The wife of Jaime Valera Guzmán. Although he technically owned the
restaurant (having married the previous owner's daughter), she controlled the
management. She tried to cheat Margrethe
Gunderson out of her tips, snooped in the room Margrethe shared with Alex
Hergensheimer, and generally treated Alex and Margrethe as slaves rather
than indentured employees.
3. This ship was discovered, abandoned
and with records destroyed, shortly before the founding of the Tertius
colony. A backtracking of its trajectory led to a planet settled by refugees
from the ship.
(Time Enough for Love)
[These references may be all the same ship.]
Bernard van Houten
One of the telepaths aboard the Lewis &
Clark. His Earthside brother was killed in an accident during the
(Time for the Stars)
Annek Van Huysen
Daughter of Humphrey
Wingate's patron. She took an interest in Humphrey and warned him that he
was going to be sold south.
("Logic of Empire")
Van Huysen (no first name)
patron who bought Humphrey
Wingate's contract. He was not a bad employer. When he learned his
daughter had taken an interest in Humphrey, however, and after Humphrey
defended a fellow laborer from a beating by the pusher, he
decided to sell Humphrey south. (Venus' southern hemisphere was much less
comfortable for humans, so being sold south was a dire fate.) Humphrey and a
fellow laborer abandoned Van Huysen in the middle of a swamp so they could
make their escape, but he survived the walk back to his estate.
Former roadworker and chief deputy engineer of the Sacramento
Sector of Diego-Reno
Roadtown. He incited rebellion among the roadworkers and declared himself
"Director of the Provisional Control Committee for the New Order". Larry Gaines
defeated him by pushing him into a nervous breakdown.
Patrol candidate assigned to Matt Dodson's
mess table. He was reprimanded for asking another candidate where he was from;
the Patrol encouraged its members to identify with the Patrol, not with their
The term for nonhuman natives of Venus; the term
for human colonists is "Venusian".
1. One sentient native life-form
resembled the mythical Earth dragon (the European version, not the Chinese).
2. Amphibious natives traded with humans
for tobacco, harvesting native plants in return.
("Logic of Empire")
3. One life-form is vaguely
human-looking, somewhat less intelligent than humans, and easily addicted to
"happy dust", which causes them to become violent. Another resembles mythical
Earth fairies; their intelligence level was unknown but they could follow
(Podkayne of Mars)
4. Smaller than humans, they were
described by humans as resembling frogs or seals; they were bipedal,
amphibious, and nonmammalian. Their society was completely matriarchal;
outsiders never saw males. They were ruled by a strict set of customs and
taboos, and were scientifically advanced. They were not given to violence but
were able to defend themselves against aggression.
In most of Heinlein's stories, the planet is hot and swampy but habitable
by humans. Natives are variously described as sentient "dragons" and as small,
humanoid amphibians with a matriarchal culture, the females being considerably
more intelligent than the males.
1. The planet where Don
Harvey lived for his first few years; his mother was Venusian. He
became involved in the colonists' successful rebellion against Earth
2. It was settled by humans, but most of
the "colonists" were contract laborers who were little better than slaves and
had only a slim chance of ever buying out their contract.
("Logic of Empire")
3. Lazarus Long lived there for a time
during the Interregnum.
Town in the Lone Star Republic, a leading smugglers' port between Texas
and the Chicago
Imperium. Friday stayed
there, particularly in the riverfront Lowtown, while
trying to find a way into the Imperium.
The Sixth Legion of Rome, with which Iunio served in
(Have Space Suit — Will Travel)
Jacques (Jock) de Barre de Vigny
One of Peewee
Reisfeld's captors, a flunky of Wormface. He
was imprisoned with Kip Russell
on Pluto after Wormface had no further use for him; he disappeared after
several days and was presumed eaten by Wormface. Kip called him "Skinny"
before learning his real name.
Lieutenant colonel and executive officer in the Nazis' First
Lunar Expedition. Captured by the Galileo crew
after their ship was destroyed, he killed his sergeant to keep him from
teaching the Americans how to pilot the Nazi ship but was himself forced to
Society was founded by Virginia Heinlein on behalf of her husband, science
fiction author Robert Anson Heinlein, to "pay forward" the legacy of Robert A. Heinlein to future generations of "Heinlein's Children."