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 ฉ2004 M.E.Cowan


To Sail Beyond the Sunset

Ace Hardy's Flying School
"Renovated cow pasture" where Woodrow Smith learned to fly.

[mentioned in passing] White gelding owned by Lady Godiva, given to her by Time Corps agent Hendrik Hudson Schultz when he leased a tower from her husband to use as a time gate.

In Maureen Johnson's time line. he became Japanese emperor during World War II after his father Hirohito was killed during a bombing raid. He was less than 12 years old when he and his ministers committed suicide after the destruction of Tokyo and Kobe.

Albuquerque, New Mexico
Maureen Johnson moved to the city in 1972 because she had not lived there before and therefore it held no memories for her; it was quiet, having been bypassed by the moving roadways; and it missed many of the ills of the Crazy Years.
(also in other stories)

Mrs. Althschuler (no first name)
One of Ira Johnson's patients.

Amelia (no last name)
[mentioned in passing] Acquaintance of Maureen Johnson who "had to get married".

Hal Andrews
Friend of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, and husband of Jane Andrews; Maureen had an affair with him (with Brian's knowledge and approval).

Jane Andrews
Friend of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, and wife of Hal Andrews; Brian had an affair with her (with Maureen's knowledge and approval).

Official records of the Howard Families.

Argus Patrol
Security firm that Maureen Johnson hired to watch her house when she was away. She called them when her son Donald broke into the house to "rescue" Priscilla after Priscilla's drug overdose and hospitalization.

Neil Armstrong
The code name of time line three, locus of the events in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. [Each time line is named for the first human to set foot on the moon.]
(also in other stories)

Attila the Hun
Code name of a member of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.

Augustus Hotel
See Grand Hotel Augustus.

baby barlops
[mentioned in passing] Unidentified food that Maureen Johnson was offered for breakfast at the Grand Hotel Augustus.

Dr. Bannister (no first name)
Academic dean at Kansas City University when Maureen Johnson was a student there.

Alvin Barkley
U.S. President in time line two, 1941–1949.

Barnaby (no first name)
The principal at Maureen Johnson's high school.

Barnes (no first name)
Office manager of Argus Patrol, who acted as matron when dealing with female offenders.
(also in other stories)

Anne Barstow
Maureen Johnson's great-granddaughter, born December 25, 1935, to Roberta Weatheral (Nancy Irene Smith's daughter) and Zachary Barstow. She married Eugene Hardy in 1951.

Kenneth Barstow
He was related to Maureen Johnson's family through Zachary Barstow's marriage to Maureen's granddaughter Roberta Weatheral. He was the photographer at Susan Smith's wedding to Henry Schultz.

Zachary Barstow
Husband of Maureen Johnson's granddaughter Roberta Weatheral.

Battle of Britain
Lazarus Long, Jubal Harshaw, and Maureen Johnson remembered a different outcome than shown in Boondock historical records. In the Boondock version, Germany won this battle, there was no Allied landing at Marseilles, and Germany was smashed by atomic bombs. The Time Corps recognized the battle as a crucial historical event, and planned a mission to restore the "correct" history, as well as to rescue Ira Johnson. Part of the mission involved providing medical teams to heal people wounded in the bombing of Coventry, taking them to Boondock or Beulahland if necessary.

Granny Bearpaw (no first name)
Cook for Marian Hardy Smith and Brian Smith.

Beau Brummel
Roan gelding owned by Thomas Jefferson Johnson.

Helen Beck
Childhood friend of Carol Smith who was a particular favorite of Maureen Johnson. She became an exotic dance with the stage name Sally Rand. She died in 1979.

Bennett and Wheeler Mercantile Company
Store in Butler, Missouri, where Maureen Johnson shopped.

Ishtar Hardy grew bodies there for Pallas Athene and Mike. The Time Corps apparently used it as a place to take care of business (for example, provide extensive medical treatment) outside "real time." Many of the civilians injured during the Battle of Britain were taken there to be healed.
(also in other stories)

Reverend Doctor Ezekiel "Bible" (real name not given)
Minister at the church Maureen Johnson attended in Kansas City.

Alma Bixby
[mentioned in passing] Maureen Johnson's neighbor in Kansas City.

Jerome Bixby
Husband of Audrey Johnson.

Blood's a Rover
Code name assigned to Maureen Johnson during the Battle of Britain mission.

Code name of a member of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.
(also in other stories)

Gillian (Jill) Boardman
As Gillian Boardman Long, RN, she is mentioned as a high priestess of the Church of All Worlds.
(also in other stories)

Anita Boles
Secretary hired by Brian Smith Associates after the office moved from Brian Smith's house to the Kansas City business district. She quit when she got married. 

Jesse F. Bone, DVM
[mentioned in passing] Veterinarian fetched from another universe to help save the cat Pixel's life after the raid to save Mike.
(also in other stories)

Main settlement of Tellus Tertius. [boondocks, "rough country" or "rural area", from the Tagalog word for mountain]
(also in other stories)

Lizzie Borden
Code name of a member of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions. Formerly a member of the Order of Santa Carolita, she fell out of favor with the leaders and was subjected to surgical research. She revealed to Maureen Johnson that they were in Kansas City, though Maureen speculated that it was not in a time line patrolled by the Time Corps.

Lucrezia Borgia
Code name of a member of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions. Maureen Johnson described her as looking like "Whistler's Mother".

Bozell (no first name)
Fellow Army officer of Brian Smith, who reported for duty with him when the U.S. entered World War I.
(also in other stories)

Dora Brandon
As Dora Brandon Smith, she is mentioned in passing as Lazarus Long' wife in New Beginnings.
(Primarily in Time Enough for Love.)

Roderick Briggs
Son-in-law of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith; he married Doris Jean Smith in 1946.

Rufus Briggs
A Howard Foundation trustee who insulted Maureen Johnson while staying with the family during the 1940 Democratic Convention by expecting her to see to his laundry.

Bright Cliffs
Deety Burroughs' code name during the Battle of Britain mission. [Possibly inspired by the "White Cliffs" of Dover, England.]

British Yeoman
Gretchen Henderson's code name during the Battle of Britain mission.

Theodore Bronson
Name that Lazarus Long used when he traveled back to 1916. Because of his close physical resemblance to Ira and to Maureen Johnson, Ira speculated that he might be the son of Ira's late brother Edward (but privately thought he might be Ira's own son). "Bronson" assimilated himself into the Smith family by joining their church, becoming assistant scoutmaster, playing chess with the young Woodrow Smith (his younger self), teaching Brian Jr. to drive, and generally befriending the children. When the United States entered World War I, he became a corporal (promoted to sergeant and demoted again) in the U. S. army. He and Maureen became lovers before he "died" in a World War I battle (he was actually rescued at the last minute and returned to his own time).
(also in other stories)

William Jennings Bryan
Mentioned in passing as a politician in Maureen Johnson's world.
(also in other stories)

Mrs. Bunch (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Member of the Kansas City Ladies' Aid Society.

Hilda Mae Burroughs
A co-wife of Maureen Johnson; she was general director of the Interuniverse Society conference.
(also in other stories)

[mentioned in passing] Manufacturer of "irrelevant buses". (Probably owned by Hilda Burroughs m— or possibly Burroughs & Long, Ltd.)

Burroughs-Carter-Libby Gate
Time gate used by the Time Corps. (Named for Hilda Burroughs, Zebadiah Carter, and Elizabeth [Andrew Jackson] Libby.)

Butler, Missouri
Town near Thebes, Missouri, where Maureen Johnson often went to shop.
(also in other stories)

Butler Academy
School that Thomas Jefferson Johnson attended before he enlisted in the Army to fight in the Spanish-American War.

Butler State Bank
Financial institution where Ira Johnson had an account.

Caesar Augustus Escort Service
[mentioned in passing] One of the entities that Maureen Johnson dealt with while trying to get the dead man removed from her bed at the Grand Hotel Augustus.

Camp Funston
Army camp to which Ted Bronson and Brian Smith were assigned. Its enlisted men called it "Camp Fun's-Town."

Colonel Colin ("Killer") Campbell (a.k.a. Richard Ames)
He was Lazarus Long's son and therefore Maureen Johnson's descendant. His mother was Wendy Campbell.
(also in other stories)

Captain Blood
Cat belonging to Maureen Johnson in the 1950s, grandson of Charg้ d'Affaires.

Captain Kidd (no other name)
Code name of a member of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.

Central High School
School in Kansas City attended by the children of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith.

Dr. Chadwick (no first name)
Physician who covered Ira Johnson's practice when needed, and vice versa.

Annie Chambers
[mentioned in passing] Kansas City's top madam.

Arthur J. Chapman
Lawyer who handled the Howard Foundation interests in Kansas City. He refused to believe Ted Bronson's predictions about the future, and was removed as Howard trustee when he lost his money in the stock market.
(also in other stories)

Charg้ d'Affaires
The resident cat of Maureen Johnson's family when they moved to a farmhouse in 1929. [French term for a low-ranking diplomatic officer.]

Rocket shuttle destroyed when the orbiting power station blew up.

Chickamauga Park, Georgia
Army camp where the infantry trained during the Spanish-American War.

Marcy Choy Mu
A Tellus Tertius resident of Chinese ancestry.
(also in other stories)

Church of the Divine Inseminator
Religious institution in the time line where Maureen Johnson found herself after the explosion on the irrelevant bus. It was also called the Church of Your Choice, an ironic name because it was the only permitted church. They maintained total control of the society, including strict sexual repression except on the Feast of Santa Carolita.

Circle of Ouroboros
See Time Police for the Circle of Ouroboros.

Champ Clark
[mentioned in passing] A Missouri politician, Speaker of the House of Representatives in 1912 and a "favorite son" for the Democratic nomination for President.

Samuel Clemens
Ira Johnson's favorite author. Ira took Maureen Johnson to meet him in Kansas City in 1898.
(also in other stories)

Cleveland-Cincinnati road
The first automated road; it probably paralleled the route of the old 3-C Highway (I-71, from Cleveland through Columbus to Cincinnati and beyond).

Guernsey cow owned by the Johnson family during Maureen Johnson's childhood.

College of Bishops
Tribunal that accused Maureen Johnson of sacrilege after she rejected a bishop's sexual advances during La Fiesta de Santa Carolita.

Colorado Springs, Colorado
Launching site of the first ship to the moon.

Commercial Arithmetic and Introduction to Bookkeeping
[mentioned in passing] Textbook from which Maureen Johnson learned accounting; it had belonged to her brother Edward Johnson.

Committee for Aesthetic Deletions
Secret society dedicated to executing "scoundrels whose removal will improve the human breed". A member telephoned Maureen Johnson to apologize for the inconvenience after she found a corpse in her bed. Other members rescued her when she was imprisoned for sacrilege, then expected her to join them as an assassin. They also called themselves the Dead Men (though several of them were women).

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

Country Day School
School that Teddy and Peggy Smith attended.

The Country Gentleman
Magazine in which Brian Smith Associates ran advertising: "The Saturday Evening Post's country cousin."

Crazy Years
Years of violence and social upheaval that culminated in the takeover of the United States government by religious fanatics who established a repressive theocracy.
(also in other stories)

Code name for the composite time lines in which President Franklin Roosevelt died during his fourth term and was succeeded by Harry Truman. [Possibly a reference to Cyrano de Bergerac, but the reason for this name is not clear.]

Cyrus Vance Parker Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church
The church that Maureen Johnson's family attended during her youth.

The Johnson family horse.

Josephus Daniels
Mentioned in passing that in 1917, Franklin Roosevelt was assistant secretary [of the Navy] under him.

Davis and Fones
Partnership for which Brian Smith worked as a mining engineer early in his career. Davis (no first name) retired first. When Fones (no first name) retired, he offered to sell the business to Brian, but Brian decided it would be more profitable to start his own business.

Dead Men
See Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.

Mammy Della (no last name)
A former slave who worked as housekeeper for Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith whenever Maureen was pregnant, beginning with her first pregnancy.

Described as self-defeating and dangerous because the "common people" lack the education and sense of responsibility to make the necessary decisions-self-destructive self-interest overcomes social responsibility.

Diego-Reno Roadtown
Motorized roadway that connected San Diego, California, and Reno, Nevada, on and around which a metropolitan area grew up; its terminal was called Diego Circle. The automated roads themselves were large enough to accommodate restaurants and other businesses, as well as the engineers' offices.
(Primarily in "The Roads Must Roll". Roadtowns are also mentioned in "The Man Who Sold the Moon" and "Blowups Happen".)

Divine Wind
Secret society that carried out terrorist acts in the Far Eastern Possession to oppose U.S. control of the former Japanese Empire. [English translation of the Japanese word kamikaze.]

Daniel Dixon
He controlled a working majority of the Power Syndicate. He took control of Harriman Industries during the maneuverings that financed the moon launch.
(The same person as in "The Man Who Sold the Moon".)

Dagmar Dobbs
Eric Ridpath's nurse. She was married at the behest of her patron priest. Her husband fell into disfavor and was castrated; because he was not actually dead, she was unable to marry again. She helped the Time Corps rescue Maureen Johnson from the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions, and later joined the Long family.
Delmer Dobbs
Dagmar's husband.

Dong Xia
[mentioned in passing] A Tellus Tertius resident.

Lazarus Long's yacht and the artificial intelligence that controlled it. Lazarus modeled its "personality" after Dora Brandon as a child, but the computer also picked up some of Lazarus' traits, including pure orneriness and an impressive vocabulary of profanity. He occasionally called it "Adorable" or just "Dorable." Before travelling back in time, he transferred its emotional attachment and loyalties to his clones Lapis Lazuli and Lorelei Lee Long, giving them command of the ship.
(also in other stories)

Archibald Douglas
The co-inventor of a process that used solar collectors to generate cheap, plentiful electricity.
(Primarily in "Let There Be Light"; mentioned in passing by George Strong in To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

Douglas-Martin Sunpower Screens
Maureen Johnson told George Strong about the potential of this power source (which she in turn learned from Lazarus Long) to convince him to get her on the board of Harriman Enterprises.

Count Dracula
Code name of a member of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions. [After the vampire in Bram Stoker's novel.]

Draper (no first name)
The minister at the church Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith attended after they bought their first house in Kansas City. Mrs. Draper is also mentioned.

Electric Park
Amusement park to which Ted Bronson promised to take Woodrow Smith. They did go there after the boy stowed away on a ride Ted took with Maureen Johnson Smith.

The interrelated novels Time Enough for Love, Number of the Beast, The Cat Who Walks Through Walls, and To Sail Beyond the Sunset all feature the group marriage of the Long clan, within which sexual pairings are indiscriminate (though apparently exclusively heterosexual) and children are the joint responsibility of all adult members.

Far Eastern Possession
The former Japanese Empire, controlled by the United States after World War II.

[mentioned in passing] Unidentified food Maureen Johnson was offered for breakfast at the Grand Hotel Augustus.

Andrew Ferguson
[mentioned in passing] Engineer who worked for Harriman Enterprises. When George Strong expressed skepticism about Maureen Johnson's "prophecy" of moving roads and roadtowns, she suggested he discuss the theory with Ferguson.
(also in other stories)

See La Fiesta de Santa Carolita.

La Fiesta de Santa Carolita
Fertility rite celebrated on the planet where the Grand Hotel Augustus was located. Also called Festival. It originated with Maureen Johnson's daughter Carol as a celebration of the anniversary of her first sexual experience. [Spanish, "the feast of Little St. Carol"]

Fiesta Patio
Restaurant where George Strong took Maureen Johnson to lunch after showing her houses to buy.

Figuris Veneris
Book of etchings that Ira Johnson had Maureen use as a sex education manual. Apparently they were reproductions of ancient Greek, Roman, and Egyptian pictures depicting sexual activities.

First Prophet
See Nehemiah Scudder.

Fones (no first name)
Brian Smith's employer (partner in Davis and Fones), who offered Brian a chance to buy him out when he retired. The offer required Brian to pay Fones more money than the deal was worth over a period of 12 years. Instead of accepting the offer, Brian started his own business.

Charles Foote
Husband of Maureen Johnson's great-great granddaughter Nancy Jane Hardy.

Justin Foote
The first of that name, great-great-great-grandson of Maureen Johnson, born to Nancy Jane Hardy and Charles Foote on December 31, 2000.
(also in other stories)

Justin Foote 45th
A remote descendant of Maureen Johnson, through her daughter Nancy.
(also in other stories)

Chief Forked Tongue
Maureen Johnson jokingly claimed he was her s้ance guiding spirit when George Strong asked where she got her information about the future.

See Howard Foundation.

Dr. Frankenstein
Code name of a member of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.

Freddie (no last name)
Adolph Weisskopf's assistant, and possibly his lover.

A lingua franca rooted in Spanglish, which it closely resembled after millennia of use, with an expanded vocabulary.
(also in other stories)

Gideon's Band
The Time Corps force involved in the mission to restore events in the Battle of Britain.

Gold and Silver
Journal in which Brian Smith Associates ran advertising.

Golden Treasury
Book of poetry that Maureen Johnson's mother gave her on Maureen's 12th birthday.

Grand Hotel Augustus
Hostelry in which Maureen Johnson woke up with an unknown dead man in her bed. In time line two, it had been the Harriman Hilton, built on the site of Maureen's farmhouse.

Pop Green (no other first name)
Pharmacist in Thebes, Missouri, who sold condoms (but only to customers who were married or over 21).

Dr. Guillotin
Code name of a member of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.

Sow owned by the Johnson family during Maureen Johnson's childhood.

Judge Hardacres (no first name)
The dead man whom Maureen Johnson found in her bed at the Grand Hotel Augustus. He was killed by the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.

Hardecker (no first name)
Principal at the Dallas high school from which Donald Smith graduated.
(also in other stories)

Eugene Hardy
Husband of Maureen Johnson's great-granddaughter Anne Barstow, a member of the Howard Families.

Ishtar Hardy
Rejuvenator on Tellus Tertius, a member of the Long extended family and a descendant of Eleanor Weatheral.
(also in other stories)

Nancy Jane Hardy
Great-great granddaughter of Maureen Johnson, born June 22, 1952, to Anne Barstow and Eugene Hardy. She married Charles Foote.

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. He is mentioned only in passing in To Sail Beyond the Sunset. He was George Strong;s partner in the development firm Harriman & Strong; Harriman Enterprises financed Space Station One. Lazarus Long advised the Howard Foundation to invest in companies that Harriman owned.
(also in other stories)

Harriman & Strong
Corporation whose subsidiaries and affiliates included New World Homes and Skyblast Freight (Maureen Johnson was a director of Skyblast Freight in 1970).
(also in other stories)

Harriman Building
Headquarters of Harriman Enterprises.

Harriman Hilton
Hotel built on the site of Maureen Johnson's farmhouse. In time line eleven, 200 years after it was built, it was the Grand Hotel Augustus.

Harriman Industries
Company that bought as much land as it could along the site of the Cleveland-Cincinnati moving road. (One of D. D. Harriman's companies, of course.)

Harriman Line
Interplanetary transportation company owned by D. D. Harriman.
(also in "The Green Hills of Earth")

D. D. Harriman Prairie Highway
Automated road that ran from Kansas City to Denver. [Probably along the route of Interstate 70.]

Harriman Tower
Building in New York City owned by Harriman Industries.

Jubal Harshaw
Member of the Long extended family, born 1907 in time line three.
(also in other stories)

Hassan the Assassin
Code name of the chairman of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.

Heather Hedrick
Woodrow Wilson Smith's wife, a member of the Howard Families.

Richard Heiser
[mentioned in passing] High-school classmate of Maureen Johnson.

Gretchen Henderson
[mentioned in passing] Great-great-granddaughter of Maureen Johnson and mother of Colin Campbell's child. She was a major in the Time Corps and one of the raiding party that rescued Mike during the Lunar Revolution. [Referred to as Gretchen Armstrong Henderson.]
(also in other stories)

Henderson (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] (Mrs.) Woman who ran a boarding house in Thebes, Missouri.
(also in other stories)

Hercules Gamma
[mentioned in passing] Planet from which Maureen Johnson claimed to be while talking to the accounting automaton in the Grand Hotel Augustus.

Hester (no last name)
Housekeeper who answered Maureen Johnson's request to have the dead man removed from her bed at the Grand Hotel Augustus.

In Maureen Johnson's time line, he was killed in a July 7, 1945, air strike against Japan.

A History of the American People
Multivolume work by Woodrow Wilson, which Maureen Johnson read avidly when it was first published.

Herbert Hoover
Mentioned in passing as being in charge of rationing during World War I.

Houlihan (no first name)
Church deacon and president of Butler State Bank. Ira Johnson called him "Deacon Hooligan".

The Housewife's Guide to Thrifty Investing
Book that Maureen Johnson wrote under the pen name of Prudence Penny.

Ira Howard
He lived 1825–1873. He became wealthy during the Reconstruction (after the Civil War) and mandated in his will that his money be used to "lengthen human life". The administrators of the trust attempted to satisfy this mandate by offering inducements to offspring of long-lived people to interbreed, assuming that their long lifespans may be hereditary.

Howard Families
Descendants of the original participants in the Howard Foundation's longevity breeding "experiments", all of them extraordinarily long-lived. They became a closely intertwined clan representing all races, united by both blood ties and business relationships. When their extraordinary longevity became public knowledge, they fled Earth to avoid persecution, returning only after medical means of prolonging life made the "secret" available to everyone. They established a colony on Secundus during the Diaspora.

The Howard Families surnames are Barstow, Briggs, Cooper [the name may have died out; no individual members are mentioned in any story], Foote, Hardy, Hedrick, Jenkins, Johnson, King, Lee, Libby, Magee, Rumsey, Schmidt, Schultz, Smith, Sperling, Weatheral.
(Also in Methuselah's Children and Time Enough for Love)

Howard Foundation
Trust formed to provide financial rewards for members of the Howard Families who interbred. It eventually branched out into research for methods of rejuvenation and prevention of aging, and also administered the legal and economic affairs of the Howard Families. Forewarned by Lazarus Long about the 1929 stock market crash, it moved its assets to Swiss bank accounts, and restructured its operations as a Canadian corporation to avoid U.S. restrictions on owning gold.
(Also in Methuselah's Children and Time Enough for Love)

Caleb Igo
Son of Jackson and Jonni Mae Igo.

Cleveland Igo
Son of Jackson and Jonni Mae Igo.

Jackson Igo
Husband of Jonnie Mae Igo.

Jefferson Igo
Son of Jackson and Jonni Mae Igo.

Jonni Mae Igo
[mentioned in passing] A patient of Ira Johnson.

ฮle de France
Luxury liner on which Maureen Johnson sailed to Europe with her husband, accompanied by Eleanor and Justin Weatheral. Although ostensibly on holiday, they were actually transporting gold for the Howard Foundation, their own families, and Ira Johnson.

Dr. Ingram (no first name)
Doctor near Donald Smith's school to whom Maureen Johnson sent Donald to be tested for venereal disease.

Ira Johnson Hall
Building in the Boondock Institute of Technology, named after Maureen Johnson's father.

irrelevant bus
Vehicle designed to travel between time lines. It was probably based on the Gay Deceiver, and manufactured by a company owned by Hilda Burroughs.

Jack the Ripper
Code name of a member of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.

Jackson County
Site of Nancy Irene Smith's birth (Kansas City, Missouri).

Roderick Schmidt Jenkins
A Howard Families member, related to the Schmidts, husband of Carol Smith. Originally a mathematics (topology) major in college, after World War I he switched to theater arts, eventually becoming a professional stage magician. He died in 1955 in a stage accident.

Jenkins (no first name)
Girl who babysat for Maureen Johnson's first three children. [Possibly related to Rod Jenkins?]
(also in other stories)

Jerome (no last name)
Audrey Johnson's husband.

Jersey Turnpike
Site of the second automated road.

Joe (no last name)
[mentioned in passing] Acquaintance of Maureen Johnson who "had to get married."
(also in other stories)

Agnes Johnson
Maureen Johnson's older sister, born 1880.

Alice Irene Johnson
[mentioned in passing] Ira Johnson's sister (1840–?). The family lost track of her after she married "back east". [It's unclear whether this is the Alice Johnson mentioned in Methuselah's Children.]

Amanda Lou Fredericks Johnson
Ira Johnson's grandmother (1798–1899).

Asa Edward Johnson
Ira Johnson's father (1813–1918), the oldest in his family, born in Illinois. He served in the [1840s] war with Mexico as a sergeant in the Illinois militia. He volunteered to fight in the Civil War, but was turned down.

Audrey Adele Johnson
Maureen Johnson's older sister, born 1878. She married Jerome Bixby in 1896.

Aurora Johnson
Ira Johnson's sister (1850–?). She married several times; when last heard from in 1930, she was in California.

Beth Johnson
Maureen Johnson's younger sister, born 1892.

Carole Yvonne Pelletier Johnson
Maureen Johnson's aunt, the widow of James Ewing Johnson and mother of Nelson Johnson. She taught Maureen Cajun cooking. Maureen's sister Carol Johnson was named after her.

Edward Johnson
Maureen Johnson's oldest sibling, born 1876.
(also in other stories)

Edward McFee Johnson
Ira Johnson's brother (1844–1884). He fought in the Civil War. He was killed in a train wreck.
(also in Time Enough for Love)

Elizabeth Louise (Betty Lou) Barstow Johnson
Nelson Johnson's wife, from Massachusetts; they met while she was a student at Kansas University.

Ewing Johnson
Maureen Johnson's uncle.

Frank Johnson
Maureen Johnson's younger brother, born 1884.

George Johnson
Maureen Johnson's youngest sibling, born 1897.

George Edward Johnson
Ira Johnson's grandfather (1795–1897), born in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. He served in the War of 1812. After he married Amanda Fredericks, they moved to Illinois, then moved again to Minnesota after the War with Mexico. He died in a Minneapolis nursing home.

Ira Johnson
Maureen Johnson's father (1852–1941), a physician in Lyle County, Missouri. He was born August 2, 1852, in Freeborn County, Minnesota, the youngest of four boys and three girls. When he was 12, he ran away to enlist as a drummer boy for the Civil War, but was fetched home after three weeks. He served as an Army physician during the Spanish-American War, then re-enlisted after Maureen was married, serving in Cuba, in the Philippines, and in China during the Boxer Rebellion. He left the Army in 1912 and moved to Kansas City,where Maureen lived. After being refused for activity duty during World War I, he was accepted into the Missouri militia. He volunteered for medical service with the AFS (American Friends Service?) in 1940 and was reported missing in the Battle of Britain during World War II. One purpose for the Time Corps' mission to the Battle of Britain was to rescue Ira before he was killed.
(also in other stories)

James Ewing Johnson
Ira Johnson's brother (1833–1884). He died while attempting to ford the Osage River during spring flood. Maureen Johnson's aunt Carole Pelletier Johnson was his widow. He fought in the Civil War

Jules [Johnson]
Ira Johnson's cousin in Kansas City.

Lucille Johnson
Maureen Johnson's younger sister, born 1894.

Maureen Johnson
Mother of Lazarus Long. Born in Thebes, Lyle County, in southern Missouri on July 4, 1882 (Gregorian), the daughter of physician Ira Johnson and Adele Pfeiffer Johnson. She married Brian Smith in 1898 and moved with him to Kansas City. While raising numerous children, she also helped him start his mining consulting business. They moved to Chicago in 1940, to an apartment building owned by the Howard Foundation through a dummy, then moved again to San Francisco where Brian served in the Army during World War II. After World War II, they lived with their widowed daughter-in-law, Marian Hardy Smith, in Texas until 1946, when Brian asked for a divorce to marry Marian. She moved back to Kansas City in 1946, attending Rockhurst College 1946–1952 and acquiring multiple degrees. Acquiring a million-dollar share in Harriman Industries, she became a director and used her "inside knowledge" of the future to encourage investments in major technology. She wrote a newspaper column under the name Prudence Penny with the ultimate aim of promoting the idea of an expedition to the moon; in 1965 she moved to Colorado Springs to be near the site of the first moon launch. She was eased off the Harriman board of directors when Daniel Dixon took control. She moved to Albuquerque in 1972, and was initiated as a witch (Wicca rite) that same year. She would have died in 1982 in a traffic accident, except that the crew of the Gay Deceiver rescued her at the last minute. She trained as a rejuvenator, then became a Time Corps agent.
(also in other stories)

Nelson Johnson
Maureen's cousin and occasional sex partner. His parents were James Ewing Johnson and Carole Pelletier Johnson; he was determined to be eligible for Howard Foundation benefits. He earned a master's degree in agronomy at Kansas State University. He became a partner in Brian Smith's mining consulting firm; he and his wife lived with the Smiths for the first few years of the partnership. He joined the Marines when the U.S. entered World War I and lost a foot in Belleau Wood in 1918. He re-enlisted for limited duty during World War II.

Rose Altheda McFee Johnson
Ira Johnson's mother (1814–1918).

Samantha Jane Johnson
Ira Johnson's sister (1831–1915). Her husband fought in the Civil War.
(also in other stories)

Thomas Jefferson Johnson
Maureen Johnson's older brother, born 1881. He enlisted in the Army in 1898 to fight in the Spanish-American War.

Galahad Jones
A descendant of Maureen Johnson through her daughter Nancy Smith and son-in-law Jonathan Weatheral.
(also in other stories)

Marian Justin
See Marian Hardy Smith.
(also in other stories)

Kansas City (Missouri)
City where Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith lived after getting married.
(also in other stories)

Kansas City Business College
[mentioned in passing] College where Maureen Johnson studied typing and shorthand after her marriage so she would have a marketable skill in case anything happened to her husband.

Kansas City School of Law
College that Maureen Johnson attended after acquiring her Ph.D. She passed the bar exam in 1952. (She submitted papers under "M. J. Johnson" rather than "Maureen".)

Kansas City Storage and Warehousing
Facility where Ira Johnson stored his books when he re-enlisted in the Army, until Maureen could keep them in her home.

Kansas University
University where Maureen Johnson attended medical school to acquire a master's degree in biochemistry.

Mrs. Kitchin (no first name)
Maureen Johnson's great-great-grandmother, whom Maureen cited as an ideal of a pioneer mother.

Knights and Lords of the High Mountain
Lodge to which Pastor Clarence Timberly belonged; he was a Past Grand Chancellor.

In Maureen Johnson's time line, the Japanese surrendered after this city's destruction, ending World War II.

Lady Godiva's Horse
Gwen Novak's code name during the Battle of Britain mission. (The horse itself in mentioned in passing in the novel.)

Lady Macbeth
Code name given to Maureen Johnson by the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.
(also in other stories)

Mrs. Lantry (no first name)
Public health officer who visited Priscilla Smith after Priscilla was diagnosed with venereal disease.

Anna Kristina Larsen
Adele Pfeiffer Johnson's grandmother (1810–1912).

Ole Larsen
Adele Pfeiffer Johnson's grandfather (1805–1907).

Leslie LeCroix
The pilot of the first moonship. Also the code name for time line two, the time line in which Maureen Johnson was born.
(also in other stories)

Lewis & Clark
Hotel where Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith spent their wedding night.
(also in other stories)

Linwood Boulevard Methodist
Church that Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith attended in Kansas City before they bought their house and moved to a different neighborhood.

The Lives of Lazarus Long
His memoirs, as dictated for the Howard Foundation archives in Boondock. (The stories are recounted in Time Enough for Love.)

Stallion owned by Ira Johnson.

Gillian Boardman Long
See Gillian Boardman.

Lazarus Long
Using the alias Ted Bronson, he traveled back in time to Kansas City, Missouri, meeting his own family and eventually revealing himself as a time traveler (though not revealing that he was Maureen Johnson's son, Woodrow Wilson Smith).
(also in other stories)

Maureen Johnson Long
See Maureen Johnson.

Tamara Long
Sister wife of Maureen Johnson and mother of Ishtar Long (probably the same person as Ishtar Hardy). She is a descendant of Eleanor Weatheral. (She is called Tamara Sperling in Time Enough for Love.)

Wyoming Long
Daughter of Hazel Stone (probably named after Wyoming Knott of The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress). She was presumably born after Hazel joined the Tellus Tertius colony, and was therefore a half-sister of Roger Stone from The Rolling Stones.

Widow Loomis (no first name)
Switchboard operator in Thebes, Missouri; the switchboard was in her parlor.

Name used for the moon, as colonized by humans, in most of Heinlein's novels and stories. Rarely do characters refer to "the moon" if it's inhabited.

In To Sail Beyond the Sunset, each major time line is code-named for the first person to walk on the moon: one, Captain John Carter of Virginia [Edgar Rice Burroughs' stories]; two, Leslie LeCroix [Heinlein's Future History stories]; three, Neil Armstrong [Stranger in a Strange Land]; four, Ballox O'Malley [?]; five, Skylark DuQuesne [E.E. Smith's stories]; six, Neil Armstrong [I Will Fear No Evil?].

(also in other stories)

Luna City
City built under the Moon's surface, including not only habitations but farms and other necessities, plus a varied cultural life. According to Maureen Johnson, it was founded by D. D. Harriman.
(also in other stories)

Lyle County
Missouri county in which the town of Thebes is located; Maureen Johnson's birthplace.

Lyle County Leader
Newspaper published in Thebes, Missouri.

MacIntosh (no first name)
Chancellor of the University of New Mexico in the 1960s and 1970s. Maureen Johnson admired him for refusing to give in to educational fads.
(also in other stories)

Charlene Madison
Wife of Elijah (see next entry); she worked as a cook.

Elijah Madison
George Strong's driver.

Mrs. Malloy (no first name)
Landlady with whom Maureen Johnson and her father stayed when they attended the Chicago World's Fair.
(also in other stories)

Mansion House
[mentioned in passing] Hotel in Butler, Missouri.

Marais des Cygnes
Lake near Thebes, Missouri. [French, "marsh of the swans"]

Among the Howard Families, serial monogamy was common because of their long lives. The intermarriages had an incestuous quality as the number of marriages and remarriages multiplied within a relatively small pool of eligible spouses. Some of the Howard couples had open marriages; outside partners, however, required one's spouse's approval.
(also in other stories)

Mary Lou Martin
Mentioned in passing by George Strong.
(Primarily in "Let There Be Light".)

Beginning in 1920, the Howard Families began trimming years off their official ages whenever possible, and eventually acquired new identities every 30 years or so to protect themselves from the majority who had normal life spans and might resent or fear those with "unnaturally" long lives. The Masquerade was in full force during the Crazy Years, which occurred sometime after the 1980s.
(also in other stories)

Maud S.
Horse sired by the sire of Loafer. She was famous for her speed.

William Gibbs McAdoo
U.S. government official mentioned in passing.

Father McCaw (no first name)
Dean of Rockhurst College.

Rose Wilhelmina Brandt McFee
[mentioned in passing] Ira Johnson's grandmother (1798–1899).

Terence McFee
[mentioned in passing] Maureen Johnson's great-grandfather, Ira Johnson's grandfather (1796–1900). He served in the War of 1812.

William McKinley
Politician mentioned in passing.

Paul McNutt
Mentioned in passing.

Merle (no last name)
Howard Foundation trustee and houseguest of Maureen Johnson during the 1940 Democratic National Convention. He was the only guest to make his own bed.

[mentioned in passing] He was rescued by Colin Campbell and Hazel Stone from certain destruction during the final battle of the Lunar Revolution. He teamed with Pallas Athene to provide structural simulations for the Time Corps.
(also in other stories)

Mining Journal
Journal in which Brian Smith Associates ran advertising. Nelson Johnson wrote articles for it under Brian's name in exchange for free advertising.

Missouri Savings Bank
Kansas City bank where Maureen Johnson kept her account until 1907. The manager's reaction to her request to withdraw all her money warned her of a coming bank panic.
(also in other stories)

Modern Mining
Journal in which Brian Smith Associates ran advertising.

Montgomery (no first name)
Employee of Harriman Industries involved in the arrangements for the moon launch.
(Probably the same person as in "The Man Who Sold the Moon".)

Phineas Morgan
Stockholder in Skyblast Freight who offended Maureen Johnson by assuming she was a member of the clerical staff and treating her imperiously, when she was actually the director.
(also in other stories)

Professor Moriarty
Code name of a member of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions.
(also in other stories)

Mister Munster (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Accounting automaton that Maureen Johnson dealt with while trying to get the dead man removed from her bed at the Grand Hotel Augustus.

Mycroft Holmes IV
See Mike.

Myths, Legends, and Traditions — The Romantic Side of History
Maureen Johnson learned from this book that D. D. Harriman died on the moon.

Ned (no last name)
[mentioned in passing] Chuck Perkins' horse.
(also in other stories)

New Liverpool
Maureen Johnson's destination, 1950 in time line two.

J. C. Nichols Company
[mentioned in passing] Competitor of Harriman & Strong.

O'Hennessy (no first name)
Owner of the first house that Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith rented after they married; Brian called him "Ebenezer Scrooge".

Mrs. Ohlschlager (no first name)
Neighbor of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith during the first years of the marriage; she helped Maureen improve her German.

Olga (no last name)
Dr. Jim Rumsey Jr.'s nurse.

Ballox O'Malley (no other first name)
Code name of time line four [the time lines are named for the first person to walk on the moon], home time line of Zebadiah Carter and Jacob Burroughs.

Order of Santa Carolita
An order of religious women instituted by the Church of the Divine Inseminator. Very likely they were expected to provide sexual services to the church leaders, although in the rest of the society sexual repression was strictly enforced. The order is named for Maureen Johnson's daughter Carol, who became a legendary figure with a festival named for her in virtually every time line.

Osage Volunteers
Volunteer fire fighters in Maureen Johnson's hometown.

Osaka Incident
Incident in December 1948 that signalled rebellion against U.S. domination in the Far Eastern Possession (the former Japanese Empire).

Patricia (Patty) Paiwonski
Hilda Burroughs mentioned her. It is unclear whether she was a visitor to the Interuniverse Society conference, a resident of Boondock, or a mutual acquaintance of some other character (Jubal Harshaw?).
(also in other stories)

Professor Palgrave (no first name)
Compiler of Golden Treasury, a book of poetry that Maureen Johnson's mother gave her on her 12th birthday.

Pallas Athene
Cybernetic "clone" of Ira Weatheral's computer Minerva. She teamed with Mike to provide structural simulations for the Time Corps.
(also in other stories)

Paradise, Arizona
Site of an atomic power plant that was shut down after a near-accident and replaced with an orbiting power station. (Almost certainly a reference to the events of "Blowups Happen.")

Maxfield Parrish
Favorite artist of Maureen Johnson; his works were replicated as a present for her 125th birthday in Boondock.

George Smith Patton Jr.
In Maureen Johnson's time line, he became U.S. President 1949–1961.

Carole Yvonne Pelletier
See Carole Yvonne Pelletier Johnson.

Charles (Chuck) Perkins
High-school classmate who was Maureen Johnson's first sexual partner. He enlisted for the Spanish-American War, but died of fever in Chickamauga Park, Georgia.

Permanent War
The Time Corps' name for the series of wars that occurred throughout the 20th century in various time lines.

John J. Pershing
Army general mentioned in passing.

Heidi Schmidt Pfeiffer
Adele Pfeiffer Johnson's grandmother (1810–1912).

Kristina Larsen Pfeiffer
Adele Pfeiffer Johnson's mother (1834–1940).

Robert Pfeiffer
Adele Pfeiffer Johnson's grandfather (1809–1909).

Dr. Phillips (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Ira Johnson's preceptor (mentor-instructor) when Ira was still studying medicine; he considered the idea that sterility was important in practicing medicine to be a far-fetched French notion.

Pikes Peak Space Catapult (no first name)
A Harriman business that launched spaceships.

Pinch-Penny Publications
Company that published Maureen Johnson's book, The Housewife's Guide to Thrifty Investing.

Hugo Pinero
Lazarus Long told Maureen Johnson about his career.
(also in other stories)

Moonship designed by Bob Coster with D. D. Harriman's backing. It made the first successful flight to the Moon.
(Also in "The Man Who Sold the Moon")

A cat that was with Maureen Johnson when her time bus was sabotaged and she was arrested in time line eleven. When he returned to Boondock without Maureen, Hilda Burroughs took him to Oz, where he could talk, so he could tell what had happened to Maureen and where she was.
(also in other stories)

Power Syndicate
Consortium that controlled the Paradise, Arizona atomic power plant. The Harriman & Strong corporation was a member.

Mr. Pratt
Conventry, England, veterinary surgeon who worked in the emergency aid station during the Battle of Britain, assisted by his wife.

Harriet (Harry) Pratt
Woman who assisted her husband, a veterinary surgeon, in emergency surgery in Coventry during the Battle of Britain.

Princess Polly Ponderosa Penelope Peachfuzz
Kitten adopted by Susan Smith after the death of Captain Blood. Susan kept her when she got married, but the cat found its way back to Maureen Johnson's home. Polly died in 1972.

Procrustes Institute of Hotelier Science
[mentioned in passing] Institute whose curricula were programmed into the Guest Services robot at the Grand Hotel Augustus.

Miss Primrose (no first name)
Maureen Johnson's piano teacher.

"Prudence Penny"
Subtitled "The Housewife Investor", a column ghost-written by Maureen Johnson for country newspapers. She defined financial terminology, discussed news issues that might affect investments, and made recommendations for investing based on Lazarus Long's information. The column quickly spread to city dailies. Her ultimate purpose was to establish a reputation for economic savvy, leading up to promoting the idea of a moonship in the column.

Random Numbers
Cat that was Maureen Johnson's (delayed) wedding present to Brian Smith. They acquired him after they bought a house. He was originally named Fluffy Ruffles until his sex was discovered. Brian bestowed the name Random Numbers (or Random, or Randie) on him because of his extremely changeable behavior.

Major General Lew Rawson
An intended victim of the Committee for Aesthetic Deletions. Maureen Johnson refused the commission.

Widely used, it involved replacement of vital organs as well as chemical restoration of the body's functions. The patient could be made to look any age, while functioning youthfully. Cloned bodies were often grown to provide compatible replacement organs.
(also in other stories)

Mr. Renwick (no first name)
Driver-salesman for the Great Atlantic and Pacific Tea Company, whose route included Maureen Johnson's house in Kansas City. Maureen acquired the cat Random Numbers thanks to him, but disappointed his hopes of getting sexual favors from her.

Brian Smith's first car, purchased in 1912, was a five-passenger touring car.

Group that opposed the activities of the Time Corps. They sabotaged the time bus that Maureen Johnson was taking to 1950 New Liverpool.
(also in other stories)

Rich Hill
Site near Thebes, Missouri.

Sergeant Rick (no last name)
Argus Patrol employee who answered Maureen Johnson's summons when her son Donald Smith tried to break into the house.
(also in other stories)

Eric Ridpath
Grand Hotel Augustus house physician. He treated Maureen Johnson for her apparent amnesia, and befriended her when she revealed that she had no idea where she was or how she got there, and had not even clothes to call her own.

Zenobia Ridpath
Wife of Eric Ridpath.

roadcity (or roadtown)
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 "The Roads Must Roll" and "The Man Who Sold the Moon")

Rockhurst College
Catholic college where Maureen Johnson audited courses while attending Kansas University.

Engineering college from which Brian Smith got his degree.

Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Roosevelt had polio in all time lines except time line two (home of Maureen Johnson); in time line two, he was elected to a third U.S. presidential term, but died of a stroke while playing tennis before his inauguration.

Theodore Roosevelt
Mentioned in passing as U.S. president.

James Rumsey
The doctor who attended Maureen Johnson after the birth of her first child. The Rumseys were a Howard Family.

Jim Rumsey, Jr.
The doctor who attended Maureen at the birth of Patrick, Priscilla, and Donald. He was the son of the doctor who attended Maureen at the birth of her first child.

Velma Briggs Rumsey
[mentioned in passing] Wife of Dr. Jim Rumsey Jr.

San Francisco
In Maureen Johnson's time line, the Japanese attacked San Francisco, not Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941. Maureen and Brian Smith lived here during World War II.
(also in other stories)

savannah slinker
[mentioned in passing] Unidentified food Maureen Johnson was offered for breakfast at the Grand Hotel Augustus.

Charlotte Schmidt
Wife of Patrick Henry Smith; they married in 1951.

Schmidt (no first name)
One of the Howard Families.
(also in other stories)

Mr. Schontz (no first name)
Butcher whose shop Maureen Johnson patronized in Kansas City.

Rev. Dr. Hendrik Hudson Schultz
Time Corps field agent who leased a tower from Earl Leofric of Mercia (husband of Lady Godiva) in 1043 to use as a time gate for the Battle of Britain mission. Maureen Johnson referred to him as Father Hendrik or Father Schultz. (A descendant of Henry Schultz, and therefore of Maureen?)
(also in other stories)

Henry Schultz
Husband of Maureen Johnson's daughter Susan. His family came mostly from California or Pennsylvania.

Schultz (no first name)
One of the Howard Families.
(also in other stories)

Nehemiah Scudder
He was elected President in 2012, with 27 percent of the popular vote (votes were cast by 63 percent of registered voters, who were less than half of those eligible to vote) but 81 percent of the Electoral College votes.
(also in other stories)

Home planet of the Howard Families after the Great Diaspora. It was run as a benevolent dictatorship. [Latin, "second"]
(Also in Time Enough for Love and The Number of the Beast)

George Sheffield
Son of Lazarus Long in his persona as Aaron Sheffield. He married Elizabeth Long, daughter of Estrellita and Jos้ Long.

[mentioned in passing] Power source used for automobiles (and probably other devices).
(also in other stories)

Pallas Athene and Mike working in tandem.

Arthur Simmons
Maureen Johnson's lover in Albuquerque, a widowed CPA. She was rescued by Gay Deceiver from being killed in a traffic accident while on her way to an assignation with him.

Donald Smith's nickname for his sister Priscilla.
(also in other stories)

Mr. Smaterine (no first name)
Officer of the Missouri Savings Bank. Maureen Johnson dealt with him she opened her account there. When she closed the account in 1907, he tried to delay giving her the money. His behavior roused Maureen's suspicions of an imminent economic panic.

Al Smith
A politician mentioned in passing.

Alice Virginia Smith
Twelfth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1927. She married Ralph Sperling in 1945.

Arthur Roy Smith (no first name)
Eleventh child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1924. He enlisted in the Marines the day after the bombing of San Francisco by the Japanese in 1941.

August (Gus) Smith
Son of Marian Hardy Smith and Brian Smith. His half-siblings Priscilla and Donald Smith left home after a conflict with him (the conflict apparently involved sexual aggression toward Priscilla).

Brian Smith
Maureen Johnson's first husband; the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Adams Smith of Cincinnati, Ohio, and a graduate from the School of Mines of the University of Missouri. They married in 1898 after he served in the Army for the Spanish-American War and received his engineering degree from Rolla Institute. After working for the engineering firm of Davis and Fones, he started his own business in 1906. In 1929 he replaced Arthur Chapman as a trustee for the Howard Foundation, after saving the foundation from bankruptcy in the October crash (having advance knowledge from Ted Bronson). In the 1930s he formed an investment firm with Justin Weatheral, and passed the bar exam in 1938. He and Maureen moved to Chicago around 1940, then moved to San Francisco when he "adjusted" his age in his military records so he could re-enlist during World War II. In 1946, he divorced Maureen to marry their former daughter-in-law, Marian Hardy Smith. He and Marian were divorced in 1966. When he died in 1998 at the age of 119, his "public" age was 82.
(also in other stories)

Brian Smith Associates
Consulting business that Brian Smith started after leaving Davis and Fones.

Brian Smith, Jr.
Third child and eldest son of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born March 12, 1905. He was wounded during World War II and became an executive officer in the training command.
(also in other stories)

Carol Smith
Second child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born January 1, 1902, and named for Maureen's aunt Carole Pelletier Johnson. She married Roderick Schmidt Jenkins of the Schmidt family in 1920 and acted as his on-stage assistant when he became a professional magician. She took over the act when Rod died with the stage name "Carolita." A family celebration of her first sexual experience somehow evolved into the midsummer fertility rite for all human planets: Carol's Day, Carolmas, Carolita's Birthday (although it wasn't her birthday), or la Fiesta de Santa Carolita, all celebrated on June 26.
(also in other stories)

Donald Smith
Sixteenth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1936. Brian got custody of him and his sister Priscilla when Brian and Maureen divorced, but they moved back with Maureen in 1952. He and Priscilla ran away to return to Brian when Maureen intervened in their incestuous relationship.

Doris Jean Smith
Thirteenth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1930. She married Roderick Briggs in 1946.

Ethel Smith
Eighth child and youngest daughter of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born in 1916.

Ethel Graves Smith
Brian Smith's mother.

George Edward Smith
Fourth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born February 14, 1907. During World War II he joined the Army but ended up in the OSS.
(also in other stories)

John Adams Smith
Father of Brian Smith.

Margaret (Peggy) Smith
Tenth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1922.

Marian Hardy Smith
Wife of Richard Smith, Maureen Johnson's son; and later of Brian Smith. She moved in with Maureen (Brian being in the Army) when Richard enlisted. She and Maureen moved to Texas to be with Brian after Richard was killed. She used the alias Maureen J. Smith (and Maureen became her "widowed mother") because she became pregnant by Brian after Richard's death. She lived with Maureen and Brian through World War II. In 1946, Brian asked Maureen for a divorce so he could marry Marian. Brian and Marian were divorced in 1966.

Marie Agnes Smith
Fifth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born April 5, 1909. She attended Radcliffe College.
(also in other stories)

Maureen Johnson Smith
See Maureen Johnson.

Mildred Smith
Daughter of Marian Hardy Smith and Brian Smith.

Nancy Irene Smith
Oldest child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born December 1, 1899. Her "official" birth date was January 5, 1900, to hide the fact that she was conceived before Maureen and Brian were married. During World War II, she helped organize the WAAC.
(also in other stories)

Patrick Henry Smith
Fourteenth child of Maureen Johnson, born in 1932 during a bridge game. His biological father was Justin Weatheral although officially he was Brian Smith's son. He married Charlotte Schmidt in 1951.

Priscilla Smith
Seventeenth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1938. Her brother Donald called her Slugger. Brian got custody of her and Donald when Brian and Maureen divorced, but she moved back with Maureen in 1952. She and Donald ran away to return to Brian when Maureen intervened in their incestuous relationship. They came back to Maureen, but continued to give her trouble. Priscilla was hospitalized briefly to be treated for syphilis and gonorrhea, and also used cocaine. Ultimately, Maureen insisted that Brian take them back because she could not control them.

Richard Smith
Seventh child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born in 1914. He enlisted in the Marines, sworn in by Nelson Johnson, after the bombing of San Francisco by the Japanese in 1941. He was killed on Iwo Jima. His widow lived with Maureen and Brian, had a child by Brian, and later married him.
(also in other stories)

Richard Brian Smith
Son of Marian Hardy Smith. Although Marian was the widow of Maureen's son Richard, Brian Smith was Richard Brian's father; she became pregnant after Richard was killed in World War II.

Sara Smith
Daughter of Marian Hardy Smith; it's not specified whether Richard Smith or Brian Smith was her father.

Susan Smith
Fifteenth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born between 1933 and 1935 (her brother Patrick was born in 1932, and Donald in 1936). She married Henry Schultz on August 2, 1952.

Ted Smith
[mentioned in passing] as part of the Battle of Britain mission.
(also in other stories)

Theodore Ira (Teddy) Smith
Ninth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born 1919. He became a member of Kansas City's 110th Combat Engineers during World War II. He may have been named after Ted Bronson.
(also in other stories)

Woodrow Wilson (Woodie or Bill) Smith
Sixth child of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, born November 11, 1912. He was named for President Wilson, having been born just six days after his election. During World War II he apparently joined the Air Force, spending some time in Pensacola, Florida, training fighter pilots. He may have been involved in a major sea-and-air battle, but he seldom told the same story twice. After the war he got a job flying rocket ships, eventually working for Harriman Industries; he was backup pilot for the first moonship. Throughout most of his adult life after this period, he used the name Lazarus Long.
(also in other stories)

Space Precautionary Act
Regulation implemented by Spaceways Ltd. that controlled who could go into space. The Act was used to prohibit D. D. Harriman from traveling to the moon.
(also in other stories)

Space Station One
Space station commissioned by D. D. Harriman.
(also in other stories)

Spaceways Ltd.
Company that became the "chosen instrument" for the early development of space. Its Space Precautionary Act controlled who could go into space.
(also in other stories)

Language used for trade and engineering purposes in the 20th-century Americas; it used English/Spanish vocabulary with simplified Hispanic grammar. It was adopted as the official language for space pilots at the time of the Space Precautionary Act in the mid-20th century.
(also in other stories)

Judge Orville Sperling
Executive Secretary of the Howard Foundation in the late 1890s.

Ralph Sperling
Son-in-law of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith; he married Alice Virginia Smith in 1945.

Tamara Sperling
See Tamara Long.
(also in other stories)

St. Louis, Missouri
City where Adele Pfeiffer Johnson, Maureen Johnson's mother, lived after she left her husband.
(also in other stories)

Castor and Pollux Stone
Residents of Boondock; they were married to Lapis Lazuli and Lorelei Lee Long. They worked as stretcher bearers during the Battle of Britain.
(also in other stories)

Hazel Meade Stone (a.k.a. Gwen Novak)
Wife of Colin Campbell, and sister wife of Maureen Johnson in the Long household.
(also in other stories)

George Strong
One of the owners of Harriman & Strong, who was also involved in real estate. A bachelor, he was Maureen Johnson's lover. She frequently advised him on business decisions, basing her recommendations on her "insider information" from Lazarus Long. He died in 1971.
(also in other stories)

Robert Taft
U.S. politician mentioned in passing.
(To Sail Beyond the Sunset)

William Howard Taft
U.S. president mentioned in passing.

See Pallas Athene.

Tellus Prime
Earth, the first center of the human race, in time line two.

Tellus Tertius
Home of the Long extended family, including Maureen Johnson. [Latin tertius, "third"]

See Tellus Tertius.

Father Tezuka (no first name)
Japanese-American priest who taught at Rockhurst College. Maureen Johnson learned Japanese from him.

Thebes, Missouri
Maureen Johnson's home town. [As far as can be determined, Thebes, Missouri, is entirely fictitious.]

Thebes Consolidated Grammar and High School
School attended by Maureen Johnson and her siblings.

Clarence Timberly
Pastor of Cyrus Vance Parker Memorial Methodist Episcopal Church during Maureen Johnson's youth.

The "irrelevant" vehicles could travel through time as well as through space and into other universes. Such travel made the concept of a fixed linear time obsolete. Their invention was quickly followed by the formation of the Time Corps to control changes to history.
(also in other stories)

Time Corps
See Time Police for the Circle of Ouroboros.

time lines
The time lines, or alternate universes, are named after the first person to walk on the moon.
  1. Code name John Carter. In this time line, the 1940 Democratic presidential nomination went to Paul McNutt, and the Republican nomination to Robert Taft.
  2. The time line in which Maureen Johnson was born, code name Leslie LeCroix. In this time line, Franklin Roosevelt was nominated for a third presidential term in 1940, then died of a stroke while playing tennis, creating a constitutional crisis in the dispute over who would be President if the electoral college votes were not yet cast. (This is the only time line in which Roosevelt had not had polio.) The Japanese attacked San Francisco, not Pearl Harbor, on December 7, 1941; in reaction, 60,000 Japanese-Americans were slaughtered on the West Coast. California was placed under martial law afterwards. (Tokyo and Kobe are also mentioned, presumably as the alternate Hiroshima and Nagasaki.) This is the time line of the Interregnum of the Prophets.
  3. Code name Neil Armstrong. It is the native time line of Hazel Stone and Jubal Harshaw — the locus of the events in The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress and Stranger in a Strange Land. Unlike in other time lines, Venus is uninhabitable and Mars an almost airless desert. As in time line two, Earth suffered the Crazy Years in the second half of the twentieth century.
  4. Code name Ballox O'Malley, home time line of Zebadiah Carter and Jacob Burroughs.
  5. Code name Fairacres, the time line in which the United States was defeated in World War II. The Japanese and German empires split America between them along the Mississippi River. (This may be the locus of the events in The Day After Tomorrow.)
  6. A variant of time line two in which the Second American Revolution never took place, and thus the Reign of the Prophet persisted. Maureen Johnson ended up in it after the sabotage of the time bus, in the year 2184.

Time Police for the Circle of Ouroboros
Organization, also called the Time Corps, that patrolled the various time lines and prevented undue interference in them. Maureen Johnson became an agent after joining the Tertius colony.
(also in other stories)

In Maureen Johnson's time line, the Japanese surrendered after its destruction, ending World War II.

Sarah Trowbridge
[mentioned in passing] Young woman of Maureen Johnson's acquaintance who disappeared while traveling from her father's farm to nearby Rich Hill.

Harry S Truman
In Maureen Johnson's time line he was never a U.S. senator and did not become President. Brian Smith knew a Captain Harry Truman in France, who was a haberdasher.

Patrick Tumulty
Politician mentioned in passing.

Pancho Villa
Mexican revolutionary hero, mentioned in passing.

War of the Collapse, First Phase
Name that Maureen Johnson used for World War I.

Mr. Watkins (no first name)
[mentioned in passing] Employee of Harriman & Strong.

Eleanor Weatheral
Friend of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, and mother-in-law of their daughter Nancy Irene Smith. Brian was the father of one of Eleanor's daughters.
(also in other stories)

Hamadryad Weatheral
One of Lazarus Long's wives on Tertius, a descendant of Eleanor Weatheral.
(also in other stories)

Ira Weatheral
One of Lazarus' co-husbands on Tertius, a descendant of Eleanor Weatheral.
(also in other stories)

Jonathan Sperling Weatheral
Husband of Maureen Johnson's eldest daughter, Nancy Irene Smith. His parents were friends of the family before they found out they were registered with the Howard Foundation. A member of the Reserve, he was called to active duty for World War II and fought in Czechoslovakia.
(also in other stories)

Justin Weatheral
Friend of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith, and father-in-law of their daughter Nancy Irene Smith. He was the father of Maureen's son Patrick Henry Smith. In 1917 he became a trustee for the Howard Foundation, and became chairman and chief executive in 1929. In the 1930s he formed an investment firm with Brian Smith. He was on the War Production Board during World War II.

Roberta Weatheral
Maureen Johnson's granddaughter, born in 1918 to Nancy [Smith] and Jonathan Weatheral. She married Zachary Barstow in 1935.

Weatheral and Smith, Investments
Company formed by Brian Smith and Justin Weatheral.

Adolph (Daffy) Weisskopf
Grand Hotel Augustus house physician.

Nick Weston
[mentioned in passing] Acquaintance of Maureen Johnson and Brian Smith. His son was a private during World War I.

Westport High School
School to which Woodrow Smith and two of his siblings transferred when they moved to a farmhouse in 1929.

What Every Young Girl Should Know
"Alias" for Ira Johnson's copy of Figuris Veneris.

Woodrow Wilson
U.S. president who was elected just before Woodrow Wilson Smith's birth; the baby was named in his honor.

Mr. Wimple (no first name)
Teller at the Missouri Savings Bank with whom Maureen Johnson dealt when she closed her account there. He referred her to Mr. Smaterine.

General Leonard Wood
Army officer who instituted a citizens' training camp for officer candidates; Brian Smith attended the camp in 1916.

Mr. Wren
Public health officer who visited Priscilla Smith after she was diagnosed with venereal disease.


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