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This page lists {{Shout Out}}s seen in literary works.
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* ''ShoutOut/ArtemisFowl''
* ''ShoutOut/CiaphasCain''
* ''ShoutOut/DarknessVisible''
* ''ShoutOut/TheDresdenFiles''
** ''ShoutOut/StormFront''
** ''ShoutOut/FoolMoon''
** ''ShoutOut/GravePeril''
** ''ShoutOut/SummerKnight''
** ''ShoutOut/DeathMasks''
** ''ShoutOut/BloodRites''
** ''ShoutOut/DeadBeat''
** ''ShoutOut/ProvenGuilty''
** ''ShoutOut/WhiteNight''
** ''ShoutOut/SmallFavor''
** ''ShoutOut/TurnCoat''
** ''ShoutOut/{{Changes}}''
** ''ShoutOut/GhostStory''
** ''ShoutOut/ColdDays''
* ''ShoutOut/HonorHarrington''
* ''ShoutOut/SkulduggeryPleasant''
* ''ShoutOut/{{Stuck}}''
[[/index]]
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* OlderThanFeudalism: ''Literature/TheAeneid'' (written by Creator/{{Virgil}} for Caesar Augustus) contained a shout-out to Augustus's recently deceased nephew, where Aeneas is in the underworld and sees a man with a dark cloud around him. His guide goes on with a mournful speech about how Aeneas should weep for the tragic fate of his distant descendant and describes Marcellus's tomb on the Tiber.
* There's a nice shout out to ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' in the opening chapter of Benedict Jacka's ''[[Literature/AlexVerus Fated]]''. "I've even heard of some guy in Chicago who advertises in the phone book under 'Wizard', though that's probably an urban legend."
* The main character of ''Literature/AmericanPsycho'' is named Patrick Bateman; a poke at Norman Bates, the antagonist of ''Film/{{Psycho}}''.
* The Yeerks in ''Literature/{{Animorphs}}'' take their name from Creator/JRRTolkien's [[ConLang Sindarin]] Elvish word for Orcs, ''yrch''.
** More Tolkien references include Ax's middle name, Esgarrouth, derived from the Middle-Earth town of Esgaroth. In ''The Unknown'', the air force base personnel use the cover identity "Gondor Industries" on their night out at The Gardens.
** Also many, many more subtle and insignificant ones, such as the six dolphins named after the main characters of ''Series/{{Friends}}'' in book #4.
** Generally, Applegate references her favorite things often in the series: ''Franchise/StarTrek'', the Rolling Stones, the Ford Mustang, Dr. Pepper, et cetera.
** In ''The Solution'', Rachel has a dream in which she morphs elephant in a crowded mall. She crushes a kid in an orange jacket, prompting someone to say, "Oh, my God! She killed Kenny!"
** Marco's recommendations for Ax to watch in The Experiment: ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'', ''Series/PartyOfFive'', ''Series/{{COPS}}'', and ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark''.
** Marco also mentions ''Series/BuffyTheVampireSlayer'' to be his favorite show in ''The Discovery''.
* The ''Franchise/MassEffect'' novel ''Ascension'' is one ''long'' shout out. Specifically, it involves a [[{{Firefly}} mentally-ill girl with incredible mental powers being rescued from an Academy by a loving family member after being experimented on by a shadowy organization devoted to "improving" mankind, and takes refuge on a ship whose captain's nickname is Mal.]]
* ''Literature/ASeriesOfUnfortunateEvents'':
** Numerous allusions to literature, history, and mythology, among other things.
** Why will no-one call me Ish?
* Creator/GeorgeRRMartin's ''Literature/ASongOfIceAndFire'' includes "House Jordayne of the Tor", after a [[Literature/TheWheelOfTime certain other series of fantasy novels published by Tor Books]]. A character also references an "Archmaester Rigney" who believes that "Time is a Wheel". Robert Jordan's given name was James Rigney.
** There is also a House [[Creator/TadWilliams Willum]] with two brothers [[Literature/MemorySorrowAndThorn Elyas and Josua]].
** In ''Literature/AStormOfSwords'' Jamie, somewhat jarringly, paraphrases Robert Frost: "We have promises to keep, and long leagues before us." Naturally the line comes immediately after them being warned about how dark and deep the woods are.
** In ''Literature/ADanceWithDragons'' the Windblown are discussing the Yunkai'i soldier slaves and mention how they would collapse if someone "farted in their general direction".
* From the ''Literature/AuntDimity'' series:
** In ''Aunt Dimity and the Deep Blue Sea'',[[spoiler: Peter Harris, son of Lori's neighbour Derek]] disguises himself as a dark haired young man with glasses named "Harry Peters" to avoid hordes of reporters after his grandfather wrote a letter to ''The Times'' bragging about him. [[DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything Hmm, a dark haired young man with glasses plagued by fame...]]
** In ''Aunt Dimity and the Village Witch'', a man named Brocklehurst who claims to be a pious prophet (hippie-style), yet dishonestly turns a great personal profit evokes [[Literature/JaneEyre the hypocritical clergyman headmaster and larcenous treasurer of Lowood School]].
* ''Literature/TheBabySittersClub'' contains a plethora of shout-outs to ''Series/ILoveLucy'', including Stacey's last name.
* The first book of ''Literature/TheBartimaeusTrilogy'' has Twoflower from ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' make a subtle and brief cameo in a marketplace for magical items containing demons (Twoflower's camera, or "iconograph", is powered by a tiny demon painting pictures ''really'' fast).
** The second book features two policemen who ask Bartimaeus and his master for their identification. Bartimaeus puts a 'glaze' on the two policemen. They then forget the object of their inquiry and move along.
** [[MandrakeTheMagician His name is "Mandrake" and he's a "magician."]]
* ''Literature/{{Beastly}}'':
** Lots of stories inspired by the original fairytale, like ''Literature/ThePhantomOfTheOpera'', ''Literature/JaneEyre'' and ''Literature/TheHunchbackOfNotreDame''. There are also several references to other {{fairy tale}}s as Kyle chats with more modern people living them, such as "Literature/TheLittleMermaid", "Literature/TheFrogPrince", and "Literature/SnowWhiteAndRoseRed".
** To the [[Disney/BeautyAndTheBeast Disney version]]. Kyle's "servants" [[spoiler:have their own "curses" lifted when Magda's children are given green cards and Will regains his sight]].
* In ''Literature/TheBellJar'' by Creator/SylviaPlath, Esther Greenwood says that she has to read ''Literature/FinnegansWake'' by James Joyce for one of her classes in her senior year of college.
* ''Literature/{{Beyond}}''
** One of Orbis's countries is known as Tinaria. The author's wife's name is Tina. Coincidence! I think not!
* The short story [[http://abyssandapex.com/201004-black.html "The Black Sheep of Vaerlosi"]] by Desmond Warzel makes reference to a mineral whose unrefined form is too sharp to handle safely. The mineral is called "costnerite"--because it's [[Film/TheUntouchables untouchable]].
* A very subtle Shout-Out exists in David Gerrold's ''Blood and Fire''. While one group of characters is preparing to engage on a dangerous mission, the captain tells them "[[CatchPhrase Let's be careful out there.]]" The protagonist mentally notes that it was a watchword on her previous ship, the ''Michael Conrad''. A shout out to ''Series/HillStreetBlues'' and the actor who spoke the line.
* In ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov'', Creator/FyodorDostoevsky has several characters quote passages of ''Theatre/TheRobbers'', a play by Friedrich Schiller. There are also a lot of shout outs to the works of M. E. Saltykov-Shchedrin, Alexander Pushkin, and Voltaire. Naturally, given the book's religious themes, Literature/TheBible is quoted very often.
* In George Zebrowski's 1998 novel ''Brute Orbits'', there's a description of life on an asteroid-borne penal colony: "You were [[Film/AChristmasStory either a bully, a toady, or one of the nameless rabble of victims]]."
* In Creator/TomKratman's ''Literature/{{Caliphate}}'', one of the historical works quoted in the series is a fictitious nonfiction work published by [[Creator/BaenBooks Baen Historical Press]].
* The ''Literature/CaptainUnderpants'' series of books is set at Jerome Horowitz Elementary School, who was Curly of Film/TheThreeStooges.
* Eric Flint wrote the novella "Carthago Delenda Est" as a sequel to Creator/DavidDrake's ''Ranks of Bronze'', but the space battle scene invokes ''[[Anime/SpaceBattleshipYamato Uchuu Senkan Yamato]]'':
-->Again, there was an exotic combination of old and new technology. The three great turrets of the ancient battleship swivelled, just as if it were still sailing the Pacific. But the guidance mechanisms were state-of-the-art Doge technology. And the incredible laser beams which pulsed out of each turret's three retrofitted barrels were something new to the galaxy.... Only a ship as enormous as the old ''Missouri'' could use these lasers. It took an immense hull capacity to hold the magnetic fusion bottles.
* In John [=DeChancie's=] ''[[Literature/CastlePerilous Castle Murders]]'', one of ThoseTwoGuys, Peter Thaxton, solves a magical murder mystery among the castle nobles. In appreciation, the king of the castle grants him a title, which entitles him to be known as Literature/{{Lord Peter|Wimsey}}.
* The Roman poet Creator/{{Catullus}} used the name "Lesbia" as a pseudonym for the illicit lover much of his poetry describes, a clear reference to the Isle of Lesbos, home to the Greek poet Creator/{{Sappho}}, who may well have been the {{Trope Maker|s}} or TropeCodifier for many of the Romantic love tropes Catullus (and for that matter, much of the Western World) used in his poetry (When he wasn't being [[SophisticatedAsHell Incredibly Explicit]], that is, and even sometimes when he was).
* In Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/ChroniclesOfChaos Fugitives of Chaos]]'', when Quentin shows Amelia a book, Amelia says, "[[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings I can not read the faerie letters]]."
* The Creator/SMStirling novel ''Conquistador'' features South African villains with the same names as the South African antagonists of the Creator/HarryTurtledove novel ''Guns of the South''. There is also a reference to a landholder named Morrison, like the titular hero of Creator/HBeamPiper's ''Lord Kalvin of Otherwhen''. Morrison's House motto is "Death to Styphon!," a reference to the "Gunpowder God" cult of the Kalvin stories.
* In P. D. James's ''Death of an Expert Witness'', there are several subtle references to the much earlier detective novels of Creator/DorothyLSayers, the most prominent being a discussion of whether a man struck on the head could have regained consciousness and locked himself into a building before dying, as in ''Busman's Honeymoon'', and a character's saying "I'd rather make love with the public hangman", as in ''Murder Must Advertise''.
* ''Literature/DeathToTheFrench'': In ''Sharpe's Escape'' (2004), one of Bernard Cornwell's Richard Sharpe novels (which were partly inspired by ''Death to the French''), a rifleman named Matthew Dodd is separated from Sharpe's company in a skirmish during the Peninsular Campaign in 1810. WordOfGod is that Cornwell has acknowledged on his Web site that this character is intended to be the same man depicted by Forester in ''Death to the French''.
* Creator/TerryPratchett loves these. For example, in ''Discworld/TheFifthElephant'', Vimes encounters Three Sisters who are straight out of a [[ChekhovsGun Chekhov]] play of the same name. One of them want to tear down their Cherry Orchard (another famous Chekhov play). They give him the gloomy and purposeless trousers of ''Theatre/UncleVanya'' (yet a third famous Chekhov play -- and "gloomy and purposeless" tends to be Chekhov's style).
** ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' has the Ramtop mountain range, named after the system variable RAMTOP from the Sinclair ZXSpectrum computer.
** In ''Discworld/{{Hogfather}}'', the conversation between HEX and [[TalkativeLoon The Bursar]] is very reminiscent of the various 'chat bots' found all over the internet.
*** More specifically, it resembles the mindlessly-chatty "[=ELIZA=]" program, which ''predates'' the internet by a few years.
** There exist [[http://wiki.affordable-prawns.co.uk/wiki/Annotations a separate wiki]] and a [[http://www.lspace.org/books/apf more organized website]] dedicated to cataloging Pratchett's shout-outs.
** In ''Lords and Ladies'', there's one to the song "Lucky Ball and Chain" by Music/TheyMightBeGiants when Granny Weatherwax and Mustrum Ridcully are discussing how to get away from the unicorn.
-->"I was young and foolish then."
-->"Well? You're old and foolish now."
** ''Discworld/MovingPictures'' references a vast number of movies...and the Franchise/CthulhuMythos.
** ''Discworld/WitchesAbroad'' had numerous references to ''Film/TheWizardOfOz''. (Always applicable to Nanny Og: She had red boots, she got a house dropped on her, short people showed up to take the red boots from the witch the house dropped on...)
* Literature/DoctorWhoNewAdventures
** 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/TheLostWorld'''s Lord John Roxon, and references to Creator/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.
** 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!]]"
** According to ''Godengine'', the standard Adjudicator method for a single person to take over a building occupied by the enemy is known as the [[Franchise/DieHard McClane]] Protocol.
** In ''Love and War'', Ace accompanies New Age Traveller Jan on a cyberspace-enhanced Vision Quest, in which they meet TheTrickster. Ace starts to identify who she sees him as, but gets interrupted. However his cry of "[[CatchPhrase You wouldn't let it lie!]]" and later comment "That's a Diana and Trickster sword" makes it pretty clear he's [[Series/TheSmellOfReevesAndMortimer Vic Reeves]].
** A LongList of the aliens and time travellers and others aided by Isaac's organisation in ''Return of the Living Dad'' includes several shout outs, since the guy delivering it is a geek:
-->'''Joel''': We get all kinds. [[Film/ETTheExtraTerrestrial ETs]], {{mutants}}, strays, [[TheGreys greys]], [[LittleGreenMen LGMs]], [=BEMs=], UNIT deserters, [[AlienAbduction Striebs]], dweebs, [[Literature/TheStepfordWives Stepford Wives]], [[Literature/TheMidwichCuckoos Midwich Cuckoos]], missing persons, [[Creator/JohnBuchan faraway people]], peepers, buzzers, hoppers, [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy hitchers]], [[Series/QuantumLeap Leapers]], Series/{{Sliders}}...
** Joel also compares his own AscendedFanboy situation to the guy in the second panel of [[http://www.airshipentertainment.com/growfcomic.php?date=20070909 this]] ''Comicstrip/WhatsNewWithPhilAndDixie'' strip.
** In ''No Future'', set in the 1970s, the Doctor watches part of an episode of ''Professor X'', the in-universe equivalent of ''Doctor Who''; the actor playing the Professor is not explicitly identified, but is clearly Frankie Howerd in the same comic mode as ''Series/UpPompeii''.
** ''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.
* ''Literature/DonQuixote'': Hundreds upon hundreds of them, although many would be unrecognizable to the modern reader because of WeirdAlEffect. Chapter I part I mentions Creator/{{Aristotle}}, philosopher widely regarded as the greatest abstract thinker of Occidental Civilization. Even he has no chance to make sense of the purple prose that plagued [[ChivalricRomance Chivalry Books]]. Also in the Chapter III part II, Don Quixote's opinion about history and poetry reflects the theory exposed in Aristotle's ''Literature/{{Poetics}}''.
* The Literature/{{Dragaera}} page quote on the DidYouJustPunchOutCthulhu page is an alteration of an earlier quote said by Vlad about the House of Athyra. As their [[PlanetOfHats hat]] is being wizards, the original is likely a Shout-Out to a much-parodied quote from ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', "Do not meddle in the affairs of Wizards, for they are subtle and quick to anger". This line also gets referenced in Literature/{{Discworld}} on a couple of occasions. Once, when Vlad is warned that a sorcerous adversary could [[Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail turn him into a newt]], he replies, "I'd get better". Also, the most recent book, ''Jhegaala'' has a Shout-Out to Literature/NeroWolfe- Vlad is bedridden and is using his familiar, Loiosh as his "legs". He comments that this could work well as an arrangement, leading Loiosh to comment that Vlad would soon end up several hundred pounds heavier.
** Not to mention the Literature/SherlockHolmes shoutout from ''Jhereg'':
--> "I'm referring to the strange action of the bodyguards at the assassination attempt."\\
"But the bodyguards did nothing at the assassination attempt."\\
"That was the strange action."
* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' have a lot of shout-outs, from Thomas being a ''Series/{{Buffy|the Vampire Slayer}}'' fan to a short exchange between two characters about the medical uses of superglue, which one of them saw in [[Film/DogSoldiers "a movie about werewolves"]]. A long but far from exhaustive listing can be found on the main page for the series.
* In ''[[Literature/TheDuelOfSorceryTrilogy Changer's Moon]]'': What does this [[Literature/DragonridersOfPern bring to mind]]?
-->When she turned back to the Mirror, there were excited voices coming from it, a great green dragon leaped at them, mouth wide, fire whooshing at them, then the dragon went round the curve of the Mirror and vanished—but not before she saw the dark-clad rider perched between the delicate powerful wings. More of the dragons whipped past, all of them ridden, all of them spouting gouts of fire at something Serroi couldn’t see. They were intensely serious about what they were doing, those riders and the beasts they rode, but Serroi couldn’t make out what it was they fought.
* The ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}} Trilogy'' (''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'') features a scene where the titular Inquisitor recounts talking with a retired [[HumongousMecha Titan]] Princeps (commander) named Hekate during one of his travels. Princeps Hekate just happens to be the main character of the ''Titan'' series of graphic novels.
* The [[Literature/{{Emberverse}} Novels of the Change]] are full of these, encompassing subjects as diverse as ''Creator/MontyPython'' and ''Film/DirtyHarry''. ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'' gets so many shout-outs, even the toilet-humor National Lampoon parody figures heavily into the plot. And even though nobody in the novels has heard of ''Literature/HarryPotter'' (as only the first book came out before [[AfterTheEnd everything went to hell]]), the resident Wiccans still manage to get in a good laugh about the Sorting Hat.
* ''Literature/TheEnglishDragon'': The opening paragraph of chapter 14 is a pastiche of Orwell's Literature/NineteenEightyFour; in this version, Winston Smith's job now involves adding ethnic minorities to old films ("Films without cultural and racial diversity had to be re-cast. It was essential - for harmony and peace - to eradicate truth.")
* 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]].
** ''Needful Things'' also has some shout outs to Creator/HPLovecraft. The antagonist has cocaine which he claims comes from the Plains of Leng and there's some graffiti in a parking garage that reads "Yog-Sothoth rules." Also, his name is Leland Gaunt; Night-Gaunts are a fictional race in Lovecraft's work.
* 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:
-->Frey--Freyda's son by her fourth or fifth contract--was walking around the consoles twirling the [[LaserBlade light saber]]. He'd picked that up from [[Franchise/StarWars some obscure group of galactic-wide do-gooders]] from near the end of back-time limits.
* A ''Literature/GalaxyOfFear'' book has a malignant AI tricking Zak Arranda, and when Zak wants its help it says "[[Film/TwoThousandOneASpaceOdyssey I'm afraid I can't do that, Zak.]]"
* ''The Game'' by Creator/DianaWynneJones makes several shout outs to much of [[ClassicalMythology Greek Mythology]], {{Russian mythology|and Tales}}, "Literature/HanselAndGretel", ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', and many other fantasy stories from across the entire genre. She also makes a less obvious reference to the TARDIS from ''Series/DoctorWho'', as the characters use it at one point in the book without naming it. (Nearly every other reference has at least a name you can associate with a book or myth, but the TARDIS shout out has no way to tell unless you know about Series/DoctorWho.)
* Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/GloryRoad''.
** The planet Nevia has "horses" with eight legs, a reference to Odin's steed Sleipnir in NorseMythology.
** The mnemonic for a HideousHangoverCure is "Eye of newt and toe of frog..." from ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}''.
** Star mentions a road made of yellow brick and Oscar says "Just don't make a hobbit of it.", referring to ''Literature/TheWizardOfOz'' and ''Literature/TheHobbit''.
** The Never-Born creature Oscar fights a duel with has a huge nose, is a superb swordsman, likes to sing poetry while fighting, and claims to have written a book, traveled to the Moon and had a house fall on him. Although he never tells Oscar Gordon his name, he's clearly based on the RealLife person Cyrano de Bergerac.
* In Creator/JohnCWright's ''[[Literature/TheGoldenOecumene The Golden Age]]'', ''The Phoenix Exultant'', and ''The Golden Transcedence'', Heinlein's "An armed society is a polite society" is inverted into "An unarmed society is a rude society", and Harrier Sophotect's appearance is clearly modeled on Literature/SherlockHolmes. Characters pose as figures from Creator/WilliamShakespeare's Theatre/{{Hamlet}}, CommediaDellArte, and Creator/JohnMilton's ''Comus'' -- though enough explanation is given in story for them to be understood.
** In Daphne's [[ShowWithinAShow dream universe]], a major character is a prince named Shining. While apparently she didn't intend it as a Shout-Out, her husband, the protagonist, is named Phaethon -- which means "Shining."
* In the ''Literature/{{Gone}}'' series, most of the place names seen on the map are references to works or TV shows related to the themes of the series, such as Stefano Rey National Park (Stephen King— ''Literature/UnderTheDome''), the Santa Katrina Hills (Creator/KAApplegate —Grant's wife), Grant Street (Creator/MichaelGrant —''Gone''), Golding Street (William Golding— ''Literature/LordOfTheFlies''), and even the town name of Perdido Beach (''Series/{{LOST}}'').
** The illusion Penny uses on Quinn is the monster from ''Film/{{Cloverfield}}''.
** In the first book, Mary reads the kids ''The Buffalo Storm'', which is a book that Creator/KAApplegate, Grant's wife, wrote.
* ''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''.
** The whole thing about [[Literature/TheSecretGarden Lily's eyes]].
** 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.
* ''Literature/TheHeroesOfOlympus'' series:
** Jason suggests Leo jump off a building and yell "[[ComicBook/FantasticFour Flame on!]]"
** [[spoiler:Iris]] owns a shop with the acronym R.O.F.L whose workers are called [=ROFLcopters.=]
** Whilst working on the [[spoiler: warship that will carry the heroes to Greece]], Leo complains about the [[{{Thundercats}} samophlange]].
** The name "Perry" getting mentioned in the scene with [[PhineasAndFerb Phineas]].
** Butch, the stable keeper at Camp Half-Blood, is a son of Iris, the Rainbow Goddess. He likes Pegasi. [[WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipisMagic Remind you of anypony?]]
*** Not only that, but in ''Son of Neptune,'' Alcyoneus calls [[CoolHorse Arion]] a "little pony".
** Frank mentions in Mark of Athena that he saw a TV show where they proved that Archimedes Death Ray [[Series/{{Mythbusters}} couldn't have worked]].
** In ''The Demigod Diaries'' Leo starts singing the theme song of {{Psych}}.
** While fighting the [[spoiler:eidolodons]], Leo says [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings "One basketball to rule them all."]]
** Bacchus incorrectly refers to Jason Grace as Creator/JohnGreen.
** While steering the ''Argo II'', Coach Hedge starts to sing the Pokémon theme song, except replacing ''Gotta Catch Them All'' with ''Gotta Kill Them All.''
* Creator/JRRTolkien's unfinished novel ''[[Literature/TheHistoryOfMiddleEarth The Notion Club Papers]]'' contains several shout-outs to ''Literature/TheSpaceTrilogy'' by his friend, Creator/CSLewis.
** Creator/CSLewis himself used various names which are alike or very similar to some Middle-earth names. The Space Trilogy main character, Ransom, is also a philologist and the Martian languages bear a certain similarity to Elvish.
** Tolkien made several self-Shout Outs in his work, arguably, quite apart from the myriad in-universe references to 'older' tales: not expecting his 'ancient histories' of Middle Earth (which often genuinely were written much earlier) to ever be published when he was writing ''Literature/TheLordOfTheRings'', he occasionally recycled names from his existing mythology into the latter. These would have remained private S.O.s, but for ''The Silmarillion'' appearing decades later and highlighting them - as well as throwing up odd inconsistencies such as a name migrating from one race to another (e.g. Denethor, Gothmog; some instances were {{retcon}}ned in supplementary works as in-universe {{Shout Out}}s where the later users were said to have taken their names from heroes of old - or of the ''The Silmarillion'' character Glorfindel, whose First Age death was {{retcon}}ned via a [[DeusExMachina one-off offscreen miracle]] to retrospectively make him possibly/probably the same person as the ''[=LotR=]'' character of the same name.
*** All of LOTR's shout outs to ''Theatre/{{Macbeth}}'', all taken from Act IV, Scene i, when the Witches tell Macbeth their prophecies of his death. First of all, the phrase "Crack of Doom" was coined by Creator/WilliamShakespeare in this scene. The Ents' besiegement of Isengard and the Witch-King's defeat by Éowyn are references to two of the three prophecies—namely, that it will not happen until "Great Birnam Wood...shall come against him" and that "[[NoManOfWomanBorn none of woman born]] shall harm" him. Of course, the trees do come to the castle when Macduff's army uses their branches as camouflage, just as the Ents come to Isengard, and Macbeth is killed by a man who was not ''[[ExactWords born]]'', but removed from his mother's womb, just as the Witch-King, who can be killed by "no living man," is killed by a woman.
**** The ents marching to Isengard is more of a TakeThat to Shakespeare than a Shout-Out. Tolkien always hated the fact that the wood which came to Dunsinane was just men in disguise, so he wrote a scene with a real marching wood.
* In Henry Fielding's ''Literature/TheHistoryOfTomJonesAFoundling'', Fielding drops in a shout-out to his sister's novel ''David Simple'', which Sophia Western reads in one scene.
* Surprisingly for such a GrimDark setting and situation, the ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' books are not immune. ''Nemesis'' has a [[KillEmAll psychotic assassin]] who seems to feel emotions for guns (other than murderous hatred and contempt, that is, he feels that for everyone). When confronted with a cache of shiny weapons, his only response after taking his pick is "[[Series/{{Firefly}} ...I'll be in my bunk.]]".
* ''Literature/HouseOfLeaves'' has shout outs mostly to the works of French thinker Creator/JacquesDerrida. The structure of the novel is reminiscent of Creator/VladimirNabokov's ''Pale Fire'', and colored text could be a subtle Shout-Out to Nabokov's synesthesia. There are also an unusual number of similarities between the [[color:blue:house]] and the House of Change from Creator/MichaelEnde's ''Literature/TheNeverendingStory''. Creator/JorgeLuisBorges, Creator/SylviaPlath, and Creator/FranzaKafka are also paid tribute in various, small ways throughout the book.
* Creator/AlastairReynolds throws a pair of enormous shout-outs to ''Literature/TheBookOfTheNewSun'' in ''Literature/HouseOfSuns'', though it would be a spoiler to explain exactly what they are.
* ''Literature/InheritanceCycle'':
** In "Brisingr", Arya doodles something about a lonely god in the sand in reference to "Series/DoctorWho". Paolini mentions this in the afterword. He says he did it because he's a fan of the doctor. "And to those who got the line about the lonely god, all I have to say is that The Doctor can be anywhere at any time, even alternate dimensions. Hey! I'm a fan too!"
---> Eragon: "What does it mean?"
---> Arya: "I don't know."
** In "Inheritance" there's another Doctor Who reference. Angela, the herbalist, is knitting a blue hat with runes around the edge. When asked what the runes say, she responds: "Raxacori—Oh, never mind. It wouldn't mean anything to you anyway." There is a planet in Doctor Who called Raxacoricofallapatorius (it's where the Slitheen come from.)
** Morn (who is himself a ShoutOut/parody).
** Some people and places are named after people he knows, for example, Angela (his sister), and Palancar Valley (named after the artist who does the cover art).
** [[TheTreasureOfTheSierraMadre "Barges? We don't want no stinking barges!"]]
** The name of the first ever bonded dragon, which is [[Literature/{{Dune}} Muad'Dib]] spelled backwards.
* In Paul Robinson's ''Literature/InstrumentOfGod'', which is a story about an Afterlife run inside a computer system, the dead people who go to orientation are given references to movies about their situation, including ''Film/TheMatrix'', ''Film/VanillaSky'', ''Film/TotalRecall1990'' and ''Film/WhatDreamsMayCome''. The Preface to the book mentions other stories including Creator/RobertAHeinlein's ''Literature/{{Elsewhen}}'' and ''Literature/StrangerInAStrangeLand'', as well as ''Film/TheGreenMile''. Also, when Supervisor 246 is explaining to a character it might not be a good idea to mention that he's from an Afterlife in another world, she agrees with him, realizing people would think she's crazy. 246 then thinks about the scene where Avery Brooks in ''Deep Space Nine'' is trying to convince the men of a mental institution that he's actually a Starbase captain.
* 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 ''TheDoll''.
* 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.
* In the denouement of Matthew Stover's ''Jericho Moon'', Kheperu tells Barra several BlatantLies about how he'd gotten himself, the MacGuffin, and her back to the city after she was knocked out. Among these obvious whoppers is one where they're scooped up and carried to safety in the nick of time by [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings giant eagles]].
* The ''Literature/KittyNorville'' series
** While having a BusmansHoliday experience when trying to relax in a cabin, Kitty notes that "I wanted ''[[Creator/HenryDavidThoreau Walden]]'' and got ''Franchise/EvilDead''."
** When Kitty asks her audience the identity of a PlayingWithFire creature causing her trouble, one caller suggests {{the Golden Age|OfComicBooks}} Human Torch.
** Some [[OurFairiesAreDifferent fairies]] explain they are up to a little classic mischief and Kitty wonders if they meant like ''Theatre/AMidsummerNightsDream.''
* 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.
* Of all things, the children's book ''Lamont the Lonely Monster'' by Dean Walley makes a reference to Dickens: the terrible monster the title character tries to befriend is named [[Literature/DavidCopperfield Uriah the Heap]]. Interestingly this is something of an inversion to the character being referenced, as Uriah Heep started out as [[SmugSnake merely an obsequious, insincere yes-man]] but [[TookALevelInJerkass becomes an antagonist]] later in the novel while Uriah the Heap starts out [[ObviouslyEvil seeming like a scary villain]] but [[NotEvilJustMisunderstood turns out to have a good heart]] and be [[NotSoDifferent just as lonely and in need of a friend as Lamont]].
* [[Literature/{{Dragons}} The Last Dragon Chronicles]]:
** In ''Fire World'', some authors on the books bear resemblance to real life authors. A more obvious Shout-Out is to ''Literature/AliceInWonderland'', when David finds a book called Alicia in the Land of Wonder.
** Earlier on in the series there's a reference to (paraphrased from memory) '[[Literature/HarryPotter a popular series of books about a boy wizard going to school]]', and then in ''The Fire Eternal'', Gollygosh conjours up a screwdriver that 'looked very similar to the [[Series/DoctorWho screwdriver used by the time travelling hero of the dragons' favourite television programme]]'.
* ''[[Literature/LordDarcy Too Many Magicians]]'', by Creator/RandallGarrett, contains a Shout-Out to the Literature/NeroWolfe novels by Rex Stout. The Marquis of London is clearly modelled after Wolfe, from physical appearance to his refusal to talk business over a meal. His assistant, Lord Bontriomphe, is an even clearer reference to Wolfe's assistant Archie Goodwin. Their chef is named Frederique (Fritz Brenner) and the senior police officer is Chief Master-at-Arms Grayme (Inspector Cramer). The title itself is a reference to three Wolfe novels with the ''Too Many X'' format.
** On the other hand, while the Marquis is as smart as his cousin, Lord Darcy, he's a BrilliantButLazy government official, not a detective, who when faced with a murder gets his cousin involved. This suggests another influence was Wolfe's alleged uncle, Mycroft Holmes, fitting in with Darcy's similarities to Franchise/{{Sherlock|Holmes}}.
** In the same book the symbol of the King's Messengers is a lens of grey glass, which glows in the hand of the right man, created by the great magician Sir Edward Elmer; a Shout-Out to Creator/EEDocSmith and the ''Literature/{{Lensman}}'' books.
** ''And'' there's a character called Tia Einzig, a defector from the Polish Hegemony whose Uncle Neapeler escaped with the help of a Manxman named Colin [=MacDavid=] and is now living on the Isle. "Einzig" is German for "only", so Neapeler Einzig, the uncle from Man, has a name that translates as [[Series/TheManFromUNCLE Napoleon Solo]], while [=MacDavid=]'s name is a simple rearrangement of David [=McCallum=].
** The same book has this exchange, which is nearly identical to the "dog in the night-time" one from the Literature/SherlockHolmes story "Silver Blaze":
-->"I should like to call your attention to the peculiar condition of that knife."
-->Master Sean frowned. "But... there was nothing peculiar about the condition of that knife."
-->"Precisely. That was the peculiar condition.
** The Lord Darcy stories have a lot of this stuff. Another is a clear parody of ''Murder On The Orient Express'', in which a Hercule Poirot {{Expy}} comes to completely the wrong solution (but the same one Creator/AgathaChristie used), while Darcy comes up with the real solution undercover as an unassuming priest named [[Creator/GKChesterton Father Brun]].
** A couple of others feature a secret agent named Sir James le Lien (Lien = contract = [[Film/JamesBond Bond]]).
* Shaun Tam referenced a few artists in his illustrations for ''Literature/TheLostThing''.
* ''Literature/TheMagiciansNephew'':
** "“In those days Mr. Literature/SherlockHolmes was still living in [[Creator/ArthurConanDoyle Baker Street]] and the [[Creator/ENesbit Bastables]] were looking for treasure in the Lewisham Road.”
*** The Russian translation for no discernible reason changes the reference to Bastables to reference to Literature/FatherBrown from stories by G. K. Chesterton.
** The trees of silver and of gold have analogs in the works of Lewis' longtime friend Creator/JRRTolkien.
* In the very first chapter of ''[=McClendon's=] Syndrome'' by Robert Frezza, there are bars called [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the Prancing Pony]] and [[Literature/CallahansCrosstimeSaloon Callahan's]].
* The Literature/MediochreQSethSeries has many, most of them intentional in-universe because Mediochre is a bit of a nerd. Of particular note: The university at which Mediochre and Joseph word is [[KingArthur St Merlin's]] ("[[NamesTheSame different]] [[CrypticBackgroundReference Merlin]]"); the Prime Minister of Mantically Aware Britain is named Kathryn Queen, colloquially called [[Theatre/RomeoAndJuliet Queen MAB]]; one of Mediochre's {{catchphrase}}s is "[[Series/TheATeam I love it when a plan comes together]]"; Joseph responds to the tempomancer's insistence that "Time is relative" with "[[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy Lunchtime doubly so?]]"; and in a particularly impressive one, Mediochre mentions while captured that the chances of escape are roughly equal to the odds of [[Comicbook/XMen Kitty Pride]] being a real person - which seems like he's admitting defeat unless you happen to know that the character of Kitty Pride was named after a (still living) artist from RealLife, thus making her odds of being real 100% certain.
* In ''[[Literature/MoreauSeries Forests of the Night]]'' by S. Andrew Swann, the [[PrivateDetective protagonist]] visits a bar owned by a biologically-uplifted rabbit. The name of the bar? ''Literature/WatershipDown''. The bar also contains a framed picture of what are obviously [[WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes Bugs Bunny and Elmer Fudd]]. The elderly lion who lives downstairs from Angel in ''Specters of the Dawn'' has a Daffy Duck blanket, and is seen watching WesternAnimation/LooneyTunes
* ''Literature/MortalEngines'' has far too many shoutouts to name, a few of which are described on its page.
* ''Literature/MortalInstruments'':
** Val and Luis from Holly Black's [[Literature/ModernTalesOfFaerie Valiant]] are seen at one point.
** A badge on Clary's bag says 'Still Not King', a reference to Clare's famous ''Film/TheLordOfTheRings'' fanfic ''FanFic/TheVerySecretDiaries.''
*** A "Still Not King" pin is also seen in Ruth's bag in ''Valiant'' in a reverse shout-out (shout-back?)
*** The "Still Not King" badge could also be a Shout-Out to Roy Mustang of Manga/FullmetalAlchemist.
** Best of all, two extra characters have a debate on which fictional gay wizard would win in a fair fight, [[Literature/HarryPotter Dumbledore]], or Magnus.
** A reference to ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'' is made when Clary thinks about how a church looks like "one of her favorite anime scenes involving a vampire priest".
** Max is frequently seen reading ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''.
** Happens often with animanga, given that Simon is characterized as a typical {{Geek}}. At one point Clary asks him if he wants to spend the evening with her watching ''Manga/TriGun''.
** Simon is described in the fourth book as wearing [[Webcomic/QuestionableContent Jeph Jacques's "Clearly I Have Made Some Bad Decisions" shirt]], and Cassandra Clare also mentions his [[ShowWithinAShow in-universe series "Magical Love Gentlemen"]].
* In Umberto Eco's ''Literature/TheNameOfTheRose'', [[AmateurSleuth William of Baskerville]] talks about his good friend William of Ockham. Whereas the "of Baskerville" suggests a connection to another [[Literature/SherlockHolmes asexual detective of analytical mind]].
* ''Literature/NameOfTheWind'' has a brief, blink-and-you'll-miss-it reference to ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' when the main character travels to the "Eavesdown Docks". Patrick Rothfuss, the author of NOTW, is an acknowledged fan of Joss Whedon.
** He included another blink-and-you'll-miss-it ''Firefly'' Reference in ''Literature/TheWiseMansFear'' when a possibly-gay (actually bisexual) character is referred to as "Sly".
* The ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novel ''Literature/NightLords'' has a fairly subtle shout out, but one that [[WordOfGod appeared to please the author when told it was noticed]]. A depleted squad of Chaos Space Marines take note of the missing seats in their transport, causing one to comment "This isn't a squad, [[WesternAnimation/TransformersTheMovie this is bad comedy]]".
* In Creator/DeanKoontz's ''Literature/OddThomas'' novels, Odd says of his abilities, "ISeeDeadPeople," in a knowing nod to ''Film/TheSixthSense'', adding, "but then, by God, I do something."
* "Macavity, the Mystery Cat" in Creator/TSEliot's ''Literature/OldPossumsBookOfPracticalCats'' is an extended Shout-Out to [[Literature/SherlockHolmes Professor Moriarty]].
-->He sways his head from side to side\\With movements like a snake\\And when you think he's half asleep,\\He's always wide awake.
* In John Barnes's ''Literature/OneForTheMorningGlory'':
** Deacon Dick Thunder is a Shout-Out to RobinHood. Indeed, the prime minister Cedric explicitly says they can draw him into certain plans because he wouldn't miss the chance to play Robin Hood.
** Also, the Riddling Beast's RiddleOfTheSphinx ends "[[Literature/TheHobbit And what has it got in its pockets]]?"
** A ballad's main character turns out to be not a woodcutter but a butterfly who couldn't manage to dream of [[Creator/{{Zhuangzi}} a Chinese philosopher]].
* Creator/TomHolt's ''Only Human'' features something of a Creator/TerryPratchett Shout-Out, in which a man sentenced to IronicHell for complaining to authors that their new stuff wasn't as good as their old stuff...was forced to read the same book over and over again for the rest of eternity. His final line was that he'd just gotten up to the part where "[[Discworld/TheColourOfMagic the tourist has just met the wizard]]".
* ''Literature/PaleFire'' by Creator/VladimirNabokov has a Shout-Out for all comers. The eponymous poem's third canto has a Shout-Out to ''Literature/TheBrothersKaramazov''. The commentary to one of the lines mentions how a Hurricane Literature/{{Lolita}} has recently passed over New Wye. Charles Kinbote proposes calling the poem Solus Rex, a reference to one of Nabokov's short stories. There's a minor character named Pnin, which is also the name of one of Nabokov's other novels. Various authors and poets are mentioned, discussed, discarded at length by one of the novel's {{Unreliable Narrator}}s.
* ''Literature/PercyJacksonAndTheOlympians'': Too many shout outs to GreekMythology to list. The author really has ShownTheirWork
** The Empire State Building's guard for Olympus apparently keeps up with Young Adult Literature fads.
*** In ''The Last Olympian'' he's reading [[Literature/{{Twilight}} a big black book with a flower on the cover]].'
*** In ''The Lightning Thief'' he is said to be reading [[Literature/HarryPotter a huge book with a picture of a wizard on the front.]] One guess who this "wizard" might be.
** Then there is Nico di Angelo's Mythomagic card game, a reference to card games such as Magic: The Gathering. This is now Hilarious In Hindsight; Magic's newest set is based on Greek mythology.
** Nico references [[{{SpiderMan}} Spidey]] at one point: [[{{ComesGreatResponsibility}} "With great power..]][[{{SubvertedTrope}} .comes great need to take a nap."]]
** The books also have a character called Will. Will's namesake is a shout out to a certain [[Creator/WilliamShakespeare play write and poet]] who, in universe, was said to also be a son of Apollo.
* In ''Literature/PeterPan'' Captain Hook says he's "the only man whom Barbecue feared, and Flint himself feared Barbecue". Flint and Barbecue (better known as Long John Silver) are the leaders of the pirates in ''Literature/TreasureIsland''.
* Zee Rose's ''Literature/{{The Princess 99}}'' makes several shout outs, usually through Skye who is [[spoiler: probably from our world]] though Professeur Sweet does make a ''Harry Potter'' shout out: "Unlike in the Non stories, besoms are not for riding. I repeat: do not try to ride a besom. I cannot tell you how many students have wound up with broken legs and arms because of this mistake."
* A trilogy of ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' novels are entitled ''Literature/{{Ravenor}}'', ''Ravenor Returned'' and ''Ravenor Rogue''; a rather highbrow nod to John Updike's equally [[AddedAlliterativeAppeal alliterative]] "Rabbit" series (''Rabbit, Run'', ''Rabbit Redux'', ''Rabbit is Rich'', ''Rabbit at Rest'' and ''Rabbit Remembered'').
* The protagonist of Creator/DavidWeber's ''Literature/{{Safehold}}'' series is named Nimue. When she has to get a sex change in order to fit into the patriarchal society of Safehold, she takes the name Merlin. Later, Merlin gives Prince Cayleb a sword that is made of advanced materials, which he names "Excalibur".
* In the short story [[http://www.onthepremises.com/issue_11/story_11_h1.html "Same-Day Delivery"]] by Desmond Warzel, the phrase "blue bolts from the heavens" appears twice; this is a direct Shout-Out to first-edition ''Advanced TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''; specifically, the ''Dungeon Master's Guide''.
* ''Literature/SaturnsChildren'' by Creator/CharlesStross, in addition to numerous {{Shout Out}}s to Creator/RobertHeinlein, has a MacGuffin disguised as [[Literature/TheMalteseFalcon a statue of a black bird]] and an organisation of robot butlers who are all called [[Literature/JeevesAndWooster Jeeves]] [[spoiler: one of whom has taken the name "Reginald"; Jeeves's first name in the books.]] Also, there's a colony ship called ''Bark'' for no apparent reason, which ''could'' be a mistransliteration of [[Franchise/TheHitchhikersGuideToTheGalaxy B-Ark]].
* In Richard Peck's novel ''Secrets at Sea'', one character mentions an ancestor in passing named Katinka Van Tassel, which is the name of the young woman Ichabod Crane loves in "Literature/TheLegendOfSleepyHollow" by Washington Irving.
* ''Fyre'', the last ''Literature/SeptimusHeap'' book, contains at least contains two:
** One is to the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series, with an Ordinary Wizard named Bertie Bott being among the deceased.
** Another is made by Hotep-Ra, referencing the FamousLastWords of Captain Oats, one of the men on Scott's Antarctic expedition.
--->''Hotep-Ra got out of his chair and said to his Apprentice, Talmar Ray Bell, "I am just going outside. I may be some time."\\
Talmar looked horrified. "Don't say that!"\\
Hotep-Ra smiled at his Apprentice. "Why ever not?"\\
"It's bad luck," she said. "Someone said it once and never came back."\\
"I'll be back," said Hotep-Ra.\\
"Someone said ''that'' once too."''
* In ''Literature/{{Sharpe}}'s Tiger'', Sharpe briefly sees (and is warned not to steal) the Moonstone from, well, ''Literature/TheMoonstone''.
* In the ''Literature/SinisterSixTrilogy'', the Gentleman visits The Machiavelli Club, a special society for the WickedCultured. His table has on it a welcome back card from an "elegant lady thief of his acquaintance, Franchise/{{Carmen|Sandiego}}." Other members of the Machiavelli Club (setting aside established Creator/MarvelComics villains; they're {{Continuity Nod}}s) include [[Literature/TheSilenceOfTheLambs Hannibal]], [[Film/{{Goldfinger}} Auric]], [[Franchise/DieHard the Gruber brothers]], SelfDemonstrating/{{Lex|Luthor}}, [[Literature/EightySeventhPrecinct Herr Taubmann]], [[Comicbook/RasAlGhul Ra's]], [[Film/TheUsualSuspects Soze]], [[Film/{{Batman}} Napier]], [[Film/TradingPlaces Randolph and Mortimer Duke]], [[Film/{{Unbreakable}} Mr Glass]], and [[Film/JamesBond Ernst]]. The Gentleman has also worked with [[Film/TheMalteseFalcon Casper Gutman]].
* Creator/PeterDavid's ''Literature/SirAproposOfNothing'' contains a shout-out to ''Literature/TheLastUnicorn'' by Creator/PeterSBeagle. When Apropos and Princess Entipy encounter a herd of unicorns, Entipy cautions Apropos, "You must never run from anything immortal, it attracts their attention." This is word for word what the Unicorn told Schmendrick to discourage him from running from a harpy.
* Creator/GordonKorman's ''Literature/SonOfTheMob'' and it's sequel, ''Hollywood Hustle'', contain several references to Creator/MontyPython:
** In the first book, when Vince's date opens the trunk of his car and finds Jimmy the Rat unconscious and bleeding (Vince is, after all, the titular mob prince), the only response the horrified Vince can think of is "a line from that old parrot sketch from Monty Python": "He's not dead, he's resting."
** In the second book, Vince mentions that a girl named Willow could "turn on a guy in a [[MyHovercraftIsFullOfEels hovercraft full of eels]] and can recite ''Film/MontyPythonAndTheHolyGrail'' in its entirety from memory.
* Literature/TheSookieStackhouseMysteries have a Shout-Out to Creator/AnneRice; her books are actually books one can buy and read in TheVerse the series takes place in, and is why vampires are considered somewhat chic. There's also a shout out to Ann Landers.
** The short story "Bacon" from the anthology ''Strange Brew'' contains one for Literature/TheDresdenFiles:
--->"Actually, a girl can't make a living at full-time sorcery anymore," Kathy [a witch] said with a brave smile. "Not with so many of the supernaturals trying to do things the official, human way. The only sorcerer who's gone public is in Chicago, and I hear he's struggling."
* ''Literature/SpecialCircumstances'':
** Quite a few, many of the TakeThat variety, in the sci-fi con story in ''Princess of Wands''.
** In ''Queen of Wands'', there's mention of "[[Literature/PaladinOfShadows a group of Asatru covering the Caucasus [for Special Circumstances issues]. Led by a demon-possessed former SEAL.]]"
* Dozens in Creator/MichaelFlynn's ''Literature/SpiralArm'' series. Including
** a harper begins with a bit of self-mockery, in the "ancient tune" [[TheMikado A wandering minstrel, I]]
** routes through interstellar space include an Electric Avenue, [[TheWonderfulWizardOfOz a Yellow Brick Road]], Champs-Elysees, Grand Trunk Road, Route 66, the Palisades, and the Silk Road.
** Little Hugh being asked "[[HanoverStuartWars Will ye no come back again]]?"
** a quote from Literature/TheBible and Creator/GKChesterton both,
** a snippet of a Francis Thompson poem,
** Literature/LittleRedRidingHood,
** The Fudir thinks of treachery as accepting thirty pieces of silver, and tells Hugh not to hide talents under a bushel.
** A {{pirate}} defends his attack as "[[Creator/{{Thucydides}} The strong take what they can, and the weak suffer what they must]]." Fa Li throws it back at him when he complains of an ambush he suffered, losing his spoils.
** The Fudir explains a bombing after a pirate attack as "[[Literature/ParadiseLost Better to rule in Hell than to serve in Heaven]]".
** A plan is explained as someone having to be Br'er Fox
** "[[LeonTrotsky You may forget about politics, but politics will not forget about you.]]"
** and many more.
* ''Franchise/StarTrekNovelVerse'':
** In the ''Franchise/StarTrek'' AlternateUniverse novella ''Seeds of Dissent'' by James Swallow, the deceased members of the ''Botany Bay'' crew are all named after ''Series/DoctorWho'' companions.
** In the first four books of Creator/PeterDavid's ''Literature/StarTrekNewFrontier'' series, he's able to sneak in the first and/or last names of all the actors who played the main characters of his TV Series ''Series/SpaceCases''.
*** Later, he gives a more thorough one to Jewel Staite by putting a "Catalina City" on a moon of Saturn.
** In the ''Series/StarTrekEnterprise'' novel ''The Romulan War: To Brave the Storm'', the character of Trip at one point calls himself "Michael Kenmore" which is a Shout-Out to ''Series/StargateAtlantis'', where the actor for Trip, Connor Trineer, played Michael Kenmore, the rogue Wraith turned human.
** The {{Novelization}} of ''Film/StarTrekIITheWrathOfKhan'' contains an extended in-universe Shout-Out to Creator/LewisCarroll, as two of the scientists on the Genesis Project discuss the discovery of the sub-elementary particles they named [[Literature/TheHuntingOfTheSnark "snarks" and "boojums"]]. Just as quarks come in different "flavours" with odd names like "strange" and "charm", snarks and boojums are sorted by "five unmistakable marks" which the scientists call "taste", "tardiness", "humor", "cleanliness" and "ambition" ... all straight from Fit the Second of the nonsense poem. (The scientists names, incidentally, are [[Literature/AlicesAdventuresInWonderland Madison and March]].)
* In one of the Franchise/StarWarsExpandedUniverse novels, Han Solo points out "It's not the years, it's the parsecs." Not quite an ActorAllusion to Franchise/IndianaJones, because it's a book and Creator/HarrisonFord can't say the line himself, but close.
** And in the ''Franchise/StarWars'' novels, Han, and later Corran Horn, have used the fake identity "Jenos Idanian", an anagram of Franchise/IndianaJones.
** ''Literature/DeathStar'' has a conman who's managed to sneak on board the Death Star setting up a fake ID under the name of Teh Roxxor.
* In ''Swords of Exodus'', the sequel to ''Literature/DeadSix'', the commanding officer for Mike Valentine when the latter was in the US Air Force, was Colonel Christopher Blair, the PlayerCharacter from the ''VideoGame/WingCommander'' game series.
* Creator/MercedesLackey pulls off a clever one in her book ''[[Literature/TalesOfTheFiveHundredKingdoms The Fairy Godmother]].'' Her protagonist Elena goes to a Hiring Faire, and is the second-to-last person hired. The last person in the square, when she leaves? [[Literature/{{Discworld}} Mort.]]
** In ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters Home from the Sea]]'', also by Creator/MercedesLackey, characters Nan and Sarah mention that they were helped out in Egypt by a woman who was called Sitt Hakim by the native people. That plus the rest of her description puts her as AmeliaPeabody.
* ''Literature/TheThirteenthTale'' contains shout-outs to ''Literature/JaneEyre'', ''Literature/WutheringHeights'', and ''Literature/{{Rebecca}}''.
* In the ''Franchise/{{Bionicle}}'' book ''Time Trap'', the Shadowed One responds to the notion of cutting off hands as punishment for failure with the line "I think enough hands have been removed this year", a reference to ''Franchise/StarWars'''s fondness of having its characters lose their hands, and specifically to the movie ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'', which came out the same year as the book.
* The children's picture book ''The Tobermory Cat'' by Debi Gliori includes a picture of Tobermory bookshop in which all the books in the window are other picture books about cats, including ''Goodbye Mog'' by Judith Kerr and ''[[WesternAnimation/FamousFred Fred]]'' by Posey Simmonds.
* ''Literature/TheTruthOfRockAndRoll'' has a shout out to ''Film/StreetsOfFire'': "(she) was made for another time and another place..."
* Sophie Bell of ''Literature/TheUltraViolets'' is ''extremely'' fond of these, to the point where many of them actually predate the target audience. (Middle-school students, 9-12, for those curious.)
* ''Literature/UndaVosari'' has a [[Shoutout/UndaVosari short page]] of {{shout out}}s to various other works.
* The climax of Robert Frezza's novel ''The [=VMR=] Theory'' contains a string of {{Shout Out}}s. Among them:
** A flock of [[Literature/DragonridersOfPern genetically engineered dragons who enjoy going ''between'']]--though in this case, "between" refers to their delight in gliding between upright objects, slalom-style, and accidentally unseating their riders due to their poor spatial-reasoning skills.
** A final showdown in [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings the interior of a large volcano]], which a signpost has helpfully designated "Franchise/TheDarkTower".
** Several items that end up being disposed of in said volcano, including [[Film/TheNakedGun a bloody glove]], a [[JohnFKennedy "Grassy Knoll"]] diagram, and [[RichardNixon eighteen-and-a-half minutes of audiotape]].
** 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).
* [[TheSpymaster Simon Illyan]] from Creator/LoisMcMasterBujold's ''Literature/VorkosiganSaga'' got his name from [[Series/TheManFromUncle Illya Kuryakin]].
* ''[[Literature/VorkosiganSaga Cryoburn]]'' has two: Miles thinks to himself "Imperial Auditor Vorkosigan; Threat or Menace" (in Spider-Man, J.J.J.'s paper, ''The Daily Bugle'' often ran headlines "Spider-Man: Threat or Menace?"). And Armsman Roic quips to a local "Don't worry, I have a license to stun." The local responds "I thought that has a license to kill?" Both, of course refer to ''Franchise/JamesBond'''s 00 "License to Kill".
* Malik's admission that he's a fan of both Sherlock Holmes and Franchise/SpiderMan in ''Literature/WanderingDjinn''.
* The authors of ''Literature/WarriorCats'' have admitted to sneaking in quotes from ''Franchise/{{Rambo}}''. Also, the second arc was original going to be named ''The Next Generation'', after ''Franchise/StarTrek''. The magazine "Cat Fancy" appears in a panel in one of the mangas, and "[[Music/TheBeatles Here Comes the Sun]]" is the name of a chapter in a ''TabletopGame/DungeonsAndDragons''-style game in the back of the books.
* ''Sideways Arithmetic From Literature/WaysideSchool'', Wayside's think outside the box puzzle book, features in the first chapter a series of prototype algebra problems where numbers are substituted with letters. The first such problem is [[Literature/TheLordOfTheRings ELF + TOOK = FOOL]].
* ''Literature/WelkinWeasels'' runs entirely on Shouting Out to various famous literature, movies, and historical events, often with an Incredibly Lame {{Pun}} or two mixed in. (See the reference to ''Treasure of the Sierra Madre'' and/or ''Blazing Saddles'' as the TalkingAnimal marmot sheriff faces off with an outlaw: "Badgers? We don't need no stinkin' badgers!")
* The ''Literature/WildCards'' series has the Indio-Irish Elephant Girl, whose real name is Rhada O'Reilly (c.f. Radar O'Reilly in ''Series/{{MASH}}'').
* In ''Literature/WolvesOfTheCalla'', book 5 of Creator/StephenKing's ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' series, there is a manufacturing plate on a round, flying weapon which reads: "SNEETCH HARRY POTTER MODEL. Serial # 465-11-AA HPJKR. CAUTION EXPLOSIVE" JKR, of course, refers to Creator/JKRowling, author of the ''Literature/HarryPotter'' series of books; the name "SNEETCH" refers to the Golden Snitch, one of the "balls" required to play Quidditch, which is similarly small, round, flying, and dangerous. "SNEETCH" may also be a reference to the Creator/DrSeuss book ''The Sneetches''. ''Franchise/TheDarkTower'' is full of things like this, up to and including [[Film/TheWizardOfOz a green city that can only be entered if you have red shoes]].
** Also a Potter reference, in one of the books is a helping robot, called a "house elf", which is named Dobby, IIRC.
** The city that Blaine is in constantly plays a series of drums which Eddie mentions sounds suspiciously like a Music/ZZTop song.
*** EVERY Steven King book EVER has a long list of obscure to vague shout outs to his sixty other 900-page books.
* As is probably to be expected from a series about a consciousness forming and awaking in the internet, the Literature/WWWTrilogy is chock full of references to past films and novels that have dealt with the concept of AI, mostly in the form of title-dropping.
* Creator/KimStanleyRobinson's ''Literature/TheYearsOfRiceAndSalt'': The first chapter is written in a style that imitates ''Literature/JourneyToTheWest'' and the last chapter has a shout out to ''Literature/{{Candide}}''.
* In ''[[Literature/YoungWizards High Wizardry]]'', a man apparently fitting the description of the fifth Series/{{Doctor|Who}} saves Dairine from the servants of the Lone Power chasing her.
* Creator/HPLovecraft was ridiculously fond of shouting out to his other works to the point where most of the time it didn't really make any sense. The names just ''happened'' to be the same. Also, he and his circle of author friends absolutely ''loved'' shouting out at each other and shared several eldritch deities.
** The founder of the Pickman foundation is presumably NOT the Pickman of "Pickman's Model". Lovecraft's stories tend to take place in the same small part of New England, and often concern the same kind of ladies and gentlemen from old, old families (so they can have old, old secrets). Hence, the same surnames turning up again and again is actually fairly realistic: the oldest families have a fair number of members by now, and they are fairly important to local history as well.
* Creator/JohnRingo tends to throw tons of {{shout out}}s to various things his works, including but not limited to:
** In ''When the Devil Dances'' and ''Hell's Faire'', from his ''Literature/LegacyOfTheAldenata'' series, there's not only "Bun-Bun", the name for a massive mobile artillery piece, from Webcomic/SluggyFreelance's KillerRabbit, but one of those sent to repair some battle damage is the spitting image of [[MadScientist Riff]], not only in outfits ([[BadassLongcoat long coat]] and CoolShades), but in some of Riff's signature traits, including [[{{Catchphrase}} "Let me check my notes"]]... and getting [[GroinAttack kicked in the crotch]] when saying something stupid to an attractive woman.
** Bun-Bun also makes an appearance in the ''Literature/CouncilWars'' series, as one of the few remaining [=AIs=] after a long-ago global-scale civil war.
** ''Literature/TroyRising'' uses a whole lot of them to other ScienceFiction works, many of them intentional on the part of the characters using them.
* 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.
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