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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Arizona, continued...

Group Where Year Source Quote/
Arizona Arizona 1953 Dick, Philip K. Puttering About in a Small Land. Chicago, IL: Academy Chicago Publishers (1985); pg. 290. "Within the car, he spread out the map. Highway 66, he thought to himself. Up to Barstow and then across the Mojave Desert to Needles, and then a long grade, across the Arizona border to Kingman. And then straight east, through New Mexico and then the Texas Panhandle, to western Oklahoma as far as Oklahoma City, and then north. All the way to Chicago. "
Arizona Arizona 1954 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 66. Grand Canyon
Arizona Arizona 1955 Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990); pg. 22. "'Out near Meteor Crater in Arizona--' "
Arizona Arizona 1959 Bison, Terry. Fire on the Mountain. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 162. "Meanwhile, California has rejoined Arizona, Arizona has rejoined Texas, and Texas has sent the Kentuckians packing and rejoined revolutionary, republican Mexico. "
Arizona Arizona 1965 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 196. "'...Sherman was a proctologist in Buffalo, New York, who got deeply depressed about his life ein 1965. Said he couldn't see the light at the end of the tunnel any more. Flew out to Arizona, bought a telephone pole, sharpened it on end, took it by mule down into the Grand Canyon. Surely you remember that?'


'It was in all the papers. It took him ten hours going down. He buried that pole sharp end up, spent fourteen hours coming back up the trail, took aim, and jumped off the north rim.'

'And?' said Baedecker.

'Missed it by that much,' said Dave, showing half an inch of space between finger and thumb.

'I suppose it's still there as a challenge,' said Baedecker. "

Arizona Arizona 1965 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 112. Pg. 112-113: Grand Canyon [Also pg. 127.]
Arizona Arizona 1966 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 27. "...except that we'd actually gone to Tombstone, Arizona, once and I'd seen the OK Corral and the graves of Wyatt Erp and Billy the Kid... "
Arizona Arizona 1968 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 50. Pg. 50: Grand Canyon; Pg. 197: "Recently she had inherited $6500 from an aunt in Arizona... "
Arizona Arizona 1969 Baxter, Stephen. Voyage. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 25. Pg. 25: "Not Arizona, then. Mars looked more like the Moon. "; Pg. 26: "'...It's a genuine opportunity for you. You could go work for Jorge Romero's geology boys in Flagstaff, and train the moonwalkers...' " [Many other references to Arizona, not in DB.]
Arizona Arizona 1972 Nelson, Ray. "Time Travel for Pedestrians " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 137. [introduction] Grand Canyon
Arizona Arizona 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 124. Pg. 124: Tucson; Pg. 129: Flagstaff (also pg. 213)
Arizona Arizona 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 163. "Lee Harwood, the noted Anglo-American poet, has begun to publish compositions written in a language of his own invention... Harwood is attempting to establish a utopian community on the outskirts of Tucson, Arizona, where his language can be spoken and 'a suitable culture developed around it.' Already three hundred subscribers from twelve states have committed themselves to the project.' "
Arizona Arizona 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 312. "...the sun always at their backs as they passed through Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles... "
Arizona Arizona 1976 Matheson, Richard. What Dreams May Come. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1978); pg. 235. "'Thank you for the memories of things we did together and with the children... Thank you for all the lovely national parks we saw together. For Sequoia and Yosemite, Lassen and Shasta, Olympic and Mount Ranier, Glacier and Yellowstone, Grand Canyon and Bryce...' "
Arizona Arizona 1978 Burkett Jr., William R. Blood Lines. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 377. [Biographical note about the author] "In 1978 he left journalism for public relations, and was a public information officer for three different state agencies in Arizona and Washington state. He edited a monthly tabloid for the Arizona Game and Fish department which 'required' him to spend day on end out in the wilds with a gun or fishing rod, doing research. "
Arizona Arizona 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 38. Pg. 38: Phoenix; Pg. 44-45: Phoenix, Phoenix Convention Center, Arizona; Pg. 120: Arizona State; Pg. 175: Tucson [More in Phoenix, pg. 52-53, 60-62, etc.]
Arizona Arizona 1979 King, Stephen. Carrie. New York: Pocket Books (2000; c. 1974); pg. 39. "There are, of course, still these scientists today... who reject the terrific underlying implications of the Carrie White affair. Like the Flatlands Society, the Rosicrucians, or the Corlies of Arizona, who are positive that the atomic bomb does not work, these unfortunates are flying in the face of logic with their heads in the sand... "
Arizona Arizona 1979 Willis, Connie. "And Come from Miles Around " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1979); pg. 132. "Two redheaded teenage boys were setting up an expensive-looking telescope in the parking lot of the motel [in Montana]... She stopped to admire the telescope. The boys were from Arizona. 'Do you know how lucky we are?' one of them said. 'I mean, how lucky?' [to see a rare eclipse]

...'I don't mean the weather,' the boy said, with an air of contempt Meg was sure he didn't feel, not when he'd come all the way from Arizona. 'If we lived on Jupiter we wouldn't have this at all.' "

Arizona Arizona 1980 Knight, Damon. Beyond the Barrier. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1980; c. 1964); pg. 76. "...recognized as Boulder Dam; then the mighty scar of the Grand Canyon, filled with shadow, passed beneath. "
Arizona Arizona 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 380. "'...A PFC named Wilson Manly is living in Arizona--' " [Also Tucson]
Arizona Arizona 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 153. Pg. 153: Flagstaff; Pg. 201: Painted Desert
Arizona Arizona 1984 Ing, Dean. Spooker. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1995); pg. 29. "'I won't,' Halvorsen said, and then suggested a fishing trip on the Arizona border. They did not speak again of law-enforcement corruption for years... "
Arizona Arizona 1985 Hawke, Simon. The Whims of Creation. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 5. "'...Next time, we'll examine the beginning of interstellar ark starflight, from the first discussion of the concept in J.D. Bernal's 1929 book, The World, The Flesh and the Devil to the earliest Earthbound experiments in closed environmental experiments, including a VR session inside Biosphere II, constructed in the Arizona desert back in the latter part of the twentieth century. So come to class prepared...' "
Arizona Arizona 1988 Byrne, John L. Fearbook. New York: Warner (1988); pg. 14. "The drier climes of Arizona had called the psychologist and his wife. "
Arizona Arizona 1989 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 67. Pg. 67: "By the time I was really eighteen... I had a place of my own a couple of miles from the base, and whenever I was off duty I was in civvies and off to Phoenix for fun... "; Pg. 69: "On the screen a couple of blonde girls were sitting on the Wall, prying off chunks with a crowbar and tossing them down to the crowd. They looked like any two girls you could find in any bar in Phoenix, any weekend. Probably they were just as political. "; Pg. 70: "...comfortable apartment in a big bland complex, cheap but new furniture, blue Arizona sky outside... " [More takes place in Arizona, not in DB, e.g., pg. 79.]
Arizona Arizona 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 176. Yuma, AZ
Arizona Arizona 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 90. "Arizona, New Mexico, then the Rockies and an early threat of snow... "
Arizona Arizona 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 153. "So Laura took them back onto an interstate and they pulled over at a Stuckey's outside Kingman, Arizona. "
Arizona Arizona 1991 Anthony, Patricia. "The Holes Where Children Lie " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1991); pg. 151. "'If we stay here without airdrops, we'll all die eventually. I want you to get the wounded into the trucks. The uninjured can walk. I want you to take the people off the mountain. 'Take them to Flagstaff. They'll have to share once the problem's in their laps. I know they're getting supplies from Utah.'


'Get it together, Colonel... A quarter-tank will do. Mary and I will be going back to Phoenix.' " [Other refs. to Flagstaff and Phoenix, pg. 151.]

Arizona Arizona 1991 Blaylock, James P. The Paper Grail. New York: Ace Books (1991); pg. 5. "What he wanted was to glue decals all over his truck and camper shell windows. he had a couple dozen of them already, from places in Arizona and Nevada and New Mexico. Soon he'd be out of room... "
Arizona Arizona 1991 Ing, Dean. Butcher Bird. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1993); pg. 135. Pg. 135: Phoenix, AZ; Pg. 210: Arizona
Arizona Arizona 1991 Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 41. Pg. 41, 146, 196: Arizona; Pg. 177-180, 196-198, 227: Phoenix; Pg. 180, 240: Tucson; Pg. 196: Painted Rock Dam; Pg. 198: Yuma [Other refs., not in DB.]
Arizona Arizona 1992 Adams, Douglas. Mostly Harmless. New York: Ballantine (2000; c. 1992); pg. 197. "For a moment Arthur dared to hope they had unexpectedly arrived in Arizona or New Mexico or maybe South Dakota, but there was plenty of evidence that this was not the case. "
Arizona Arizona 1992 Anthony, Patricia. "Blue Woofers " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1992); pg. 166. "Beyond the night in the window, a bloated moon coats the desert with fish-belly light. He stares out, wondering where he is. Arizona. Maybe New Mexico, he thinks. "
Arizona Arizona 1992 Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 25. "He had been in Arizona once and knew how deceiving distances could be in very clear air. "
Arizona Arizona 1992 Knight, Damon. "I See You " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1976); pg. 66. "Cora Zickwolfe, who lived in a remote area of Arizona and whose husband commuted to Tucson... "
Arizona Arizona 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 47. Pg. 47: "...driving with Ozzie along the 66 and the 20 and the 40, through Arizona and New Mexico and Texas... "; Pg. 167: "And in the mountainside below the Arizona Spillway... "; Pg. 378: "...weaving along the driveway between the Oregon and Arizona buildings. " [Also pg. 443]
Arizona Arizona 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 151. Phoenix
Arizona Arizona 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 182. "The side of the canyon looked craggy and wild and the trees were gone.

'What happened?'

'I don't know,' Jill said. 'I saw it change this time. It was sudden.'

'Are we heading for Vasquez again?'

'Maybe, but this looks more like Utah or Arizona than California.'

I had to agree--for the time being, anyway; because over the next few minutes the landscape underwent a gradual sea change. The coloration of rocks turned a few shades darker, losing pinks and tans and picking up grays and browns. The sky darkened as well. Watching produced a strange feeling, as if looking over the shoulder of an omnipotent creator in the at of creation.' "

Arizona Arizona 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 133. Pg. 133: "...the San Fernando Valley. The Valley reminds me of central Arizona, where I spent third through sixth grade playing in brush-covered hills like these. "; Pg. 140-141: Grand Canyon
Arizona Arizona 1993 Simmons, Dan. "Entropy's Bed at Midnight " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 18. "Mr. and Mrs. Johnson had both taken early retirement in order to realize their lifelong dream of traveling around America for a year or two before settling down in Florida or Arizona or somewhere. "
Arizona Arizona 1994 Ing, Dean. "Anasazi " in Anasazi. New York: Tor (1987; c. 1979); pg. 130. Pg. 130: Tempe, Arizona (also pg. 220)
Arizona Arizona 1995 Aldiss, Brian. "Becoming the Full Butterfly " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 212. "Special units of the National Guard had been drafted in to control the crowds. Half of Utah and Arizona was cordoned off by razor wire... Private automobiles were banned. They were corralled in huge parks as far north as Blanding, Utah; at Shiprock, New Mexico, in the east; and at Tuba City, Arizona, to the south. The Hopis and Navajos were making a killing. "
Arizona Arizona 1995 Bonta, Vanna. Flight. San Diego, CA: Meridian House (1995); pg. 331. -
Arizona Arizona 1995 Foster, Alan Dean. The Dig. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 54. "'...You must understand that I have devoted my life to the study of such bodies, forced to work only with photographs and the occasional small piece purchased from crazy adventurers like that Arizonan Haag, never dreaming that one day...' "
Arizona Arizona 1995 Grant, Charles. Whirlwind (X-Files). New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 128. "...the urban legend-style fables that mark the state as a place where UFOs and weird cults are not only welcome, they're encouraged. Leave that kind of nonsense,' Rios said, 'to Arizona, and good riddance.' "
Arizona Arizona 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 210. Pg. 210: Flagstaff (also pg. 214, 230); Pg. 214: Sedona; Pg. 215: Phoenix [More.]; Pg. 238-239: [faux newspaper article with dateline: "Flagstaff, AZ "; Pg. 239: "Flagstaff Police Chief Robert Morales has voiced concern that whatever attacked Benson may also be responsible for a string of unsolved disappearances in the Southwest. Since last October, seventeen young men between the ages of 15 and 27 have been reported missing in Arizona alone. "; Pg. 297: "'...Then there's all these unsolved murders of runaways and homeless people out in Arizona and L.A. and Seattle...' "; Pg. 335: Phoenix
Arizona Arizona 1995 Hawke, Simon. The Whims of Creation. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 325. "About the Author

Simon Hawke became a full-time writer in 1978 and has almost sixty novels to his credit. He received a BA in Communications from Hofstra University and an MA in English and History from Western New Mexico University. He teaches science fiction and fantasy writing through Prima College in Tucson, Arizona.

Hawke lives alone in a secluded Santa Fe-style home in the Sonoran desert about thirty-five miles west of Tucson, near Kitt Peak and the Tohono O'Oodham Indian Reservation. He is a motorcyclist, and his other interests include history, metaphysics, gardening, an collecting fantasy art. "

Arizona Arizona 1995 Ing, Dean. The Big Lifters. New York: Tor (1988) Pg. -1: [Arizona is pictured in a map of the Southwestern United States placed before the main body of the book.] Pg. 63: Grand Canyon; Pg. 90-91: Arizona; Pg. 94, 101, 213: Globe, Arizona; Pg. 95: "North of the Superstition Wilderness, in central Arizona, Lake Roosevelt lies in the lap of mountains... Arizona State University... Phoenix... "; Pg. 216: Phoenix [Much more in Arizona, e.g. pg. 95-102, 110, 115, etc.]
Arizona Arizona 1995 Scholz, Carter. "Radiance " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 257. "Even before the Labs, Quine had seen ARIES. On his first trip west, while switching planes at Phoenix, he'd been paged and diverted to a single-engine craft bound for a Kern County airstrip, where a sheriff's four by four awaited him. The first radiance shot had just gone off and at the ranch they were celebrating. " [More about events in Arizona.]
Arizona Arizona 1996 Bova, Ben. "Appointment in Sinai " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1996); pg. 30. Pg. 30-32, 39-41, 44-45, 47-50: Phoenix, AZ
Arizona Arizona 1996 Dreyfuss. Richard & Harry Turtledove. The Two Georges. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 14. "...Meteor Crater... 'Looks as if God were playing golf in the desert and didn't replace His divot.'

'If God played golf, could He take a divot?' the fellow's companion asked, chuckling. 'There's one I'd wager the Archbishop of Canterbury has never pondered. " [More about Meteor Crater, which is in Arizona.]

Arizona Arizona 1996 Frakes, Jonathan & Dean Wesley Smith. The Abductors: Conspiracy. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 203. Pg. 153: Tucson; Pg. 203: "Neda nodded. 'We think the ship you shot at covers an area from Alaska down the cost to northern California above San Francisco. And inland to western Montana, all of Idaho, Washington, the western Canadian provinces, and northern Arizona.'

'Wow,' Henry said. 'That's some territory.' "

Arizona Arizona 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 157. "'Armed soldiers were seen advancing westward from the crater in Arizona's Painted Desert Thursday, sources said. Six new craters rimmed out in Arizona and New Mexico on Wednesday and Thursday, bringing the total to forty-three...' "
Arizona Arizona 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 17. Pg. 17: "...and he leaned on the little sink counter and stared out through the open window at the Arizona night.

Tonto Basin was down inside a ring of towering cumulus clouds tonight, and as he watched, one of the clouds was lit from inside; and a moment later a vivid fork of lightning flashed to the east, over the southern peaks of the Mogollon Rim. ";

Pg. 19: "'It's the Arizona Public Service,' Sullivan told her evenly, 'that's Edison-owned, just like all the utilities are...' " [This chapter apparently takes place in Arizona. Other refs., not all in DB.]

Arizona Arizona 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 29. Pg. 29: "...when the bus finally swung off the I-40 at the little town of Houck, just over the border into Arizona, Angelica Anthem Elizalde simply kept her seat... "; Pg. 30: Flagstaff (also pg. 31) [More of the novel takes place in Arizona. Other refs., not in DB. Also pg. 45, 95, 147.]
Arizona Arizona 1997 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 389. Pg. 389: "Smoky haze hung high over the valley from fires in the east: Idaho, Arizona, Utah. The morning sun glowered bright orange through the pall, casting all Yosemite in a dreamy shadow-light the color of Apocalypse. "; Pg. 399: "They would have their kids together, and their two grandchildren, perhaps in the ranch house in Arizona. A huge family gathering. The whole clan hadn't been together in five or six years. "
Arizona Arizona 1997 Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 354. -
Arizona Arizona 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 4. "silent clip of Clete at the rim of Arizona's Barringer crater "
Arizona Arizona 1998 Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Holly Lisle. In the Rift. New York: Baen (1998); pg. 197. Pg. 197: "She glanced through the handbook, looking at full-color photos of the company housing complexes in Colorado, California, Arizona, and Oregon... "; Pg. 208: "The Aregen thought of Angie, already impregnated and on her way to Arizona, and of the other women... "
Arizona Arizona 1998 Devenport, Emily. GodHeads. New York: Penguin/Roc (1998); pg. 7. [Back inside cover:] "Emily Devenport is the recipient of the Aboriginal Science Fiction Boomerang Award for Best Short Story in 1988. Her novels include The Kronos Condition, EggHeads, Scorpianne, Larissa, and Shade... She lives in Phoenix, Arizona. "; Pg. 7 [Acknowledgments]: "...El Bravo, the best Mexican restaurant in the known universe (located at 7th Street and Butler, in case you're ever in Phoenix). "
Arizona Arizona 1998 Golden, Christopher. X-Men: Codename Wolverine. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1998); pg. 2. "Long shadows stretched across the arid landscape of the Arizona desert and merged with the shimmering heat to create mirages. You could drive for hours in the desert without passing another car. Go a few miles off the road, deeper into the merciless desert, and for all intents and purposes, you've left the world behind.

There are those who believe the desert isn't empty, but a vast Roman forum where ghosts and monsters erupt from interdimensional portals for the amusement of alien visitors. Reality is far more harsh and unforgiving. There is nothing amusing about the Arizona desert. Beautiful, yes, but deadly. "

Arizona Arizona 1998 Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 13. Pg. 13: Tucscon (also pg. 27, 62-66, 80, more); Pg. 21: "'...I teach school in Arizona...' "; Pg. 27: Kingman, Arizona [A major character in novel is an Arizona resident, although this part of story takes place when she is in Mexico. Many other refs., not in DB, e.g. pg. 61. Many parts take place in Arizona]
Arizona Arizona 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 299. Pg. 299: "Just a scared little girl from Arkansas or Alaska or Arizona. "; Pg. 300: "'...I think we're out west someplace. Texas. Arizona. Wherever we is, it ain't like back home.' "
Arizona Arizona 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 36. Pg. 36: "...wondering how good it would be for album and ticket sales if word got out they were writing songs for the [radical Environmentalist] terrorist group that had firebombed an Arizona hospital because its new temporary wing encroached upon a nesting site of the blue-throated hummingbird. "; Pg. 37: "The Disaster Channel flickered in and out of sight with a quick look at a mud slide in Arizona... "

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