U.S. armed forces major, in Intelligence. When the government was
destroyed and all senior officers were killed, as the senior line officer in
he took command of the war against the PanAsian
invasion. A publicity man by trade, Army by necessity, he proposed a
propaganda war with organization of an underground resistance movement (see Mota.)
Dr. Randall Brooks
Biologist and biochemist with a special commission of major in the U.S.
Army. He was drafted to work in the Citadel.
One of the few surviving officers after the PanAsian
invasion and the Ledbetter
Effect accident, he was involved in founding the Church of Mota and as
part of a counteroffensive against the invaders.
Bryan (no first name)
U.S. Army sergeant and follower of Mota
assigned as Whitey
Ardmore's driver during the counteroffensive against the PanAsian
Dr. Lowell Calhoun
Colonel in mathematical research at the Citadel.
He was commanding officer by default after all senior officers were killed.
Having a special commission, he accepted Whitey
Ardmore's authority, and was appointed director of research and second in
command. Already of a brittle ego and personality, as the Mota
conspiracy progressed he developed delusions of grandeur and was ultimately
killed in self-defense by Frank
Secret Army headquarters in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The only
surviving military base after the PanAsian
invasion, its officers founded an ultimately successful counteroffensive
against the invaders. (See Mota.)
weapon that caused a messy death by convulsions. It was frequently used for
Finny (no other name)
Associate of hoboes and expert counterfeiter. His original name might have
been Phineas, or the nickname might have come from his preference for $5
bills. He made a registration card for Jefferson
[mentioned in passing] Professor at the University of
London who in 1945 demonstrated that the hemoglobin of individual rabbits has
unique wavelengths. He could not reproduce the results for humans, but the
researchers at the Citadel
used his research in developing the Ledbetter
One of the few survivors in the Citadel,
a private first class assigned to the commissary department. His civilian
occupation was artist and interior decorator; he helped design the Temple of
Grandson of Heaven (no other name)
Prince of the PanAsian
Imperial family, and head of the occupation forces in North America.
Formerly general manager of a communications trust and a student of modern
military organizational methods. Whitey
Ardmore made him his chief of staff.
Konsky (no first name)
Collaborationist with the PanAsians
who was allowed to act as a rental agent; he arranged the rental of a vacant
building to be used as a Temple of Mota.
Ledbetter (no first name)
Scientist killed in the Citadel,
along with several hundred other men, by one of his own experiments on energy
Named after the scientist who created it (and was killed by it), an energy
burst that kills humans but leaves other life forms unharmed. It was refined
to be used as a weapon tuned to individuals or distinct races, and was crucial
in defeating the PanAsian
Japanese-American friend of Jefferson
Thomas, who was in hiding from the PanAsians.
His wife Alice was massacred, along with his children Frank Jr., Jimmy, and
Shirley. He was recruited by the Citadel
survivors, and ultimately died defending the others against Lowell
Calhoun's insane violence.
Diety invented by Whitey
Ardmore as a front for revolutionary propaganda and activities. According
to the official doctrine, Mota had one thousand attributes; six were
worshipped at his Temple. One of the teachings of Mota was cooperation with
the government, thus sparing them the disapproval of the PanAsians.
Their freedom to establish temples all over the country made the religion a
perfect front for finding and recruiting fighters against the occupation.
Among his many attributes were Barmac; Dis, Lord of Destruction.
Site of a temple of Mota. A PanAsian
bomb intended for the temple wrecked a nearby city district.
United States legislation that prohibited contact with Asia by Americans.
The members of the Citadel
speculated that the resulting ignorance aided the PanAsians
in building up the resources undetected for invading North America.
Alliance (probably created by invasion and occupation) that attacked and
occupied the United States. It had previously absorbed the Soviet Union. Its
leaders were demonstrably racist, treating conquered peoples with considerable
contempt and ferocity. Overpopulation was the likely motivation for its
In many stories, Heinlein portrayed prostitution as an honorable
profession; his prostitutes ranged from hard-working and respectable to highly
admired and honored. The PanAsians
forced women from conquered areas into houses of prostitution. (This is the
only example of prostitution being oppressive and shameful.)
One of the few survivors in the Citadel
after the Ledbetter
Effect disaster. Trained as a lawyer; he went into social administration
and became a hobo to gather information for a thesis, then stayed one because
he liked it. He was sworn into the Army after he wandered into the Citadel's
secret entrance. He volunteered for intelligence work after the PanAsian
invasion and was promoted from private to lieutenant for the assignment, then
to captain when he took charge of Denver
recruitment as a priest of Mota. Among
the hoboes he was known as Gentleman Jeff.
The time lines, or alternate universes, are named after the first person
to walk on the moon. Time line seven, code name Fairacres, is the time line in
which the United States was defeated in World War II. The Japanese and German
empires split America between them along the Mississippi River. This may be
the locus of the events in The Day After Tomorrow. (The time lines are
delineated in To Sail Beyond the Sunset.)
Protestant minister initially disturbed by the success of the priests of
After discussing his misgivings with a friend who was a Catholic priest, he
reconsidered and was eventually recruited for intelligence work.
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."