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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 1999 Perry, Anne. Tathea. Salt Lake City: Shadow Mountain (1999); pg. 505-506. "When your spirit is harrowed by despair and all else fails you, compassion will magnify your soul until no glory is impossible.

By such a path did God ascend unto holiness.

But the law is unalterable, and unto all, though the tears of heaven wash away the fixed and the moving stars for you, though God has shed His blood to lave you clean; each act without love, each indifference, each betrayal robs you of that which you might have been. Eternity looks on while you climb the ladder towards the light, but neither God nor devil takes you a step up or down, only your own act.

If it were not so, where would be your greatness at the last? Would god rob you ofyour soul's joy? Of that day when you stand before Him in eternal life and say not as a stranger but as a citizen, 'I have walked the long path. I have conquered all things. Thou has opened the door for me and I have come home.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 1999 Perry, Anne. Tathea. Salt Lake City: Shadow Mountain (1999); pg. 506-522. "The conversation between Man of Holiness and Asmodeus, the Great Enemy:

Asmodeus: I have seen the plan and it will fail because your commandments are impossible. You ask perfection, and it is beyond man even to dream it. The void echoes with laughter that you mock himand that, in his arrogance, he could believe you. He cannot do it. From the beginning he will fail. He is blind, and his journey is futile.

Man of Holiness: To be perfect is to do your best, without shadow of deceit or cowardice, without self-justification or dissembling. It is to strive with an honest mind and a pure heart and an eye single to the love of good. It is not to climb without falling, but each time you fall, to rise again and continue the journey, no matter how hard it may be... " [This section, titled "The Book ", coming after the narrative body of this fantasy novel, finishes with 16 more pages of dialogue, presenting the author's concept of LDS theology.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2050 Anthony, Patricia. "Bluebonnets " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1989); pg. 71. "'It's for the best, I suppose. You're not the type.'

...'Well, Mr. Parks. What type do you assume to be the right one?'

...'The pioneer woman. You know. Hard-bitten, rough.' " ['Pioneer' is apparently used here in a generic sense.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 117. "But strait-laced Lee [who is LDS] could not accept such a statement and neither could the Franciscan Friar. 'God accepts no money-grubbers, no chaters, no lust! You blaspheme!'

'God seems to accept the Holy Office,' Abraham remarked.

but Brother Thomas was too worked up to grasp the full nature of that insult. 'No culture could justify such things. They are abominations before God!' This too matched what Brother Paul knew of Mormon tenets; the forbidden fruit of the Garden of Eden was sexual intercourse. But because God had commanded man to be fruitful and multiply, Adam and Eve had chosen the lesser of evils and indulged in the fruit of sex. This really was not too different from medieval Church doctrines to Brother Paul's mind. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 117. "The problem was that Lee was far better versed in The Book of Mormon

'Your God accepted a man who sent his own firstborn son out into the wilderness with his mother!' Abraham said. 'Abraham's firsborn was Ishmael--and he cast him out in favor of his second son Isaac...' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 118. "'Abraham was the father, according to the Bible, of Ishmael by his wife's maid Hagar. Abraham's wife Sarah was barren, so she gave him her Egyptian maid for the purpose of siring an heir. This was standard practice in those days, for to the nomads children were vitally important. The custom seems to derive from the Hurrians. Plural marriages were permitted, and no blame attaches to Abraham for this. He would have been remiss had he not taken steps to provide offspring, to continue the tribe.'

The Friar might have objected--but the player Lee, sensitive about the furor over the former Mormon practice of polygamy, could not bring himself to do it. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 213. "'Carolyn? She is not my daughter, in reality she has red ancestry. The Swami was Amerind, not Asiaind.'

'Oh?' Lee said, surprised. 'The Mormons have compassion for Amerinds, who are the descendants of the early Israelite colonies of America. But this is irrelevant. I do this neither to show my freedom from the racial bias I carried into Hell nor to test it; I mention it only to clarify that without your intercession I would have been unable to consider it.'

'Consider what?' Brother Paul asked, confused.

'The merging of the races of man... Sir,' Lee said formally. 'I humbly request permission to take your daughter's hand in matrimony.'...

'Yes!' he cried, hugging her close, joy bursting upon him like the light of a nova. 'Yes, Carolyn, yes--marry him! There is not a finer man on the planet! You will never burn, you will never suffer fear again, you will never be alone! You will make your own family, needing no other!' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. vii. "Brother Paul is sent to Planet Tarot by his superior, the Reverend Mother Mary, to discover whether the Deity manifesting there is or is not God... Brother Paul... is befriended by the Mormon Lee and the devil-worshiper Therion, who become his Good and Bad Companions in the vision, leading him respectively toward improvement or mischief. " [Lee is a main character in the book, and there are other references to the LDS Church, most not in DB.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 2. "His companion was a colonist he had not encountered in the village, a tall, thin, handsome young man, bronzed and healthy. 'I am Lee, Church of Jesus Crist Latter Day Saints,' he said. 'I am one of the Watchers.'

'Ah--Mormon,' Brother Paul said. 'At one time I mistook you for--' He broke off, not wanting to mention the Fed narc. 'But that's irrelevant.'

'Let's move out before the rent in the Animation fills in,' Lee said. 'We would not want to be trapped again.' He led the way, walking briskly. But in a moment he added: 'What we experienced appears to be a hitherto unknown aspect of Animation. I was once called a member of your sect [Catholic or Holy Order of Vision?], though I really can not claim to know anything about your religion. I gather this was a reinactment of the experience that brought you into the Order.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 7. "'I agree with Brother Paul,' Lee [who is LDS] said. 'We have experiened a remarkable joint vision whose implications may never be fully understood, just as the meaning of a person's dream may never be clear. We should maintain our separate experiences, like the member of a jury, until we are ready to make a joint report.'

'Yes,' Therion said.

The Swami looked from one to the other. 'The Devil Worshiper and the Righteous Saint agee?'

'And so do I,' Amaranth said. 'No one not in it can understand it.'

'An extraordinary unanimity,' the Swami commented. 'But I may have an insight. Is it not possible that the power of Kundalini--'

'Remember the [Watchers] Covenant,' Therion reminded him gently. Yes, it was evident that these people had little patience with each other's philosophies! Therion had said he did not subscribe to the Covenant and had called Lee a hypocrite. It was becoming clear who the actual hypocrite was. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 27-28. "Brother Paul looked about, hoping to find someone seeking the floor. Lee caught his eye. 'I yield the floor to the Watcher, Lee, of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.'

'Thank you, Brother Paul,' Lee said. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 5-6. [Therion is a self-described devil-worshiper who hates Mormonism, and here attacks the faith.] "'Listen, Mormon--your own sect is none too savory!' Therion snapped. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 50. [Year is estimated.] "Dividing communities by language [aboard the colony ship] made sense to me. But it was a typical human absurdity that, after language, the next most important set of divisions was religious. Muslims, Buddhists, Catholics, Jews, Hindus, Espiritistas: All had their own villages. Those groups with too few practitioners to maintain villages of their own--Baha'i, for instance, and Sikh, animist, atheist, Mormon, Mithraist, Druse, native American tribal religions, Jehovah's Witnesses--were either thrown together in a couple of catch-all villages or were 'adopted' as minorities within fairly compatible or tolerant villages of other faiths. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 63. [Year is estimated. These characters are talking about their village aboard a massive colony ship set to leave Earth.] "'We're pretty open-minded here. Presbyterians are tolerant folks. All religions are the same, anyway, as long as they're Christian. In fact, we even have three Jewish families who live with us, because Bethel Village is too Orthodox for them and there are also some Mormons because nobody else wanted them. They have their own services, of course, but otherwise you'd never know they belonged to a cult.'

'How interesting,' said Mamie, plainly uninterested. It did not particularly please her to know that her village was one that included Jews and fanatics. She had never in her life had to associate with such people except when they served her in such roles as lawyer, store clerk, or maid. " [Both authors of this novel, Card and Kidd, are devout Mormons, so this reference to Mormons is an inside joke.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2100 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 76. "Haigh-tik. That was Wan-To's 'eldest son'--which was to say, the copy of himself he had made first and most completely. As a natural consequence, that was the relative who gave Wan-To the most concern; if any of the eight intelligences he had produced was capable of doing their creatorin, Haigh-tik was the one. " [The term 'intelligences' is used in LDS theology and scripture.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2103 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 131. "That gave Wan-To some pause. One of them, Pooketih, was hardly more threatening than little Ftt. But the remaining one of the silent group was Mromm, and he was something quie different. Wan-To had made him second, right after he had made Haigh-tik, and although he had begun to be cautious in how much of himself he copied into his offspring, Mromm still had a lot of shrewdness and powers not much less than Wan-To's own. Mromm was very capable--almost as capable as Wan-To himself--of maintaining silence until he had a good target to aim at. " ['Mromm': possible re-ordering of the letters in 'Mormon'? See also pg. 186-187, 300.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2193 Fisher, Stephen C. "Dear Mom " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 170. "How do you explain life on a frontier planet--even one that approximates Earth to within a few percent on most counts--to a city dweller back on Mother Terra who is only dimly aware that we're not in the same solar system? Our pioneer ancestors four centuries ago would have understood La Paz a lot better than most modern Terrestrials... 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. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2200 Drake, David. The Voyage. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 374. "The chapel was quiet... Light streamed through stained-glass windows illustrating Old Testament scenes... On the floor, Lendell Doormann grinned from the clear-topped casket the Swift's crew had built on Wasatch 1029 and rebuilt on Dell... " [Is the Wasatch 1029 named for the Wasatch front in Utah, the historical geographical center of Mormonism? Probably not. The chapel described in this passage does not appear to be explicitly LDS. The use of 'Wasatch' as the name of a planet is curious. The author's note states that many elements of the book are based on ancient Greek epic poems, especially the Urmythus (Jason and the Argonauts). He provides a table of equivalents, matching places in book to the places they're based on. 'Wasatch 1029' is based on "Trinacria (which isn't really Sicily; but then, I don't suppose Colchis was much the way Apollonius describes the place either.) "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2200 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 206. "Wan-To began to relax. He had found a safe new home! Like any ancient mountain man, coming across a verdant Appalachian valley for the first time, he saw that it was his to clear and plant and harvest and own, and he might easily, like one of them have said, This is the place.

He was secure. " [Probably not an intentional LDS reference, but has echoes of 1847 B. Young arriving in SL valley.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2263 Carey, Diane. Best Destiny (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 75. "George tried to knuckle away a flop of his argumentative sienna shag as it fell in his face, but it wouldn't go. He felt his facial features stiff as rock underneath it. That was all he needed. To stalk around the Enterprise looking like a chip that fell off Mount Rushmore . . . " [Mount Rushmore: the monument carved by Mormon sculptor Gutzon Borglum. See also Maya/Book of Mormon refs. on pg. 20, and refs. to pioneers on pg. 19.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2275 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; screenplay by Michael Piller.; pg. 236. "Many agreed with Gal'na--especially Ro'tin, a young farmer... Some said Sojef should consider training him as a second-in-command instead of the young Tournel, but others felt... " [character portrayed by actor Mark Deakins in the movie]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2300 Shunn, William. "Dance of the Yellow-Breasted Luddites " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 204. "Moments later she had several different translations of the Bible open on her desktop, including the King James 1611, the Douay-Rheims, the New English, the Mons Olympus, the New Alpha Centauri Prime, the Joseph Smith, and the weirdly poetic Friarhesse Low Synod version used by the Stewardship. The exact phrase she recalled from her childhood occurred in every version but the Alpha Centauri and the Friarhesse, and even in those it was strikingly similar. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2360 Cherryh, C. J. Finity's End. New York: Warner (1997); pg. 253. "He checked in at the desk, in this posh spacer accommodations that didn't at all look like the den of iniquity stationer youngsters dreamed of. Blue and dusky purple, soft colors, neon in evidence but subdued. There was a sailing ship motif and an antique satellite sculpture levved above a bronze ship on a bronze sea, the Pioneer's logo, which was also on the counter. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2372 Garland, Mark A. & Charles G. McGraw. Ghost of a Chance (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 121. "From where they stood, the village seemed to go on endlessly in all directions. They were only four houses from the nearby intersection... And the area was busy indeed. The smooth dirt streets were lined with houses and shops, many of them two stories high.

People walked in and out of numerous shops, and the Drenarians' now familiar beasts of burden pulled wagons loaded with goods and children down the center of each street. Again, Janeway was reminded of a frontier town--or perhaps an early American Indian village, she reflected, as she watched a woman pass by carrying a baby on her back in what could easily have passed for a papoose board. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; screenplay by Michael Piller.; pg. 87. Pg. 84: "As she spoke, a small group of Ba'ku made its way toward them; by their demeanor, Picard judged them to be leaders--although none of them appeared to be older than forty. The tallest, a male, walked up to Picard and faced him with a direct, open expression and an air of friendliness.

'My name is Sojef, Captain.' He was broad-shouldered and powerfully built; a second male and a female followed and silently flanked him on either side. ";

Pg. 87: "The younger male [Tournel, played by Latter-day Saint actor Mark Deakins] who flanked Sojef spoke for the fist time. 'There did seem to be a phase variance in his positronic matrix that we were unable to repair.'

Picard's lower jaw dropped a few centimeters; for an instant, he stared speechless at the younger Ba'ku. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; screenplay by Michael Piller.; pg. 125. "In response to the captain's question, Anij had (with typical Ba'ku proclivity to do things in groups) summoned Sojef, as well as the younger leader known as Tournel [played in the movie by actor Mark Deakins]. Although no one had formally introduced Anij as a leader, it was clear that the two men valued her opinion...

'A small group of us set off to find a new home . . a home that would be isolated from the threats of other worlds.' He paused and glanced back at Picard with a small, sudden smile. 'That was three hundred years ago.'

Picard looked at him in awe. 'You've not aged a day since then?' By all accounts, the man appeared to be in his early forties.

Sojef shrugged. 'Actually, I was a good deal older when we arrived . . . in terms of my physical condition.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; screenplay by Michael Piller.; pg. 126. "He [Picard] looked up at the boy and said wryly, 'I suppose you're seventy-five.'

Artim blinked at him, then with charming childlike candor said, 'No. I'm twelve.'

The adults smiled. 'The metaphasic radiation won't begin to affect him until he reaches maturity,' Tournel explained.

...'To many offlanders, what you have here would be more valuable than gold-pressed latinum. And I'm afraid it's the reason that someone is trying to take this world away from you.'

Artim's large eyes widened. 'The artificial life-form was right?'

Picard gave a reluctant nod. 'If not for Data, you'd probably have been relocated by now.'

'How can we possibly defend ourselves?' Tournel asked.

Perhaps it was a rhetorical question, perhaps not... Sojef rose from his seat, and with sudden, startling vehemence, said: 'The moment we pick up a weapon--we become one of them. We lose everything we are. . . .' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; screenplay by Michael Piller.; pg. 153. "But as the boy [Artim] stood in the dim, torchlit village square, watching Tournel ring the great summoning bell, he had never felt so afraid.

...There was even a faint undercurrent of terror in Tournel's shouted replies: We're leaving the village . . . take only what you need . . . bring food . . . we may not be back for days. . . . "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; screenplay by Michael Piller.; pg. 196. "Ground and sky still thundered as Picard and his officers led another group of some seventy Ba'ku through the hole drilled in the pale calcite wall... She [Anij] had refused to leave with the first groups, insisting that her unofficial status as one of the secondary town leaders required her to help Tournel keep those remaining behind calm, and to ready them when the time came to leave. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; screenplay by Michael Piller.; pg. 199. Pg. 199: "Crusher gave a little disbelieving shake of her head that set her copper hair swinging, and looked over her shoulder at the cavern exit, where Anij and Tournel [played by actor Mark Deakins] were busy organizing the last group of Ba'ku for departure. 'Maybe we should ask them.' "; Pg. 200: "Inside the cavern that led to escape... But Artim had refused: as the village leader's son, he felt obliged to stay and help Tournel and Anij--both of whom had ignored his offer and told him to stay out of the way as they readied each group for departure. "; Pg. 201: "Artim breathed a sigh of relief, then opened his eyes, just as Anij said quickly, 'It is time.' At once, she and Tournel organized the group into six pairs, and began filing them, two at a time, through the gap in the wall and out into the day. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; screenplay by Michael Piller.; pg. 203. Pg. 203: "...at least, most of her focus was on the group while she quickly checked her row of refugees, with Tournel doing the same to his row. "; Pg. 204: "...she ignored it and began counting the number of Ba'ku in her row. There were fourteen of them remaining now, including herself and Tournel, which meant that, without the leaders in front, there should be twelve people, six pairs. "; Pg. 205: "Picard was gasping by the time he and his away team made it back down to the cavern exit, where Tournel waited with the last evacuation group. ";

Pg. 206: "Anij was not there.

The realization pierced Picard like a plasma beam; the dread he felt must have clearly shown, for Tournel said, the instant the captain stepped into earshot: 'Anij went to find Artim.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; screenplay by Michael Piller.; pg. 209. Pg. 209: "But in Data there were no lies, no condescension. He bent down so that his straightforward amber eyes were on a level with Artim's own, and said in a tone firm but considerate: 'Tournel will take you the rest of the way.'

Artim's first impulse was to scream again, to weep, to plead; but in the face of Data's calm, the boy summoned his own fledgling self-control. He looked over at Tournel and the group, all of whom stared aghast at the collapsed cavern, dust streaming outward from it like smoke. ";

Pg. 210: "Artim turned away, sighing; Data was, as always, right. Obediently, the boy took the last place in line in Tournel's group; immediately, the group began to run. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2400 Felice, Cynthia. Double Nocturne. New York: Bluejay (1986); pg. 8. [Year estimated. On a planet named 'Islands'.] "Two men clad in white coats huddled over him. One was bearded and middle age. The other was young and clean-shaven. They wore identical white fur hats and white leather belts... and a brace of sheathed knives. Both were watching Hark intently.

'He's awake, Orrin,' the smooth-shaved one said. He was not talking to his immediate companion, who merely glanced at Hark before crossing his arms against the cold.

'Get him up here, Jeremy.' The voice was deep, hollow, and came from the cabin in the lander.

'Where did you come from?' Hark asked...

'Climb,' he said roughly. 'Orrin wants to talk to you.' " [One of the novel's main characters, a positively portrayed leader of a resistance movement, is named 'Orrin,' an LDS name. One of the cultures in the novel may or may not be based in part on LDS culture. The author lives in Colorado.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2400 Heinlein, Robert A. Citizen of the Galaxy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1957), pg. 172. [Pg. 145 in Ballantine 1984 ed.] "The Great Gathering was even more than Thorby had imagined. Mile after mile of ships, more than eight hundred bulky Free Traders arranged in concentric ranks around a circus four miles across . . . Sisu in the innermost circle--which seemed to please Thorby's Mother--then more ships than Thorby knew existed: Kraken, Deimos, James B. Quinn, Firefly, Bon Marche, Dom Pedro, Cee Squared, Omega, El Nido--Thorby resolved to see how Mata was doing--Saint Christopher, Vega, Vega Prime, Galactic Banker, Romany Lass . . . Thorby made note to get a berthing chart . . . Saturn, Chiang, Country Store, Joseph Smith, Aloha . . . " [The starship Joseph Smith is named after the founder and prophet of the LDS Church.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2400 Norton, Andre & Sherwood Smith. A Mind for Trade. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 112. "'Umik Lim, communications officer for Trade ship Golden Sails out of Ovaelo III. Our sister ship, Wind Runner, is Ovaeli.' " [In 1995 a made-for-television movie named Windrunner premiered on the Disney Channel. It was directed by Utah director William Clark, and written by Latter-day Saint filmmaker Mitch Davis, who later would become famous as the screenwriter/director of The Other Side of Heaven. This name of the starship Wind Runner is probably not an allusion to that film.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2425 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 401. "Lubbock's anger showed but he locked it away. 'All right: keep your word and you'll be a world-state governor. You'll have the federal warrant for Utah. What do you say to that?'

...For what reason did Lubbock want a valuable privateer commander to kick the butts of clansmen in barbarous Utah? It's a diversion--shelve me, keep me from the Zone, keep me from Reba also. Stick me in a backwater, neither at home nor away.

'What do you say?'

'I say no.'

'The offer's good.'

'Utah? To be governor of a piss-pit like that? No chance.'

'You will oblige me in this.'

'No.'

...'In that case your ship is confiscated, and all it contains. And you... are under arrest.'

'A real shame.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2500 Matthews, Susan R. Colony Fleet. New York: Eos/HarperCollins (2000); pg. 143-144. "Allmeet was to be held in the city of Winter Quarters--the only permanent facility of Subarctic, named for its function rather than its paradigm, as would have been more traditional. Winter Quarters was built of stone and sod, its few wooden structures made of now-ancient timber that had been trated to reduce fire hazard... What was she doing in Winter Quarters?... Winter Quarters lay to one side of a deep lake that was part of the Fleet's reservoir system...

She was stunningly beautiful, dark-complected, her skin a luminous black; and yet she spoke with the soft self-effacing diction of Winter Quarters as Subarctic--and not Dessert--was her native dialect. " [Extensive refs. to 'Winter Quarters', not in DB. Although 'Winter Quarters' is best known as the Nebraska settlement where Latter-day Saint pioneers wintered before continuing to Utah, there is no indication that this novel's use of the place name is an intentional reference to Latter-day Saints.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2531 Bujold, Lois McMaster. A Civil Campaign. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1999); pg. 45. "'...So, ah, do they know which ghem-lord was Rene's ancestor?'

...'...But the rumor eventually came to the ears of Sigur Vorbretten, who is the direct descendant of the sixth Count's younger brother, and incidentallly the son-in-olaw of Count Boriz Vormoncrief. Sigur has somehow--and ther's a counter-suit pending about his methods--obtained a copy of rene's gene scan. And Count Vormoncrief has brough suit before the Council of Counts, on his son-in-law's behalf, to claim the Vorbretten descent and District for Sigur. And there it sits.' " [The root part of Vormoncrief's name is 'Vormon, which has only one letter difference from 'Mormon.' Bujold is not known to have write about Mormons elsewhere. This is probably just a coincidence, although, interestingly, this passage and this character do have something to do with geneology and family genetics, which are particularly Mormon-dominated fields of study.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2531 Bujold, Lois McMaster. A Civil Campaign. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1999); pg. 52. "'So what do you think of this Komarran marriage of the Emperor's?' Vormoncrief added. 'I suppose you must approve of it--you're in it.'

Miles took note of his dubious tone. Ah yes, Vormoncrief's uncle Count Boriz Vormoncrief, being just outside the spatter-zone, had inherited the leadership of the shrinking Conservative Party after the fall of Count Vortrifrani. The Conservative party's response to future-Empress Laisa had been lukewarm at best, though, prudently, no overt hostility had been permitted to leak into their public stance where someone--i.e., ImpSec--would have been compelled to take notice of it. Still, just because Boriz and Alexi were related didn't by any means guarantee they shared the same political views. " [Note here the association of the Vormoncrief family with conservative politics. Other refs. to Vormoncrief not in DB.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2531 Bujold, Lois McMaster. A Civil Campaign. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1999); pg. 53. "'My apologies for interrupting you all,' Miles added, by way of a broad hint. He did not sit down, but leaned against the frame of the archway, and crossed his arms. No one moved.

'We were just discussing family trees,' Vormoncrief explained.

'At some length,' murmured Ekaterin.

'Speaking of strange pedigrees, Alexi, Lord Vorkosigan and I were almost related much more closely,' Byerly remarked. 'I fell quie a familiar attachment to him.'

'Really?' said Vormoncrief, looking puzzled. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2531 Bujold, Lois McMaster. A Civil Campaign. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1999); pg. 378. Pg. 378: "Gregor again abstained, having a deliberately null effect on the outcome. Count Vormoncrief rather perfunctorily called his appeal, and to no one's wonder, Gregor declined to hear it. Vormoncrief and a surprisingly relieved-looking Sigur rose to a much better showing in defeat than Richars had, going up to shake Rene's hand... ";

Pg. 402: "'I just found out what Alexi Vormoncrief's new posting is.'

'I hope it's the ninth circle of hell!' she said vengefully. 'That nitwit very nearly succeeded in having Nikki taken from me.'

'Just as good. Almost the same thing, actually. He's been sent to Kyril Island. I was hoping they'd make him weather officer, but he's only the new laundry officer. Well, one can't have everything.' He rocked on his heels with... glee.

'That hardly seems punishment enough . . .'

'You don't understand. Kyril Island--they call it Camp Permafrost--is the worst military post in the Empire. Winter training base...' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 223. "'Can you tell me what aspect of the Shrike legend you planned to use in your poem?'...

'Sure,' I said. 'according to the Shrike Cult gospel that the indigenies started, the Shrike is the Lord of Pain and the Angel of the Final Atonement, come from a place beyond time to announce the end of the human race. I liked that conceit.'

'The end of the human race,' repeated King Billy.

'Yeah. He's Michael the Archangel and Moroni and Satan and Masked Entropy and the Frankenstein monster all rolled into one package,' I said. 'He hands around the Time Tombs waiting to come out and wreak havoc when it's mankind's time to join the dodo and the gorilla and the sperm whale on the extinction HIt Parade list.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 14. "After ensuring the block door was closed behind him, he... slipped through the sliding grate into the cell of the first rev ['rev' is slang for a person from the Revenants of the Prophet theocratic culture, which is based on the combined Latter-day Saint and Muslim religions.]--blond-haired and blue-eye, like most of them, and probably in his early twenties, T-time.

The young military missionary launched himself right at Trystin... "; Pg. 15: "'Was your Sword a Cherubim?'

'Seraphim.' 'I don't know.'

'A Seraphim? My goodness..' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 21. [Passage from the fictional Book of Toren, based on the Book of Mormon, in the context of a combined Muslim-Mormon culture.] "And he will love thee and bless thee and multiply thee; He will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, thy wine, and thine oil and all the works of thy forges and the works of the tools of thy tools, and the increase of all that He hath given thee in the worlds to which His Prophet hath brought thee, as He swore unto thy fathers and their fathers.

Ye shall be blessed above all people, in all the worlds and mansions of thy Father, so long as ye shall follow the words of His Prophet.

Ye shall consume all the people which the Lord thy God shall deliver unto thee; thine eyes shall have no pity upon them; neither shall ye serve their gods, nor the gods of the land, nor the gods of the forge nor the gods of the coin, for those will be a snare unto you. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 21. [Passage from the fictional Book of Toren, based on the Book of Mormon, in a Muslim-Mormon culture.] "Do not say in thine hearts, those worlds are more than I; how are we to dispossess them?

Be not afraid of the heathen, nor those that follow the false gods, nor those that would counsel unto thee, let us reason together; for well-crafted words are but a snare, and cannot stand before faith in thy Father the Lord.

Listen to thy Father, and the words of the Prophet, and ye shall remember what the Lord God did unto Pharaoh, and unto those who surrendered their souls to the god of gold and precious metals, and unto those who saw not the many mansions in thy Father's house, and despaired in the dust of ancient Sodom, or those who despaired and perished upon the ashes of ancient Earth. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 75. [From the fictional Book of Toren, produced in the context of a combined Mormon-Muslim religious culture.] "Wherefore shall it profit a man to gain all the lands under the heavens if the cost of those lands be that he take into his heart that which is an abomination unto the Lord?

What be an abomination, ye ask? Ye are the people of the Lord, and I am His Prophet, and I say unto ye that an abomination is that which displeases the Lord and rejects his teachings.

What displeases the Lord? A man who does not hold the Lord and His ways above all, or a woman who would place the ways of the world above her duty to bring forth souls and to nurture them in righteousness and in the ways of the Lord. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 75. [From the fictional Book of Toren, produced in the context of a combined Mormon-Muslim religious culture.] "Although there are indeed many mansions in your Father's hevens, any being, whether conceived in the depths of the most distant heavens or in the fires of the nearest stars, any being which does not accept the Lord and His commandments, such is displeasing to the Lord. For those who accept not the Lord have lost their souls to darkness and are to be counted as less than the dust under the soles of a man's boots, as less than the sand between a woman's toes.

Even less are they who have known the Lord and rejected Him, for they have chosen nothingness over the substance of the Lord.

This is the first and greatest commandment, that ye shall accept the way and the laws of the Lord, and ye shall have no other god before Him. And the second is like unto it, that no man and no woman shall turn away from the needs of another soul of the Lord. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 130. "'...the participation of a revealed God in the workings of life and the universe . . . this dates back to Judaism--that's the forerunner of the old Christian religions that were the forerunners of both Mahmetism [Islam] and Deseretism [Mormonism]... Here too God descended to the level of daily living, involving himself. This long tradition of deistic involvement did not start with the fusion of the neo-Mahmets--the so-called white Muslims--and the followers of the Prophet [Mormons] into the Revenant culture. Rather the Revenants affirm and believe that tradition. A daily living God is totally real to them . . . it permeates their entire culture and value system . . .' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 154. "'. . . why do the revs Revenants of the Prophets, i.e. Mormons] let themselves be sent on their so-called military missions? To be crowded into asteroid ships in cold storage for decades?... In our terms, it doesn't make sense. But what about their terms? Why do they have virtually no crime on their home planets? And few police officers? A value system exists because it works...' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 222. "'You believe in revealed truths, Trystin? Like the revs believe that every so often the Prophet will return? Jesus, then Brigger or Younger, whatever his name was, and then Toren?' " ['Brigger' here refers to Brigham Young, while 'Younger' refers to Joseph Smith, the first two prophets of the LDS Church.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 274. [Eco-Tech's camp for training agents to infiltrate Revenant culture.] "Trystin paused for a moment beside the double doors of the biulding that looked like a school and studied the small town that lay below the gentle hillside, noting the extra-wide streets and the low and sprawling houses that all seemed to have central couryards. In the exact center of town was a wide building with a single glittering spire.

The man who had introduced himself as Brother Khalid when Trystin had stepped off the atmospheric shuttle waited. In the white square-collared coat and trousers and the open-necked large-collared white shirt, Brother Khalid seemed cool, despite the warm winter sun of the neo-tropical locale. 'Ready, Brother?'

Trystin tried not to wince at the religious salutation. 'Yes, Brother Khalid.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 274. "'...as for your mission . . . forget about it. You have one. You'll be briefed when you're ready. Your job not is to assimilate an entire lifetime of Revenant culture in less than two months. It's called total immersion. After the tailor shop, you'll get your first overlay, through your implant. It will give the basics, including a grammatical update. We don't really have time to do this as well as we'd like, but we'll immerse you until you feel the Revenant culture, and we'll keep it up.

'From this point on, you are Deacon Wyllum Hyriss. The familiar is Brother Hyriss. You are of the returned. You will address anyone you meet in New Harmony as 'Sister' or 'Brother,' except as you will learn for more distinguished personages.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 275. "'Inside or outside this building, you are Brother Hyriss. You will speak modern Revenant. Your day is structured as though the sessions here are your job--and the rest of the time, you live and react in New Harmony. You will be living in the Cloisters--that's where newly returned missionaries live until they get married to their first wife--and none of them live there more than three months, but obviously that won't be a problem here.

'You are expected to use every facility in the town, especially the stosque--'

'Stosque?'

'It's the everyday church, if you will, as opposed to the Temple. You'll get more on that in the religion sessions. You need to become familiar with all the buildings and to use them, and to converse as any Revenant would. You will even learn to drive a petroleum-powered vehicle...' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 276. [Eco-Tech's camp for training agents to infiltrate Revenant culture.] "Trystin... walked into the bookstore that featured the hard-covered paper books relegated mainly to collectors on Perdya.

The coolness of the store was refreshing as Trystin stepped toward the section labeled 'History.'

'There's a new one in, Brother, that you might like,' called Imam, the white-haired patriarch who operated the store.

'What might that be?'

...'Here!' He pointed to the book on the 'New Releases' shelf.

'Orum's Way,' Trystin read aloud. 'How the Battle for the First Temple Was Won.' He wondered if the book was merely a rehash of the Book of Toren or if it would provide some new insights.

'Good story, and better, it's true. All about Toren's struggle to clear the mount and make it a place for the Lord and the faithful...' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 277. [Eco-Tech's camp for training agents to infiltrate Revenant culture.] "Trystin walked across the wide street to the confectionery shop--all the Revenants liked sweets, of all sorts.

'You want to try the lime balls, Brother Hyriss?' asked the sister behind the counter. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 278. [Eco-Tech's camp for training agents to infiltrate Revenant culture.] "'Brother Hyriss, please come forward,' requested the instructor identified only as Brother Suledin. 'You are from Nephi, and you are on Orum, somewhere in Wystuh.'

Trystin stepped into the space in front of the chairs, not knowing what scene might unfold.

'Brother Hyriss, I understand you come from Nephi. Is that not rather familiar to the Ecofreak systems?'

'I am from Nephi, Brother... and blessed that the Lord and the Prophet have chosen to serve as our shield.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 279. "'Tolerance within the norms is high, but once anyone exceeds those norms, they effectively vanish. Remember one other thing we've been drilling into you. The Revenants [Mormons] seldom lie. They may avoid disclosing or revealing something, but if something is said, you can usually bank on it being true. That's why they punish those who exceed the norms so stringently... No one is exempt, and that is why the system works.' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 280. "Forcing his mind back to the mundane matter of packing, he pulled out the fabric traveling bag of the returned [i.e., returned missionaries] and opened it. First came the undergarments from the chest, white and longer than he would have preferred, then the two nightshirts, also white, and the white dress belt with the stylized bronze eagle with the lightning bolt that was the symbol of the returned. from the wardrobe came toiletries, including the antique bladed razor and the tube of white leather polish, and white shirts and the second and third white suit.

He put the white dress boots in the side pocket, along with the thick white socks. At least the everyday boots were black.

Once finished packing, including the Book of Toren, that he had read at least twice completely and still didn't feel he knew it well enough, he snapped the bag shut... "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 280. [Eco-Tech's camp for training agents to infiltrate Revenant culture.] "They walked across the street, past the stosque [meetinghouse] and into the center of New Harmony toward the school building on the fr side.

'Some sweets, Brother Hyriss?' called Sister Andrews through the open dor of the confectionery store.

'Not today, Sister.'

'Nice intonation,' said Khalid.

Trystin didn't fall for it. 'Sister Andrews does have a nice voice.'

Khalid nodded. 'Many sisters do. Most are truly good people.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 281. "'... the High Council of Bishops, and Administrative Fleet Commander and Archbishop Jynckla...' " ['Jynckla' is derived from 'Hinckley', and is this book's version of LDS president Gordon B. Hinckley.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 282. [Trystin is given his instructions for a planned deep-cover infiltration of Revenant (LDS) culture.] "'But why do you have to use a novice agent?'

The commander shrugged. 'As you have doubtless been instructed, much of the Revenant culture is nonverbal, and the Revenants have a clear sense of who belongs and who does not. The best way I can explain is that the so-called returned--those military missionaries who have survived--have a certain look, an aura, that seems to have been created by facing death and deep space...' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 283. [Trystin is given his instructions for a planned deep-cover infiltration of Revenant (LDS) culture.] "'There's one last thing . . . stay away from the Temples. They have defenses that seem to incinerate all non-Revenants as they pass through the gates. That's another reason why we can't put permanent male agents on Orum.'

'Lasers, obviously.'...

'Of course. It's not the weaponry, but the recognition patterns. You know the whole ritual for entering the Temple the first time. No one who doesn't go through it gets in except as cinders. It doesn't matter which Temple baptized you, but if you're from another system, you have to present your Temple card. The one you will get looks real, but it won't work.'

'So why can't we duplicate the card? A closed algorythmic key?'

'Exactly. We've tried We've tried for fifty years.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 284. "Then the memories flashed through Trystin's head--the mission to Soharra, and the thin men with veils who opened every door and shut it when they saw his brown square-suit; the holo pictures of the Temple in Wystuh, with the eight four-pointed spires and the angel of the Prophet hoverin there in shimmering gold; the cold of the Prophet's asteroid ship, and the small scout that was his, and the triumph of taking Bokara...' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 293. "The Revenants, because they felt the body was a 'temple for the Lord,' did not use [technological/computer] implants. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints galaxy 2800 Modesitt, Jr., L.E. The Parafaith War. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 301. [Driving on the planet Orum, Trystin has stopped at a restaurant.] "The top special on the menu was pine chicken with piņon nuts and new Idaho potatoes, whatever variety of potatoes Idaho were. The other special sounded even more problematical--sauteed mushwarts over blue maize pasta.

The menu featured meat--mutton, steak, carbo, beefalo--in large portions ranging up to a half kilogram. "; Pg. 303: "'Is there anything else you'd recommend? I ordered the pine chicken.'

'I saw that in the kitchen. It smelled wonderful. If you like desserts, you might try the Saints' chocolate silk pie.' "; Pg. 304: "'If you like really tart and sweet things'--Sister Khoures glanced toward the entrance where Sister Barunis presumably was waiting for other customers--'there's the lime crumble pie. We also have fruit tarts, ice cream, and a lemon custard.' "



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