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Group Where Year Source Quote/
environmentalism USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 14. Pg. 14: "Someone knocked on the door.

'I don't have time for this, she muttered, and opened the door, still holding the shopping bag.

It was a young man wearing a 'Save the Whales' T-shirt and khaki pants. He had shoulder-length blond hair and a vague expression that made her think of southern California.

'Yes? What is it?' she asked. " [It turns out he's actually not an environmentalist activist, but a religious devotee of the Maharishi Ram Das.]; Pg. 16: [Asking Lauren what she wants for her Christmas wish.] "'I hope it's not a fur coat,' he said... 'I'm opposed to the killing of endangered species.' "; Pg. 18: "He slid the card back into the envelope. 'Not even on recycled paper,' he said sadly. 'Do you know how many trees are chopped down every year to send Christmas cards?' " [Many refs. not in DB. For example, pg. 20-21, 24, 40, 46, etc.]

environmentalism USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 23. "'Don't you know plastic bottles are nonbiodegradable?' the spirit said. He was standing on the other side of the tree, hanging things on it. He was dressed in khaki shorts and a 'Save the Rain Forest' T-shirt, and had a red bandanna tied around his head. 'You should recycle your bottles.'

'It's your bottle,' Lauren said. 'What are you doing here, Spirit?'

'Chris,' he corrected her. 'These are organic ornaments,' he said. He held one of the brown things out to her. 'Handmade by the Yanomamo Indians. Each one is made by natural by-products found in the Brazilian rain forest.' He hung the brown thing on the tree. "

environmentalism USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 26. "'...Didn't your sister have any ideas?'

'She didn't know how she got him in the first place. She and her Maharishi were channeling an Egyptian nobleman and he suddenly appeared, wearing a 'Save the Dolphins' T-shirt. I got the idea the Maharishi was as surprised as she was.' "

environmentalism USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Newsletter " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 220. "Either the Freedom Against Faith people protest the Nativity scene or the fundamentalists protest the elves or the environmental people protest cutting down Christmas trees or all of them protest the whole thing. It happens every year. "
environmentalism USA 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 48. [Entire novel is about Ecotopia, a secessionist state comprised of northern California, Oregon, and Washington, which split from the United States in 1980 in order to pursue radical environmental principles. Naturally, there are environmental refs. throughout novel.] Pg. 48: "It would be hard to feel she was selling you something, the way too many of our television speeches do. Instead she seems to be giving--clarity, strength, wisdom. Maybe as much a religious leader as a politician? Head of the state ecological church, chief priestess? Doesn't look it, God knows! But anyway a force to be reckoned with. "
environmentalism USA 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 127. "The tattoo meant that the man was an Earthie, a member of the 'screw the establishment, let's grow our hair long and live with Mother Nature' group that popped up shortly after the beginning of the new millennium. Earthies were a blending of the hippie movement of the 1960s and the New Age movement of the 1990s. Extreme pacifists, they lived on communal farms, growing their own vegetables--and in some cases their own marijuana--turning their back on government, world problems and society in general. They held no jobs, but existed entirely on the land and what money they could make selling fruits and vegetables. Needless to say, those who live din states with moderate temperatures and longer growing seasons fared much better than their brothers and sisters in colder climates.

Unlike hippies, Earthies did not take to the streets to protest the war. They didn't burn flags, hold rallies or march on Washington... " [More, pg. 127.]

environmentalism USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. "Coda " in Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; book c. 1953; 'Coda' c. 1979); pg. 178. "For it is a mad world and it will get madder if we allow the minorities, be they dwarf or giant, orangutan or dolphin, nuclear-head or water-conversationalist, pro-computerologist or Neo-Luddite, simpleton or sage, to interfere with aesthetics. The real world is the playing ground for each and every group, to make or unmake laws. "
environmentalism USA - Southwest 2043 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 7. "Why hadn't she thought of toughening her feet before the journey, walking around Ecosophia barefoot?... She had felt the lethargy once before, during the long trek from California across the desert to Ecosophia... " [According to the book jacket, 'Ecosophia' is a "desperate commune in the United States, in the Southwest, in the year 2043. From its name they evidently have an environmentally-oriented philosophy.]
environmentalism Vusstra 3038 Anderson, Kevin J. & Rebecca Moesta. Titan A.E.: Cale's Story. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 30. "He chose two installments from 'Lives of Greatness,' his favorite series. One of them was about Wens, a visionary who, two hundred cycles earlier, had recognized Vusstra's pollution problems and founded an environmental movement, just barely in time to avert the complete devastation of the world. "
environmentalism world 1970 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 46. "Yeah, I reckon I'm an anti-intellectual. Always have been. Listen. I was born in 1970, when the young intellectuals were rampaging over the college campuses. They admired Mao and Castro, the way the earlier generation of them had admired Stalin. They went on to become tenured faculty, and I was glad to drop out of school. Their successors bred the Renewal and cheered it into power, because it was going to save the environment and purify society. "
environmentalism world 1991 Wolverton, Dave. "Wheatfields Beyond " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 12. "In 1989 the ozone hole over the Antarctic had opened permanently, and across Australia millions of frogs began to die, species that had lived for well over a hundred million years. In 1990 scientists studying the combined influence of ozone depletion and the greenhouse effect testified to a Congressional committee that up to 70 percent of the world's plant and animal species could be destroyed within fifty years. In 1991 the average world temperature broke heat records for the seventh year in a row.

Frogs and salamanders began dying in the northern hemisphere... " [Similar environmental information continues for the rest of page 12.]

environmentalism world 1993 Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 285. "We worship the gobble-god. We burn the forests in his name. We kill whales and dolphins in his name. We pave prairies in his name. We have retarded babies in his name. We sell drugs in his name. "
environmentalism world 1995 Hogan, James P. Entoverse. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 255. "Gina opened the envelope and drew out a copy of Green Gestapo: Hidden Agendas for Social Control in the Nineties. "
environmentalism world 1995 Wolverton, Dave. "Wheatfields Beyond " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 17. "In 1995 for the first time in several years, the world didn't break a new heat record, and the U.S. and Russia began a joint test of a plan to close the ozone hole over the North Pole by seeding the stratosphere with ethane to bind to the hydrocarbons. The first test would be small, allowing them to assess environmental fallout. Everyone was full of hope. "
environmentalism world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 81. "The enemy. They will break into your car, burgle your house, molest your children, consign you to hellfire, murder you for drug money, force you to face Mecca, infect your blood, outlaw your sexual preferences, erode your pension, pollute your beaches, censor your thoughts, steal your ideas, poison your air, threaten your values, use foul language on your television. Destroy your security. Keep them away! " [The sentence contains disparate phrases which represent a wide variety of viewpoints.]
environmentalism world 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 201. "the flooded ancient temples at Ayutthaya in Thailand captured by armed Buddhists who joined forces with the Christian environmental extremists. Pope Gregory XVII's weekly message from St. Paul's was interrupted by students wearing animal masks. In North America and Japan, outlaw electronic and video broadcasts by Blue Antelope spokesman Lucius Chappell made outraged claims that multinational corporations including GFI, TRW... were involved in a global conspiracy to release newly developed neurological toxins into the water supplies of First and Third World countries. " [More about terrorism from the radical Christian environmentalist group Blue Antelope.]
environmentalism world 2000 Abraham, Daniel. "Chimera 8 " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 247. [Entire story is about endangered species and genetic engineering.]
environmentalism world 2000 Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 59. "Environmentalist crusaders preached, official agencies strove, but what rehabilitated an Earth devastated by overpopulation and overexploitation was a new set of technologies and the economic incentives and disincentives they brought about. "
environmentalism world 2003 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 129. "'Environmental news' was another measure of how much things had changed. It had started as a back-page thing in newspapers, read mostly by kids, and now was the thickest part of the paper... The world had awakened to the environment beyond the dreams of the Earthies I could remember from ten years ago. We could hardly help it--because taken by itself, the environmental news was a death sentence. The four and a half billion people left alive after mutAIDS and the Eurowar couldn't afford large-scale agriculture or industrial facilities anymore, at least not as we had known them in the past. Zero surplus production from Earth's environment anywhere anymore. Anything we did might make the situation worse. No risking big industry or big agriculture. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
environmentalism world 2010 Blake, Sterling. "A Desperate Calculus " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 52. "Todd talked with a lot of the usual Northern crowd from the Nature Conservancy and World Wildlife Fund, who were major sponsors of BioSalvage. They were twittering about a Southern demand that everybody sign a 'recognition of the historical, biological and cultural debt' the North owed the South. They roped him into it, because the background argument... named BioSalvage as 'arrogantly entering our countries and pushing fashionable environmentalism over the needs of the people.' " [Other refs. not in DB.]
environmentalism world 2010 Blake, Sterling. "A Desperate Calculus " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 56. [Faux news article] "Environmental Hard Liners Say 'Inevitable' (AP) . . . 'What I'm saying,' Earth First! spokesman Josh Leonard said, 'is that we're wasting our resources trying to hold back the tide. It's pointless. Here in the North we have great medical expertise. Plenty of research has gone into fathoming the human immune system, to fixing our cardiovascular plumbing, and the like. But to expend it trying to fix every disease that pops up in the South is anti-Darwinian, and futile. Nature corrects its own mistakes.' . . . Many in the industrialized North privately admit being increasingly appalled with the South's runaway numbers. Their views are extreme. They point to how Megacities sprawl, teeming with seedy, impoverished masses. Torrents of illegal immigration pour over borders... 'The more the North thinks of humanity as a malignancy,' said psychophilosopher Norman Wills, 'the more we will unconsciously long for disasters.' "
environmentalism world 2010 Blake, Sterling. "A Desperate Calculus " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 70. "'We could not have children ourselves--a tilted uterus. We simply extended the method.'

Amy said in her flat, abstract tone, 'We tried attaching an acrosome to sperm, but males can always make new ones. Females are the key. They've got a few hundred ova. Get those, you've solved the problem. Saved the world.'

'To rescue the environment,' Todd knew he had to say this right. 'To stop the madness of more and more people.'

Segueno looked at them with revulsion. 'You know we will stop it. Distribute the vaccine.'

Amy smiled... 'Sure. And you're wondering why we're so calm.'

'That is obvious. You are insane. From the highest cultures, the most advanced--such savagery.'

'Where else? We respect the environment. We don't breed like animals.' " [Scientists have developed a Superflu which will render people infertile.]

environmentalism world 2010 Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 194. "Trainites were forever drawing skull-and-crossbones signs on cars, and not everyone could spare the time or money to clean them off right away. "
environmentalism world 2010 Brunner, John. The Sheep Look Up. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 94-96. "...Austin Train... following the period of notoriety which had begun a a couple of years before with the publication of his Handbook for 3000 AD. Prior to that he had enjoyed moderate success... Suddenly... he had become a celebrity, in demand for TV interviews... Back there... Sponsoring the programs on which he apeared as Cassandra; a plastics company, daily pouring half a million gallons of hot and poisoned water into a river that served eleven cities before it reached the ocean. Printing the articles he wrote: a corporation whose paper demanded the felling of half a forest every month... He hadn't expected to leave behind, in that world he'd abandoned, such a surprising legacy: the Trainites, who had no formal organization, not even a newspaper, yet now and then manifested themselves... to put a brand on some company or enterprise that was endangering mankind. " [Environmentalists are the central element in this book. Other refs. not in DB.]
environmentalism world 2011 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 128. "Environmental catastrophes: the continuing collapse of the atmosphere's structure, the greenhouse effect.

Ecoterrorism: people waging war both for and against the environment. Witness the ground-to-air missile that had recently brought down the Znamya, the giant inflatable mirror that should have been launched into orbit to light up the night sky over Kiev. Witness similar attacks on the reef balls on the Atlantic ocean shelf, the giant concrete hemispheres intended to attract fast-growing algae and so soak up excess atmospheric carbon dioxide. "

environmentalism world 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 63. Pg. 63: "'...Now we've got to be careful; mustn't hurt dear little Oscar. The World Wildlife people are watching. Not to mention Bluepeace.'

'Those crazies!' ";

Pg. 197: "'...But there's no doubt that the sun influences practically everything on Earth. I'm sure it's responsible for the weird weather we've been having during the last quarter century. To some extent, anyway; we can't put all blame on the human race, much as Bluepeace and Company would like to.' "

environmentalism world 2015 Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 73. "'...Their philosophy seems to be a mix of pre-Liberation radical feminism and the environmental primitivism of the eighties. They're floratarians and they don't wear shoes.' "
environmentalism world 2025 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 97. [Year is estimated.] "...Some of you may have read what I used to reply to the really vehement advocates of population reduction, back when it looked as though the growth curve never would level off. 'You're right,' I'd say. 'The planet is grossly overpopulated and we'd better do something about it. Do you want to machine-gun the surplis yourself, or shall we start with you?' Back then, I was also in favor of ecology, mother love, and apple pie, but had no use for the eco-fascists. I'm in favor of liberty now, but have no use for the liberation fascists.' "
environmentalism world 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. ix. "...the O'Hara Equations are certain to give an enormous boost to the force of the Gaian Mission, whose youthful Missionaries have been at work among us for the past couple of years. Carefully selected, intensively educated by pre-Takeover environmentalist veterans (drawn from the top ranks of such well-credentialed groups as Greenpeace and The Nature Conservancy), the Missionaries have been rapidly changing the way many people think and feel about Planet Earth. " [Many refs. throughout novel, only a few examples in DB. A central theme of the novel is the mission to instill a strong Gaian/environmentalist ethic into people, as demanded by the aliens who have benevolently taken over the planet.]
environmentalism world 2038 Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 255. "Jen nodded sympathetically. The word 'Gaian' had become nearly as meaningless as 'socialist' or 'liberal' or 'conservative' were half a century ago. . . a basket of contradictions. " [The central theme of this book is environmentalism as religion, embodied primarily by the Gaian movement.]
environmentalism world 2043 Morse, David. The Iron Bridge. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1998); pg. 55. "But what if she could turn the bridge [the first demonstration of structural iron: an iron bridge in Shropshire, England, 1773] into a monumental failure?

That was the plan. It might be a little crazy, but nothing could be crazier than the present path: forests and topsoil gone, portions of the globe radioactive, the ozone layer destroyed, the massive extinction of plant and animal species continuing unabated into the twenty-first century. Until as early as 2030, estropoisoning and genetic damage was so widespread that human reproduction was tenuous outside the laboratory; and not most of humanity was dying from the rapidly mutating retroviruses that had made the jump from disappearing species. "

environmentalism world 2050 Anderson, Poul. The Stars Are Also Fire. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 160. "The [Environmental] Renewal had simply been an extremist faction on an Earth gone generally ideological. People everywhere had been apt to regard productivity the way the medieval Church regarded sex, as inherently sinful, destructive, to be engaged in no more than was required for the survival of the race. Anyway, such was the ideal, and ideals could also constrain the thinking of the majority who didn't really live by them... " [Year is estimated.]
environmentalism world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Sam's War " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1994); pg. 62. Pg. 62: "The Colombian representative smiled knowingly. 'There are many ways to make war,' he said. 'Space facilities are extremely fragile. A few well-placed bombs... A few public assassinations. It can all be blamed on the Muslims or the ecologists.'

'Or the feminists,' snapped the Indonesian, himself a Muslim and a devoted ecologist. Everyone else in the room laughed. ";

Pg. 64: "The rebels in the hills claimed that my father was corrupt. They were radical ecologists, I was told, who wanted to stop the lumbering and mining and cocoa cultivation that provided our poor nation's pitiful income. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

environmentalism world 2050 Soukup, Martha. "Living in the Jungle " in Writers of the Future: Volume III (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1987); pg. 93. "'South America,' she typed into the terminal. 'Jungle.' The computer narrowed down the possibilities of what she was looking for and gave her data. It was not much more than the fluff she had heard in the media: the death of the jungles around the world, the international effort to make an effort to save some remnant of them--although the oxygen problem had been solved--as a good-hearted gestur to the world that had birthed humanity. It was a good, knee-jerk issue, and did well on most people's computer voting profiles, as long as too much money wasn't spent on it.

It was a fake. But it cost relatively little to put together, once Brazil had consented to sacrifice the land.

Clones were taken from the small bunches of trees left in the few pockets of jungle remaining. Animals were donated from zoos. Artificial, biodegradable trees were adapted from existing technology to fill the gaps until the important plant life grew to maturity... [More]

environmentalism world 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 5. "Emergency channel 1 came on the speaker just in time for the corpsec to hear the chatter of excited voices fade under a storm of static and then vanish beneath the clean white hum of a pirate jammer. Then a voice spoke, a solemn, sonorous male voice that commanded their attention and tugged somehow at the emotional chord labeled father.

'This is Jeremiah, speaking for the Homeworld . . .'

...'This is an anauthorized transmission,' Isaac said.

'Shut up, Isaac... I want to hear what they've done to us.' "

environmentalism world 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 5. "As always, Homeworld had worked hard to make certain that the coprsec, Allied Transcon management, and as many of Earth's eight billion as possible heard.

This is what they heard:

'This is Jeremiah, speaking for Homeworld.

'From the first, I have been a student of history. The truth of the present can be found in the past, if you seek it. Enemies hide their evils in the mists of the past, if you allow it. The winner is the player with the longest memory.

'For more that a hundred years, the bandits of Allied Transcon have insulted the Earth, our gentle mother. The trail of Gaea's pain begins with Allied Transcon's sorry heritage, with names to which such shame attached that those names were abandoned and hidden.' "

environmentalism world 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 6. "'We have not forgotten. Rockwell built weapons of war, abetting the mindless devastation of fragile ecologies. We have not forgotten. Exxon bled the earth of its precious stores and poisoned the waters and the air with chemical wastes. We have not forgotten. Mitsubishi supplied the tools to turn once-beautiful Japan into a mechanized warren and to ravage the grand tropical forests of Indonesia and the Philippines.

'The bastard of the mating of these soulless parasites worships at the altar of the same shallow profit principle. I look on your works and weep. Thirty square miles of the Amazon Basin transformed from lush jungle to dead, sterile pavement. A dozen gigawatt power plants geneating million-year poisons. An endless parade of LSD frighters ripping through the atmosphere carrying away the riches of the Earth.

'And the worst insult of all, that all this is done only so that we might reach out for more worlds to despoil.' "

environmentalism world 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 6. "'Today, we have returned the insult. We returned to Allied Transcon a tiny fraction of the poisons it creates in a single day--a few seconds of death and disease. At six-fifty this morning, a tank truck emptied five thousand gallons of life-hating industrial pollutants at the main entrance to Allied Transcon's American headquarters in Houston. We have rubbed their noses in their corporate excrement.

'We have heard it said, even by those who agree with our goals, that we have committed a crime, and become like our enemies. We accept this judgment, with one distinction.

'Allied Transcon's crimes are against Nature. They harm the body and spirit of Gaea, immanent in the fabric of life. Our crimes are crimes for Nature. We harm only thos who bring harm to our common home. We steal their wealth. We destroy their tools. We stand aginst them, and for the silent Earth.'

'This is Jeremiah, speaking for the Homeworld.' "

environmentalism world 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 11. [The main character thinks about the series of attacks by the eco-terrorist group Homeworld:] "Six times they've hit us. Six times I've had to pick through the mess they left. The red dye in the water in the Munich offices. The data center fire in Kasigau. The launch laster they blew up at Prainha. Never anyone killed. No victims except Allied Transcon. No enemies for the friends of the Earth. " [Many other refs., most not in DB.]
environmentalism world 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 49. "'Tell me about Homeworld.'

'Nothin' to tell.'

'What abot 'For the Homeworld' on the window?'

The youth sank down into his seat and his casual slouch. 'Jeremiah is cool jazz. You know brotherhood? He and me see the straight together.'

'Who is Jeremiah?'

'You know--Jeremiah. Man, is the... Avenger. The knife in the night. And sweet. You can't touch him.'

'You believe what he believes?'

'You hurt anybody who hurts you or yours. I believe that, aces.'

'Who did the starheads hurt?'

'They're so fagging greedy. They get nine zeroes handed to them and don't even think about us,' White said. 'What makes one of them worth a billion chits, huh?' "

environmentalism world 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 119. "'You're Jeremiah, leader of the Homeworld?'

'I am Jeremiah,' said the pirate.

'Would you answer a few questions?'

The bearded man nodded. 'Ask your questions.'

'Some have called you the John Muir of the Earth. You use an Old Testament prophet's name--a reluctant prophet with a flair for theater and an uncompromising message of danger and destruction. Do you see yourself as an oracle for the twenty-first century--'

'I am not important. Ask another question.' "

environmentalism world 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 119. "'Very well, Jeremiah, why do you oppose the Diaspora?'

'It is those who support it, not those who oppose it, who must explain themselves,' said Jeremiah. 'Ask Hiroko Sasaki to explain. Explain by what right you squander your inheritance, the Earth. Expain what you have bought at such a dear price. The choking summers. The burning forests. The rising oceans. The killing rays of the Sun. You have trampled the Earth underfoot in your headlong rush to the stars.' "

environmentalism world 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 200. "'Jeremiah is the prophet,' Silverman said, frowning slightly. 'It shouldn't be a surprise if you hear the same words from his disciple.'

'Is that what you call yourself? A disciple? Is this political or religious?'

'I'll let you apply the labels as you choose,' Silverman said with a shrug.

'But you're trying to say that what you did is part of something bigger?'

'It is.'

'Were you under orders to murder Malena Graham?'

'Execute,' corrected Silverman. 'My hands are Jeremiah's hands. I do his work.'

'Not any longer.'

'There are ten thousand for Tau Ceti--ten thousand minus one. There are ten billion Homeworlders standing for the Earth [referring to the total population of the Earth, not the people involved in the radical Homeworld eco-terrorist movement]. In that ten billion there are ten times ten time sten thousand who will gladly do what I've done.' "

environmentalism world 2100 Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 13. "Species are extinguished by the hundred a day in the names of hungry people; wholesale obliteration of human cultures has been the history of the world for dozens of generations, in the name of human rights. By the time governments and corporations, those grindingly complex and malignant machines of human cultures, have finally broken down under their own weight and can no longer deal destruction on the Earth, what of value will be left? " [Book contains many environmentalist observations and sympathies, most not in DB.]
environmentalism world 2200 Anderson, Poul. The Stars Are Also Fire. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 30. "'...School alone could become an endurance contest, in the clammy piety that's settled on this country.'

Momentarily, irrelevantly surprised, she wondered, 'Piety? The [Environmental] Renewal doesn't care about God.'

'I should've said pietism,' he growled. 'Puritanism. Masochists dictating that the rest of us be likewise. Oh, sure, nowadays the words are 'environment' and 'social justice,' but it's the same dreary dreck, what Churchill once called equality of misery...' "

environmentalism world 2324 Cherryh, C. J. Hellburner. New York: Warner (1992); pg. 284. "' I warned you might happen; there is a financial connection between certain of these organizations, the CRA, the Greens and a number of other organizations--' "
environmentalism Zarathustra 2599 Piper, H. Beam. Little Fuzzy in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1962); pg. 8. "'The rainfall's dropped ten per cent from last year, and fifteen per cent from the year before that,' Kellogg was saying. 'And some non-Company people have gotten hold of it, and so has Interworld News. Why, even some of my people are talking about ecological side-effects. You know what will happen when a story like that gets back to Terra. The conservation fanatics will get hold of it, and the Company'll be criticized.' " [Some other refs. along these lines, but environmentalism isn't the major theme of this novel.]
Epicurean Antarctica 2977 Stableford, Brian. "Mortimer Gray's History of Death " in Immortals (Jack Dann & Gardner Dozois, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 206. Pg. 206: "My careful cultivation of neo-Epicureanism and my years in Antarctica had left a useful legacy of calm formality... "; Pg. 237: "...and the spread of such new philosophies of life as neo-Stoicism, neo-Epicureanism, and Xenophilia. " [Also pg. 238.]
Epicurean Denmark 1990 Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 270. "Born in Copenhagen in 1864...Volstrup was not the Epicurean Dane common in the twentieth century. "
Epicurean Discworld 1992 Pratchett, Terry. Small Gods. New York: HarperCollins (1994; c. 1992); pg. 140. "'Stoics. Cynics. Big drinkers, the Cynics. Epicureans. Stochastics. Anamaxandrites. Epistemologists. Peripatetics. Synoptics. All sorts...' "
Epicurean galaxy 2376 David, Peter. Cold Wars (ST: New Frontier / Gateways: Book 6 of 7). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 294. [A planet named Epicurus 7]
Epicurean New York 2075 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 323. "Her mind created long strings out of this question, pulling in the Heisenberg Principle, Epicurus, a defunct philosophy called existentialism... "
Epicurean New York 2075 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 327. "Tony deserved better than that of his sister. Idealism (Stoicism, Epicureanism 'We are shaped and fashioned by what we love,'... "
Epicurean 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. 482. "'I'm not even sure Epicurus would approve of all this gorging,' she said. "
Epicurean Sweden 1975 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 56. "I admit I have conflated Charity Bentham's work, avoiding her biographical essays on the ancient Epicurus, the Enlightenment's Locke, Voltaire, Hobbes... "
Epicurean world -300 B.C.E. Silverberg, Robert. Tom O'Bedlam. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc. (1985); pg. 9. "To consider the Earth the only populated world in infinite space is as absurd as to assert that in an entire field sown with millet only one grain will grow.

--Metrodorus the Epicurean
c. 300 B.C. "

Epicurean world 1933 Hillyer, Robert. "An Epicurean Fragment " in Laughing Space (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1982; c 1933); pg. 9. [This poem is listed here primarily because of its title.]

"As part of an exploding universe,
Our bit of fragmentation might be worse.
Seated beneath companionable stars,
Small beneficiary of cosmic wars,
I must admire how well our atom split
When once the Scientist exploded it.
Aeons ago an overwhelming fission
Blew the existing order to perdition,
But luckily so long before my birth
I need not mourn the burst that made the earth;
And, furthermore, I shall not be about
When, aeons hence, our fragment flickers out. "

Epicurean world 1933 Hillyer, Robert. "An Epicurean Fragment " in Laughing Space (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1982; c 1933); pg. 9. [This poem is listed here primarily because of its title. Second half...]

"Spared both the introductory detonation
And the finale of annihilation,
With snug millenniums on either side,
Through the brief pleasantries of life I ride,
Remote from the beginning and the end.
I must regard that bombardier as friend,
Who, on an impulse, pulled the switch -- or cork,
And gave us Earth, the Seasons, and New York.
Should I myself face atomized disaster,
At least I've profited from one far vaster,
And trust that equal happiness befall
Those who will benefit from one so small. "

Epicurean world 2000 Barad, Judith & Ed Robertson The Ethics of Star Trek. New York: HarperCollins (2000) [Non-fiction. Page numbers from book's index.] Pg. 138-44, 148, 275
Episcopalian Africa 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 42. "I didn't think I could settle in something that calls itself the Episcopalian Guesthouse.. "
Episcopalian Brazil 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cradle of Splendor. New York: Ace Books (1996); pg. 141. "...Fascinating transference symbolism. Your mama raise you to be a good Episcopalian?'

Roger began to sweat. 'I suppose. Salvation, huh? I don't, ah . . . My church is kind of laid-back. Sort of hard to tell a good Episcopalian from a . . .' "

Episcopalian California 1974 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 131. Pg. 131: "Matter-of-factly, Sadassa Silva said, 'I have a soprano voice; I sing in the church choir. I'm an Episcopalian. But it's not a good voice; it's not really trained. The best I can do is when I get a little drunk and sing bawdy hymns in the elevator of my apartment building.' "; Pg. 132: "'Oh, I learned a lot from it. I'd like to go into the priesthood. The Episcopal church may ordain women eventually. Right now it doesn't look so good, but by the time I finish college and seminary I think they will.' "; Pg. 133: "'In Snata Ana. Near my church, the Church of the Mesiah. I'm a lay leader there. The priest, Father Adams, is the finest person I have ever met. He was with me all the time I was sick.' " [Much more about this character, not in DB, but not other refs. to Episcopalianism by name.]
Episcopalian California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 12. Book jacket: "Drawing from incidents based loosely around the life of Bishop James Pike, whom Philip K. Dick knew personally, the author etches a portrait of a moralist as monster, a good, intelligent man who seems unable or unwilling to see the world as it is. He consciously uses his position and personal charm to circumvent bureaucratic obstacles and the opposition of those who love him and fear for him to pursue a course that leads to his own destruction. ";

Pg. 12: "That is how you calculate wisdom: by who pays. I teach this. I should instruct the Sufis, and the Christians as well, especially for the Episcopalian bishops with their funds. Front me a hundred bucks, Tim. Imagine calling the bishop 'Tim.' Like calling the pope 'George' or 'Bill' like the lizard in Alice.... " [Extensive Episcopalian references throughout novel, incl. to Episcopal Church by name. The central character is an Episcopalian bishop.]

Episcopalian California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 15. "I am the last living person who knew Bishop Timothy Archer of the [Episcopal] Diocese of California, his mistress, his son my husband the homeowner and wage earner pro forma. Somebody should--well, it would be nice if no one went the way they collectively went, volunteering to die, each of them, like Parsifal, a perfect fool. "
Episcopalian California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. . [1] "As we spooned up our minestrone soup, Bishop Archer talked about his forthcoming heresy trial. It was a subject he found endlessly fascinating. Certain Bible Belt bishops were out to get him because he had said in several published articles and in his sermons preached at Grace Cathedral that no one had seen hide nor hair of the Holy Ghost since apostolic times. This had caused Tim to conclude that the doctrine of the Trinity was incorrect. If the Holy Ghost was, in fact, a form of God equal to Yahweh and Christ, surely he would still be with us. Speaking in tongues did not impress him. He had seen a lot of it in his years in the Episcopal Church and it struck him as autosuggestion and dementia. Further, a scrupulous reading of Acts disclosed that at Pentecost when the Holy Ghost descended on the disciples, given them 'the gift of speech,' and had spoken in foreign languages which people nearby had understood. This is not glossolalia as the term is now used; this is xenoglossy. "

Episcopalian, continued


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