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by John Joyce




Further Reading

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One of the joys of creating Virtually Maria, A Matter of Time and Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow- the three books of the Virtual Trilogy - has been delving into the science, places and organisations involved. I am greatly indebted to the sources of information listed below and would heartily recommend any of them to readers wishing to follow me into the world of Theo Gilkrensky and friends.

Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, and the Minerva 3000

Isaac Asimov, The Rest of the Robots, Panther edition, 1970.
Howard Rhiengold, Virtual Reality, Simon & Schuster, 1992.
Howard Rheingold, The Virtual Community-Finding Connection in the Computerised World, Martin Secker and Warburg Ltd., 1994.
Kevin Warwick, In the Mind of the Machine - The Breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence, Arrow Books, 1998.


Bill Gunston (Editor), The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Commercial Aircraft, Phoebus Publishing, 1980.
Robert Mason, Chickenhawk, Corgi Books, 1983.
Brian Moynahan, Airport International, Pan Books, 1978.
Stanley Stewart, Flying the Big Jets, Airlife Publishing Ltd., 1984.
Helen Varley (Editor), The Flier's Handbook, Pan Books Ltd., 1978.

Flying the F6F Hellcat and TBF Avenger, Training Video, Liesureview Ltd., 1992.

The Gilcrest Radio Corporation

Mick Brown, Richard Branson - The Inside Story, Michael Joseph Ltd., 1988.
Janet Dine, Company Law, MacMillan Press Ltd., 1991
Tim Jackson, Inside Intel, Harper Collins, 1997.
Anthony Sampson, The Sovereign State - The Secret History of ITT, Hodder & Stoughton, 1973.
Anthony Sampson, The Midas Touch - Money, People and Power from West to East, Hodder & Stoughton, 1989.

Egypt and the Great Pyramid

Paul Brunton, A Search in Secret Egypt, Hutchinson edition, 1985.
I.E.S. Edwards, The Pyramids of Egypt, Penguin edition, 1979.
Peter Lemesurier, The Great Pyramid – Your Personal Guide, Element Books, 1987.
Peter Lemesurier, Gods of the Dawn – The Message of the Pyramids and the True Stargate Mystery, Thorsons, 1998.
Peter Tompkins, Secrets of the Great Pyramid, Allen Lane, 1973.


Robert C. Christopher, The Japanese Mind, Pan Books Ltd, 1984
Yukio Mishima, Runaway Horses, Vintage International, 1990
Sokyo Ono, Shinto – The Kami Way, Charles E. Tuttle Publishing Company, 1962.
Richard Tanner Pascale & Anthony G. Athos, The Art of Japanese Management, Pan Books edition, 1983.
Peter Tasker, Inside Japan – Wealth, Work and Power in the New Japanese Empire, Penguin Books, 1989.
Karel van Wolferen, The Enigma of Japanese Power, Vintage Book, 1990

Mystical Energies and Magical Places

Robert Bauval & Adrian Gilbert, The Orion Mystery – Unlocking the Secrets of the Pyramids, William Heineman, 1994.
Robert Bauval & Graham Hancock, Keeper of Genesis – A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind, William Heinemann, 1996.
Charles Berlitz & William Moore, The Philadelphia Experiment – Project Invisibility, Souvenir Press, 1979.
Adrian G. Gilbert & Maurice M. Cotterell, The Mayan Prophecies – Unlocking the Secrets of a Lost Civilization, Element Books, 1995.
Graham Hancock, Fingerprints of the Gods – A Quest for the Beginning and the End, William Heinemann, 1995.
Graham Hancock & Santha Faiia, Heaven’s Mirror – Quest for the Lost Civilisation, Michael Joseph, 1998.
Francis Hitching, The World Atlas of Mysteries, William Collins & Son, 1978.
Lawrence David Kusche, The Bermuda Triangle Mystery – Solved, New English Library, 1975.
Michael Poynder, Pi in the Sky – A Revelation of the Ancient Wisdom Tradition, Rider, 1992.
Max Toth & Greg Nielsen, Pyramid Power – The Secret Energy of the Ancients Revealed, Excalibur Books edition, 1981.

Ninjutsu and the Martial Arts

Dr Masaaki Hatsumi, Ninjutsu – History and Tradition, Unique Publications Inc., 1981
Howard Reid & Michael Croucher, The Way of the Warrior – The Paradox of the Martial Arts, Century Publishing Co. Ltd., 1983.
Peter Lewis, The Art of the Ninja, Ward Lock Ltd., 1988.
Nicklaus Suino, The Art of Japanese Swordsmanship – A Manual of Eishin-Ryu Iaido, Weatherhill Inc., 1994.
Stephen Turnbull, Ninja – The True Story of Japan’s Secret Warrior Cult, Firebird Books, 1991.

Time Travel

M.S. Morris, K.S. Thorne, and U. Yurtsever, How wormholes can act as time machines, Phys. Rev. Lett, 61, p. 1446 (1989).
John Gribben, In Search of the Edge of Time, Bantam Press, 1992.
S.W. Hawking, and G.F.R. Ellis, The Large Scale Structure of Space-Time, Campbridge University Press, 1973.
Paul J. Nahin, Time Travel, Writers Digest Books, 1997.
Gary Zukav, The Dancing Wu Li Masters – An Overview of the New Physics, William Morrow, 1979.

Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism

D.W. Brackett, Holy Terror – Armageddon in Tokyo, Weatherhill Inc. 1996
David E. Kaplan & Andrew Marshall, The Cult at the End of the World – The Incredible Story of Aum, Arrow Books, 1997
Tom Mangold, Cold Warrior – James Jesus Angleton: The CIA’s Master Spy Hunter, Simon & Schuster, 1991.
Eileen McDonald, Shoot the Woman First, Fourth Estate Ltd., 1991.
David Meiring, Fire of Islam, Wildwood House Ltd., 1982.
John Ranelagh, The Agency – The Rise and Decline of the CIA, Weidenfeld Nicolson, 1986.
Russell Jack Smith, The Unknown CIA – My Three Decades with the Agency, Pergamon-Brassey edition, 1989.
Simon Strong, Shining Path – The World’s Deadliest Revolutionary Force, Harper Collins, 1992.
Amir Taheri, Holy Terror – The Inside Story of Islamic Terrorism, Sphere Books edition, 1987.
U.S. Senate Permanent Sub-Committee on Investigations, Hearings on Global Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction: A Case Study on the Aum Shinrikyo, October 31, 1995.

And finally - Maria’s Book

Fritjof Capra, The Tao of Physics, Shambhala, Boston, 1975; third updated edition, 1991.

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