History ShoutOut / Literature

6th May '18 5:05:45 PM nombretomado
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** Whilst working on the [[spoiler: warship that will carry the heroes to Greece]], Leo complains about the [[{{Thundercats}} samophlange]].

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** Whilst working on the [[spoiler: warship that will carry the heroes to Greece]], Leo complains about the [[{{Thundercats}} [[WesternAnimation/{{ThunderCats|1985}} samophlange]].
13th Apr '18 8:44:55 PM crazysamaritan
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's Literature/BlackWidowers:
** ''Literature/TalesOfTheBlackWidowers'':
*** In the introduction, Dr Asimov claims Creator/AgathaChristie had used almost all the possible {{Plot Twist}}s in MysteryFiction, and mentions ''Literature/HerculePoirot'' by name.
*** In the introduction, Dr Asimov explains how Creator/DavidFord was an inspiration, and mentions his work in ''Theatre/SeventeenSeventySix'' (both stage and film).
** "Literature&title=TheAcquisitiveChuckle" describes the opening toast for all Literature/BlackWidowers meetings, it's to "Literature/OldKingCole", the NurseryRhyme.
** "Literature/PhAsInPhony":
*** Drake compares Professor St. George to Captain Bligh from [[UsefulNotes/PitcairnIslands the mutiny of the Bounty]], because St. George was [[SternTeacher an extremely strict teacher]].
*** In the afterword, Dr Asimov mentions Creator/LawrenceTreat for why [[PublisherChosenTitle the magazine changed the title]] of this story.
** "Literature/EarlySundayMorning":
** Rubin complains that Halsted has been reading too much Creator/AgathaChristie, and mentions ''Literature/MissMarple''.
** Avalon quotes the first line from ''[[Literature/TheRubaiyatOfOmarKhayyam The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam]]'', "The moving finger writes".
** The "{{Literature/Northwestward}}" story's dinner conversation, before the grilling, is focused around {{Heroes}}:
*** The ''{{Series/Batman}}'' television series is mentioned, although only Creator/JulieNewmar is named.
*** Mr Wayne claims to be the inspiration behind the story of ''{{Comicbook/Batman}}''.
----> "because I ''am'' Batman."
*** Prince Valiant of ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant''.
*** Odysseus and gods of Literature/TheTrojanCycle, are discussed, with ''Literature/TheIliad'' and {{Creator/Homer}} mentioned by name.
*** The titular character of ''{{Comicbook/Superman}}''.
*** Siegfried of ''{{Literature/Nibelungenlied}}''.
*** The titular character of ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh''.
*** Conan, from Creator/RobertHoward’s ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' stories.
*** Hercules and Achillies from Myth/ClassicalMythology.
*** Rustum of ''Literature/TheShahnameh''.



* ''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 [=McAuley=]:
** He references ''Flim/BladeRunner'' and ''Literature/{{Foundation}}'' by having
TannhauserGate and [[Literature/{{Foundation}} Trantor]] Trantor as major locations in the asteroid belt. Also, belt.
** He references ''Literature/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey'' by
one of the belt's many weird cults has left [[Literature/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey cults; thy leave black monoliths]] monoliths of various sizes dotted around, which send a radio pulse to the galactic core when touched. touched.
**
The book's sections are all also titled after classic sf ScienceFiction stories and novels: "Literature/ChildhoodsEnd", "[[Creator/IsaacAsimov Marooned off Vesta]]", "Literature/MaroonedOffVesta", "Literature/TheCavesOfSteel", "[[Literature/LuckyStarr Pirates of the Asteroids]]", "[[Creator/RobertSilverberg Downward to the Earth]]", and "Literature/TheColdEquations".



** A [[Creator/IsaacAsimov seemingly-human robot]], [[ThreeLawsCompliant programmed to obey and protect humans]], but [[ZerothLawRebellion capable of overriding that programming for the greater good of humanity]].
** Said robot's dying words: [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "Forty-two"]] and [[Film/CitizenKane "Rosebud"]] (for no apparent reason).

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** A [[Creator/IsaacAsimov He references Creator/IsaacAsimov with a seemingly-human robot]], robot, [[ThreeLawsCompliant programmed to obey and protect humans]], but [[ZerothLawRebellion capable of overriding that programming for the greater good of humanity]].
** Said robot's He references ''Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy'' and ''Film/CitizenKane'' by having the dying words: [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy "Forty-two"]] words of a character be "Forty-two" and [[Film/CitizenKane "Rosebud"]] (for no apparent reason)."Rosebud" (respectively).



* Creator/IsaacAsimov's Literature/BlackWidowers story, "{{Literature/Northwestward}}": Dinner conversation, before the grilling, is focused around {{Heroes}}:
** The ''{{Series/Batman}}'' television series is mentioned, although only Creator/JulieNewmar is named.
** Mr Wayne claims to be the inspiration behind the story of ''{{Comicbook/Batman}}''.
---> "because I ''am'' Batman."
** Prince Valiant of ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant''.
** Odysseus and gods of Literature/TheTrojanCycle, are discussed, with ''Literature/TheIliad'' and {{Creator/Homer}} mentioned by name.
** The titular character of ''{{Comicbook/Superman}}''.
** Siegfried of ''{{Literature/Nibelungenlied}}''.
** The titular character of ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh''.
** Conan, from Creator/RobertHoward’s ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' stories.
** Hercules and Achillies from Myth/ClassicalMythology.
** Rustum of ''Literature/TheShahnameh''.
7th Apr '18 2:02:11 PM Malady
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* ''ShoutOut/TheSalvationWar''
6th Apr '18 5:48:16 PM crazysamaritan
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* Creator/IsaacAsimov's Literature/BlackWidowers story, "{{Literature/Northwestward}}": Dinner conversation, before the grilling, is focused around {{Heroes}}:
** The ''{{Series/Batman}}'' television series is mentioned, although only Creator/JulieNewmar is named.
** Mr Wayne claims to be the inspiration behind the story of ''{{Comicbook/Batman}}''.
---> "because I ''am'' Batman."
** Prince Valiant of ''ComicStrip/PrinceValiant''.
** Odysseus and gods of Literature/TheTrojanCycle, are discussed, with ''Literature/TheIliad'' and {{Creator/Homer}} mentioned by name.
** The titular character of ''{{Comicbook/Superman}}''.
** Siegfried of ''{{Literature/Nibelungenlied}}''.
** The titular character of ''Literature/TheEpicOfGilgamesh''.
** Conan, from Creator/RobertHoward’s ''Literature/ConanTheBarbarian'' stories.
** Hercules and Achillies from Myth/ClassicalMythology.
** Rustum of ''Literature/TheShahnameh''.
3rd Apr '18 12:58:18 PM Ninamarie124
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* ''ShoutOut/ReadyPlayerOne''
2nd Apr '18 4:47:00 AM jormis29
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** In ''The Demigod Diaries'' Leo starts singing the theme song of ''Series/{{Psych}}''.

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** In ''The Demigod Diaries'' ''Literature/TheDemigodDiaries'' Leo starts singing the theme song of ''Series/{{Psych}}''.
12th Jan '18 1:56:28 PM TheJ0ker
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* ''Literature/{{Mavericks}}, being a love letter to superhero comics (and many other things), is full of them.
** In Chapter 1.1, Jessica references the [[Franchise/TeenageMutantNinjaTurtles Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles]] when discussing [[MadScientist Martin's]] latest possible genetic experiments.
** Chapter 1.3, Evil Angel, is named after a pertinent Music/BreakingBenjamin song.
** Chapter 1.4 is called [[UsefulNotes/TheGoldenAgeOfComicBooks The Golden Age.]]
25th Dec '17 10:12:21 PM Fireblood
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* ''Literature/VillainsByNecessity'': At one point Sam attempts to play off his assassin's garb as the costume for a play, "The Tragedy of Oswald, Prince of Volinar." Sam describes the plot as "[[{{Theater/Hamlet}} the one where the fellow's uncle kills his father and marries his mother]]".
17th Dec '17 10:12:57 AM DustSnitch
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* The Literature/JakubWedrowycz stories have quite a lot of references, mainly to pop culture: the protagonist BadassGrandpa villager has eaten stew from some octopus-like thing named [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Ktulu]], stole a wand from some [[Literature/HarryPotter snotty bespectacled brat with a lightning on his forehead]], and is said to have also eaten some yellow thing that wandered into his yard calling itself [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} "Pikachu"]]. Another example is when he comes across a zeppelin, made from a metal lighter than air - his friend explains that it's an invention of one "professor Geist", a reference to the classic Polish novel ''Literature/TheDoll''.

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* The Literature/JakubWedrowycz stories have quite a lot of references, mainly to pop culture: the protagonist BadassGrandpa villager has eaten stew from some octopus-like thing named [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Ktulu]], stole a wand from some [[Literature/HarryPotter snotty bespectacled brat with a lightning on his forehead]], and is said to have also eaten some yellow thing that wandered into his yard calling itself [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} "Pikachu"]]. Another example is when he comes across a zeppelin, made from a metal lighter than air - his friend explains that it's an invention of one "professor Geist", a reference to the classic Polish novel ''Literature/TheDoll''.
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.
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