Several of my books, notably books in The Aldrinverse, are chocked full of Easter eggs. Wikipedia describes an Easter egg as “an intentional inside joke, hidden message, or feature in a work such as a computer program, video game, movie, book, or crossword.” A lot of times they are references to other works, famous quotes, or particular scenes.
It’s fun to stumble upon Easter eggs while reading a book or watching a movie. It’s also fun to look at a list of Easter eggs after you’ve read a book or watched a film. This page will feature a list of Easter eggs from my novels. But I’m not going to find them. I’m challenging you, the reader, to email me whenever you find an Easter egg in one of my novels. If it is an Easter egg, I will post it here. Be sure to check back often to see what people have discovered.
The Deadliest Earthling
Here’s an example: Johnny Aldrin’s last name-Aldrin-is a reference to former astronaut and second man on the moon Buzz Aldrin.
The line “‘He doesn’t like you,’ Morris said quietly” is a reference to Star Wars: A New Hope
(Credit to Julia of Los Angeles for finding this)
The line “Weaving around a dark dining hall, graffitied with the words To Serve Man, the scent of a bonfire greeted them” is a reference to The Twilight Zone
(Credit to Harrison of Texas for finding this)
The Boy Who Wields Thunder
The line “‘It’s full of stars,’ Sarvo whispered in awe” is a reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey
(Credit to Jeremy of Memphis for finding this)
The line “‘Just what do you think you are doing, Olton?’ Helios asked” is also a reference to 2001: A Space Odyssey
(Credit to Eric of Las Vegas for finding this)