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Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2002 Ing, Dean. Single Combat. New York: Tor (1983); pg. 5. "...McCarty turned his back on the holo wall and faced rooftops of Ogden, Utah outside the smoke-tinted glass panel. The giddy height of the IEE [International Entertainment and Electronics] tower yielded a unique view; no other commercial structure in Ogden was permitted such an imposing skyward reach. McCarty supposed it had something to do with the microwave translators built into the temple-like spire. Even in architecture, IEE suggested its sympathy with the reigning Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-day Saints. Now that a Mormon administration directed the rebuilding of an America whittled down by ravages of the SinoInd War, McCarty could condone such corporate cozening as good conservative business practice. He let his eyes roam past the city to salt flats shimmering in late spring heat, to the tepid Great Salt Lake beyond... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2002 Ing, Dean. Single Combat. New York: Tor (1983); pg. 138-139. "For all its gleam and pillared portico, White House Deseret was chiefly a ballroom with a few staff offices, guest rooms and kitchen. And with one particular elevator to whisk senior staff and certain invited guests, far down below the 'bench'--a natural terrace at the base of the Wasatch Mountains. From the bottom of the shaft, Born Mills took a ten-minute ride in a magnetic sling tube. Mills was not supposed to know--but knew, nonetheless-that the real hardball business of Streamlined America was transacted directly beneath the repository of Mormon genealogical files in Cottonwood Canyon. If you weren't safe under the Granite Mountain genealogical vault, you couldn't get safe. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 78. "Curious, in this life they hadn't had a trial marriage, he and Donna. There was no such thing, legally speaking, in the post-Plague years. There was full marriage only. In Utah, since the birth rate was still lower than the death rate, they were even trying to reinstitute polygamous marriage, for religious and patriotic reasons. But he and Donna hadn't had any kind of marriage this time, they had just lived together. But still it hadn't lasted. His attention returned to the food in the refrigerator. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2005 Bell, M. Shayne. "The Shining Dream Road Out " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 74. Pg. 74: "...I'd never be able to tell [Mom] or Dad just how I drove and the kind of fun it was and what I'd felt, and my father would look up from his paper and not say a word because he was pissed that I'd taken a pizza delivery job, not something at his bank to keep me busy through the summer till I hit the one year of college I'd get before my two-year mission preaching religion. "; Pg. 75: "I hated Clayton the little robot church boy whose life was all programmed for him: college, mission, marriage, kids, college, career as a lawyer or banker, and numbers and money and deadlines... Dayplanner... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2005 Bell, M. Shayne. "The Shining Dream Road Out " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 75. "'...I always did all of my homework well when I was in high school so I could get good grades and get accepted into a Utah college that doesn't really care about grades, it just wants to know if you'll go to church every Sunday you're enrolled with them so you can sit and hear people talk about being a Christian, never asking, 'What would a Christian's life actually be like?'...' " [This is a reference to Brigham Young University, an LDS university.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2005 Bell, M. Shayne. "The Shining Dream Road Out " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 77. "'And I turned the knob and changed the program and I was Clayton, the Peace Corps volunteer of the future... 'Yes, sir. I'd be glad to go to Ethiopia and show them how to dig ditches... and maybe I'd actually help the people there, and I imagined I was setting off with my Bible and Book of Mormon and shovel--but I was mixing up on my programs, the mission program and the Peace Corps program...
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2010 Sheffield, Charles. "Phallicide " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 385. "By 8:15 the sun was rising and the overnight chill was already off the street. I walked west from the university campus along the flat, even thoroughfare of St. George, toward the distant brown hills that rose clear and stark in the dry air.

I wandered seven long blocks and finally sat down on a bench in front of a bicycle store. The vivid posters in the shop window showed grinning riders drifting effortlessly uphill. While I stared, the lost week filtered back into my head fragment by random fragment. I knew that I had been again to Bryceville, 95 miles to the northeast beyond the Zion National Park. I knew that I had seen Naomi and the rest of my family there. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2010 Sheffield, Charles. "Phallicide " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 385. "'It's for your own sake more than anyone else's.' Elder Cyrus Walker's bald dome and twinkling gray eyes had been part of my life for a quarter of a century. With his barrel chest and strong sloping shoulders he was like a rugged tree, never seeming a day older as the years passed. 'We still trust you completely...'

...'I don't care for that tone of voice.' Elder Walker stood up and wandered to the window. Beyond him I saw the bleached wooden walls and steep roof of the Patriarch's lodge, jutting high into the blue desert sky. He went on, 'You know, Rachel, you are a very fortunate young woman.'

'I realize that. And I'm truly grateful to have such a wonderful opportunity to serve the Blessed Order.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2010 Sheffield, Charles. "Phallicide " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 386. "Cyrus Walker ran Bryceville. Oh, sure, the Patriarch was the ultimate authority, the Blessed Order's spiritual leader and final point of decision. But the Patriarch was 89 years old. No one spoke of his health or even suggested his mortality... " [This story is about Rachel, a brilliant molecular biologist from a small splinter group that split off from the mainstream LDS Church 100 years earlier, and has continued to the present day, centered in 'Bryceville' in Southern Utah. Rachel received a scholarship from a pharmaceutical company to go to university and do graduate work in St. George, Utah. Most of the characters and culture in the story are from the fictional 'Blessed Order,' which is based on small Mormon splinter groups still in existence in that region.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2010 Sheffield, Charles. "Phallicide " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 391. "In every class in Bryceville's school, biblical authority was cited for these matters. At home, my mother and... father drove home the same message... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2010 Soukup, Martha. "The House of Expectations " in Starlight 2 (Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.). New York: Tor (1998); pg. 122. [In a Nevada brothel.] "They finished their tests and Annie came to him, in a business suit with no slits or plunges or openings at all that made him wish she were touchable. She told him they had one person who might suit. He would have to sign a nondisclosure agreement. A nondisclosure agreement. He imagined unsavory things--underage Mormon teenagers kidnapped from Utah. Women kept in cages twenty-four hours a day. Animals. What did they think they saw in their ridiculous tests? He was a simple man, looking for nothing complicated, nothing kinky or convoluted, just the smallest accomodation.

'There is nothing illegal, in this House, Mr. Aaron,' Annie said... "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2011 Willis, Connie. "The Last of the Winnebagos " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 16. Pg. 10: "'I'm a photographer. Sun-Co. Phoenix Sun, Tempe-Mesa Tribune, Glendale Star, and affiliated stations...' "; Pg. 16: "Ramirez had said RVs were banned outright in forty-seven states. New Mexico was one, Utah had heavy restricks, and daytime travel was forbidden in all the western states. Whatever they'd seen, and it sure wasn't Colorado, they had seen it in the dark or on some unpatrolled multiway... "; Pg. 17: "The two of them, looking exactly the way they did now, with that friendly, impenetrable camera smile, were standing in front of a blur of orange rock--the Grand Canyon? Zion? Monument Valley? "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2013 Thornley, Diann. "Thunderbird's Egg " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 136. "'You have every chance in the world of getting a scholarship,' my counselor had said when the time came to consider such things. 'You just need to apply for one... I know of one you might be interested in. Aerospace ROTC at Brigham Young University has a new four-year scholarship available only to native American cadets.'

'Why?' I asked... 'That's the Mormon school, isn't it? The one with the good basketball team?'

The counselor nodded. 'I guess Mormons have a warm spot in their hearts for their lamanite brothers,' he said in answer to my question.

'Lamanite?' I asked.

'That's the Mormon name for you native Americans,' he said.

I asked, 'Why?'

He shrugged. He wasn't a Mormon either, and he didn't know anything else about it. Instead he said, 'BYU ROTC also has a good history of getting pilot billets. I thought that would interest you the most.'

'Definitely!' I said. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2013 Thornley, Diann. "Thunderbird's Egg " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 137. "So I applied [to BYU], and I received my scholarship, and in the fall I moved north to Provo.

was like moving to another country--maybe even to another planet! No coed dorms. No smoking, no drinking--you couldn't even get a soda pop with caffeine on campus!...

I majored in physics--the hardest of the sciences in my opinion. But physics also answered questions I'd pestered my mother with as a child. Why is the sky blue? What are rainbows made of? What makes ripples on a puddle? How does an eagle glide? I also learned what mathematics had to do with flying. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2015 Pendleton, Michaelene. "Dealer " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 278. [Year estimated.] "The room, a basement storage unit in what was once the Hotel Utah, felt empty...

Maybe what hurt most was losing the Kallinikov. He'd had a standing order for that piece for more than two years. It wasn't easy to find. Kallinikov's First Symphony was reasonably common, but the Second was a rarity... These days, the Second was as valuable as the Mormon Tabernacle Choir's Easter chorale set to the Feuerzauber from Die Walkure. He had a buyer for that one, too, if he ever found it.

He'd finally tracked the Kallinikov to a chemistry professor at the U. They met this morning at a restaurant on Foothill Drive... "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2015 Pendleton, Michaelene. "Dealer " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 281. "The view from the plate-glass windows encompassed the city from Emigration Canyon and the Uinta Mountains on the east to the islands in the shrinking Great Salt Lake. When the elevator disgorged Brackett and his guards, LeBarron was standing, hands laced behind his back, looking down on the golden statue of the angel Moroni with his trumpet topping the temple that raised its semi-Gothic spires across the street to the west. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2015 Pendleton, Michaelene. "Dealer " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 292. "He passed into the Hotel Utah with Te Kanawa's crystalline soprano pouring Strauss' Beim Schlafengehn into his head. It gave him courage, for a bit, anyway. For long enough.

Heading north on I-15 towards Idaho, weaving the car through the sparse traffic, Lela saw the flash of the blast in her rearview mirror. The concussion shook the Lincoln two miles away as the explosion took out the southwestern corner of the building's top floor, blowing the peregrine falcons from their nest under the cornice. A flying chunk of granite sheared Moroni from his perch atop the temple. Dense black smoke roiled from the shattered stone and glass and twisted steel. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2015 Pendleton, Michaelene. "Dealer " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 280-281. "'My. LeBarron wants to see you,' Death From Above said. They shoved him into the deep back seat of the Lincoln and drove to what Brackett still thought of as the Hotel Utah, even though it had been turned into an office building several years before Insulation. Frank slung the big car across 21st South and up the wide, mostly empty expanse of State Street...

Rulon LeBarron held no elected office, his name wasn't on any official letterhead, but neither the governor nor the state legislature made any moves that Rulon LeBarron wouldn't like. It was said that he was a jack Mormon renegade, but even the LDS church left LeBarron alone. The church may have had to rent him space in their office building, but they disassociated themselves from him, as far as it was safe to do it, anyway. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2016 Thornley, Diann. "Thunderbird's Egg " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 140-141. "Desert Storm had been part of my military history class at BYU, and my instructor, Major Carson, had shaken his head as he talked about it. 'That conflict was the first in which we played a major role in the Persian Gulf region,' he said. 'If events continue as they have, many of you may well see duty over there.' The Mormon cadets had exchanged remarks about something called Armageddon and the prophecies in their scriptures.

I hadn't set much store by Mormon prophecies, but on my first day in Dhahran, trying to get some crew rest in quarters with faulty air conditioning, I wondered if my being there would be enough to qualify Major Carson as a prophet. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2020 Heinlein, Robert A. Friday. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1982); pg. 141. "The International Corridor was closed. It was possible to reach Deseret by changing at Portland, but there was no guarantee that the SLC-Omaha-Gary tube would be open. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2020 Heinlein, Robert A. Friday. New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston (1982); pg. 321. "'...but I want you to speak freely.'

Instead of answering he pointed: over my couch on the lounge side, over the head of my bed, into my bathroom--then he touched his eye and pointed to a spot where the bulkhead met the overhead couch.

I nodded. Then I dragged two chairs off into the corner farthest from the couch and out of line of sight for the Eye location he had indicated. I switched on the terminal, punched it for music, selected a tape featuring the Salt Lake City Choir [previously known as the 'Mormon Tabernacle Choir']. Perhaps an Ear could reach through and sort out our voices but I did not think so. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2025 Wolverton, Dave. "Wheatfields Beyond " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 24. "Finally the ozone, the world, people--seemed to be coming back. She thought about the campfires of the Mormons as they fled Salt Lake Valley for the Garden of Eden [Missouri]. One of their prophets, Brigham Young, had once said that when the Mormons returned to Missouri, there wouldn't be 'one yellow dog there wagging its tail to greet them.' she suspected Brigham was right, and Tana wondered if maybe the Mormons were still out there somewhere, tending their golden wheatfields. She'd often envied them. She'd lived with the Mormons for years, feeling like the only Jew in Provo, Utah. She'd never liked them particularly, never made close friends with one, but she envied how they clung together, envied them because they were not alone. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2025 Worthen, Lyn. "Rumors of My Death " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 253. "I was sitting in my usual booth at my favorite diner, casually reading the Deseret News [owned by the LDS Church], while I sipped my sugar-free imitation orange-flavored breakfast drink, when I spied a picture of myself on page B-5. Not the kind of guy to look a gift horse in the mouth, I decided to see what the News had to say about me this time.

They said I was dead.

This came as a bit of a surprise... According to the obituary, 'popular columnist Kim Taylor'--that's me--died in an aircar accident on the Bonneville Salt Flats two days before. I was survived by my 'wife, Chris Taylor...,' and my urn 'could be visited at the Little Cottonwood Crematorium for the next three days before being shipped to the grieving widow.' Apparently in my Instant Will I had bequeathed 'all my assets and properties to Desert Industries,' [the charity organization run by the LDS Church]... "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2025 Worthen, Lyn. "Rumors of My Death " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 254. "I did like the touch about having left everything to Deseret Industries though. I hadn't thought of that myself, but I wished I had. Those people distribute things in their multistate thrift-shop network so efficiently that Chris wouldn't be able to recover a fraction of her belongings by the time she flew back from Nantucket.

...I didn't think the Deseret News would print an obituary without some verification that the deceased in question was actually dead, so I headed over to their business office to pull a few strings and find out who had submitted the obit.

As a syndicated columnist I don't really work for the News and therefore don't rate a parking space. But I do have friends, and one of those friends owed me a favor once upon a time, a long time ago, and I've been one of the privileged few who doesn't have to fight for parking in metropolitan Salt Lake City ever since. " [More about this visit to Des. News offices.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2025 Worthen, Lyn. "Rumors of My Death " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 260. "'And you left me so well cared for. he insurance ought to be enough to replace all that stuff the D.I. people took.' "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 325-326. "The place [the diner in Green River, Utah] is not at all crowded; there's a young family in there, one of those that seems to have a number of kids just beyond counting, all spread about a year apart, mostly quiet and mostly behaving, but the statistical population is so large that there is always some noises and some misbehavior going on; it rises and dwindles but never falls to zero.

The father, a dark-haired young man in a white shirt, and the mother, who is alarmingly well-made-up, slim, and pretty for someone who has presumably had all those kids, are both reasonably attentive to the kids and on top of the chaos, but it's clearly a battle, and Berlina finds it fun to watch them. She stops watching the street for a while and concentrates on her own dish of strawberry ice cream and the logistics of two parents, each with a cone in one hand, managing to eat their own ice cream while constantly wiping young chins. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2030 Bell, M. Shayne. "Jacob's Ladder " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 20-21. "We'd been coming up in the second to the last car for newsmen--neither of Salt Lake's papers had the pull of CBS, Newsweek, or The New York Times. We crammed into the car with reporters from Vancouver, Lima, and Sapporo... to inaugurate the story of the century: the elevator to space. Man's ladder to the stars, Jacob's ladder to Heaven, as it was called... Flying to the Moon would be as cheap as flying from Salt Lake to Toronto, Mars as cheap as Salt Lake to Jerusalem. " [The two major Salt Lake City newspapers are Salt Lake Tribune and Deseret News (owned by the LDS Church). The narrator of the story is probably LDS.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2051 Rucker, Rudy. Freeware. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 33. "Dr. Pride left Randy alone with the Heritage House uvvy, and Randy logged into the Council's central machine, a huge asimov slave computer located under a mountain Salt Lake City, Utah, just like the Mormons' genealogy computer. The uvvy fed Randy an image showing an a-life clerk in a sterile virtual reality office. The clerk was meant to look like a wholesome young daughter of the Great Plains, but the illusion was unconvincing. The silicon computation was crude enough that Randy could see the facets of her body's polygonal meshes, and several of the facets were incorrectly colored in. For a few moments the figure sat stiff and blank, but then some signal from Randy's uvvy animated her. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2054 Harmon, Charlene C. "Pueblo de Sion " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 177. "...Martin and Janet Smith... No one really knew what the blast had been, or if there was radiation. They had no way of knowing how far the blast had extended, whether a few hundred miles or a few thousand... The Smiths thought the blast was divine retribution, that the Second Coming was at hand. They argued for a while, and left to find other survivors and convert them to their point of view, mumbling something under their breaths about 'blind fools.'

Somehow that memory brought Marisa to tears. She didn't know why the Smiths would make her cry, but the crying eased the void in her souls. Since Marisa was alone, she let her tears run unchecked. Marisa cried for the death of her mother and sister. She cried for the loss of her friends. She cried for her older brother who had died in the Great Mormon Migration of 2047.

'why, God, why were we called from Mexico to die in the deserts of Zion?' " [Many other refs. throughout story, not all in DB.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2054 Harmon, Charlene C. "Pueblo de Sion " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 190. "'The scriptures clearly state that before the second coming of the Lord the sun will be darkened and the moon turned to blood. That hasn't happened yet,' Dr. Ovando pointed out.

'Ah, you have read the scriptures, Brother Ovando,' Martin Smith sneered. 'But there you are also mistaken. We were near the top of the canyon when the blast came. The sun was indeed darkened. Have you looked in the sky? The moon is red, bathed in the blood of a million souls.'

[More of this discussion.]

Pg. 191: "Mel had brought out his Book of Mormon and his Bible as if he wanted to continue the debate... "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2054 Harmon, Charlene C. "Pueblo de Sion " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 199. "The men talked about what had been going on since the blast and the relief efforts that had gotten underway once it was determined there was no radiation. The Mormon church, the federal government, and the Red Cross had organized a joint relief effort that would ensure homes and jobs for the survivors and the eventual revitalization of the affected areas...

Marc put his arm around here, 'Why don't you come study archaeology at BYU?'

'I would love to, but I don't have any money. I don't even have transcripts. Everything I had was at Southern Utah University.'

She had thought about BYU when she was applying for college but chose to stay closer to home so she could be with her family. ";

Pg. 200: "Marisa hadn't had a chance to talk to her father all morning, so she quickly told him her plans to attend school, and Marc's offer to help.

Her father looked relieved. 'Bien, hija. BYU is a good place. You will be happy there.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2054 Harmon, Charlene C. "Pueblo de Sion " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 179-181. Pg. 179: "Marisa sat on a block of rough adobe and poured herself a cup of Brigham Tea. She didn't know the name of the plant it came from, just that a lot of it grew around the pueblo. It smelled bad and tasted awful. She took a swallow and grimaced in distaste. It was hot and soothing, she kept reminding herself. Sort of. Maybe. Okay, it was just hot. She drank it ore for something to do. "; Pg. 180-181: "Marisa poured herself another cup of Brigham Tea and stood up to go to her room...Marisa set her still-full cup of Brigham Tea on a shelf. She didn't know why she'd brought it into her room. She wasn't going to drink it. She pulled out her Book of Mormon. Maybe it would help her feel better. She sat down on the hard floor and read for a few minutes, then settled down into her sleeping bag and tried to sleep. "; Pg. 182-183: "The next morning neither her father nor Marc said anything over their ash cakes and Brigham Tea about... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2054 Harmon, Charlene C. "Pueblo de Sion " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 185-186. "Marisa's father [said] 'Ah, yes, we have more company. A family with eight children. The father is a Mormon bishop, which is good. Maybe God is on our side...'

Marisa poured herself a cup of Brigham Tea and took a couple of rolls and a cookie out of the cooler, then sat on a block of adobe by the fire... While she was brooding, Marc came and sat beside her, a cup of Brigham Tea and a sandwich in his hands.

'You came in the Mormon Migration didn't you?'

'Yes. The prophet said come, so we did. We sold everything we couldn't carry.'

'You walked? Why didn't you drive? Surely, with your father's position . . .'

'Yes, we walked. Along with most of the others. The border patrol was turning away anyone without the proper papers...' " [More on this.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2070 Gifford, Melva. "Scrap Pile " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 147. [Year estimated.] Pg. 147: "The stone cliffs of Zion National Park opened up to show a spaceport, with attending ships and a neighboring complex occupying half a small city. "; Pg. 150: "'Your first visit to Utah, I take it?'

Scoop nodded, open mouthed. Finally words returned. 'Where did all the red come from?'

Vic snorted, amused at the expression from the two crewmen. 'The locals call this area Zion.' He pointed a finger at one of the more prominent stone figures standing as sentinel against the blue sky. 'That's called Angel's Landing.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2070 Gifford, Melva. "Scrap Pile " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 151. Pg. 151: "'The state has an irrigation system that pulls water right out of the air. Look at all the plant. It's helped their growing seasons for the last century. I think their atmospheric irrigation and recycling systems are part of the reason so many engineers are attracted to Utah. There's a lot of experimenting going on, and Utah's the guinea pig.' "; Pg. 157: "The captain led his crew to the place where the Utah engineers had recently conducted repairs. " [This story elements echo the fact that Utah was an early pioneer in many advanced irrigation techniques when pioneers first settled the area, and the fact that contemporary Utah has the highest per capita number production of scientists and engineers of any state in the country, because of the high proportion of LDS Church members.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2070 Gifford, Melva. "Scrap Pile " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 151. [The ship's captain is a Latter-day Saint from Utah.] "[Captain] Liebing sat, straddling the back of a chair. His gray temples accented the deep creases of his face, a face that now looked sternly over his crew. The captain was, however, known for his fairness--seven growing kids at home apparently helped--and he now listened carefully as the crew took turns detailing the trying behaviors of their companions. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 157. "'I trust Colorado'll still be there when I get to it.'

'It's changing, now that people can fly in so easily.' William said. 'There are five times as many people in southeast Utah as there were thirty years ago. And they're leaving their mark as surely as wind and water. Patches of irrigated green, self-contained houses on top of mesas, little communities in the river valleys.'

'I'll settle for almost virgin.'

'It made me thing about the white pioneers on horseback, in wagons, on foot,' his father went on, 'reaching Denver and seeing that wall of mountains. That anyone went farther west is a complete defiance of sanity. It's astonishing to me that those lands were ever crossed, much less colonized. They've never been tamed.'

'Have you ever been to Denver? I'd have kept going, too,' Christopher said.

It was said lightly, a casual joke, but his father shook his head dismissively. 'Crowding doesn't explain it. Not the first wave...' " [Mormon pioneers.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 157. [Chris's father talks about the settlement of Utah by early Mormon pioneers.] "'Crowding doesn't explain it. Not the first wave. Economic factors don't become meaningful until the second wave.'

'Maybe they kept going [past the mountains in Colorado into Utah] because it was hard.'

His father cocked his head. 'Do you think so? Does that make sense to you?'

...'Each generation went as far as its will would carry it,' said Christopher. 'Sons and daughters crossed the barriers that had stopped their parents.'

...'...Isn't that what the Diaspora [colonization of Tau Ceti] is about? Aren't they one and the same?'

'Something like that,' Christopher said lightly, unwilling to launch into a justification of the Project. 'Except wagons are more expensive now.'

His father did not smile. 'Much more. And we all have to pay for them.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2101 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 97. [Some geology on Mars is compared to two national parks in Utah. Zion Nat'l Park was named by Latter-day Saints after their theological term for a utopian gathering place. The term was originally used by Jews and other Christians.] "The embayment between the Geneva Spur and Cape Solis had always been a deep one, but now several fresh landslides showed that it was getting deeper fast. Even the freshest scars, however, as well as all the rest of the fluting and stratification of the cliff, were dusted with frost. The great wall had the coloration of Zion or Bryce after a snowfall-stacked reds, streaked with white. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2103 Silverberg, Robert. Tom O'Bedlam. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc. (1985); pg. 213. "Tom said, '...I don't really remember very much about my mother. Her hair was fair, I think, like yours, maybe. What I mean is that you're the sort of person I would have liked my mother to be, if I knew what my mother was like. You know what I mean?'

...'Where did you grow up?' she asked him.

'A whole lot of places. Nevada, I think. And Utah.'

'Deseret, you mean?'

'Deseret, yeah, that's what they call it now. And Wyoming, though, of course you can't live in a lot of Wyoming, on account of the dust that flew in from Nebraska, right? And some other places. Why?'

'Just wondering. I didn't think you were from California.' ";

Pg. 215: "'Born just before the Dust War?'

'No, just after it started,' he said.

'Your mother was in the radiation zone when it broke out?'

'On the edge,' Tom said. 'Eastern Nevada, I'm pretty sure that's where we lived. Or maybe across the line in Deseret Utah. I know she got a little radiation... when she was carrying me...' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2120 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Game in Ender's War (omnibus compilation of first two novels in Ender series). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday, Inc. (1986); pg. 25. "'...Your father was baptized with the name John Paul Wieczorek. Catholic. The seventh of nine children.'...

'Well, no one wants a Third anymore. You can't expect them to be glad. But your father and mother are a special case. They both renounced their religions--your mother was a Mormon--but in fact their feelings are still ambiguous. Do you known what ambiguous means?'

'They feel both ways.'

'They're ashamed of having come from noncompliant families. They conceal it. To the degree that your mother refuses to admit to anyone that she was born in Utah, lest they suspect. Your father denies his Polish ancestry, since Poland is still a noncompliant nation...' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah 2176 Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 174-181. Pg. 174: "'The difference is that Earth's elected officials are therapied,' Miriam said. 'All except for John Mendoza here, Senate minority leader. Mendoza is a Mormon. Terries didn't put up a warm reception for Dauble [deposed Martian leader], but Mendoza's pary co-hosted a reception for her with Deseret Space. Deseret Space gave her shelter for a few weeks... Mendoza will ask you why you aren't willing to allocate more Martian-controlled Belt resource shares to Earth, and why you refuse to join the Sol Resource Management group. Deseret Space has formed some bridges with Green Idaho. Green Idaho... They're both firming up state ties with GEWA, circumventing the U.S.' "; Pg. 180: "'Martians are not enamored of therapy,' Mendoza [Senator John Mendoza of Utah] said, staring at us one by one. 'Some of us in Utah share their doubts.'

We don't embrace the concept as a fashion,' Bithras clarified. 'Neither do we oppose it on principle.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Beaver 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 101. Pg. 100: "Wednesday, April 14, 2010... Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Utah "; Pg. 101: "Virgil Wayne Johnston was the wildest of the wild, twenty-three years old and raised mostly by his father, Emmett. His mother was a churchwoman of First Ward who had tried to do her best by her boy, but God had seen fit to take her in a car rollover on I-15. Since that rather unjustified act, neither Emmett nor his boy had quite been on speaking terms with God. Emmett himself finally made up his mind to join his wife and used a twelve-gauge shotgun to hurry the process, whether God thought it was his time or not. Virgil was seventeen at the time. Folks said that Emmett had been drunk out of his mind and that it was a terrible shame. It didn't matter much to Virgil. Emmett had left Virgil two things: an independent will and the knowledge of the mountains which no other person alive possessed. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Beaver 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 101-102. "Of course, Bishop Peters of First Ward took the boy in as an act of charity, hoping that his own four boys might be a saving influence on the Johnston boy. It turned out to be something of a draw. After a two-year-long exercise in frustration and rage, the first of the Peters boys barely managed to keep himself out of trouble enough to go on a mission, and Virgil, now nineteen and his own man, celebrated by going to the Renegade Lounge--and never went back. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Beaver 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 102. "In Beaver, there were three kinds of people: church people, which might include those civilized folk of all denominations but which, in reality, meant Mormons. Mormons founded this town and by divine right were its owners--a fact that no amount of questioning by anyone would ever shake.

Then there were the 'renegades' or the 'wild ones'--usually from among the youth who sprang into this world only to discover that they had entered it in a place where there was really nothing to do... Outsiders might make the mistake of thinking that they could get some advantage in playing the wild young people against the church folk or vice versa. It was a mistake not often repeated... The reason was the 'outsiders' themselves. The only thing that the good church people and the renegades had in common was their mutual disdain for outsiders. " [Other refs., not in DB, pg. 103.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Beaver County 1882 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 421. "Men came to the eastern slope of the Grampian, the southern peak of the San Francisco Mountains, to take the silver from the ground and build their fortunes. The railroad came with no other purpose than to carry those riches back to more civilized lands. The mine boomed. Th town of Frisco grew up at its feet, boasting two streets and twenty-five saloons--quite an accomplishment in the Mormon-controlled territory. The Saints in the east half of the county may have owned the ballot box, the mines had the wealth.

Then on February 14, 1882, the great Horn Silver Mine, queen of all the silver mines in all the west, came to an end... "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Beaver County 1984 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 301. Pg. 300: "Jefferson Mahonrai Kendall... was one of 'Beaver's own.' He was born in '65... "; Pg. 301: "He was a missionary for two years because it, too, was real and because he had honestly heard God call him. He served his time in the Kobe-Japan Mission, speaking Japanese with that peculiar southern Utah drawl that occasionally thrilled or tickled the people he met in Kobe. Then he came home with wonderful stories, a boxful of slides he never brought out, and a talent for a language that he rarely got to use. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Beaver County 2006 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 301-302. "The years came and went. He married a girl he'd met at a church dance soon after getting home--Lynnellen Jacobs. He took her with him to college and brought her back when he was done to take over his sick father's farm. First came the girl, Sarah, who ran the house with an iron will when her mother wasn't about. Then came the two boys, Jesse and Corey, each within two years of each other. It would be five years--what Lynnellen often called the 'dry spell'--before the last two, Barbara Ellen and Tyler Woolly, were born.

Then Jeff was made bishop of the LDS Third Ward in '02 and stake president in '06. All the righteous Latter Day Saints in town smiled and nodded their heads at that one. Jeff was about as ideal a Mormon as anyone could ask for. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Beaver County 2008 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 302. "The world intruding into his family room through the I-Net video looked like a pretty scary place, and he told his congregation so every first Sunday at testimony meeting. Then when the government shut down the interstate and threw so many people out of work, he reminded them of the Twelfth Article of Faith: 'We believe in being subject to kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates, in obeying, honoring, and sustaining the law.' That meant that they had to follow the laws of the land--even if that was martial law.

It came as no surprise when, by the end of the election in '08, a shy and reluctant Jefferson Kendall accepted the post of mayor of Beaver City.

Yet being subject to the current kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates was easier in theory than in practice. While the town was still running its own services and was in most matters autonomous, the entire area was still under martial law... " [More with this character, pg. 302-309, and elsewhere.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 52. [Michael is looking at an old Mormon tabernacle building.] "Nurse Codgebury had called it the Cathedral and, Michael supposed as he entered the hall, they probably weren't far wrong about that. It was a barnlike structure with a high-vaulted ceiling. Rows of smoothly painted benches sat in two neat rows on either side... Michael guessed that the building had originally been intended as some sort of community meeting hall and may still serve that purpose from time to time, but the trappings now had a distinctly religious bent to them. There was a plywood altar on the elevated platform at the far end. A cross had been assembled and mounted to the far wall. The reverend had apparently other uses for the building in mind. " [A cross wasn't there before, and Reverend Weston, who is the government employee in charge of the ERIS camp, had one placed there.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 306. "The woman had returned to Beaver on furlough only to spend the better part of three days crying. Jeff had been called in by the family to give her a priesthood blessing to comfort her. She calmed down, but not before she detailed everything she had seen to Jefferson. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 329. "'...Plato has long gone to dust, yet we learn from his words. Confucius, Buddha, Mohammad--all dead and gone from us, yet their words influence our thoughts and our actions. Bacon, Copernicus, Galileo, Michelangelo, Fulton, Newton, Edison, Marconi, Farnsworth, Pasteur, Salk--dead! Dead and buried! Yet we stand on the shoulders of those giants with ever new invention... we remember them! We read their words in books, we hear their souls in their music, and we see them in the images they left behind.' " [Farnsworth was LDS.]
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Beaver County 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 408. "'Please, President Kendall!' Virgil was as close to begging as Jeff had ever seen him. 'You gotta help me!'

'Hold on, there, son! Quiet down!' Jeff continued to hang on to Virgil. The cowboy had called Jeff 'President Kendall'--not uncommon in these parts. As leader of the LDS Stake in Beaver, his title was president. It was considered by most folk in town a more important and certainly higher calling than that of merely 'mayor.' Most folk, for that matter, would not even mention the word mayor. Virgil, when he deigned to call him anything at all, would simply use Jeff.

Yet Virgil had called him President Kendall and in doing so had passed a subtle code between them. I am one of you. We are of one church. We are of one community--and I am appealing to you for help by cashing in on that oneness between us that no outsider can understand. " [More, pg. 409-415. Other refs. not in DB.]

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 17. "Long before tourists discovered Kanab and the canyon country around it, Hollywood film companies trooped into town every spring and summer to shoot their westerns, and the movies became as much a part of the little town as alfalfa & cattle.

Then, when the westerns died out, the old-timers would sit at Peach's Cafe, now called the Trail's End, and brag about the movies they were in: Drums along the Mohawk, The Lone Ranger, Westward the Women, and dozens more. Sneaking cups of coffee, they joked of those strange summer days of famous actresses swimming... in the bottomless lake outside town... These jawboners in their John Deere ball caps still set and talk of the days when the drowsy little Mormon town that Brigham Young and buffalo Bill Cody had once visited was a microcosm of the seething world beyond the cliffs, a world of Sodom, of the Gentiles, of gluttony and glamour. And a motel...had been its frantic center point, only two blocks from the LDS church. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 23. "'It's called the daughter of Zion.'

Bybee leaned back in the booth. He remembered the odd, feminine name from his childhood, from the Primary classes, where foursquare, humorless men in glasses and white shirts... taught all the squirming LDS kids the religion's... theology: the First Vision, the Angel Moroni, the gold plates, the Urim and Thummim.

But then, after class, on the way home, the older boys whispered the church's real ghost stories: Haun's Mill, Joe Smith's lynching... the Daughter of Zion.

It's a ghost story,' Bybee said.

'Maybe not.' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 26. "Bybee looked out across the caf? During the Sipes trial, the pro-Mormon Deseret News had repeatedly printed a cartoon of Bybee mounted on a horse, in medieval armor, aiming a lance at the windmill-topped Salt Lake Temple. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 49. "'My wife... Helena, is a good woman, dyed-in-the-wool Mormon, claims her ancestors came out here with Brigham Young, pulling a handcart... Anyway, the church, the religion, has always been the most important thing in her life. My daughter's too.'

Zolene brightened. 'You have a daughter? I have two daughters. What's her name?'

Bybee looked steadily at her, a faint smile on his face. 'Brileena.'

'Brileena,' Zolene said...

'Yeah,' Bybee said. 'Another goofy Mormon name, right? Sounds like a hair rinse?'

'Oh, no... It's a pretty name.'

'Well, it's the Utah Mash. You know, forcing the parents' first names together: Brig-Helena. Brileena. It was the big thing back then.'

'It's a pretty name,' Zolene said again.

'I guess, but I fought it,' Bybee said. 'Like I did everything.'

'What do you mean?'

'Oh, I don't know. My folks--rest their souls--were both card-carrying Mormons, and I was raised LDS; Helena and I were even married in the temple, in Manti...' "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 72. "...his father's fervent Mormonism... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 75. "Zolene limped from the room and Bybee, rather than sitting down, rasped across the room to inspect a bookshelf that was jammed and sagging with books, hundreds of them. Some were novels, others collections of poetry, but most were manuals and treatises on cattle raising and farming and irrigation. He began to turn away, but a partially shelved paperback caught his eye, and he recognized it from its streaky sky-blue color and the horn-blowing angel on the cover. It was the Book of Mormon, one of the older paperback editions, wedged halfway in between other LDS gospel.

He withdrew the book and slowly leafed through it, stopping at the familiar paintings of the muscled half-naked church heroes--Lehi and Alma and Mormon, of course. It had been several years since he had held the book... "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 76. [Bybee looks at the Book of Mormon.] "...the American Indians once had sprawling cities, machines of iron and steel, gold coins and silk, elephants and chariots, books written in reformed Egyptian . . . and Jesus strolling among them. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 138. "He dreamed a long, strange dream about God and the Nephites and the Mormon pioneers, about a journey for centuries through dark tunnels and pale blossoms of light, the thrum of a great engine filling the universe as he bored straight through the darkness until he tumbled, free-falling, into the premortal world of the spirit... "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 143. "Bybee sat stock-still and looked at the man. To most of the locals, he guessed, Lamar Little was simply a small-town sheriff, a shuffling fat cop who handed out parking tickets. But to others, he realized, he was a uniformed Buddha, a slob savant, a big, brooding man whose mysterious silence seemed to envelope Kanab, to protect it, even to symbolize it. He was like their demi-prohpet, their sub-seer, a man who communicated with the higher powers and demanded answers in return. "
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 146. "...he drove to the IGA, bought a can of soda and cellophaned sandwiches... After he finished his food, he grew sleepy, and he took off his glasses and put the unfinished soda aside, setting it atop the bedside Book of Mormon.

He slept, and he resumed the dream he had awoken with in the jail, but then it gave way to a vision of Moroni, the last Nephite, wounded and bleeding, cradling his gold plates as he sought a place for them, somewhere deep in the hills, away from the enemies that would kil for him . . . a hiding place... "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 154. "He opened it and found an old Bible, a large family edition, bound in black leather with faint gold letters on the bottom that read Josiah Lamb.

'Inside the Bible,' Zolene said.

Bybee opened the book and pulled out a folded piece of paper... he folded it and put it back inside the Bible... Bybee stared at the Bible... He slipped the Bible, with the letter inside, back into the leather valise and closed it... Bybee picked up the valise, took the Bible from it, an tucked it under his arm. "

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 163. "...the Book Outpost... It was, as he had hoped, a religious bookstore, full of tracts for the eager and uninitiated: biographies of the prophets, histories of the church, confessionals, and one shelf, the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price, all in separate editions or, at the end, all four in one volume--a fat, black cube of Mormon gospel. "


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