Religious Groups in Literature

34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
Arianism Europe 1150 C.E. Le Guin, Ursula K. "The Barrow " in Orsinian Tales. New York: Harper & Row (1976); pg. 5-6. "The guest, a travelling priest, was talking about his travels. He came from Solariy, down in the southern plains. Even merchants had stone houses there, he said... The guest had already complained of the stables, of the cold, of mutton for breakfast dinner and supper, of the dilapidated condition of Vemare Chapel and the way Mass was said there--'Arianism!' he had muttered, sucking in his breath and crossing himself. He told old Father Egius that every soul in Vermare was damned: they had received heretical baptism. 'Arianism, Arianism!' he shouted. Father Efius, cowering, thought Arianism was a devil and tried to explain that no one in this parish had ever bee possessed, except one of the count's rams, who had one yellow eye and one blue one and had butted a pregnant girls so that she miscarried her child... " [Whole story is about Christianity, including references to conflict between later Nicean form and original Arian form, which came to be considered heretical.]
Arianism Europe 1470 C.E. Gentle, Mary. A Secret History. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 300. Pg. 300: "'Were you baptised?'

'Oh yes. By what you call the Arian heresy.' The general held out an inviting hand. 'Sit down, Ash.' ";

Pg. 314: "...of eight hundred armed men wearing her own livery, and tell the Visigoths to go straight to whatever might be the Arian version of eternal damnation. "

Arianism Europe 1478 C.E. Ford, John M. The Dragon Waiting. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 362. -
Arianism God-Does-Battle 3562 Bear, Greg. Strength of Stones. New York: Warner Books (1991 revised ed.; copyright 1981, 1988); pg. 182. "'...Heresy was everywhere... Thule accepted them all -- neo-Nestorians, Arians, rabid mystics, Manicheans of course. Now Thule is the last hope...' "
Arianism Roman Empire 316 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 300. Pg. 300-301: "Now he was Emperor, with the power to enforce his will, unable to understand why the quarreling Christian factions to whom he had granted his favor still clung to their enmities. The Donatists of Africa and the followers of the Egyptian Arius elsewhere were being slandered by the Orthodox with more energy than they spent on the pagans, and giving as good as they got. "
Arianism Roman Empire 325 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 320. "'In Christ's holy name, why can they not agree?' exclaimed Constantine. 'I called this council so that the bishops might resolve their differences.'

...Bishop Eusebius of Caesarea, who had come with him to report on the deliberations, was frowning. The pagans in the room looked confused, and my old tutor Sopater, who had become a noted teacher of rhetoric and a member of Constantine's court, was suppressing a smile. Only a month after its beginning, the two thousand bishops who had come to the Council of Nicaea at the start of May were already arguing about the nature and relationship of God and His Son. " [Much more about this, pg. 317-326, etc. It was at this Council that the politically strong powers decided upon Athanasian-style Trinitarianism, rather than the Arianism of the early Christians. Today, most Christians subscribe to the same Trinitarianism formula.]

Arianism Roman Empire 325 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 325. "In July the Council of Nicaea concluded with the creation of a creed to which everyone, even Arius, was willing to subscribe, respecting, if not the will of God, the wishes of their Emperor. At the beginning of the next year, Constantine, euphoric in the conviction that his leadership had brought the quarreling Christians to a state of unity, moved his court to Rome to celebrate the twentieth year of his reign. "
Arianism Roman Empire 327 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 363. "One evening Eusebius arrived for dinner beaming. The Emperor, he told me, had determined to refound the city of Drepanum as Helanopolis in my honor, and build a church to the martyr Lucian there.

'It is a victory for the Arian way of thinking,' he told me over the lamb and barley. 'For Lucian was not only the best student of the theologian Origen, but he himself taught Arius.'

'I thought he was a priest in the church at Antiochia who published a new edition of the scriptures--'

'That is so, but he was executed in Drepanum by Maximinus...' "

Arianism Roman Empire 327 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 370. "Constantine... grimaced as he remembered his battle to force the bishops to consensus. I had heard that the compromises of Nicaea were already fraying. In the old days, men had served the gods as their temperaments inclined and no one would have seen any point in trying to make them all see things the same way. "
Arianism world 325 C.E. Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 68. "According to one of your father's books, the year 325 A.D. found the Roman emperor Constantine convening a council in the Asian city of Nicaea, his goal being to settle a feud then raging throughout Christendom. In crude terms: was Jesus God's subordinate offspring, as Arius of Alexandria believed, or was he God himself, as Archdeacon Athanasius asserted? After their initial investigations, you discovered, the Council leaned toward the obvious: offspring. The epithet 'son of God' appeared throughout the Gospels, along with the even humbler 'son of Man.' In the second chapter of Acts, the disciple Peter called Jesus 'a man approved of God.' In Matthew's nineteenth chapter, when somebody committed the faux pas of calling Jesus 'Good Master,' Jesus admonished, 'Why callest thou me good? There is none good but one, that is God.' "
Arianism world 325 C.E. Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 69. "But wait. There's a problem. The instant you bring a subdeity on the scene, you've blurred the line between your precious Judaic monotheism and Roman paganism. Thus did the council forever fix Jesus as 'very God' through whom 'all things were made.' The Nicene Creed was recited in churches even in 1991.

Like Jesus before you, you know you're not God. A deity, yes, but hardly cocreator of the universe... "

Arianism world 381 C.E. Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 200. "Disagreements arose about the specific nature of Christ. Schismatic churches fissioned from the main mass: the Arians, the Nestorians, the Monophysites. "
Arikara North America 1710 Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 191. "'...I have spoken with travelers, traders, whoever bears news from outside. North of us the Arikara, Hidatsa, and Mandan still live in olden wise. They remain strong, well-off, content. I would have us do the same.' "
Arikara USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 122. "Beyond the Pawnee were the Three Tribes, the Mandans, Hidatsas, the Arikaras, and they hated our people with a blue passion... "
Aristotelian Antarctica 1999 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 248. -
Aristotelian Brazil 2045 Wilson, Robert Charles. Memory Wire. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 113. "She could have descended at will into any part of it... lived a moment with Hammurabi or Aristotle... "
Aristotelian California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 122. "Everybody knows that Aristotelian two-value logic is [extremely messed up] "
Aristotelian California 2050 Dick, Philip K. The Simulacra. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1964); pg. 29. "Ontological questions, such as Aristotle would have appreciated, teleological issues having to do with what they had once called 'final causes.' "
Aristotelian Europe 1500 C.E. Baxter, Stephen. "People Came from Earth " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 141. [Year estimated] "'You have to think about the world Leonardo inhabited,' he said. 'The ancient paradigms still persisted: the stationary Earth, a sky laden with spheres, crude Aristotelian proto-physics. But Leonardo's instinct was to proceed from observation to theory...' "
Aristotelian galaxy 1943 Lewis, C.S. Out of the Silent Planet. New York: Simon & Schuster (1996; c. 1943); pg. 154. "For the later stages of the adventure--well, it was Aristotle, long before Kipling, who taught us the formula, 'That is another story.' "
Aristotelian galaxy 2367 Duane, Diane. Dark Mirror (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 185. Pg. 185: "...Rouse's prose Iliad and Odyssey, and Hamilton's peerless translations of Aristotle and the great comedies of Aristophanes. "; Pg. 191: "Shakespeare was not wholly lost; Kipling, idiosyncratic as always, was still himself; so was Aristotle. But the closer the books came to modern times, the more corrupt their philosophies seemed... "
Aristotelian galaxy 3419 Panshin, Alexei. The Thurb Revolution. New York: Ace Books (1978; c. 1968); pg. 130. "At last, Fred said, 'Aristotle might well be congenial to you. He held that women, while inferior, might still be good, though he thought that valor or over-cleverness was inappropriate in them.'

'Aristotle said that?' John asked.

'In the Poetics.'

'I'll have to read that.'

'Do you believe those things?' David asked...

'In context, I do. He was talking of consistency of characterization. From my own experience, however, I can't speak well of women. Most of those that I've met have been maumets.' "

Aristotelian galaxy 3419 Panshin, Alexei. The Thurb Revolution. New York: Ace Books (1978; c. 1968); pg. 140. "Valuing names as they do, Realists are sparing with them. They are likely to be known only as Joe or Bill or Plato...

Nominalists have more fun. They are known as Aristotle or Decimus or Ultimus Barziza... "

Aristotelian galaxy 3419 Panshin, Alexei. The Thurb Revolution. New York: Ace Books (1978; c. 1968); pg. 143. "'Well, yes. But it sounds good. And we're going to have an article on Aristotle's Poetics from Mr. . .'

'Mr. Fritz.'


'From Fred.'

Smetana said. 'Aristotle. You are using an article on Aristotle?' He shook his head.

'Is something wrong with Aristotle?' John asked.

'Oh, no, no. Aristotle, he's all right. But if you want an article, it should be on Rambam.'


'Moses ben Maimon. Maimonidies.'

'Did he talk about art?'

'Rambam talks about everything, including Aristotle.' "

Aristotelian Louisiana 1987 Shepard, Lucius. Green Eyes. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 212. "'It's not ordered knowledge' said Captain Tomorrow. 'It doesn't come in Aristotelian sequence. I'm trying to give it form, but I don't expect you to understand.' "
Aristotelian Mars 1994 Dick, Philip K. Martian Time-Slip. New York: Ballantine (1981; c. 1964); pg. 15. -
Aristotelian New Jersey 2012 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 208. "Beware the stars, Howard had warned her. Babylonian astrology, Greek mythology, Aristotle's crystalline spheres... "
Aristotelian New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 25. "Then I'll tackle Odysseus as a Symbol of Society or perhaps Aeschylus and the Aristotelian Tragedy. " [Also pg. 65, 225.]
Aristotelian Roman Empire 284 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 197. "'...Thus, there are the Sophists, who doubt everything, and the followers of Plato, who believe that only archetypes are real, the mystical Pythagoreans, and the Aristotelian logicians. Each philosophy gives us a different tool with which to understand the world.' "
Aristotelian Roman Empire 307 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 290. "'But Virgin himself was a pagan--' I observed.

'He was,' answered Lactantius, 'but so noble in soul that the light of God was able to reach him, as it did so many of our greatest poets, men of the highest genius. Seneca and Maro and Cicero, of our own Roman writers, and Plato and Aristotle and Thales and many another among the Greeks, all touch upon the truth in places, and only the custom of their times, which insisted that God was not One, but many, caused them to continue to honor false gods.' "

Aristotelian Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 20. Pg. 20: "The equations that governed the movement for an object of that shape and material swam through my mind, offering reassurance of our salvation, but they were drowned out by memories of my boyhood self standing up in classrooms and reciting the simplified forms of Aristotle's laws of motion.

A terrestrial object under forced motion travels in a straight line, slowing until it stops...

A terrestrial object under natural motion in a straight line forever . . . unless stopped by some force. ";

Pg. 45: "'May Athena and Aristotle bless this assemblage with wisdom and knowledge,' I said. The assemblage made the obligatory response. "; Pg. 47: "What motive did Aristotle have to do something no one had ever done before?' "

Aristotelian Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 51. "If I told them the truth about Alexander and Aristotle, they'd ignore me... It would make no difference to them if I told this assemblage that Aristotle had connived with Alexander to purge the Platonists from the Akademe by force.

If I proved to them that the founder of modern science had sacrificed his philosophy to make weapons for a boy who thought he was a god long before his dead and apotheosis, it would not matter. These pursuers of truth would not care that Aristotle gave up his vision of uniting all knowledge so he could become master of the school founded by Plato, the teacher he hated. " [More. Many other refs. not in DB.]

Aristotelian Sri Lanka 2160 Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 9. "He was only Special Assistant... for Political Affairs... with a staff that never exceeded ten--eleven, if one included ARISTOTLE [an artificial intelligence]. "; Pg. 294: "It considered again the enigmatic reply given by ARISTOTLE, the entity with which it most easily communicated. " [More on pg. 295, elsewhere.]
Aristotelian Texas 1996 Leon, Mark. The Unified Field. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 85. -
Aristotelian United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 158. "'Another friend of mine,' said Merlyn immediately, in his most learned voice, 'maintains, or will maintain, that the question of the language of birds arises out of imitation. Aristotle, you know, also attributes tragedy to imitation.' "
Aristotelian United Kingdom: England 2100 Burgess, Anthony. A Clockwork Orange. New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1963; c. 1962); pg. 3. "...was well away with his glazzies glazed and sort of burbling slovos like 'Aristotle wishy washy works outing cyclamen get forficulate smartish'. "
Aristotelian United Kingdom: London 1720 Keyes, J. Gregory. Newton's Cannon. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 276. "'In any event,' Newton went on more distractedly, 'you asked about the Greeks. Pythagoras and Plato, I think, had a good enough knowledge of the science I have rediscovered, but they made the mistake of enshrining it in mystical symbol. Aristotle and his Peripatetic followers failed to understand that, and their stupidity drew a shade over knowledge that has lasted more than two millennia.' "
Aristotelian United Kingdom: London 2075 Ryman, Geoff. The Child Garden; or A Low Comedy. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 178. "The School Nurse laughed. 'Very good, Milena, yes, yes he would have hated the viruses. As we all know, he and Aristotle founded the Axis of Materialist and Idealistic thinking, both of which the Golden Stream swept away...' "
Aristotelian USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 246. [Epigraph.] "'It often happens that a man cannot recall at the moment, but can search for what he wants and finds it. . . . For this reason some use places for the purposes of recollecting. The reason for this is that men pass rapidly from one step to the next: for instance from milk to white, from white to air, from air to damp; after which one recollects autumn, supposing that one is trying to recollect that season.'

--Aristotle, De anima "

Aristotelian USA 1986 Wolfe, Gene. Soldier of the Mist. New York: Tor (1986); pg. xiv. "If the average well-read American were asked to name five famous Greeks, he would probably answer, 'Homer, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Pericles.' Critics of Latro's account would do well to recall that Homer had been dead for four hundred years at the time Latro wrote, and that no one had heard of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, or Pericles. "
Aristotelian USA 1995 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 97. "And if the Guardians are not happy, who else can be?

The Politics
Book 2, Chapter 5 "

Aristotelian USA 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 155. "'I see. Aquinas cleaned up the Greeks for you, so Plato is okay. Hell, you even baptized Aristotle's bones, for that matter, once you found a use for his thoughts. Take away the Greek logicians and the Jewish mystics and you wouldn't have much left.' "
Aristotelian Utah 1989 Bennion, John. "Dust " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1989); pg. 290. "No end depends upon a middle in my life, no new and glorious future grows organically out of my past, as Aristotle, Alexander Hamilton, Walt Whitman, Brigham Young, Horatio Alger, and Karl Marx promised. "
Aristotelian world -1400 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Dancer from Atlantis. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971); pg. 53. "Not the Athens he'd loved, he reminded himself... Forget, too, Aristotle, Pericles, Aeschylus, the victor at Marathon, the siege of Troy, Homer himself. None of it exists, unless perhaps a few tribal chants have lines that will someday... "
Aristotelian world -340 B.C.E. de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 35. "'I seek the philosopher, Aristoteles of Stageira. Where can I find him?'

'He lives in Mieza.'

...I had read about Mieza as Aristotle's home in Macedon but, as none of my maps had shown it, I had assumed it to be a suburb of Pella...

'I am Zandras of Pataliputra,' I said, giving the ancient name for Patna on the Ganges. 'I seek the philosopher Aristoteles.'

'Oh, a barbarian!' cried Pimples. 'We know what the Aristotels thinks of these, eh, boys?' " [Other refs., throughout story, not in DB.]

Aristotelian world -105 B.C.E. Leiber, Fritz. "Adept's Gambit " in Swords in the Mist in The Three of Swords. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1973; c. 1947); pg. 453. -
Aristotelian world 1956 de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 28. [This story, 'Aristotle and the Gun,' pg. 23 to 58, not only features Aristotle in the title, but makes frequent mention of the historical philosopher throughout the story. Not all refs. in DB.] Pg. 28: "After study of Sarton and other historians of science, I picked Aristotle. You have heard of him, have you not? He existed in your world just as he did in mine. In fact, up to Aristotle's time our worlds were one and the same.

Aristotle was one of the greatest minds of all time. In my world, he was the first encyclopedist; the first man who tried to know everything, write down everything, and explain everything. He did much good original scientific work, too, mostly in biology. "

Aristotelian world 1956 de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 28. "However, Aristotle tried to cover so much ground, and accepted so many fables as facts that he did much harm to science as well as good. For, when a man of such colossal intellect goes wrong, he carries with him whole generations of weaker minds who cite him as an infallible authority. Like his colleagues, Aristotle never appreciated the need for constant verification. Thus, though he was married twice, he said that men have more teeth than women. He never thought to ask either of his wives to open her mouth for a count. He never grasped the need for invention and experiment.

Now, if I could catch Aristotle at the right period of his career, perhaps I could give him a push in the right direction.

When would that be? Normally, one would take him as a young man. But Aristotle's entire youth, from seventeen to thirty-seven, was spent in Athens listening to Plato's lectures. I did not wish to compete with Plato, an overpowering personality... "

Aristotelian world 1956 de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 28. "[Plato's] viewpoint was mystical and anti-scientific, the very thing I wanted to steer Aristotle away from. Many of Aristotle's intellectual vices can be traced back to Plato's influence.

I did not think it wise to present myself in Athens either during Aristotle's early period, when he was a student under Plato, or later, when he headed his own school. I could not pass myself off as a Hellene, and the Hellenes of that time had a contempt for all non-Hellenes, whom they called 'barbarians.' Aristotle was one of the worst offenders in this respect. Of course this is a universal human failing, but it was particularly virulent among Athenian intellectuals. In his later Athenian period, too, Aristotle's ideas would probably be too set with age to change. "

Aristotelian world 1956 de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 29. "I concluded that my best chance would be to catch Aristotle while he was tutoring young Alexander the Great at the court of Philip the Second of Macedon. He would have regarded Macedon as a backward country, even though the court spoke Attick Greek. Perhaps he would be bored with bluff Macedonian stag-hunting squires and lonesome for intellectual company. As he would regard the Macedonians as the next thing to barbaroi, another barbarian would not appear at such a disadvantage there as at Athens.

Of course, whatever I accomplished with Aristotle, the results would depend on the curvature of space-time... "

Aristotelian world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 187. -
Aristotelian world 1975 Zelazny, Roger. "Some Science Fiction Paramaters: A Biased View " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1975); pg. 212. Pg. 211: "I am leery of the great classifier Aristotelian one respect that bears on the issue. The Hellenic world did not view the passage of time as we do. History was considered in an episodic sense... "; Pg. 212: "I feel that because of this, science fiction is the form of literature leas affected by Aristotle's dicta with respect to the nature of the human condition, which he saw as immutable, and the nature of man's fate, which he saw as inevitable.

Yet science fiction is concerned with the human condition and with man's fate. It is the speculative nature of its concern that required the abandonment of the Aristotelian structures involving the given imponderables. Its methods have included a retention of the higher modes of character... a sensation capable, at its best, of matching the power of that experience of recognition which Aristotle held to be the strongest effect of tragedy. "

Aristotelian world 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 214. "'...It gets that from Persian influence. Black and white, good and evil, true and false. Aristotle's logic comes out of it, and all Western science.' "
Aristotelian world 1995 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 137. "'...Newton overthrew Aristotle. Einstein overthrew Newton. Tomorrow someone else'll overthrow Einstein...' "
Aristotelian world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 30. "Other Afrocentrists claim that Aristotle stole his philosophy books in the Library of Alexandria (a city that did not exist in his lifetime); that Socrates and Cleopatra were black... "
Aristotelian world 2000 Barad, Judith & Ed Robertson The Ethics of Star Trek. New York: HarperCollins (2000) [Non-fiction. Page numbers from book's index.] Pg. xv, 72, 97-102, 104-8, 111-18, 121-25, 128-29, 131-35, 137-38, 140-41, 168, 237, 252-53, 256, 310, 327, 331-33, 336-38, 343, 345-46, 350-52, 354-56
Aristotelian world 2000 McDevitt, Jack. Infinity Beach. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 371. [Epigraph] "The high-minded man must care more for truth than what people think.

--Aristotle, 340 B.C.E. "

Aristotelian world 2001 Bradbury, Ray. From the Dust Returned. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 18. "...her mouth would echo twelve tongues and twenty sets of mind, philosophies enough to crack Plato at noon or Aristotle at midnight. "
Aristotelian world 2040 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 262. "'These creatures are excellent Aristotelians. The body that gives birth is no more than a host, le serment: a mere pod.'... The birthing body is a mere pod . . . What would the Aleutians think of earth's women when they understood human physiology? They'd think nothing of the question: no interest, so what? But those earthlings who had always hankered after Aristotle would soon be busy, with the supposed blessing of the master race. "
Aristotelian world 2050 Haldeman, Joe. Forever Peace. New York: Ace Books (1998; first ed. 1997); pg. 161. "My first approach to the Problem was about as old as physics, post-Aristotle. "
Aristotelian world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 619. "The barmaid, Athena, is bending over the table where she is serving nectar and pretzels to her distinguished customers. Aristotle, wearing goat's horns, is behind her. He has lifted her skirt and is tupping her from behind. The ashes from the cigarette dangling from his smirking lips have fallen onto her skirt, which is beginning to smoke. "
Arizona Arizona 1869 Bethke, Bruce. Wild Wild West. New York: Warner Books (1999); pg. 210. "'Texas, New Mexico, California, and Arizona return to Mexico!' "
Arizona Arizona 1885 Asimov, Isaac. "Afterword " in The War of the Worlds (by H. G. Wells). New York: Penguin Putnam (1986; c. 1898); pg. 208. [Approx. year.] "An American astronomer, Percival Lowell, established an observatory in Arizona and studied Mars closely. He saw man 'canals' and carefully mapped them. It seemed to came that the canals must indeed have been constructed by highly intelligent Martians. " [More.]
Arizona Arizona 1935 Barton, William. "Home is Where the Heart Is " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 227. "I remember back in the Thirties, honeymooning with my young wife in the American southwest, seeing the haze of the Grand Canyon, making it looking like some cartoon canvas, more a work of art than a work of nature, under an impossibly high sky, pale blue so terribly far away... "
Arizona Arizona 1950 Barton, William. "Home is Where the Heart Is " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 230. "What if I'd run the other way? Would I be sitting in some concrete bungalo in Arizona, sick from a meal of greasy fried tacos and . . . "

Arizona, continued


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