A Heinlein Concordance

created by M. E. Cowan

Robert A Heinlein

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From the stories:   A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ
From the real world:  
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w xyz

A Heinlein Concordance 2004 M.E.Cowan


"The Long Watch"

"After Ten Years"
New York Times editorial that described John Dahlquist's return home. (Quoted at the beginning of the story.)

Edith Dahlquist
John Dahlquist's wife.

John Ezra Dahlquist
Lieutenant in the Interplanetary Patrol whom Colonel Towers tried to recruit for his coup attempt. Instead, Dahlquist blockaded himself in with the base's atomic bombs, and died of radiation poisoning after manually disarming them.
(also in other stories)

"Dead March"
[mentioned in passing] Music played during John Dahlquist's funeral ceremonies.

"Going Home"
[mentioned in passing] Dirge broadcast during John Dahlquist's body's trip home.

John Dahlquist died of radiation poisoning after disarming H-bombs that renegade Interplanetary Patrol officers intended to use to gain control of Earth's governments.
(also in other stories)

Interplanetary Patrol
Military/civil service organization that patrolled the space lanes and also monitored the system of H-bombs that orbited the planets to prevent any one government from committing aggression against others. A plot by senior officers to overthrow the government by seizing control of the H-bombs was foiled by John Dahlquist.
(also in other stories)

Kelly (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Interplanetary Patrol member "relieved of duty" because he was politically unreliable, i.e. not likely to support the coup.
(also in other stories)

Interplanetary Patrol ship whose attack ended Colonel Towers' coup attempt.

"Landing Orbit"
The Interplanetary Patrol anthem, broadcast during John Dahlquist's body's trip home.

Lopez (no first name)
Guard stationed at the Moon Base Armory, whom John Dahlquist fought to get to the bomb storage.
(also in other stories)

Moon Base
Site of an Interplanetary Patrol armory. John Dahlquist was stationed here, and prevented a military coup by barricading himself inside the nuclear weapons storage building.

Morgan (no first name)
Major in the Interplanetary Patrol, John Dahlquist's superior officer.
(also in other stories)

New York Times
The newspaper ran an editorial describing John Dahlquist's return home after his death.
(also in other stories)

Richardson Observatory
[mentioned in passing] Located near Luna City.
(also in other stories)

Smitty (no other name)
Guard at Moon Base's west airlock. John Dahlquist bluffed his way past him to get to the bomb storage area.
(also in other stories)

Stinky (no other name)
John Dahlquist's name for Major Morgan.
(also in other stories)

Trygve Lie
Interplanetary Patrol ship whose weapons were put out of commission as part of the coup attempt.
(also in other stories)

Musical theme (presumably from Wagner's Ring Cycle) played during John Dahlquist's funeral ceremonies.
(also in other stories)


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