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

In Norse myth, the great hall where slain warriors dwell under the rule of the god Odin.
("The Long Watch", The Number of the Beast, Time Enough for Love)

In Norse myth, a supernatural maiden who serves the god Odin by riding to battlefields to choose the slain who were worthy of a place in Valhalla. [Old Norse Valkyrja, "chooser of the slain"]
(Between Planets, "Ordeal in Space")

Valley Forge
Site in Pennsylvania on the west bank of the Schuylkill River north of Philadelphia. During the American War for Independence, The Continental Army under George Washington was headquartered there from December 1777 until June 1778. The suffering of the army from the harsh winter and the lack of supplies became a symbol of America's determination and courage.
(Starship Troopers)

"Valse Triste"
(Opus 44) Orchestral composition by Finnish composer Jean Sibelius (1865–1957). Written in 1903 for the play "Kuolema" ("Death") by Arvid Järnefelt, it portrays a dance between a dying woman and Death. [Other composers have created works entitled "Valse Triste", but the composition by Sibelius is arguably the best known.]
(Methuselah's Children)

Alpha Lyra, brightest star in the constellation Lyra ("the lyre") and fourth brightest in the sky. Vega is a white star about 26 light-years from Earth, with an apparent magnitude of 0.04.
(Citizen of the Galaxy, Have Space Suit — Will Travel, The Star Beast)

Second planet from the Sun, and the planet closest to Earth's orbit. It is also closest in size to Earth. All evidence, however, indicates that it is devoid of life. It orbits the Sun every 224.7 Earth days in a nearly circular orbit. It rotates clockwise (retrograde), the opposite of the other Solar System planets.

(?–46 BCE) Chieftain of the Arverni tribe in Gaul who led a rebellion against Roman rule in 52 BCE. The rebellion was put down by Julius Caesar.
(Starship Troopers)

Jules Verne
(1828–1905) French author whose adventure novels incorporated detailed descriptions of imaginary technological wonders. His novels, written in French and equally popular in their English translations, include A Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864 – English edition 1872); From the Earth to the Moon (1865 – 1873), Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea (1870 – 1873), The Mysterious Island (1874 – 1875), and Around the World in Eighty Days (1873).
(Job: A Comedy of Justice, Rocket Ship Galileo)

Seat of Warren county in western Mississippi, situated on the Mississippi River at the mouth of the Yazoo River. A Spanish military outpost built in 1790 developed into a sprawling community which was incorporated in 1825 and named for a Methodist minister, Newitt Vick. During the Civil War, General Ulysses Grant's capture of Vicksburg in 1863 was a major victory for the Union because of the city's strategic location for river transport.

The designation Victrix was bestowed upon the Sixth Legion of the Roman Army during the first half of the first century CE. This legion was transferred to Eboracum (York) in Britain around 122 CE, to guard the border between Britannia (southern Britain, controlled by Rome) and the unconquered territory to the north. [Latin, "triumphant" or "victorious"]
(Have Space Suit — Will Travel)

Pancho Villa
(1878–1923) Mexican revolutionary leader who fought against the regimes of Porfirio Díaz and Victoriano Huerta.
(Job: A Comedy of Justice)

Northward exodus of the Afrikaner settlers in South Africa from the Cape Colony to Natal, the Orange Free State, and the Transvaal, away from the authority of the British who had taken control of the former Dutch colony.
(Starship Troopers)

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