am reading SM Stirling's Emberverse series in which many people,
including the present Queen of England, have died and Prince Charles has
become King Charles III. By coincidence, I recently heard part of a radio drama
by Val McDermid in which many people are dying and the Queen is too ill
to perform state functions so the Prime Minister asks Prince Charles to
By another coincidence, I am rereading Stieg Larsson's The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo in which Mikael Blomkvist reads Val McDermid's The Mermaids Singing. The phrase "...mermaids singing..." is part of a poem by John Donne which Neil Gaiman quotes at the beginning of his novel, Stardust.
Poul Anderson Appreciation blog has found many connections between SM
Stirling, Poul Anderson and Neil Gaiman. We have also discussed Stieg
Larsson in relation to Poul Anderson, e.g., see here.