Company that Bill
Johnson's forged papers stated had owned his indenture.
Beth Lou (no last name)
[mentioned in passing] Girl whom Richard
Ames claimed his mother knew, who unwittingly married her mother's
brother, about whom he wrote a True Confessions story. He actually got
the story from The Ring Cycle.
Alias under which Gwen
Novak proposed making contact with the various Taliaferros in the Golden
Rule directory, hoping to find out why one of them was wanted dead.
Colonel Colin ("Killer") Campbell
(a.k.a. Richard Ames)
A military hero who rescued the students of Percival Lowell Academy from
an unspecified danger. Gwen
Novak's oldest daughter was one of the students. He was missing a foot; he
may have lost it during this mission. While he was a resident of the space
Rule, in the role of writer Richard Ames, he was dragged into a series of
events (by Gwen Novak, who eventually revealed that she was really Hazel
Meade Stone, sent by the Time
Corps to recruit him) that culminated in the mission to travel through
time and dimensions to save the computer Mike from
being destroyed during the deciding battle of the Lunar Revolution. After
surviving the mission he joined the Long family colony on Tellus
Tertius. One of his aliases was Richard Campbell.
Code name that reminded Richard
Ames of an unspecified debt. The Walker Evans Memorial Society, also known
as Friends of Walker Evans, consisted of six men and a woman, otherwise
undescribed, who had the right to call in the debt. They were apparently
military comrades of Ames.
In most of Heinlein's early books, families are similar to the U.S.
middle-class 20th-century nuclear family: father, mother, and children living
together but not sharing their dwelling except possibly with a grandparent.
The roles of family members also seem portrayed as traditional: breadwinner
father, housekeeping mother, children being raised to and expecting to assume
the same roles in adulthood.
The interrelated novels Time Enough for Love, Number of the
Beast, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, and To Sail Beyond the
Sunset all feature the group marriage of the Long clan, within which
sexual pairings are indiscriminate (though apparently exclusively
heterosexual) and children are the joint responsibility of all adult members.
[mentioned in passing] Editor who bought romance stories
Ames. He warned Ames that knowing something about his subject matter is a
handicap in selling stories.
Alias by which Richard
Ames addressed Gwen
Novak while interrogating the nightwalker who intercepted them as they
tried to leave her apartment. [If this story takes place in the same universe
as "The Menace From Earth" (see Jeff
Hardesty), the surname may be common in Luna.]
[mentioned in passing] Owner of Ingrid's Swap Shop, a
general store. She was Jinx
Henderson's wife, and a direct descendant of Hazel
Salvage operator who rescued Richard
Ames and Gwen
Novak after their crash landing on Luna. He was owner
of Happy Chance Salvage Service, Dry Bones Ice Company, Henderson's Overland
Cartage Company, and John Henry Drilling, Welding and Rigging Contractors. He
Henderson's surname when he married her; he was born John Black Eagle.
Ames' name for the man who approached him in Rainbow's
End about having someone killed. He himself was killed after showing Ames
his I.D. but before explaining anything further. At the time the killer was
unidentified, but later Gwen
Novak admitted to having done the deed.
[mentioned in passing] Richard
Ames' name for illegal inhabitants of orbiting habitats; lacking the
documentation to support themselves by legal means, they inevitably became
criminals. He suspected that they were spaced when caught by Golden
[mentioned in passing] Dancer who starred as Titania in the
Halifax Ballet Theater's performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream that
Ames attended the night Herr
Nameless approached him about killing someone.
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.
Rev. Dr. Hendrik Hudson Schultz
[mentioned in passing] Astrologer and bookie who also
performed weddings in Golden
Ames found his directory listing while looking up Enrico Schultz.
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
The "irrelevant" vehicles could travel through time as well as through
space and into other universes. Such travel made the concept of a fixed linear
time obsolete. Their invention was quickly followed by the formation of the Time
Corps to control changes to history.
Time Police for the Circle of Ouroboros (Time Corps)
Organization that patrolled the various time lines and
prevented undue interference in them. They sent Hazel
Meade Stone to recruit Richard
Ames to help rescue Mike from
destruction at the end of the Lunar revolution.
in other stories)
Ronson H. Tolliver
A partner in the company that ran Golden
Nameless presumably wanted him killed, but was himself killed before he
could explain why.
Society was founded by Virginia Heinlein on behalf of her husband, science
fiction author Robert Anson Heinlein, to "pay forward" the legacy of Robert A. Heinlein to future generations of "Heinlein's Children."