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

 

The Number of the Beast


Alfred (no last name)
Name by which Hilda Burroughs addressed Zebadiah Carter, as a diversion from their real identities in evading L. Ron O'Leemy.

Andrew
(no last name) [mentioned in passing] Character in Jubal Harshaw's story "Uncle Tobias", the narrator's "disappearing brother".

Anheuser-Busch Clydesdales
Brought in from one of the many universes to be used in the Society for Creative Anachronism joust at the Interuniverse Society conference.

Anne (no last name)
An attendee of the Interuniverse Society conference (from Stranger in a Strange Land).

Anon., Ibid, & Opcit, Research Unlimited
[mentioned in passing] Research firm that Jubal Harshaw claimed to patronize.

Anything Unlimited
Company hired to provide a variety of services at the Interuniverse Society conference.

Dawn Ardent
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Stranger in a Strange Land).

Arisia
Mentioned in passing by Hilda Burroughs, a character in the Lensman universe (from the series of science-fiction stories by E. E. "Doc" Smith).

Asgard
During the Interuniverse Society conference, a bridge was opened to Valhalla; anyone who "died" during the Society for Creative Anachronism joust had the option of being carried off by Valkyries instead of being revived.
(also in other stories)

Aurora Room
Guest room just off the flagship cabin in the Dora.

Barsoom
The name that the crew of the Gay Deceiver gave to the Mars they discovered ten universes "over" from their own. It was covered with vegetation and inhabited by Russian and British colonies.
(also in other stories)

Brian Bean
Devonshire Royal Fusiliers lieutenant stationed in Windsor City, assigned to escorting the crew of the Gay Deceiver.

Bertie (no last name)
Student at the College of Professor Wogglebug in Oz. He may have been an analog of Herbert Smyth-Carstairs.

Betsy (no last name)
Resident of Oz discussed by Deety Burroughs and Cap'n Bill.
(also in other stories)

Beulahland
The universe in which the crew of the Gay Deceiver settled briefly, looking for a safe place to have their babies. It was pastoral, libertarian, and mostly very dull. The history was slightly different from the crew's homeworld: There was no slavery, but much indenture; and sometime in the 16th century the oceans had risen considerably, changing the coastlines and much of the political situation.
(also in other stories)

Bible Stories Retold: The Walls of Jericho
[mentioned in passing] Broadcast that Hilda Burroughs suggested as an alternative to further adventure among the universes, as a way of illustrating how very dull Beulahland was.

Bifrost
The mythological bridge between Valhalla, the Norse abode of dead heroes, and the world of the living. It was extended to Tellus Tertius during the Interuniverse Society conference.
(also in other stories)

B.I.T.
Institute on Tellus Tertius that included the rejuvenation clinic (Boondock Institute of Technology?). Lazarus Long was Chairman Regent.

Black Hat Safaris, Pty
Business half-jokingly proposed by Hilda Burroughs to Lazarus Long, initially as a dummy corporation to cover other activities.

Black Hats
Name for otherwise unidentified villains who tried to kill Jacob Burroughs, apparently in an attempt to eliminate knowledge of transdimensional travel. Zebadiah Carter suspected them of killing his cousin Zebulon, a mathematician. One Black Hat who impersonated a forest ranger was killed by Zeb and found to be nonhuman when Hilda Burroughs dissected it. Another appeared at the Interuniverse Society conference, but escaped when an attempt was made to apprehend it.

Black Knight
Anonymous contestant in the Society for Creative Anachronism joust at the Interuniverse Society conference. [At one point, called "Poul"; almost certainly SF author Poul Anderson.]

Blokes in the Black Hats
See Black Hats.

Gillian (Jill) Boardman
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Stranger in a Strange Land).

Jesse F. Bone, DVM
Surgeon for horses and people at the Society for Creative Anachronism joust during the Interuniverse Society conference.
(also in other stories)

John Joseph Bonforte
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Double Star).

Neil O'Heret Brain
Head of the mathematics department at Jacob Burroughs' university, and professional stuffed shirt. He was presumably really a Black Hat. He was reported dead in the Winged Victory implosion, but the death may have been faked. [anagram of Robert A. Heinlein]

Theodore Bronson
Maureen Johnson used this name for Lazarus Long after being brought to Tellus Tertius and rejuvenated.
(also in other stories)

Brumby (no first name)
Lieutenant Colonel, chief constable of the Imperial House in Windsor City. He accosted Gay Deceiver when it landed on the steps of the Imperial House.
(also in other stories)

"Bumboat"
[mentioned in passing] Jacob Burroughs' name for the song whose cadence was used to activate Gay Deceiver's locks.

Dejah Thoris (Deety) Burroughs
Self-described Beautiful Daughter of a Mad Scientist; mathematician and computer software specialist. She married Zebadiah John Carter about an hour after meeting him, and became a crew member of the Gay Deceiver after her father fitted it for transuniversal travel. She was a voracious reader of old pulp magazines and the Oz books. She was almost named "Doris Anne" at birth, but her father prevailed. Zeb's first impression of her name was "Deedee".

Hilda Mae Burroughs
First seen as Hilda Corners, the hostess at whose party Deety Burroughs and Zebadiah Carter met. She married Jacob Burroughs after Deety and Zeb announced their intention to wed. She became a crew member of the Gay Deceiver after it was fitted for transuniversal travel, and was eventually named permanent commander. Though she had never obtained a college degree, she was very widely read and was an excellent biologist. She was nicknamed "Sharp" Corners (or Sharpie). Zeb called her "Nanny Goat" and Deety called her "Aunt Nanny Goat".
(also in other stories)

Dr. Jacob (Jake) Burroughs
Mathematician and inventor of a "time machine" and transuniverse travel device. He married Hilda Corners (see previous post). After becoming convinced that Black Hats were trying to kill him to suppress the knowledge of transuniversal travel, he embarked with Hilda, his daughter Deety Burroughs, and his son-in-law Zebadiah Carter on a trek across universes in Zeb's aircar Gay Deceiver, fitted with Jake's continua device.

Jane Culver Burroughs
Jacob Burroughs' late wife, Deety's mother. She was the best friend and college roommate of Hilda Corners Burroughs. Jake believed she still communicated with him, though whether this was his imagination or actual contact is unclear.
Jane Culver Burroughs Memorial Hospital
Medical facility in Beulahland used by the Time Corps for extreme cases. (Obviously named for Jacob Burroughs' late wife.)

Burroughs & Long, Ltd.
Partnership proposed to Lazarus Long by Hilda Burroughs to manufacture ships containing the continua-crossing device.

Camelot
Fantasy world visited briefly by the crew of Gay Deceiver. They left abruptly when charged by a knight.

Cap'n Bill
Doorman for Glinda the Good Witch; like Glinda, a character from the Oz books. The crew of the Gay Deceiver met him when the ship landed in Oz.

Cargraves (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference. [Possibly Donald Cargraves of Rocket Ship Galileo.]

Zachariah Carter
Zebadiah Carter's grandfather. He had doctorates in biochemistry, medicine, and law. He regarded anyone who couldn't read Latin, Greek, Hebrew, French, and Latin as illiterate. Although generally misanthropic, he was generous with service workers. He was very wealthy and became a Swiss citizen to avoid U.S. tax policies. His will stipulated that direct male descendants have names beginning with "Z". Female descendants inherited trust funds with no strings attached, but sons and grandsons had to earn a sizable minimum before a trust fund would match their income.

Zamir Carter
Zebadiah Carter's uncle, from whom he inherited a complete set of Clayton Astounding magazines, Weird Tales, and first editions of the first six Oz books.

Zebadiah John Carter
Captain in the Aerospace Reserve and accomplished fencer who earned a doctorate in education just to show how ridiculously easy it was. He married Dejah Thoris Burroughs and contributed his aircar Gay Deceiver to the construction of a continua craft, becoming part of the crew.

Zebulon Edward (Ed) Carter
Zebadiah Carter's cousin, a mathematician whom Jacob Burroughs hoped to meet to discuss their theories of multiple universes. He died in Sumatra, presumably murdered by Black Hats.

Carter Computers
Business proposed to Lazarus Long by Hilda Burroughs to assemble continua craft.

Carter Engineering Company
Business proposed to Lazarus Long by Hilda Burroughs as the parent company of Burroughs & Long, Ltd., Carter Computers, and Libby & Smith Real Estate.

Castle of the Tin Woodman
Building seen from orbit when Gay Deceiver transported to the Land of Oz.

Ben Caxton
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Stranger in a Strange Land).

China Painting Self-Taught
Book used in a Jubal Harshaw story for "unsympathetic magic."

Arthur C. Clarke
Jacob Burroughs described him as "a great man too bad he was liquidated in the Purge." The continua craft was a "godchild" of Clarke's law, "Study what the most respected authorities agree cannot be done-then do it."

Samuel Clemens
Judge of the Society for Creative Anachronism joust at the Interuniverse Society conference. [Only the last name is used, but it's almost certainly Samuel Clemens.]

College of Professor Wogglebug
[mentioned in passing] Institution in the Land of Oz. See Professor Wogglebug.

continua craft
Jacob Burroughs' name for the mechanism he invented for traveling through time and between universes (or possibly, the name for any vessel in which the device was installed).

The Cowardly Lion
Attendee at the dinner held in the Emerald City in honor of the crew of the Gay Deceiver.

Darkover Universe
A favorite fantasy world among the crew of the Gay Deceiver. [Series of novels and short stories by Marion Zimmer Bradley, featuring a finely detailed history of a "lost colony" of Earth. The human colonists had intermarried with natives and some of the developed a variety of psychic powers.]

Digby (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] (Mrs.) Housekeeper in the Imperial House in Windsor City.
(also in other stories)

Charles Dodgson
Shared a lunch and played logic games with Deety Burroughs when the Gay Deceiver landed in Wonderland. He was parliamentarian of the plenary session of the Interuniverse Society conference.

Dora
The Gay Deceiver encountered the ship (featured in Time Enough for Love) while universe-hopping.

Dorcas (no last name)
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Stranger in a Strange Land).

Douglas (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] (Dr.) Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference. [Archibald Douglas?]

"Drunken Sailor" (or "Drunken Soldier")
The cadence of this song was used to activate Gay Deceiver.

Elsie Dinsmore
Volumes 8 through 11 were used for "unsympathetic magic" in Jubal Harshaw's story "Uncle Tobias".

Emerald City
One of the places visited by the crew of the Gay Deceiver; it could be seen from orbit after their arrival in the universe of Oz.

"Enjoy Yourself, It's Later Than You Think"
Song that Dora sang at the dinner celebrating Maureen Johnson's rescue and rejuvenation.

M. C. Escher
[mentioned in passing] Artist that decorated the Critics' Lounge for the Interuniverse Society conference.

Eureka
Dorothy Gale's cat, who slept in Deety Burroughs' lap during the dinner in Oz, after demanding various tasty morsels from her.

family
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.
(also in other stories)

Julius Farping
Cousin to the narrator in Jubal Harshaw's story "Uncle Tobias", "a Stonebender by marriage."

Mario Ferrara
[mentioned in passing] Clothing designer that Hilda Burroughs made up to explain the outfit she wore to meet Windsor City officials.

U.S.S. Flying Fish
[mentioned in passing] Submersible carrier that investigated the site of the Winged Victory implosion.

Podkayne Fries
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Podkayne of Mars).

Future History
Heinlein's universe got two votes for Favorite Fantasy World among the crew of the Gay Deceiver.

Galacta
Language spoken on Tertius and aboard the Dora.
(also in other stories)

Galactic Patrol
E. E. Smith's universe, in which the Gay Deceiver spent a short time. They left abruptly when threatened with attack by another spaceship.

Gay Deceiver
Zebadiah Carter's aircar, which he had refitted for stratospheric flight; specifically the computer in the car. Jacob Burroughs' continua device was installed in her and she was promoted to spacefaring vehicle, with a crew of Zeb, Jacob, Deety Burroughs, and Hilda Burroughs. She was programmed to execute complicated commands triggered by short phrases. With some additional programming by Deety Burroughs she developed self-awareness, having already displayed it during trips to Oz.

Gene (no last name)
Cited as the author of the quote, "Beauty in Diversity."

Winifred (Winnie) Gerston
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from I Will Fear No Evil).

Glinda the Good
The crew of the Gay Deceiver visited her palace when they arrived in Oz. Besides offering them aid and advice, she outfitted Gay Deceiver with rest stations (which apparently remained in Oz no matter where the ship went, since they were much too large to be "inside" Gay, and the sun was always shining into the windows) and gave them a never-empty picnic basket. She taught Hilda Burroughs how to recognize Black Hats from a distance and invited the crew to visit Oz again anytime.

Oscar Gordon
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Glory Road).

"The Grand Canal"
Song by "Noisy" Rhysling, sung at the convocation of the Interuniverse Society conference.

"The Green Hills of Earth"
[mentioned in passing] Song that Dora offered to sing to the crew of the Gay Deceiver [Referred to as "Green Hills," but very likely "The Green Hills of Earth".]
(also in other stories)

Ishtar Hardy
Technician who oversaw Maureen Johnson's rejuvenation. She attended the Interuniverse Society conference.
(also in other stories)

Jubal Harshaw
Visitor to the Lazarus Long household and the Interuniverse Society conference. He agreed to accept rejuvenation if he could keep his "old" appearance. He mentioned that his world did not experience the Nehemiah Scudder Interregnum.
(also in other stories)

H-Bomb
The Black Hats apparently dropped a small atomic bomb on Jacob Burroughs' retreat.
(also in other stories)

Heidelberg
University that Zebadiah Carter attended.

Heinlein(s)
Mentioned by Lazarus Long as two of the particularly dangerous people attending the Interuniverse Society conference.

Bennie Hibol
A Black Hat who came looking for Jacob Burroughs and his family, claiming to be a forest ranger. Zebadiah Carter killed him. Hilda Burroughs dissected him and discovered he was nonhuman. [An anagram of Bob Heinlein.]

Brigadier Iver Hird-Jones
Herbert Smith-Carstairs' aide, also known as "Squeaky". Deety Burroughs thought that a bartender at the Interuniverse Society conference was his double.

Jonathan Hoag
He was assigned to guarding the Critics' Lounge at the Interuniverse Society conference, ensuring that no one but critics would enter.
(also in other stories)

Hook Joint
Name that Hilda Burroughs proposed for an import emporium to be established in New Rome as a gift for Lapis Lazuli and Lorelei Lee Long.

hooly
Native laborers in Windsor City. They resembled Black Hats but were about as intelligent as Earth dogs. The human colonists (apparently British imperialists) usually called them "wogs".

horses
Horses would not breed on Barsoom, but the British colonists hoped to overcome that problem.
(also in other stories)

Horus (no last name)
Narrator of the Jubal Harshaw story "Uncle Tobias".

Hungry Tiger
Resident of Oz who sat next to Deety Burroughs at the formal dinner held for the crew of the Gay Deceiver.

Imperial House
Government building at the center of Windsor City. It contained not only offices, but the governor's living quarters.

Interuniverse Society
A gathering of interesting people from various universes, ostensibly to investigate the implications of multiple universes as discovered by the crew of the Gay Deceiver, but more likely just to have a good time. A number of the visitors who are mentioned are definitely or possibly references to real-life authors, scientists, and friends of Robert Heinlein; others are characters from his stories. Lazarus Long called it the First Centennial Convention of the Interuniversal Society for Eschatological Pantheistic Multiple-Ego Solipsism.

Attendees at the Interuniverse Society Conference
The name given in the story is underlined; definite identification or plausible guess is in [brackets].
Real People (definitely or *possibly)
  • Buz [*Aldrin?], astronaut; in the story, an acquaintance of Lazarus Long.
  • Poul [*Anderson], science-fiction author, appearing as "The Black Knight"; a reference to Karen is probably his wife.
  • Robert Asprin, science-fiction and fantasy author, member of the Society for Creative Anachronism and "Commandammit" of the Dorsai Very Irregular.
  • [*Gregory] Benford, physicist and science-fiction author.
  • [Bishop] Berkeley, 18th-century Anglo-Irish Anglican bishop, philosopher, and scientist. He is often cited as the source of the quip, "What is mind? No matter. What is matter? Never mind."
  • [*Lloyd] Biggle, author of science-fiction and mystery novels.
  • Charles [Brown], publisher of Locus magazine, which provides news and reviews for science fiction publishers and fandom.
  • [*Mildred Downey] Broxon, fantasy author.
  • [Dr. Elizabeth] Chater, lecturer on science fiction at San Diego State University [or possibly Dr. Norman Chater, neurosurgeon who operated on Heinlein]
  • [*Samuel Langhorn] Clemens, a.k.a. author Mark Twain as shown in several books and especially To Sail Beyond the Sunset, particularly admired by Heinlein
  • [J. J.] Coupling (pseudonym of engineer and science-fiction writer John R. Pierce)
  • Charles Dodgson, a.k.a. Lewis Carroll, mathematician and author of Alice in Wonderland, Through the Looking Glass, and many poems.
  • Dorsai Very Irregular, a.k.a. the Dorsai Irregulars, a service organization that provides security at science-fiction conventions and other events. They escorted Heinlein when he was Guest of Honor at the World Science Fiction Convention in Kansas City, Missouri, in 1976.
  • [*Arthur] Dula, lawyer and board member of the L-5 Society
  • Dr. [*Robert] Forward, physicist and science-fiction author
  • Dr. [*Eloise R.] Giblett, genetic researcher specializing in blood types
  • The Gordfather, a.k.a. Gordon R. Dickson, science-fiction author and "godfather" of the Dorsai Irregulars
  • Harlan [*Ellison], science-fiction author, editor of Dangerous Visions, and TV producer.
  • Dr. [*James] Gunn, science-fiction author and scholar; retired founder of the Science Fiction Studies program and Lawrence University in Kansas
  • Dr. Hartwell [science-fiction publisher David Hartwell?]
  • [Robert and Virginia] Heinlein
  • Hoyle [science-fiction author and astronomer Fred Hoyle, or his brother Geoffrey?]
  • [Phillip] Latham, pseudonym of science-fiction writer Robert S. Richardson
  • Fritz [*Leiber, science-fiction author]
  • Kat Moore [science-fiction author Catherine L. Moore]
  • Fuzzy Pink [Niven, wife of science-fiction author Larry Niven]
  • Larry [*Niven, science-fiction author; his attendance is plausible because of the positive ID of his wife]
  • Andre [*Norton, science-fiction Grand Master]
  • Dr. [*Alan E.] Nourse, physician and science-fiction author
  • Anne Passovoy, Chicago area singer/songwriter and member of the Dorsai Irregulars. In The Number of the Beast, she sang "The Grand Canal", accompanied by "Noisy" Rhysling, at the Convocation of the Interuniverse Society conference.
  • [Dr. Robert] Passovoy, Chicago-area physician and member of the Dorsai Irregulars.
  • [Edgar Allan] Poe, horror writer
  • Jerry [*Pournelle], science-fiction writer and authority on computer science.
  • Dr. [*Robert W.] Prehoda, futurologist and science-fiction writer.
  • Gene [Roddenberry], creator of Star Trek
  • Dr. [*Milton] Rothman, physicist and science-fiction author
  • Dr. [*Carl] Sagan, astronomer, author of science books and science-fiction novels
  • Dr. [*Stanley] Schmidt, science-fiction author, former physics professor, and editor of Analog magazine
  • [*Thomas N.] Scortia, science-fiction author
  • Cliff [*Clifford Simak, science-fiction author]
  • [*Jack] Williamson, science-fiction author
Characters in Heinlein's Other Stories
  • Anne (no last name) , Jubal Harshaw's secretary in Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Dawn Ardent, member of the Church of All Worlds in Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Arthur Conan Doyle a Venerian dragon from Between Planets who adopted this name, not the author of the Sherlock Holmes stories
  • Dr. [*Jesse F.] Bone, veterinarian who appeared briefly in To Sail Beyond the Sunset
  • [Joseph and Penelope] Bonforte, of Double Star
  • [*Donald] Cargraves, scientist who built a moon ship in Rocket Ship Galileo
  • Ben [*Caxton], reporter and member of the Church of All Worlds in Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Dr. [*Bob] Coster, "The Man Who Sold the Moon"
  • Dorcas (no last name), Jubal Harshaw's secretary in Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Dr. [*Archibald] Douglas of "Let There Be Light"
  • Justin [*Foote], of Time Enough for Love
  • Podkayne Fries, heroine of Podkayne of Mars
  • Winnie Gerston, nurse in I Will Fear No Evil
  • Oscar Gordon, hero (literally!) of Glory Road
  • Ishtar Hardy, member of the Long clan of Time Enough for Love, Number of the Beast, and To Sail Beyond the Sunset
  • Jubal Harshaw, of Stranger in a Strange Land, with minor appearances in The Number of the Beast, and To Sail Beyond the Sunset
  • Dr. Hedrick [Curt Hedrick of I Will Fear No Evil, or one of the Howard Families Hedricks?]
  • Jonathan Hoag, from "The Unpleasant Profession of Jonathan Hoag"
  • Galahad Jones of Time Enough for Love, also appearing in To Sail Beyond the Sunset
  • Holly Jones of "The Menace From Earth"
  • Athene Long, of Time Enough for Love
  • Lapis Lazuli and Lorelei Lee Long, of Time Enough for Love
  • Minerva Weatheral Long, of Time Enough for Love
  • Tamara Long, of Time Enough for Love
  • Undine Long, of Time Enough for Love
  • Mike [the computer, of The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress]
  • Miriam (no last name) of Stranger in a Strange Land
  • Mordan Claude of Beyond This Horizon
  • Dr. Mott [of "Blowups Happen"?]
  • Hugo Pinero, of "Life Line"
  • "Noisy" Rhysling of "The Green Hills of Earth"
  • Rufo, of Glory Road
  • Sir Isaac Newton, the Venerian dragon in Between Planets
  • Star, of Glory Road
  • Edith Stone, of The Rolling Stones
  • Hazel Meade Stone, of The Rollings Stones, with clues in The Number of the Beast that she is Hazel Meade from The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress
  • Pollux and Castor Stone of The Rolling Stones
  • Ira Weatheral, of Time Enough for Love
Characters from Other Authors' Stories
  • Caleb Catlum, from Vincent McHugh's Caleb Catlum's America [Caleb Catlum's America; the enlivening wonders of his adventures, voyages, discoveries, loves, hoaxes, bombast and rigmaroles in all parts of America, from his birth in 1798 almost to the present year, told by himself ... Edited with an introduction by Vincent McHugh.]
  • Dr. Challenger, hero of Arthur Conan Doyle adventure stories
  • Dr. Fu [Manchu?]
  • [Sherlock Holmes] (Not mentioned by name, but someone with his exact appearance is described as attending)
  • Ginnie Matuchek [From Poul Anderson's novel, Operation Chaos]
  • Mobyas Toras, from Edgar Rice Burroughs' "Mars" stories. He designed the Critics' Lounge for the conference.
  • Dr. Watson (companion of Sherlock Holmes in the Arthur Conan Doyle stories)
  • Professor Wogglebug, from L. Frank Baum's Oz series
  • Worsel, from E.E. Smith's Lensman series
Unidentifiable
  • Betsy
  • Dorosin
  • Dr. Haycock
  • Holger
  • Joan [possibly Joan Eunice Smith]
  • Kondo
  • Mackenzie
  • MacRae
  • Martin [Mary Lou Martin of "Let There Be Light"?]
  • Dr. Oberhelman
  • Patricia
  • Dr. Richardson
  • Robert
  • Schaeffer
  • Sheffield [One of Lazarus Long's Sheffield offspring (see Time Enough for Love) or science-fiction author Charles Sheffield?]
  • Slaughter
  • Smith (too many candidates, in real life and in the novels; one possibility is science-fiction author E.E. "Doc" Smith, cited earlier in The Number of the Beast)
  • Dr. Taine
  • Sir Tenderloin the Brutal (participant in the Society for Creative Anachronism joust)

Jerry (no last name)
[mentioned in passing] One of the judges of the Society for Creative Anachronism joust at the Interuniverse Society conference. He is also mentioned as covering the convention for his journal. [SF and science writer Jerry Pournelle?]

Joan (no last name)
[mentioned in passing] Woman invited to the Interuniverse Society conference, someone Lazarus Long was looking forward to seeing again. [Joan Eunice Smith of I Will Fear No Evil?]
(also in other stories)

Carol Johnson
Lazarus Long's maternal aunt, ancestor of Andrew Jackson Libby. She was also known as Santa Carolita, for reasons not given. (There may be some confusion with Lazarus' sister Carol Smith, after whom the Feast of Santa Carolita was named.)

Maureen Johnson
After returning to his "present" following the events in Time Enough for Love, Lazarus Long made plans to return to the moment of his mother's death, to rescue her and bring her to Tertius for rejuvenation. The plan succeeded with the help of the Gay Deceiver crew.
(also in other stories)

Caspol Jones
[mentioned in passing] L. Ron O'Leemy claimed to have a warrant for his arrest.

Galahad Jones
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Time Enough for Love).

Holly Jones
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from "The Menace from Earth").

Marian Justin
[mentioned in passing] Richard Smith's widow, a member of the Hardy family of the Howard Families.
(also in other stories)

Karen (no last name)
[mentioned in passing] Visitor to the Interuniverse Society conference.

King Arthur
Camelot was a favorite fantasy world chosen by all four crew members of the Gay Deceiver. When they arrived in a universe presumably based on Arthurian myths, they were promptly attacked by a knight and left immediately.
(also in other stories)

King of the Flying Monkeys
Attendee at the dinner held in Oz for the crew of the Gay Deceiver.

Known Space
Fantasy world created by Larry Niven, which was voted a favorite by all four crew members of the Gay Deceiver.

Lady Vivamus
[mentioned in passing] Oscar Gordon brought the sword with him to the Interuniverse Society conference.
(also in other stories)

Land of Oz
See Oz.

Latham (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference.
(also in other stories)

Legion of Space
A fantasy world created by Jack Williamson, that was a favorite of all four crew members of the Gay Deceiver. The ship rotated to a universe that may have been its deadly green nebula.

Andrew Jackson Libby
After Lazarus mastered time travel, he went back to retrieve Libby's body, and a clone was grown with Libby's personality implanted in it. The biotechnicians learned that Libby had been hermaphrodite, and after hypnotic interrogation made the clone female, named Elizabeth Andrew Jackson Libby Long.
(also in other stories)

Libby & Smith Real Estate
Business proposed by Hilda Burroughs to Lazarus Long as a subsidiary of Burroughs & Long, to rebuild solar systems and terraform planets.

Alice Liddell
The real-life model for Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland. She was seen by Deety Burroughs and Zebadiah Carter following the White Rabbit down his hole.

Elizabeth (Libby) Long
A passenger on the Dora when she picked up the crew of the Gay Deceiver. (See Andrew Jackson Libby.) She and Deety Burroughs resembled each other enough to be twins.
(also in other stories)

Lapis Lazuli and Lorelei Lee Long
Lazarus Long's transsexual clones (see Time Enough for Love). Lazarus frequently referred to them simply as "Ellandell".

Lazarus Long
He introduced himself to the crew of the Gay Deceiver as Aaron Sheffield, but was recognized immediately in his real identity by Hilda Burroughs. He persuaded them to help rescue his mother from a fatal traffic accident and bring her to Tertius for rejuvenation. He later organized and hosted the Interuniverse Society conference.
(also in other stories)

Minerva Long
A clone for whom each set of chromosomes came from a different parent, for optimum physical and mental characteristics. The body was imprinted with the personality and most of the memories of Ira Weatheral's computer Minerva. Her full name is given as Dr. Minerva Long Weatheral Long.
(also in other stories)

Undine Long
Courier who delivered Jubal Harshaw's invitation to the Interuniverse Society conference; no doubt a member of Lazarus Long's household.

H. P. Lovecraft
[mentioned in passing] His creation got only Zebadiah Carter's vote for Favorite Universe.

Lunaya Pravda
It is implied that Hazel Stone is covering the Interuniverse Society conference for them.
(also in other stories)

"Mademoiselle From Armentieres"
Dora offered to sing "Mademoiselle from Army Tears" for the Gay Deceiver crew.
(also in other stories)

Mars
The "Mars" that the crew of the Gay Deceiver visited had an earthlike environment and had been colonized by both Great Britain and Russia. The natives were less intelligent than humans and were domesticated as field hands. 
(also in other stories)

Mars Expedition
[mentioned in passing] It took place before the events of Number of the Beast.

Marston (no first name)
Professor who led an expedition to Sumatra that included Zebulon Carter; the expedition was lost and possibly killed there.
(also in other stories)

Martian
The "wogs" on the Mars visited by the Gay Deceiver resembled the Black Hats that were apparently pursuing the crew, but were no more intelligent that Earth dogs.
(also in other stories)

"Mary O'Meara"
[mentioned in passing] Song that Dora offered to sing for the Gay Deceiver crew.

Max (no last name)
Hilda Burroughs' bouncer/butler/driver.

Melrooney (no other name)
Name (?) given to "Ron O'Leemy" by Sir Isaac Newton, described as "the worst troublemaker in all the worlds."

Mentor (no other name)
Character in the Lensman universe mentioned by Hilda Burroughs.

Minerva
Ira Weatheral's computer on Secundus. "She" was self-aware with a fully developed personality. Ira also called her "Little Nag". She duplicated her memories into a computer aboard the Dora, named Athena so that her own personality and many of her memories could be implanted in a cloned human body. After "incorporation" she assumed the name Minerva Long Weatheral Long. (She first appears in Time Enough for Love.)

Minsky's Metal Mentalities, Inc.
[mentioned in passing] Company that manufactured sentient computers with masculine personalities.

Miriam (no last name)
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Stranger in a Strange Land).

Sir Modred
[mentioned in passing] Knight that attacked the Gay Deceiver during her brief stop in King Arthur's world. The crew recognized him by his shield.

"The Monkey Wrapped His Tail Around the Flagpole"
[mentioned in passing] Song that Dora offered to sing for the Gay Deceiver crew.

Mordan Claude
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Beyond This Horizon).

Major General Moresby (no first name)
Chief of Staff in Windsor City. Hilda Burroughs called him "Major General Bores-me".

Professor Moriarty
Name Zebadiah Carter used for the anonymous person(s) who boobytrapped Jacob Burroughs' car.
(also in other stories)

Count Morinosky (no first name)
Colonel in the Russian Viceroy's Imperial Guard on Barsoom, who attempted to confiscate the Gay Deceiver and take her crew prisoner. Zebadiah Carter burned his ornithopter and effected their escape. Zeb also called him by a variety of insulting names. A bartender in the Interuniverse Society conference resembled him.

The Mote in God's Eye
A unanimous choice of fantasy world among the crew of the Gay Deceiver. Hilda Burroughs speculated that the red fog they encountered was from that universe. 

Mott (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference.
(also in other stories)

New Earth
See Beulahland.

New Raffles Hotel
[mentioned in passing] Singapore residence of Zebulon Carter.

New Rome
Capital of Secundus.

New Russia
The Gay Deceiver crew's name for the area on Barsoom where the ship landed; it was controlled by Russian colonists and military officers. (Also called Russian Valley.)

Sir Isaac Newton
See Sir Isaac Newton.

"Nightfall"
The story by Isaac Asimov was unanimously voted a Favorite Universe by the crew of the Gay Deceiver. The universe filled with blinding lights that they visited may have been this one.

Nighthawk
[mentioned in passing] Lensman Smith's patrol craft. [From E. E. Smith's series.]

Norfolk Plantation
Site near Windsor City.

L. Ron O'Leemy
Claiming to be an agent of the InterSpace Patrol, he tried to arrest Zebadiah Carter at the Interuniverse Society conference. Hilda Burroughs thwarted him and discovered that he was a Black Hat. He tried to escape via Bifrost, but it dissolved and he tumbled to an unknown destination.

"On Guard Christmas So's Yours"
Song that Dora offered to sing for the crew of the Gay Deceiver.

"One-Ball Reilly"
Song that Dora offered to sing to the Gay Deceiver crew.

"Over the Rainbow"
Song that Dora sang at the dinner celebrating Maureen Johnson's rejuvenation, using Judy Garland's voice.

Oz
One of the universes visited by the crew of the Gay Deceiver. Deety Burroughs was especially greeted as a frequent visitor. In the Emerald City, the crew met numerous characters from the stories by L. Frank Baum.
  • Betsy [Bobbin]: A little girl from Oklahoma who ends up in Oz when she is washed overboard in a storm at sea. (Tik-tok of Oz)
  • Cap'n Bill: An ex-sailor who has been Trot's companion from birth as he was her mother's star boarder. (The Scarecrow of Oz)
  • Eureka: Dorothy's white kitten, who becomes the Pink Kitten when Dorothy becomes a permanent resident of Oz. (Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz)
  • Glinda the Good: The Good Witch of the South, who aids Dorothy in her quest to return home from Oz in the first story, and appears in later stories. (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Hungry Tiger: A tiger whose conscience will not let him eat other animals. (Ozma of Oz)
  • King of the Flying Monkeys: The chief of the Flying Monkeys (or Winged Monkeys), who leads his troop into action when called by the wearer of the Magic Cap. (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Jack Pumpkinhead: A very agreeable but rather simple-minded person made by Tip, with a wooden body and a head carved from a pumpkin. was brought to life by Mombi when she sprinkled the Powder of Life on him. (The Marvelous Land of Oz)
  • The Sawhorse: A wooden sawhorse brought to life by Tip by applying the Powder of Life. He became one of the regulars in the royal retinue of the Land of Oz. (The Marvelous Land of Oz)
  • Scarecrow: A man made of straw who travels with Dorothy to see the Wizard of Oz to ask for a brain. He later becomes the Emperor of the Winkies. (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Tik-Tok: A copper mechanical man who has a wind-up mechanism for thinking, speaking, walking, and other movements. Dorothy found him in the rock chamber where he had been hidden. He became an honored member of Ozma's retinue. (Ozma of Oz)
  • The Tin Woodman: A wood chopper made of tin. The Wicked Witch of the East caused him to have accidents with his ax, cutting off parts of his body, which he replaced with tin parts. He traveled with Dorothy to the Wizard of Oz to ask for a heart. (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Toto: Dorothy's faithful dog who travels with her in the many adventures in the Land of Oz. (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Trot: A little girl whose real name is Mayre Griffiths. She and Cap'n Bill were swept by a whirlpool from the California coast to the Land of Oz. (The Scarecrow of Oz)
  • Professor H. M. Wogglebug: A Highly Magnified Wogglebug who has been Thoroughly Educated thanks to Professor Nowitall. (The Marvelous Land of Oz)
  • The Woozy: A creature about the size of a goat that appears to be made from building-block shaped parts covered with a smooth, tough dark blue skin with only three hairs on the very tip of its tail. (The Patchwork Girl of Oz)

Palace of Glinda the Good
The Gay Deceiver crew recognized it from the air when they arrived in Oz, and were welcomed there in royal fashion when they landed.

Pallas Athene
The self-aware computer that acted as secretary to Jubal Harshaw while he visited the Long household, transcribing his stories before he dictated them.
(also in other stories)

Parkins (no first name)
Brian Bean's driver.

Pawnshop
Name that Hilda Burroughs proposed for an import emporium in New Rome.

Pawnshot Song
Song that Dora offered to sing for the Gay Deceiver crew; she'd learned it from Lazarus Long. (In Time Enough for Love, Lazarus was constantly humming a song about a "born loser" that he'd learned from "Noisy" Rhysling; a pawnshop figured prominently.)

"Pay Day"
Deety Burroughs' name for the song whose cadence was used to activate Gay Deceiver; she learned it from her maternal great-grandfather.

Pellucidar
Universe that got two votes among the Gay Deceiver crew for Favorite Fantasy World. The inside-out world the crew visited was conjectured to be a composite of Hollow-Earth fantasies.

Picnic Island
Atoll on one of the Teh-positive worlds which the Gay Deceiver crew chose as a convenient resting spot while exploring the axis.

Hugo Pinero
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from "Life-Line").

Polesotechnic League
Unanimous choice of Favorite Fantasy World among the crew of the Gay Deceiver; they did not actually visit it.

Professor Wogglebug
See College of Professor Wogglebug.

Jack Pumpkinhead
Character encountered during the Gay Deceiver's visit to Oz.

Raffles University
Institution for which Zebulon Carter worked.

Sepp Raikannonen
[mentioned in passing] Finnish professor who had responded favorably to Jacob Burroughs' theories about multiple universes.

Rajah
See The Hungry Tiger.

Red Ox
Presumably a bar near Heidelberg, which Zebadiah Carter frequented when he attended the university.

rejuvenation
Widely used, it involved replacement of vital organs as well as chemical restoration of the body's functions. The patient could be made to look any age, while functioning youthfully. Cloned bodies were often grown to provide compatible replacement organs.
(also in other stories)

"Noisy" Rhysling (no other first name)
[mentioned in passing] He provided music at the convocation of the Interuniverse Society conference.
(also in other stories)

Rodgers (no first name)
Deety Burroughs' grandfather, who left her a Navy sword and belt. Deety gave them to Zebadiah Carter as a wedding present.

Rufo (no last name)
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Glory Road).

Penelope Russell
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Double Star).

Russia
The "Mars" that the crew of the Gay Deceiver visited had an earthlike environment and had been colonized by both Great Britain and Russia.
(also in other stories)

"Russian Valley"
The Gay Deceiver crew's name for the area on Barsoom in which they landed; it was apparently controlled by Russian colonists and military. (It was also called New Russia.)

San Francisco
Neil O'Heret Brain was listed among the casualties when a semiballistic liner that took off from San Francisco imploded.
(also in other stories)

"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 Sawhorse
Mentioned during the Gay Deceiver's visit to Oz.

Scarecrow
The crew of the Gay Deceiver met him in Oz.

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

"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.

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

Beowulf Shaeffer
L. Ron O'Leemy claimed to have a warrant for his arrest.

Aaron Sheffield
Lazarus Long initially used this alias when the Dora picked up the Gay Deceiver; he claimed the honorary rank of Commodore.

Siege Sinister Services Syndicate
[mentioned in passing] Firm bought out by Anything Unlimited.

Sir Isaac Newton
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Between Planets).

Smathers (no first name)
British private stationed in Windsor City.

Brian Smith
[mentioned in passing] Lazarus Long's father, owner of a mining engineering firm, and an Army captain during World War I.
(also in other stories)

Marian Johnson Smith
Hilda Burroughs' error for Maureen Johnson Smith.

Maureen Johnson Smith
See Maureen Johnson.

Richard Smith
Lazarus Long's younger brother.
(also in other stories)

Ted Smith
A Lensman who accosted Gay Deceiver in the "Fifteenth Universe". [From E. E. Smith's series.]
(also in other stories)

Smith (no first name)
Sergeant on guard at Bifrost during the Interuniverse Society conference.
(also in other stories)

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

"Soldier, Ask Not"
[mentioned in passing] Song that Dora offered to sing for the Gay Deceiver crew.

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

"A Space Suit Built for Two"
Hilda Burroughs mentioned the song title.
(also in other stories)

Spasm War
Undescribed conflict that occurred during Zebadiah Carter's lifetime.

Star
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from Glory Road).

Star Trek
Unanimous choice of fantasy world among the crew of the Gay Deceiver. They never actually visited that universe.

Castor and Pollux Stone
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from The Rolling Stones).

Edith Stone
Attendee at the Interuniverse Society conference (from The Rolling Stones).

Hazel Meade Stone
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.
(also in other stories)

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

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."

"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".

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

Teena
See Pallas Athene.

Teh-positive
Type of alternate universe.

Tellus Tertius
Home of Lazarus Long and his group marriage. It was the site of the Interuniverse Society conference. [Latin tertius, "third"]
(also in other stories)

Termite Creek (also called Termite Terrace)
Spot on Barsoom where the Gay Deceiver established a temporary camp. It was named after unseen scavengers.

Tertius
See Tellus Tertius.

Thoughts at Evening
[mentioned in passing] Book by Roberta Thistlewaite Smithe used in a Jubal Harshaw story for "unsympathetic magic".

Tik-Tok
Character encountered during the Gay Deceiver's visit to Oz. He befriended Gay Deceiver.

time
Jacob Burroughs was working on a time machine when he developed the technology that enabled travel through other universes.
(also in other stories)

The Tin Woodman
Character encountered during the Gay Deceiver's visit to Oz.

Uncle Tobias
[mentioned in passing] Title character in a story by Jubal Harshaw.

Torne, Hernia, Lien and Snob
Company that ran Anything Unlimited, providing catering and other services for the Interuniverse Society conference.

Toto
Dorothy Gale's dog, present at the dinner held in Oz for the crew of the Gay Deceiver.

Trot
[mentioned in passing] Little girl mentioned as a resident of Oz.

"Uncle Tobias"
Story written by Jubal Harshaw while he visited the Lazarus Long household.

Utah State University
Jacob Burroughs' home campus.

Valhalla
Lazarus Long arranged to have losing Society for Creative Anachronism tournament entrants carried here, at their option. Bifrost was extended to Tertius for the occasion.
(also in other stories)

Hamadryad Weatheral
[mentioned in passing] A member of Lazarus Long's household.
(also in other stories)

Ira Weatheral
Howard Foundation chairman on Tertius.
(also in other stories)

Wheatstone (no first name)
Surgeon in Windsor City who ran an infirmary for the natives.

White Rabbit
Deety Burroughs saw him in Wonderland and wanted to follow him down the rabbit hole.

Windsor City
British colony on Barsoom. The population consisted of officers and enlisted men, civil servants, transportees, and their spouses and dependents. The natives, a less intelligent version of Black Hats, were called "wogs" and used as field hands. The Gay Deceiver visited the settlement hoping to recharge energy supplies and buy clothing.

Winged Victory
Semiballistic liner that imploded en route from San Francisco. Neil O'Heret Brain was listed among the casualties.
(also in other stories)

Professor H. M. Wogglebug
Character whom the crew of the Gay Deceiver met in Oz. Jacob Burroughs discussed higher mathematics with him. [From the books by L. Frank Baum.]

Wonderland
Universe into which Gay Deceiver rotated. The crew saw the White Rabbit, and shared their lunch with Charles Dodgson.

The Woozy
[mentioned in passing] Attendee at the dinner given in Oz for the crew of the Gay Deceiver.

World of the Hobbits
[mentioned in passing] Middle Earth, a unanimous choice of fantasy world among the crew of the Gay Deceiver. They did not actually visit it.

Dr. Cecil Yang
[mentioned in passing] Member of the Marston expedition into Sumatra, whose body was found with Zebulon Carter's.

Year They Hanged the Lawyers
In Beulahland, this momentous event occurred in 1965. It is never mentioned in the history books, and information about it is restricted.

The Yearbook of the Department of Agriculture
[mentioned in passing] The 1904 edition was used in Jubal Harshaw's story "Uncle Tobias" for "unsympathetic magic".

The Years of Rising Waters
Events in the 15th century in Beulahland resulted in new shorelines, political upheaval, a resurgence of the Black Death, and mass emigration from Britain and the European lowlands to North America.

Yellow Brick Road
[mentioned in passing] It was recognized from orbit by the crew of the Gay Deceiver when they appeared in Oz.
(also in other stories)

zwilnik
Term for drug-runner used by Ted Smith when he accosted the Gay Deceiver.

 


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