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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 Nicoji 2200 Bell, M. Shayne. Nicoji. New York: Baen (1991); pg. 194-195. "He opened his eyes and looked at me. I laid him back and crawled out for the Coke. The wild guys had washed the buckets and filled them with water. I took them and pushed them ahead of me as I crawled back in the cave. I bathed Kena's face and hands, then popped the top of the Coke can. Kena opened his eyes. Some of the Coke fizzled down the side of the can, and I licked it off.

'No, Jake!' Kena's voice was barely a whisper, but his eyes were wide and he looked at me in utter disbelief that I was drinking a brown, fizzy liquid.

'It's good,' I said. 'Here--'

He turned his head away and let the Coke run down his cheeks. Some got on his lips, and he started spitting. Other help were watching me now, blinking in the light. One reached up and tried to knock the can from my hands.

'Jake, no,' Kena said. 'Jake, no.'

I gave up on the Coke, put down the can, gave Kena some water, and carried him outside... "

cola North Carolina 1995 Lisle, Holly & Chris Guin. Mall, Mayhem and Magic. New York: Baen (1995); pg. 22. Pg. 22: Mountain Dew; Pg. 81: "...found a can of soda behind the Tabasco sauce, popped the top on it... "
cola North Carolina 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 191. "A faded flyspecked poster for 'Pepsi: Pride of the Carolinas' still stood in the window. "
cola North Carolina 2000 McDowell, Ian. "Sunflowers " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 106. "Jesse sat on the stool beside her and gave herself a half-spin 'I'll have one [a beer], too, Dad.'

'You most certainly will not. I'm not even really supposed to be letting you in here.' He poured her a Coke, which she accepted with sullen grace. "

cola North Dakota 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 52. Pg. 52: Coke; Pg. 109: Pepsi
cola Ohio 1940 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: In the Balance. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 232. Coca-Cola; Pepsi-Cola
cola Ohio 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 302. "Mitch returned from the Coke machine at the end of the line of rooms to find Morgan pacing in a U around the bed... Mitch held out a Coke and Moran stared at it, took it from his hand, popped the top, and chugged it back fiercely. 'You know what they did, what Jayce did? When we needed money?' "
cola Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 16. "Her voice was like Coca-Cola: sweet and fizzy, with a sting. "; pg. 198: Coca-Cola; Pg. 307: "He had a Co-Cola, a bag of peanuts, and another Co-Cola. I wouldn't swear to it, but he may've doctored that second Coke with a tot of something spiritous. ";

Pg. 396: "...and Phoebe invited me in for a Co-Cola.

'No thanks. I haven't had br-breakfast.' I was nervous and wanted to get back.

'Spose I said a cherry Coke, Danny? Would a cherry Coke make you forgit Kizzy's cantaloupes n biscuits?' " [Also pg. 444.]

cola Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 60. Pg. 60: Pepsi; Pg. 245, 255, 322-323: Coke
cola Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 18. "When he was really little he would follow her around as singlemindedly as a duckling; she would tow him down St. Catherine's Street on sunny summer days, buy Cokes and hot dogs and spend the afternoon watching the types from the steps of Christ Church Cathedral. "
cola Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 51. "She was a small, nervous woman with short dark hair and brittle eyeglasses and a can of Diet Pepsi in front of her. 'I'm Susan,' she said... She sipped her Pepsi. 'You work here?' "
cola Oregon 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 168. "The fly-specked sign hanging diagonally in the window read Coke CLOSED The Pause That Refreshes. "
cola Oregon 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 210. "Then she went to the scarred refrigerator, came back with a Coke... " [Also pg. 211.]
cola Philippines 2030 Bear, Greg. "A Martian Ricorso " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1976); pg. 110. "The structures must have resemble fairy palaces before they were swept down. I once saw a marketplace full of empty vinegar jugs in the Philippines, made from melted Coca cola bottles. They used glass so thin you could break them with a thumbnail tap in the right place--but they easily held twenty or thirty gallons of liquid. "
cola Portugal 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 39. "After a pit stop, he paused at the refrigerator to grab a can of Coke. In the freezer, stacked next to the icemaker, he discovered a cache of Snickers. "
cola Singapore 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 190. "Here and there the rounded tunnels of Singapore's mag-lev trains; she saw one fit silently above Tanjong Pagar, wheelless and bright, the carriages gleaming in Singapore's Coca-Cola white-and-red. "
cola South Carolina 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 232. "'...He's a salesman for Coca-Cola and will be visiting the plant...' "
cola Tanzania 2010 Blake, Sterling. "A Desperate Calculus " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 52. "'The debt was contracted illegally!' The man slapped the yellow plastic table, spilling Coke. "
cola Tennessee 1998 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 183. Pg. 183-186: Coke machine; Coca-Cola machine; Pg. 183: Orange Crush; Pg. 185: Dr Pepper; Pg. 186: soda; Sprite
cola Tennessee 2039 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 447. Coke
cola Tennessee: Memphis 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 135. "'That's probably a good analogy,' agreed Trick, and they ordered hamburgers with french fries and Cokes, and found a table in the busy food court area. The mall was teeming with Saturday shoppers... "
cola Texas 1979 Baxter, Stephen. Voyage. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 190. "'Those... coloring books. It's like learning to drive a car in a classroom,' she growled. She took another mouthful of Coke and rested the chilled, dew-coated can against her chest.

...She gripped her Coke can, trying to force herself to focus on the issue... "

cola Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 12. Pg. 12: "Down the next aisle DeWitt pulled a can of Coke from the cooler. He popped the top and took a long, burning gulp. The Coke was so cold, it made his sinuses ache. He tore open the edge of the Twinkies package... "; Pg. 14: "'Hell, why not?' He slugged down the rest of his Coke and tagged after Curtis. "; Pg. 17: "The Kol had turned his normal brown again and was loading six packs of Cokes into the cooler.

'You may go fill your car now,' the alien said. 'There is gas, as I told you.'

'Thanks.'

Seresen finished with the cokes and began stacking Jimmy dean sausage biscuits... "

cola Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 18. "Bread stuck in DeWitt's throat. He choked. Seresen absently handed him a diet Dr Pepper.

'I don't understand why. I thought you might explain it.'

The Dr Pepper was warm. When it hit DeWitt's stomach, nerves nearly made it come up again. He belched wetly. "

cola Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 26. "'Hey.' Purdy rounded a pyramid of Diet coke. 'There you are, pastor. You ain't never gonna guess what happened. Loretta Harper's been murdered.' "
cola Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 98. "On the way through town, DeWitt made Bo stop at the Mobil station. Bo went in and got Cokes for them both. "
cola Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 150. "DeWitt rummaged through a box on the table. Inside were chilled cans of Coke, assorted sandwiches, chocolate, and six family-sized bags of chips. "
cola Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 158. "Seresen startled the van and drove out of the garage. The tires fought for traction in the calf-deep snow. DeWitt devoured the apple and opened a Dr Pepper. "
cola Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 168. "'Just a minute, hon. I was going to get Hubie a Coke. Sharon, wouldn't you like a Coke, too? And maybe another smidgen of Martha Johnston's apple pie?'

...'Maybe I will have that Coke, then,' Sharon said... 'and half of a sour-cream brownie.'

Schoen caught his wife's arm. 'We're leaving.'

'I would, honey. Believe me, I would. But there's so much to take care of. Hubie wants a Coke. Sharon wants a Coke. I have to keep an eye on the coffee maker.' "

cola Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 237. "In the small chambers it was standing room only. Doc looked around distractedly. 'Need a glass of water or a Coke or something.'

Seresen left. He came back with a can of Diet 7-Up...

Under the glare of the lights Billy sat, the can of 7-Up and the pile of tablets untouched. "

cola Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 263. "Yesterday. August 1991... Russians queued up at McDonald's. Statues of Lenin toppled. A general of the Evil Empire made jokes and drank Pepsi Cola as he was interviewed by CNN... "
cola Texas 1996 Leon, Mark. The Unified Field. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 203. Coke
cola Texas 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 151. "They found seats at the cafe counters and ordered cheeseburger baskets and Cokes. There were no frosty bottles here, but the fountain drinks were mixed the old-fashioned way--and were generous with the syrup, which gave the drinks an especially rich flavor. "
cola Texas 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 230. "'I don't mind at all, dear chap. You like Dr Pepper soda, correct?'

'Right! I won't be but a minute...'

...He walked back around to his truck and got in. Truitt was sipping his Coke, and handed him his Dr Pepper... "

cola Texas: Dallas 1992 Anthony, Patricia. "The Shoot " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1992); pg. 156. "...holding up a 7-Eleven because Roger thinks it's a good idea. Jerry peeks around the movie rental rack an over a stack of 12-pack Cokes. "
cola Texas: Dallas 1992 Anthony, Patricia. "The Shoot " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1992); pg. 157. "The blood has little bubbles in it like the guy's a carbonated Cherry Coke somebody's shaken up. "
cola Texas: Dallas 1992 Anthony, Patricia. "The Shoot " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1992); pg. 162. Pg. 162: "That night Jerry dreams he is in the back room of the 7-Eleven. In a little clearing amid the boxes of cereal, the cartons of Coke, the Cambodian is having tea. "; Pg. 163: "The Cambodian is seated at a table he's made for himself among the boxes of cereal, the cartons of Coke. "
cola Thailand: Bangkok 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Dying in Bangkok " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 38. -
cola United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 31. "Standing against the wall, by the door, was something unexpected. It was a large Coca-Cola vending machine. It didn't look as if it had been installed there: it wasn't plugged in and it had a small neat sticker on it explaining that it was temporarily out of order. It looked as if it had simply been left there inadvertently by someone who was probably even now walking around wondering which room he had left it in. Its large red-and-white wavy panel stared glassily into the room and did not explain itself. The only thing the machine communicated to the outside world was that there was a slot into which coins of a variety of denominations might be inserted, and an aperture to which a variety of different cans would be delivered if the machine was working, which it was not. " [More.]
cola United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 32. "...wheeled the big man away on a stretcher trolley and then returned after a few minutes for the Coca-Cola machine. "
cola United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 97. "In front of him the shape of a large Coca-Cola vending machine loomed through the settling cloud of dust. He regarded it with the gravest suspicion and worry. It stood there with a sort of glazed, blank look to it, and had a note from his father stuck on the front panel saying whatever he was doing, stop it. "
cola United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 98. "Very worrying things had recently begun happening when he got angry and he had a bad feeling, looking back at the Coca-Cola vending machine, that another of those very worrying things must have just happened. He stared at it and fretted. "
cola United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 117. "'...Excuse me for rabbiting on, but the patient had his own personal Coca-Cola machine and sledgehammer with him...' "
cola United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 186. Pg. 186: "...she found Neil in the hall leaning his back against the wall and looking with grim pointedness at a Coca-Cola vending machine standing against the opposite wall and taking up an inordinate amount of space in the hallway. "; Pg. 187: "'I'm sorry, Neil,' she said matter-of-factly. 'The Coke machine will go. It's all a misunderstanding...' ";

Pg. 188: "'...And what on earth are we going to do about all this?' he added, readdresing his attention to the Coca-Cola machine.

'I've said that I will make sure it's gone in the morning, Neil,' said Kate... "

cola United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 202. "A Coca-Cola machine: he hadn't taken that into account.

Where did a Coca-Cola machine fit into these wild notions about ancient gods? The only idea he had about that was simply too ridiculous for words and he refused even to acknowledge it to himself. " [More, pg. 208.]

cola United Kingdom: England 1810 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 138. "'Damn it,' Doyle yelled despairingly, 'Coca Cola, Clint Eastwood, Cadillac!' "
cola United Kingdom: London 1966 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 114. "...he chatted her up over Campari and soda. "
cola United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 23. Pg. 23: "Squatting over the mall and tube stations as if they are eggs to be hatched is the new, huge Coca-Cola building. "; Pg. 245: "Baseball's a kind of fantasy: Coke, hot dogs and hot summers... "
cola USA 1932 Wilson, Robert Charles. A Hidden Place. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1986); pg. 15. "He ordered himself a hamburger and a Coke. The hamburger was a slab of broiled beef and the Coke came in a big soda-fountain glass with condensation on it like dew. "
cola USA 1932 Wilson, Robert Charles. A Hidden Place. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1986); pg. 29. "After the movie they went for Cokes. " [Other Coke refs., pg. 29-30.]
cola USA 1949 Jackson, Shirley. "The Villager " in The Lottery and Other Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1998; first published 1949); pg. 51. "In the refrigerator were a bottle of milk and three bottles of Coca Cola and a half-empty jar of peanut butter. Eat all their meals out, Miss Clarence thought. "
cola USA 1954 Dick, Philip K. "The Father-thing " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1954); pg. 235. "Tony was fourteen. He was sitting at the table in the oak-paneled Peretti dining room, books and pencils scattered around him, half a ham-and-peanut-butter sandwich and a Coke beside him. "
cola USA 1962 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 125. Pg. 125: Coke; Pg. 148: Coke (also pg. 170)
cola USA 1963 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 17. Pg. 17: "...bought a Coke for a quarter, drained it in three long gulps. ";

Pg. 252: "'You want a beer, a Coke?'

'Some ice water would be fine.' "

cola USA 1972 DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1999); pg. 64. [After a nuclear war between U.S.S.R. and U.S.A.] "'...America used to be something. People looked up to you. They admired your government, your Bill of Rights, hell, your Coca-Cola. You have to be great again!' "
cola USA 1972 Wilhelm, Kate. "The Funeral " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 222. [Afterword] "...enter a soda fountain... want only a cup of coffee or a coke... "
cola USA 1973 Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 82. "...returning the electromagnetic refuse to Earth back to Earth, the Coke bottles... of TV culture, the Nude Auction Show... "
cola USA 1976 Disch, Thomas M. "The Brave Little Toaster: A Bedtime Story for Small Appliances " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 281. "The radio pretended not to feel slighted, but he soon left off doing imitations and recited, instead, some of his favorite ads, the beautiful songs about Coca-Cola and Esso and... "
cola USA 1979 Willis, Connie. "Daisy, in the Sun " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1979); pg. 193. "He was not embarrassed by her at all. 'Would you like to go get a Coke, Daisy? I've got my car here.'

'Of course she wants to go. Don't you Daisy?' "

cola USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 152. "...Cloud said, setting a cup and a bun on a black japanned tray of great age that showed a silver-haired, star-spangled sprite drinking Coke. "
cola USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 328. "She looked down the long plush corridor of the suite. Instead of a secretary of any sort, four or five young guys, black and P.R., made dance steps and drank Cokes around a vast rosewood desk. "
cola USA 1982 Griffin, Russell. "The Most Illuminatingly Doleful and Instructively Affecting Demise of Flo, Late of Upper Blooton " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 239. "But the smallest things, we often find,
Can rattle the serenest mind:
The least cloud dims the brightest days,
The fly afloat in Sauce Bernaise,
The fizzless Coke, the tepid shower,
Will sweetest dispositions sour. "
cola USA 1982 Simmons, Dan. "The River Styx Runs Upstream " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1982); pg. 19. "We went to the kitchen to get a Coke. "
cola USA 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 307. Pg. 307-308, 310 about Coca-Cola
cola USA 1984 Knight, Damon. "O " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1982); pg. 29. [The letter 'o' is no longer used.] "Manufacturers had to change many ef their brand names... Marlbara [Marlboro] and Xerex [Xerox] were all right, but Caca-Cala [Coca-Cola] suffered a nasedive in papularity. "


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