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
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A Heinlein Concordance 2004 M.E.Cowan

 

Space Cadet


Saul S. Abrams
Captain of the Kilroy. He died in its return landing crash. A memorial was set up to him in Hayworth Hall.

Adams (no first name)
Interplanetary Patrol candidate sworn in with Matt Dodson.

Aes Triplex
The Interplanetary Patrol ship to which Matt Dodson, Tex Jarman, and Oscar Jensen were assigned after completing initial training in the James Randolph. The name is Latin for "triple bronze" (or literally, a triple layer of bronze).

Akbar (no first name)
Interplanetary Patrol candidate sworn in with Matt Dodson.

Alvarado (no first name)
Interplanetary Patrol candidate sworn in with Matt Dodson.

John Anderson
Interplanetary Patrol candidate sworn in with Matt Dodson.

Peter Anderson
Interplanetary Patrol candidate sworn in with Matt Dodson.

Bill Arensa
The "Mayor of Hog Alley", the senior cadet in Matt Dodson's barracks in the James Randolph. He had a long assignment to the James Randolph because of accumulated demerits, and eventually resigned and returned to Earth.

Arkwright (no first name)
Commander of the Interplanetary Patrol academy. He accepted a reduction in rank so that he could take the post. He lost his sight during the rescue of a private yacht. 

Pierre (Pete) Armand
Interplanetary Patrol candidate. Born on Ganymede, he spoke English with an accent and had some difficulty adjusting to the higher Earth gravity. After completing his training in the James Randolph, he was assigned to the PRS Charles' Wain, shipping to Ganymede.

Astarte
Ship that carried the first expedition to Venus in 1971. Her crew died of a virulent fungal infection shortly after landing. The Little People gave Matt Dodson the ship's log, then led them to the ship herself, which they had preserved intact. The cadets refitted her with the Venerians' help and flew her back to the Aes Triplex.

The Attainability of the Celestial Bodies
Book published in 1925 by Dr. Walter Hohmann. Modern astrogation was a refinement of the work in this book.

Barnes (no first name)
Acting cadet adjutant at Hayworth Hall. He declined a commission from Commodore Arkwright at the time of Matt Dodson's swearing-in.
(also in other stories)

Simon Bolivar
Transport ship from Terra Base to the James Randolph.
(also in other stories)

Lieutenant Brunn (no first name)
Communications officer and mess officer aboard the Aes Triplex.
(also in other stories)

Girard Burke
Interplanetary Patrol candidate and son of the chairman of the board of Reactors, Ltd. He resigned from the Patrol at the same time that Matt Dodson passed his training, and joined his father's business. Matt and his fellow cadets encountered him on Venus, where he had been taken prisoner by natives after trying to coerce them into granting mineral rights in a taboo area. The cadets rescued him, but also placed him under arrest. He was called "Stinky" by other cadets.

Captain Jenks of the Space Patrol
Contemporary juvenile serial; unclear whether it was printed or video.

PRS Charles' Wain
Ship to which Pierre Armand was assigned after completing training on the James Randolph.

Cleary (no first name)
Sublieutenant, communications officer aboard the Aes Triplex.
(also in other stories)

"The Cross-Eyed Pilot"
Tune that Tex Jarman could play on the harmonica.

Ezra Dahlquist
he is included in every muster as one of the Four Heroes of the Interplanetary Patrol. A monument is raised to him at the Interplanetary Patrol training academy.
(also in other stories)

Doctor Dogoodly (no other name given)
[mentioned in passing] Resident of Hog Alley.

Bill Dodson
Matt Dodson's younger brother.

Catherine Dodson
Matt Dodson's mother.

John Dodson
Matt Dodson's father.

Matthew Brooks (Matt) Dodson
A native of Des Moines, Iowa, who became an Interplanetary Patrol cadet. After completing his training he was assigned to the Aes Triplex with two friends and appointed assistant astrogator and hydroponics worker. He and the other two cadets were sent to Venus to investigate a distress call from a civilian craft. There they straightened out a political crisis caused by a former classmate and discovered the Astarte, the first Earth ship to Venus which had been lost on its first voyage there.

Dodsworth (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Member of Matt Dodson's cadet squad training on the James Randolph.

Dora (no last name)
Matt Dodson's great-aunt.
(also in other stories)

"Doubt"
Semiformal discussion sessions instituted by Commodore Arkwright aboard the to shake loose the cadets' preconceptions and to prevent unthinking acceptance of conservative values.

Dunstan (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Member of Matt Dodson's cadet squad training in the James Randolph.

Dvorak (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Cadet with whom Tex Jarman swapped assignments so he could join his friends on the Aes Triplex.
(also in other stories)

Dynkowski (no first name)
Senior cadet in charge of Tex Jarman's mess table.

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

Senator Filibuster
Resident of Hog Alley, real name not given.

The Four Heroes (or The Four)
The most famous martyrs of the Interplanetary Patrol: Ezra Dahlquist , Wheeler, Rivera, and John Martin. Their names are called in every muster, with specified individuals responding, "I answer for him." [The reasons why Wheeler and Martin are among the heroes are not given.]

Frankel (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Member of Matt Dodson's cadet squad training on the James Randolph.
(also in other stories)

Freund (no first name)
Member of Matt Dodson's cadet squad training aboard the James Randolph.

Funston (no first name)
Member of Matt Dodson's cadet squad training in the James Randolph.

Ganymede
Pierre Armand was from Ganymede, and after completing cadet training was assigned to a ship sent to patrol the colony.
(also in other stories)

MRS Gary
Marine ship that reported trouble in the Venus equatorial region before radio contact with her was lost. [MRS = Marine Rocket Ship]

Gomez (no first name)
Sublieutenant and communications watch officer aboard the Aes Triplex.

Goodman
(no first name) [mentioned in passing] Astronomer who furnished proof that the Asteroid Belt used to be a planet.

Hanako (no first name)
Sergeant who led Matt Dodson's first extravehicular activity training session.

Roland Hargraves
[mentioned in passing] Crew member of the Astarte, who died soon after its landing on Venus of a virulent fungus infection.

Harry (no last name)
Pilot on Matt Dodson's first test flight; probably himself a cadet.
(also in other stories)

Hartstone (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Interplanetary Patrol member who died on the first expedition to Pluto. He had been commissioned as an officer after only a year as a cadet.

Hayworth Hall
Earth headquarters and training center for the Interplanetary Patrol.

H-Bomb
Orbiting H-bombs, constantly monitored by the Interplanetary Patrol, ensured that Earth governments would not make aggressive moves.
(also in other stories)

Senator Hidebound (no other name)
Resident of Hog Alley, real name not given.

Hog Alley
Corridor Five of "A" deck aboard the James Randolph, in which Matt Dodson was assigned a berth. It was known for the carefree conduct of its inhabitants. Among other things, they organized the Hog Alley Band from the musically-inclined cadets assigned to the corridor. The Hog Alley People's Forum was a group of the older cadets, who informally took charge of the new cadets.

Dr. Walter Hohmann
[mentioned in passing, in a footnote to the story] Pioneer in astrogation theory, his most important work was written in 1925; all subsequent work in astrogation is a refinement of his basic principles.

Institute for System Studies
Institute located on Venus; cadets might study there.
(Space Cadet)

Interplanetary Patrol
The recruits sworn in at the same time as Matt Dodson represented many countries and off-planet colonies, as indicated by their names: Adams, Akbar, Alvarado, Anderson, Angelico, Armand (Ganymede), Delacroix, DeWitt, Diaz, Dobbs, Eddy, Eisenhower, Ericsson, Jensen (Venus), Romolus, Sforza, Stanley, Suliman, Zahm.
(also in other stories)

PRS James Randolph
School ship of the Interplanetary Patrol Academy; a new cadet's first assignment.

Bill (Tex) Jarman
Interplanetary Patrol cadet who made friends with Matt Dodson on their first day. He arranged to be assigned to the Aes Triplex to stay with his friends, and was named watch officer when the senior crew transferred to a disabled ship to repair and return it. When he and the other cadets were sent to Venus to answer a distress call, they discovered the Astarte and helped restore and return it to the Triplex after his landing craft was damaged.

Bodie Jarman
Tex Jarman's uncle, the black sheep of the family, about whom Tex had a wealth of tall tales.

Oscar Jensen
Interplanetary Patrol candidate from Venus. He became a good friend of Matt Dodson, passed his training at the same time, and was assigned to the Aes Triplex with him. He was named chief communications officer after the senior officers were transferred to a derelict ship for repairs. He landed on Venus with Matt and Tex Jarman to investigate a distress call, took command when the senior officer was injured, and negotiated aid from the natives. After the mission was completed, he was assigned as temporary liaison to the equatorial region because of his rapport with the natives.

Johnson (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Crew member of the Astarte. He died of a virulent fungus infection shortly after landing on Venus.
(also in other stories)

Joseph Kelly
Interviewer for the cadet selection process, to whom Matt Dodson was assigned. 

Kilroy Was Here (Kilroy)
The first interplanetary rocketship. It traveled to Mars and back but crashed on the return landing, leaving no survivors. A replication of the crash site was displayed at Hayworth Hall. Matt Dodson decided the ship was named after Admiral "Bull" Kilroy of the Second Global War.

Lathrop (no first name)
Member of Matt Dodson's extravehicular activity training class, who questioned Hanako's instructions.

Little People
Human name for bipedal, amphibious natives of Venus. They were completely matriarchal-males were never seen, and male humans did best to pretend to be female when dealing with them-and lived in caverns under Venus' many lakes. They were gentle in character and brilliant scientists, but stubborn and ready to defend themselves.
(also in other stories)

"The Long Watch"
Anthem of the Interplanetary Patrol. [In "The Long Watch", the anthem is "Landing Orbit". Possibly it was changed in honor of John Ezra Dahlquist's sacrifice.]

Lopez (no first name)
Matt Dodson's squad leader aboard the James Randolph.
(also in other stories)

Lucifer
The planet from which the Asteroid Belt was formed. Planetologists concluded that the planet had been inhabited, and speculated that the inhabitants had blown themselves up.
(also in other stories)

Malcolm MacGregor
Master sergeant aboard the Kilroy Was Here, who died in the return landing crash.

MacLeod (no first name)
Space Marine sergeant who tried to convince Matt Dodson to switch from the Interplanetary Patrol to the Marines.

Marianne (no last name)
Matt Dodson's girlfriend back home. During his first leave he realized they had nothing in common.

Marquis de Sade (no other name)
Resident of Hog Alley, real name not given.

John Martin
One of the Four Heroes of the Interplanetary Patrol, whose name is always called (the answer given by a designated patrol member) at every muster. (The reason he is included was not given.)

Mayor of Hog Alley
See Bill Arensa.

McAndrews (no first name)
Captain of the Aes Triplex, detached with a broken ankle just before Matt Dodson was assigned.
(also in other stories)

Hartley (Red) Miller
Commander, executive officer, and astrogator aboard the Aes Triplex. He commanded the Pathfinder after her "rescue".

M.R.S.
Merchant Rocket Ship.

Senator Mushmouth (no other name)
[mentioned in passing] Resident of Hog Alley, real name not given.

New Auckland
Human settlement on Venus; possibly Oscar Jensen's hometown.
(also in other stories)

New Moon
Shuttle that took Matt Dodson back to Terra Station after his first leave back home.

PRS Nobel
Ship to which Matt Dodson was assigned as assistant astrogator during a routine patrol of bomb-rockets orbiting Earth.

North American Union
Government unit within the Federation.

Novak (no first name)
Lieutenant and chief engineer aboard the Aes Triplex.

PRS Oak Ridge
Ship to which Tex Jarman was assigned after completing training on the James Randolph. He persuaded the Commandant to change his assignment so he could be with Matt Dodson and Oscar Jensen.

Operation Samaritan
Program to search for and rescue the Pathfinder.

Oxford University
[mentioned in passing] Site of radiation laboratories where cadets studied.

Paradise Walk
Commercial section of Terra Station.

PRS Pathfinder
Interplanetary Patrol ship that was engaged in charting a section of the Asteroid Belt. When radio contact was lost, the Aes Triplex was one of four ships assigned to search for her. They found that the hull had been breached by a tiny asteroid, and all crew members died in the decompression.
(also in other stories)

PRS Pegasus
Ship that carried Matt Dodson and Tex Jarman from Venus to Terra Station after their discovery of the Astarte.

Percival Lowell
Interplanetary Patrol ship that was one of Captain Yancey's early assignments.

Peters (no first name)
Sublieutenant and assistant engineer aboard the Aes Triplex, named chief engineer after half the crew was transferred to the Pathfinder.
(also in other stories)

Pickering (no first name)
Ship's surgeon aboard the Aes Triplex, technically a staff member of the Marines.

Pikes Peak
Site of a catapult station that launched space ships.
(also in other stories)

PRS
Patrol Rocket Ship.

"Raise Ship!"
Composition played before Interplanetary Patrol ship liftoffs.
(also in other stories)

Randolph
See PRS James Randolph.

Reactors, Ltd.
Corporation controlled by Girard Burke's family.

Rivera (no first name)
Interplanetary Patrol hero, a deceased Commander whose name was called at every Patrol muster. Sent to his native city to negotiate with belligerents, he ordered an immediate attack should he be taken hostage, and was killed when his orders were carried out.

Romolus (no first name)
Interplanetary Patrol candidate from Manila, the Philippines; he was assigned to Matt Dodson's mess table.

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

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

Rupert H. Schreiber
Crew member of the Astarte. He died of a virulent fungus infection.

Schultz (no first name)
Cadet assigned to Matt Dodson's mess table in Hayworth Hall.
(also in other stories)

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

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

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

PRS Simon Bolivar
Transport ship from Terra Base to the James Randolph.

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

Ralph Smiley, D.D.
Pastor of Terra Station First Baptist Church.

Smitty (no other name)
One of Tex Jarman's many girl friends; he carried her picture and many others in his luggage.
(also in other stories)

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

Sorbonne
Parisian academy where an Interplanetary Patrol cadet might study law.

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

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

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

System Enterprises
Corporation owned by Girard Burke's family.
(also in other stories)

Tart
See Astarte.

Terra Base
Earth headquarters for the Interplanetary Patrol, located in Colorado.

Terra Station
Permanently inhabited orbiting station, used by military personnel as well as civilians.

Terra Station First Baptist Church
Church that sponsored dances and other social events for off-duty military personnel. Matt Dodson and his friends were invited there.

Professor Thorwald (no first name)
Scientist who aided in the investigation of the Pathfinder's disabling. He concurred that fossils and artifacts aboard her indicated that the Asteroid Belt was a remnant of an inhabited planet that blew itself up.

Lt. Thurlow (no first name)
Bomb officer aboard the Aes Triplex, also assigned to oversee the cadets' training. He was named executive officer and astrogator after half the crew transferred to the Pathfinder. While commanding the mission to Venus to investigate a distress call, he suffered a concussion in the landing and remained comatose until the cadets lifted the Astarte into orbit.

Th'wing
Venerian who tended to Lt. Thurlow after his head injury; she and Matt Dodson became good friends.

United States of America
It was part of a world government, but many of its citizens believed that the U.S. dominated that government.
(also in other stories)

Van Zook (no first name)
Interplanetary Patrol candidate assigned to Matt Dodson's mess table. He was reprimanded for asking another candidate where he was from; the Patrol encouraged its members to identify with the Patrol, not with their original homes. 

Vargas (no first name)
Cadet who took part in Matt Dodson's first extravehicular activity drill. He was sent back to the ship in disgrace for breaking free of the ship's surface, pulling other cadets with him.
(also in other stories)

Venerian
Smaller than humans, the natives of Venus were described by humans as resembling frogs or seals; they were bipedal, amphibious, and nonmammalian. Their society was completely matriarchal; outsiders never saw males. They were ruled by a strict set of customs and taboos, and were scientifically advanced. They were not given to violence but were able to defend themselves against aggression.
(also in other stories)

Venus
It was settled by humans, who had treaties with the natives.
(also in other stories)

Von Ritter (no first name)
Lieutenant aboard the James Randolph who reprimanded Tex Jarman for questioning a senior cadet's orders.

Wheeler (no first name)
Interplanetary Patrol hero, one of the Four Heroes whose names were called in every muster. The reason for his legendary status was not given in this or any other story.

Winged Victory
[mentioned in passing] Spaceship in orbit near Terra Station during Matt Dodson's first liberty.
(also in other stories)

Wong (no first name)
Lieutenant aboard the James Randolph.
(also in other stories)

Yancey (no first name)
Captain of the Aes Triplex, replacing Captain McAndrews.

The Young Rocketeers
[mentioned in passing] Contemporary juvenile pulp story.

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

 


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