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In his 1985 short story "Portraits of His Children," George R.R. Martin writes of the intermittently successful novelist Richard Cantling. His first novel Hangin' Out was autobiographical, about his growing up in Newark, N.J. Characters included Jocko, the Squid, Nancy and Dunnahoo, who hang out at Ricci's Pizzeria. Family Tree and Rain came next, but didn't sell well. Black Roses was Cantling's fourth novel. Its main characters were a man named Richardson, and Cissy, a gorgeous redhead, and it had explicit sex scenes. It sold very well. Byeline came next, about Barry Leighton, a world-weary reporter at a failing newspaper; En Passant and Times Are Hard Cantling's next two books, also flopped. His last-mentioned book was Show Me Where It Hurts, about a brutal rape and its aftermath; it was a bestseller.
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I just finished Robert Harris's very good but chilling alternative-history novel Fatherland, in which Nazi Germany wins World War II and, by 1964, dominates all of Europe. One of the characters is mentioned as reading Barbara Cartland's The Kaiser's Ball. Cartland wrote a lot of romances, but none by that name in our universe.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbar...d_bibliography
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I'm very late to this thread, but I'd nominate Richard Stark's rarest Parker novel Child Heist I loaned my copy to John Dortmunder and haven't seen it since.
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Conan Doyle told us that Sherlock Holmes wrote several monographs, including Upon the Distinction Between the Ashes of the Various Tobaccos; A Study of the Influence of a Trade upon the Form of A Hand; Upon the Polyphonic Motets of Lassus; A Study of the Chaldean Roots in the Ancient Cornish Language; as well as the Practical Handbook in Bee Culture, with Some Observations upon the Segregation of the Queen, and the unfortunately still-unpublished four-volume The Whole Art of Detection.

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Stephen King's The Body is narrated by Gordon Lachance, who mentions he is now a writer of seven best selling novels about the supernatural. Let's find them and stock them.
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The collected newspapers of the Potterverse, documenting the activities of the Ginger Witch.
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These days, a lot of libraries stock DVDs.

So,

The Purple Rose of Cairo (not Woody Allen's film, but the film-within-a-film).

Gundala

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In 1979 it was announced that Lord of Light would be made into a 50 million dollar film. It was planned that the sets for the movie would be made permanent and become the core of a science fiction theme park to be built in Aurora, Colorado. Famed comic-book artist Jack Kirby was even contracted to produce artwork for set design. However, due to legal problems the project was never completed.

Parts of the unmade film project—the script and Kirby's set designs—were subsequently acquired by the CIA as cover for the "Canadian Caper": the exfiltration of six US diplomatic staff trapped by the Iranian hostage crisis (in Tehran but outside the embassy compound). The rescue team pretended to be scouting a location in Iran for shooting a Hollywood film from the script, which they had renamed Argo.[4][5] The story of the rescue effort was later told in the 2012 film Argo.
See You Next Wednesday, John Landis' film-within-a-film.
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"The Pollution Solution", described as the worst play ever written, in Ellen Conford's MG novel Dreams of Victory. (Victory, the heroine, played "Litter".)
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John Shade's "Pale Fire", in your poetry section.

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"The collected works of Gregor Markowitz." (Referenced in Norman Spinrad's "Agent of Chaos"

And while we're on the subject of Spinrad, some of the other works of Adolf Hitler (referenced in "The Iron Dream") sounded interesting. Heck, I wouldn't mind going with you just to check out a world where Hitler was merely a hack SF writer.

And, of course: "The Grasshopper Lies Heavy, by Hawthorne Abendsen."
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I believe DVDs should be accessible also.
"Angels with Filthy Souls" and "Angels with Even Filthier Souls," from The Home Alone movies would be good.
Of course, in the section containing the scripts for plays, we'd have "Springtime for Hitler: A Gay Romp with Adolf and Eva at Berchtesgaden." and "Prisoners of Love," both from The Producers.
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Old 04-30-2017, 08:55 PM
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Also, Ninja Vixen, starring Bette Midler's character from Outrageous Fortune.
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If you're talking DVD's too, put me down for a copy of "Buckaroo Banzai versus the World Crime League".
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The collected newspapers of the Potterverse, documenting the activities of the Ginger Witch.
I'd like The Adventures of Marvin Miggs, the Mad Muggle.

And Hogwarts: A History (I hold out a faint hope that JKR will actually write this!)
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Does an index for this library exist?
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Illuminating The Dark Fields - Mapping The American Psyche by Edward Morra

It came up in the Limitless (2011) thread, the title references the film's source material.
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I'd probably find most of Holmes' works dreadfully dry, but I have to admit, I'd deary love to read a copy of "On the Dynamics of an Asteroid", by the esteemed Dr. Moriarty.
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Illuminating The Dark Fields - Mapping The American Psyche by Edward Morra

It came up in the Limitless (2011) thread, the title references the film's source material.
Good one! The phrase is by F. Scott Fitzgerald, from near the very end of The Great Gatsby, and was used as an epigraph by Alan Glynn (his novel The Dark Fields is what became Limitless, and was republished under that name as a tie-in to the film):

"He had come a long way to this blue lawn, and his dream must have seemed so close that he could hardly fail to grasp it. He did not know that it was already behind him, somewhere back in that vast obscurity beyond the city, where the dark fields of the republic rolled on under the night...."
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If you're talking DVD's too, put me down for a copy of "Buckaroo Banzai versus the World Crime League".
While this movie needed to exist IRL, I'm torn as to whether or not it should be included. As it wasn't "in" the movie but was only a blurb at the end of the movie, it seems more like an ad for a never made sequel.
But, on the other hand, you could argue that it was there to enhance the concept of Buckaroo Banzai's fictional universe, so it should be.
I'm way too over-thinking this. Fun, harmless thread; thumbs-up IMHO.
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What about the fictional books I want created, like Gump Meets Trump or Forrest Trump?
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You've just created them! They're now in the library!
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I guess I should expect a copyright lawsuit from Winston Groom, and a tweet from Trump.
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If we're including DVDs, I want to see Helix and Helix II, starring Anna Scott.
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The Book of Ultimate Truths. Not the novel, The Book of Ultimate Truths. The Book of Ultimate Truths from The Book of Ultimate Truths, the work of Hugo Artemis Solon Saturnicus Reginald Arthur Rune.

All of the various pun-themed books from Chris Addison's radio series The Ape Who Got Lucky.

Seconded:

The Rules of Acquisition, of course.

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy. The book The Man in the High Castle is about a man in a reality where the Nazis won the war who writes a book about a reality where the Nazis lost but so did Russia and now Britain and America are in a cold war for global domination. This is that book.
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If we're including DVDs, I want to see Helix and Helix II, starring Anna Scott.
No horses in those movies, unfortunately... (see Notting Hill).
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In Rosemary's Baby, it's mentioned that Edward Hutchins (Hutch) writes three series of boy's novels under three fictitious names. Find them and stock them.
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The "Tiny Sonny" books, written for children about a young football player--one position for each book. They're mentioned in R. R. Knudson's book Zanballer.
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The Junior Woodchuck Manual--best do-it-yourself book EVAH!

The 432 volumes comprising The Adventures Of The Heterodyne Boys--by Various.

On How to Communicate in the Workplace by Baron Wulfenbach. Seven Popes have ordered it burned.
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Noted contributors include Professor Roy Hinkley and Angus MacGyver.
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...Paul Sheldon's potboiler series included Misery's Child, Misery's Love, Misery's Quest, Misery's Hobby (a pornographic spoof, privately printed and distributed to just a dozen friends of the author's, in which the heroine cheerily engages in bestiality), and of course Misery's Return. The novel Fast Cars was Sheldon's attempt to break out of the Misery mold....
In the movie Misery, but not the book, Sheldon's first novel after escaping from Annie Wilkes was The Higher Education of J. Philip Stone. His agent tells him it's already getting great reviews.
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Mark Corrigan's Business Secrets of the Pharaohs, from Peep Show.
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The Hong Kong Book of Kung Fu
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From Marvel Comics: The Book of the Vishanti and The Book of the Iron Fist.

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What you really want is El libro de arena. It's a real page-turner...
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Destiny's Book from Sandman. Spoiler alert for everything.
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From the Star Trek universe:

Anslem by Jake Sisko
Collected Stories by Jake Sisko
Hotel Royale by Todd Matthews
Chicago Mobs of the Twenties
The Complete Dixon Hill by Tracy Tormé

And some multimedia:

"Vulcan Love Slave Part 2: The Revenge" (holosuite program)
"Calisthenics Program of Lt. Worf" (holodeck program)
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The Sandman series had several. It was practically a running joke, except sometimes it was played for dramatic effect. More than one story centered on one or more fictional books.
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Being a huge John Irving fan, I'd like Jenny Field's Sexual Suspect, all of her son Garp's books and Ellen James's books of poetry, including Speeches Delivered to Children and Plants.
I forgot about the book from the movie "The World According to Garp"--Ellen, Garp's biography of Ellen James.
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Hot Tub High School for the DVD section. I hear Chloe Decker is gonna be a BIG star.
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How about Don Quixote, the Pierre Menard version?
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Dreams of a Prodigal Child by John Dorman, mentioned in The Gift of Asher Lev. The only book published by the author, who continually writes, so maybe you could find and published the others.
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If you're into the Necronomicon, I recommend:

From the Supernatural universe:
John Winchester's journal
Samuel Colt's journal
The Winchester Gospel
Book of Shadows
Book of Spells
Book of Fenris
The Black Grimoire
The Book of the Damned
The Demon Tablet
The Angel Tablet
The Leviathan Tablet
The Ledger of the Thules
On the Inner Workings of Angels by James Haggerty
Everything in the Men of Letters bunker
God: An Autobiography by God

From the Buffyverse:
The Slayer Handbook
A Treatise on the Mythology and Methodology of the Vampire Slayer
Various and sundry Watchers' diaries
The Pergamum Codex
The Scrolls of Aberjian
The Books of Ascension
The Merenshtadt Text
Darkest Magick
The Necronomicon des Mortes
The Nyazian Scrolls
The Black Chronicles
The Magdalene Grimoire
The Gutenberg Demonography
The Brekenkrieg Grimoire
The Tome of Moloch
Bynum's History of Witchcraft
Bristow's Demon Index
Exploring Demon Dimensions
Dreadhost's Compendium of Immortal Leeches
Hochstadter's Treatise on Fractal Geometry in 12-dimensional Space
Hume's Paranormal Encyclopedia
The Xiochimayan Codex
The Book of Kelsor
Everything in Giles' library

That oughta keep ya busy for a while...
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This should take up most of a shelf:

Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Houses
Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Graveyards
Ten Nights in Ten Haunted Castles

by Mike Enslin
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From Phineas and Ferb: The Movie-- the pamphlet, "So You've Discovered Your Pet Is a Secret Agent".
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Ethel the Aardvark Goes Quantity Surveying
Thirty Days in the Samarkand Desert with the Duchess of Kent" by A. E. J. Eliott, O.B.E.
The Amazing Adventures of Captain Gladys Stoutpamphlet and her Intrepid Spaniel Stig Amongst the Giant Pygmies of Beckles, Volume 8
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Do you think you could possibly get a hold of the following for me?

If on a winter’s night a traveller by Italo Calvino
Outside the town of Malbork by Tazio Bazakbal
Leaning from the steep slope by Ukko Ahti
Without fear of wind or vertigo by Ukko Ahti
Looks down in the gathering shadow by Bertrand Vandervelde
In a network of lines that enlace by Silas Flannery
In a network of lines that intersect by Silas Flannery
On the carpet of leaves illuminated by the moon by Takakumi Ikoka
Around an empty grave by Calixto Bandera
What story down there awaits its end? by Anatoly Anatolin

I started reading them once but just never seemed to be able to finish them...
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