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/
Colorado Colorado: Denver 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 308. "That made sense. Now, where would they put her? They tested those things--where? New Mexico. Nevada. And that town in Utah where John Wayne made Westerns. St. George, wasn't it? To protect the population centers in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the bombs were always exploded... "
Colorado Colorado: Denver 2001 Schindler, Solomon. Young West. New York: Arno Press & The New York Times (1971; c. 1894); pg. 121. "The time finally arrived that I as promoted to the High School... I, with a few of my friends, was sent westward to a school in the neighborhood of Denver, in Colorado. A number of mines from which useful metals are drawn, are found in the near vicinity of that school; there are also large farms, some of them covering thousands of acres of ground. " [Many other refs. to Colorado, not in DB.]
Colorado Colorado: Denver 2003 Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 72. Denver
Colorado Colorado: Denver 2005 Bell, M. Shayne. "Mrs. Lincoln's China " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 23. "While I cleared off the table, Cyril told me how Randy Lewis had heard on his shortwave that they were talking about setting up a temporary capital in either Denver or St. Paul. 'I imagine they'll fight now over which one of those cities gets to be capital for a while,' I said. "
Colorado Colorado: Denver 2006 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 90. "'...We discovered that the video they used on the net was digitally composited from the Denver Exodus of '06...' "
Colorado Colorado: Denver 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 34. Pg. 34, 175-177, 181, 185, 220, many more refs. not in DB. One of novel's main characters is a senator from Colorado.
Colorado Colorado: Denver 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 166. "'...Where are you from?'

'Utah. Charlottesville, Utah,' Pete said, struggling not to breathe.

'Denver,' said Tom, 'that's al, thank you. It was a nice city. Good people, you know? Someone always had the price of a flop and--what's the word? Thunderbird!' He chuckled. 'What's the price? Thirty twice. You want a drink, mister? You have some of this. Ain't bad. Found it in the cellar of an old place off the road... Still plenty here.'

'Thanks,' Pete said. 'No.'

'You ever been to Denver?'


Remember how nice it was before they burned it. The people were nice, you know? They... burning a nice place like that. Why'd they do it, anyhow?'

'It was a--war,' Pete said. 'Cities get bombed when you have wars.'

'I didn't want no war. It was such a nice place. No reason to bomb a nice place like Denver. I got burned when they did it... Want to see my scars?... Nothing left like Denver was, though. Nothing nice left...' " [More.]

Colorado Colorado: Denver 2050 Dick, Philip K. "The Golden Man " in The Golden Man. New York: Berkley (1980; c. 1954); pg. 2. "The waitress shrugged indifferently. 'I don't know. I saw a lot of them [mutants] around Denver. A whole colony.'

'That's where this was taken. Denver DCA Camp.'

'Any still alive?' the farmer asked.

The salesman laughed harshly. 'You kidding?' He made a short, sharp swipe with his hand. 'Not any more.' "

Colorado Colorado: Denver0 1998 Dick, Philip K. Time Out of Joint. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1959); pg. 223. Pg. 223, 226, 240, 252-253: Denver
Colorado France: Paris 1929 Ebershoff, David. The Danish Girl. New York: Viking (2000); pg. 130. "...for the migrants from Indiana and Illinois who ran the bakeries and the printing shops along Colorado Street. " [In Paris, France. Also pg. 259.]
Colorado galaxy 2200 Hawke, Simon. The Whims of Creation. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 111. " the Petrovsky residence in Denver Village. "
Colorado galaxy 3000 Burkett Jr., William R. Blood Lines. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 122. "Here he had succumbed to whimsy. His administrative and support-staff functions were housed in decommissioned subterranean planetary-defense sits on the high plains where what once had been Kansas blended into what once had been Colorado. These deep-buried and hardened facilities had been part of a planetwide defense system, mothballed since the Earth-Llralan wars. "
Colorado galaxy 4600 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 463. "Losses continued to mount, and periodically Colorado, fighting in TF 22's battle-line, shuddered for a sickening instant. Calls for damage control began to reverberate through the great ship... receded out of missile range and a palpable air of relief suffused Colorado. " [Many other refs. to the starship Colorado: pg. 470, 477, 520, 532, 542, 554, 560, 568-569, etc.]
Colorado Mars 2150 McHugh, Maureen F. China Mountain Zhang. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 97. "'Something to do with Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, the corridor, Yorimitsu, isn't that . . .' I can't dredge it up.

'A resettlement camp,' he says...

People sent to develop the corridor near the end of the Cleansing Winds campaign... And Alexi Dormov and his daughter were put on Mars. "

Colorado world 2025 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 177. "They were a party from Colorado. Civil astronauts. "
Comanche California 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 106. "The Piper Comanche's wheels pulled free of the dirt runway and the twin-engine aircraft leaped into the air... " [Some other refs. to this aircraft, e.g., pg. 109.]
Comanche Cuba 1961 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 6. "...the FBI men landed in a private plane just minutes after the Piper Commanche carrying Hemingway and his doctor had set down. "
Comanche galaxy 2150 Resnick, Mike. A Miracle of Rare Design. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 23. [Year is estimated.] "'Have you a name?'


'I wish to know whom to thank when I am released.'

'My name is Comanche...' " [Comanche, a native of the planet Medina, is one of the main characters in the book, and his name is repeated frequently.' But there is no appparent connection to real Comanche Indians, nor any explanation for why this character is named thus.]

Comanche Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 8. "By now, John Wayne was probably shooting the eyes out of a dead Comanche warrior (so the warrior couldn't find his way to he Spirit Land), and I was missing it. "
Comanche Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 12. "'...I was just sitting here trying to watch John Wayne shoot the eyes out of dead Comanche warriors and save Natalie Wood from having sex with non-Christians...' "
Comanche New Mexico 1881 Turtledove, Harry. How Few Remain. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 331. "'We've hit the Comanches a few licks over the years that they never expected to get, after they raided west Texas from out of New Mexico. And now we can hit the Yankees who paid 'em to do it...' "
Comanche New Mexico 1881 Turtledove, Harry. How Few Remain. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 439. "Stuart shook his head. 'Not after they made common cause with us against the Yankees. The USA would sooner kill 'em than look at 'em after that, you mark my words. We'd be the same. If a Comanche band comes out of New Mexico and wants to take our side against the damnyankees, do we let 'em?'

Ruggles was best qualified to speak to that, and did: 'No, sir. It happened once or twice, not long after the War of Seccessoin: some of the Comanches reckoned they could play us and the United States off against each other.' His smile was thoroughly grim. 'Buzzards ate well for a few days afterwards.' "

Comanche North America 1881 Turtledove, Harry. How Few Remain. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 194. "'...And you are a United States soldier.' By her tone, that put Custer somewhere between a Comanche and a polecat. "
Comanche North America 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 42. "...his way menaced by the Comanche and Karankawa, by Mexican raiding-parties... "
Comanche North America 2100 Pohl, Frederik. Gateway. New York: St. Martin's Press (1977); pg. 228. "...or the pioneers manhandling their covered wagons through Comanche territory... " [A character in the future is making a historical reference.]
Comanche Pennsylvania 2049 Knight, Damon. A For Anything. New York: Tor (1990; 1959); pg. 73. "'Bison,' said Padgett with interest, peering down through a pair of binoculars. 'Quite a good-sized herd. And there's a hunting party--Comanches, probably.' " [More.]
Comanche Texas 1881 Turtledove, Harry. How Few Remain. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 12. "'Why, on this very raid--this raid you have the gall to deny--the savages made two white women minister to their animal lusts, then cut their throats and worked other dreadful indignities upon their bare and abused bodies.'

'You think the Comanches don't do that in Texas?' Captain Weathers returned. 'And the way I heard it, Colonel, they started doing it there first.' "

Comanche Texas 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 29. "A kind of rugged, cracker look, Laura thought--a genetic legacy from some hard-eyed woman in calico, the sort who rode shotgun through Comanche country and had six kids without anesthetic. "
Comanche USA 1872 Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 213. "But a Comanche without a horse was only half himself "; Pg. 212: "If the Comanches had spied him and sent pursuit with remounts, he must already lie scalped. " [Book has other references to Comanches, not in DB.]
Comanche USA 1872 Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 241. "Tarrant nodded, remembering-- The grand alliance of Comanche, Kiowa, Cheyenne, and Arapaho, Quanah its paramound chief. The bloody repulse at Adobe Walls, the year of warfare and manhunt that followed, and the last starvelings, led by Quanah, going ont the reservation in 1875. "
Comanche USA 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 94. "'Name is Burnfingers Begay. First thing now is you will ask yourselves how I come by such a name... Actually I am Navajo and Comanche. Begay is Navajo. Burnfingers is Anglo transliteration of my Comanche name, which you could not pronounce. My mother was visiting the all-Indian powwow in Gallup one year, where my father was exhibiting. They begot yours truly.' He laughed softly. 'Half of me wants to settle down and make jewelry and the other half wants to go on the warpath. No wonder I am crazy.' " [Other refs. to this character in book, not in DB.]
Comanche USA 1996 Morrow, James. "The Covenant " in Bible Stories for Adults. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1996); pg. 129. "'...Believe me, brother, I have no trouble picturing a future in which your country's indigenous peoples--its Navajos, Sioux, Comanches, and Arapahos--are driven off their lands...' "
Comanche USA 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 358. "...with arcane symbols and the names of bands: Commanche Baby Music, Diskomo, 334. "
Comanche USA 2002 Reed, Kit. Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. Boulder, CO: Black Ice Books (1994); pg. 123. "...and has grappled hand-to-hand, fighting to the death with Comanches, or is it rapacious squatters... "
Comanche USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 75. -
Comanche Utah 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 170. [Burnfingers is half Comanche, half Navajo.] "We're all the army she's god, he told himself. Myself, Alicia, and the kids, and one crazy Comajo. Or maybe Burnfingers would prefer Navamanche. "
Comanche Washington, D.C. 1989 Laidlaw, Marc. "His Powder'd Wig, His Crown of Thornes " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993; story copyright 1989); pg. 154. "It was crowded by silent mobs... almost all of them Negro or Indian... Pawnee, Chickasaw, Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Comanche . . . "
Comanche world 1838 Stirling, S.M. "The Charge of Lee's Brigade " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 66. -
Comanche world 1990 Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 64. "They were seldom used as shock troops, for the stirrup was unknown to them, but they sat like centaurs or Comanches... "
comics Africa 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 173. Pg. 74: "I get the animations back from the Manga Twins... " [Also pg. 164.]; Pg. 173: "'...Also, I had the most visible underwear line she'd ever seen. Also, she'd been a fetishist for guys in tights ever since Christopher Reeve made her believe a man really could fly.' " [Refers to the 'Superman' movie.]; Pg. 259: "'she's [expletive] Batwoman. I saw her fly, for God's sake. Peter [expletive] Pan.' "; Pg. 392: "They seem to fly on space, surf on it, like the old Silver Surfer... "
comics Alabama 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 80. "I tried hitting it with a bolt of pure blue lightning mental power, like someone out of a Marvel comic, but that wasn't how mixing in other people's minds works. "
comics Alabama 1994 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 3. "Only then did Boles look at me again. 'That's where he shoulda been playing to start with. He's a pitcher like the Incredible Hulk's a doily maker.' "
comics Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 90. "'...Which is more powerful, Superman or Spider-Man?'

'Superman. Obviously.'

'Correct...' "

comics Brazil 2045 Wilson, Robert Charles. Memory Wire. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 11. "They read American paperback or looked at the Portuguese sex comics that arrived in box loads from Sao Paulo every Tuesday. "
comics California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 210. Felix the Cat
comics California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 42. Pg. 42: "Who was that character in Li'l Abner who had the cloud following him around? "; Pg. 59: "I said, seated by myself in a corner of our living room reading a current issue of Howard the Duck. "; Pg. 60: "I went back to reading Howard the Duck. It was the episode where space people turn Howard the Duck into Richard Nixon. Reciprocally, Richard Nixon grows feathers while addressing the nation on network TV. Likewise the top brass at the Pentagon. " (also pg. 61)
comics California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 147. "I did not read Howard the Duck or The Fabulous Furry Freak Brothers or Snatch Comix that night; I read Dante's Commedia, from Inferno through Purgatorio... "
comics California 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 93. "A huge oil painting by J. C. Leyendecker of Harry Houdini hung over one fireplace facing the opposite fireplace and an equally large Walt Simonson acrylic of Merlyn. "
comics California 1985 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 114. Pg. 114: "...laughed as he helped prepare the bacon for a dish called Forbidden Zucchini. 'Occult Cookery; where'd you get this cookbook? The cartoons remind me of something,' he said.

'Wouldn't be surprised,' Karen replied, still addressing Mark... 'The author used to do a great comic strip: The Spirit. Before your time, I'm afraid.'

'The hell,' said Mark, watching Karen slice long strips of firm-fleshed squash, flipping pages of the cookbook. 'Old comics never die. Mel Crenna's got a couple of those in mint condition.' ";

Pg. 115: "Evidently punkers could be very shrewd collectors; the Crenna kid, judging from the numbers companionably argued by Karen and Mark, owned a small fortune in old comic books...

'Your generation is into quick payoffs. Comics, video games, prefab models...' "

comics California 1985 Bear, Greg. Blood Music. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 67-68. "He thought of Vergil sterilizing the dishes of altered E. coli. The bottle of enhanced lymphocytes. Perversely, Krypton came to mind--Superman's home world, billions of geniuses destroyed in an all-encompassing calamity. Murder? Genocide? "
comics California 1994 Ing, Dean. Spooker. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1995); pg. 166. "Kirk, Kenneth Robert, alias 'Mongo,' had been a big neckless fireplug of a kid, face innocent of malice--and of anything else worth noting. His portrait grinned back at Gary like Alfred E. Neuman, like a smiley face, ready for a joke or a pass-blocking assignment. It seemed that the Kirk boy had taken up exactly those activities that had interested Steele Lowery, and no others. Gary could not avoid grinning back at Kirk, the nickname an obvious reference to a comic character in Blazing Saddles, played by Alex Karras, another walking fireplug and an all-pro NFL guard of stupendous talent. "
comics California: Berkeley 1995 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 132. "Like just about every lab he'd ever been in, this one had some Far Side cartoons taped to the filing cabinets. "
comics California: Los Angeles 1945 Dick, Philip K. Puttering About in a Small Land. Chicago, IL: Academy Chicago Publishers (1985); pg. 137. "The two boys held the comic books so that he could go through them, one by one, examining the covers. He withdrew several. The boys accepted his judgement as a natural event; neither of them protested.

'Does your boy ever get his hands on these things?' Chic said to Virginia. He held up one of the bad comic books; it had a banner reading Tales of the Crypt and the picture of a young girl's head being baked, on the end of a rod, by a loathsome fiend. "It makes you wonder sometimes.' Rolling up the bad comic books he stuck them into his back pocket and resumed lawnmowing. " [More about comics, pg. 137-139.]

comics California: Orange County 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 119. "Screech of metal cut like paper, waldo Superman yanks the roof up and X slithers in... "
comics California: San Diego 2055 Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 27. "'...You know what we're in for, don't you? Another session with Orphan Annie and her li'l decoder badge . . . we'll have to listen to ads for Ovaltine and then those numbers read to for us to take down and decode--to find out what Annie does on Monday...' "
comics California: San Francisco 1966 Rocklynne, Ross. "Ching Witch! " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 25. [Afterword] "The older son handed me a stack of Marvel comics and remarked, incredibly, that Stan Lee and what he was saying was part of the religion of the Berkeley/Haight-Ashbury scene. I was entranced with the Hulk, with Prince Namor of Atlantis, with The Fantastic Four, with Doctor Strange, the Mighty Thor, and others... My older son read the pages, and jolted me with, Did I get my inspiration from the Marvel Comics? 'Not that I know of,' I replied. Younger son said, 'You going back to writing, Dad?...' "
comics California: San Francisco 1991 Blaylock, James P. The Paper Grail. New York: Ace Books (1991); pg. 34. Pg. 34: "Morc, that was it. Morc of Fomoria. Black Hand Comics. The adventures of the Kings of the Night. He was a Norwegian, tall and blond and handsome--Aryan to a fault. "; Pg. 280: "'Remember those Mad magazine covers?' Sylvia asked. 'where you fold part of it over another?...' "
comics Canada 2000 Quan, Andy. "Hair " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 308. "At least it was better than the kids who called me Samsonite, after the luggage company, the name with a faint Japanese ring and sounding like Superman's deadly poison. "
comics Canada 2000 Quan, Andy. "Hair " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 316. "Short everywhere except for a cowlick that would rise up from the brow, like the Belgian comic book character Tintin. "
comics Colorado 2049 Knight, Damon. A For Anything. New York: Tor (1990; 1959); pg. 41. "...the way he got when he talked about 20th-centyr newspaper comics. Tons of them, he had, all laminated in sheets of clear plastic and filed away, each in its wall slot, in the Comics Room; he had been collecting them since he was a a boy. "
comics Colorado: Boulder 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 54. "I went upstairs to the kids' section... Also Batman books, Lion King books, Power Rangers books, and Barbie books. "
comics Connecticut 1988 Byrne, John L. Fearbook. New York: Warner (1988); pg. 21. "He'd claimed the top of the Greeley house as his own, creating there a maze of computer equipment, science fiction paperbacks, and comic books... Somehow it was those comic books that most perturbed Sam Dennison. He'd enjoyed a great love for the garish delights of superhero derring-do, but he had let it slide into the realms of happy memory about the time he reached Dougie's age. 'By the time,' he put it, 'I figures out what girls were for.' "
comics Connecticut 1988 Byrne, John L. Fearbook. New York: Warner (1988); pg. 71. "Sam grabbed the front of Dougie's T-shirt. His long fingers curled into the curious message across the front of his shirt. I'M A MUTANT MANIAC. Part of Sam's seething brain tried to make sense of those words. He failed. They were ridiculous. Incongruous. " [This shirt also mentioned pg. 94.]
comics Connecticut 1988 Byrne, John L. Fearbook. New York: Warner (1988); pg. 78. "A bottle of pills stood on her night table. He picked it up. Sedatives. He recognized the name. He'd collected some fairly esoteric knowledge in his years of reading comic books. That particular mixture he remembered figured significantly in a Batman story two years ago. "
comics Darwath 1996 Hambly, Barbara. Mother of Winter. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 40. "...a description that made Rudy wonder where they and similar fairy folk purchased size minus-triple-zero petite doublets and gowns. Same place superheroes order those nonwrinkle tights from, I guess. "

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