|| "THE BABYSITTER'S CLUB" (series)
-- Anne M. Martin
Title: "Mary-Anne's Makeover"
book includes a subplot where the characters are obsessed with
Back to the Future and want to build a time machine. Many
references to the films and the characters.
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Title: "California Girls"
girls take a trip to Universal Studios in Hollywood and BTTF
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of the girls rents two movies - one of which is BTTF.
|| "IT" -- Stephen King
the climax of this 1986 novel (set partly in 1985), the fictional
town of Derry, Maine is mostly destroyed. In the remains of a
cinema a ticket stub for Back to the Future is found.
|| Stephen King
|| "JOHNNY AND THE BOMB" -- Terry
and his friends find a Tesco shopping trolley, belonging
to Mrs. Tachyon and discover it can transport them through time.
Wobbler complains that it has no digital readouts and Bigmac
tells him that "You only get digital time machine clocks
in America", a probable reference to the DeLoreans
digital time circuit displays.
is more specifically mentioned when the teenagers are using the
time machine to escape from a mysterious black limousine and
Kirsty asks Johnny. "Did you see that film where the car
traveled in time when it went at 88 miles per hour?"
| Terry Prachett
|| "LIGHTNING" -- Dean R. Koontz
are two references to time-travelling cars - one of them a specific
mention of BTTF and how easy it was to program the De
Lorean to travel through time.
|| Random House
|| "PARTNERS IN TIME" (series)
-- Kristen Sheley
Title: "No Time Like the Present"
are several references to BTTF in this book by Future
Girl, aka Kristen Sheley
Foster's address, 1026 Elmdale Drive, takes some decoding. 1026
or October 26 is the date Marty first went back in time. And
Elmdale was an alternate name for the town Marty came from in
an early draft of BTTF's script
dog is named after Doc Brown
last name - Clayton - is an homage to Doc's love interest Clara
Clayton from Part III
names in the book (first name of Sam's parents, surname of a
doctor in 1850) are deliberate nods to people involved in the
microchip that Sam needs to fix the time machine has a serial
number - BTF1105Y55 - a reference to the date Doc Brown discovered
the flux capacitor, November 5, 1955
name of the series, "Partners in Time," is partly an
homage to Doc's inscription on the photograph he gives Marty
at the end of Part III. But as Kristen says, "It
also just clicked really well with the whole story."
cover illustrator also threw in a BTTF reference (unbeknownst
to Kristen!), if you turn the cover sideways, the symbols on
the face of Sam's time machine form a vertical DMC-style logo,
a nod to BTTF's DeLorean!
Sheley has said: "I may continue [to add BTTF references]
in future stories -- names, dates, and numbers in my stories
usually have their own little stories behind them."
Check out everything Kristen Sheley at her website www.kristensheley.com!
|| "PARALLELITIES" -- Alan Dean
novel, about parallel worlds, references BTTF in two ways - one
very overt and one very obliquely. When the main character, Max,
meets the scientist who has created a gate between worlds, Max
tells the scientist he isn't what he expected. The scientist
responds: "[Were you expecting] someone much older? Or a
clone of Christopher Lloyd's character from the Back to the
Future movies? Somebody with wild eyes, frizzing hair and
a colorfully-stained lab coat?"
second reference is to the various changes in U.S. President
in different worlds. Max tells a woman from another universe
the most recent Presidents - Bill Clinton, George Bush and Ronald
Reagan. To which she replies: "Ronald Reagan? The actor?"
| Alan Dean
|| "A TIME TO REMEMBER" -- Stanley
Russell meets Dr Koopman, a genius who has just finished building
a time machine, in October 1985. He persuades the scientist to
transport him back to November 22, 1963 to prevent President
Kennedys assassination, in the hope that as a side-affect,
his elder brother will not be killed in the Vietnam war. David
fails to save the President and on November 24, 1963 pays a visit
to the newly appointed President Johnson along with his girlfriend,
Laura and the 1963 version of Dr. Koopman.
show the President a film about the Vietnam war to illustrate
that they are from the future. During the subsequent conversation
David tells President Johnson that Ronald Reagan will be President
of the United States in 1985. "Ronald Reagan? The actor?"
the President asks in disbelief.
|| "TIME TRAVEL: FACT, FICTION &
POSSIBILITY" -- Jenny Randle
author makes reference to Back to the Future, Quantum
Leap and many other popular films and television shows,
which has time travel as their theme. The writer uses Back
to the Future in particular to illustrate alternate realities
and the paradoxes which can result from changing the past. The
book includes a section titled "Back from the Future"
which is obviously a play-on-words.
featured is a photograph of the DeLorean time machine with a
poster of Back to the Future as a backdrop. The caption
underneath the picture reads:
idea of time travel has captured our imagination. The movie trilogy
Back to the Future was a huge international success and
suggested that an inventor could build a time machine into a