alfvaen
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I similarly recall that there was a Total Recall novelization, written by Piers Anthony, and of course Total Recall was based on Dick's story "We Can Remember It For You Wholesale". But this was originally a short story rather than a novel, of course.

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Note that Yorba Linda is perhaps (and might have been more so in the 70s) best known as the birthplace of Richard Nixon.

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What if something was an explicit reference to the original thing? Like if you had a science fiction TV show where there was a space station named "Minas Tirith", and it's explicitly noted that it's named after the Tolkien creation?