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|Arab||Florida: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale||2015||Sterling, Bruce. "We See Things Differently " (published 1989) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 762.||[Year is estimated.] "I flew to Miami, on a winter afternoon... I caught a taxi outside, a tiny vehicle like a motorcycle wrapped in glass... 'You Iranian?' the cabbie asked.
'We respect Iranians around here, we really do,' the cabbie insisted. "
|Arab||France||1972||Kerr, David. "Epiphany for Aliens " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 472.||"'...The police think they're Arab fanatics from Porto Vecchio.' "|
|Arab||France||2010||Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 9.|| "The Pyrenees
...So. Here he was. Yes, sir. Right in the mountains just below the town of Bagneres-de-Luchon. Like a caution light, a yellow dot blinked at the head of the valley. That's where the pulse laser was presumed to be, along with a company of pissed-off Arabs. "
|Arab||France||2010||Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 11.|| "He trundled on nervously, knowing where there was one gas victim, there were bound to be more... All of Bagneres-de-Luchon was there. The Arab National Army had obviously marched them into the flower-bedecked meadow. And the people had stood and waited, wondering what would come next.
Death had. Only a few, it seemed, had figured out the mystery early enough and tried to flee the helicopter's spray. They lay on the road, they hung over fences, they sprawled loose-limbed in the sweet grass of the roadside ditch. A yellow hound was feeding on a body. "
|Arab||France||2010||Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 121.|| "'Ain't we gonna see some sh-- fly now!' Gordon howled. 'This is the [expletive] Day the Earth Stood Still! This is [profanity] Arabs Versus the flying Saucers!'
But nothing happened. The Arab didn't run, and Rover didn't advance.... What was in the Arab's face? Reverence? Oh, my God, infatuation? "
|Arab||France||2018||Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 33.||"To be a beautiful Oriental child growing up in Avignon was not without pain. When An Linh started school, the French children called her Arabe or Africaine. The Algerian and Moroccan children called her Chinoise. "|
|Arab||France: Paris||1976||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 28: "Soulwar ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (June 1985); pg. 17.||Pg. 16: "...Gabrielle Haller stumbles face-to-face with a nightmare as terrible as any in her own tragic, tormented past. She sees her home in Paris, that fateful day nine years ago... her dearest friend--David's godfather--Daniel Shomron... "; Pg. 17: "And Jemail's assassination team... come to kill every Israeli they could find. Daniel died immediately, and David would have... had his terror not catalyzed his latent psi-powers. In a split-second, David incinerated the brains of his would-be murderers, but as he did, he also--for that instant--merged minds with each of his victims, actually became them, felt their thoughts and emotions, at the moment of their deaths. That was the trauma which shattered his own psyche--a gentle, loving boy forced suddenly to kill--and into that void was sucked Jemail, slain yet immediately reborn. "|
|Arab||galaxy||1975||Jones, Raymond F. Renegades of Time. Don Mills, Ontario: Laser Books/Harlequin (1975); pg. 81.||"The room to which they came was large and magnificent in contrast to the plainness of all they had seen so far. The wall hangings and the floor covering were of luxurious fabric that gave the Earthmen the impression of a palace room out of the Arabian Nights. "|
|Arab||galaxy||1979||Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. New York: Harmony Books (1979); pg. 39.||"She was slim, darkish, humanoid, with long waves of black hair, a full mouth, an odd little knob of a nose and ridiculously brown eyes. With her red head scarf knotted in that particular way and her long flowing silky brown dress, she looked vaguely Arabic. Not that anyone there had ever heard of an Arab of course. The Arabs had very recently ceased to exist [after the destruction of the Earth], and even when they had existed they were five hundred thousand light-years from Damogran. "|
|Arab||galaxy||2100||Bear, Greg. Anvil of Stars. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 16.||"To see Hakim blink was a wonder; his face conveyed centuries of equanimity in the midst of strife... He had taught Martin Arabic a few years before, enough for him to read Arabic children's books from the libraries, but the lingua franca of the Dawn Treader was English... " [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|Arab||galaxy||2200||Silverberg, Robert. Starborne. New York: Bantam (1997; co. 1996); pg. 56.||"So evidently it hadn't even registered on the consciousness of those old Arab astronomers who had given Rigel and Mizar and Aldebaran and all those other stars such lovely poetic designations, somewhere back a thousand or two years ago. "|
|Arab||galaxy||2500||Drake, David. The Tank Lords. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 280.||Pg. 280: "...before Kabyles all over the planet rose against their Arabized central government in al-Madinah... But now ben Khedda was a loyal citizen again... Juma al-Habashi smiled back at the small man... "; Pg. 284: "'There are some Arab notions that never sat very well with Kabyles, you know. Many of the notions about women, veils and the like. Youssef ben Khedda's wife wore a veil until the revolt . . . then she took it off and walked around the streets like the other women of Ain Chelia. I suspect that since your troops swept in, she has her veil on again.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|Arab||galaxy||2500||Drake, David. The Tank Lords. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 298.||"On his head was the green turban that marked him as a pilgrim to al-Meccah on Terra. He was as devoutedly Moslem as he was Kabyle, and he--like most of the villagers--saw no inconsistencies in the facts. To ben Cheriff it was no more necessary to become an Arab in order to accept Islam that it had seemed necessary to Saint Paul that converts to Christ first become Jews. "|
|Arab||galaxy||2634||Forstchen, William R. Action Stations (Wing Commander). New York: Baen (1998); pg. 152.|| "'Why not Confederation Day?'...
'Maybe, but I wonder if the Cats would be that crazy. Do that and it'd really get our blood up. It'd be an act sure to arouse our rage. That's the biggest holiday of the year outside of Christmas.'
'Washington did it at the Battle of Trenton and turned the tide of the American Revolution. Sure, the British and Hessians screamed foul, but it brought victory. The Arab states did nearly the same thing in the Yom Kippur War of 1973...' "
|Arab||galaxy||2981||Anthony, Piers. Blue Adept. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 319.|| "'The Computer established the script... This one was based on a tale of the Arabian Nights, 'The Afreet's Beauty Contest.' Citizens tended to favor Arabian motifs, associated with the presumed opulence of ninth- and twentieth-century Arabian culture.
Stile had the role of Kamar Al Zaman, a bachelor prince, and Red the part of Princess Budur, Moon of Moons. Stile was not familiar with this particular story, but had a foreboding about it. These Arabian tales could get pretty fundamental. This one was obviously a romance, and the last thing he could stomach was a Game of Love with the enemy he had sworn to destroy. But there was no clean way out, now. " [Much more material along these lines, pg. 315-327.]
|Arab||galaxy||3050||Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 253.|| "'...Kevin, perhaps you should assume these Moties are more similar to bedouin Arabs than to your Empire.'
'Wonderful,' Renner said. 'The only Arabs I know are you and Nabil.'
'Face,' Joyce said. 'Arabs are concerned with saving face, even more than Chinese. Appearances are very important. Maybe to the Moties, too?' "
|Arab||galaxy||3050||Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 143-144.|| "'...for a couple years they faced Jerusalem, not Mecca, to do their prayers. But when the Jews rejected his offer, Mohammed brooded about it. One morning, Mohammed was in the middle of his prayers, facing Jerusalem, and all of a sudden he swung round to face Mecca. Everybody else did, too, of course. And that's why Arabs and Jews fight.'
'I never heard that.'
'True, though... Good thing, too. Can you imagine what would have happened to Europe if the Jews and the Moslems had been on the same side? Anyway, that's the story of the Two Qiblahs...' "
|Arab||galaxy||3099||Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 252.||Pg. 252: "He has a rosary on his belt-thong and says it almost constantly, working it like Arabic worry beads... "; Pg. 399: "The synthesized voice was in Arabic and Farsi... " [Some other refs., not in DB.]|
|Arab||galaxy||4600||Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 485.||"Hafezi rejoining her, rubbing the tip of his hawklike nose. Sommers had a weakness for historical holodrama, and her mental image of her chief of staff always included a snowy burnoose and flowing white robes. Which was inaccurate, of course. Hafezi's ancestry was Iranian, not Arab, and it was an important part of him. The third son of a respected imam, the captain was proud of the role his family had played in rebuilding--and humanizing--Old Terra's Middle East after the carnage of the Great Eastern war. "|
|Arab||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. 151.||Pg. 151: "'I speak English, Arabic, Hindi, Punjabi, Mandarin, French, German, Spanish, and Japanese,' he stated matter-of-factly. "; Pg. 178: "...repeated the announcement in Hindi and Japanese. "|
|Arab||India: Aden||1872||Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated by George M. Towle. New York: Bantam (1988; c. 1873); pg. 30.||"...went ashore to Aden... sauntered about among the mixed population of Somanlis, Banyans, Parsees, Jews, Arabs, and Europeans who comprised the twenty-five thousand inhabitants of Aden. "|
|Arab||India: Calcutta||1977||Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 149.||"An Arab group two doors away shouted and laughed... "|
|Arab||Israel||1978||Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 25.|| "'Hey, do you think the Arabs will crack Israel?'
'No, not now. Ten, twenty years ago, they may have, but not now. I've seen their munitions plants.'
Saltus leaned forward. 'Have they got the H-bomb?'
|Arab||Israel||1979||Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 239.||"'...The Arab Federation overran Israel and drove the people into the sea...' "|
|Arab||Israel||1981||Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 522.||Pg. 522: "...but most of the workers Natalie saw were Sabra--native-born Israelis--as lean and tan as young Arabs. ";
Pg. 881: "'The photo essay you did on the labor-class Arabs in Tel Aviv was excellent,' he said.
'Well,' said Natalie, a small trace of defiance in her voice, 'let's face it. They're treated like Israel's niggers.'
'Yes,' agreed Saul. "
|Arab||Italy||1996||Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 19.||"His pockets is full of fleabuses and conomdoms, and there's an airman badge in his ivory. They calls him a brisk Arab, the dirty bagger. "|
|Arab||Jordan||1978||Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 28.|| "'I believe the Jordanian government contributed a certain amount of information on the incident, sir. It was obtained through the Swiss Legation in Amman, of course. I understand you suffered a rather severe beating.'
...'And they nabbed you? Almost shot you?'
'And beat the hell out of me. Arabs don't play by the same rules we do. They use garrotes and daggers.'
...'But wha thappened to the woman?'
'Nothing. No time. She got away.' "
|Arab||Louisiana||1987||Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 108-110.||-|
|Arab||Louisiana||2002||Waldrop, Howard. Them Bones. New York: Ace Science Fiction (1984); pg. 139.||[In an alternative timeline.] "There were a few crewmen on deck, a few Northerners or Arabs. "|
|Arab||Mali||2022||Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 323.||"'...The Tuaregs have nothing to sell, they're Saharan nomads, destitute. They don't have anything the Net wants--so I beg and scrape. A few rich Arabs, nostalgic for the desert while they tool around in their limousines...' "|
|Arab||Mars||2048||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 250.||Pg. 250: "...an Arab caravan had come by, traveling the edge of Vastitas Borealis. And, they said, the Arabs claimed to have been visited by some of 'the lost colonists,' as they called them... " [See also pg. 251, 280.] Date, pg. 262: "He was sixty-six years old, born in 1982, and what was it back on Earth now, 2048? "|
|Arab||Mars||2057||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 367.||"Al-Qahira is the name for Mars in Arabic... The Arabs who live out of Arabia are called Mahfaris, and the Arabs who came to Mars, the Qahiran Mahjaris. When they arrived on Mars a good number of them began to wander Vastitas Borealis ('The Northern Badia') and the Great Escarpment. These wanderers were mostly Bedouin Arabs, and they traveled in caravans, in a deliberate re-creation of a life that had disappeared on Earth. People who had lived in cities all their lives went to Mars and moved around in rovers and tents. the excuses for their ceaseless travel included the hunt for metals, areology, and trade, but it seemed clear that the important thing was the travel, the life itself. "|
|Arab||Mars||2057||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 380.||"In practical terms, Al-Qahira was the pan-Arab dream come alive, as all the Arab nations had contributed money and people to the Mahjaris. The mix of Arab nationalities was complete, but in the individual caravans it separated out a bit. Still, they mixed; and whether they came from the oil-rich nations or the oil-poor ones didn't seem to matter. Here among the foreigners they were all cousins. Syrians and Iraqis, Egyptians and Saudis, Gulf Staters and Palestinians, Libyans and Bedouins. All cousins here. "|
|Arab||Mars||2070||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 8.|| "Clustered in a plaza like mussels on a rock were a group of Arabs, drinking coffee. Arabs had arrived on Mars only ten years before, but already they were a force to be reckoned with. they had a lot of money, and they had teamed up with the Swiss to build a number of towns, including this one. And they like it on Mars. 'It's like a cold day in the Empty Quarter,' as the Saudis said. The similarity was such that Arabic words were slipping quickly into English, because Arabic had a larger vocabulary for this landscape: akaba for the steep final slopes around volcanoes, badia for the great world dunes, nefuds for deep sand, seyl for the billion-year-old dry riverbeds . . . People were saying they might as well switch over to Arabic and have done with it.
Frank had spent a fair bit of time with Arabs, and the men in the plaza were pleased to see him. 'Salaam aleyk!' they said to him... " [Many refs., some not in DB.]
|Arab||Mars||2070||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 10-11.|| "They all believed that before their arrival Boone had argued in secret against U.N. approval for Arab settlements. Frank encouraged this belief, which was almost true--John disliked any ideology that might get in his way. He wanted the slate as blank as possible in everybody who came up.
The Arabs, however, believed that John disliked them in particular... "; Pg. 11: "'Is Boone anti-Arab?'
'What do you think?'
'Was he the one who blocked permission to build the mosque on Phobos?'
'He's a powerful man.'
The young Saudi's face twisted. 'The most powerful man on Mars, and he only wants more! He wants to be king!' Selim made a fist... He was slimmer than the other Arabs, weak-chinned, his moustache covering a small mouth. "
|Arab||Mars||2101||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 112.||"...in the years since 2061... and Arabs who wanted Mars to stay Arabian forever... " [Other refs. not in DB.]|
|Arab||Mars||2110||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 287.||"'You should go talk to the Bedouin and other Arabs as quickly as possible...' " [Other refs. not in DB. See pg. 377, 423.]|
|Arab||Mars||2128||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 16.||"People were still coming up the slopes of Pavonis to the summit, filling up Sheffield, east Pavonis, Lastflow and the other rim tents. Among them were... rover caravans of Arabs, both Sufi and secular... "|
|Arab||Mars||2128||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 112.|| "'...So when you ask me what is the Arab view, what can I say to you?' He shook his head darkly. [He had just talked about conflicts within the Arab world on Earth.]
'I guess you say it's a stupid question,' Art said. 'Sorry... How about this--what do you think of it?'
Nazik laughed. 'You could ask him what the rest of the Qahiran Mahjaris think [Arabs on Mars]. He knows them only too well.'
'Too well,' Zeyk repeated.
'Do you think the human-rights section will go with them?'
Zeyk frowned. 'No doubt we will sign the constitution.'
'But these rights . . . I thought there were no Arab democracies still?'
'What do you mean? There's Palestine, Egypt . . . Anyway, it's Mars we are concerned with. And here every caravan has been its own state since the very beginning.' "
|Arab||Mars||2128||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 112.|| "'For the older Muslim immigrants, it is a bad association, because although Jackie is very powerful, she has had more than one consort, and so Antar looks. . . .'
'Compromised,' Art suggested...
'Yes,' Nazik said. 'But on the other hand, Jackie is powerful. And all of the people now leading the Free Mars party are in a position to become even more powerful in the new state. And the young Arabs like that. They are more native than Arab, I think. It's Mars that matters to them more than Islam. From that point of view, a close association with the Zygote octogenes is a good thing...' "
|Arab||Massachusetts||1984||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 17: "Getaway! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1984); pg. 2.||Jetstream [an Arab]: "You weren't there, Thunderbird. You didn't see! If not for Cannonball--one of our foes--I'd be dead now! "; Empath: "No great loss, Arab. Besides... "; Narration: "Like all his fellow Hellions, Jetstream is a mutant... in addition, he is a cyborg. Had he wished he could have struck Empath at close to the speed of sound. "|
|Arab||Massachusetts||1986||Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 39: "Pawns of the White Queen ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (May 1986); pg. 3.||[Jetstream and Thunderbird introduce themselves to Cypher/Doug Ramsey and Cannonball.] Jetstream: "I am Jetstream--Haroum ibn Sallah Al-Rashid. "; Doug: "Doug Ramsey. Pleased to meet you. "... Jetstream: "*I understand your mutant gift is to speak any language, Cypher?* "; Doug: "*So I'm told.* "; Jetstream: "*Not so flashy a power as your teammates'.* "; Footnote: "*Translated from the Arabic. " [Jetstream is one of main characters in this story. Other refs. not in DB. No other refs. to his ethnic background.]|
|Arab||Middle East||1366 C.E.||Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon and the Djinn. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 232.||"...because he hear the English names mentioned in the flood of Arabic... " [Many refs. throughout novel, not in DB. The novel primarily takes place in the Middle East in Arabic culture.]|
|Arab||Middle East||1982||Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 172.||[At American re-education camp in Ohio.] "On six simple beds lay six comatose people, all of them, if skin color and physiognomy meant anything, Middle Easterners, probably Arabs... "|
|Arab||Middle East||1985||Swanwick, Michael. "Anyone Here From Utah? " in Another Round at the Spaceport Bar (edited by George H. Scithers and Darrell Schweitzer). New York: Avon Books (1989; c 1985); pg. 158.||"'We go a country that can't produce a decent solar cell when the Arabs have got us up against the ropes, and yet we can transmit pictures through the air--and in color, too...' "|
|Arab||Middle East||1986||Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 335.||"Sidhe tribal sorcerers in the Middle East had been called upon by Moslems to raise the dead of past wards, that they might fight the Jews again... These 'dead' had promptly occupied Arab villages, driving out the living and refusing to fight or do much of anything else. The Moslems had sworn vengeance against the Sidhe. "|
|Arab||Middle East||1986||Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 188.||"'...The Israelis have always had military superiority. But the Arabs had the Port Said aces, and you think the Israelis don't remember? Every time the Arabs put on a memorial to the Nasr, anywhere from Baghdad to Marrakesh, the Israelis blow it up. Believe me, they remember. Only now the whole thing's coming unbalanced... And on the Arabic side, you've got Nur al-Allah, who calls Israel a 'bastard joker nation' and has vowed to destroy it utterly. " [Other refs., not in DB.]|
|Arab||Middle East||1995||Wolverton, Dave. "Wheatfields Beyond " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 19.||[After a catastrophic asteroid hits the Earth...] "Generations later, rumors said that one of the Arab nations was first to decide to go out with a bang instead of a whimper. They may have hoped that dropping their bombs would let them grab some arable land to the north. No one blamed them.
As the nations of earth began trading nuclear blows, the world became hell, but by God the flaming sunrises and bloody sunsets were glorious. "
|Arab||Middle East||1999||Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 168.||"'And the Bible speaks to our own time. Israel and the Arabs, Gog and Magog...' "|
|Arab||Middle East||2002||Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 27-28.||Pg. 27: "'I don't think that'll make the Allies,' Haber went on, 'unless it pulls Pakistan in on the Iranian side. Then India may have to send in more than token support to the Isragypts.' That was teleglot for the New Arab Republic/Israel alliance. "; Pg. 105: "'...And then in '93  the war started up in the Near East, but it was different. It was Israel against the Arabs and Egypt. All the big countries got in on it. One of the African states came in on the Arab side and used nuclear bombs on two cities in Israel...' " [Some other refs. not in DB. See pg. 79-80.]|
|Arab||Middle East||2005||Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 122.||"When the world was being parceled out among the various nations, God gave to each nation according to its deserts, which was why the Russians got Siberia and the Arabs a load of barren sand. "|
|Arab||Middle East||2015||Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 95.||"When Bed-Stuy was done it would not have to import one kilowatt-hour of energy from anywhere else--not from Ontario Hydro, nont from Appalachia, not from the chancy and riot-torn oil fields of the Arab states. "|
|Arab||Middle East||2025||Varley, John. Titan. New York: Berkley (4th ed. 1981; 1st pub. 1979); pg. 40.||"Her mother had been an unmarried consulting engineer who often worked for the energy companies. She had not intended to have children, but had not counted on the Arab prison guard. He raped her when she was captured after a border incident between Iraq and Saudi Arabia. While the Texaco ambassador negotiated her release, Cirocco was born. A few nukes had been sown in the desert by then, and the border incident was a brush-fire war by the time Iranian and Brazilian troops overran the prison. As political balances shifted, Cirocco's mother made her way toward Israel. "|
|Arab||Middle East||2050||Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 204.|| "'I think maybe we need another kind of magician--someone more, I don't know, eastern. Let's go back and try the Middle East.'
'Like the Arabian Nights?'
'Something like that, updated about three thousand years. Think of munitions factories, synthetic fabric plants, solar-powered palaces and cars and capped-off oil wells. Think of women in veils, men wearing headcloths and robes, sand, palm trees, camels...' " [More.]
|Arab||Middle East||2128||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 111.|| "Art went to talk to Zeyk and Nazik... 'So what's the Mahjari view of all this?' he asked.
Zeyk growled. 'Please don't ask stupid questions,' he said. 'Sunnis are fighting Shiites--Lebanon is devastated--the oil-rich states are hated by the oil-poor states--the North African countries are a metanat--Syria and Iraq hate each other--Iraq and Egypt hate each other--we all hate the Iranians, except for the Shiites--and we all hate Israel of course, and the Palestinians too--and even though I am from Egypt I am actually Bedouin, and we despise the Nile Egyptians, and in fact we don't get along well with the Bedouin from Jordan. And everyone hates the Saudis, who are as corrupt as you can get. So when you ask me what is the Arab view, what can I say to you?' "
|Arab||Middle East||2128||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 112.|| "'But these rights . . . I thought there were no Arab democracies still?'
'What do you mean? There's Palestine, Egypt...' "
|Arab||Nevada: Las Vegas||1992||Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 165.||"...and the Arabs on the stone camels in front of the Sahara... "|
|Arab||New Jersey||1986||Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 6: Death Quest. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1986); pg. 212.||-|
|Arab||New Marrakech||3038||Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Cale's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 115.||Pg. 115: "New Marrakech... The inhabitants had done their best to recreate a part of old Earth with exotic Moroccan and Arab cultures, but New Marrakech welcomed everyone. Human survivors were too few to engage in old feuds and rivalries. The refugees had come together with a common bond, each following their own religious and cultural practices. "; Pg. 122: "Mohammed made Tek sit down on a soft camel-leather ottoman. Intricate designs had been carved and scrolled into the surface. " [Some other refs. to Arab cultural elements on the Drifter station of New Marrakech, not in DB.]|
|Arab||New Marrakech||3039||Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Akima's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 32.||"He [Mohammed] spoke unintelligible words in Arabic, and Akima wished his son was there to hear him. Ishaq would have understood. " [This character and his son are Arabic and Islamic. They are two of the novel's main characters, and the book contains many descriptions of Arabic culture, crafts, foods, etc. Other refs. not in DB.]|
|Arab||New York||1979||Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 43.||Pg. 43: "Engels: 'But it's inflammatory material! This little Arab isn't just threatening violence, he's promising.'
'Just as the Jewish Defense League does, whenever the American Nazi Party schedules a parade. Our system is designed to withstand extremism of many stripes, Mr. Engels,' said Rooker, with patient scholastic phrasing. " [Many other refs., not in DB, e.g. pg. 57, 84.]
|Arab||New York||2020||Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 75.||"Behind him came an enormous square banner, held aloft by a staggering giant, and steadied in the wind, maypole fashion, by a dozen Arabs tugging at colored robes. The banner, which from a distance had given promise of explaining all, was embroidered with four lines of long-forgotten--or perhaps recently invented--script, and with four green owls against a field of apricot. After it came the band, which carried out the Arabian motif. "|
|Arab||New York: New York City||1987||Leigh, Stephen. "The Hue of a Mind " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 267.||"...the... Arab woman was a joker-hater who spouted religious nonsense half the time and had 'visions' the other... " [Many other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]|
|Arab||New York: New York City||1988||Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 97.||"Way in the back, Hiram Worchester glared up at a giant economy-sized Arab Rambo... "|
|Arab||New York: New York City||1988||Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 175.||"'...good riddance to bad rubbish, and we rented his room to the Ay-rab girl. but then a few weeks later Stig had the money he owed us and he says he wants his room back. We hadn't seen the girl for a week or so, so we let him back in.' "|