In SM Stirling's Conquistador (New York, 2004), John Rolfe founds the Commonwealth of New Virginia in the North America of a parallel Earth and has a granddaughter called Adrienne. When Adrienne introduces herself to an Indian chief, the chief exclaims:
"'You're Johnny Deathwalker's kin?'" (p. 532) -
- then, after taking a closer look:
"'Yeah, that's what the legends say. Hair like an angry sunset, and eyes green like river rocks and colder than glacier ice.'" (ibid.)
A former colleague of James Bond wrote popular accounts of some of Bond's exploits but was not prosecuted under the Official Secrets Act because his accounts were so inaccurate.
Among James Blish's works:
The Night Shapes combines two Edgar Rice Burroughs themes: African adventure and living dinosaurs (Tarzan and The Land That Time Forgot). Its central character, Kit Kennedy, has a strange affinity not with apes but with snakes and is a living legend: Ktendi, Son of Wisdom, King of the Wassabi, Master of Serpents. One officious European, unaware that he is addressing the source of the legend, says:“There’s no such thing as Ktendi…And, as for you, Mr Kennedy, why don’t you mind your own business?” 2
- copied from here.