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/
Disney California 1994 Dick, Philip K. A Scanner Darkly. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1977); pg. 98. "'You know, Freck, if you drop or shoot too much meth you start talking like Donald Duck.'

'So?' Freck said.

'Then nobody can understand you,' Barris said.

Arctor said, 'What'd you say, Barris? I couldn't understand you.'

His face dancing with merriment, Barris made his voice sound like Donald Duck's. Freck and Arctor grinned and enjoyed it. "

Disney California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 60. "...escort some of the girls off the bus, he thought with nervous cheer, kidnap a couple of Snow White's dwarves. The better to eat you with, my dear. "
Disney California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 221. Jiminy Cricket
Disney California 1996 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 193. Disneyland, Disney World
Disney California 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 181. "He'd spent a bit of time with little Carlos too--well, a long weekend at Disneyland, anyway... "
Disney California 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 38. "The aliens didn't know what to make of Disneyland. They understood that Mickey, Goofy, and Donald were supposed to be a mouse, a dog, and a duck, respectively--they'd seen all three types of animals during their tour of Earth. But they were absolutely flummoxed by the idea of portraying them as erect, sentient, articulate beings. They were also amazed by most of the rides--the idea that one could enjoy being frightened struck them as a contradiction in terms. They did rather seem to like the Teacups, though. "
Disney California 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 207. Pg. 207: Disneyland; Pg. 217: "'...Fancy hotel, beautiful people, from Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, China, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, Bahamas, Disneyland...' "
Disney California 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 83. Pg. 83: Mickey Mouse ears; Disneyland; Goofy; Pg. 314: Disneyland; Goofy; Pg. 321: Goofy
Disney California 2029 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 84. "Technical Sergeant Ruby Goldenberg was not merely white; she was the daughter of a rabbi and had never seen anything more exotic than Disneyland before being posted to King Faisal Base, Dhahran. "
Disney California: Los Angeles 1971 Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 6. "A billboard up ahead commending Disneyland. Should I pay a final visit to the Magic Kingdom? Haven't been there since Mom visited in 1969 and Bob and Mary and their kids and I took her out there. No; Disneyland is out. The only attraction there, for me, would be the Haunted Mansion. "
Disney California: Los Angeles 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 72. "Stravinsky's had composed The Rite of Spring early in the century, and Disney had set the work to dying dinosaurs. Every adolescent knew Stravinsky. "
Disney California: Los Angeles 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 80. " posters on the side of the fourplex--a Blake Edwards romantic comedy called Tempting Fate, two theaters showing David Lynch's Black Easter, and a reissue of The Black Cauldron. "
Disney California: Los Angeles 1988 Freeman, Judith. "Family Attractions " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1988); pg. 211. "She was going through the 'Family Attractions' column in the newspaper.

'How does Magic Mountain sound?'

'Bor-innng,' Lois said. "

Disney California: Los Angeles 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 149. "I wanted to normal LA things: go to Disneyland, do Knott's Berry Farm, take the Universal Tour, get shot at on the freeway by a drive-by gunman. "
Disney California: Los Angeles 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 96. "'...Orange groves and open spaces, still plenty of money and water to go around. Disneyland when it was new, and Pacific Ocean Park. You ever heard of POP?... Used to be just down the coast from the pier at Santa Monica, like a little Disneyland. All kinds of corny rides and concessions and like that...' "
Disney California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 200. "'I guess you can edit to a balance in postproduction--but we cleared it with the Disney people for just the engine-room tour and the pool and the staterooms and the salons...' "
Disney California: Los Angeles 2000 Vernon, David. "Couple Kills " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 416. "Like he's one of them Disneyland robots that's been wired badly. "
Disney California: Los Angeles 2040 Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 82. "So it was heigh-ho, heigh-ho, off to work we go to find twelve squeaky-cleans I could claim I'd already edited, and what better place to look than Disney?

Only Snow White had a cottage full of beer tankards and a dungeon full of wine goblets and deadly potions. Sleeping Beauty was no better--it had a splatted royal steward who'd drunk himself literally under the table--and Pinocchio not only drank beer but smoked cigars and the Anti-Smoking League had somehow missed. Even Dumbo got drunk.

But animation wipes are comparatively easy, and all Alice in Wonderland had was a few smoke rings, so I was able to finish off the dozen and replenish my stock of deadly potions so at least I didn't have to finish Fantasia cold sober. And a good thing, too. The Pastorale sequence in Fantasia was so full of wine it took me five days to clean it up, after which I went back to The Philadelphia Story... "

Disney California: Los Angeles 2040 Willis, Connie. Remake. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 12-13. "'...And when the party started there was a guy from Disney nosing around. The word is Disney's scouting a takeover of ILMGM.' " [Industrial Light and Magic/MGM]; Pg. 14: "'Who gave them to you?' I said. 'The Disney guy?' ";

Pg. 43: "...and the tourates were following them through the left-hand exit door and off to Disneyland. "; Pg. 75: "A trio of faces, talking about a rumor that Disney was going to use warmbodies in Grand Hotel, a couple of hackates... "

Disney California: Orange County 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 139. Pg. 139: Disneyland; Mr. Toad's Wild Ride; Pg. 140: Dumbo the Elephant; Storybook Canal; Casey Junior; the Submarine; Pg. 355: Mickey Mouse [Also, pg. 228.]
Disney California: Orange County 2065 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 49. "Kevin, beginning to feel the way he did when he rode the Mad Hatter's Teacups in Disneyland, tried to gather his thoughts. "
Disney California: Orange County 2065 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 69. "Tom surveyed the scene. The coastal plain was hazy in the late afternoon light. There was Anaheim Stadium, the big hospital in Santa Ana, the Matterhorn at Disneyland. "
Disney California: Orange County 2065 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 229. "They biked on, between industrial parks filled with long buildings covered in glass tinted blue, copper, bronze, gold, green, crystal. Topiary figures stood clustered on the grass around them.

'It looks like Disneyland,' Nadezhda said.

He led her through residential neighborhoods where neat houses were painted in pastels and earth tones. 'Irvine's neighborhood associations make the rules for how the individual homes look. TO make it pretty. Like a museum exhibit or an architect's model, or like Disneyland, yes.'

'You don't like it.'

'No. It's nostalgia, denial, pretentiousness, I'm not sure which. Live in a bubble and pretend it's 1960!' "

Disney California: Orange County 2065 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 230. "'But it's Disneyland again, yes? The Swiss Family treehouse.'

'Sure,' Hyung said easily. 'I grew up in Little Saigon, over in Garden Grove, and when we went to Disneyland it was the best day of the year for me. It really was the magic kingdom when I was a child. And the treehouse was always my favorite.' He sang the simple accordion ditty that had been played over and over again in the park's concrete and plastic banyan tree, and Tom joined in. 'I always wanted to hide one night when they closed the park, and spend the night in the treehouse'

'Me too!' Tom cried.

'And now I sleep in it every night. And all my neighbors too.' Hyung grinned. "

Disney California: Orange County 2065 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 303. "Oscar did a dance shuffle to the front of the door, singing 'I'm the Sheik, of Ar-a-bee' in a horrible baritone. 'And your love, belongs to meee,' pirouetting like the hippopotami in Fantasia.... "
Disney California: San Francisco 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 216. "Violet O'Chen was a feisty Irish-Chinese physicist from NASA Ames, which had recently been acquired by the Disney Corporation as part of their aggressive move to capture the world space program. "
Disney Canada 2027 Atack, Chris. Project Maldon. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 9. "Wolfe placed Mancuso's card into the red-gloved plastic hand of the meter-tall Mickey Mouse doll on her desk. "
Disney Colorado 1993 Simmons, Dan. "Entropy's Bed at Midnight " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 10. "I remember sitting in the passenger seat and looking through a Little Golden Book that had been on the floorboards. It was Bambi. I remember the page where Bambi met Flower was warped and still moist with a dark stain... I remember the car with the Bambi book was a Renault... "
Disney 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. "
Disney Colorado: Boulder 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 114. "'Barbie!' Brittany shouted. She was wearing a Little Mermaid dress and bright pink hair wraps. 'Did you bring me a present?'

The other little girls were all wearing Pocahontas [also pg. 203] pinafores except for a sweet little blonde named Peyton, who was wearing a Lion King jumper and light-up sneakers. "

Disney Connecticut 1988 Byrne, John L. Fearbook. New York: Warner (1988); pg. 122. "There was a big antiques-and-oddments place in South Norwalk. A great, huge, Disneyland of a place. "
Disney Delaware 2000 Seidler, Tor. "What's the Point? " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 29. "'At this two-bit gig? Once is plenty.'

'What's two-bit about it?'

'Compared to Magic Mountain. Or Disneyland.'

'I guess Keller Bay must seem kind of small after Los -- after L.A.' "

Disney Egypt 1996 Skolnick, Evan. "Order from Chaos " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 228. "'Yeah, cool home turf, Storm,' Jubilation Lee answered with a snort, pocketing her own wallet and eyeing the other four. 'Makes Sarajevo look like Disney World, y'know? Maybe if we're lucky, the local Mickey Mouse'll stop by and beat the crap out of us.' "
Disney Europe 1962 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 136. "He kept going back there to see Grunewald's Isenheim Altarpiece, the only Crucifixion that he thought was worth a damn: Christ's body, not afloat in Disneyland like the one in El Greco... "
Disney Europe 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 119. "It smelled... exactly like the Pirates of the Caribbean in Euro Disney. "
Disney Europe 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 134. "The Algerians make jewelry from scraps of copper and steel mined in the Magic Kingdom, and they travel into the city to sell it... " [Also pg. 135, 138, more.]
Disney Florida 1963 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 43. "'I grew up in Orlando.'

'Where's that?' she asked.

'It's near--' He almost said 'Disney World,' stopped himself, then started to say 'Cape Kennedy,' though he knew that wasn't the real name of the place, even in 1988. '. . . near Cape Canaveral,' he finally finished. "

Disney Florida 1973 Knight, Damon. "Down There " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1973); pg. 300. "SETTING:


Disney Florida 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 281. "...and put him in a glass cage in the middle of Epcot Center. "
Disney Florida 1993 Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 80. Pg. 80: Disney World, Walt, Space Mountain, Main Street, Fantasyland, Tomorrowland, Jungle Ride; Pg. 82: Mickey Mouse; Pg. 84: Goofy (more about somebody wearing a Goofy suit, pg. 84-90); Pg. 95: Walt Disney World; Magic Kingdom; Space Mountain; Splash Mountain; Pg. 284: Walt Disney World
Disney Florida 1994 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 32. "Troy was grinning and whistling 'Zippity-Do-Day'... "
Disney Florida 1996 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 193. Disneyland, Disney World
Disney Florida 1998 Brooks, Terry. A Knight of the Word. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 69. "'Then, right on the same page, like they can't see the irony of it, is an article about the fuss being created over the Pirates of the Caribbean exhibit in Disney World!' Ray looked furious. 'See, these pirates are chasing these serving wenches around a table and then auctioning them off, all on this ride, and some people are offended. Okay, I can understand that. but this story, and all the fuss over it, earns the same amount of space, and a whole lot more public interest, than what's happened to these women and children. And I'll bet Disney gives the pirates more time and money than they give the homeless...' " [More, pg. 69-70.]
Disney Florida 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 35. "The diver laughed. He was a burly fifty-year-old, but the dense air mixture here, hydreliox, turned his voice into a Donald Duck squeak. "
Disney Florida 2010 Clarke, Arthur C. 2010: Odyssey Two. New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 153. "A fin-de-siecle philosopher had once remarked--and been roundly denounced for his pains--that Walter Elias Disney had contributed more to genuine human happiness than all the religious teachers in history. Now, half a century after the artist's death, his dreams were still proliferating across the Florida landscape.

When it had opened in the early 1980s, his Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow had been a showcase for new technologies and modes of living. But as its founder had realized, EPSCOT would only fulfill its purpose when some of its vast acreage was a genuine, living town, occupied by people who called it home. That process had taken the remainder of the century; now the residential area had twenty thousand inhabitants and had, inevitably, become popularly known as Disneyville. "

Disney Florida 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 89. "'...Which means you'll be taking her to Florida, just as that TV show suggested.'

'Look, Jason--we're still exploring all options; Disney World is only one of them...' "

Disney Florida 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 134. "'Things are bad. Orlando too. The tourists don't come anymore, so most of the hotels and restaurants have closed...'

'What about Disney World?' Red asked, an expression close to horror on his face. 'They haven't closed Disney World. Have they?'

'It is gone too,' she replied.

Leon was shocked by the news. Although he was never a big fan of the theme park, finding it overpriced and overcrowded, he and Vanessa had taken their daughter there for her third birthday. They had even posed for a picture with Mickey Mouse. He couldn't imagine Disney World closing. It was an American institution, a symbol of hope and happiness. But maybe hope and happiness were also things of the past. "

Disney Florida 2025 Varley, John. Titan. New York: Berkley (4th ed. 1981; 1st pub. 1979); pg. 49-50. "'I'd believe it better if I could see it. Where I am right now could be the enchanted forest at Disney World in late evening.'

'Disney would have done a better job,' Gaby said. 'It would have had more detail, and monsters popping out of the trees.'

'Don't say that. Have you seen anything like that?' "

Disney Florida 2030 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 156. "No one had yet set foot upon Mars--the early visions that suggested the contrary turned out to be virtual-reality simulations at Disney World. "
Disney Florida 2050 Bova, Ben. "Sam's War " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1994); pg. 65. Pg. 65: "VCI was a surprisingly small operation. I reported to their headquarters in Orlando, a modest office building quite near the vast Disney World complex. "; Pg. 77: " a Moroccan restaurant on the strip just outside Disney World. "
Disney Florida 2050 Bova, Ben. "Tourist Sam " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998); pg. 207. "'If you're really with the State Department... then I'm from Disney World.'

She smiled... 'That's the one in Florida, isn't it?' "

Disney France 1980 Simak, Clifford D. "The Grotto of the Dancing Deer " in Immortals (Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1980); pg. 126. Pg. 125-126: "...he gasped in astonishment. Colorful animals capered around the entire expanse of stone. Bison played leapfrog. Horses cantered in a chorus line. Mammoths turned somersaults. All around the bottom perimeter, just above the floor, dancing deer, standing on their hind legs, joined hands and jigged, antlers swaying gracefully.

'For the love of Christ!' said Boyd.

Here was Stone Age Disney. "

Disney France 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 149. "They are in a fairyland glade, at the end of the It's a Small World ride. Fairyland is the last in a chain of fake landscapes stretching from Australia (a gum tree with some kind of gray stuffed bear clinging to it standing in front of a painting of a clamshell building in a harbor, and black-skinned puppets carrying spears and boomerangs) to the USA (the Statue of Liberty, a boy puppet in baseball uniform, a girl puppet in cheerleader uniform). The place has seen better days. The unicorns are waterstained, and peek forlornly from a thicket of dusty plastic vegetation. Most of the stars have fallen from the dark blue vault of the roof, and someone has uprooted the bright red toadstools and set fire to the fairies that hang above the flower-strewn astroturf... " [Many other refs. to this European Disneyland, a major setting in the novel. Other refs. not in DB.]
Disney France 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 67. "Our French language is dead. Our country is an industrial beehive underground and a history buff's Disneyland on top. "
Disney Gaea 2025 Varley, John. Titan. New York: Berkley (4th ed. 1981; 1st pub. 1979); pg. 143. "The most obvious word for the thing was centaur. It had a lower part shaped like a horse, and an upper half so human it was frightening. Cirocco was not quite sure she believed it.

It was not as Disney had envisioned centaurs, nor did it have much to do with the classical Greek model. It had a lot of hair, yet its dominant feature was pale naked skin... "

Disney galaxy 2100 Varley, John. "The Pusher " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 256. [Year estimated.] "She pointed a finger at him and made a Donald Duck sound as her thumb worked back and forth. "
Disney galaxy 2269 Block, Paula M. "The Girl Who Controlled Gene Kelly's Feet " in Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (Dean Wesley Smith, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 429. "Okay, Doc, said the Jiminy Cricket of my soul, what are you going to do with the rest of your life? " [A reference to Disney's Pinnochio.]
Disney galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 205. "When Brawne Lamia had been a child, her father a senator and their home relocated, however briefly, from Lusus to the wooded wonders of Tau Ceti Center's Administrative Residential Complex, she had seen the ancient flatfilm Walt Disney animation of Peter Pan. After seeing the animation, she had read the book, and both had captured her heart.

For months, the five-standard-year-old girl had waited for Peter Pan to arrive one night and take her away. She had left notes pointing the way to her bedroom under the shingled dormer. She had left the house while her parents slept and lain on the soft grass of the Deer Park lawns, watching the milkish-gray night sky of TC2 and dreaming of the boy from Neverland who would some night soon take her away with him flying toward the second star to the right, straight on till morning. "

Disney galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 205. Pg. 205: "She would be his companion, the mother to the lost boys, fellow nemesis to the evil Hook, and most of all, Peter's new Wendy . . . the new child-friend to the child who would not grow old.

And now, twenty years later, Peter had finally come for her. ";

Pg. 209: "With Johnny as her guide, Brawne knew that the megasphere and TechnoCore were penetrable to depths no human had plumbed. And she was scared.

But she was with Peter Pan, at last. And Neverland beckoned.

--All right, Johnny. What are we waiting for?

They rose together toward the megasphere. "

Disney Hawaii 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 38. Pg. 38: Mickey Mouse; Pg. 62: "The Big Hale was part hotel and part giant grass hut with Disney-fake thatched roof... "
Disney Idaho 1942 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 54. Bambi [deer]
Disney Illinois 1953 Simmons, Dan. "Entropy's Bed at Midnight " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 2. "War of the Worlds had been the first non-Disney movie I'd ever seen-I was five when it was released in 1953... "
Disney Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 488. "Kevin was thumbing through a Scrooge McDuck comic--something about finding Viking gold to judge from the cover... " [More, pg. 495-496.]
Disney Illinois 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 58. "...cartoons where no lesser personages than Bugs Bunny and Donald Duck sold war bonds... "
Disney India 1985 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 20. Pg. 20: "At midnight, this city is Disneyland.'
--Subrata Chakravarty "; Pg. 158: "They watched Laurel and Hardy, and Mickey Mouse cartoons. "

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