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/
Christianity - Christmas Louisiana: New Orleans 1990 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 41. Pg. 41, 63-64, 128, 193, 239, 481, 564, 582, 676, 854, 915, 921, 960-962, 974-975, 987-988, 992-1001, 1008-1010.
Christianity - Christmas Luna 2050 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 385. Pg. 385: "'That's the best way to help them. Create new knowledge, new wealth. Keep the safety valve open for anyone who wants to use it.'

Joanna took a deep breath. 'You almost sound religious.'

He broke into a grin. 'Well, it is Christmas--almost.' ";

Pg. 387: "As they lay in bed in the darkness, warm and pleasantly tired, Doug whispered to Edith, 'By the way, Merry Christmas.'

'And to you, sweetheart.'

'We've got a new year coming in a week. A new era, really.'

'Hey, now that you're an independent nation, what're y'all gonna call yourselves? You can't call a whole nation Moonbase.' "

Christianity - Christmas Luna 2075 Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 133. "With luck and help from Waren, Chief Engineer would have ulcers by Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas Maine 1966 King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. New York: Scribner (1999); pg. 296. "...tucked into his last Christmas card to me was a photo of his new office in Houlton. In the photo are three Magi standing around a straw-filled cradle on the snowy office lawn. Behind Mary and Joseph you can read the sign on the door: NATHANIEL HOPPENSTAND, D.D.S. "
Christianity - Christmas Maine 1966 King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. New York: Scribner (1999); pg. 302. "Instead I got one saying how much she missed me and that she was making 'something special' for Christmas. Which probably meant a sweater, one with reindeer on it. " [Many other refs. to Christmas in novel, not with any actual Christian religious significance. See also pg. 337, 389, 399, 401]
Christianity - Christmas Mars 1999 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 19. "'Well,' said the captain, reluctant to go. He stood as if waiting for something. He looked like a child staring at an empty Christmas tree. 'Well,' he said again. 'Come on, men.' "
Christianity - Christmas Mars 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 111. "The robots, clothed in hair of ape and white of rabbit, arose: Tweedledum following Tweedledee... pepper-elves, Tik-tok, Ruggedo, St. Nicholas with a self-made snow flurry blowing on before him... "
Christianity - Christmas Mars 2011 Zubrin, Robert. First Landing. New York: Ace Books (2002; c. 2001); pg. 56. "...hauling a bag of rock samples on his back, like Santa Claus carrying a sack of toys. 'Ho, ho, ho! Merry Christmas!'

Rebecca confined herself to a single dry comment. 'It's not Christmas,' she observed.. "

Christianity - Christmas Mars 2109 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 33. "Not know Sadi? Might as well ask who was Mama or who is Santa Claus or Ronald McDonald. There's a lot I can't remember, of course, about him, but he was so much... "
Christianity - Christmas Mars 2130 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 451. "Yes; it was like Scrooge's dream, the trawl a kind of robot Christmas past... "
Christianity - Christmas Mars 2397 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 468. "In four days many of us will celebrate Christmas. On Earth, that was a time of hope, of the promise of resurrection. Even the atheists among us must feel the power of this particular season and holiday, especially now, for like Christ, we carry the weight of billions on our shoulders... "
Christianity - Christmas Maryland: Baltimore 2040 Zelazny, Roger. "Home is the Hangman " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1975); pg. 87. "The fourth place listed on the Christmas card I had sent Don Walsh the previous year was Peabody's Book Shop and Beer Stube in Baltimore, Maryland. "
Christianity - Christmas Massachusetts 1978 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 98. "Nick had been with two women before, a high-priced all girl given to him as a Christmas present after the Harvard swimming team had discovered he was still a virgin at the end of his freshman year... "
Christianity - Christmas Massachusetts 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 17: "Getaway! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1984); pg. 11. Illyana: "I wonder--you ever read Charles Dickens' 'A Christmas Carol?' We're kind of like Scrooge, seeing the shape of things to come... and asking ourselves if this is what will be or what might? "
Christianity - Christmas Massachusetts 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 116. "...wondering why the main dormitory building at a school for teenagers would be lit up like a Christmas tree this late at night. "
Christianity - Christmas Massachusetts: Boston 1773 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 110. "One day, not long before Christmas of 1773, Samuel Adams and a few of his rowdy friends came to Durgin Paul to drink... " [Boston Tea Party described briefly.]
Christianity - Christmas Massachusetts: Boston 1857 Bellamy, Edward. Looking Backward. New York: Random House (1951; c. 1887); pg. 1. "I first saw the light in the city of Boston in the year 1857. 'what!' you say, 'eighteen fifty-seven? That is an odd slip. He means nineteen fifty-seven, of course.' I beg pardon, but there is no mistake. It was about four in the afternoon of December the 26th, one day after Christmas, in the year 1857, not 1957, that I first breathed the east wind of Boston, which, I assure the reader, was at that remote period marked by the same penetrating quality characterizing it in the present year of grace, 2000. "
Christianity - Christmas Massachusetts: Boston 1972 DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1999); pg. 49. "While he was trying to decide about making another sandwich, the crowd near him parted and Mark Beasley came up to him, cameras hanging of him as if he were a poorly decorated Christmas tree. He had a sandwich in his hand.

'Christ on a crutch, Carl, will you look at this feast?' "

Christianity - Christmas Massachusetts: Boston 2199 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Rama II. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 37. "'We can still catch Takagishi next Saturday and will tape the O'Tooles on Christmas Eve in Boston...' "
Christianity - Christmas Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 382. Pg. 382: "'Maybe. If I've got time. After Christmas.' "; Pg. 386: Happy as kids at Christmas " [Also pg. 396, 399, 427.]
Christianity - Christmas Metropolis 1993 Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 45. "It's so beautiful at night, thought Supergirl, like a huge Christmas tree, going on for miles and miles. The city, with its millions of residents, held a constant fascination for her. "
Christianity - Christmas Metropolis 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 94. "I walked purposefully up the aisle and, like Scrooge accommodating the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come, grabbed up a swatch of that thick robe in my hand. "
Christianity - Christmas Minnesota 1982 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 33. -
Christianity - Christmas Minnesota 1991 Douglas, Carole Nelson. Seed Upon the Wind. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 39. Pg. 39: "Desmeyne reminded her of a dazzling Christmas tree ornament that had fallen from some lofty height to wedge in a discreet notch... "; Pg. 61: "...the floors reminded her of glitter-dusted Christmas cotton batting from years ago. "; Pg. 247: "Another eerily lightweight material, recalling spun fiberglass, Christmas angel hair, the albino color of a Hollywood starlet's platinum locks. "
Christianity - Christmas Minnesota 1998 Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 69. Pg. 69: "Deanna steps into the shadow of their dry old broken Christmas tree and her father doesn't see her... "; Pg. 103: "I can see an old brown car seat below, a spool table, spring lawn chairs, a string of Christmas lights. "; Pg. 188: "Her beading loosens and then falls apart in his hands. His Christmas present. "; Pg. 194: "Otherwise, they are to me the perfect Christmas guests. "; Pg. 202: "...even at the Christmas dinner table. "; Pg. 219: "...and just in time for Christmas! "
Christianity - Christmas Missouri 1990 Simmons, Dan. "The Death of the Centaur " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1990); pg. 311. -
Christianity - Christmas Missouri: Kansas City 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 5. "...was final by Christmas... " [Also, pg. 150, 273, 282, 308-310, 313, 337, more.]
Christianity - Christmas Nevada 1986 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 331. "He beamed at the unidentified objects like a kid who had just received the toys at the top of his Christmas list. "
Christianity - Christmas Nevada 2011 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 290. "She stopped for gas in a place called Heston. The guy who came out to serve her was about sixty; he had a beard like Santa Claus, and a red baseball cap with the logo of a helicopter firm... Santa Claus saw her looking at the [shattered] glass. She didn't want to ask him how it got there, but he told her anyhow. 'Sonic boom,' he said. "
Christianity - Christmas New Hampshire 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 17. -
Christianity - Christmas New Jersey 1967 Gardner, Craig Shaw. Dragon Sleeping. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 147. "'It was as cold as hell when we left New Jersey,' Wilbert added.

'Well,' Maggie said, 'it was almost Christmas.' "

Christianity - Christmas New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 17. Pg. 17: "...encircling the jar like gifts spread around some gentile's Christmas tree. "; Pg. 43: "'...Get her in touch with her roots, know what I mean? Put up a Christmas tree. Hide Easter eggs. Kids need roots.' "
Christianity - Christmas New Jersey 1984 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 59. "...that made the Fourth of July as important to Smitty's Smile Shop as Christmas was to a toy store.'
Christianity - Christmas New Jersey 1992 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 107. Pg. 107: Santa Claus [also pg. 120, 286, 304.]
Christianity - Christmas New Marrakech 3038 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Cale's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 141. "More Drej weapons targeted a window-filled sphere that perched like a Christmas ornament atop the tallest protrusion. "
Christianity - Christmas New Mexico 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 4. "I was there last Christmas for the bullfights, Esperanza Springs, New Mexico; I stayed at the Holiday Inn. No, I'm kidding. "
Christianity - Christmas New Mexico 3000 Williamson, Jack. Terraforming Earth. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 26. Pg. 26, 40-44.
Christianity - Christmas New York 1886 Irving, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1886); pg. 25. "and had to make his way merely through gates of iron and brass, and walls of adamant, to the castle keep, where the lady of his heart was confined; all which he achieved as easily as a man would carve his way to the center of a Christmas pie; and then the lady gave him her hand as a matter of course. "
Christianity - Christmas New York 1929 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 20. "That snowy Christmas in New York in 1929... " [Also pg. 26, 66, 117, 386.]
Christianity - Christmas New York 1966 Keyes, Daniel. Flowers for Algernon. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1966); pg. 42. "Bright neon lights. Christmas trees and sidewalk peddlers... " [More description of non-Christmas-oriented winter imagery.]
Christianity - Christmas New York 1991 Kindya, K. A. "Ice Prince " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 215. "Jean smiled. 'Hey, I have a little extra cash stashed away. Consider it an early Christmas present. And Rogue, she an wear it to go ice-skating. I think the Rockefeller Center rink is open by now.' "
Christianity - Christmas New York 1994 Brooks, Terry. The Tangle Box. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 21. "He had bought a magic kingdom out of a Christmas catalog when he knew full well that such a thing could not possible exist, taking a chance nevertheless that perhaps it might, and the gamble had paid off. "
Christianity - Christmas New York 1995 Brooks, Terry. Witches' Brew. New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 6. "Purchase a magic kingdom and find a new life, the ad in Rosen's Christmas catalogue had promised. Make yourself King of a land where the stories of childhood are real. "
Christianity - Christmas New York 1999 Hill, David W. "The Price of Tea in China " in Writers of the Future: Volume XV (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1999); pg. 310. "...but the words slipped from him like minnows through his fingers, like the green slimy glop that he'd gotten for Christmas, the ideas too large to handle. "
Christianity - Christmas New York 2000 Friedman, Michael Jan. X-Men: Shadows of the Past. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 259. "Back at the professor's estate, the furry, blue X-Man had embraced the technological gifts of the otherworldly Sh'iar with the eagerness of a child on Christmas morning. "
Christianity - Christmas New York 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 13. "'And happiness, too. I can remember when we had to allow for holidays, especially around Christmas. There wasn't anything to do but take it. The reject rate would start climbing around the fifth of December, and up and up it'd go until Christmas. Then the holiday, then the horrible reject rate; then New Year's...' " [Also pg. 79, 110.]
Christianity - Christmas New York 2075 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 296. "Religious holidays in Sanctuary varied from family to family; some kept Christmas, Ramadan, Easter, Yom Kippur, or Divali; many kept nothing at all. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1940 Barnes, Steven. Far Beyond the Stars (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 143. Pg. 143: "So when they all turned their heads and saw Benny's Aunt Ardelia, her face lit up like a Christmas tree... "; Pg. 238: "The joys of the holiday season reached also as far as Harlem... "; Pg. 239: "And so it was that Christmas music drifted up from the street... " [More, pg. 241, etc.]
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1953 Knight, Damon. "Babel II " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1953); pg. 61. "...the Hooligan-thing blazed at him like a Christmas tree ornament. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1955 Knight, Damon. "You're Another " in Far Out. New York: Simon and Schuster (1961; c. 1955); pg. 135. "...a present under a Christmas tree. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1956 Knight, Damon. "A Likely Story " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1956); pg. 217. Pg. 217: "...the Saturday after Christmas, it was like a mild October... "; Pg. 218: Christmas Party [also pg. 227]. The whole story takes place at a Christmas party, although it has nothing to do with Christmas.]
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1962 Martin, George R. R. "Shell Games " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 202. "Only ten shopping days were left until Christmas... "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1962 Martin, George R. R. "Shell Games " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 207. "'Merry Christmas,' Tach declared drunkenly when the clock struck midnight and the record Christmas Eve crowd began to whoop and shout and pound on the tables... The twins were his Christmas gift from Angelface. " [Other refs., pg. 208-209, 211, 217.]
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1963 Snodgrass, Melinda M. "Blood Ties " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 156. "'Christmas Eve, 1963. Mal's been dead a long time.' "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 171. Pg. 171; "such folds and frills and ribbons and buttons and feathers, trimmed like a Christmas tree. "; Pg. 213: Christmas garland
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 44. "The old man yields by Christmas. " [Also pg. 243.]
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1982 Godwin, Parke. "The Fire When It Comes " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 35. "There was the gas bill and Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1982 Godwin, Parke. "The Fire When It Comes " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 41. "December 21. I know the date because Al's carefully crossed the days off her calendar where she never bothered before. I've been turned off for days. Almost Christmas, but you'd never know it around here. No holly, no tree, just a few cards opened and dropped on the little teakwood desk where they keep their bills. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1984 Delany, Samuel R. "The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals " in Flight from Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994; c. 1984); pg. 239. "...with mouths red as a Christmas ornament... "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1986 Leigh, Stephen. "The Tint of Hatred " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 9. Pg. 9: "Senator Gregg Hartman finally escaped to an empty corner behind one of the Christmas trees, his wife Ellen and his aide John Werthen following... "; Pg. 10: "Blinking Christmas lights reflected from his beaded forehead: red, then blue, then green. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1986 Martin, George R. R.; Melinda Snodgrass, et al. Wild Cards III: Jokers Wild. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 20. Pg. 20: "Elouette had sent pictures the Christmas previous... "; Pg. 66: "...the creased color snapshot Elouette had sent him the previous Christmas. " [Also pg. 137.]
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1987 Jacobs, Harvey. "Stardust " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993; story copyright 1987); pg. 56. "'And what about special occasions? Birthdays, Christmas, Thanksgiving?' "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1988 Byrne, John L. Fearbook. New York: Warner (1988); pg. 134. "It was three weeks before Christmas. Greenwich Village was an elfin glade of bright lights and festive windows. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 4. "'...If they made a suit out of Holiday Inn wallpaper, I'd buy six of them.' But every Christmas Hiram gave him another goddamned suit. "
Christianity - Christmas New York: New York City 1988 Silverberg, Robert. "Passengers " in Nebula Award Stories Five (James Blish, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1972; 1st ed. 1970; story c. 1968); pg. 84. "...he has been taken by Passengers three times in five weeks, and his section is in disarray as a result, and his Christmas bonus is jeopardized. "

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