I think I just had a revelation about a little ‘joke’ Turledove put in his ‘Colonization’ series. You know the one: the continuation of the ‘Worldwar’ series…
The setting is the early 1960s.
Shiplord Straha, the defector, lives in the United States in exile. He has a US-supplied bodyguard who is also an intelligence officer.
The officer is named, “Gordon”.
In one scene he tells Straha that if his superiors tell him to stick his hand in a fire he would. He then begins to prove it by grabbing his lighter.
Straha’s bodyguard is G. Gordon Liddy! In a cameo role! WAH!
Or was I just being dense the first time I read this?