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 world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 25. Santa Claus [Also pg. 200-201, 213.]
Christianity - Christmas world 1973 Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 13. Pg. 13: "...paused by the Christmas tree at the foot of the great oak staircase... " [Also pg. 147.]
Christianity - Christmas world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 81. "...and Santa Claus and Laughing Buddha Jesus and a million million birds... "
Christianity - Christmas world 1978 Tucker, Wilson. The Year of the Quiet Sun. New York: Ace (1970); pg. 149. "'...How would you like to spend Christmas in 2001? Near Year's Eve?' "
Christianity - Christmas world 1983 King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. New York: Scribner (1999); pg. 411. Pg. 411: "...keeps the clock-radio tuned to is wall-to-wall Christmas carols... " [Christmas also mentioned on pgs. 412-415, 422, 424-425, 430-431, 433, 436-437, 441, 443, 445, 448-450, 456-457]
Christianity - Christmas world 1983 Willis, Connie. "The Sidon in the Mirror " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1983); pg. 146. [Time or place of this story is uncertain.] Pg. 146: "...but I remember how the lights of Jewell's abbey looked from here, a thin disjointed string of Christmas tree lights, red and green and gold. Closer in you can see the red line under the buildings, and you think you are seeing the heat of Paylay, but it is only the reflection of the lights off the ground... "; Pg. 149: "'...Ivvery once in a while that whole sky over there lights up like Chrissmiss...' " [sic]; Pg. 168: "'It was Christmastime,' she said, and the blowers kicked off. Into the silence she said, 'I was ten years old, and Jewell gave me a little gold necklace with a pearl on it. She was only fourteen, but she was already working in the house. They had a tree in the music room and there were little lights on it, all different colors, strung on a string. Have you ever seen lights like that, red and green and gold all strung together?' " [Christmas also mentioned, pg. 169-171, 176.]
Christianity - Christmas world 1984 Adams, Douglas & John Lloyd. The Meaning of Liff. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 23. "Deeping St. Nicholas (n.) What streetwise kids do at Christmas. They hide on the rooftops waiting for Santa Claus so that if he arrives and goes down the chimney, they can rip off stuff from his sleigh. "
Christianity - Christmas world 1984 Adams, Douglas & John Lloyd. The Meaning of Liff. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 99. "Wivenhoe (n.) The cry of alacrity with which a sprightly eighty-year-old breaks the ice on the lake when going for a swim on Christmas Eve. "
Christianity - Christmas world 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 126. Pg. 126, 206.
Christianity - Christmas world 1988 Bear, Greg. "Sleepside Story " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1988); pg. 38. "On the last day of school, before Christmas vacation, Oliver made his way home in a fall of light now, stopping in the old St. John's churchyard for a moment's reflection by his father's grave. Surrounded by the crisp, ancient slate gravestones and newer white marble, worn by the city's acid tears, he thought he might now be considered grown-up, might have to support all of his family. He left the churchyard in a somber mood... "
Christianity - Christmas world 1988 Bear, Greg. "Sleepside Story " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1988); pg. 39. "'She we-went sh-sh-shopping!' Yolanda wailed. 'She got her check today and it's Christmas and she went to get the babies new clothes and some food.'

'Oliver's hands clenched. Momma had asked him what he wanted for Christmas, and he had said, 'Nothing, Momma. Not really.' She had chided him, saying all would be well when the check came, and what good was Christmas if she couldn't find a little something special for each of her children? "

Christianity - Christmas world 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 98. "'...The gate [to Hell] is open round the clock and the traffic never dries up entirely, though I'm told things slow down some around Christmas.' "
Christianity - Christmas world 1990 Panshin, Alexei. "Now I'm Watching Roger " in Farewell To Yesterday's Tomorrow. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1975; c. 1972); pg. 89. [Year estimated.] "And he's a glutton. I pointed it out when he left the rind from the Christmas fruitcake and his antics lasted for a month. "
Christianity - Christmas world 1992 Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 276. "'She has a reputation for enjoying opening a man like a Christmas present. Pull a string, another layer falls away.' "
Christianity - Christmas world 1992 Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 380. "Truth was, her mind had been wandering. Back home on Earth it was Christmas time. What would Illyana make of a Christmas tree? Or Santa Claus? Would she ever see them, or had her mother condemned her to death? "
Christianity - Christmas world 1993 Anthony, Patricia. "Born to Be Wild " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1993); pg. 246. "The lights flickered, Christmas-tree gay... "
Christianity - Christmas world 1993 Harrison, Harry. "Not Me, Not Amos Cabot! " in Stainless Steel Visions. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 41. "There never was anything else except for a diminishing number of cards every Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas world 1994 Bradbury, Ray. "Unterderseaboat Doktor " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1994); pg. 3. "Von Seyfertitz glanced at his large, one-pound-size Christmas watch, saw that I still had thirty minutes to go... "
Christianity - Christmas world 1994 Galanter, Dave & Greg Brodeur. Foreign Foes (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 276. [Author's Note] "Wonder if I'll get any Christmas cards now. "
Christianity - Christmas world 1995 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 122. Pg. 164-168, etc.: A character named Christmas Muir. [Other ref, pg. 122, 192.]
Christianity - Christmas world 1995 Bradbury, Ray. "Another Fine Mess " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1995); pg. 45. "'...We've loved you ever since you were in the desert or on that boat with ghosts or trying to sell Christmas trees door-to-door...' "
Christianity - Christmas world 1995 Bradbury, Ray. "Dorian in Excelsus " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1995); pg. 125. "'I am doing a favor to myself. This is a great night, perhaps for both of us. Greater than Christmas or Halloween.' "
Christianity - Christmas world 1995 Foster, Alan Dean. The Dig. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 59. Pg. 59: "To Brink it was the culmination of all his dreams, a mile-wide Christmas present. "; Pg. 226: "...wrapped up in more of the same stringy gook as neatly as a Christmas turkey. "
Christianity - Christmas world 1996 Lee, Jim & Brandon Choi. "Renaissance " in Fantastic Four: Heroes Reborn. New York: Marvel Comics (2000; copyright 1996-97); pg. 4. "That's when the warning indicators start lighting up like a Christmas Tree! "
Christianity - Christmas world 1997 Bradley, Marion Zimmer The Gratitude of Kings. New York: Penguin (1997); pg. 8. "'The fair is actually fairly profitable; he holds it the week before the Yule-feast, so everyone is shopping for gifts. There's also a pass through the eastern mountains between Tschardain and Valantia, which is the trade center for everything on their side of the mountains...' "
Christianity - Christmas world 1997 Duane, Diane. X-Men: Empire's End. New York: Berkley (1998 softcover; 1st ed. 1997); pg. 330. "And with great suddenness, Charles Xavier was the largest thing in all these spaces.

The stars were toys, mere baubles. He could have hung them on a Christmas tree--and indeed, the fiery gas trailing from one of them to the next looked a little like neon tinsel. His mind filled again with the muttering of the populations of two galaxies, and he heard them all, could move from mind to mind, knowing its inmost thoughts with perfect clarity. Oddly, this did not horrify him.

He was a god. A crippled god, perhaps, but there is an archetype for that, after all. "

Christianity - Christmas world 1997 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. vii. [Frontispiece] Quotes: W. H. Auden, 'Blessed Event': "Four voices just audible in the hush of any Christmas... "
Christianity - Christmas world 1997 Ing, Dean. Flying to Pieces. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1997); pg. 287. Christmas tree
Christianity - Christmas world 1998 DeFalco, Tom & Adam-Troy Castro. X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow Book 2: The Present. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 277. "Luke Cage, listening, merely shook his head, and muttered, 'Christmas.' "
Christianity - Christmas 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. 6. "The future, however, like Christmas, is waiting for us to arrive... In the 1920s and 1930s, when American SF was aborning, its menu of future wonders was a national letter to Santa Claus listing the toys that boys like best... "
Christianity - Christmas 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. 57. Pg. 57: "...decorated with as many moons and planets as a Christmas tree. "; Pg. 100: Santa
Christianity - Christmas world 1998 Landis, Geoffrey A. "Snow " in Starlight 2 (Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.). New York: Tor (1998); pg. 251. "The snow was coming down harder now, not a gentle snow like memories of childhood Christmases that had never been, but wet gobbets... "
Christianity - Christmas world 1999 Cerasini, Marc. Godzilla 2000. New York: Random House (1997); pg. 276. "The crew of Mir greeted the arrival of the space shuttle Atlantis with Christmas cake and cookies... "
Christianity - Christmas world 2000 Gentle, Mary. Lost Burgundy. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 241. Pg. 241, 313, 318-319.
Christianity - Christmas world 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 80. " the new kind of excitement, the excitement that isn't like the night before execution, but like the night before Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2000 Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 253. "...and smiled like a little girl on Christmas day, eager to open all the wonderful presents laid out beneath the tree. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2001 Knight, Damon. CV. New York: Tor (1985); pg. 42-43. "'Hallo, dear, Merry Christmas!'

'Merry Christmas,' said Bliss...

'Yes, he is, dear, he wants to wish you a Merry Christmas.'

'Her image retired and was replaced by the callow visage of her son. 'Hallo, Dad. Marry Christmas and so forth.'

...'Yes, they're awful. That's too bad, I did want you to have my gift on Christmas day. Well, here's Mum.'

His wife's face reappeared. 'Well, dear, o running up the bill for nothing. Have a happy Christmas.' "

Christianity - Christmas world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 37. Pg. 37: " fake snow from an old Wal-Mart Christmas tree. " [also pg. 55.]; Pg. 304: "She looked like a row of ziggurats dressed up as Christmas trees. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2003 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 105. Pg. 105-106
Christianity - Christmas world 2004 Dick, Philip K. The Zap Gun. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 24. Pg. 24: Christmas; Pg. 46: Santa Claus
Christianity - Christmas world 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 66. "She had never seen anything precisely like them on Earth, but their needles were similar to those on the Douglas fir Christmas trees her family used to buy before settling on an aluminum substitute. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 106. "'...Every man, they said, must face reality. Must face the Here and Now! Everything that was not so must go... So they lined them up against a library wall out Sunday morning thirty years ago, in 1975; they lined up St. Nicholas and the Headless Horseman and Snow White...' "
Christianity - Christmas world 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 303. Pg. 303: "...and maybe a conference for Ramadan, Yom Kippur an Christmas...' "; Pg. 305: Christmas presents; Pg. 336: Christmas crackers [Also pg. 363.]
Christianity - Christmas world 2010 Clarke, Arthur C. 2010: Odyssey Two. New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 41. Pg. 41: " reminded him of barbecues and the crackling logs of Christmas fires. "; Pg. 76: " they watched Earth rise above the farside on Christmas Day, 1968. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 88. Pg. 88: "'...I still get Xmas cards every year from their offices in Lenin--I mean Saint Pete...' "; Pg. 137: "...but Eva still sent a generous donation to St. Jude's every Christmas. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2014 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 14. Pg. 14, 31
Christianity - Christmas world 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 129. Christmas tree
Christianity - Christmas world 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 301. "'And I suppose the rich nations and the big corporations are going to share the wealth out of the goodness of their hearts, like Father Christmas bringing presents to good little boys and girls.' "
Christianity - Christmas world 2020 Griffith. Nicole. Slow River. New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 117. "'...It was in a bag full of rubbish, old tat that was going to go to charity that Christmas. It was all wrinkled. Smelled like it had been in the bag for months. I threw it out.' "
Christianity - Christmas world 2020 Heinlein, Robert A. Friday. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1982); pg. 305. "'...You'll be paid the bonus and will leave the hospital . . . with the happy knowledge that you have enabled a young couple to have a perfet baby when they were dead-certain, almost, to have a defective one. Christmas disease.'

I decided that the story was mostly true. 'The Dauphiness'

'What? Don't be silly!'

'And it is considerably more than Christmas disease, which, by the itself, might be ignored in a royal person...' "

Christianity - Christmas world 2022 Asimov, Isaac. "Catch That Rabbit " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1944); pg. 251. [Year est.] "'...I'd hate to have to find seven mad robots in a black pit without radio communication, if they weren't lit up like blasted radioactive Christmas trees.' "
Christianity - Christmas world 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 245. "Some kind of control room, with a Christmas-tree profusion of machinery. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2025 Clifton, Mark & Frank Riley. The Forever Machine. New York: Carroll & Graf (1992; first ed. 1956); pg. 301. "And they knew that within a week or two the goodwill jag would pass, and be as faded and tired as a forgotten Christmas wreath on the tenth of January. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 226. "There is the occasional light-bulb-on-a-wire strung around and even a couple of strins of Christmas-tree lights. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. xii. Pg. xii: "...framed, hanging on the wall of the living room when Humphrey and I go there for Christmas dinner... "; Pg. xiii: "And I've been saving a surprise Christmas present for him too: a hard cheese with a nice rind, painted with beeswax... "; Pg. xiv: "Also fried liver for supper several days in a row, with onions and potatoes. After Christmas I'm going to read up on tanning leather and see what might be made out of goathide--moccasins, maybe? Book covers (next year's Christmas presents)?... Next year's Christmas presents for selected friends: small, attractively packaged pots of goatsfoot glue... "; Pg. xvi: "...waiting for Humphrey and Christmas Eve... and I'm looking forward to reliving the Christmases I did all that with Jessee, when I was back home for the holidays at fifteen and sixteen and seventeen... "; Pg. xx: "Hurt Hollow hasn't had a white Christmas in twenty years... " [Other refs., not in DB. Christmas: see also pg. xxii, xxv-xxix, xxxiii, 17]
Christianity - Christmas world 2027 Atack, Chris. Project Maldon. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 137. Pg. 137: Santa Claus; Pg. 217: "'...Yesterday about a hundred members of the Christmas List raided a soft residential area...' "
Christianity - Christmas world 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 182. "Bill's moment of terror on Christmas Eve when he reached into his pocket and couldn't find the engagement ring... "
Christianity - Christmas world 2029 Quick, William T. Planet of the Apes. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 1. "a control panel that glittered in Christmas tree profusion: winking, blinking lights, gleaming switches, enigmatic buttons. "
Christianity - Christmas world 2030 Gibson, William. Neuromancer. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 46. "Armitage handed him the magnetic key. 'Go on. You'll enjoy this, Case. Like Christmas morning.' "
Christianity - Christmas world 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 234. Pg. 234: "What I thought was a leaning dead tree turned out to be an abandoned crane, red-leafed vines having already climbed halfway up its length. A cable dangled from its end, holding a gaily decorated artificial Christmas tree. "; Pg. 338: "Then I saw it, far away: a long crane, rusted brown, with a decorated artificial Christmas tree dangling from it. " [More.]
Christianity - Christmas world 2030 Willis, Connie. "Spice Pogrom " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1986); pg. 183. Pg. 183: "Next to it was a baby buggy with a Christmas tree in it. "; Pg. 184: "She backed away from him into the Christmas tree. " [Also pg. 196, 220.]
Christianity - Christmas world 2031 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 165. "'You know the Charles Dickens story, A Christmas Carol?'

'What about it?'

'I was thinking...' "

Christianity - Christmas world 2038 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 39. "...on top of a Christmas centerpiece of holly and Christmas roses. " [Also pg. 252, 257, 271.]
Christianity - Christmas world 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 133. "However, his relationship with his twelve-year-old half-brother has apparently stabilized. The subject spent the Christmas holidays at home with his mother and sibling. Post-holiday interviews and testing showed... "
Christianity - Christmas world 2040 Pohl, Frederik. Man Plus. New York: Random House (1976); pg. 75. "The lights were more brilliant than before. He tried to diminish the sensitivity of his vision, but nothing happened. What he really wanted, he thought, was a single Christmas bulb. "

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