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:  
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A Heinlein Concordance 2004 M.E.Cowan


"The Green Hills of Earth"

"Berenice's Hair"
[mentioned in passing] Love song by "Noisy" Rhysling.

"Dark Star Passing"
[mentioned in passing] Love song by "Noisy" Rhysling.

"Death Song of a Wood's Colt"
[mentioned in passing] Song by "Noisy" Rhysling.
(also in other stories)

Settlement on Mars, apparently a spaceport.

Ellis Isle
Entry port on Venus; sometimes called Venus Ellis Isle.

Harriman express liner of the Hawk line. "Noisy" Rhysling hopped a ride on it back to Earth. He was in the power room when an accident killed the chief jetman, and died himself while working to shut down the engines and reduce the radioactivity to safe levels.

R.S. Goshawk
Ship owned by the Harriman Line, which travelled to the Jovian asteroids. "Noisy" Rhysling was a crew member.

The Grand Canal and Other Poems
A collection of "Noisy" Rhysling's poetry.

"The Green Hills of Earth"
"Noisy" Rhysling's most famous song. It evolved through many versions over 20 or so years, the final version being recorded aboard the Falcon just before Rhysling's death.
(also in other stories)

Delos D. Harriman
Business tycoon who inspired and largely funded many space-related endeavors, including the first trip to the moon. Harriman is mentioned indirectly in most of the Future History stories, mostly in businesses and institutions bearing his name. "Green Hills of Earth" mentions Harriman Hall, a training center for pilots.
(also in other stories)

Harriman Line
Interplanetary transportation company owned by D. D. Harriman.

Hicks (no first name)
Captain of the Goshawk.
(also in other stories)

"High And Far"
[mentioned in passing] Volume of "Noisy" Rhysling's poetry.

Horowitz (no first name)
Original publisher of "Noisy" Rhysling's songs.

[mentioned in passing] Settlement on Mars.

"Jet Song"
[mentioned in passing] Song by "Noisy" Rhysling.

"Keep Your Pants On, Skipper"
[mentioned in passing] Unpublished song by "Noisy" Rhysling.

Luna City
City built under the Moon's surface, including not only habitations but farms and other necessities, plus a varied cultural life. "Noisy" Rhysling visited it.
(also in other stories)

Lux Transcriptions, Ltd.
"Noisy" Rhysling's publisher, presumably also the literary executor. They had offices in London and Luna City.
(also in other stories)

Archie MacDougal
Chief jetman aboard the Falcon. He was an old friend and former apprentice of "Noisy" Rhysling. He died in the power room accident.

Human capital on Mars.
(also in other stories)

Martians themselves are not mentioned, but "Noisy" Rhysling's memories of the cities they built inspired his song "The Grand Canal".
(also in other stories)

New Shanghai
[mentioned in passing] Extraterrestrial city, exact location not given; possibly in the Asteroid Belt.
(also in other stories)

See "Noisy" Rhysling.

Prostitution was legal or at least tolerated on Mars; "Noisy" Rhysling worked as a musician in a bordello.
(also in other stories)

"Noisy" Rhysling (no other first name)
Born in the Ozarks, he became a jetman second class for the Harriman Line. After being blinded, he became an itinerant musician, bumming rides on his former employer's ships to various planets on the pretext of his being a "distressed spacer." He continued hitchhiking even after the Harriman Line officially banned the practice. He died while trying to control a power room emergency in the Falcon. Most of his music was published posthumously.
(also in other stories)

"Since the Pusher Met My Cousin"
Unpublished song by "Noisy" Rhysling.

"The Skipper Is a Father to His Crew"
Infamous song by "Noisy" Rhysling.

Songs of the Spaceways
Book of "Noisy" Rhysling's poetry, published posthumously.

Space Precautionary Act
Legislation that regulated space travel and safety measures. The Captain of the Falcon quoted it to deny "Noisy" Rhysling a ride, to no avail.
(also in other stories)

"A Space Suit Built for Two"
Unpublished song by "Noisy" Rhysling.
(also in other stories)

Supra-New York
The closest "Noisy" Rhysling ever came to returning to Earth.
(also in other stories)

"That Red-Headed Venusberg Gal"
Unpublished (and presumably bawdy) song by "Noisy" Rhysling.

Tri-Planet Treaty
Among other things, the treaty forbade disturbing cultural relics. (See also Three-Planets Treaty.)

Up Ship!
Volume of "Noisy" Rhysling's poetry. Most of the poems were collected posthumously from people who had known him, and not all of them were authentic.

van der Voort (no first name)
Artist who painted "Noisy" Rhysling's portrait for the Harriman centennial edition of his works.

Venus Ellis Isle
Entry port on Venus, often called just Ellis Isle.

"Noisy" Rhysling visited the city both before and after he was blinded.
(also in other stories)


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