Tristero - The mystery Oedipa spends the entire novel trying to understand.
Kinneret - Oedipa's home town in Central California.
San Narciso - A town in the greater Los Angeles area which embodies all that is bad about modern life.
Echo Courts Motel - A tawdry roadside establishment that serves as Oedipa's base for action during her quest.
Cashiered - A movie in which Metzger supposedly starred as a child actor.
The Scope - A bar that is a hangout for disaffected electronics workers.
Peter Pinguid Society - A secret organization.
WASTE - An independent secret postal delivery system.
Fangoso Lagoons - A housing development with the usual grid of identical homes.
Lago de Pieta - The lake in Italy where a company of American GIs supposedly died during World War II.
Yoyodyne, Inc. - A mammoth corporation.
The Nefastis Machine - An invention that purports to...
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