Courtesy BK of the (unofficial) Fall Online Forum.
'Octo Realm' = 'Eye in The Sky' by PK Dick
'Weather Report' = 'The Crystal World' by JG Ballard
but what are the others? 'Gut of the Quantifier' is bugging me. Christopher Priest?
"Back in the 16-bit era Interactive media artist Toshio Iwai designed a SNES music composition tool that was to be released along with the SNES mouse in a bundle package, just like Mario Paint. There was even a US trademark filled for the game's western release under the name Sound Factory. Sadly, it never got released and has faded away from our 16-bit realities ever since.
"Until now, that is. A prototype cartridge showed up on eBay some time ago and the ROM was duly dumped. KiroBomber made it publicly available today"