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Does V reference Stanislaw Lem's "His Master's Voice", and if so, why?

No, it has nothing to do with Lem's novel. It's a play on the famous trademark originated by the Gramophone Company (and later used by EMI) in the UK and used by Victor (and later RCA) in the USA. ...
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Is there strong evidence that "room 5" in V for Vendetta was a conscious reference to Room 101?

I've just finished reading V for Vendetta in its collected trade paperback edition. At the end, there is a short essay by Alan Moore, titled "Behind the Painted Smile", which explains the creative ...
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Is there strong evidence that "room 5" in V for Vendetta was a conscious reference to Room 101?

I don't think there's stronger evidence than the reasons you lay out; I'm not sure of an interview where Moore explicitly lays out this connection though I don't think he's the kind of author to do so....
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