History ShoutOut / Literature

12th Jul '17 5:23:05 AM Ominae
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* ''ShoutOut/FateZero''
25th Jun '17 4:29:24 PM Fireblood
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* Creator/KimNewman loves them even more than Pratchett. The ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' series is an extended Shout-Out to every work of fiction involving vampires, ever, and any other work of fiction he likes as well.
** Newman really does love these. His ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' and ''Literature/DarkFuture'' novels are [[ReferenceOverdosed crammed full of them.]]. Who else would make Creator/IainBanks mayor of the Isle of Skye?



* A recurring character in Robert Rankin's books is the "psychic youth and masturbator" Danbury Collins. This is based on Andy Collins, author of dubious New Age work ''The Knights of Danbury'' and a rival of Robert's.



* ''Literature/SchooledInMagic'': The plot has a strong similarity with ''Literature/HarryPotter'', particularly in the {{wizarding school}} Whitehall. One part even seems like a direct reference to something from ''Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets'', where Emily reads about different magical accidents in a book and there's a story of a girl who brewed a potion to look like someone else but accidentally used cat hair instead of the other person's, which turned her into a {{cat girl}} instead. This is exactly what Hermione does, except here it [[DarkerAndEdgier cannot be reversed]] and the girl is stuck that way forever. It could also be a mild TakeThat. Later after learning about the world's {{magically binding contract}}s, Emily wonders whether being entered into a contest like Harry Potter is in ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheGobletOfFire Goblet of Fire]]'' with no knowledge of it would still bind you. It turns out no, you have to be aware of it. Emily notes that putting "unscrupulous creatures" in charge of your prison isn't a good idea (a reference to the Dementors of Azkaban). Plus the entire plot of ''Study In Slaughter'' is very similar to ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheChamberOfSecrets Chamber of Secrets]]'', though the author stated this was unintentional. Even so, Emily thinks how a basilisk would be easier to kill than what they face in the book. She also uses the blood test for Changelings idea from ''[[Series/StarTrekDeepSpaceNine Deep Space Nine]]''. Later she wonders about whether dwarves spend their free time courting and trying to tell which one is female, like ''{{Literature/Discworld}}''. At one point she tells Frieda the story of ''Literature/CharlieAndTheChocolateFactory''. There's also a village she visits where a beefy blacksmith doesn't seem impressed with a fishmonger who's shouting "Get your fresh fish here! Fresh fish! It's lovely", a reference to {{ComicBook/Asterix}}.



* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': The Honored Society, a play on the “Men of Honor” name the Mafia uses for themselves, and they are ''even worse.'' They're “honored” by people because otherwise they'll remove your water and leave you to die of thirst.



* Creator/KimNewman loves them even more than Pratchett. The ''Literature/AnnoDracula'' series is an extended Shout-Out to every work of fiction involving vampires, ever, and any other work of fiction he likes as well.
** Newman really does love these. His ''TabletopGame/WarhammerFantasy'' and ''Literature/DarkFuture'' novels are [[ReferenceOverdosed crammed full of them.]]. Who else would make Creator/IainBanks mayor of the Isle of Skye?
* A recurring character in Robert Rankin's books is the "psychic youth and masturbator" Danbury Collins. This is based on Andy Collins, author of dubious New Age work ''The Knights of Danbury'' and a rival of Robert's.



* ''Literature/TheSilerianTrilogy'': The Honored Society, a play on the “Men of Honor” name the Mafia uses for themselves, and they are ''even worse.'' They're “honored” by people because otherwise they'll remove your water and leave you to die of thirst.
19th Jun '17 5:29:50 PM Goldfritha
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* ''ShoutOut/MothAndCobweb''
30th May '17 7:24:53 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/TheHanSoloTrilogy'': There are many references in the books to other Star Wars Legends works. Most involved Han, but also a reference is given to other works that involve the Jedi, which he hears as stories from an old bartender.
13th May '17 10:28:31 AM nombretomado
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** 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, Franchise/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.

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** 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, Franchise/FuManchu, 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.
23rd Apr '17 12:12:27 AM PaulA
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* ''Literature/HarryPotter'':
** There are a number of shout outs to ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'', such as cockroach clusters.
** Voldemort's talking down to his minion (a traitor nicknamed Wormtail) is reminiscent of Saruman's abusive treatment of a henchman (a traitor nicknamed Worm''tongue'') in ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings''.
** In the ''[[Literature/HarryPotterAndTheDeathlyHallows Deathly Hallows]]'' Harry and Hermione notice the quotation [[Literature/TheBible "Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also"]] on Dumbledore's mother's tombstone, as well as [[Literature/TheBible "The last enemy that shall be destroyed is death"]] on the Potters' grave.
** The fact that the visitor's entrance to the Ministry is an old broken telephone booth with the phone that should not work being located in a garbage dump is one to the pilot of ''Series/DoctorWho'', where Ian and Barbara find an old, broken police telephone booth with a phone that should not work in the Foreman garbage dump.
** ''Literature/{{Redwall}}'' has a line about a rat named Wormtail losing a paw. Possibly coincidental, as the resemblance of a rat's tail to a worm is easy to come up with.
23rd Apr '17 12:10:09 AM PaulA
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** The whole thing about [[Literature/TheSecretGarden Lily's eyes]].
7th Apr '17 10:40:57 PM NightShade96
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* ''ShoutOut/HarryPotter''
7th Apr '17 9:00:29 PM NightShade96
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* ''ShoutOut/TheHeroesOfOlympus''
3rd Apr '17 1:54:21 AM PaulA
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* Every book in the ''Literature/ToughMagic'' trilogy has an outtake section in the back where shout-outs abound, including ones to ''Franchise/StarWars, Anime/DragonBall, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, WesternAnimation/FindingNemo, Literature/TheWizardOfOz, Literature/HarryPotter...''

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* Every book in the ''Literature/ToughMagic'' trilogy has an outtake section in the back where shout-outs abound, including ones to ''Franchise/StarWars, Anime/DragonBall, WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes, WesternAnimation/FindingNemo, Literature/TheWizardOfOz, Literature/HarryPotter...''''Franchise/StarWars'', ''Anime/DragonBall'', ''WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes'', ''WesternAnimation/FindingNemo'', ''Film/TheWizardOfOz'', ''Literature/HarryPotter''...
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