don't. My own protection is too far away. The Grey Whale can't help me here.' " [Some other refs. to the Grey Whale, not in DB.]|
|cetacean||world||2287||Bonanno, Margaret Wander. Probe (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 2.||[This book is a sequel to Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home] "But in its half million years, it had found none. In the waters of hundreds of worlds it had found primitives who held the promise that, in another million years, they might be able to Speak, might become capable of learning the True Language.
The blue world [Earth] the entity had recently departed had held such primitives [whales] for millennia. Time and again it had returned, listening to their evolving story, etching their rudimentary recitations into its crystalline memory, observing, prompting them in the direction of Speech. But then they had fallen silent. No amount of calling, no intensity of prodding, had brought for a response until, finally, the creators' instructions had said: Prepare the world for new life. Whatever the cause of the primitives' extinction, remove it; insure that it will neither recur on this world nor spread to infect other worlds. "
|cetacean||world||2800||Roberts, Keith. Kiteworld. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 176.||Pg. 176: "She hurried back to the 'Dolphin', undid the small door at the foot of the arch and got her truck... She thought about Master Lorning. His family had owned the 'Dolphin' now for three generations. she didn't know how long that was... She'd scampered back with the truck, sat awhile and brooded on the waste ground opposite the 'Dolphin'... went round the back as soon as the 'Dolphin' opened... "; Pg. 184: "A stone arch spanned the road. Beneath it hung a sign. The Dolphin Tavern. " [More.]|
|cetacean||world||3000||Williamson, Jack. Terraforming Earth. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 75.||hippo-whales|
|cetacean||world||4950||Aldiss, Brian W. Helliconia Winter. New York: Atheneum (1985); pg. 136.||"All these homeostatic equilibria had been maintained by Gaia, the earth mother in whom all living things, from sequoias to algae, whales to viruses, had their being. "|
|Chaldean||United Kingdom||1897||Doyle, Arthur Conan. "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 9.||"The ancient Cornish language had also arrested his attention, and he had, I remember, conceived the idea that it was akin to Chaldean, and had been largely derived from the Phoenician traders in tin... "|
|Chaldean||United Kingdom||1897||Doyle, Arthur Conan. "The Adventure of the Devil's Foot " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 32.||"'...And now, my dear Watson, I think we may dismiss the matter from our mind and go back with a clear conscience to the study of those Chaldean roots which are surely to be traced in the Cornish branch of the great Celtic speech.' "|
|Chaldean||world||-445 B.C.E.||Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 77.||"Nebuchadnezzar... in Babylon... He was their last true king. Incidentally, he was of ancient Chaldean stock as is--I am certain as one can be without any proof at all--the family of Spitama. "|
|Chaldean||world||-445 B.C.E.||Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 282.||Pg. 282: "In those days Xerxes liked to wander about Babylon in disguise. He would wear a Chaldean cloak in such a way that the hood covered the telltale square-cut beard. "; Pg. 318: "Then, standing before the fire-altar, I described to a dozen of my relatives--small, dark Chaldean-looking men... " [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|Chaldean||world||-105 B.C.E.||Leiber, Fritz. "Adept's Gambit " in Swords in the Mist in The Three of Swords. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1973; c. 1947); pg. 427.||Pg. 427: "...carried a gray leather case of bizarre instruments picked from the pockets of wizards and recondite books looted from Chaldean libraries... "; Pg. 447: "They were now nearing that rugged vantage-land from which the Medes and the Persians had swooped own on Assyria and Chaldea... " [Also pg. 472.]|
|Chaldean||world||1989||Kress, Nancy. "Renaissance " in The Aliens of Earth. Sauk City, Wisconsin: Arkham House Publishers (1993; 1st pub Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, mid-December 1989); pg. 227.||[1989 is year of story publication.] "The Sumerians, Assyrians, Babylonians, Chaldeans, Egyptians, Mycenaeans, Indo-Iranians, Syrians, Scythians, and Greeks all had griffins. "|