Thursday, May 28, 2009

References to other books - The Number Of The Beast

I'm reading Heinlein's book The Number of The Beast right now. While it's not my favorite of his books, it's one I like, and every time I've read it, I've intended to make a list of the worlds the characters visit.

Really, the book forms a who's who of classic science fiction novels. A lot of them I don't recognize at all. If you recognize one of these worlds that's not identified, or otherwise have more information to add to the list, please leave a comment to identify it.

The books include:
Worlds the characters visited:
The Edgar Rice Burroughs Mars series
Baum's Oz books
Who the heck wrote that world with the orthinopters (part two of The Number Of The Beast)? Is it a Heinlein creation?
Gulliver's Travels
The inside out universe?
Alice In Wonderland by Lewis Carrol
The Lensmen (No book or series title) by E.E. Smith
Heinlein's Future History Series

Just mentioned:
The Dorsai series by Gordon Dickson
The Darkover books by Marion Zimmer Bradley
Lovecraft's books
Heinlein's Stranger In A Strange Land
Isaac Azimov's Nightfall
Jules Verne
H.G. Wells
Galactic Patrol by ?
Star Trek
Larry Niven? (No first name given)
Poul Anderson? (No first name given)
The World of the Hobbits (J.R.R. Tolkien's The Hobbit and/or The Lord of the Rings)
The Sword In The Stone
The Once And Future King (TH White?)

Other Robert Heinlein related posts:
Time Enough For Love
Starship Troopers
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