Religious Groups in Literature

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


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Group Where Year Source Quote/
cola world 1993 Anthony, Patricia. "Born to Be Wild " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1993); pg. 247. "She'd been there through popcorn and pillow-fight nights. They were bound by a thousand cherry Coke secrets and a hundred small hurts... "
cola world 1996 Bradbury, Ray. "Bug " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 184. Pg. 184: "...and said come on along to my place for a hot dog and a Coke, and I jumped in and we drove over... "; Pg. 185: "'You want to know how this all started?' said Bug, handing over a hot dog and a Coke. "; Pg. 186: "'How about a hot dog and a Coke?'

...and we popped into a place where we stood and had that hot dog and that Coke. " [More refs., pg. 186-187.]

cola world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 248. "Steve was staring at his Coke as if it held the secret of life...

Steve finished the Coke, pressed the sides of the can in with this thumbs and fumbled for a cigarette. "

cola world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 254. "'. . . a pizza, some Coke and some absolutely disgusting jam doughnuts...' "
cola world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 25. American Cream Soda
cola world 2000 Leong, Russell. "Virgins and Buddhas " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 222. "Seven-Up bottles with one or two cutout paper flowers decorate the tables. "
cola world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 56. Pg. 56: Diet Coke; Pg. 82: Diet Pepsi; Pg. 300: "a six-pack of Cokes "; Pg. 302: Coke
cola world 2003 Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 229. " the clinic lounge having a Coke. "
cola world 2010 Sheffield, Charles. Tomorrow and Tomorrow. New York: Bantam (1998; c. 1997); pg. 15. Coke
cola world 2011 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 166. "Sh-- Cola Marketing
Adopt a baby space squid!

Thanks to Sh--'s commercial tie-up with the Bootstrap corporation we can offer a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchasers of Sh-- Cola or other Sh-- products to become official adopters of one of the infant squid on the asteroid Cruithne.

Every squid is different. We have recognition software, designed in conjunction with leading scientists, than can distinguish your baby squid by its shape, markings, and characteristic movements. You can name him/her, monitor his/her progress, even (pending legal approval) send him/her messages and tell him/her something of yourself.

Numbers are limited!

To apply, laser-swipe one hundred pull tabs from cans of Sh-- Cola or related soft drinks and mail the codes, together with your completion in no more than ten words of the phrase: Sh-- will be the downstream drink of choice because . . . to the following e-address . . . "

cola world 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 221. "...handing Adrien a Coke. "
cola world 2027 Gunn, James E. The Listeners. New York: Signet (1974; c. 1972); pg. 101. "'Pepsi-Cola hits the spot.' "
cola world 2030 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 158. [Things that happened by the year 2030] "Pepsi won the cola wars. "
cola world 2050 Delany, Samuel R. "Driftglass " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1967); pg. 290. [Year estimated.] "'Driftglass,' I said. 'You know all the Coca-Cola bottles and cut-crystal bowls and industrial silicon slag that goes into the sea?'

'I know the Coca-Cola bottles.'

'They break, and the tide pulls the pieces back and forth over the sandy bottom, wearing the edges, changing their shape. Sometimes chemicals in the glass react with chemicals in the ocean to change the color. Sometimes veins work their way through in patterns like snowflakes... " [More about what happens to the glass, but cola is not mentioned by name elsewhere.]

cola world 2100 Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 11. "'...The colors are actually a primitive life form that we import and then grow in cultures here on Terra. Just how we induce them to reproduce is our trade secret, you know, like the formula for Coca-Cola.' "
cola world 2135 Dick, Philip K. Our Friends From Frolix 8. New York: Ace Books (1970); pg. 184. "'Can I get anything for you?' she asked; she was at a loss as to what to say. 'Some Coke? Zing?' "
cola world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 121. "'You want a Pepsi?' Zina said.

'It's too cold. I just want to sit.' "

cola world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 177. "At the bar both men sat as they often sat; Elias, as always, had a Coke with ice. He never drank.

'Okay,' he said, nodding. 'There's nothing you can do to stop the letter. It's already mailed.'

'I'm a poker chip,' Herb Asher said. 'Between Zina and Emmanuel.'

'They're not betting as to whether Linda Fox will answer,' Elias said. 'They're betting on something else.' He wadded up a bit of cardboard and dropped it into his Coke. 'There is no way in the world that you're going to be able to figure out what their wager is...' "

cola world 3000 Crowley, John. Engine Summer. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1979); pg. 4. "They were eating walnuts and drinking red raspberry soda when I started to be born. That's the story I have been told. "
cola Wyoming 2031 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 250. Pg. 250-251: Coke; Pg. 251: "a few Cokes, root beers, orange pop. "
cola Xanth 1993 Anthony, Piers. Demons Don't Dream. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 148. "The ground was starting to congeal. He could feel it thickening around them, becoming viscous. He didn't want it to turn all the way rock solid. 'Choka Cola, stinky drink!' he sang. 'Pour it down the kitchen sink! Smells like vinegar, tastes like ink!'

The diggle resumed motion, and the ground turned thin again. "

cola Zambia 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 75. "They reached the town of Livingstone... all of it marred by ubiquitous Sh-- Cola ads. "
Colorado California 1938 Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 221. Colorado Boulevard
Colorado California 1980 Knight, Damon. Beyond the Barrier. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1980; c. 1964); pg. 40. "Her address was given as 1034 Colorado Avenue, Apt. C30, Santa Monica. "
Colorado California: Los Angeles 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 30. Colorado Avenue
Colorado California: Los Angeles 2038 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 354. -
Colorado Colorado 1869 Bethke, Bruce. Wild Wild West. New York: Warner Books (1999); pg. 211. "The crowd pulled a string and the names of Colorado, Utah, Kansas, and Nevada fell away, to be replaced by 'Loveless Land.' " [The bad guy intends to name this region of the country after himself.]
Colorado Colorado 1872 Verne, Jules. Around the World in Eighty Days. Translated by George M. Towle. New York: Bantam (1988; c. 1873); pg. 125. [Chapter 29] A branch of the "grand trunk " led off southward to Denver, the capital of Colorado. The country round about is rich in gold and silver, and more than fifty thousand inhabitants are already settled there... During the night Camp Walbach was passed on the left; Lodge Pole Creek ran parallel with the road, marking the boundary between the territories of Wyoming and Colorado. They entered Nebraska at eleven, passed near Sedgwick, and touched at Julesburg, on the southern branch of the Platte River. [More.]
Colorado Colorado 1888 Doyle, Arthur Conan. "A Study in Scarlet " in A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four. New York: Berkley/Penguin Putnam (1994; c. 1888); pg. 71. IN THE central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilization. From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region of desolation and silence. Nor is Nature always in one mood throughout this grim district. It comprises snow-capped and lofty mountains, and dark and gloomy valleys.
Colorado Colorado 1938 Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 261. Pg. 261: Denver; Pg. 354: Colorado River
Colorado Colorado 1940 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: In the Balance. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 377. Pg. 377: Denver; Pg. 378: Colorado; Pg. 450-451: Denver, Colorado; Pg. 488: Denver
Colorado Colorado 1942 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 13. Pg. 13: University of Denver; Pg. 14: Denver; Pg. 34: Lamar, Colorado; Pg. 53: Colorado; Pg. 77-79: Denver; Lamar, Colorado [Colorado is the location of a prisoner of war camp, and other locations important in novel; many refs., not in DB, e.g. pg. 55, 115-116, 124, 186, 192-193, 226, 266-268, 330-337, 370, 416-417, 435, 468.]
Colorado Colorado 1944 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 13. "The former owner, a Mr. Takamatsu, was in a relocation camp in Colorado. "
Colorado Colorado 1944 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Striking the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 64. Pg. 64: Denver; Pg. 118: Lamar, Colorado; Pg. 171: Colorado and Denver; Pg. 233: University of Denver [More, pg. 234-236, 239, 244, 253, 297, 302, 342, etc.]
Colorado Colorado 1949 Knight, Damon. "Not with a Bang " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1949); pg. 4. "Louise had been a nurse in a genteel hospital near Denver. According to her, something rather odd had happened as she was approaching it the morning of the attack. She was quite calm when she said this, but a vague look came into her eyes and her shattered expression seemed to slip a little more. Smith did not press her for an explanation. "
Colorado Colorado 1953 Dick, Philip K. "The King of the Elves " in The Golden Man. New York: Berkley (1980; c. 1953); pg. 53. "Elves? Shadrach grunted in indignation. Elves in Derryville? In the middle of Colorado? Maybe there were Elves in Europe. Maybe in Ireland. He had heard of that. But here? Upstairs in his own house, sleeping in his own bed? " [The entire story takes place in Colorado. No other refs. to Colorado by name, but many other refs. to Derryville.]
Colorado Colorado 1955 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 11. "Wednesday, January 12, 1955... and the people of Denver huddle din expectation of a Rocky Mountain blizzard. " [Much more takes place in Colorado in this chapter, not in DB. Also, pg. 249-250.]
Colorado Colorado 1956 Knight, Damon. "Extempore " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1956); pg. 152. "Rossi had two weeks off and nowhere to go; the streets were empty of the Colorado vacationers, the renters of cabins in the mountains... "
Colorado Colorado 1959 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 67. "He had moved to Colorado, married and been divorced within a year... "
Colorado Colorado 1970 Freedman, Nancy. Joshua Son of None. New York: Delacorte Press (1973); pg. 121. Pg. 121, 178.
Colorado Colorado 1972 Dick, Philip K. The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1972); pg. 7. [PKD writes autobiographically.] "A couple of weeks before I left California I said to Kathy, 'You know, one day you're going to come over here and I'll be gone. And you won't know where, until you get a letter from me.' 'You've been all over the country, haven't you?' I told her about Colorado and Utah. "
Colorado Colorado 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 19. Pg. 19: "'It's a regional edition. Time comes out in different regional editions. For advertising purposes. And we get the mountain states edition. The mountain states are Idaho, Utah, Wyoming, Colorado . . .' "; Pg. 78: "'From the stars, like any navigator. You see, an observatory, even a remote-control observatory, has its more prosaic uses too. We're in Colorado. I'll show you.'

He took down a folio volume from a shelf and spread it open... A topographical map of the state covered the two pages. 'Here we are,' he said, pointing. 'Telluride. It was a big mining town at the turn of the century. My theory is that access to the camp is to be had through one of the old mine shafts.' " [A bit more about this. Most of the book takes place in an underground prison in Colorado, although there are no references to Colorado, other than the character figuring out he is there.]; Pg. 141: Aspen, Colorado

Colorado Colorado 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 312. "...the sun always at their backs as they passed through Chicago, St. Louis, Denver, Phoenix, Los Angeles... "
Colorado Colorado 1977 Bryant, Edward. "Particle Theory " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1977); pg. 449. "...headed east for my parents' old place in southern Colorado. " [Many other refs. to Colorado, which is also where the author lived.]
Colorado Colorado 1979 Ing, Dean. "Fleas " in Firefight 2000. New York: Baen (1987; c. 1979); pg. 8. Pueblo, Colorado
Colorado Colorado 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 37. Pg. 37: Colorado; Pg. 54, 57: Denver; Pg. 64: Colorado Springs; Pg. 65: Pueblo; Pg. 80: Denver; Pg. 147: Golden, Colorado [Other refs., not in DB, incl. many other refs. to Denver and Pueblo]
Colorado Colorado 1980 Knight, Damon. Beyond the Barrier. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1980; c. 1964); pg. 76. Pg. 76: "Below, the round world was rolling back at an incredible speed; there was a glint of silver that Naismith recognized as Boulder Dam; then the mighty scar of the Grand Canyon, filled with shadow, passed beneath. Then there were more mountains, and a threadlike river that must be the Colorado. Down on the plain beyond the mountains, Naismith caught sight of a city sprawled like a scattering of silver dominoes. It glittered in the parched land. 'Denver,' he said.

'Not the city itself,' said Churan, glancing down at the machine in his lap. 'We use it for a landmark.'...

'From Los Angeles to Denver,' said Naismith, 'in--what? Five minutes? Four?'

'In one sense, no time at all,' said Lall...' "; Pg. 96: "...then let it to be mounded over on the Colorado plain. "

Colorado Colorado 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 103. "When she wrapped herself again in the red cape he accelerated even more gently than he had before, until somewhere over eastern Colorado they reached the velocity he wanted. He rose higher in the sky and began to weave back and forth as he flew, delicately rocking her to sleep, helped by the thinness of the air. She would have been a touch disappointed to know that he kissed her lightly on the forehead... "
Colorado Colorado 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 155. "A geyser bubbled below the surface of Colorado. "
Colorado Colorado 1982 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 301. Pg. 301: "We live in Colorado now. In the spring of 1982 I was invited out to do a modest workshop at a mountain college here and I went back East only long enough to get Amrita. "; Pg. 302: Denver; Pg. 303: "'Abraham said that I was to deliver this to you personally--even, as he put it, if I had to walk to Colorado to find you.' " [More in Colorado, pg. 301-310.]
Colorado Colorado 1982 Willis, Connie. "A Letter from the Clearys " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1982); pg. 122-123. Pg. 122-123: Trip to Colorado; Pike's Peak; Colorado Springs; Pg. 126: South Park
Colorado Colorado 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 16: "Away Game! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (June 1984); pg. 6. Danielle/Mirage's thoughts: "She was right. Each of us has a part of ourselves that should remain hidden--but I tear it out into the open for all to see. Nobody deserves that! At least back home in Colorado, before I joined Xavier's school, I couldn't help myself. Now I do it by choice. "
Colorado Colorado 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 22: "The Shadow Within ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Dec. 1984); pg. 11. Danielle: "Hi, Rahney! Hang on a sec, wilya. I'm on the phone with my folks in Colorado. What's that, Dad--They say 'Hello' and send their love. Aw, gee, Dad. I wish I was with you guys, the high country's so lovely this time of the year... "
Colorado Colorado 1985 Dick, Philip K. In Milton Lumky Territory. Pleasantville, NY: Dragon Press (1985); pg. 25. Pg. 25: Denver; Pg. 141, 209-210, 212: Colorado; Denver
Colorado Colorado 1985 Wilhelm, Kate. "The Gorgon Field " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1985); pg. 83. "'And he is in reasonably good health. Years ago he bought a little valley west of Pueblo, Colorado, in the mountains...' " [More here, pg. 84-88, etc. Also: Denver, Colorado Springs. Story takes place largely in Colorado.]
Colorado Colorado 1986 Brooks, Terry. Magic Kingdom for Sale - Sold!. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 10. -
Colorado Colorado 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 35: "The Times, They Are A'changin'! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Jan. 1986); pg. 14. Danielle's thoughts: "A cool night--reminds me of Colorado. I owe the folks a letter. Haven't seen them in age--maybe I'm due for a visit... "
Colorado Colorado 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 37: "If I Should Die ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Mar. 1986); pg. 24. "And with a wave of his hand, he [the Beyonder] becomes true to his word. In Colorado, William and Margaret Proudstar forget they ever had a daughter. " [This is a mistake. The last name should be 'Moonstar.']
Colorado Colorado 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 39: "Pawns of the White Queen ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (May 1986); pg. 12. Danielle: "I came to say good-bye. I'm going home, to my folks' ranch in Colorado. "
Colorado Colorado 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 45: "We Were Only Foolin' ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Nov. 1986); pg. 6. Danielle's thoughts: "What's that?! " [she sees an anti-mutant bumper sticker] "Cute. I saw bumper stickers like that in Colorado. Only, instead of 'mutants' . . . they said 'Redskins.' Some things--some attitudes--never change. "
Colorado Colorado 1986 Willis, Connie. "Chance " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1986); pg. 603-636. [This story was already indexed as part of Willis's collection Impossible Things.]
Colorado Colorado 1988 Ing, Dean. The Big Lifters. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 12. Pg. 12, 111.
Colorado Colorado 1988 Simmons, Dan. "Metastasis " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1988); pg. 147-171. [Story takes place largely in Denver and Boulder Colorado.]
Colorado Colorado 1989 Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1992); pg. 60. Pg. 60: "'And you, you little homunculus. You'd better get your tiny little Transylvanian ass to Boulder, Colorado, with Doctor Mama Neuman here so they can puncture it with a shot of PEG-ADA.' "; Pg. 68: Denver [Main character is a doctor from Colorado. Other refs., not in DB. Much of the novel takes place in Colorado.]
Colorado Colorado 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 82. Scene take place in Colorado. Pg. 82, 85, 142, etc. mention the state by name. Pg. 95: Denver, Boulder

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