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
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A Heinlein Concordance 2004 M.E.Cowan


"The Man Who Sold the Moon"

American Sunday Magazine
Publication that ran an article on the possibility of diamonds on the Moon (almost certainly at the instigation of D. D. Harriman).

Atlantic Roadcity
Roadcity that was located along the east coast; it was affected by the destruction of the orbiting power station.

Atomic Energy Commission
It was responsible for overseeing power plants, ships, and other uses of atomic energy.
(also in other stories)

Jock Berkeley
Executive at Skyways whom D. D. Harriman transferred to handle administration of the moon launch project.

Bill (no last name)
D. D. Harriman's pilot.
(also in other stories)

Hotel where D. D. Harriman rented a suite for Bob Coster, the head of his Moon project.

Carl (no last name)
Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission.
(also in other stories)

Rocket shuttle destroyed when the orbiting power station blew up.

Chicago-Angeles Roadtown
[mentioned in passing] Rolling road affected by the destruction of the orbiting power station.

City of Brisbane
Original name of the rocket Santa Maria.

The third Moon ship built by D. D. Harriman.

Bob Coster
Former government engineer hired by Skyways and recruited by D. D. Harriman to work on the Moon rocket.

Cuisine, Incorporated
Food trust subsidiary of the Harriman corporations.

Company that advertised that its products would be used in the moon rocket Pioneer.

Daniel Dixon
Chairman of the board of directors of the Harriman Trust. He bought up other members' rights to lunar development, joined the partnership financing the moon trip, and tried to acquire a controlling interest.
(also in other stories)

Ed (no last name)
Member of the Harriman Trust board of directors.
(also in other stories)

Jack Entenza
President of Two-Continents Amusement Corporation, a Harriman company. Initially he was the only board member besides George Strong and D. D. Harriman to favor developing space travel.

Andrew Ferguson
Engineer and researcher who worked for Harriman & Strong. He was assigned to the moon rocket project.
(also in other stories)

Mrs. Garfield (no first name)
Woman who filed suit after the explosion of the power satellite, claiming it caused the congenital crippling of her child, who was born at the moment of the explosion. D. D. Harriman adamantly opposed settling out of court, for fear of encouraging similar suits.

Patterson Griggs
President of the Moka-Coka company, cola drink manufacturers. D. D. Harriman visited him to get support for the Moonflight project.

Clem Haggerty
Broadcast executive with whom D. D. Harriman discussed beaming transmissions from the Moon.

Harper-Erickson fuels
Artificial isotopes developed by engineers working for D. D. Harriman. The fuel could be used in space flight. (Developed in "Blowups Happen", but not called there by this name. See Gus Erickson and Cal Harper.)

Charlotte Harriman
D. D. Harriman's wife. She opposed his "wild schemes" such as sending a rocket to the moon.

Delos D. Harriman
businessman and developer whose lifelong dream was to go to the moon. He threw all of his resources and his considerable influence into the project, but was at the last denied the opportunity to go himself. Harriman is mentioned indirectly in most of the Future History stories, mostly in businesses and institutions bearing his name. In "The Man Who Sold the Moon", the following are mentioned: Harriman & Strong, a development firm in which he was a partner with George Strong; Harriman Enterprises, the contractor that financed Space Station One and employed many of the workers on it; Harriman Trust, parent company of other businesses owned by Harriman.
(also in other stories)

Harriman & Strong
Corporation whose subsidiaries and affiliates included:
  • Allied Enterprises
  • Andes Development Company [Probably located in the Andes Mountains of South America; therefore possibly founded to develop launch sites.]
  • Antipodes Transways
  • Belt Transport Corporation
  • Hughes Field [rocket port]
  • New World Homes (also mentioned in To Sail Beyond the Sunset)
  • Roadways
  • Skyblast Freight

Hemisphere Power Building
Building where D. D. Harriman and George Strong attended a meeting of the for the power company syndicate's directors, in which Harriman tried to buy patents related to space travel.
("The Man Who Sold the Moon")

[mentioned in passing] Magazine that ran an article on "Honeymoons on the Moon".

Janet (no last name)
Scientist on the second flight to the Moon.

Jeff (no last name)
Reporter who "discovered" the bag of diamonds that D. D. Harriman had given to Leslie LeCroix to take on the Moon flight.

Ed Jenkins
D. D. Harriman's personal servant, whom Harriman offered to set up in a restaurant when he decided to get rid of all his servants.

Jim (no last name)
Head of Skyways.
(also in other stories)

Gaston P. Jones
Director of Trans-America and half a dozen other banks, member of the Harriman Trust board of directors.

Junior Pioneers of the Moon
Club proposed by D. D. Harriman for schoolboys who contribute money for the lunar venture. He also suggested "Junior Spacemen."

Saul Kamens
Legal chief of staff for Harriman & Strong, whom Charlotte Harriman threatened to visit for help in opposing D. D. Harriman's lunar venture.

Kinski (no first name)
Advertising artist who worked for Harriman & Strong.
(also in other stories)

Leslie LeCroix
Relief pilot of the Charon. He was chosen as pilot of the first Moon ship.
(also in other stories)

Life-Time, Inc.
[mentioned in passing] Publishing company that bought the rights for coverage of the first moon trip.

Luna City
Name proposed by D. D. Harriman for a hypothetical lunar colony.
(also in other stories)

Second Moon ship built by D. D. Harriman.
(also in other stories)

Moka-Coka Company
Cola drink manufacturers that D. D. Harriman persuaded to back the moonship venture.

Montgomery (no first name)
D. D. Harriman's publicity chief.
(also in other stories)

Moonbeam Club
Schoolgirls' club that Montgomery suggested founding to raise funds for the lunar venture.

Phineas Morgan
Chairman of Cuisine Incorporated, part of the Harriman Trust.
(also in other stories)

Claude Morgenstern
Chief of building, grounds, and transportation under Bob Coster on the moonship project.

North Atlantic Mutual Insurance and Liability Company
Company that advertised insurance policies for losses incurred on the Moon.

Peak City Transport
[mentioned in passing] Trucking company that offered a contract to the moonship project.

Pedro (no last name)
Mexican shepherd who was tending his flock near the site of the Pioneer's landing.

Miss Perkins (no first name)
Payroll clerk for Harriman Enterprises.
(also in other stories)

Peterson Field
Rocket port in Colorado leased to D. D. Harriman, where the moonship was developed.

Moonship designed by Bob Coster with D. D. Harriman's backing. It made the first successful flight to the Moon.

Popular Technics
[mentioned in passing] Magazine that ran an article on uranium prospecting on the Moon.

Recreation, Unlimited
Rival company to Two-Continents Amusement Corporation.

roadcity (or roadtown)
[mentioned in passing] As traditional highways were replaced by automated roadways, communities sprang up along the roadways' routes,and often the roadways were large enough to include buildings and small communities on the moving surface. As the roadtowns grew, many old cities and towns were largely abandoned, and new municipal boundaries were defined by the roadway routes.
(also in other stories)

Santa Maria
Antipodes rocket refitted to boost power plants into orbit.
(also in other stories)

Skyways group
Apparently an umbrella organization for the transportation-related companies owned by Harriman & Strong; it made a profit because of a uranium strike in Australia.

Spaceways Ltd.
Corporation founded by D. D. Harriman to explore the possibility of interplanetary travel and development.
(also in other stories)

Standish (no first name)
Member of the Harriman board of directors. Jack Entenza bought out his rights to lunar development.

George Strong
D. D. Harriman's partner, who supported even Harriman's wildest ventures because they were invariably profitable.
(also in other stories)

"Theoretical Investigation into the Stability of Several Radioisotopic Fuels With Notes on the Charon-Power Satellite Disaster"
[mentioned in passing] Classified document that the Chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission offered to D. D. Harriman to persuade him not to use "X-fuel" in the moon rocket.

Tony (no last name)
Lawyer and member of the Harriman Trust board.
(also in other stories)

Bank directed by Gaston P. Jones.

Two-Continents Amusement Corporation
A Harriman company that provided video entertainment.

Uncle Taffy (no last name)
Kiddie-show host who sponsored a contest for compositions entitled, "Why I Want to Go to the Moon".

van der Velde (no first name)
Dutch diamond merchant with whom D. D. Harriman discussed the possibility of finding diamonds on the Moon.

Weber (no first name)
Clerk at Peterson Field.

White Fleet
Company from whom Bob Coster leased trucks for the moon rocket project.

Basil Wilkes-Booth
Actor whom Montgomery wanted to put in a play to repeat D. D. Harriman's sentiments about the Moon. [The name may be inspired by legendary actors Basil Rathbone and John Wilkes Booth.]

Arbitrary name for atomic isotopes suitable for launching rockets out of Earth's gravity well. [It was discovered in "Blowups Happen" though not called by that name.]


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