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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Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 1975 Jones, Raymond F. Renegades of Time. Don Mills, Ontario: Laser Books/Harlequin (1975); pg. 135. Pg. 135: "There was a sense of timelessness in the still air, as if the present moment would last forever. Only the mist drifted slowly, and somewhere nearby, a stream of water could be heard. It must have been this way in the Garden of Eden, Joe thought. This could be a Garden of Eden. "; Pg. 186: "They landed again on the Garden of Eden world, as Joe had come to think of it in his own mind. " [Joe and Tamarina actually stay on this particular world, to start a new civilization.]
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 1982 Adams, Douglas. Life, the Universe and Everything. New York: Harmony Books (1982); pg. 29. "For a moment there was a terrible stunned silence, and then out of the drifting smoke emerged the pale figure of Slartibartfast looking even more like Moses because in spite of the continued absence of the mountain he was at least now striding across a fiery and smoking well-mown lawn. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 1990 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 20. Pg. -1 [frontispiece]: "'The Imagination may be compared to Adam's dream--he awoke and found it truth.'
--John Keats, in a letter to a friend. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2069 Friedman, Michael Jan. The Valiant (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (2001; c. 2000); pg. 13. "He recalled the story of Moses, the biblical patriarch who led his people through a wilderness for forty years and brought up a new generation in the process. But in the end, Moses was prohibited from entering the Promised Land with his charges.

Is that how it's going to be with me? Tarasco asked himself. After all we've been through, am I going to be Moses? Have I already seen Earth for the last time? "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2075 Jones, Raymond F. "Intermission Time " in The Non-Statistical Man. New York: Belmont Books (1964; copyright 1953); pg. 157. [On Planet 7.] "'The only real greatness a man ever has is the ability to take care of himself, and twist the world to fit his needs. True, we have almost burned it to a cinder in the process, but that 'almost' is what makes the difference. We haven't failed, and we aren't going to--unless we give up trying to take care of ourselves and create some fatal Utopia. There's no freedom in the Garden of Eden. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2100 Cherryh, C. J. Downbelow Station. New York: DAW Books (1981); pg. 3. "What the probe had found was a star with reasonable possibiities for encouraging life; a belt of debris, including particles, planetoids... It was no eden, no second Earth, not better than what existed in the sun's own systems, and it was a far journey... "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2103 Heinlein, Robert A. Starship Troopers. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1959); pg. 137. "Six days shalt thou work and do all thou art able,
The seventh the same and pound on the cable.
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2193 Fisher, Stephen C. "Dear Mom " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 170. "I wondered if Eve's daughters, writing back to her after they left home, had the same problem. ('Seth and I are fine. Lots of rain this week, but the roof is holding.') Probably. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2200 Dick, Philip K. "Colony " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1953); pg. 127. [Year estimated.] "'But the whole planet's harmless. You know, I'm wondering whether this is the Garden of Eden our ancestors fell out of.'

'Were pushed out of.' "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2200 Silverberg, Robert. Starborne. New York: Bantam (1997; co. 1996); pg. 10. "...unending search for the ultimate new Eden that is the goal of their quest. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2268 Oltion, Kathy. "The Quick and the Dead " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds II (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 31. "The air where the landing party beamed down on Theta Tau V...

'Why is it,' McCoy said to Kirk, Spock, and Sulu... 'all the perfect, Edenlike planets the Enterprise has come across are somehow fatally flawed for colonization. Yet a planet that smells like this one has so much more potential?'

'Well, Bones,' Kirk said, 'maybe we aren't ready for Eden, yet.' He kicked at a clump of dirt.

'Maybe Eden flat out doesn't exist,' McCoy said... "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2270 Carey, Diane. Chainmail (Star Trek: Challenger / Gateways: Book 2 of 7). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 25. "'...Describe what's around you!'

'Cast-iron Eden . . . is this where you go when you--die?' "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2285 Friedman, Michael Jan. "James T. Kirk " in War Dragons (Star Trek; "The Captain's Table " Book 1 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 270. Pg. 270: "...until 2285, when Carol and David were both working on Project Genesis and Kirk helped rescue them from Kahn's vengeance. Later, Kirk and his son were able to become friends. Tragically, David was murdered shortly thereafter on the Genesis Planet by a Klingon officer named Kruge, who sought to steal the secret of Genesis. ";

Pg. 271: "He returned to active duty in 2285 when Khan Noonien Singh hijacked the starship Reliant and stole the Genesis Device, a revolutionary terraforming tool... Upon learning that Spock's katra--or personal essence--had survived the incident, Kirk hijacked the Enterprise to the Genesis Planet to recover Spock's body... "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2285 McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. New York: Pocket Books (1982); pg. 84. "Carol Marcus returned to the screen.

'This concludes the demonstration tape. I and my colleagues, Jedda Adzhin-Dall, Vance Madison... thank you for your attention.'

The tape ended.

'It literally is genesis,' Spock said.

'Have they proceeded with their experiments?'

...'Dear lord . . .' McCoy said. He looked up, stricken. 'Are we--can we control this? Suppose it hadn't been a lifeless satellite? Suppose that thing were used on an inhabited world?'

'It would,' Spock said, 'destroy all life in favor of its new matrix.'

'It's 'new matrix'? Spock, have you any idea what you're saying.'

'I was not attempting to evaluate its ethical implications.'

'The ethical implications of complete destruction!' "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2285 McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. New York: Pocket Books (1982); pg. 85. "'You forget, Dr. McCoy, that sentient beings have had, and used, weapons of complete destruction for thousands of years. Historically is has always been easier to destroy than to create.'

'Not anymore!' McCoy cried. 'Now you can do both at once! One of our myths said Earth was created in six days, now, watch out! Here comes Genesis! We'll do it for you in six minutes!'

'Any form of power, in the wrong hands--'

...'Don't give me logic! My god! A force that destroys, yet leaves what was destroyed still usable? Spock, that's the most attractive weapon imaginable. We're talking about Armageddon! Complete, universal, candy-coated Armageddon!' "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2285 McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. New York: Pocket Books (1982); pg. 148. "'That's what I call a meal,' Kirk said.

'This is like the Garden of Eden,' Dr. McCoy said with wonder.

'Only here, every apple comes form the tree of knowledge,' Dr. Marcus said; then added, 'with all the risk that implies.' "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2285 McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan. New York: Pocket Books (1982) [Novelization. Screenplay by Jack B. Sowards. Based on story by Harve Bennett and Jack B. Sowards.]; pg. 20. "Log Entry by commander Pavel Chekov, Duty Officer, U.S.S. Reliant on orbital approach to Alpha Ceti VI, continuing our search for a planet to serve as a test site for the Genesis experiment. This will be the sixteenth world we have visited... " [Refs. throughout novel to the 'Genesis project', named after the first book of the Bible. It is mentioned for the first time here.]
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2285 McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek III: The Search for Spock. New York: Pocket Books (1984); pg. 9. Pg. 9: "Only yesterday morning she stood with the rest of the ship's company and sent his coffin accelerating toward the Genesis planet. "; Pg. 11: "His old enemy, Khan Singh, had murdered all the members of the Genesis team except carol and David. " [Many other refs. to the Genesis planet, and the Genesis project, not in DB. Named after the first book of the Old Testament.]
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2286 McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. New York: Pocket Books (1986); pg. 20. "'The results are completely under our control,' James Kirk said. 'In this simulation, a barren rock becomes a world with water, atmosphere, and a functioning ecosystem capable of sustaining most known forms of carbon-based life.'

Sarek knew about the Genesis device. He did not need to watch its simulation. Most had known little if anything about the secret project. They reacted with amazement or shock or silent contemplation, depending on their character and their culture.

'Even as the Federation negotiated a peace treaty with us, Kirk secretly developed the Genesis torpedo...' " [Many refs. to the Genesis Project, named after the first book of the Bible.]

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2287 Bonanno, Margaret Wander. Probe (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 77. Pg. 77: "'...Some of my colleagues have gone so far as to call these structures not Exodus halls but--' "; Pg. 117: "'Exodus Hall,' Dajan said quickly.. " [Other refs. to 'Exodus']
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2293 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. New York: Pocket Books (1992); [Based on the film. Screenplay by Nicholas Meyer and Denny Martin Flinn. Story by Leonard Nimoy, Nicholas Meyer and Denny Martin Flinn.]; pg. 6. Pg. 6: "...the Carol Marcus he had known later as friend and mother of his son during the Genesis mission. "; Pg. 7: "'...You come back into my life, and suddenly Genesis is destroyed and...' " [Named after the first book of the Bible. Genesis mentioned a few other times.]
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2294 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Generations. New York: Pocket Books (1994); [Based on the film Star Trek: Generations. Story by Rick Berman, Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga. Screenplay by Ronald D. Moore and Brannon Braga.]; pg. 59. "Just as the original Enterprise herself was gone, destroyed as they had stood on the Genesis planet and watched her streak to her death across a twilight sky. " [Named for the book in the Bible.]
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2300 Bujold, Lois McMaster. Falling Free. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1991; first pub. 1988); pg. 14. "A little plaque bearing a humorous motto caught his eye. On the sixth day God saw He couldn't do it all, it read, so He created ENGINEERS. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2300 Zelazny, Roger. "Angel, Dark Angel " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1967); pg. 189. [Year estimated.] "'...I could complete your fresco for you--'

'With a gigantic machine guarded by the Angel of Death! I know!'

'You are wrong. It would end with the Garden of Eden.' "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2350 Bear, Greg. Beyond Heaven's River. New York: Dell (1980); pg. 64. "'Sometimes I think you enjoy being a Methuselah.'

'A Rip van Winkle, you mean.' "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2366 David, Peter. Q-in-Law (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1991); pg. 106. Pg. 106: "'It's . . . it's like a planet that's new,' breathed Sehra.

Wesley nodded. 'It's based on an actual place--well, a place that isn't there anymore--called the Genesis Planet.' ";

Pg. 186: "'The Genesis Planet,' said Lwaxana. 'A thing of beauty, created by human hands.' " [Also pg. 249.]

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2368 Bischoff, David. Grounded (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 100. "Troi smiled glowingly. 'I think our particular king may have the wisdom of Solomon!'

'Just don't bring any swords and babies my way, Counselor...' "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2368 Neason, Rebecca. Guises of the Mind (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 48. "Mother Veronica looked up and let her eyes scan the windows. ' 'The heavens declare the glory of the Lord,' ' she whispered. ' 'And the firmament showeth his handiwork. . . .' '

'Is that from a poem?'

Mother Veronica nodded. 'In a way,' she said. 'It's from the Psalms, which are a series of prayer-poems.'

'Do you know all of the Psalms?'

Again the nun nodded. 'I began learning them as a child, shortly after I came to the convent. They comforted me--and have gone on comforting me throughout the years.' " [Pg. 255-256: Extensive discussion about King Solomon, particularly the story about how he mediated between two women who both claimed to be the mother of the same child.]

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2370 Pedersen, Ted. Gypsy World (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 37. Pg. 37: "The Fjori called their world Ryft, which translated, roughly, to Eden. Which was an appropriate name, since this small planet on the edge of forever was like a garden in the middle of a great desert of black space. "; Pg. 38: "...beyond even the traveled starpaths of Gamma Quadrant, the Orak neared Eden, a solitary planet spinning around a solitary sun. "; Pg. 32: "The next morning as the first light from the bloodred sun that warmed Eden broke over the peaks of the distant blue mountains... " [Other refs., e.g., pg. 76.]
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2370 Thompson, W.R. Infiltrator (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 1. "'Cheerful tonight,' aren't you?' He reached out and stroked her cheek. ' 'So lovely fair, that what seem'd fair in all the world seem'd now mean.' I'll be back for you.'

'I know.' The quote from Milton--Adam's description of Eve, another type of firstborn--warmed her as it always did. She kissed him. 'Now get going.' " [More on Milton and Paradise Lost: pg. 186-189.]

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2370 Thompson, W.R. Infiltrator (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 278. "'In Paradise Lost, when Satan incited his followers to revolt, one angel refused to follow him, despite all threats and arguments. That quote was the congratulations he received for remaining loyal to the forces of good.'

Worf grunted in understanding, while Picard raised an eyebrow. 'Number One, you continually surprise me. I had now idea you were a Milton scholar.' " [More, pg. 277.]

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2371 Ward, Dayton. "Reflections " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 74. "The memory of Spock's death was still very clear in the captain's mind, even though the miracle of the Genesis Planet would eventually aid in the restoration of the Vulcan. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2374 Carey, Diane. Fire Ship (Star Trek: Voyager / The Captain's Table: Book 4 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 87. "I didn't know anything about this space, the channels or markers, couldn't tell a warning from a nav beacon. I might be a spy or a Jonah... They were all uneasy around me... "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Space (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 1 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 173. "...or outwitting Commander Kruge before the Genesis Planet completely self-destructed. " [The planet named after the Genesis project, which was named after the 1st book in the Old Testament.]
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Strike (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 3 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 236. "...not a quest for King Solomon's Mines! "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Zone (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 2 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 38. "...he could hardly pinpoint two specific individuals in this gaseous Tower of Babel. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2374 de Lancie, John & Peter David. I, Q (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 244. "'Do you know,' she told him after giving the matter some thought, 'that if only one decent man had been found, Sodom and Gomorrah would have been saved?'

'Who are they?'

'They were cities.'

'Oh.' He eyed her curiously. 'Are you saying my father [Q] is a decent man?'

'My, my. You're quick to grasp, aren't you? Clever boy... It's not quite that simple. Decent, perhaps . . . but also...' "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2374 Galanter, Dave & Greg Brodeur. Battle Lines (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 251. "Voyager slung torpedoes at the giant, her captain hoping that all Davids had a knack for downing relative Goliaths. Three globes of fire hit the Marauder dead on. Two jammed themselves into the Gimlon escorts. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2375 Pellegrino, Charles & George Zebrowski. Dyson Sphere (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 73. "A few years earlier in Q and Horta years, the Book of Job had warned humanity that the universe was not for the timid, for it came with no guarantee that it would ever make sense. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2375 Pellegrino, Charles & George Zebrowski. Dyson Sphere (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 131. "A breeze rose suddenly from the sea and screamed thinly through the ruins. The sun had stopped in the sky, much as the Bible said it once stopped for Joshua; and because of that miraculous paradox, that miraculous inertia, it was going to actually set... "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2375 Smith, Dean Wesley & Kristine Kathryn Rusch. Shadow (Star Trek: Voyager/Section 31 #4). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 234. "Captain Kathryn Janeway had to stand up. She was in the presence of something awesome, something that could not be faced from a chair. She had to face it on her feet, as she imagined David had faced Goliath. "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2376 Jarman, Heather. This Gray Spirit (Star Trek: DS9; "Mission: Gamma " #2 of 4). New York: Pocket Books (2002); pg. 341. "The hours she'd spent with the Avaril's engineering staff finally paid off. Okay little David, we're going to make the bad guys think you're Goliath. She took out the makeshift device Permenter had given her and plugged it into a port on the shuttle's main console... "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2376 Martin, Michael A. & Andy Mangels. Cathedral (Star Trek: DS9; "Mission: Gamma " #3 of 4). New York: Pocket Books (2002); pg. 155. "The text is not simply old, Shar thought, too intent on the unfolding mystery to join in his colleagues' jubilation. The alien recognized it as very old.

'Maybe it's his people's equivalent of the Book of Genesis,' Candlewood said, his thoughts obviously moving along lines similar to Shar's.

But Bowers didn't look ready to celebrate just yet. 'Remember, nobody here can read Genesis in the original Hebrew.' "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2467 Perry, S. D. Aliens: Labyrinth. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 84. "He'd read about Eden in the history modules, the garden that the original man and woman had supposedly been rejected from--and surely the writers had imagined a place as beautiful as this as they had penned those words. Lush with bounty, as pure and fresh as a new thought--it was the stuff of waking dreams, those light, sweet fantasies just before consciousness reared. It was Eden, or as close as humanity could ever come--

Beware the serpent . . . "

Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 2500 Dickson, Gordon R. Other. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 13. Quote from Joshua 8:26
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 3000 Foster, Alan Dean. The Howling Stones. New York: Ballantine (1998; c. 1997); pg. 55. "'...I'd call it Eden, if I were inclined to name things...' "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 3000 Niven, Larry; Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes. Beowulf's Children. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 131. Psalm 31:1-6 is quoted on this page.
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 3500 Chalker, Jack L. The Demons at Rainbow Bridge. New York: Baen (1998; c. 1989); pg. 25. "'...Who's gonna hire us now, you bloody worm? We're Jonahs--bad luck...' "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 4600 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 184. "Nobody had thought of it for generations, least of all the inhabitants of Nova Terra and Eden, the twin planets that occupied Alpha Centauri A's second orbit and constituted humanity's oldest, richest and most populous extrasolar colony. " [A few other refs. to the planet Eden, e.g. pg. 315, 515, 593.]
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 13560 Herbert, Frank. Dune Messiah. New York: Ace (1987; c. 1969); pg. 301. "This myth he'd made out of intricate movements and imagination, out of moonlight and love, out of prayers older than Adam, and gray cliffs... "
Christianity - Old Testament galaxy 22995 Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 224. "Voltaire without his words was like Samson without his locks... "
Christianity - Old Testament Gotham 1971 O'Neil, Dennis. "A Voice from the Grave " in Batman in the Seventies, (Michael Wright, ed.) New York: DC Comics (1999; story first pub. in Detective Comics #410, April 1971); pg. 28. "The fella you knocked out goes by the name of Goliath! " [The unnaturally large and strong character called 'Goliath' is a refugee from a freak show who turns out in this story to be a killer, is one of the main characters in this issue, the story in which he is introduced and probably the last comic story in which this particular character appeared. He is named after the Old Testament character from the story of David and Goliath. Many other refs. to his name, not in DB.]
Christianity - Old Testament Greece 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 13. "Not presure, nor osmosis will restore Adam's lost rib, thank God. "
Christianity - Old Testament Guatemala 2025 Shepard, Lucius. "Fire Zone Emerald " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1987); pg. 106. "For thirty or forty minutes, Mathis kept up a line of chatter... He... made a case for Antarctica being the site of the original Garden of Eden... "
Christianity - Old Testament Haiti 2016 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 97. Eve
Christianity - Old Testament Hyperion 2075 Anderson, Poul. "Scarecrow " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 335. "The exhilaration of a Michelangelo hewing forth a Moses was upon him. "
Christianity - Old Testament Idaho 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 200. "It must have been fun to give names to so many geographical features, like Adam naming the animals. I think that's where Western pride comes from, and the Western guilt under it; we know there were other people before us, and other names. "
Christianity - Old Testament Illinois: Chicago 1998 York, J. Steven. Generation X: Crossroads. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 220. "Emma stared at the driver of the red minivan in front of them. Get out of the way. Sean heard her telepathic 'voice' forcefully--the driver obediently pulled over against the railing. Get out of the way again, and the traffic started calmly parting in front of them like water before Moses. Get out of the way. "
Christianity - Old Testament India 1974 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 198. "It sounds like Noah's Ark in here, she thought anxiously, and I don't mean the Bill Cosby routine. "
Christianity - Old Testament Italy 1943 Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient. London, UK: Bloomsbury (1996; c. 1992); pg. 70. Pg. 70: "...Piero della Francesca frescoes. The Queen of Sheba conversing with King Solomon. Nearby a twig from the Tree of Good and Evil inserted into the mouth of the dead Adam. "; Pg. 77: "...his eye almost brushing the beards of Noah and Abraham and the variety of demons... "; Pg. 116: A painting, David with the Head of Goliath, is described in depth
Christianity - Old Testament Kenya -1998021 B.C.E. Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 129. "Startled, I shook my head. 'Cain and Abel are still a few centuries up the line, Genly. Murdering Alfie isn't going to solve your personal problems.' " [Words spoken by a time traveler from 1980s.]
Christianity - Old Testament Kenya -1998021 B.C.E. Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 136. "The Minids and I were Children of Eve together, Sons and Daughters of the Dawn... "
Christianity - Old Testament Louisiana 2800 Gotschalk, Felix C. "Vestibular Man " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 291. "Ragged though they [mountains] looked from this great distance, they were actually soft and treacherous to move upon, terrestrially neophytic, brash sharp embryos among Methuselaic counterparts. "
Christianity - Old Testament Luna 1990 Bova, Ben. "Fifteen Miles " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1967); pg. 86. "'It's hidden. The water is here, hidden . . . frozen in fissures. Strike the rock and bring forth water . . . like Moses. Not even God himself was going to hide this secret from me . . .' "
Christianity - Old Testament Luna 2100 Varley, John. "The Barbie Murders " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1978); pg. 11. "But the faith held that peace was achieved in striving to regain that lost Eden. When all humans were again the same person, Goddess would welcome them back. Life was a testing, a trial. "

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