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


"'Let There Be Light'"

Co-lateral Symbiosis of the Boll Weevil
See Mary Lou Martin.

Archibald Douglas
Sc.D., Ph.D., a chemist recruited by Mary Lou Martin to make cold light production feasible. After his father was driven out of business by exorbitant power costs, he and Mary Lou developed a process that used solar collectors to generate cheap, plentiful electricity. They responded to threats and harassment from the power companies by making the process known to anyone who wanted it, requiring a low enough licensing fee to make its widespread use inevitable. Mary Lou called him "Butch."
(mentioned in passing by George Strong in To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Douglas (no first name)
Archibald Douglas' father, a manufacturer who provided the funds for Archie's research.
(also in other stories)

Electroluminescence vs. Chemiluminescence
[mentioned in passing] Research paper by Archibald Douglas that inspired Mary Lou Martin to contact him with a proposal to work together to develop an inexhaustible power supply.

Guggenheim Orinoco Fauna Survey
Research project of which Mary Lou Martin had been the director.

Leo (no last name)
[mentioned in passing] Waiter at Archibald Douglas' favorite restaurant.

Los Angeles Daily News
Newspaper mentioned by Mary Lou Martin.

Mary Lou Martin
Biochemist and ecologist with numerous degrees and a particular interest in bioluminosity. She contacted Archibald Douglas to discuss his research into chemical light sources. Together they developed a process for producing cheap and plentiful light and power. They eventually married. Her research paper Co-lateral Symbiosis of the Boll Weevil is mentioned.
(also in other stories)


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