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/
artificial intelligence galaxy 3500 Drake, David. Igniting the Reaches. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 9. Pg. 9: "But the Molts had genetic memory of the robot factories humans had trained them to manage before the Collapse. "; Pg. 25: "'Keep your hands off those, sailor!' Ricimer said sharply. 'When I want you to override the AI, I'll tell you so.' " [Other refs., not in DB, but not extensive. Also pg. 164-165, 175.]
artificial intelligence galaxy 3502 Drake, David. Through the Breach. New York: Ace Books (1995); pg. 24. "On the Porcelain, a separate artificial intelligence controlled the jets. The AI's direction was both faster and more subtle than that of even the best-trained crew--but spacers are conservative men, those who survive, and they tend to confuse purpose-built AIs with attitude control... " [Some other refs., not in DB. Not extensive.]
artificial intelligence galaxy 3900 Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Mercedes Lackey. Rediscovery. New York: DAW Books (1993); pg. 200. "'We still haven't cracked the barrier of artificial intelligence,' David observed. 'I can't remember the last time anyone really tried for AI.'

Ysaye sat back in her chair and looked thoughtful. 'That's true; it's been a dead issue for a long time. But I wonder, sometimes, if AI hasn't been developing under our noses. We can store so much information now--and the computers can process it so fast. Really, the computer is an intelligence of a sort now.'

'So if it ever became self-aware, it should theoretically be capable of communicating with another intelligence?' David asked. 'Well, assuming that the other intelligence can make contact with it--perhaps through a terminal.' " [More.]

artificial intelligence galaxy 4000 Banks, Iain M. Excession. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1996); pg. 15. [Year estimated.] "The drone felt calm, thinking as coldly and detachedly as it could for those few moments on the background to its current predicament. It was prepared, it was ready, and it was no ordinary machine; it was at the cutting edge of its civilization's technology, designed to evade detection by the most sophisticated instruments, to survive in almost unimaginably hostile conditions, to take on virtually any opponent and to suffer practically any damage in concentric stages of resistance. That is ship, its own manufacturer, the one entity that probably knew it better than it knew itself, was apparently being at this moment corrupted, seduced, taken over, must not affect is judgment or its confidence. " [Many other refs. not in DB.]
artificial intelligence galaxy 4000 Banks, Iain M. Excession. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1996); pg. 16. "With no interval to provide a margin for error at all, the drone shunted its personality from its own AI core to is backup picofoam complex and at the same time readied the signal cascade that would transfer its most important concepts, programs and instructions first to electronic nanocircuitry, then to an atomechanical substrate and finally--absolutely as a last resort--to a crude little (though at several cubic centimeters also wastefully large) semibiological brain. The drone shut off and shut down what had been its true mind, the only place it had ever really existed in all its life, and let whatever pattern of consciousness had taken root there perish for lack of energy, its existing consciousness impinging on the machine's new mind as a faint, informationless exhalation of neutrinos. "
artificial intelligence galaxy 4500 Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Atreides. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 20. Pg. 20: [Frontispiece] "Thou shalt not make a machine in the likeness of a human mind.'

--Chief commandment resulting from the Butlerian Jihad, found in the Orange Catholic Bible ";

Pg. 182: "'Some of the new technologies go beyond what is forbidden by the Great Revolt. We are creating thinking machines. We don't need to understand the blueprints and designs, because we know what they will do!' "

artificial intelligence galaxy 4915 Asimov, Isaac. The Robots of Dawn. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1983); pg. 41. "'You are, I suppose, thinking of Earth's robots. On Aurora--or on any of the Spacer worlds--robots are regarded more highly than on Earth and are, in general, more complex, versatile, and valuable. The Third Law is distinctly stronger in comparison to the Second Law on Spacer worlds than it is on Earth. An order for self-destruction would be questioned and there would have to be a truly legitimate reason for it to be carried through--a clear and present danger. And in fending off an attack, the First Law would not be violated, for Auroran robots are deft enough to immobilize a human being without hurting him.'

'Suppose, though, that a human being maintained that, unless a robot destroyed himself, he--the human being--would be destroyed? Would not the robot then destroy himself?'

'An Auroran robot would surely question a mere statement to that effect. There would have to be clear evidence of the possible destruction of a human being.' "

artificial intelligence galaxy 5115 Asimov, Isaac. Robots and Empire. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985); pg. 12. "Robot Daneel Olivaw was at her side almost at once. Anyone who had known him a little over twenty decades before, when he had first been designed by Han Fastolfe, would not have been conscious of any noticeable change in him. His broad, high-cheekboned face, with its short bronze hair combed back; his blue eyes; his tall, well-knit, and perfectly humanoid body would have seemed as young and as calmly unemotional as ever. " [Many refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
artificial intelligence galaxy 5115 Asimov, Isaac. Robots and Empire. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985); pg. 21. "Giskard and Daneel, whose abilities were both more intense and more general than those of the other establishment robots, did not have specific duties, unless one counted as a specific duty that of being responsible for the proper performance of all the other robots.

At 0300, they had completed their rounds out on the lawn and in the wooded area to make sure that all the outer guards were performing their functions well and that no problems were arising. "

artificial intelligence galaxy 5115 Asimov, Isaac. Robots and Empire. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985); pg. 291. "Daneel said, 'The tapestry of life is more important than a single thread. Apply that not to Partner Elijah alone, but generalize it and--and--and we conclude that humanity as a whole is more important than a single human being.'

'You stumble when you say it, robot. You do not believe it.'

Daneel said, 'There is a law that is greater than the First Law: 'A robot may not injure humanity or, through inaction, allow humanity to come to harm.' I think of it now as the Zeroth Law of Robotics. The First Law should then be stated: 'A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm, unless this would violate the Zeroth Law of Robotics.' '

Vasilia snorted... "

artificial intelligence galaxy 5115 Asimov, Isaac. Robots and Empire. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985); pg. 303. "'...Then, when you called my attention to the application of the Zeroth Law to psychohistory, I could feel the positronomotive force mount higher and yet it was not quite high enough to supersede the First Law or even the strong Second Law.'

'Still,' murmured Daneel, 'you struck down Madam Vasilia, friend Giskard.'

'When she ordered the robots to dismantle you, friend Daneel, and showed a clear emotion of pleasure at the prospect, your need, added to what the concept of the Zeroth Law had already done, superseded the Second Law and rivaled the First Law. it was the combination of the Zeroth Law, psychohistory, my loyalty to Lady Gladia, and your need that dictated my action.' " [More.]

artificial intelligence galaxy 6950 Aldiss, Brian W. Helliconia Winter. New York: Atheneum (1985); pg. 178. "This was an all-male expedition. The men left their women at home, preferring to take with them on their journey svelte robotic partners, styled as abstract ideals of womanhood. They enjoyed coupling with these perfect metal images. " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
artificial intelligence galaxy 7000 Allen, Roger MacBride. Inferno. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. ix. Pg. iix: "THE ORIGINAL LAWS OF ROBOTICS

A Robot May Not Injure a Human Being, or, Through Inaction, Allow a Human Being to Come to Harm.

A Robot Must Obey the Orders Given It by Human beings Except Where Such Orders Would Conflict with the First Law.

A Robot Must Protect Its Own Existence As Long as Such Protection Does Not Conflict with the First or Second Law. ";


A Robot May Not Injure a Human Being.

A Robot Must Cooperate with Human Beings Except Where Such Cooperation Would Conflict with the First Law.

A Robot Must Protect Its Own Existence, As Long As Such Protection Does Not Conflict with the First Law.

A Robot May Do Anything It Likes, Except Where Such Action Would Violate the First, Second, or Third Laws. "

artificial intelligence galaxy 7000 Allen, Roger MacBride. Inferno. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. xi. [1] "The Spacer-Settler struggle was at its beginning, and at its end, an ideological contest. Indeed, to take a page from primitive studies, it might more accurately be termed a theological battle, for both sides clung to their positions more out of faith, fear, and tradition rather than through any carefully reasoned marshaling of the facts.

Always, whether acknowledged or not, there was one issue at the center of every confrontation between the two sides: robots. One side regarded them as the ultimate good, while the other side saw them as the ultimate evil.

Spacers were the descendants of men and women who had fled semi-mythical Earth, with their robots, when robots were banned there. Exiled from Earth, they traveled in crude starships on the first wave of colonization. With the aid of their robots, the Spacers terraformed fifty worlds and created a culture of great beauty and refinement, where all unpleasant tasks were left to the robots. "

artificial intelligence galaxy 7000 Allen, Roger MacBride. Inferno. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. xi. [2] "Ultimately, virtually all work [on the Spacer-colonized worlds] was left to the robots. Having colonized fifty planets, the Spacers called a halt, and set themselves no other task than enjoying the fruits of their robots' labor.

The Settlers were the descendants of those who stayed behind on Earth. Their ancestors lived in great underground Cities, built to be safe from atomic attack. It is beyond doubt that this way o life induced a certain xenophobia into Settler culture. That xenophobia long survived the threat of atomic war, and came to be directed against the smug Spacers--and their robots. "

artificial intelligence galaxy 7000 Allen, Roger MacBride. Inferno. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. xii. [3] "It was fear that had caused Earth to cast out robots in the first place. Part of it was an irrational fear of metal monsters wandering the landscape. However, the people of Earth had more reasonable fears as well. hey worried that robots would take jobs--and the means of making a living--from humans. More seriously, they looked to what they saw as the indolence, the lethargy, and the decadence of Spacer society. The Settlers feared that robots would relieve humanity of its spirit, its will, its ambition, even as they relieved humanity of its burdens. "
artificial intelligence galaxy 7000 Allen, Roger MacBride. Inferno. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. xii. [4] "The Spacers, meanwhile, had grown disdainful of the people they perceived to be grubby underground dwellers. Spacers came to deny their common ancestry with the people who had cast them out. But so too did they lose their own ambition. Their technology, their culture, their worldview, all became static, if not stagnant. The Spacer ideal seemed to be a universe where nothing ever happened, where yesterday & tomorrow were like today, and the robots took care of all the unpleasant details.

The Settlers set out to colonize the galaxy in earnest, terraforming endless worlds, leapfrogging past the Spacer worlds & Spacer technology. The Setters carried with them the traditional viewpoints of their home world. Every encounter with the Spacers seemed to confirm the Settlers' reasons for distrusting robots. Fear & hatred of robots became one of the foundations of Settler policy and philosophy. Robot hatred, [and] arrogant Spacer style, did [not] endear Spacer to Settler. "

artificial intelligence galaxy 7000 Allen, Roger MacBride. Inferno. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 2. "'You'd be willing and able to lie and cheat if you had to, wouldn't you?'

'Yes' Prospero said. There was no point in denying something that everyone knew about the New Law robots. Robots that could lie. The idea seemed strange, even to Prospero.

But then, the idea of a criminal robot was a little strange as well. Fiyle offered the light to Prospero. 'Here,' he said, 'hold this for me.' Even here, now, it happened. Even this man, this Settler, deep inside the rustbacking trade, did not give a second thought to ordering a New Law robot around. Even he could not remember that New Law robots were not required to obey the commands of a human. Unless the man was merely manipulating him, playing games. " [Many other refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]

artificial intelligence galaxy 17050 Smith, Cordwainer. Norstrilia. Framingham, MA: NESFA Press (1994; c. 1964, 1968); pg. 147. "'...They make the robots and underpeople find things for them and then they pretend to be ancient, and make bargains with each other...'

...'The robot police are there, with orders to kill on sight when they observe an infraction. Don't you realize, C'rod,' she sobbed at him... " [Also, pg. 217-218.]

artificial intelligence galaxy 20000 Clarke, Arthur C. The City and the Stars. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1956); pg. 157. "The Master, even if he was expelled from his own world, did not leave it unprovided. The Seven Suns had been the center of galactic power and science, and he must have possessed influential friends. He had made his hegira in a small but speedy ship, reputed to be one of the fastest ever built. With him into exile he had taken another of the ultimate products of galactic science--the robot that was looking at Alvin and Hilvar even now.

No one had ever known the full talents and functions of this machine. To some extent, indeed, it had become the Master's alter ego; without it, the religion of the Great Ones would probably have collapsed after the Master's death. Together they had roved among the star clouds in a zigzag trail which led at last, certainly not by accident, back to the world from which the Master's ancestors had sprung. "

artificial intelligence galaxy 22995 Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 1. "R. Daneel Olivaw did not look like Eto Demerzel. That role he had already cast aside.

This Dors Vanabili expected, though it was unsettling to her. She knew that through millennia he had discarded the skin and shape of countless guises.

Dors studied him in the cramped, dingy room two Sectors away from Streeling University... Robots were outlaws. They had lived for millennia in the deep shadow of taboo. Though Olivaw was her guide and mentor, she saw him seldom.

Yet as a humaniform robot she felt a tremor of mingled fear and reverence at this ancient, partly metallic form before her. He was nearly twenty millennia old. Though he could appear human, he did not truly wish to be human. He was inexpressibly greater than that now.

She had lived happily as a pseudo-person for so long now. Even a reminder of who and what she was came like cold fingers along her spine. 'The recent increasing attention paid to Hari . . .' " [Many other refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]

artificial intelligence galaxy 23000 Asimov, Isaac. Prelude to Foundation. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 207. "'...You're the historian. In your work, have you ever come across objects or phenomena called 'robots'?'

'Ah! Now you're switching to another legend and a very popular one. There are any number of worlds that imagine the existence of machines in human form in prehistoric times. These are called 'robots.'

'The tales of robots probably originate from one master legend, for the general theme is the same. Robots were devised, then grew in numbers and abilities to the status of the almost superhuman. They threatened humanity and wee destroyed. In every case, the destruction took place before the actual reliable historic records available to us today existed. The usual feeling is that the story is a symbolic picture of the risks and dangers of exploring the Galaxy, when human beings expanded outward from the world or worlds that were their original homes. There must always have been the fear of encountering other--and superior--intelligences.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]

artificial intelligence galaxy 23000 Bear, Greg. Foundation and Chaos. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 22. "'...He seems to think you are all robots.'

Klia laughed. 'Like tiktoks?' she asked. the worker machines had fallen out of favor long before her birth, banned because of frequent and unexplained mechanical revolts, and the public distaste for them still lingered.

'No. Like robots out of history and legend. Eternals.' ";

Pg. 24: "A robot, above all else, was uncomfortable with internal change. Ages past, during the robotic renaissance, on the almost forgotten worlds of Aurora and Solaria, robots had been built with inhibitions that went beyond the Three Laws. Robots, with a few exceptions, were not allowed to design and build other robots. While they could manage minor repairs to themselves, only a select few specialty units could repair robots that had been severely damaged. " [Many other refs., not in DB. The famed robot R. Daneel Olivaw is a major character.]

artificial intelligence galaxy 33975 Harrison, Harry. The Stainless Steel Rat in The Adventures of The Stainless Steel Rat (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1961); pg. 4. [Year estimate from pg. 308 (in The Stainless Steel Rat Saves the World section of this omnibus): "Though I do feel that most men when presented with a situation like this--32,000 years in the past... "] "...the robot's finger's snapped out at my leg, but I had been waiting for that and they closed about two inches short. I have been followed by enough police robots to know by now how indestructible they are. You can blow them up or knock them down and they keep coming after you; dragging themselves by one good finger and spouting saccharine morality all the while. That's what this one was doing. Give up my life of crime and pay my debt to society and such. " [Many other refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
artificial intelligence galaxy 33977 Harrison, Harry. The Stainless Steel Rat's Revenge in The Adventures of The Stainless Steel Rat (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1970); pg. 153. "Cliaand, if this nameless city was any example, was a modernized, mechanized, and busy world. Cars and heavy lorries filled the motorways, all apparently under robot control since they were evenly spaced and moved at impressive speeds. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
artificial intelligence galaxy 33995 Harrison, Harry. The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 137. [1] "'...You will also see above it a portrait of Mark Forer, the originator [of Individual Mutualism], to whom we will be ever grateful.'

I looked up at the picture and bulged my eyes. Morton gasped well enough for both of us.

'If that is Mark Forer,' he said, 'then Mark Forer is a robot.'

'No, not a robot,' Grene corrected him. 'An intelligent machine. One of the very first machine intelligences as history tells us. Mark Oner had communication interface problems that were only partially eliminated in Mark Tooer . . .'

'Mark four,' I said. 'The fourth machine to be made.'

'That is correct...' " [The founder of Individual Mutualism -- the fictional, AI-invented philosophy most of the rest of the novel focuses on. Some other AI refs., not in DB, esp. pg. 137-138.]

artificial intelligence galaxy 33995 Harrison, Harry. The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 137. [2] "'...The first absolutely successful machine intelligence. What a wonderful day for the human race it was when Mark Forer was first switched on. Among those present at the dramatic moment was a then young scientist named Tod E'Bouy. He recorded the event in a book entitled 'An Historical Treatise concerning Certain Observations in the Construction of Artificial Intelligence' subtitled 'Galvanized Knowledge.' '

Stirner rose from his seat while she was speaking. Went to the bookshelf and took down a slim volume, opened it and read.

'A lifetime of research, generations of labor, had reached a final and dramatic culmination. The last circuit board was slipped into its slot and I threw the switch. What a prosaic thing to say about what was perhaps the most important moment in the entire history of mankind. I threw the switch, the light came on. We no longer were alone. There was another intelligence in the universe to stand beside that of ours.'

artificial intelligence galaxy 33995 Harrison, Harry. The Stainless Steel Rat Gets Drafted. New York: Bantam (1987); pg. 137. [3] "'We waited as the operating system carried out all of its checks. Then the screen lit up and we read these historical words.


He closed the book in reverent silence. It was like being in church. " [More about Mark Forer, the artificial intelligence robot that founded the system known as Individual Mutualism, by which the people on planet live.]

artificial intelligence galaxy 99998 Bear, Greg. Star Wars: Rogue Planet. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 104. "'I have never believed in droids as frontline fighters,' Sienar told him. 'Not even these new ones. Naboo was lost even though the forced deployed by the Trade Federation were hundreds of times larger than this.'

'As I told you, these droids have been altered to be capable of independence, and they are considerably more rugged than earlier models,' Tarkin said with some irritation.

'Would you trust them to carry out a complicated battle plan of their own?'

'I might,' Tarkin said... "

artificial intelligence galaxy 1000004000 Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000) [Book jacket:] "Astronaut Christian Brannock has lived to see artificial intelligence develop to a point where a human personality can be uploaded into a computer, achieving a sort of hybrid immortality. He welcomes that because the technology will make it possible for him to achieve his dream and explore the stars.

A billion years later, Brannock is dispatched to Earth to check on some strange anomalies. While there, he meets Laurinda Ashcroft, another hybrid upload. Brannock and Laurinda join forces and investigate Gaia, the supermind dominating the planet, and learn the truth of her shocking and terrifying secret plans for Earth. " [Main A.I. refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]

artificial intelligence Germany 2003 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 110. "...and, if I let witnesses live, the time would come when an AI checking street camera records would recognize me. But I could make it quick... "
artificial intelligence Hyperion 2075 Anderson, Poul. "Scarecrow " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 327. "When the last humans left the bases they had established on Hyperion [moon of Saturn] in charge of the robots, they expected their kind would return... Naturally they hadn't anticipated it would be this long, or that meanwhile the robots would go crazy-- " [Other refs. not in DB.]
artificial intelligence Idaho 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 116. "There, to the right, lay the abode of the Great C... He peered about, enjoying the light-gathering properties of the binocular's prisms. Fields, with human and robot farmers tramping the acrid earth . . . hard to tell the robots from the live ones. From dust to dust, he said to himself... "
artificial intelligence Idaho 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 118. "'Have you heard of Albert Einstein?' the female extension of the great computer said, and it seized him in a grip of iron; its large metal hands folded over his own. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
artificial intelligence Japan 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 299. "If there was a real danger, should they send robots instead of people, as a Japanese artificial intelligence expert had recommended? "
artificial intelligence Luna 2050 Asimov, Isaac. "A Boy's Best Friend " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1975); pg. 5. [Year est.] "'No, son. Robutt is just a machine. It's just programmed to act the way it does. A dog is alive. You won't want Robutt after you have the dog.' " [Entire story is about a boy's robot dog.]
artificial intelligence Luna 2075 Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 13-15. "When Mike as installed in Luna, he was pure thinkum, a flexible logic--'High-Optional, Logical, Multi-Evaluating Supervisor, Mark IV, Mod. L'--a Holmes Four. He computed ballistics for pilotless freighters and controlled their catapult... They kept hooking hardware into him--decision-action boxes... Human brain has around ten-to-the-tenth neurons. By third year Mike had better than one and a half times that number of neuristors.

And woke up.

Am not going to argue whether a machine can 'really' be self-aware. Is a virus self-aware? Nyet. How about oyster? I doubt it? A cat? Almost certainly. A human? Don't know about you, tovarishch, but I am...

('Soul?' Does a dog have a soul? How about a cockroach?)... In May 2075, besides controlling robot traffic and catapult... Mike controlled phone system for all Luna... "

artificial intelligence Lys: Shalmirane 1000000000 Clarke, Arthur C. The City and the Stars. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1956); pg. 151. "'Alvin,' said Hilvar suddenly, his voice quiet but urgent, 'we have visitors.'

Alvin spun on his heels and found himself staring at a triangle of lidless eyes. That, at least, was his first impression; then behind the staring eyes he saw the outlines of a small but complex machine. It was hanging in the air a few feet above the ground, and it was like no robot he had ever before seen.

Once the initial surprise wore off, he felt himself the complete master of the situation. All his life he had given orders to machines, and the fact that this one was unfamiliar was of no importance. For that matter, he had never seen more than a few per cent of the robots that provided his daily needs in Diaspar. "

artificial intelligence Lys: Shalmirane 1000000000 Clarke, Arthur C. The City and the Stars. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1956); pg. 151. "'Can you speak?' he asked.

There was silence.

'Is anyone controlling you?'

Still silence.

'Go away. Come here. Rise. Fall.'

None of the conventional control thoughts produced any effect. The machine remained contemptuously inactive. That suggested two possibilities. It was either too unintelligent to understand him or it was very intelligent indeed, with its own powers of volition. In that case, he must treat it as an equal. Even then he might underestimate it, but it would bear him no resentment, for conceit was not a vice from which robots often suffered. "

artificial intelligence Mars 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 109. "An ape appeared out of nowhere.

'Hold on! cried Garrett.

'Don't be afraid.' Stendahl tapped the animal's black chest. 'A robot. Copper skeleton and all, like the witch. See?' He stroked the fur, and under it metal tubing came to light.

'Yes,' Garrett put out a timid hand to pet the thing. 'But why, Mr. Stendahl, why all this? What obsessed you?'

'Bureaucracy, Mr. Garrett. But I haven't time to explain. The government will discover soon enough.' He nodded to the ape. 'All right. Now.'

The ape killed Mr. Garrett.
'Are we almost ready, Pikes?'

Pikes looked up from the table. 'Yes, sir.'

'You've done a splendid job.'

'Well, I'm paid for it, Mr. Stendahl,' said Pikes softly as he lifted the plastic eyelid of the robot and inserted the glass eyeball to fasten the ruberoid muscles neatly. 'There.'

'The spitting image of Mr. Garrett.' " [Some other refs., not in DB.]

artificial intelligence Mars 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 111. "The robots, clothed in hair of ape and white of rabbit, arose: Tweedledum following Tweedledee, Mock-Turtle, Dormouse, drowned bodies from the sea compounded of salt and whiteweed... pepper-elves, Tik-tok, Ruggedo, St. Nicholas with a self-made snow flurry blowing on before him, Bluebeard with whiskers like acetylene flame, and sulphur clouds from which green fir snouts protruded, and, in scaly and gigantic serpentine, a dragon with a furnace in its belly reeled out the door with a scream, a tick, a bellow, a silence, a rush, a wind. Ten thousand lids fell back. The clock shop moved out into Usher. The night was enchanted. "
artificial intelligence Mars 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 113. Pg. 113: "And through these rooms the guests ran, drunk at last, among the robot fantasies, amid the Dormice and Mad Hatters, the Trolls and Giants, the Black Cats and White Queens, and under their dancing feet the floor gave off the massive pumping beat of a hidden and telltale heart. "; Pg. 114: "'I thought I'd better come see for myself. You can't depend on robots. Other people's robots, especially. I also took the precaution of summoning the Dismantles. They'll be here in one hour to knock the props out from under this horrible place.' "
artificial intelligence Mars 2089 Anthony, Piers. Total Recall. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1989); pg. 100. "He ran down the street and plunged into a JohnnyCab that was parked at a JohnnyCab stand. He slammed the door of the taxi and ducked down...

Johnny turned to the back seat and smiled mechanically. 'Welcome to JohnnyCab,' the mannequin said. 'Where can I take you tonight?'

'Just drive!' Quail snapped. 'Quick!'

The mannequin paused, then spoke with the same friendly tone. 'Would you please repeat the destination?'

...'Anywhere?' he exclaimed, still watching back. 'Go! Go!'

...Richter looked in Quail's direction, evidently clued in by the tracking device. He saw Quail!

'McDonald's!' Quail cried desperately. 'Take me to McDonald's!'

Johnny paused, reflecting. 'There are fourteen McDonald's franchises in greater metropoli--'

Quail had had enough. If he didn't get moving in seconds, he'd be done for! He grabbed the mannequin and wrenched it from its moorings, dragging the thing into the back seat... " [Other refs., not in DB.]

artificial intelligence Mars 2094 Sladek, John. Tik-Tok. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1985; 1st printed 1983); pg. 88. "'On Mars, there are free robots. The cook told me. They can work and earn wages just like any free human being!...' "
artificial intelligence Mars 2100 Anthony, Piers. Hard Sell. Houston, TX: Tafford Publishing (1990); pg. 126. Pg. 126: "A tiny tug-robot pushed it to a stamping machine that burned a programmed address into the top, working from a tag left by the vat. Then the box went into a mailing chute. "; Pg. 156: "'Please turn up your sound if you are having undue difficulty hearing,' the robot said impersonally. 'There is no payment owing on that contract. Thank you.' It faded. " [May be other refs., not in DB, but little apparent use of robots or AIs in novel.]
artificial intelligence Mars 2174 Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 97-98. "Mars supported four million citizens and about half a million prospective citizens... Even with less than five million humans (and perhaps three hundred legally recognized thinkers) spread over a land area equal to Earth's Mars was positively cozy. " [Thinkers: artificial computer intelligences.]
artificial intelligence Mars 3000 Williamson, Jack. Terraforming Earth. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 16. "He was only an image that flickered were real, the human-sized robots who had cloned us in the maternity lab and cared for us since. " [Extensive refs. to A.I. and robots throughout novel.]
artificial intelligence Mechis III -99940 B.C.E. Anderson, Kevin J. "Therefore I Am: The Tale of IG-88 " in Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters (Kevin J. Anderson, ed.) New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 22-23. "The insurrection [by droids led by IG-88] on Mechis III was quick and bloody and very efficient. Within the space of a few minutes the newly coordinated planetary computer mind supervised a simultaneous uprising of droids, killing all seventy-three human inhabitants before any of them could sound an alarm... At the central manufacturing complex, the sleek ship landed and the four identical IG-88s stepped out onto the platform. They looked across the smoky skies to the hastily gathered, newly liberated droids milling abroad.

IG-88 set foot on Mechis III as a messiah. "

artificial intelligence Mercury 2020 Asimov, Isaac. "Runaround " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1942); pg. 207. [Year est.] "'Did you get that? Those were the days of the first talking robots when it looked as if the use of robots on Earth would be banned. The makers were fighting that and they built good, healthy slave complexes into the damned machines.'

'It didn't help them,' muttered Donovan.

'No, it didn't, but they sure tried.' He turned once more to the robot. 'Get up!'

The robot towered upward slowly and Donovan's head craned and his puckered lips whistled.

Powell said: 'Can you go out upon the surface? In the light?'

There was consideration while the robot's slow brain worked. Then, 'Yes, Master.' " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]

artificial intelligence Missouri: Kansas City 1980 Dick, Philip K. "Autofac " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1955); pg. 272. Pg. 272: "'The Institute of Applied Cybernetics,' O'Neill explained, 'had complete control over the network. Blame the war. Blame the big noise along the lines of communication that wiped out the knowledge we need...' "; Pg. 273: "'This is a data-collecting machine capable of communicating on an oral basis. It contains both broadcasting and receiving apparatus and can integrate facts relevant to its line of inquiry.' " [Many refs., not in DB.]
artificial intelligence New York 1975 Lyons, Steve. "Welcome to the X-Men, Madrox " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 63. "'Of course,' gasped Jean. 'Scott, this must be the Super-Adaptoid!'

'Agreed,' rapped Scott, 'and he has the Professor's powers too. Hit him hard and fast, team--and remember, he's not alive. He's an android!'

'Your puny efforts are as nothing,' the Super-Adaptoid scoffed. 'I have defeated you before and I shall do so again. I shall take your powers from you, and then I shall turn them against the accursed Captain America and fulfill my programming. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

artificial intelligence New York 2000 Friedman, Michael Jan. X-Men: Shadows of the Past. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 125. "Scott... These things aren't alive. They're robots.

That explained her inability to detect their brain functions when the team was approaching the chamber... Scott had squared off against the aliens' robots on several occasions--and he had taken away from these encounters one very valuable piece of intelligence. Like biological organisms, the Quisalians' creations had a single, central power generator. Once that generator was shut down, they would stop functioning. " [Other refs. not in DB.]

artificial intelligence New York 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 102. Pg. 102: "EPICAC XIV, though undedicated, was already at work, deciding how many refrigerators, how many lamps, how many turbine-generators, how many hub caps, how many dinner plates, how many door knobs, how many rubber heels, how many television sets, how many pinochle decks--how many everything America and her customers could have and how much they would cost. And it was EPICAC XIV who would decide for the coming years how many engineers and managers and research men and civil servants, and of what skills, would be needed in order to deliver the goods; and what I.Q. and aptitude levels would separate the useful men from the useless ones... "; Book jacket: "A novel of tomorrow, Player Piano is the story of life in Ilium, New York, where people have been replaced by machines. Dr. Paul Proteus revolts against the new electronic age and the boredom that accompanies it... " [Many refs. throughout novel.]
artificial intelligence New York 2100 Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 9. Pg. 9: " had just been a broken power-lead from the N.Y. utility people. Robot workmen had quickly shown up and repaired it. "; Pg. 23: "Excusing himself, he hunted up the robot waiter and asked that a vidphone be brought to his table. " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
artificial intelligence New York: New York City 1953 Barnes, Steven. Far Beyond the Stars (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 125. "'You see, Albert's got the right idea. He's not interested in Negroes or whites--he writes about robots.'

'That's because he is a robot,' Herbert said. 'No offense, Albert.'

'I . . . uh, like robots. They're very . . . efficient.' " [Also pg. 200, 242, 245.]

artificial intelligence 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. 437. "The android didn't know who Barnett was. His plastic fingertips jabbed the coin slot on the pay phone. There was a click, then a ringing signal. The android had long ago discovered an affinity with communications equipment.


'Alice? This is Modular Man.'

A slight pause. 'Not funny.'

'This really is Modular Man. I'm back.'

'Modular Man blew up!'

'My creator built me over again. I've got almost all the memories of the original.' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]

artificial intelligence New York: New York City 1995 Panshin, Alexei. "When the Vertical World Becomes Horizontal " in Farewell To Yesterday's Tomorrow. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1975; c. 1974); pg. 157. [Year estimated.] Pg. 157: " Manhattan... Woody had never been out of the closet without permission. Well, once. When he was very small, he had slipped out of the apartment one night... became too frightening to bear and the robot found him... "; Pg. 161: "Woody and the robot, on their errands in the neighborhood, had twice walked past the stairpit into the subway.... Woody looked to the robot for assurance. The robot nodded and took each stair first, to show him how possible it was. " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
artificial intelligence New York: New York City 1998 Asimov, Isaac. "Robbie " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1940); pg. 131. "Too late she heard the rustling sound behind her, followed by the distinctive and rhythmic clump-clump of Robbie's metal feet. She whirled about to see him triumphing companion emerge from hiding and making for the home-tree at full speed.

Gloria shrieked in dismay. 'Wait, Robbie! That wasn't fair...' " [A child playing hide-and-go-seek with a robot. Other refs. throughout story.]

artificial intelligence New York: New York City 1998 Asimov, Isaac. "Robbie " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1940); pg. 139. "'That's completely ridiculous. We had a long discussion at the time we bought Robbie about the First Law of Robotics. You know that it is impossible for a robot to harm a human being; that long before enough can go wrong to alter that First Law, a robot would be completely inoperable. It's a mathematical impossibility. Besides I have an engineer from U.S. Robots here twice a year to give the poor gadget a complete overhaul...' "
artificial intelligence New York: New York City 2030 Kelly, James Patrick. "Rat " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1986); pg. 275. "He paused in front of a pair of mirror-image sex stops--GIRLS! LIVE! GIRLS! and LIVE! GIRLS! LIVE!--to sniff the pheromone-scented sweat pouring off an androgynous robot shill that was working the sidewalk. The robot obligingly put its hand to Rat's crotch, but he pushed it away with a hiss and continued on. " [Other refs. to robots, not in DB.]
artificial intelligence New York: New York City 4912 Asimov, Isaac. The Caves of Steel in The Robot Novels (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 10. "'What's my partner's name?'

'R. Daneel Olivaw.'

Baley said, sadly, 'This isn't a time for euphemism, Commissioner. I'm taking the job, so let's use his full name. Robot Daneel Olivaw.' " [Daneel is one of the main characters in the novel, which is largely about robots and artificial intelligence. Refs. throughout, others not in DB.]

artificial intelligence New York: New York City 4912 Asimov, Isaac. The Caves of Steel in The Robot Novels (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 70. "R. Daneel named the Spacers for Baley and when Baley suddenly pointed and said, in surprise, 'That isn't you, is it?' R. Daneel answered, 'No, Elijah, this is my designer, Dr. Sarton.'

He said it unemotionally.

'You were made in your maker's image?' asked Baley, sardonically, but there was no answer to that and, in truth, Baley scarcely expected one. The Bible, as he knew, circulated only to the most limited extent on the Outer Worlds. "

artificial intelligence New York: Westchester County 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 13: "School Daysze ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Mar 1984); pg. 8. "The headquarters complex of the federal government's Project Wideawake... billionaire industrialist Sebastian Shaw... whose companies are prime contractors for the latest line of mutant-hunting Sentinels. "; Valerie Cooper: "Very impressive, Henry. "; Henry Gyrich: "Where Sentinels are concerned, Doctor, appearances are deceiving. We have yet to produce one capable of holding its own against any mutant foe. " [More with a Sentinel, pg. 8-9.]
artificial intelligence New York: Westchester County 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 14: "Do You Believe in-- Magik? ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Apr 1984); pg. 6. Sam: "They're still rebuildin'?! When we fought the Sentinels, I didn't figure we did so much damage. "; Stevie: "Look on the bright side, Sam. We haven't seen those mutant-hunting robots since. "
artificial intelligence New York: Westchester County 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 18: "Death-Hunt ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Aug. 1984); pg. 6. [Danger Room session.] Danielle narrates: "I'm sitting out this session. It's designed for those of us with physical powers... My talent's mental, pretty much useless against robots. There were an even dozen when the workout started. " [Pg. 6-8 show Cannonball, Magma and Sunspot fighting training robots.]

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