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Part 1, Episodes 1–2 The epigraph, or introductory quotation, to Part 1 is attributed to World War II German rocket scientist Wernher von B... Read More
Part 1, Episodes 3–5 On his lunch break, Teddy Bloat goes to "a gray stone town house" near Grosvenor Square in London. Bloat goes to Lt. T... Read More
Part 1, Episodes 6–8 It is midnight the same night. Roger Mexico and Jessica Swanlake are driving to a "rendezvous with a certain high-clas... Read More
Part 1, Episodes 9–11 Jessica dreams about something "stalking through the city of Smoke—gathering up slender girls ... by the handful." A b... Read More
Part 1, Episodes 12–14 In Germany in December 1944, the approach of winter is marked by propaganda posters: "WAS TUST DU FÜR DIE FRONT, FÜR D... Read More
Part 1, Episodes 15–17 Slothrop is released from St. Veronica's Hospital, where he had been undergoing examination while on sodium amytal. Ov... Read More
Part 1, Episodes 18–21 The episode starts with a reference to how the medium Carrol Eventyr is feeling "these days." But the episode soon tra... Read More
Part 2, Episodes 1–3 The epigraph to Part 2 is from Merian C. Cooper, director of the 1933 film King Kong. Cooper tells the film's leading ... Read More
Part 2, Episodes 4–6 At the White Visitation, members of PISCES panic about how Slothrop is spoiling their plans: "Slothrop's knocked out D... Read More
Part 2, Episodes 7–8 The episode begins with some background on the plastic material Imipolex G, which was invented by Laszlo Jamf. Through... Read More
Part 3, Episodes 1–3 It is May, and Slothrop is in Germany. The war in Germany ended in April. Now masses of DPs (displaced persons, or war... Read More
Part 3, Episodes 4–7 It is shortly after May Day (May 1), and Slothrop and Geli Tripping are on top of a mountain peak, "the Brocken," in t... Read More
Part 3, Episodes 8–12 It is the next night. A group of Argentinian anarchists float in a U-boat in the canal. Slothrop met one of them, Squa... Read More
Part 3, Episodes 13–17 Rocket engineer Horst Achtfaden is aboard the Rücksichtslos (ruthless or reckless), a specialized "Toiletship" in the ... Read More
Part 3, Episodes 18–21 The Anubis is still making its way downriver. A storm hits just as the ship reaches "the Oder Haff," the harbor of the... Read More
Part 3, Episodes 22–25 Back at Swinemünde, Slothrop wakes up on Frau Gnahb's barge. Der Springer has a mission for Slothrop, "a minor piracy.... Read More
Part 3, Episodes 26–29 Major Marvy thinks Slothrop is a Russian officer. He generously offers him "some o' Duane Marvy's Atomic Chili." He te... Read More
Part 3, Episodes 30–32 This episode focuses on Lyle Bland of Boston, Massachusetts. He has "so much money he don't know what to do with it al... Read More
Part 4, Episodes 1–3 Sometime in August, Slothrop hears a plane flying above the mountains. It is Pirate Prentice flying a "hijacked P-47,"... Read More
Part 4, Episodes 4–6 Katje meets some Hereros. They sing a song about paranoia, accompanied by tap dancing. They carry "a girl all in silve... Read More
Part 4, Episodes 7–9 The time and place of this episode are uncertain. Tchitcherine and his driver Džabajev have parted ways. A man named N... Read More
Part 4, Episodes 10–12 In early September 1945 Enzian is "ramrodding his brand-new rocket through the night." He is accompanied by 12 Herero ... Read More
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