1 Himes life from Edward Margolies & Michel Fabre, The Several Lives of Chester Himes (Jackson: University Press of Mississippi, 1997), 25. 2 Margolies, 33, 36. 3 Details on Himes life, Contemporary Authors , New Revision Series, Vol. 22, pp. 196-98. 4 Margolies and Fabre, 46-47. 5 Margolies 49, Contemporary Authors, 196. 6 Contemporary Authors , 196. 7 Margolies, 48-49, 52. 8 Margolies, 54-55. 9 Millikin in Contemporary Authors, 197. 10 Fabre in Contemporary Authors, 197. 11 Margolies, 98, 101. 12 Joan Goldsworthy in Contemporary Authors, 197. 13 Margolies, 103. 14 Margolies 112-15. 15 Voice review quoted in Contemporary Authors, 197. 16 Margolies quoted in Contemporary Authors, 197. 17 Margolies. Several Lives , 125, 148. 18 Voice Literary Supplement and Millikin quoted in Contemporary Authors, 197. 19 Information on Zinberg in Gary Warren Niebuhr, A Reader's Guide to the Private Eye Novel (New York: G. K. Hall & Co., 1993) 155-56. 20 Information on Tidyman in Niebuhr, 226-27.
As well as the obvious physical changes, Extremis also affected Stark mentally, allowing him to process information extraordinarily quickly, on a subconscious level, to help him better cope with the direct technological link he now possessed to his armor (even as his standard thought processes remained at a human norm). As a result, his brain, taking in more information than he could consciously process, began to sublimate it into his unconscious mind, causing Stark to experience occasional hallucinations of particularly relevant information, manifesting as people whose deaths he felt personally responsible for—such as Captain America or Happy Hogan —making him aware of facts that he had noted subconsciously while not recognizing their relevance or existence on a conscious level (such as that a member of the Initiative had lied about his powers or that Maya Hansen was actually alive after her death was faked). Doc Samson speculated that the hallucinations appeared because the excess information was filtered into the same place Stark subconsciously stored his guilt to stop himself facing it.