History ShoutOut / Literature

21st Nov '17 8:49:53 PM PaulA
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** The Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''The Also People'', in addition to being one long homage to Literature/TheCulture, also references [[Discworld/MenAtArms a cocktail called a Double Entendre]], [[Discworld/ReaperMan a suspicious yellow dip that always appears at parties]], [[Discworld/TheColourOfMagic Time Lords having octagons in their eyes to see into the timestream]], [[Discworld/GuardsGuards a market trader named C!Mot]] and the chapter title "[[Discworld/{{Pyramids}} A Better Class of Recurring Dream]]". Ben Aaronovitch is clearly a Literature/{{Discworld}} fan.
** The Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures Franchise/SherlockHolmes crossover ''All-Consuming Fire'', as well as multiple Holmesian references, features an appearance by ''Literature/{{The Lost World|1912}}'''s Lord John Roxon, and references to Literature/ProfessorChallenger, Literature/FuManchu, and Creator/KimNewman's Literature/DiogenesClub agent Charles Beauregard. It's also one of several New Adventures to have references to the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
** In ''Death and Diplomacy'', the Czan sergeant is a clear pastiche of Sergeant Major Williams in ''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum'', to the point that at one point he responds to "[[YouNoTakeCandle Is you soldier boys]]?" by claiming to be a concert party. The villains result in several shout-outs to Saturday morning cartoons, at one point setting up a death-trap disguised as a village of happy [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Smurf]]-like creatures. At the end of the book, when it's revealed the villains are [[spoiler: evolutionary-enhanced Gallifreyan rodents]], one of them asks what they'll do now; another rants "[[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain We do what we always do, try to take over the universe!]]"

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** ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresTheAlsoPeople The Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures novel ''The Also People'', People]]'', in addition to being one long homage to Literature/TheCulture, also references [[Discworld/MenAtArms a cocktail called a Double Entendre]], [[Discworld/ReaperMan a suspicious yellow dip that always appears at parties]], [[Discworld/TheColourOfMagic Time Lords having octagons in their eyes to see into the timestream]], [[Discworld/GuardsGuards a market trader named C!Mot]] and the chapter title "[[Discworld/{{Pyramids}} A Better Class of Recurring Dream]]". Ben Aaronovitch is clearly a Literature/{{Discworld}} fan.
** The Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures Franchise/SherlockHolmes crossover ''All-Consuming Fire'', ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresAllConsumingFire All-Consuming Fire]]'', as well as multiple Holmesian references, features an appearance by ''Literature/{{The Lost World|1912}}'''s Lord John Roxon, and references to Literature/ProfessorChallenger, Literature/FuManchu, and Creator/KimNewman's Literature/DiogenesClub agent Charles Beauregard. It's also one of several New Adventures to have references to the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
** In ''Death ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresDeathAndDiplomacy Death and Diplomacy'', Diplomacy]]'', the Czan sergeant is a clear pastiche of Sergeant Major Williams in ''Series/ItAintHalfHotMum'', to the point that at one point he responds to "[[YouNoTakeCandle Is you soldier boys]]?" by claiming to be a concert party. The villains result in several shout-outs to Saturday morning cartoons, at one point setting up a death-trap disguised as a village of happy [[WesternAnimation/TheSmurfs Smurf]]-like creatures. At the end of the book, when it's revealed the villains are [[spoiler: evolutionary-enhanced [[spoiler:evolutionary-enhanced Gallifreyan rodents]], one of them asks what they'll do now; another rants "[[WesternAnimation/PinkyAndTheBrain We do what we always do, try to take over the universe!]]"



** ''First Frontier'', being a 1950s SF movie homage, has numerous shout-outs to those movies, including ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' (the Doctor squares himself with the American authorities by reminding the CIA of the help he gave them with an "illegal alien" problem in Santa Mira in '56), ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951'' (including the inevitable KlaatuBaradaNikto), and even ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' (Doctor Von Scott has a cameo as a scientist brought in to examine UFO wreckage).
** In the 50th New Adventures novel, ''Happy Endings'' by Creator/PaulCornell, there are two Earth Reptile musicians called Jacquilian and Sanki who talk entirely in Palare, and are very much a reptilian Julian and Sandy, including one of yer actual ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'' punchlines.

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** ''First Frontier'', ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresFirstFrontier First Frontier]]'', being a 1950s SF movie homage, has numerous shout-outs to those movies, including ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers'' ''Film/InvasionOfTheBodySnatchers1956'' (the Doctor squares himself with the American authorities by reminding the CIA of the help he gave them with an "illegal alien" problem in Santa Mira in '56), ''Film/TheDayTheEarthStoodStill1951'' (including the inevitable KlaatuBaradaNikto), and even ''Film/TheRockyHorrorPictureShow'' (Doctor Von Scott has a cameo as a scientist brought in to examine UFO wreckage).
** In the 50th New Adventures novel, ''Happy Endings'' ''[[Recap/DoctorWhoNewAdventuresHappyEndings Happy Endings]]'' by Creator/PaulCornell, there are two Earth Reptile musicians called Jacquilian and Sanki who talk entirely in Palare, and are very much a reptilian Julian and Sandy, including one of yer actual ''Radio/RoundTheHorne'' punchlines.
22nd Oct '17 12:46:17 AM DustSnitch
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* Hundreds of historical, religious, and mythological figures appear throughout ''Literature/TheDivineComedy'' to help the audience have a better idea of what sin, penance, and glory look like in a person. There's generally one or two of these references per Canto/Chapter, but in the twelfth canto of ''Paradiso'', Dante [[ExaggeratedTrope goes to the extreme]] of having a saint list off all the great monks and scholars that dwell within his sphere of Heaven, ranging from a commentator of Dante's favorite poet to the great theologian, Thomas Aquinas.
18th Oct '17 6:39:13 PM PaulA
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* The planet Wunderland, in Creator/LarryNiven's [[Literature/KnownSpace Man-Kzin Wars]] series, has a number of inimical animals native to it. One of these, the more dangerous for its apparent [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter harmlessness and cuddly-toy aspect]] (until it [[KillerRabbit bites you with venomous fangs and doesn't let go]]), is called a ''Beam's Beast''. The narrator states that the etymology of the name had been lost to history, but it's a dead ringer (modulo the fangs) for Creator/HBeamPiper's Little Fuzzy.

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* The planet Wunderland, in Creator/LarryNiven's [[Literature/KnownSpace Man-Kzin Wars]] ''Literature/ManKzinWars'' series, has a number of inimical animals native to it. One of these, the more dangerous for its apparent [[RidiculouslyCuteCritter harmlessness and cuddly-toy aspect]] (until it [[KillerRabbit bites you with venomous fangs and doesn't let go]]), is called a ''Beam's Beast''. The narrator states that the etymology of the name had been lost to history, but it's a dead ringer (modulo the fangs) for Creator/HBeamPiper's Little Fuzzy.Literature/LittleFuzzy.
6th Oct '17 5:32:15 PM AnotherWanderingGhost
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* In the book ''Jeremy Fink and the Meaning Of Life'' by Wendy Mass, there seems to be either an accidental Shout-Out or simply a very subtle one, as Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything are mentioned a few times in that exact phrasing.

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* In the book ''Jeremy Fink and the Meaning Of Life'' by Wendy Mass, there seems to be either an accidental Shout-Out or simply a very subtle one, as Literature/LifeTheUniverseAndEverything are mentioned a few times in that exact phrasing. Also, the offices of Folgard and Levine are Suite 42.
3rd Oct '17 11:34:10 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Evening's Empires'' by Paul [=McAuley=] has TannhauserGate and [[Literature/{{Foundation} Trantor]] as major locations in the asteroid belt. Also, one of the belt's many weird cults has left [[Literature/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey black monoliths]] of various sizes dotted around, which send a radio pulse to the galactic core when touched. The book's sections all also titled after classic sf stories and novels: "Literature/ChildhoodsEnd", "[[Creator/IsaacAsimov Marooned off Vesta]]", "Literature/TheCavesOfSteel", "[[Literature/LuckyStarr Pirates of the Asteroids]]", "[[Creator/RobertSilverberg Downward to the Earth]]", and "Literature/TheColdEquations".

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* ''Evening's Empires'' by Paul [=McAuley=] has TannhauserGate and [[Literature/{{Foundation} [[Literature/{{Foundation}} Trantor]] as major locations in the asteroid belt. Also, one of the belt's many weird cults has left [[Literature/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey black monoliths]] of various sizes dotted around, which send a radio pulse to the galactic core when touched. The book's sections all also titled after classic sf stories and novels: "Literature/ChildhoodsEnd", "[[Creator/IsaacAsimov Marooned off Vesta]]", "Literature/TheCavesOfSteel", "[[Literature/LuckyStarr Pirates of the Asteroids]]", "[[Creator/RobertSilverberg Downward to the Earth]]", and "Literature/TheColdEquations".
3rd Oct '17 11:31:09 AM DaibhidC
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* ''Evening's Empires'' by Paul [=McAuley=] has TannhauserGate and [[Literature/{{Foundation} Trantor]] as major locations in the asteroid belt. Also, one of the belt's many weird cults has left [[Literature/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey black monoliths]] of various sizes dotted around, which send a radio pulse to the galactic core when touched. The book's sections all also titled after classic sf stories and novels: "Literature/ChildhoodsEnd", "[[Creator/IsaacAsimov Marooned off Vesta]]", "Literature/TheCavesOfSteel", "[[Literature/LuckyStarr Pirates of the Asteroids]]", "[[Creator/RobertSilverberg Downward to the Earth]]", and "Literature/TheColdEquations".
28th Sep '17 1:04:43 AM PaulA
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* In the novel ''The Fires of Paratime'' by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. (published in 1982), the Immortals can travel nearly instantaneously in space and time, but they have no native technology and are forced to pilfer it from various technologically-advanced cultures throughout galactic history:

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* In the novel ''The Fires of Paratime'' by L. E. Modesitt, Jr. Creator/LEModesittJr (published in 1982), the Immortals can travel nearly instantaneously in space and time, but they have no native technology and are forced to pilfer it from various technologically-advanced cultures throughout galactic history:
11th Sep '17 2:18:28 PM Meshakhad
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* ''ShoutOut/TheTwilightsLastGleaming''
8th Sep '17 12:17:26 PM GrammarNavi
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** a harper begins with a bit of self-mockery, in the "ancient tune" [[TheMikado A wandering minstrel, I]]

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** a harper begins with a bit of self-mockery, in the "ancient tune" [[TheMikado [[Theatre/TheMikado A wandering minstrel, I]]
4th Sep '17 7:27:24 PM PaulA
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* The Creator/StephenKing book ''Literature/TheEyesOfTheDragon'' has a minor Shout-Out to Creator/HPLovecraft when the narrator mentions how Flagg's spellbook was bound in human skin, written on the Plains of Leng by the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred, which is the exact description in most Creator/HPLovecraft stories of his famous [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]].

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* The Creator/StephenKing book books:
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''Literature/TheEyesOfTheDragon'' has a minor Shout-Out to Creator/HPLovecraft when the narrator mentions how Flagg's spellbook was bound in human skin, written on the Plains of Leng by the Mad Arab Abdul Alhazred, which is the exact description in most Creator/HPLovecraft stories of his famous [[TomeOfEldritchLore Necronomicon]].



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