A Heinlein Concordance

created by M. E. Cowan

Robert A Heinlein

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From the stories:   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ
From the real world:  
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w xyz

A Heinlein Concordance ©2004 M.E.Cowan

 
Sabbatello (no first name)
Upperclassman at Hayworth Hall, and the head of Matt Dodson's mess table.
(Space Cadet)

Sacramento Sector
A section of the Diego-Reno Roadtown.
("The Roads Must Roll")

The Sacred Cow
Humor and gossip sheet that circulated in the Slayton Ford administration offices. It was devoted to ribbing the bosses, especially Ford. Miles Rodney's knowledge of it was taken as proof that his claim to advanced age and the common use of rejuvenation was true.
(Methuselah's Children)

Sacred Lines
The Ship's "scripture", oral tradition that recounted the history of the voyage.
(Orphans of the Sky)

Sadako (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] An old friend of Jubal Harshaw; it was mentioned that he was fully tattooed.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Safari Jets
[mentioned in passing] Apparently an airline company.
(Friday)

Safe Harbor
Jake Salomon's enclave estate.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Safe Landing
Bar on Garson's Planet visited by Sam Anderson and Max Jones.
(Starman Jones)

Sahara Sea
Timbuktu was located on its shore; the reference may indicate a "terraforming" project — or perhaps a drastic climate change.
(Friday)

The Saint (no other name)
His Wisdom CXLI, a predecessor of Star. He was noble and spiritual and holier-than-thou. His imprint had a distressingly repressive effect on Star.
(Glory Road)

Saint Louis
[mentioned in passing] Free Trader ship.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Jacob Moshe (Jake) Salomon
Chief counsel for Johann Sebastian Bach Smith and for Smith Enterprises. He had an affair with Eunice Branca, and after her death he authorized Johann's brain transplant into her bodied. He married "Joan Eunice Smith" but died of a heart attack several months afterward. Both Eunice and Joan Eunice called him Jock.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Salomon (no first name)
A member of Juan Rico's History and Moral Philosophy class in Officer Candidate School; during a session he was called upon to describe the evolution of the Federation.
(Starship Troopers)

Salt Lake City Choir
[mentioned in passing] Probably the former Mormon Tabernacle Choir. Friday used a tape to cover conversation in her Forward stateroom with Percival Roberts.
(Friday)

Rupe "Salty" Salter
A student at Ranchito Alegre who tried to buy Don Harvey's Spanish saddle and take over Lazy when Don was called back home. He insulted Don because of his Venusian origins.
(Between Planets)

Sam (no last name)
1. Usually called "Big Sam", a neighbor of Joe and Eunice Branca and a self-styled guru.
(I Will Fear No Evil)
2. a. A roustabout with the carnival for which Valentine Michael Smith briefly performed. b. A member of the Church of All Worlds inner circle (no indication whether this is the roustabout). He managed to speak Martian with a Bronx accent.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Sam Houston Scouts
Mercenary outfit with which Sylvia Havenisle signed up as a MASH nurse.
(Friday)

Hal Samuels
Ship's purser in the Asgard.
(Starman Jones)

San Andreas
[mentioned in passing] Planet where Lazarus Long dwelt; he worked there as a lawyer.
(Time Enough for Love)

San Francisco
1. Neil O'Heret Brain was listed among the casualties when a semiballistic liner that took off from San Francisco imploded.
(The Number of the Beast)
2. The city was destroyed during the Bug War.
(Starship Troopers)
3. In Maureen Johnson's time line, the Japanese attacked San Francisco, not Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. Maureen and Brian Smith lived here during World War II.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

San Joaquin Valley
Devastated during the Bug War.
(Starship Troopers)

San Jose
Capital of the California Confederacy.
(Friday)

Sanchez (no first name)
Cabal member in Phoenix, Arizona, who escorted John Lyle to Headquarters; he was a pastor's handyman.
("If This Goes On—")

Sanctuary
Federation Mobile Infantry headquarters, to which troop ships came for R&R and resupply. It was apparently a small planet.
(Starship Troopers)

Sanctuary for Defectives
Nursing home for genetically defective members of the Howard Families. Apparently the problems of inbreeding persisted even with advanced genetic engineering techniques.
(Time Enough for Love)

Sand Gator
Perhaps a denizen of Mars; Tom Fries compared Clark Fries' self-interest to its rapacity.
(Podkayne of Mars)

Tom Sandburg
William Cole's assistant on the Valkyrie.
("Ordeal in Space")

Doug Sanders
Student stranded during the Advanced Survival test, a resident of Cowpertown.
(Tunnel in the Sky)

Sandia Weapons Center
1. [mentioned in passing] Military base near Albuquergue; air traffic had to veer widely to avoid flying over it.
(Between Planets)
2. Daniel Boone Davis was assigned here during his army tenure, but was fortunately on leave when it was destroyed in the Six Weeks War.
(The Door Into Summer)

Sandino (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Federation troop carrier.
(Starship Troopers)

Sands of Time, Inc.
Hugo Pinero's corporation under which he operated to predict deaths.
("Life-Line")

Sandy (no last name)
Asteroid Belt miner.
(The Rolling Stones)

Jim Sanforth
Speech writer for Joseph Douglas.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Sans Souci Bargrill
[French, "without concern", i.e. carefree]
1. Restaurant on Petticoat Lane in Golden Rule.
(The Cat Who Walks Through Walls)
2. Bar visited by Daniel Boone Davis after he was swindled by Miles Gentry and Belle Darkin. He saw the Mutual Assurance sign from the window, giving him the idea of taking cold sleep.
(The Door Into Summer)

Sans Souci Hotel
Establishment owned by Valentine Michael Smith through dummy ownerships. He took refuge there after his last arrest. [French, "without concern", i.e. carefree]
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Sans Souci Sheraton
Hotel in Hell where Alex Hergensheimer was given a complimentary suite. [French, "without concern", i.e. carefree]
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

Clyde B. Sansom
Administrative Officer for Emigration Control Service. He oversaw "rescue" operations after the Gate was reopened to the Advanced Survival test planet.
(Tunnel in the Sky)

Santa Barbara Field
Location of an Interplanetary Patrol base on Earth. It was named after the patron saint of those who work with explosives.
(Space Cadet)

"Santa Carolita"
Song that Dora offered to sing to the Gay Deceiver crew. It is also the nickname of Lazarus' sister Carol, for reasons not given (but see La Fiesta de Santa Carolita in To Sail Beyond the Sunset.)
(The Number of the Beast)

Santa Fe Trail
"Winged rocket" shuttle between the Southwest and New Chicago.
(Between Planets)

Santa Maria
1. Antipodes rocket refitted to boost power plants into orbit.
("The Man Who Sold the Moon")
2. Torchship in Project Lebensraum; lost during the voyage.
(Time for the Stars)

Alberto Santos-Dumont
In Alex Hergensheimer's homeworld, a dirigible pioneer second only to Count von Zeppelin; in one of the alternate universes, an inventor of flying machines.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

Anibal Sanz Garcia
Mexican Coast Guard lieutenant, the commander of the airship that rescued Alex Hergensheimer and Margrethe Gunderson after the iceberg collision.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

Sargon (no last name)
The hereditary name for the emperors of the Nine Worlds, who are addressed as "Your Serenity". See also Great Sargon.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Sargon Augustus
Past Emperor of the Nine Worlds who had a circus amphitheater built in Jubbulpore.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Sargonese
Language that Richard Baslim taught Thorby Rudbek to speak, read, and write. It was described as similar to Sanskrit, with a few elements of Mandarin.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

The Sargony
See The Nine Worlds.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Sarloo
See Kreel Sarloo.
(Methuselah's Children)

Sarvanchil
[mentioned in passing] Undescribed alien race. Henry Kiku swore at Sergei Greenberg by their seventy-seven seven-handed gods.
(The Star Beast)

Satan
Ape introduced into a puppet master-infested chimp group to satisfy the scientists' curiosity about how the puppet masters multiplied. He was used as a test case for nine-day fever as a weapon against the invaders.
(The Puppet Masters)

Satan Mekratrig
Sovereign of Hell and His Colonies Beyond, First of the Fallen Thrones, Prince of Lies. He preferred the name Lucifer, and used the alias Jerry Farnsworth when Alex Hergensheimer first met him.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

Saturday Evening Post
Magazine that Josephine MacRae ordered with breakfast at the Commodore.
("'It's Great to Be Back!'")

Saturn
[mentioned in passing] Free Trader ship.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Saul (no last name)
A member of the Church of All Worlds inner circle, Sam's brother. He was business manager for Valentine Michael Smith's estate after Mike's death.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

William (Bill) Saunders
See William Cole.
("Ordeal in Space")

Saunders (no first name)
1. Acquaintance of John Joseph Bonforte, mentioned as an example of the Farleyfile's usefulness.
(Double Star)
2. Colonist on the Mayflower who was continually in trouble for "trying to live his own life, wild and free, no matter what it did to the rest of us." He was equally troublesome after they reached Ganymede.
(Farmer in the Sky)

savannah slinker
[mentioned in passing] Unidentified food Maureen Johnson was offered for breakfast at the Grand Hotel Augustus.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Savoy
[mentioned in passing] Hotel where "Joseph Gilead" (an alias of Joe Briggs) normally stayed in Pied-a-Terre. After completing a mission on the Moon, Briggs passed it up in favor of the hotel recommended by Mrs. Keithley's agent.
("Gulf")

Savvonavong
1. Second officer in the Tricorn; he showed Podkayne Fries how to program a ballistic computer.
(Podkayne of Mars)
2. Member of the Federation's ruling council.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

The Sawhorse
Mentioned during the Gay Deceiver's visit to Oz.
(The Number of the Beast)

Sawtelle Consolidated Sanctuary
Suspended-animation clinic in California to which Daniel Boone Davis was consigned by Miles Gentry and Belle Darkin. Davis "slept" there from 1970 to 2000.
(The Door Into Summer)

SB
Semi-ballistic; the term refers to suborbital rocket transports.
(Friday)

Scarecrow
The crew of the Gay Deceiver met him in Oz.
(The Number of the Beast)

 

Scarlet Pimpernel
[mentioned in passing] Fictional character to whom Mike was compared, in his role as the leader of the Revolution, because he was never seen but the signs of his "presence" profoundly disturbed the Lunar Authority.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Judge Schacht (no first name)
Friend of D. D. Harriman who was given a tour of the control room of the Flying Dutchman.
("Space Jockey")

Schacht Junior (no first name)
Son of Judge Schacht; a Junior Rocketeer of America who tried to imitate his video hero while in the control room of the Flying Dutchman; when he lunged for the controls, he sent the ship offcourse.
("Space Jockey")

Kurt Schaeffer
[mentioned in passing] Died in a lab explosion on Luna; a memorial was set up to him and other victims.
("The Black Pits of Luna")

Schedule Bareback
First phase of Operation Parasite. It required everyone to stay exposed to the waist to ensure that they were free of puppet master control.
(The Puppet Masters)

Schedule Counter Blast
Offensive against the puppet masters that involved taking over all news media in infested areas. The infestation was much greater than suspected, and the plan failed completely.
(The Puppet Masters)

Schedule Fever
Operation to infect people in areas infested by puppet masters with nine-day fever, hoping the kill the parasites and administer the antidote before the disease killed the human hosts.
(The Puppet Masters)

Schedule Mercy
Operation to administer the antitoxin for nine-day fever after the disease had killed off the puppet masters.
(The Puppet Masters)

Schedule Suntan
Executive order that required virtual nudity so puppet masters would have nowhere on the body to hide.
(The Puppet Masters)

Herman Scheer
Enlisted man at the Citadel, one of the few survivors of the PanAsian assaults. He was a mechanic and a tool-and-die maker.
(The Day After Tomorrow)

Etta Schere
Nurse from whom Jill Boardman borrowed a uniform in which to disguise Valentine Michael Smith to smuggle him out of Bethesda Medical Center.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Schiaparelli Station
Communications center on Mars, owned by IT&T.
(Between Planets)

Charlotte Schmidt
Wife of Patrick Henry Smith; they married in 1951.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Jake Schmidt
Production shop manager for Hired Girl, who quit after Daniel Boone Davis was swindled by his partners.
(The Door Into Summer)

Janice Schmidt
Nurse in charge of the Howard Families' genetically defective members.
(Methuselah's Children)

Johanna Mueller Schmidt
[mentioned in passing] Johann Sebastian Bach Smith's mother.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Marion Schmidt
Infant born to Howard Families members on the Planet of the Little People, transformed by the Little People to be "more efficient". She lacked external sense organs, had hooves in place of feet, and had more than the normal number of fingers, with "extra" hands for micromanipulation.
(Methuselah's Children)

Oliver Schmidt
Howard Families member who favored leaving PK3722 to return to Earth. He was a former resident of Cincinnati, Ohio.
(Methuselah's Children)

Schmidt (no first name)
1. Johann Sebastian Bach Smith's original surname. He changed it to "Smith" by spelling it that way to a recruiting sergeant on December 8, 1941.
(I Will Fear No Evil)
2. [mentioned in passing] President of Germany in Alec Graham's universe.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)
3. One of the Howard Families.
(Methuselah's Children, To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Schmidt's Corner
Grocery store near Havely Lode where Hugh Farnham and Barbara Wells bought supplies after they returned to the past and before taking refuge from the atomic bombardment.
(Farnham's Freehold)

Alfred Schneider
Attorney acting for Western Mutual Assurance Company and Bon Marché in the damage suit against John Thomas Stuart and Lummox.
(The Star Beast)

Chubby Schneider (no other first name)
Scout troop quartermaster on Luna.
("Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon")

Philip (Peewee) Schneider
Youngest member of the group stranded during their Advanced Survival test.
(Tunnel in the Sky)

Hyman Schoenstein
Director of the Marsopolis Creche. He was persuaded by Tom Fries to pay for a trip to Earth for Podkayne and Clark Fries after the creche's error in thawing out their younger siblings cancelled the original planned trip.
(Podkayne of Mars)

Judith Schoenstein
[mentioned in passing] Wife of Hyman Schoenstein.
(Podkayne of Mars)

Mr. Schontz (no first name)
Butcher whose shop Maureen Johnson patronized in Kansas City.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Rupert H. Schreiber
Crew member of the Astarte. He died of a virulent fungus infection.
(Space Cadet)

Miss Schreiber (no first name)
Chief deputy county clerk who reluctantly registered Lummox as John Thomas Stuart's homestead property to protect him against liability for the damage Lummox had caused.
(The Star Beast)

Belle Schultz
See Belle Darkin.
(The Door Into Summer)

Ed Schultz
Joe Tully's opinionated brother-in-law.
("Ordeal in Space")

Enrico Schultz
Name on the Golden Rule identity pass of the man killed while talking to Richard Ames in Rainbow's End. The pass described him as an accountant and citizen of Belize. His wallet contained money and the pass but nothing else.
(The Cat Who Walks Through Walls)

Rev. Dr. Hendrik Hudson Schultz
1. [mentioned in passing] Astrologer and bookie who also performed weddings in Golden Rule. Richard Ames found his directory listing while looking up Enrico Schultz.
(The Cat Who Walks Through Walls)
2. Time Corps field agent who leased a tower from Earl Leofric of Mercia (husband of Lady Godiva) in 1043 to use as a time gate for the Battle of Britain mission. Maureen Johnson referred to him as Father Hendrik or Father Schultz. (A descendant of Henry Schultz, and therefore of Maureen?)
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Henry Schultz
Husband of Maureen Johnson's daughter Susan. His family came mostly from California or Pennsylvania.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Johann Schultz
Ganymedean colonist who worked the farm neighboring that of Bill Lermer's family. He gave much help and useful advice to Bill, as well as hiring him while the Lermers waited to have their farm readied for production. Johann had the only tree in the colony, and earned the nickname "Johnny Appleseed"by distributing seeds to everyone who would take them. He was frequently called "Papa Schultz", and his wife was known to everyone as "Mama". Their children included
  • Anna
  • Gretchen, about Bill Lermer's age
  • Hugo, a Cub Scout
  • Johann Jr. (called Yo), a 20-year-old who worked for the chief engineer in Leda
  • Kathy, an artist who'd painted the tiles on the family stove
  • Peter, a Cub Scout
  • Sam, a Boy Scout
  • Vic, an Eagle Scout
(Farmer in the Sky)

Ralph Schultz
Howard Families psychometrician who reported on the results of testing the effect of ending the Masquerade. He had recommended that members participating in the test be hypnotically protected against revealing Family secrets, but was only partly successful in achieving this. He was one of Zaccur Barstow's lieutenants in the New Frontiers. He treated Slayton Ford after Ford's disastrous encounter with the Jockaira "gods."
(Methuselah's Children)

Vic Schultz
Neighbor of Bill Lermer on Ganymede and Eagle Scout in the Hard Rock Patrol.
(Farmer in the Sky)

Schultz (no first name)
1. Doctor in the Asteroid Belt, deceased. No other physician was available until Edith Stone arrived.
(The Rolling Stones)
2. Seller of second-hand wings at The Bat's Cave.
("The Menace from Earth")
3. One of the Howard Families.
(Methuselah's Children, To Sail Beyond the Sunset)
4. Cadet assigned to Matt Dodson's mess table in Hayworth Hall.
(Space Cadet)
5. [mentioned in passing] Member of Ted Bronson's platoon.
(Time Enough for Love)

Science Foundation
Organization that controlled the rights to and interim income from the Lyle Drive, from a trust started by its designer, Mary Jane Lyle Smith.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

"Science Made Simple"
[mentioned in passing] Newspaper or magazine column.
("'It's Great to Be Back!'")

Scientists
Spiritual and temporal leaders aboard the Ship. The actual meaning of "science" was long since forgotten. Scientists tended the machinery without really understanding the technology. They could read the ancient manuals and technical texts but interpreted them metaphorically.
(Orphans of the Sky)

Scithers (no first name)
Name slipped into Anything Unlimited's business card: "Scithers Sharpened." [Reference to science-fiction editor George Scithers?]
(The Number of the Beast)

Scortia (no first name)
Hypnotist-physician who worked with Dak Broadbent to plan the John Joseph Bonforte impersonation. [An error for Dr. Capek?]
(Double Star)

Scott (no first names)
Married couple who were travelling in the Asgard.
(Starman Jones)

"The Scourge of the Neckar"
Zebadiah Carter claimed this was his title when he attended Heidelberg, from his fencing prowess; no one ever got through his guard to give him the usual fencing scars.
(The Number of the Beast)

Scourge of the Spaceways
1. Videocast for which Roger Stone wrote scripts, in consequence of a bet that he could do better than the usual scriptwriters. When he tired of it, his mother Hazel Stone took over the job with the help of his 4-year-old son.
(The Rolling Stones)
2. Ace Quiggle called Kip Russell "Commander Comet, Scourge of the Spaceways" after Kip's TV appearance with the space suit he'd won.
(Have Space Suit — Will Travel)

Scouting
Boy Scouts play a central role in Farmer in the Sky, "Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon", and "The Black Pits of Luna" (not surprising since the first two stories were written for the Boy Scout magazine Boys' Life). Girl Scouts also appear in Farmer in the Sky (though only briefly, aboard the Mayflower), and Friday became a Girl Scout troop mistress in Botany Bay. Hugh Farnham included The Boy Scout Handbook in his bomb shelter library.
("The Black Pits of Luna", Farmer in the Sky, Farnham's Freehold, Friday, "Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon")

"The Scouting Trail"
[mentioned in passing] Song sung at the first meeting of the Mayflower Scouts.
(Farmer in the Sky)

Scranton Riot
While Schedule Bare Back was in effect in Zone Green, a fake air-raid made it possible for puppet master hosts to "recruit" fellow air-raid shelter occupants, and general chaos resulted.
(The Puppet Masters)

Nehemiah Scudder
1. Religious demagogue whose followers overthrew the United States government and instituted a theocracy. This dictatorship controlled the country for several generations until it was itself overthrown by resistance movements. His followers included Venus colonials, but the movement apparently was dominant only in the United States. He is also called the Prophet.
("If This Goes On—"; briefly mentioned in "Logic of Empire")
2. He was elected President in 2012, with 27 percent of the popular vote (votes were cast by 63 percent of registered voters, who were less than half of those eligible to vote) but 81 percent of the Electoral College votes.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

SDS
One of the United States' two conservative political parties.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Sea Ranches
[mentioned in passing] Division of Smith Enterprises.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Seagraves Expedition
[mentioned in passing] Space expedition that disappeared en route to the Jovian moons.
(The Puppet Masters)

Sean (no last name)
Guard at the Jubbulpore spaceport gate whom Mother Shaum distracted so Thorby Rudbek could slip past the gate to the Sisu.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Arthur Sears
Member of the original crew of the Vanguard, sent as a messenger to the mutineers and killed by them.
(Orphans of the Sky)

Sears-Montgomery
Shipstone-owned company in which Friday owned stock.
(Friday)

Seattle, Washington
Friday's fictitious birthplace, convenient for false identities because it had been completely destroyed in a war.
(Friday)

Seattle Kid
Hobo who escaped from the PanAsian labor camps but died soon after.
(The Day After Tomorrow)

SECFOR
The law enforcement agency on Secundus [Security Force?].
(Time Enough for Love)

Second American Revolution
Overthrow of the Prophet by the Free United States Army and other resistance groups. Many Howard Families members aided in the fight though the Howard Foundation was not an official participant.
(Methuselah's Children. The revolution is described in "If This Goes On —", though not by this name. It is briefly mentioned in "Coventry".)

Second Atlantic Rebellion
[mentioned in passing] War that occurred during Friday's lifetime. No details are given. 
(Friday)

Second Cetan War
[mentioned in passing] War that occurred during the reign of Sargon Augustus.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Second Defense Gunners
Laser-gun military crew in Luna City, mostly formed from ice drillers.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Second Empire
Interplanetary government that Dudley Jefferson speculated would ultimately be formed, with Pluto and Neptune moved closer to the sun and Mercury moved farther away to make them habitable by humans.
(Between Planets)

Second Genetic War
Historical event instigated by the gross genetic experimentation of the Empire of the Great Khans to produce "super warriors".
(Beyond This Horizon)

Second Global War
Mentioned by Matt Dodson, but no details were given except the name of Admiral "Bull" Kilroy. (See Kilroy Was Here.)
(Space Cadet)

Second Plutonian Expedition
[mentioned in passing] General Services handled the outfitting; the implication is that some of the arrangements were somewhat unorthodox.
("—We Also Walk Dogs")

Second Venus Expedition
Scientific research mission that took place some time before the puppet masters invaded Earth.
(The Puppet Masters)

Second Wind
Second-hand clothing store in Winslow, Arizona, at which Margrethe Gunderson bought travelling clothes.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

The Second-Story Gentleman
Drama in which Larry Smith played the hero-villain. He used the persona to subdue the driver who tried to prevent John Joseph Bonforte's party (with Smith masquerading as Bonforte) from reaching the Martian Adoption Ceremony.
(Double Star)

Section
Quasi-governmental intelligence organization for which Sam Cavanaugh worked. It acted in the forefront of the battle against the puppet master invasion.
(The Puppet Masters)

Secundus
Home planet of the Howard Families after the Great Diaspora. It was run as a benevolent dictatorship. [Latin, "second"]
(Time Enough for Love, The Number of the Beast; mentioned briefly in To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Security Council
[mentioned in passing] This government organization leased space aboard Space Station One for a secret project.
("Delilah and the Space Rigger")

Francis X. Seeney
Executive officer of the first Mars expedition, 28 years old when the expedition began. He was also a practical nurse, copilot, astrogator, astrophysicist, and photographer. He died during the expedition.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Olga Kovalic Seeney
Member of the first Mars expedition, 29 years old when the expedition began. She was a cook, biochemist, and hydroponicist. She died during the expedition.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Selby Marion
Mentioned in passing during Monroe-Alpha Clifford's search for Hartnett Marion.
(Beyond This Horizon)

Adam Selene
Party name and public persona for Mike in his role of Chairman for the Lunar revolution. His fellow conspirators created a background and personality for him, and Mike established him as a skilled poet and propagandist. He was named Minister-without-Portfolio and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister of the Free Luna government. His death was announced after the bombing of Luna City by Terran Federation ships.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Selene Associates
Company invented as a front for Adam Selene.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Selenophysical Station
Research facility in Luna, associated with Richardson Observatory. Most of the staff were Terrans.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Selenterprises
[mentioned in passing] Company that presumably operated on Luna or was involved in Lunar development.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Lothar Sembrich
Fiancee of Hope Bartlett; they were married after the Lewis & Clark began its voyage.
(Time for the Stars)

The Senior
Honorific bestowed on the oldest member of the Howard Families.
(Time Enough for Love)

Senior Council
Governing body in the Mayflower, chosen from the colonists. The Captain reviewed all their decisions as legal head of the ship, but never overruled them.
(Farmer in the Sky)

Senior Watch Officer
The Scientist who was in charge of the Convertor. Whoever held this position normally the heir presumptive of the Chief Engineer
(Orphans of the Sky)

sensitives
1. Another name for telepaths. They were used for communication between Cabal districts and during the assault on New Jerusalem.
("If This Goes On—")
2. Telepathic ability was often associated with genetic defects in the Howard Families.
(Methuselah's Children)
3. Also called "talents". The term was commonly used for people with psychic abilities. A sensitive was used to map out the Bug tunnels on Planet P.
(Starship Troopers)

Separation
Settlement on New Beginnings.
(Time Enough for Love)

Seraphin the Younger
"His Serenity…Supreme High Priest of the One God in All His Aspects and Arbiter Below and Above." One of Lazarus Long's many aliases.
(Time Enough for Love)

Serendipity
Long Range Foundation faster-than-light ship that rendezvoused with the Lewis & Clark and returned its crew to Earth. Her crew called her "Sarah".
(Time for the Stars)

"Service"
Customary greeting and farewell under the Covenant. More formally, "Service to you," or "May I do you a service?"
(Methuselah's Children)

Service Enterprises
Corporation in New Rome, owned by Sheffield-Libby Associates-i.e., Lazarus Long.
(Time Enough for Love)

Sethos (no first name)
Manager of Golden Rule.
(The Cat Who Walks Through Walls)

Seven Famous Novels
[mentioned in passing] A collection of novels by H. G. Wells, included in the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society clubhouse library.
(Rocket Ship Galileo)

Seven Hours of Ecstasy
Sexual ritual; its exact nature was not described, except that participants are precluded from asking personal questions. By inference, the partners are often strangers.
(Time Enough for Love)

Seven Suns
Realm ruled by the Hroshii.
(The Star Beast)

Dr. Severin (no first name)
Crew member of the Lewis & Clark, killed in an attack by Elysian natives.
(Time for the Stars)

Johanna Darlington Seward
Johann Sebastian Bach Smith's granddaughter, an instigator of the suit to have him declared legally dead after the brain transplant.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Hotel Seward
Place in Alaska Free State (presumably) where Friday had stopped during her trip from Ell-Five space station to the Chicago Imperium.
(Friday)

Seymour (no first name)
Agronomist with the Ganymede survey team of which Bill Lermer was a member.
(Farmer in the Sky)

Sforza (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Interplanetary Patrol candidate sworn in with Matt Dodson.
(Space Cadet)

S-Group
"Synthetic family" organized as a group marriage and a business concern. Adult members bought "shares" to support the family's activities. It was legal in New Zealand, but not recognized in Canada.
(Friday)

Shaam
Lord of Peace, an attribute of Mota.
(The Day After Tomorrow)

Shadow of Greatness: One Woman's Story
[mentioned in passing] Agnes Douglas' biography.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Beowulf Shaeffer
L. Ron O'Leemy claimed to have a warrant for his arrest.
(The Number of the Beast)

William Shakespeare
1. [mentioned in passing] A one-volume Complete Works was stocked in the Farnham bomb shelter.
(Farnham's Freehold)
2. Lazarus Long claimed that Will Shakespeare was a half-brother of Queen Elizabeth but dyed his hair to hide the resemblance; and that he lived at least until Lazarus' early lifetime.
(Time Enough for Love)

PRS Shakysides
The Interplanetary Patrol cadets' name for the utility rocket on which they trained for airless landings.
(Space Cadet)

Shangri-La
[mentioned in passing] Hotel in Timbuktu for which Albert Beaumont had a reservation.
(Friday)

Mother Shaum (no other first name)
Brothel owner who sheltered Thorby Rudbek and Richard Baslim when they were temporarily driven out of their home under the colosseum. She helped Thorby escape the Sargon's guards after Baslim's death.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

"She Who Used To Be the Beautiful Heaulmière"
Rodin sculpture that the French government reproduced for Valentine Michael Smith to give to Jubal Harshaw.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Terence Sheehan
Editor of Lunaya Pravda and Minister of Information in the Free Luna government.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Aaron Sheffield
1. An alias of Lazarus Long, a merchant spaceship pilot. He was using this alias before the government campaign against the Howard Families.
(Methuselah's Children)
2. Alias that Lazarus Long used when he purchased Estrellita and José Long, and while he lived on Landfall. His children there also had this surname: George, who married Estrellita and Joe's daughter Libby; Pattycake, who married their son Joseph Aaron; and Woodrow.
(Time Enough for Love)
3. Lazarus initially used this alias when the Dora picked up the Gay Deceiver; he claimed the honorary rank of Commodore.
(The Number of the Beast)

George Sheffield
Son of Lazarus Long in his persona as Aaron Sheffield. He married Elizabeth Long, daughter of Estrellita and José Long.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Pattycake Sheffield
Daughter of Lazarus Long in his persona as Aaron Sheffield. She married Joseph Aaron Long, son of Estrellita and José Long.
(Time Enough for Love)

Sheffield-Libby Associates
Corporation owned by Lazarus Long (using his alias of Aaron Sheffield), probably founded by him and Andrew Jackson Libby.
(Time Enough for Love)

Estelle Elizabeth Sheffield-Long
See Elizabeth Long.
(Time Enough for Love)

The Shelton Homes
High-rise apartment complex in which Joe Tully lived. William Cole agreed to spend the night there in spite of his acrophobia.
("Ordeal in Space")

Sheol
1. Common curse in the Interregnum.
("If This Goes On—")
2. Bug colony planet destroyed by a Federation raid.
(Starship Troopers)

Shepard (no first name)
Physician who opposed Hugo Pinero's suggestion to test every member of the Academy for his date of death.
("Life-Line")

Sherlock
Manuel Garcia O'Kelly's code word for a telephone connection rigged by Mike so it could not be traced. [From "Sherlock Holmes".]
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Don Shields
Pilot-captain of the Half Moon.
("Delilah and the Space Rigger")

Ship
The Ship's inhabitants — except for the better — educated muties — were unaware that the ship was a construct. Both the original name, the Vanguard, and the original purpose of the ship's voyage were lost to history. To the Scientists, the Ship was the entire universe. They interpreted the descriptions of its movement as a metaphor for spiritual development.
(Orphans of the Sky)

Ship Economy
Technical manual of the Guild of Space Stewards, Cooks, and Purser's Clerks. Sam Anderson acquired a copy for Max Jones to memorize to aid his impersonation of a Guild member.
(Starman Jones)

Shipstone
1. Common power source. It involved intensive solar collection and energy storage but was not otherwise described. It apparently replaced almost all other sources of energy. The name also applied to the conglomerate that apparently owned most of the corporations on and off Earth, including Daniel Shipstone Estate, Inc.; Muriel Shipstone Memorial Research Laboratories; Shipstone Tempe, Gobi, Aden, Sahara, Africa, Death Valley, Karroo, Never-Never, Ell-Four, Ell-Five, Stationary, Tycho, Ares, DeepWater, Unlimited, and Ltd.; Sears-Montgomery, Inc.; Prometheus Foundation; Coca-Cola Holding Co.; Intraworld Transport Corp.; Jack and the Beanstalk, Pty.; Morgan Associates; Out-Systems Colonial Corporation; Billy Shipstone School for Handicapped Children; Wolf Creek Pass Nature Preserve; Año Nuevo Wild Life Refuge; and Shipstone Visual Arts Museum and School. In effect, Shipstone controlled the entire economy. A feud among different factions resulted in the overthrow and disruption of many Earth governments, particularly in North America.
(Friday)
2. [mentioned in passing] Power source used for automobiles (and probably other devices).
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)
[Compare D. D. Harriman's extensive holdings and economic influence in earlier stories, and the more benevolent depiction of an unlimited power source in "Let There Be Light".]

Daniel Thomas Shipstone
Inventor of the Shipstone power cell.
(Friday)

Muriel Shipstone
Daniel Shipstone's wife and business advisor. Her decisions gave Shipstone companies their pre-eminence in business and the world at large.
(Friday)

Shiva
Pallas Athene and Mike working in tandem.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Shiva III
See New Finlandia.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Shizuko (no last name)
1. See Matilda Jackson.
(Friday)
2. Wes Robbins' secretary.
(The Star Beast)

Shol (no other name)
Member of the Sargon's guard, one of those who searched for Thorby Rudbek after Richard Baslim's death.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Huey Short
Daniel Digby's successor as Supreme Bishop of the Fosterite Church. [A play on New Orleans politician Huey Long?]
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Shorty
1. Mr. Perrin's name for Dick Logan.
("The Black Pits of Luna")
2. a. Friday's name for one of her captors. b. See Leonard.
(Friday)
3. Insulting name used on Bill Lermer as part of a test of his psychological fitness for colonization.
(Farmer in the Sky)
4. See Runt.
("Gulf")
5. See Hugo White.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Shrimp Alley
Street in Vicksburg lowtown.
(Friday)

Shujumi (no first name)
a. Infantry colonel who gave Sergeant Zim his training in martial arts. b. His son, who went through basic training with Juan Rico under Sergeant Zim.
(Starship Troopers)

sidearm
It was an accepted custom — i.e. virtually a social necessity — for men to wear weapons. Since social offenders could be challenged to a duel, with no legal punishment, this custom allegedly served to discourage on public rudeness and obnoxious behavior. Unarmed males were treated as social inferiors but were also exempt from challenges unless their behavior was extremely offensive. Women rarely went armed, and were often belittled when they did.
(Beyond This Horizon)

Siege Sinister Services Syndicate
[mentioned in passing] Firm bought out by Anything Unlimited.
(The Number of the Beast)

Sierra Acceptances Corporation
Company to which Belle Darkin's Hired Girl stock had been assigned. They sold it over the counter.
(The Door Into Summer)

Sikes (no first name)
Roadworker who accused Harvey of being a company stooge.
("The Roads Must Roll")

Sikmaa (no first name)
Personal representative of the First Citizen of The Realm. He held the rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary. He hired Friday to transport a fertilized ovum to the First Citizen.
(Friday)

Dr. Silard (no first name)
Psychiatrist in charge of the workers' mental health at the Paradise, Arizona, power planet. He eventually broke down himself from job stress.
("Blowups Happen")

silicoflesh
Professional actor's makeup accessory.
(Double Star)

Silky
Nanny goat on Lazarus Long's homestead on New Beginnings.
(Time Enough for Love)

Mrs. Silva (no first name)
Maternity patient of Edith Stone in the Asteroid Belt.
(The Rolling Stones)

"Quick" Silva (no other first name)
First lieutenant, commander of the first platoon of D Company aboard the Tours. He was hospitalized with an illness and Juan Rico was put in charge of his platoon while assigned to the ship for officer training.
(Starship Troopers)

Dom Pedro Silva
Mentioned in a Lazarus Long anecdote. A resident of Novo Brasil, where serial bigamy was practiced, he was careful always to have one beautiful and one ugly wife.
(Time Enough for Love)

Simes (no first name)
Assistant astrogator in the Asgard, jealous of his position and resentful of Max Jones' elevation to astrogation trainee. After Captain Blaine's death he tried to take command of the ship and had his neck broken by Sam Anderson.
(Starman Jones)

Arthur Simmons
Maureen Johnson's lover in Albuquerque, a widowed CPA. She was rescued by Gay Deceiver from being killed in a traffic accident while on her way to an assignation with him.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Simmons (no first name)
1. Missionary who shared a compartment with Josephine and Allan MacRae on the trip back to Earth. His infant daughter Gloria had no difficulty adjusting to free fall, but was distressed by full Earth gravity.
("'It's Great to Be Back!'")
2. Veterinarian to whom Alex Hergensheimer took his pets as a boy. Koshchei assumed his appearance when Alex met him.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

PRS Simon Bolivar
Transport ship from Terra Base to the James Randolph.
(Space Cadet)

Simplex Footman
Mechanical device that performed routine tasks.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Deborah Simpson
Alias used by a member of the Howard Families on New Beginnings; her real surname was Magee. [Related to John Magee, also a settler on New Beginnings? ]
(Time Enough for Love)

Lauretta and Clyde Simpson
Neighbors of the Maureen Johnson Smith in Kansas City, whom she, Ted Bronson, and the young Woodrow Smith met at Electric Park.
(Time Enough for Love)

Miss Simpson (no first name)
Character in a story by Jubal Harshaw.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Lt. Col. Robert De Fries Sims
[mentioned in passing] Commander of the Kilroy who died in the return landing crash.
(Space Cadet)

"Since the Pusher Met My Cousin"
Unpublished song by "Noisy" Rhysling. It was popular among Venusian contract workers. [See pusher.]
("The Green Hills of Earth", "Logic of Empire")

Dr. Singh (no first name)
Astrogator who calculated the location of the Hroshii planet using Rargyllian co-ordinates.
(The Star Beast)

Auntie Singham (no other name)
Fortuneteller who worked on Joy Street in Jubbulpore. She told Thorby Rudbek that Richard Baslim was dead and that Thorby was wanted by the Sargon's guards.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Singing Waters
Waterfalls near which Oscar Gordon, Star, and Rufo camped on Nevia.
(Glory Road)

Single-Taxer
Political persuasion of some members of the Organization.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Sino-American Lunar Commission
Overseeing organization for lunar colonization. It set quotas and standards for emigration.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Sinus Medii
Site of a new transport tube from Luna City to Hong Kong Luna.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Sir Isaac Newton
1. Earth name used by the Venerian dragon that Don Harvey met at Gary Station; he followed the Venerian custom of adopting the name of an admired human. Sir Isaac could trace his decent to the Original Egg, and was highly honored among both Venerians and humans. His influence helped keep Don from being sent back to Earth after the Venus occupation of Circum-Terra, and later effected Don's inclusion in the Little David crew so Don could be reunited with his parents on Mars.
(Between Planets)
2. Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference. [The Venerian dragon, not the human scientist.]
(The Number of the Beast)

Sirian
Humanoid alien of unspecified origin; a member of the species worked as a waiter in the Safe Landing.
(Starman Jones)

Sis
1. Name by which Jeri Kingsolver frequently addressed his sister Mata Kingsolver
(Citizen of the Galaxy)
2. Lazarus Long's occasional name for Mary Sperling.
(Methuselah's Children)
3. Sam Cavanaugh's sarcastic address for Mary Cavanaugh when they masqueraded as brother and sister.
(The Puppet Masters)

Sisu
Free Trader ship that adopted Thorby Rudbek. Most of its crew was of Finnish ancestry, and the official ship's language was Finnish.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Site One
Original settlement on Luna, site of a memorial.
("The Menace from Earth")

Six Weeks War
Historical event, an atomic war that included the destruction of Sandia Weapons Center and a near-miss of Manhattan.
(The Door Into Summer)

Skeeter (no other name)
Page boy at the Astrogators' Guild Hall.
(Starman Jones)

The Skeptic (no other name)
Alex Hergensheimer's fellow passenger on the Konge Knut and at the firewalking demonstration. He bet that Alex would not complete a firewalk.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

Ski (no other name)
One of two police officers who stopped Sam Cavanaugh and Mary Cavanaugh after they returned from their "vacation", and stripped them to search for puppet masters. They provided a car to take Sam and Mary to their destination because of the bandages on Mary's back.
(The Puppet Masters)

Skinnies
Natives of a planet hit by Rasczak's Roughnecks. Originally allies of the Bugs, after the attack they traded sides to fight for the Federation.
(Starship Troopers)

Skip to M'Lou
Steamship that ferried Rachel's Raiders upriver into the Chicago Imperium. She was blown up by persons unknown; Friday was apparently the only survivor.
(Friday)

"The Skipper Is a Father to His Crew"
Infamous song by "Noisy" Rhysling.
("The Green Hills of Earth")

Skoda
Company that provided armor plating for passenger cars.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Sky Beasts: A Guide to Exotic Zoology
Reference book by Bonforte, a library book borrowed by Max Jones.
(Starman Jones)

Skyblast Freight
One of the many companies in the Harriman portfolio.

Skyhaven
Lazarus Long's farm on Landfall.
(Time Enough for Love)

Sky High Hotel
Stationary Station hotel where Friday's "guards" awaited orders to follow her into the Forward.
(Friday)

"Skylarker"
Theme song of the Pidgie Widgie Show.
(The Star Beast)

Skysprite
Winged Earth-to-space rocket operated by Trans-Lunar Transit.
("Space Jockey")

Skytrack
Federated Nations space traffic tracking facilities.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Skyway Hour
Television program sponsored by Skyway Soap.
(Have Space Suit — Will Travel)

Skyway Soap
Company that sponsored a contest with the first prize of a trip to the Moon. Kip Russell sent in numerous entries, but managed only to win a used space suit. The winners were announced on the Skyway Hour TV show, and Kip later appeared on a local version, the Skyway Jubilee, with the spacesuit. "Skyway Kwikbrite Armor Polish" was featured in the nightmare Kip had after being kidnapped with Peewee Reisfeld.
(Have Space Suit — Will Travel)

Skyways group
Apparently an umbrella organization for the transportation-related companies owned by Harriman & Strong; it made a profit because of a uranium strike in Australia.
("The Man Who Sold the Moon")

G. Washington Slappey
Scientist who died in a lab explosion on Luna. A memorial was set up to him and other victims.
("The Black Pits of Luna")

Slats (no other name)
Driver of the patrol car that took Sgt. Mendoza and John Thomas Stuart to the site where Lummox was cornered after his rampage.
(The Star Beast)

sleeper
Popular term for someone who has undergone suspended animation.
(The Door Into Summer)

slitch
A slang term that probably means the same as "slut".
(Friday)

Mrs. Sloan (no first name)
Johann Sebastian Bach Smith's private-duty nurse after the brain transplant.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Sloppy Joe
[mentioned in passing] Restaurant on Appian Way in Golden Rule.
(The Cat Who Walks Through Walls)

Slugger
1. Leda Weemsby's nickname.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)
2. John Thomas Stuart's nickname for Betty Sorenson.
(The Star Beast)
3. Donald Smith's nickname for his sister Priscilla.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

slugs
See puppet masters.
(The Puppet Masters)

Mr. Smaterine (no first name)
Officer of the Missouri Savings Bank. Maureen Johnson dealt with him she opened her account there. When she closed the account in 1907, he tried to delay giving her the money. His behavior roused Maureen's suspicions of an imminent economic panic.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Smathers (no first name)
British private stationed in Windsor City.
(The Number of the Beast)

Ralph Smiley, D.D.
Pastor of Terra Station First Baptist Church.
(Space Cadet)

Agnes Smith
Johann Sebastian Bach Smith's first wife, who died in childbirth.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Al Smith
A politician mentioned in passing. [Alfred Emanuel Smith Jr., "The Happy Warrior," 1873–1944, twice governor of New York state and unsuccessful U.S. presidential candidate in 1928.]
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Alice Virginia Smith
Twelfth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1927. She married Ralph Sperling in 1945.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Arthur Roy Smith (no first name)
Eleventh child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1924. He enlisted in the Marines the day after the bombing of San Francisco by the Japanese in 1941.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

August (Gus) Smith
Son of Marian Hardy Smith and Brian Smith. His half-siblings Priscilla and Donald Smith left home after a conflict with him (the conflict apparently involved sexual aggression toward Priscilla).
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Bernard O. Smith
Alias used by Bernardo de la Paz after the Stilyagi Hall riot.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Brian Smith
1. Lazarus Long's father, owner of a mining engineering firm, and an Army captain during World War I.
(Time Enough for Love)
2. Maureen Johnson's first husband; the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Adams Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a graduate from the School of Mines of the University of Missouri. They married in 1898 after he served in the Army for the Spanish-American War and received his engineering degree from Rolla Institute. After working for the engineering firm of Davis and Fones, he started his own business in 1906. In 1929 he replaced Arthur Chapman as a trustee for the Howard Foundation, after saving the foundation from bankruptcy in the October crash (having advance knowledge from Ted Bronson). In the 1930s he formed an investment firm with Justin Weatheral, and passed the bar exam in 1938. He and Maureen moved to Chicago around 1940, then moved to San Francisco when he "adjusted" his age in his military records so he could re-enlist during World War II. In 1946, he divorced Maureen to marry their former daughter-in-law, Marian Hardy Smith. He and Marian were divorced in 1966. When he died in 1998 at the age of 119, his "public" age was 82.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset; also mentioned briefly in Number of the Beast)

Brian Smith Associates
Consulting business that Brian Smith started after leaving Davis and Fones.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Brian Smith, Jr.
1. Lazarus Long's older brother (third in the family). He became rich while still young.
(Time Enough for Love)
2. Third child and eldest son of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born March 12, 1905. He was wounded during World War II and became an executive officer in the training command.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Carol Smith
1. Lazarus Long's older sister, second in the family.
(Time Enough for Love)
2. Second child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born January 1, 1902, and named for Maureen's aunt Carole Pelletier Johnson. She married Roderick Schmidt Jenkins of the Schmidt family in 1920 and acted as his on-stage assistant when he became a professional magician. She took over the act when Rod died with the stage name "Carolita." A family celebration of her first sexual experience somehow evolved into the midsummer fertility rite for all human planets: Carol's Day, Carolmas, Carolita's Birthday (although it wasn't her birthday), or la Fiesta de Santa Carolita, all celebrated on June 26.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Donald Smith
Sixteenth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1936. Brian got custody of him and his sister Priscilla when Brian and Maureen divorced, but they moved back with Maureen in 1952. He and Priscilla ran away to return to Brian when Maureen intervened in their incestuous relationship.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Dora Brandon Smith
See Dora Brandon.
(Time Enough for Love)

Doris Jean Smith
Thirteenth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1930. She married Roderick Briggs in 1946.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Ellsworth Smith
[mentioned in passing] Author of A Tour of Earth's Colonies.
(Farmer in the Sky)

Ethel Smith
1. Lazarus Long's baby sister.
(Time Enough for Love)
2. Eighth child and youngest daughter of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born in 1916.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Ethel Graves Smith
Brian Smith's mother.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

George Edward Smith
1. Lazarus Long's brother, fourth in the family.
(Time Enough for Love)
2. Fourth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born February 14, 1907. During World War II he joined the Army but ended up in the OSS.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Helen Smith
Daughter of Lazarus Long and Dora Brandon on New Beginnings. (Probably named for Helen Mayberry, who raised Dora after Dora's parents died in a fire.)
(Time Enough for Love, To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Hilda Hanson Smith
Daughter-in-law of Lazarus Long on New Beginnings; she married Zack Smith.
(Time Enough for Love)

Ingrid Dora Smith
Granddaughter of Lazarus Long on New Beginnings; the daughter of Zack Smith and Hilda Hanson Smith.
(Time Enough for Love)

J. Darlington Smith
Man discovered inside the Adirondack Stasis Field. He revived the ancient game of "feetball", and served Hamilton Felix as a translator of ancient (i.e. 20th century) documents.
(Beyond This Horizon)

Joan Eunice Smith
The name Johann Sebastian Bach Smith adopted after his brain was transplanted into the body of his secretary, Eunice Branca.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Johann Sebastian Bach Smith (original name Schmidt)
Incredibly wealthy but old to decrepitude and kept alive by machines, he arranged to have his brain transplanted into a young body (secretly hoping he would die in the attempt). The transplant into the body of his secretary Eunice Branca, however, was successful; he retained his memory and personality but Eunice was in the "background" of his mind. He took the name Joan Eunice Smith, weathered an attempt by his granddaughters to have Johann Smith declared dead, and had "herself" impregnated with "his" sperm. Joan Eunice married Jacob Salomon, emigrated to Luna, and died in childbirth, possibly of delayed rejection syndrome.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

John Adams Smith
Father of Brian Smith.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

"Kitten" Smith (no other first name)
Juan Rico's fellow recruit at Camp Sergeant Spooky Smith. He joined Willie's Wildcats with Juan; he died in the collision between the Valley Forge and the Ypres.
(Starship Troopers)

Lawrence (Larry) Smith
Actor who was hired to impersonate the politician John Joseph Bonforte when Bonforte was kidnapped to prevent his appearing for his Martian Adoption Ceremony. Larry affected the name Lorenzo Smythe, or Lorenzo the Great. He had a highly inflated opinion of himself, but he was a consummate actor who succeeded completely in the masquerade. After Bonforte was rescued but was permanently damaged from drugs, he was persuaded to continue the role, and completely assumed the identity after Bonforte's death. He married Penelope Russell.
(Double Star)

Margaret (Peggy) Smith
Tenth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1922.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Marian Hardy Smith
Wife of Richard Smith, Maureen Johnson's son; and later of Brian Smith. She moved in with Maureen (Brian being in the Army) when Richard enlisted. She and Maureen moved to Texas to be with Brian after Richard was killed. She used the alias Maureen J. Smith (and Maureen became her "widowed mother") because she became pregnant by Brian after Richard's death. She lived with Maureen and Brian through World War II. In 1946, Brian asked Maureen for a divorce so he could marry Marian. Brian and Marian were divorced in 1966.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Marian Johnson Smith
Hilda Burroughs' error for Maureen Johnson Smith.
(The Number of the Beast)

Marie Agnes Smith
1. Lazarus Long's sister, fifth in the family and the beauty of the family.
(Time Enough for Love)
2. Fifth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born April 5, 1909. She attended Radcliffe College.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Marjie Smith
Daughter of Lazarus Long and Dora Brandon on New Beginnings. Her married name was Lyle.
(Time Enough for Love)

Dr. Mary Jane Lyle Smith
Valentine Michael Smith's mother and designer of the Lyle spacedrive. A member of the first Mars expedition, 26 years old when the expedition began, she was an atomics engineer and the ship's electronics and power technician. She died during the expedition.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Maureen Johnson Smith
See Maureen Johnson.
(Time Enough for Love, The Number of the Beast, To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Mildred Smith
Daughter of Marian Hardy Smith and Brian Smith.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Nancy Irene Smith
1. Lazarus Long's sister, oldest of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith's children. She married Jonathan Sperling Weatheral.
(Time Enough for Love)
2. Oldest child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born December 1, 1899. Her "official" birth date was January 5, 1900, to hide the fact that she was conceived before Maureen and Brian were married. During World War II, she helped organize the WAAC.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Patrick Henry Smith
Fourteenth child of Maureen Johnson, born in 1932 during a bridge game. His biological father was Justin Weatheral although officially he was Brian Smith's son. He married Charlotte Schmidt in 1951.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Priscilla Smith
Seventeenth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1938. Her brother Donald called her Slugger. Brian got custody of her and Donald when Brian and Maureen divorced, but she moved back with Maureen in 1952. She and Donald ran away to return to Brian when Maureen intervened in their incestuous relationship. They came back to Maureen, but continued to give her trouble. Priscilla was hospitalized briefly to be treated for syphilis and gonorrhea, and also used cocaine. Ultimately, Maureen insisted that Brian take them back because she could not control them.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Richard Smith
1. Lazarus Long's younger brother.
(Time Enough for Love, The Number of the Beast)
2. Seventh child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born in 1914. He enlisted in the Marines, sworn in by Nelson Johnson, after the bombing of San Francisco by the Japanese in 1941. He was killed on Iwo Jima. His widow lived with Maureen and Brian, had a child by Brian, and later married him.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Richard Brian Smith
Son of Marian Hardy Smith. Although Marian was the widow of Maureen's son Richard, Brian Smith was Richard Brian's father; she became pregnant after Richard was killed in World War II.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Roberta Smith
Johann Sebastian Bach Smith's daughter, alienated from him by his ex-wife, but "reconciled" with him because of his money.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Sara Smith
Daughter of Marian Hardy Smith; it's not specified whether Richard Smith or Brian Smith was her father.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Susan Smith
Fifteenth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born between 1933 and 1935 (her brother Patrick was born in 1932, and Donald in 1936). She married Henry Schultz on August 2, 1952.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Ted Smith
1. A Lensman who accosted Gay Deceiver in the "Fifteenth Universe". [From E. E. Smith's series.]
(The Number of the Beast)
2. [mentioned in passing] as part of the Battle of Britain mission.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Theodore Ira (Teddy) Smith
1. Lazarus Long's youngest brother.
(Time Enough for Love)
2. Ninth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1919. He became a member of Kansas City's 110th Combat Engineers during World War II. He may have been named after Ted Bronson.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Valentine Michael Smith
Human found on Mars, the sole survivor of the first Mars expedition and the son of two crew members, Mary Jane Lyle Smith and Michael Brant (their adultery caused a crisis that led to the deaths of the entire crew). He possessed supernatural powers taught to him by the Martians who raised him, but was completely naive about other humans. Mike was brought to Earth by the second expedition. By the Larkin Decision, he was sole [human] owner of Mars. Kept in "protective custody" by the Federation, he was rescued by Jill Boardman and with Jubal Harshaw's aid was protected from political opportunism and recognized as the representative of the Martian race. After spending several years learning to be human, he founded the Church of All Worlds, based on Martian language and philosophy. He was stoned to death as a heretic by a mob probably made up mostly of Fosterites. During his travels, he used several aliases, including Dr. Apollo as a stage magician, and Private Jones while in the Army. The suggestion is made that he was also the Archangel Michael.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Dr. Ward Smith
Member of the first Mars expedition, 45 years old when the expedition began. He was a surgeon and the expedition's biologist. Married to Mary Jane Lyle Smith, he was Valentine Michael Smith's legal but not biological father. He died during the expedition.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Woodrow Wilson (Woodie or Bill) Smith
1. Real name of Lazarus Long, which he preferred not to use. As a child, he was called "Woodie" by his family.
(Methuselah's Children)
2. As Bill Smith (Dora called him Woodrow), he married Dora Brandon and went homesteading with her, so all their children were surnamed Smith: Andy, their second child; Elf (presumably a daughter); Gibbie (probably after his original New Beginnings alias Ernest Gibbons); Helen, their third, who married neighbor Ole Hanson; Iseult; Ivar; Lurton; Marje; Persephone, who died in infancy; Undine; Virginia (Ginny); and Zack, their oldest son, who married Hilda Hanson.

When he traveled back in time, Lazarus Long met his younger self, and decided he was a complete brat.

(Time Enough for Love)
3. Sixth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born November 11, 1912. He was named for President Wilson, having been born just six days after his election. During World War II he apparently joined the Air Force, spending some time in Pensacola, Florida, training fighter pilots. He may have been involved in a major sea-and-air battle, but he seldom told the same story twice. After the war he got a job flying rocket ships, eventually working for Harriman Industries; he was backup pilot for the first moonship. Throughout most of his adult life after this period, he used the name Lazarus Long.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Zack Smith
Son of Lazarus Long and Dora Brandon.
(Time Enough for Love)

Smith (no first name)
1. Alias used by the Wing Marshal of the Terran X-Corps. Thorby Rudbek called him Jake.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)
2. Sergeant on guard at Bifrost during the Interuniverse Society conference.
(The Number of the Beast)
3. (Miss) Alias used by Betty Sorenson while arranging transportation to Capital for John Thomas Stuart.
(The Star Beast)
4. [mentioned in passing] Member of Rasczak's Roughnecks (possibly hypothetical).
(Starship Troopers)

Smith Enterprises
Conglomerate founded and controlled by Johann Sebastian Bach Smith.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Roberta Thistlewaite Smithe
[mentioned in passing] Author of Thoughts at Evening, a book used for "unsympathetic magic" in a Jubal Harshaw story.
(The Number of the Beast)

Smitty (no other name)
1. Guard at Moon Base's west airlock. John Dahlquist bluffed his way past him to get to the bomb storage area.
("The Long Watch")
2. One of Tex Jarman's many girl friends; he carried her picture and many others in his luggage.
(Space Cadet)
3. The carnival workers' name for Valentine Michael Smith.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Smyles (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Physician known to Ted and Cynthia Randall.
("The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag")

John W. (Jack) Smyth
Follower of Mota who was assigned to fitting leg irons to PanAsian prisoners.
(The Day After Tomorrow)

Smyth (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Author of Atomic Energy for Military Purposes, a book included in the Galileo Marching-and-Chowder Society clubhouse library.
(Rocket Ship Galileo)

Smythe (no first name)
1. Ranger who led the tourist party back to Rutherford after Baby Darling Logan was lost.
("The Black Pits of Luna")
2. Student at Lowell Academy who made quite a profit repainting respiratory masks after the headmaster forbade individual designs. Jim Marlowe and Frank Sutton paid him to hide their guns so they would not be confiscated, and sold as much of their property as they could to him to raise money for tickets home when they "escaped" from the school. Smythe joined the colonists in their fight against Mars Company.
(The Red Planet)
3. Chartsman second class in the Asgard.
(Starman Jones)

Giles Smythe-Belisha
Member of the Marston expedition into Sumatra; he was presumed dead after other members' bodies were found
(The Number of the Beast)

Betty Smythe-Carstairs
Wife of the Governor of Windsor City. He'd taken the post on Mars because the lower gravity was good for her "medical condition (alcoholism). See also Betty.
(The Number of the Beast)

Herbert Evelyn James Smythe-Carstairs
His Excellency Lieutenant General, the Right Honorable. KG, VC, CBE, Governor General of the Imperial Realms Beyond the Sky; Governor of the British colony on Barsoom. He was usually called Bertie by his friends. He recruited the Gay Deceiver to reconnoiter the rival Russian settlements.
(The Number of the Beast)

snel-frockey
Unspecified unpleasantness; Podkayne Fries used it as a curse.
(Podkayne of Mars)

Snob (no other name)
Contractor at the Interuniverse Society conference, in charge of seeing to the guests' needs and making all other arrangements. The waiters and bartenders were his doppelgangers.
(The Number of the Beast)

Joel Snodgrass
[mentioned in passing] Maggie Snodgrass' husband.
(The Cat Who Walks Through Walls)

Maggie Snodgrass
Chief operator and general manager of Broken Nose Pressure's rescue team.
(The Cat Who Walks Through Walls)

snoopers
The Jubbulpore underworld's name for the Sargon's guards.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Mr. Snoopy Nose (no other name)
Galahad Jones' name for the technician who relieved his shift during Lazarus Long's rejuvenation; his real name was not given.
(Time Enough for Love)

Snug Harbor
The cabin, mostly underground, that Jacob Burroughs built on wilderness land he leased from the government. It was equipped with all amenities and with formidable security devices. It was also the location of his time machine.
(The Number of the Beast)

Snyder (no first name)
Member of the board of Detheridge & Company.
("The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag")

Soames (no first name)
Commodore-Pilot in Space Terminal. He supported Jake Pemberton's actions during the emergency in the Flying Dutchman.
("Space Jockey")

Soapy (no other name)
1. Corporal who hunted for Don Harvey after his escape from the Terran detention camp.
(Between Planets)
2. Roadworker who agitated for rebellion against the government.
("The Roads Must Roll")

Socialist
A splinter political party; it had almost no members under age 65.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

La Société Astronautique Internationale
Sponsor of the drone probe Zombie, sent to Mars orbit and back to Earth six years after the Envoy's disappearance. [French, "International Astronautical Society"]
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Societian
[mentioned in passing] Political persuasion of some members of the Organization.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA)
A group invited to participate in the Interuniverse Society conference. They organized a jousting tournament, among other things.
(The Number of the Beast)

Society for the Preservation of the Status Quo
Isolationist organization that protested interactions between Earth and other planets, particularly planets inhabited by nonhuman peoples.
(The Star Beast)

Solar System Federation
Interplanetary political organization, probably analogous to the United Nations. General Services was hired to create artificial environments (including gravity and atmospheric pressure) congenial to natives of all planets so that Earth could host SSF conferences.
("—We Also Walk Dogs")

Solar Union Day
System-wide holiday.
(Starman Jones)

"Soldier, Ask Not"
[mentioned in passing] Song that Dora offered to sing for the Gay Deceiver crew.
(The Number of the Beast)

sollies
[mentioned in passing] Entertainment equivalent to motion pictures or TV shows. The exact technology was not specified.
(Podkayne of Mars)

Solo
Final test for Advanced Survival courses. Students are sent to uninhabited planets, and any who are still alive at pickup two to ten days later pass the course. Only those items that the students can choose for themselves and carry with them are provided to help them stay alive.
(Tunnel in the Sky)

"Some Implications of a Six-Dimensional Non-Newtonian Continuum"
Doctoral dissertation by Zebulon Carter, the reason Jacob Burroughs was eager to meet him.
(The Number of the Beast)

"Some Notes on Comparative Pathologies of the Inhabited Planets"
Monograph on which Dr. Pickering worked while assigned to the Aes Triplex.
(Space Cadet)

"Some Notes on the Practical Applications of the Horst-Milne Equations"
Scientific treatise that was smuggled to Venus in the ring that Dudley Jefferson gave to Don Harvey (its intended destination was Mars). The information provided in it made possible the development of force fields and faster-than-light travel. (See Horst-Milne-Conrad Drive.)
(Between Planets)

"Some Verified Experimental Factors in Space Flight"
Paper that Donald Cargraves intended to write after the moon flight.
(Rocket Ship Galileo)

"The Son of God Goes Forth to War"
[mentioned in passing] Hymn familiar to Alex Hergensheimer.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

Songs of the Spaceways
Book of "Noisy" Rhysling's poetry, published posthumously.
("The Green Hills of Earth")

Sons of Revolution
Rabble rousers in Luna City, who were encouraged to foment unrest against Lunar Authority.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Sons of the Bird
Creatures originally included in Earth's reality by its creator, but "painted over". Instead of being eliminated, they remained in the background fomenting evil. They believed they were created by the embodiment of evil, which they called The Bird. They were destroyed by Jonathan Hoag after they kidnapped Ted and Cynthia Randall and tried to stop Hoag's mission on Earth.
("The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag")

"Sons of Toil and Danger"
[mentioned in passing] Marching song at Camp Arthur Currie.
(Starship Troopers)

Sorbonne
Parisian academy where an Interplanetary Patrol cadet might study law.
(Space Cadet)

sorci
Animal resembling a rat; its planet of origin was not given.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Betty Sorenson
A Free Child and friend of John Thomas Stuart. She acted as his counsel during Lummox's trial, offered help when John Thomas decided to run away, and helped him reach Capital to participate in negotiations about Lummox. She married him so that they could travel to Hroshijud and Lummox could continue "raising John Thomases". John Thomas called her "Slugger".
(The Star Beast)

Sorkin's Super Stellar Soap
[mentioned in passing] Product advertised on the train Matt Dodson took to Terra Base.
(Space Cadet)

Sornia
Apparently a crustacean race; mentioned by Dr. Ftaeml.
(The Star Beast)

Mrs. Percy B. S. Souchek
[mentioned in passing] Woman who sued the Los Angeles City-County Commissioners over the death of her poodle during a stationary inversion.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

South Colony
Human settlement on Mars, erected just north of the ancient city of Charax, between the legs of the double canal Strymon. It was inhabited only during the Southern Hemisphere's summer, as the winters were intolerable even with special life-support precautions.
(The Red Planet)

South Gate
Entrance to Venusberg.
(Podkayne of Mars)

South Island
1. A section of New London, Venus.
(Between Planets)
2. Mentioned by Friday, possibly the site of the Davidson home in New Zealand.
(Friday)

South Pole
Human settlement on Venus, Bruce Hollifield's destination when he stopped over on the Moon.
("Nothing Ever Happens on the Moon")

South Side Tabernacle
Church in Phoenix, Arizona, where John Lyle was to rendezvous with the Cabal.
("If This Goes On—")

"Southern Cross"
Pattern of moles on Alex Hergensheimer's right buttock, by which Margrethe Gunderson identified him as Alec Graham.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

Sove-Ki-Poo
Part of Operation Bughouse, otherwise undescribed. [Possibly French Sauve qui peut, "Save those one can."]
(Starship Troopers)

Sovunion
Twenty-first century name for the Soviet Union, still a discrete political unit; which territories were included was not mentioned.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Spaatz Field
[mentioned in passing] Testing ground for rocket pilots.
(Rocket Ship Galileo)

Space Cadet
Ace Quiggle's "kidding" name for Kip Russell because of Kip's enthusiasm for the contest for a trip to the Moon.
(Have Space Suit — Will Travel)

Space Dutch
Language in which Richard Baslim tried to communicate with Thorby Rudbek just after acquiring him.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Space Engineers Corporation
Shipbuilders that operated on Hekate.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Space Entity
Villain in Scourge of the Spaceways.
(The Rolling Stones)

Space Lanes
Company that operated between Earth and Luna. Holly Jones' father worked for them.
("The Menace from Earth")

Space Precautionary Act
1. Legislation that regulated space travel and safety measures. The Captain of the Falcon quoted it to deny "Noisy" Rhysling a ride, to no avail.
("The Green Hills of Earth")
2. The Act prohibited D. D. Harriman from going into space because of his physical disability (heart disease).
("Requiem")
3. Regulation implemented by Spaceways Ltd. that controlled who could go into space. The Act was used to prohibit D. D. Harriman from traveling to the moon.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Space Rangers Against the Galaxy
[mentioned in passing] Book that Ace was reading aboard the Rodger Young.
(Starship Troopers)

Space Station Alpha
[mentioned in passing] Presumed to be free of puppet master infestation.
(The Puppet Masters)

Space Station Beta
[mentioned in passing] It was presumed to be free of puppet master infestation.
(The Puppet Masters)

Space Station E-M3
Station that was to be built by the Cosmic Construction Corps from Asteroid HS-5388. Andrew Jackson Libby worked on the project.
("Misfit")

Space Station Gamma
[mentioned in passing] It was presumed to be free of puppet master infestation.
(The Puppet Masters)

Space Station One
Space station commissioned by D. D. Harriman and built by contractor Tiny Larsen. It was intended for a number of industrial and scientific projects.
("Delilah and the Space Rigger"; mentioned in passing in To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

"A Space Suit Built for Two"
1. Unpublished song by "Noisy" Rhysling.
("The Green Hills of Earth")
2. Hilda Burroughs mentioned the title.
(The Number of the Beast)

Space Terminal
Station at the Luna end of the Earth-to-Luna route. It was the transfer point from shuttle to space rocket, and for Mars and Venus traffic.
("Space Jockey")

The Space Troopers
[mentioned in passing] Popular video show.
("The Black Pits of Luna")

The Spaceman's Widow
Bistro near the spaceport in Golden Rule. Richard Ames was a frequent patron.
(The Cat Who Walks Through Walls)

Spaceways Ltd.
1. Lunar corporation; its product or service not described. (Possibly the same is in "The Man Who Sold the Moon".)
("'It's Great to Be Back!'")
2. Corporation founded by D. D. Harriman to explore the possibility of interplanetary travel and development.
("The Man Who Sold the Moon")
3. D. D. Harriman ordered his stock sold to finance his trip to the Moon.
("Requiem")
4. Company that became the "chosen instrument" for the early development of space. Its Space Precautionary Act controlled who could go into space.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Spaceways Magazine
Publication that featured popular stories about space travel and planetary colonies.
("The Black Pits of Luna")

Spaceways Provisioning Company
1. [mentioned in passing] Lunar corporation.
("'It's Great to Be Back!'")
2. Company whose stock D. D. Harriman ordered sold to pay for his trip to the Moon.
("Requiem")

Spanglish
1. Language spoken in San Diego, California.
(Friday)
2. Language used for trade and engineering purposes in the 20th-century Americas; it used English/Spanish vocabulary with simplified Hispanic grammar. It was adopted as the official language for space pilots at the time of the Space Precautionary Act in the mid-20th century.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

"Sparks" (no other name)
Member of the Glory Road crew who repaired Sir Isaac Newton's voder after it was damaged during takeoff.
(Between Planets)

Sparrow Hawk
1. Courier ship of the same model as ships in which John Lyle had trained at West Point. He used it to escape when his cover was blown in Colorado.
("If This Goes On—")
2. Express rocket from Earth to Luna.
("'It's Great to Be Back!'")

Spasm War
Undescribed conflict that occurred during Zebadiah Carter's lifetime.
(The Number of the Beast)

Spatial Senser
A "special talent", something like a dowser. Spatial sensers were used in the raid on Planet P to detect Bug tunnels.
(Starship Troopers)

Special File Zebra
The Warden's computer file on the resistance movement, and the code words used to access it. The file listed all the Warden's spies in antigovernment groups.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Speedtalk
Scientifically-formulated language used by the New Men.
("Gulf")

"spelling bee"
Short R&R excursions in the caverns surrounding the Cabal's general headquarters.
("If This Goes On—")

Arthur Sperling
Howard Families member arrested and questioned after the suspension of the Covenant. He was related to the Foote family.
(Methuselah's Children)

Mary Sperling
1. A senior member of the Howard Families who escaped from proctors with Lazarus Long after the suspension of the Covenant. One of Zaccur Barstow's lieutenants aboard the New Frontiers, she also volunteered to help with longevity research. She developed a morbid fear of death that she resolved by "joining" the Little People, surrendering her individuality to them but achieving a sort of immortality in their group mind and memories.
(Methuselah's Children)
2. Lazarus Long consulted with "her" on the Planet of the Little People to confirm the theory of time travel developed by Dora.
(Time Enough for Love)

Judge Orville Sperling
Executive Secretary of the Howard Foundation in the late 1890s.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Ralph Sperling
Son-in-law of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith; he married Alice Virginia Smith in 1945.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Roger Sperling
[mentioned in passing] Fifth/seventh cousin of Lazarus Long who married Laura Foote-Hedrick after she divorced Lazarus. Sperling may have expected to share in a sizable property settlement.
(Time Enough for Love)

Tamara Sperling
1. Ishtar Hardy's mother, a courtesan on Secundus who trained as a rejuvenator after joining the Tertius colony.
(Time Enough for Love)
2. See Tamara Long.
To Sail Beyond the Sunset

Sperling (no first name)
Judge McCampbell's aide.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Rebecca Sperling-Jones
A highly respected courtesan on Secundus and mother of Galahad Jones. She emigrated to Tertius.
(Time Enough for Love)

Sperry
[mentioned in passing] Manufacturer of navigating equipment.
("If This Goes On—")

Spica IV
[mentioned in passing] Native planet of Bessmer's Griffin. (Rod Walker had guessed Spica V.)
(Tunnel in the Sky)

spiderpuppy
Native of Hespera. It had orange, green, and white fur; eight legs; and an endearing manner. It could be domesticated by humans, and could speak and understand a rudimentary vocabulary.
(Starman Jones)

Jacques (Jake) Spieksma
Mobile Infantry lieutenant called to sit at Ted Hendrick's court martial.
(Starship Troopers)

Spiers (no first name)
Chief Fire Controlman on the Asteroid HS-5388 project.
("Misfit")

Spirit of Sisu
Play about the first Captain of the Sisu. Thorby Rudbek rehearsed for the lead role.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Spring Tide
Shuttle that operated between Circum-Terra and Luna, sister ship of the Neap Tide.
(Between Planets)

Springer (no first name)
Chief engineer at Aladdin Autoengineering Corporation.
(The Door Into Summer)

Squadron Cheerio
S.S. squadron that broke into Jubal Harshaw's house.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Square Black One
Patch of ground on Planet P that Juan Rico's platoon was assigned to defend.
(Starship Troopers)

Square of the Throne
[mentioned in passing] Site in Heaven of the Holy Cow.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

Squatty (no other name)
Member of Joe-Jim Gregory's gang. He was human in appearance although a mutie. He helped rescue Hugh Hoyland from execution as a heretic.
(Orphans of the Sky)

squeezer
Slang for supply officer.
("Logic of Empire")

squirrel sleuth
Slang for psychologist.
("Blowups Happen")

S.S.
The Federation Special Service Bureau, a law enforcement agency. Jubal Harshaw considered them "stormtroopers for whatever politico was in power".
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Hedda Staley
Maudie Kauric's friend, whom Tom Bartlett usually took on double dates with Maudie and his brother Pat.
(Time for the Stars)

Standish (no first name)
Member of the Harriman board of directors. Jack Entenza bought out his rights to lunar development.
("The Man Who Sold the Moon")

Stanley (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Interplanetary Patrol candidate sworn in with Matt Dodson.
(Space Cadet)

Vice Colonel "Stinky" Stancke (no other first name)
Executive officer of the Hydra.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Stapp (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Author of a book on space medicine loaned to Kip Russell by Mr. Charton.
(Have Space Suit — Will Travel)

Star
1. Name most commonly used by the Empress of the Twenty Universes. The Egg of the Phoenix, which contained the memories of all her predecessors, was stolen just before her reign. She recruited Oscar Gordon for the quest to retrieve it; they were married during the quest. After retrieving the Egg, she returned to the task of absorbing the memories of all her predecessors and making decisions for the worlds within the realm. Her official title is Her Wisdom CCIV, and her given name has numerous variations, including Aster, Esther, Estrellita, Ettarre. The Doral called her Ettyboo and various other nicknames; Oscar usually called her Princess.
(Glory Road)
2. A visitor to the Interuniverse Society; it is mentioned that her realm included 83 universes. (The same person as in Glory Road.)
(The Number of the Beast)
3. Ian and Janet Tormey's horse.
(Friday)

Star Rover
1. Interstellar ship that was under construction when Bill Lermer emigrated to Ganymede. It was actually the Star Rover III. The first was lost; the second was obsolete before it was finished and so was converted to a colony ship, the Mayflower.
(Farmer in the Sky)
2. Model of explorer space ships.
(Podkayne of Mars)

Star Trek
Unanimous choice of fantasy world among the crew of the Gay Deceiver. They never actually visited that universe.
(The Number of the Beast)

stardust
Intoxicant, probably illegal, sold on Jubbul.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Stardust Theater
Theater in the Forward.
(Friday)

Starstruck
Series of rockets built and tested by Ross Jenkins. They usually exploded during the test.
(Rocket Ship Galileo)

Star-Times
Newspaper that Joe Briggs tried unsuccessfully to call from the Savoy.
("Gulf")

states
[mentioned in passing] By the year 2000, there were 54 in the United States.
(I Will Fear No Evil)

Stationary Station
Satellite in L-5 orbit that was used as a starting point for interplanetary voyages. 
(Friday)

Statue of Liberty
By implication, it was destroyed in an atomic war. A replica stood near Emigrants' Gap.
(Tunnel in the Sky)

St. Christopher
[mentioned in passing] Free Trader ship.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Dr. Steelton (no first name)
Hypnotist that interrogated Mary Cavanaugh about her memories of the Whitmanite colony.
(The Puppet Masters)

Steeves (no first name)
1. New American army private, a member of the press gang that came to Mother Johnston's speakeasy.
("Coventry")
2. Watch officer at the Citadel.
(The Day After Tomorrow)

Stein (no first name)
Medical-major aboard the Hydra.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Steinke (no first name)
Former engineer at the Paradise, Arizona atomic plant, who suffering a blanking of his mathematical abilities and was rehabilitated as an office worker. He regained his skills while reacting to an emergency.
("Blowups Happen")

Steinwitz (no first name)
Member of the Survivors Club conspiracy, assigned to the Power Center during the coup attempt.
(Beyond This Horizon)

stellar
Unit of currency for the Nine Worlds.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Little Stephen (no last name)
Defective Howard Families child, telepathic and subject to "bad spells".
(Methuselah's Children)

John Sterling
Hero of Scourge of the Spaceways, described by Roger Stone as "a mealy-mouthed Galahad".
(The Rolling Stones)

Joe Steuben
One of Friday's "guards" in the Forward. Percival Roberts called him "Joe Stupid".
(Friday)

Professor Otto Steuben
Former headmaster at Lowell Academy, he was replaced by Marquis Howe shortly after Jim Marlowe's arrival at the school.
(The Red Planet)

Steve (no last name)
1. Teamster who gave Alex Hergensheimer and Margrethe Gunderson a lift towards Kansas, bought them steak dinners, and gave Alex money. Alex found him in Heaven after the Rapture; he credited Alex with converting him.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)
2. [mentioned in passing] Midshipman in David Lamb's class.
(Time Enough for Love)
3. Employee of General Services who handled the details of Mrs. Peter van Hogbein Johnson's requirements.
("—We Also Walk Dogs")

St. George Rest Home
Institution in Dubuque, Iowa, where Jonathan Hoag claimed to have been treated for total amnesia. Ted Randall's investigation showed that it never existed.
("The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag")

Stilyagi Air Corps
Lunar gunnery defense squad. [Russian stilyagi, "young punk"]
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Stilyagi Debs
Junior Home Defense Guard formed by Hazel Meade as the female auxiliary of the Stilyagi Air Corps. [Russian stilyagi, "young punk"]
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Stilyagi Hall
Auditorium in Luna City. It was the site of a protest meeting that ended in riot when invaded by Peace Dragoons. [Russian stilyagi, "young punk"]
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Stimulators
Terrorist group who claimed responsibility for Red Thursday.
(Friday)

Stinky (no other name)
1. John Dahlquist's name for Major Morgan.
("The Long Watch")
2. Nickname for Dr. Mahmoud.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)
3. [mentioned in passing] (no other name) Midshipman in David Lamb's class.
(Time Enough for Love)

Lt. Stinkyface (no other name)
Whitey Ardmore's name for the PanAsian officer who trespassed in the Temple of Mota.
(The Day After Tomorrow)

St. Louis, Missouri
1. Interim capital of the Free United States after the overthrow of the Prophet.
("If This Goes On—")
2. Destination of Rachel's Raiders when the steamship on which they were traveling was blown up; part of the Chicago Imperium.
(Friday)
3. City where Adele Pfeiffer Johnson, Maureen Johnson's mother, lived after she left her husband.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

stobor
Members of the Advanced Survival test group were warned against them in the instruction sheet. They didn't actually exist; they were invented by the instructors to keep students on guard.
(Tunnel in the Sky)

Stockton Subsector
[mentioned in passing] Sector of the Diego-Reno Roadtown.
("The Roads Must Roll")

Stokes (no first name)
Free United States Army psychologist who demonstrated a film that was developed to brainwash followers of the Prophet into abandoning their faith.
("If This Goes On—")

Stokes Coagulator
[mentioned in passing] Common sidearm.
(Beyond This Horizon)

R. Jefferson Stoles
Chairman of the board of Detheridge & Company.
("The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag")

Stone Gang
Early clan marriage in Luna. Manuel Garcia O'Kelly's maternal grandmother was a member. Hazel Meade, an adopted daughter of the David line marriage, married a Stone.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Anna Stone
Service manager for the Luna City Community Association. She reserved Allan and Josephine MacRae's apartment for them when they returned to Earth, confident that they'd come back.
("'It's Great to Be Back!'")

Castor and Pollux Stone
1. Twins, teenaged geniuses who with their family purchased a space ship and began a travel and trading venture throughout the solar system. They were just barely successful selling bicycles on Mars, but did good business with miners in the Asteroid Belt. Castor was the elder by 20 minutes, and was called "Grandpa" by Pollux.
(The Rolling Stones)
2. [mentioned in passing] Attendees at the Interuniverse Society conference.
(The Number of the Beast)
3. Residents of Boondock; they were married to Lapis Lazuli and Lorelei Lee Long. They worked as stretcher bearers during the Battle of Britain.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Edith Stone
1. Mother of Castor and Pollux Stone, physician and sculptor who joined her family on a travel and trade venture through the outer solar system. Her medical services were much in demand, first to treat an epidemic on the ship War God en route to Mars, and then for routine and emergency treatment throughout the Asteroid Belt.
(The Rolling Stones)
2. [mentioned in passing] Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference.
(The Number of the Beast)

Greg Stone
Number-two husband in the Davis family, preacher in an obscure sect that believed sundown Tuesday to sundown Wednesday was the Sabbath. He was recruited for the Revolution by Wyoming Knott, and used Calvin as his Party name.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Hazel Meade Stone (a.k.a. Gwen Novak)
1. Twelve-year-old member of the Young Comrades Auxiliary of the old Revolutionary Organization. She was recruited by Sidris Davis for the new Party and became captain of the Baker Street Irregulars. She had been transported to Luna as an infant. Both parents died within a few years and she was raised in a creche, where she worked (without pay) until she was adopted into the Davis family. She eventually married Moses Lemke Stone, had two children, and studied engineering.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)
2. Mother of Roger Stone, a moving force behind the family's decision to travel through the outer solar system. She was a founder of the lunar colony and an engineer who had also made a living as a blackjack dealer. She apparently lived on Earth for a while. She took over writing Scourge of the Spaceways after her son tired of it.
(The Rolling Stones)
3. Guest of the Long family for the Interuniverse Society conference, possibly covering the conference for Lunaya Pravda. She was from the same universe as the Gay Deceiver crew; Zebadiah Carter is a fan of her 3-D series. She agreed to rejuvenation if she were made to appear late middle-age.
(The Number of the Beast)
4. Under the name of Gwen Novak, she was having dinner with Richard Ames (whose real name was Colin Campbell) when he was interrupted by Herr Nameless. She married Campbell in the first chapter and accompanied him on his adventures. She was referred to as "Mrs. Ames" throughout most of the book, until she and Campbell encountered the Gay Deceiver.
(The Cat Who Walks Through Walls)
5. Wife of Colin Campbell, and sister wife of Maureen Johnson in the Long household.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)
[In spite of contradictions, it is explicit that the Hazel Meade Stone in the different novels are all the same person.]

Lowell (Buster) Stone
Roger and Edith Stone's youngest child, precocious chess player and possibly a telepath. With his grandmother, he wrote scripts for the video series Scourge of the Spaceways.
(The Rolling Stones)

Meade Stone
Daughter of Roger and Edith Stone. She accompanied the family on their space travels.
(The Rolling Stones)

Moses Lemke Stone
Young man who brought the complaint against Stuart LaJoie that Manuel Garcia O'Kelly judged. He became a Party member, level "G", and married Hazel Meade.
(The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress)

Roger Stone
Father of Castor and Pollux Stone, retired mayor of Luna City and engineer, as well as writer for Scourge of the Spaceways. He allowed himself to be persuaded to purchase a spaceship for travel and trade through the outer solar system, with himself as Captain.
(The Rolling Stones)

"The Stonebenders"
Serial co-written by Jubal Harshaw and Pallas Athene, based on the family created by Jubal for his story, "Uncle Tobias".
(The Number of the Beast)

Stoney Island Tunnel
Route to the Howard Families' seat under Lake Michigan that Lazarus Long invented to explain his presence (disguised as a proctor) to other proctors.
(Methuselah's Children)

stooled to the rogue
Slang for being sworn in as a "member of the ancient and honorable fraternity of thieves, cutthroats and pickpockets". The patrons of Mother Johnston's demanded the oath from David MacKinnon.
("Coventry")

Storer-Gulls
Brand of custom-made wings used by Holly Jones.
("The Menace from Earth")

St. Petersburg, Florida
Headquarters of the Church of All Worlds.
(Stranger in a Strange Land)

Stranger in a Strange Land
This story got two votes for Favorite Universe among the crew of the Gay Deceiver. Zebadiah Carter's reaction was, "My God, the things some writers will do for money."
(The Number of the Beast)

George Strong
1. D. D. Harriman's partner, who supported even Harriman's wildest ventures because they were invariably profitable.
("The Man Who Sold the Moon")
2. One of the owners of Harriman & Strong, who was also involved in real estate. A bachelor, he was Maureen Johnson's lover. She frequently advised him on business decisions, basing her recommendations on her "insider information" from Lazarus Long. He died in 1971.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Strughold (no first name)
Author of a book on space medicine that Mr. Charton loaned to Kip Russell.
(Have Space Suit — Will Travel)

Strymon
Double canal located in the Southern Hemisphere of Mars, near the ancient city of Charax. The name was originally bestowed by Percival Lowell, and was adopted by the human colonists.
(The Red Planet)

John Thomas Stuart
John Thomas Stuart XI was the descendant of a line of explorers and adventurers, and the current owner/companion of the alien beast Lummox. After the Department of Spatial Affairs became involved in a trial over Lummox's "dangerous" behavior, the beast was discovered to be an important member of the Hroshii race, and John Thomas accompanied her to her home planet along with a contingent of Earth scientists and diplomats. His girlfriend (and eventual wife) Betty Sorenson called him "Knothead".

His ancestors included:

  1. A seaman
  2. Killed in an early airplane accident
  3. Gunnery officer in a World War II submarine, MIA
  4. Killed on the first trip to the Moon
  5. An emigrant to Mars
  6. Revolutionary general and first Governor of Mars after the Revolution
  7. spent the end of his life in the Triton penal colony for reasons unspecified but perhaps unjustified
  8. Had his name changed by his mother when she returned to Earth but resumed the Stuart name upon reaching adulthood, becoming an interstellar explorer and bringing Lummox to Earth
  9. Resigned from the Space Service to avoid court martial, may have been protecting his commanding officer
  10. Also an explorer, apparently never returned from his last expedition.
(The Star Beast)

Marie Brandley Stuart
John Thomas Stuart XI's mother, who favored getting rid of Lummox and refused to consider her son's following the family tradition by going to space. Betty Sorenson called her "the Duchess" for her demanding ways.
(The Star Beast)

Stubbins (no first name)
Jonathan Hoag's fellow guest at Mrs. Edith Jameson's dinner party. Hoag misremembered his name as "Snuggins" or "Sudkins".
("The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag")

Studebaker
[mentioned in passing] Manufacturer of horse-drawn farm wagons.
(Friday)

Stunning Stories
Magazine that George Strong scolded his son for reading; he mentioned it while remonstrating with D. D. Harriman for his interest in space travel.
("Requiem")

"Sugar Bush"
Melody played as a recall signal for the troop transport Voortrek.
(Starship Troopers)

Sukarno (no first name)
Second lieutenant, commander of the 2nd platoon, C Company, aboard the Tours.
(Starship Troopers)

Suliman (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Interplanetary Patrol candidate sworn in with Matt Dodson.
(Space Cadet)

Summerfield
[mentioned in passing] Model of gun that was available to Advanced Survival test participants.
(Tunnel in the Sky)

"Sumner on Certain Aspects of Irrelevance"
Monograph transmitted to the Lewis & Clark. Dr. Babcock sent back to Earth a lengthy refutation of it.
(Time for the Stars)

Suomish (or Suomic)
The Finnish language, official language of the Sisu. Thorby Rudbek delivered a posthumous message from Richard Baslim in it to Fjalar Krausa.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Supernova
Taproom near the Jubbulpore spaceport.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

superskin
Synthetic stretch fabric generally used to make skintight apparel; apparently Friday's favorite material for jumpsuits.
(Friday)

Supra-New York
1. Space station in Earth orbit.
(Farmer in the Sky)
2. The closest "Noisy" Rhysling ever came to returning to Earth.
("The Green Hills of Earth")
3. Space station at the Earth end of the Luna route, the transfer point from rocket to shuttle.
("Space Jockey")

Supreme
World against which Secundus maintained an embargo; no reasons are given, but they apparently practiced slavery. Lazarus Long purchased a rejuvenation there.
(Time Enough for Love)

Supreme Lord Proprietor
Owner of the Noonday Region. His personal name was not given.
(Farnham's Freehold)

"A Survey of the Minor Flora of Clay County, Missouri"
[mentioned in passing] Master's thesis of Julius Farping in Jubal Harshaw's story, "Uncle Tobias".
(The Number of the Beast)

Survival
See Advanced Survival.
(Tunnel in the Sky)

Survival Techniques
[mentioned in passing] Air Force manual stocked in the Farnham bomb shelter.
(Farnham's Freehold)

Survivors Club
Club that met in the Hall of the Wolf; McFee Norbert was a member. Superficially a drinking club, it was actually a revolutionary cabal. Hamilton Felix was recruited but agreed to act as a double agent for the government. Monroe-Alpha Clifford was duped into joining, but was "rescued" by Felix. The Club attempted a coup d'état and was presumably wiped out.
(Beyond This Horizon)

"Susan Calvin"
[mentioned in passing] Model of positronic brain that "everybody said was the coming thing for smartships".
(The Number of the Beast)

Susie (no last name)
Switchboard operator for the Institute for Advanced Studies.
(Have Space Suit — Will Travel)

Suslov (no first name)
Former ambassador from Mars to the Three Planets Summit.
(Podkayne of Mars)

Francis (Frank) Sutton
Friend of Jim Marlowe who accompanied him to Lowell Academy. When Willis was confiscated by the headmaster and the two learned about the Mars Company's intentions for the colony, they fled the school and returned home to mobilize the colony to resist.
(The Red Planet)

John and Jenny Sutton
Couple that encountered Daniel Boone Davis in the nudist camp when he first arrived back in 1970. They became Dan's friends and business partners in Aladdin Autoengineering Corporation.
(The Door Into Summer)

Pat Sutton
Frank Sutton's father, who backed Jamie Marlowe in heading the revolt against the Mars Company.
(The Red Planet)

Suzanne (no last name)
A soul that Alex Hergensheimer met on the bus in Heaven. A lacemaker from Flanders, she opened a lacemaking school in Heaven. Her request for Alex's blessing caused his sainthood to become manifest.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

SV
Stereovision, a common entertainment medium.
(Starman Jones)

Sverlani (no last name)
Guest at a party Oscar Gordon and Star attended on Center. A student food designer and mathematico-sybarite, she was disappointed when Oscar turned down her proposition but delighted by the sandwich he'd made himself. She was particularly entranced by Lady Vivamus.
(Glory Road)

Swamp Fox
Federation troop carrier that took part in the invasion of Klendathu.
(Starship Troopers)

Albert M. Swanson
Notary Public who notarized Hugo Pinero's bonds that guaranteed his predictions were accurate.
("Life-Line")

Swanson (no first name)
State Patrol sergeant who worked crowd control at the moon rocket launch. He was sympathetic to the Galileo crew; when a process server attempted to stop the launch, he took the man into custody.
(Rocket Ship Galileo)

Swaziland
[mentioned in passing] Independent government.
(Friday)

Sweet Chariot
[mentioned in passing] Transport used in the assault on New Jerusalem.
("If This Goes On—")

Swenson (no first name)
Captain of the Lewis & Clark. He was killed on Elysia.
(Time for the Stars)

The Swiss Garden
[mentioned in passing] German beer parlor near Lazarus Long's childhood home (it acquired the name during World War I, presumably to avoid anti-German bias).
(Time Enough for Love)

Swope Park
Town in Missouri that Lazarus Long visited during his time travel.
(Time Enough for Love)

Sylvester (no first name)
Couple mentioned in a conversation overhead by Oscar Gordon on a bus; cited as an example of everything he no longer understood about Earth culture.
(Glory Road)

Sylvia's Other Husband
[mentioned in passing] Apparently a soap opera broadcast within the Lunar colonies.
(The Cat Who Walks Through Walls)

Syndon IV
One of the Nine Worlds. Its people have long, hairy, pointed ears and formidable reputations. The auctioneer who sold Thorby Rudbek inadvertently insulted one by suggesting that the roundness of Thorby's ears indicated the purity of his human blood.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

Syrtis Major
1. Mars Company settlement where Lowell Academy was located.
(The Red Planet)
2. [mentioned in passing] Settlement on Mars.
(Podkayne of Mars)

System English
Thorby Rudbek's native language, though Richard Baslim didn't recognize the accent with which he spoke it.
(Citizen of the Galaxy)

System Enterprises
1. One name for Hartley Baldwin's organization.
("Gulf")
2. Corporation owned by Girard Burke's family.
(Space Cadet)

System Expansion Corporation
Luna-based company that developed planets for colonization.
(Friday)

System Ortho
Lingua franca for the Earth, Venus, and Mars.
(Podkayne of Mars)

System Speech
English simplified for universal use.
(Time for the Stars)

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