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34,420 citations from literature (mostly science fiction and fantasy) referring to real churches, religious groups, tribes, etc. [This database is for literary research only. It is not intended as a source of information about religion.]

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cola galaxy 2300 Dick, Philip K. "Chains of Air, Web of Aether " in I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985; c. 1980); pg. 140. "'Could you bring me some Coke? Coke settles my stomach.'

From the refrigerator he took a liter bottle of cola and poured her a glass. He had to wash the glass first... "

cola galaxy 2368 Bischoff, David. Grounded (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 41. "'Oh good!' She clapped her hands, clearly pleased. She reached into the picnic basket and drew out a bottle of cold Berninian cola, which she poured into cups. she gave him one. 'Let's toast!' The stuff effervesced agreeably. "
cola galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Strike (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 3 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 189. "His upper right tentacle snatched a clear, cylindrical decanter from the bar counter. From the bilious green hue of the beverage sloshing within, Q identified it, wit a revolted grimace, as Sluggo Cola, the most popular soft drink throughout the Ferengi Alliance. O pried open the bottle with his yellow teeth and spit the cap onto the floor. Q watched in amazement as O drained off half the bottle. I thought only Ferengi could drink that dreck, he thought, or would want to. 'Ah, that hits the spot it hits.' " [More.]
cola galaxy 2400 Heinlein, Robert A. Citizen of the Galaxy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1957); pg. 173. "Between stadium and ships was a midway--booths, rides, games, exhibits educational and entertaining, one-man pitches, dance halls that never closed, displays of engineering gadgets, fortunetellers, gambling for prizes and cash, open-air bars, soft drink counters offering anything from berry jiuces of the Pleiades worlds to a brown brew certified to be the ancient, authentic Terran Coca-Cola as licensed for bottling on Hekate. "
cola galaxy 4000 Harrison, Harry. Bill, the Galactic Hero. New York: Avon (1975; c. 1965); pg. 101. "He found enough coins in his pocket to buy a double Heroin-Cola... "
cola Georgia, USA 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 112. "'I'm allowed just one. Government issue. Be in my office at six. bring some Pepsi and Dixie cups and a tub of ice from the labs, clean ice, okay?' "
cola Georgia: Atlanta 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 36. "He even pointed out the remains of the building, just a few blocks west of where the Coca-Cola Bottling Company once stood. "
cola Georgia: Atlanta 2040 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 100. "One girder-car tonight, and a flight of pigeons wheeling together in great loops in front of a huge neon Coca-Cola sign. "
cola Georgia: Atlanta 2067 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 280. "The little boy's name was Sammy. He insisted that The Thing inside was 'a it, not a him.' Insinuating himself between Cullen and the big-eyed mama-child, Sammy said, 'I got to buy some Co' Cola. My daddy got to have his Co' Cola, that why I come.' "
cola Greece 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 273. Pg. 273: "Todd cracks open a carton of Diet Coke, takes a swig, and hands it to Spike. "; Pg. 274: "Todd throws the empty Coke carton at Spike's head. 'You never get [diarrhea]. All you ever east is McFood.' "
cola Grenada 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 101. Pg. 101: "There were desks, phones, office calendars, a fridge beside stacked cartons of canned Pepsi-Cola. Like an office back in the States, Laura thought... "; Pg. 102: "'...You guys want a Pepsi?... Got some Doo-Dads, Twinkies, beef jerky . . .'

'Uh, we just ate... Thanks anyway.'

'All plastic-sealed, all perfectly safe! Right out of the carton! You're sure? Laura?' Prentis popped a Pepsi. 'Oh, well, all the more for me.' "

cola Grenada 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 123. "'You're a fool,' Sticky told her. 'You're trying to push some propaganda bullsh-- that you think will make everybody play nice. But this isn't some mama-papa Yankee shopping mall where you can sell everybody peace like Coca-Cola. It nah going to work...' "
cola Haiti 2016 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 100. Pg. 100: Coke; Pg. 103: Diet Coke; Pg. 104: Diet Coke
cola Haiti 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 38. "'Yes.' He gestured to indicate the onlookers. 'They are all pantheists, aren't they?'

I shook my head. 'Primitive animists.'

'What is the difference?'

'Well, that Coke bottle you just emptied is going to occupy the altar, or pe as it is called, as a vessel for Angelsou, since it has enjoyed an intimate mystical relationship with the god. That's the way an animist sees it. Now, a pantheist... "

cola Idaho 1985 Dick, Philip K. In Milton Lumky Territory. Pleasantville, NY: Dragon Press (1985); pg. 152. Pg. 152: "...the white enamel Seven-Up machine... "; Pg. 197: "On the porch was a carton of empty Coca-Cola bottles. "
cola Idaho 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 214. "We didn't drink coffee or tea or Coke or anything like that. "
cola Idaho 1998 York, J. Steven. Generation X: Crossroads. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 59. "Chill reached down to the seat next to him and pulled an aluminum can from its little plastic harness. As he held it up, a coating of frost formed on the outside. 'Have a soda and cool off...'

Recall took the can and held it gratefully against his forehead. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

cola Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 75. Pg. 470: Dr Pepper; Pg. 470, 505: Coke
cola India 1974 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 126. "'I'm so jetlagged right now that I couldn't tell a peptide from a Pepsi.' "
cola India 1984 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 268. "A hurled Coke bottle hit Noon in the chin, tearing a fresh gash behind his already swollen lips. "
cola India: Calcutta 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 32. "Ads sold saris and motorcycles. A smiling Indian family held up bottles of Coca-Cola. "
cola Indiana 1965 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 41. "...talking with chums and drinking root beer at the A & W Drive-in. "
cola Italy 1974 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 52. "Hotel Palaestro
Rome, Italy
May 15, 1974

Okay, where are you, Walter? Roberta thought impatiently, nursing an overpriced glass of 7-Up. ";

Pg. 56: 7-Up

cola Japan 2037 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 283. Coke
cola Kansas 1986 Kessel, John. "The Pure Product " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1986); pg. 564. "We had reached Columbia and I was hungry. When I pulled in at a McDonald's she ran across the lot into the shopping mall before I could stop her. I was a little nervous about the car and sat watching it as I ate (Big Mac, small Dr. Pepper). "
cola Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 51. "The red column of mercury in a Dr Pepper thermometer on the stucco building... "
cola Kentucky 1972 offutt, andrew j. "For Value Received " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 122. "If you mix with 7-up or cola, you get cheap Ky [Kentucky] bourbon "
cola Louisiana 1987 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 117. Pg. 117: "...and she said it was because she stuck to Bacardi and Cokes. "; Pg. 166: "The ice in the Coke on my nightstand had mostly melted but I slugged it down anyway... " [Also pg. 200.]
cola Louisiana: New Orleans 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 158. "'Then, my good man, serve it all around tout de suite, with plenty of cold beer!'

'Better make mine Coke,' said Trick cautiously, although the idea of ice cold beer with spicy food was awfully tempting. "

cola Madripoor 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 32: "To the Ends of the Earth ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Oct. 1985); pg. 8. Panel 1 and 5: A small building on the beach sells food and drink. The sign says simply 'Colas.'; Panel 1: Illyana is bringing a tray of food and drinks to the table the New Mutants are sitting at on a beach.; Panel 2: The New Mutants are sitting at a table with the drinks.
cola Maine 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 33. Coke
cola Mars 2030 Anthony, Patricia. "Blood Brothers " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1987); pg. 3. [Year estimated.] "Roger Thomas was sitting up in bed reading a Playboy and drinking a Coke. "
cola Massachusetts 1996 Knight, Damon. "The Man Who Went Back " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1985); pg. 210. "On the way home they stopped at the soda shop and he bought five comic books. "
cola Minnesota 1998 Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 44. "...a fact revealed shortly after the soda pop stops flowing at this lunch... "
cola Missouri: Kansas City 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 36. "'...Sure, they pumped him full of SOD and Dr. Pepper, but he probably lost a ton of brain cells; we're lucky he's not a vegetable...' "
cola Missouri: St. Louis 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 64. "Trick had already secured a glass of Dr Pepper and he lurked in the back of the room, watching the crowd. "
cola Montana 1979 Willis, Connie. "And Come from Miles Around " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1979); pg. 129. [Author's introduction.] "I've used the housewife heroine in several stories... The role of Young Mother is a little more constraining in that when something important happens, she is likely to miss it because she is wiping somebody's runny nose or putting on somebody's boots. On the other hand, while she is pushing somebody on a swing or waiting for somebody to finish their Coke, she has a lot of time to think. "
cola Montana 1979 Willis, Connie. "And Come from Miles Around " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1979); pg. 130. "Meg ordered Laynie another Coke and stared out the window, wondering how long it would take a two-year-old to overdose on sugar. "
cola Nevada 1986 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 338. "'...Letting you people hold on to these gadgets is a worse idea than New Coke.' "
cola Nevada 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 10. "Scotty had a good time, though, sipping a cherry-topped Coca-Cola from an Old Fashioned glass... " [Also pg. 13, 98, 119, 147, 155, 339.]
cola New Jersey 1958 Knight, Damon. "Idiot Stick " in Far Out. New York: Simon and Schuster (1961; c. 1958); pg. 15. "One of the aliens... poked his nose into church bazaars, Little League baseball games, soda fountains, summer camps, chamber of commerce meetings. "
cola New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 43. "COKE IS IT, the fireflies said. "
cola New Jersey 1984 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 49. Pg. 49: "...a hat outfitted with a can holder and a plastic straw so you could drink a Coke while riding your bike. "; Pg. 52: "...and pulled out six aluminum cans yoked together with plastic. Julie's stomach flip-flopped. This wasn't Coke... a big bottle of Diet coke... "; Pg. 71: "...devour pepperoni pizza, drink Diet Coke... "; Pg. 231: "...filling half of Phoebe's cup with Bacardi rum, half with Diet Coke... " [Also pg. 283.]
cola New Mexico 1998 Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 199. Dr Pepper
cola New Mexico 2000 Bishop, Michael. "A Gift from the GrayLanders " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 72. "...motel in Raton, New Mexico. For a long time that day, Daddy had hidden in the room with the vending machines. Going in there for a Coke, Cory had at first thought that Daddy was a monster... "
cola New York 1967 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 16. Pg. 16: "She fixed herself a Coca-Cola, made a lot of noise banging the ice-cube tray in the stainless steel sink. "; Pg. 17: "She finally came out in the kitchen again for another Coke. She took another tray of ice cubes... "; Pg. 30: "...who became a funny-looking youth--tall and weak, and shaped like a bottle of Coca-Cola. "
cola New York: New York City 1953 Barnes, Steven. Far Beyond the Stars (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 26. "Across a wide expanse of concrete street, crowded with vehicles and pedestrians, a neon sign promoting Coca-Cola flashed, its blinking dimly visible in the noon light. "
cola New York: New York City 1962 Kelly, James Patrick. "10^16 to 1 " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 57. "...and arrived at Grand Central just after four. I had six hours. I bought myself a hot pretzel and a Coke and tried to decide where I should go. "
cola New York: New York City 1969 Milan, Victor. "Transfigurations " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 253. "The band lunged at 'Crown of Creation' and wrestled it to the floor as he instinctively sought the darkest corner, teacup in hand--he'd learned how unhip it was to order Coke or coffee, at least. "
cola New York: New York City 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 36. "'Scotch, punch, rum-and-coke, rum, ginger-ale?' "
cola New York: New York City 1987 Williams, Walter Jon. "Mortality " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 446. "His hands were deformed, the fingers thin and hairy. He held a six-ounce bottle of Coke in one hand.

...Modular Man made his way in the bar and ordered another zombie. Hiram appeared and ejected Flattop for lacking proper footwear. When he left with Wall Walker, the android noticed that he had plugged the Coke bottle into the inside of his elbow joint, as if the bottle were a hypodermic needle, and left it there. "

cola New York: New York City 1987 Zelazny, Roger. "Concerto for Siren and Serotonin " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 504. "He tore open the door to a Coke machine before a darkened service station, broke into the coin box, then fed quarters back into the mechanism, collected a Coke for either hand, and walked away sipping. "
cola New York: New York City 1991 Miller, John J. "And Hope to Die " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 18. "A cluster of vending machines was set off in the corner of the receiving area, offering soft drinks, soda, and candy. Standing before one of them was a huge figure in priestly robes, humming softly to himself as he made his selection. "
cola New York: New York City 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 15. "...not even intimations of apocalypse could interfere with sales and production of Coke, Pepsi, Big Macs... "
cola New York: New York City 2000 Renado, Trevor. "Get a Lifestyle " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 325. Pg. 325: Diet RC; Pg. 326: Tab
cola New York: New York City 2000 Smith, Dean Wesley. Spider-Man: Emerald Mystery. New York: Berkeley Boulevard Books (2000); pg. 167. Pg. 167: "The next window looked into a large dining-room-type area, with a large oak table, a dozen chairs, and a large chandelier filling the center of the room. Pizza boxes littered the table and at least two dozen paper Coke cups. "; Pg. 180: "I climbed up on the table and eased an armed grenade onto the light fixture. I was just about to try to climb silently down through the jungle of Coke cups and dried up pizza boxes when my spider-sense went totally wild. "; Pg. 195: "The wind had blown the pizza boxes against the far wall and spilled Coke all over the table. "
cola New York: New York City 2002 Friesner, Esther M. Men in Black II. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 175. Pg. 42: Mountain Dew; Pg. 175: "How could there only be one world populated by sentient, self-aware creatures when the universe offered four kinds of Coca-Cola? "
cola New York: New York City 2150 McHugh, Maureen F. China Mountain Zhang. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 18. "'...Would you like a soda?' "
cola New York: New York City 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 155. "Presteign's mansion in Central Park was ablaze for the New Year... welcomed society to his open house. hardly had a celebrity stepped through the door and disappeared behind the screen when another, even more famous, came clattering up in a vehicle even more fabulous.

The Colas arrived in a band wagon. The Esso family... was magnificent in a glass-topped Greyhouse bus. But Greyhound arrived (in an Edison electric runabout) hard on their heels... "

cola New York: Westchester County 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 13: "School Daysze ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Mar 1984); pg. 5. Amara: "That sound--like thunder--?! "; Sam/Cannonball: "Ah got the sodas, y'all. "; Amara: "Sam Guthrie! "; Sam: "Amara, is that you?!? "; Sam's thoughts: "Ah've never seen anyone so beautiful. "; Sam: "Hey, Amara, watch this! " [Sam is carrying a box of nine bottles of soda. The box is labeled 'Moxie'. While flying, he does a loop.] Sam: "Pretty impressive, huh? For my next trick--! " [He crashes into the ground, and the bottles of soda break, and some splashes all over Amara.] Sam: "Oh, geez! Amara, ah'm real sorry. "; Amara: "Dolt, this was my mother's--one of the few things of hers left me when she died--and you've ruined it! "
cola New York: Westchester County 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 13: "School Daysze ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Mar 1984); pg. 18. Doug: "Want to grab a soda at the mall? "; Kitty: "Great! 'Bye Stevie -- see y'all later! " [Also, on page 11, Kitty Pryde and Doug Ramsey get some soda out of the refrigerator.]
cola New York: Westchester County 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 23: "Shadowman ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Jan. 1985); pg. 5. Molly: "He [Sunspot/Roberto] hasn't been drinking. He hasn't even touched the burger an' soda I brought him. "
cola Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 193. "There was a pile of Coke cans around the door of the building, so I thought the Brazis had drank it all, but I walked in to check the dispenser anyway. Two cans were left. I gave one to Stewart. 'Here,' I said. 'Pass it around. Share it.' I kept the other for the help, thought maybe the sugar and caffeine in it would do them some good. "
cola Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 195. "I crawled back in for Ditha. The help had knocked over the Coke can, and the coke had run all over the muddy floor. "
cola Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 175-176. "Against the far wall, under hanging plywood knocked down from the roof, stood a Coke machine. I stumbled over a broken chair..., but got to the machine... I beat on the machine, but nothing came out. Cans rattled inside it. I was so thirsty I stood shaking in front of the machine, trying to think of a way to get it open, wondering what a Coke would taste like after two years without it.

I looked at the chair I'd fallen over. It had metal legs. I slammed it against the cement till one leg broke partly away... I pryed and pounded and beat on the door of the Coke machine till I could wrench it open.

Eighteen cans of Coke sat in the racks, warm, wet from rainwater or maybe condensation as the Coke had cooled. I wiped off one can, opened it, and drank it, threw the can to the floor, opened the other for me and leaned back against the wall with Sam to drink.

'Trouble?' Sam asked.

...'Nothing I couldn't handle,' I said.

Sam finished his Coke and wiped his mouth. "



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