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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/
Agnostic United Kingdom: England 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 301. "'John Milton wrote an epic poem, Paradise Lost. It's a Biblical story, in blank verse.'

'I'm an agnostic myself,' Mallory said. " [See also pg. 404.]

Agnostic USA 1972 Anderson, Poul. There Will Be Time. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1972); pg. 15. [1972: pub. year] "Where Eleanor was a dropout from the Episcopal Church, and Jack a born agnostic, Birkelund was a Bible-believing Lutheran. "
Agnostic USA 1978 King, Stephen. The Stand. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1978); pg. 723. "'...After fifty years of confirmed agnosticism, it seems to by my fate to follow on an old black woman's God into the jaws of death...' "
Agnostic USA 1981 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 550. "'I have known Jimmy [Rev. Sutter, the Christian Fundamentalist/Evangelical televangelist] for many years. The first time I saw him preach was in a tent revival in Texas four decades ago. His ability was unfocused but irresistible; he could make a tent full of sweating agnostics do whatever he wanted them to and do it happily in the name of God...' "
Agnostic USA 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 297. "'Hey Gordon,' Dolly said, 'I'm not even tepid [nominal Christian]. I'm your basic agnostic-on-good-days, atheist-on-bad.'...

'Let's go talk to the bishop,' he said.

Vear ignored Cal. 'If you're an agnostic, Dolly, why in God's name would you write an elegy for Kai that goes 'Philip K. Dick is dead, alas. / Let's all queue up and kick God's ass'? That's pretty... irreverent, I admit, but at least it acknowledges that God exists.' "

Agnostic USA 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 174. "' must be able to imagine a world without God... To me, that would be a hateful and inhuman world. I wouldn't want to live in it. But if you can imagine that world, why straddle? Why occupy some middle ground? If you believe all that already, isn't it much simpler to say there's no God? You're not betting true to Occam's Razor. I think you're waffling. How can a thoroughgoing conscientious scientist be an agnostic if you can even imagine a world without God? Wouldn't you just have to be an atheist?'

'...If the laws of nature explain all the available facts without supernatural intervention, or even do only as well as the God hypothesis, then for the time being I'd call myself an atheist. Then, if a single piece of evidence was discovered that doesn't fit, I'd back off from atheism...' "

Agnostic USA 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 175. "'I've always thought an agnostic was an atheist without the courage of his convictions.'

'You could just as well say that an agnostic is a deeply religious person with at least a rudimentary knowledge of human fallibility. When I say I'm an agnostic, I only mean that the evidence isn't in. There isn't compelling evidence that God exists--at least your kind of god--and there isn't compelling evidence that he doesn't...' "

Agnostic USA 2050 Haldeman, Joe. Forever Peace. New York: Ace Books (1998; first ed. 1997); pg. 32-33. "People wondered how a mediocre scientist had come out of nowhere and brown-nosed his way into a position of academic power. What they didn't appreciate was the intellectual effort it took to successfully pretend to believe in the ordered, agnostic view of the universe that physics mandated. "
Agnostic Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 230. "'I don't believe in black magic,' Aaronson challenged. 'I'm paid to be an agnostic by six hundred and fifty daily newspapers, three monthly and two weekly periodicals...' "
Agnostic Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 240. "'Very well. Make note of that time, my child.' The visitor turned to Aaronson. 'And you, too, you foolish agnostic. For you will hear something that is so familiar that you should have known it all along. And the source, as you requested, is unimpeachable. I present to you, Mick Aaronson and Susan Hill, the history of the human species.' "
Agnostic world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 248. "'Some choice!' the President said. 'The one's an atheist, and the other thinks he's from Vega already. Why do we have to send scientists? Why can't we send somebody . . . normal?...'

'She's not an atheist. She's an agnostic. Her mind is open. She's not trapped by dogma...' "

Agnostic world 2008 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 173. "The other force in the mix was cybertao, the only religious movement that looked like it might challenge Ecucatholicism. Of course nobody knew who the author of Forks in Time had been--the cybertaoists believed it had somehow grown in the net itself, like primitive life forming in the primordial soup--but it had spread rapidly among Western agnostics and atheists, and seemed to be absorbing (or being absorbed by) Buddhism and Taoism in the Far East. "
Agnostic world 2106 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 58. "An ethnic assay of the travelers showed significant numbers of Anglo-Saxons, Celts, Germans, Slavs, Latins, Native Americans, Arabs, Turks and other Central Asiatics, and Japanese... Inuit and Polynesian peoples were attracted by the Pliocene world; Chinese and Indo-Dravidians were not. Fewer agnostics than believers chose to abandon the present... "
Agnostic world 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 112. "The cold drink tasted of citrus, and the steaming pitcher turned out to contain hot coffee. Agnostic though he was, Bryan sent up a prayer of thanks for the latter. "
Agnostic world 2199 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Rama II. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 154. "'I had a long discussion with Signora Sabatini three nights ago,' he said. 'About religion. She told me that she had become an agnostic before finally coming back to the church. She told me that thinking about Rama had made her a Catholic again.' "
Ahmadiyya Nigeria 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 312. "Eda... the great physicist, the discoverer of what was called superunification--one elegant theory which included as special cases physics that ran the gamut from gravitation to quarks. It was an achievement comparable to Isaac Newtons or Albert Einstein's, & Eda was being compared to both. He had been born a Muslim in Nigeria, not unusual in itself, but he was an adherent of an unorthodox Islamic faction called the Ahmadiyah, which encompassed the Sufis. The Sufis, he explained after the evening with Abbot Utsumi, were to Islam what Zen was to Buddhism. Ahmadiyah proclaimed 'a jihad of the pen, not the sword.' "
Ahmadiyya Nigeria 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 312. "Despite his quiet, indeed humble demeanor, Eda [an Ahmadiyyan] was a fierce opponent of the more conventional Muslim concept of jihad, holy war, and argued instead for the vigorous free exchange of ideas. In this he was an embarrassment for much of conservative Islam, and opposition to his participation in the Machine crew had been made by some Islamic nations. Nor were they alone. A black Nobel laureate--said occasionally to be the smartest person on Earth--proved too much for some who had masked their racism as a concession to the new social amenities. When Eda visited Tyrone Free in prison four years earlier, there was a marked upsurge in pride from black Americans, and a new role model for the young. Eda brought out the worst in the racists and the best in everyone else. "
Ahmadiyya Nigeria 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 313. [Referring to Eda, the Nigerian Ahmadiyyan physicist who discovered superunification.] "Of Eda's many remarkable traits, perhaps the most striking was his modesty. He rarely offered opinions. His answers to most direction questions were laconic. Only in his writings--or in spoken language after you knew him well--did you glimpse his depth. Amidst all the speculation about the Message and the Machine and what would happen after its activation, Eda had volunteered only one comment: In Mozambique, the story goes, monkeys do not talk, because they know if they utter even a single word some man will come and put them to work. " [More refs. to this character, not in DB.]
Ahmadiyya Nigeria 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 367. "Eda was accompanying a stunning young woman in a brightly colored blouse and skirt, her hair neatly covered with the lacy gele favored by Moslem women in Yorubaland; he was clearly overjoyed to see her. From photographs he had shown, Ellie recognized her as Eda's wife... "
Ahmadiyya Nigeria 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 312-313. [Referring to Eda, the Nigerian Ahmadiyyan physicist who discovered superunification.] "'The time necessary to do physics is a luxury,' he told Ellie. 'There are many people who could do the same if they had the same opportunity. But if you must search the streets for food, you will not have enough time for physics. It is my obligation to improve conditions for young scientists in my country.'

As he had slowly become a national hero in Nigeria, he spoke out increasingly about corruption..., about the importance of honesty in science & everywhere else, about how great a nation Nigeria could be. It had as many people as the United States in the 1920s, he said. It was rich in resources, and its many cultures were a strength. If Nigeria could overcome its problems... it would be a beacon for the rest of the world. Seeking quiet & isolation in all other things, on these issues he spoke out. Many Nigerian[s]--Muslims, Christians, & Animists...--took his vision seriously. "

Ahmadiyya world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 315. "He [Eda, the Ahmadiyyan physicist] told her a little of the religion he had been born into. He did not consider himself bound by all its tenets, he said, but he was comfortable with it. He thought it could do much good. It was a comparatively new sect--contemporaneous with Christian Science or the Jehovah's Witnesses--founded by Mirza Ghulam Ahmad in the Punjab. Devi apparently knew something about the Ahmadiyah as a proselytizing sect. It had been especially successful in West Africa. "
Ahmadiyya world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 316. "The origins of the religion [Ahmadiyya] were wrapped in eschatology. Ahmad had claimed to be the Mahdi, the figure Muslims expect to appear at the end of the world. He also claimed to be Christ come again, an incarnation of Krishna, and a buruz, or reappearance of Mohammed. Christian chiliasm had now infected the Ahmadiyah, and his reappearance was imminent according to some of the faithful. The year 2008, the centenary of Ahmad's death, was now a favored date for his Final Return as Mahdi. The global messianic fervor, while sputtering, seemed on average to be swelling still further, and Ellie confessed concern about the irrational predilections of the human species "
Ainu Japan: Hokkaido 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 310. "Perhaps they had chosen Hokkaido because of its maverick reputation... this island was also the home of the Ainu, the hairy aboriginal people still despised by many Japanese. "
Ainu Japan: Hokkaido 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 314. "In Sapporo it [the Tanabata Festival] had a special poignancy because of the still widespread outrage at Japanese-Ainu marriages. There was an entire cottage industry of detectives on the island who would, for a fee, investigate the relatives and antecedents of possible spouses for your children. Ainu ancestry was still held to be a ground for summary rejection. Devi, remembering her young husband for many years before, was especially scathing. Eda doubtless had heard a story or two along the same line, but he was silent. "
Ainu Washington 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 161. "'...they tell me I am fabricating evidence to support my lies. They say they have the government and the law on their side. Our old nemesis, NAGPRA.'

That stood for the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Mitch was very familiar with... this legislation.

...'What evidence did you fabricate?' Mitch asked lightly.

'Don't joke.' But Ripper's expression loosened... 'We took collagen from the bones and sent it to Portland. They did a DNA analysis. Our bones are from a different population, not at all related to modern Indians, only loosely related to the Spirit Cave mummy. Caucasoid, if we can use that term. But hardly Nordic. More Ainu, I believe.'

'That's historic, Eileen,' Mitch said. 'That's excellent. Congratulations.' "

Alawi Syria 1986 Leigh, Stephen. "The Tint of Hatred " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 138. "He had orchestrated the rioting in Damascus when al-Assad's ruling Ba'th Party had tried to move away from Qu'ranic law, allowing the Nur sect to forge an alliance with the Sunni and Alawite sects. He craftily advised Nur al-Allah to send the faithful into Beirut when the Christian Druze leaders had threatened to overthrow the reigning Islamic party. "
Alawi Syria 1991 Ing, Dean. Butcher Bird. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1993); pg. 17. Pg. 17: "He was equally certain that he had neither seen nor heard any aircraft. A Sunni Moslem, he was privately certain that he wanted nothing further to do with these Alawite thugs with their newfangled, barely Moslem ways. Much later, recounting it with friends in the souk, he pointed out that the dead man was defiling a ruin, and wondered aloud if that ruin had harbored a djinni. "; Pg. 19: "For one thing, Clement might even be right; in Syria alone, the Sunni Moslem majority squirmed under the rule of Assad's Alawite Moslems, and Shiites hated them both. An Alawite himself, with the swarthy slender carriage of his people and a nose like a ship's prow, Selim Mansour was very much a modern man. A good thing, too, else he would never have earned such freedom in his own country. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Alawi Syria 1991 Ing, Dean. Butcher Bird. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1993); pg. 213. "Though his need for hashish was entirely bogus, a desperate ruse, Selim Mansour's need to reach civilization was agonizingly real. Though an Alawite Moslem, Mansour's formative years had been more tradition, and while the women in that household had raised little girls with strict punishments, little boys were always allowed honest displays of high emotion. Thus it was not too rare for a trained scientist, in that corner of the world, to thrown an occasional temper tantrum. Mansour was only proving that the child is father to the man. " [Much more about this character, a major character in the novel, although only a few refs. to Alawites by name.]
Albanian Albania 1944 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987) [Book jacket:]

"May 1944
The Nazi column moves slowly through the mountain pass toward an ambush prepared by Albanian partisans. After the battle, a ton of gold disappears.

April 1985
Enver Hoxha, the man who kept Albania virtually isolated from the rest of the world for almost forty years, lies in state in Tirana. Russian and Chinese leaders begin to make very special plans. "

[Extensive Albanian refs. throughout novel. Pages 1-48 take place in Albania.]

Albanian Europe 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 136. "It reminded Kate of the huge gunmetal-gray freight lorries that thunder through Bulgaria and Yugoslavia on their way from Albania with nothing but the word 'Albania' stenciled on their sides. She remembered wondering what it was that the Albanians exported in such an anonymous way, but when on one occasion she had looked it up, she found that their only export was electricity--which... was unlikely to be moved around in lorries. "
Albanian Illinois: Chicago 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 206. "ManPower... recruited from the South Side gangs, black, white, Bengali, Afrikaner, Eritrean, Albanian, Berber, Jewish, Moslem, for the world's military forces. "
Albanian New York: New York City 1946 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 106. "He could talk an Albanian Stalinist into standing on his head and singing 'The Star-Spangled Banner'--at least, as long as he and his pheromones were in the room. Afterward, when our Albanian Stalinist returned to his senses, he'd promptly denounce himself and have himself shot. "
Albanian United Kingdom 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 5. "Alex signals to the waiter and orders another espresso, speaking slowly and carefully because the tall, silver-haired man is an Albanian refugee who has only a glancing relationship with the English language. " [Many other refs., not in DB. Later in novel, Albania is one of the primary settings.]
Albanian United Kingdom: England 1810 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 200. "...the Albanians at Tepaleen with their white kilts and gold-trimmed capes... "
Albanian United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 115. Albanian character profiled throughout pg. 115. [Also, pg. 350.]
Albanian Orthodox Albania 1985 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 260. "Without a global spy network of his own, Shehu requested tracers from Belgrade on several Albanian 'defectors,' and included photographs. In 1970, by sheer happenstance, a Yugoslav informant who kept tabs on Albanian communities in the United States passed on a list of recent christenings in the Albanian Orthodox Church in Boston, Massachusetts. IN Belgrade, analysts saw the name 'Kraga' and tagged the event to one of their inactive files... "
Albanian Orthodox Massachusetts 1965 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 100. "'...We were happy in Cambridge--though she would be alive now if not for those ferocious winters. I met my wife while she and I were helping programmers to edit early attempts at machine translation. This was at M.I.T., though we were paid by an Air Force contract. Rita Teodori was from Koritza; an Albanian, very orthodox. Almost a Catholic,' he said with a sigh. 'The Albanian tongue is, ah, polyglot, but interesting. You can verify our marriage, I suppose.'

'I intend to,' said Stu.

'Sunday, June twentieth, 1965, in the Albanian Orthodox Church--in Boston,' Justin said evenly... "

Albanian Orthodox Massachusetts 1971 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 142. "...had carried the obituary of Mrs. Rita Teodori Bellini late in January of 1971. Services were held in the Albanian Orthodox Church in Boston. She was survived by her husband and infant son. The cause of her death was listed as exposure.'

'Hypothermia,' Wiley said. 'That checks with his story. Isn't Albanian one of the Balkans? It'd be her church where they held the services, so she'd be Albanian. Like Greek Orthodox, I guess.' "

Albigensianism Europe 1137 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 311-312. "In his reign, the Fourth Crusade captures Constantinople; and although the Eastern Empire eventually gets back a Greek ruler of the Orthodox faith, it is thereafter a shell. He proclaims the Albigensian Crusade, which will put an end to the brilliant culture that has arisen in Provence... He dies in 1216. Honorius III follows, also an energetic and determined man. He prosecutes the war on the Albigenses and plays a role in much politics elsewhere...' "; Pg. 333: "The troubadours were gone with the Provencal civilization that the Albigensian Crusade destroyed... "
Albigensianism Europe 1200 C.E. Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 75. "'The Waldenses follow precepts similar to those of the Albigensians. The Albigensians were suppressed by the sword and cross two generations ago, so we profit by their misfortune and tread carefully...' "
Albigensianism France 1200 C.E. Anderson, Poul. There Will Be Time. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1972); pg. 49. [1972: pub. year] "'...nor the Black Death or the burning of heretics or the Middle Passage or the Albigensian Crusade...' "; Pg. 145: "And [Luther's] success was built on the failure of centuries, Hussites, Lollards, Albigensians... "
Albigensianism France 1200 C.E. Anthony, Piers. For Love of Evil. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1988); pg. 35. "'It is the entire southern region of France that has evoked the interest... But elsewhere in the region peasants and their masters are doing well, too, partly because of the Albigensian heresy.'

'Heresy?' Jolie asked. Parry kept silent, because he knew something of the matter. Heresy meant trouble, certainly!

'You of the country and village remain loyal to the tenets of the Church, but in the growing towns men are becoming more liberal. They question the corruption of the priests, and indeed the entire priestly hierarchy. They are dualists, seeing only good and evil without shades between...' " [Book has many references to Albigenses, most not in DB.]

Albigensianism France 1200 C.E. Anthony, Piers. For Love of Evil. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1988); pg. 36. "'...the notions that are prospering among the Albigenses would indeed destroy it. The Church has kept its place by being vigilant in the suppression of rival notions, and it shall surely continue so...'

'But are the Albigenses so bad' she asked.

'Not, they are not bad at all; they are good folk, as these things go. They are industrious and increasingly educated, and though they subscribe to asceticism, those who associate with them are more tolerant of wealth. In fact, some of the Lords are using the precepts of the Albigenses to avoid the payment of taxes to the Crown.'

...'There will be a crusade against the Albigenses... The Pope will determine that the Albigenses must be abolished. They must recant their heresy, renew fealty to the Church, and pay their taxes, which are in arrears.' "

Albigensianism France 1200 C.E. Anthony, Piers. For Love of Evil. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1988); pg. 58. "So she remained a Christian, but a disaffected one. That was why she was willing to swear falsely to Jesus' name. 'The Lord Jesus does not seem to have his eye on southern France at the moment,' he said wryly.

'And this crusade is a pot of sheep manure,' she continued. 'They're out to get the Albigenses, who are good folk, and they're laying waste to the countryside while they go about it...' "

Albigensianism France 1208 C.E. Anthony, Piers. And Eternity. New York: William Morrow and Company (1990); pg. 17. "'...But I died in the year 1208. I have been a ghost ever since.'

Orlene stared at her. 'But that's almost eight hundred years ago!'

'Almost,' Jolie agreed. 'I was seventeen, divinely married, and learning sorcery in southern France. But there was a crusade against the Albigensians, because they were resisting taxation, and the first thing the Church went after was opposing sorcerers...' "

Albigensianism world 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 16. "The ideology of the Servants of Wrath connected with the Augustinian view of women... then of course the dogma got entangled with the old cult of Mani, the Albigensian Heresy of Provincal France, the Catharists... For all its excesses, the Albigensian knight-poets had known the worth of women; she was not man's servant and not even merely his 'weak rib,' the side of him who had been so readily tempted. She was--well, a good question... "
Alcoholics Anonymous California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 52. -
Alcoholics Anonymous Connecticut 1999 King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. New York: Scribner (1999); pg. 495. "'...Brannigan's in Alcoholics Anonymous. It's his religion. He says it saved his life, and I suppose it did. He used to drink fiercer than any of us, maybe fiercer than all of us put together. So no he's addicted to AA instead of tequila. He goes to about a dozen meetings a week, he's a GSR--don't ask me, it's some sort of political position in the group--he mans a hotline telephone. And every year he goes to the National Convention. Five years or so ago the drunks got together in San Diego. Fifty thousand alkies all standing in the San Diego Convention Center, chanting the Serenity Prayer. Can you picture it?... Malenfant tells Hedgehog he's almost two years clean and sober, he's found a higher power he chooses to call God, he's had a rebirth, everything is five... he's living life on life's terms, he's letting go and letting God, all that stuff they talk...' " [More on pg. 496]
Alcoholics Anonymous Florida 1996 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 382. Pg. 382: "He was born in Savannah, Georgia, in 1976, and grew up in Jacksonville, Florida... His mother moved to Iowa when he was eight. His father joined Alcoholics Anonymous three separate times. "; Pg. 387: "The father; what had made him join Alcoholics Anonymous three times, and quit it twice (or three times)? It had a bad sound. And after that, as if in response to it, the kind of workaholic habits that were just like the Frank she had known... "
Alcoholics Anonymous Mars 2101 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Green Mars. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 124. "...Like an ex-jockey, Nadia said. Or an ex-dance instructor, said Maya, who had faithfully attended Alcoholics Anonymous for many years. Sax, who had never liked the effects of alcohol, waved her off. "
Alcoholics Anonymous New Jersey 2012 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 236. Pg. 236, 238, 255-256.
Alcoholics Anonymous USA 1978 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Last Son of Krypton. New York: Warner Books (1978); pg. 52. "'...Any questions, gent--uh, ladies and gentlemen?'

The guy from Newark, of course, wanted to know if there were free drinks for the press. Jimmy remembered his asking the same question at that Alcoholics Anonymous convention last year. Creep. "

Alcoholics Anonymous USA 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 235. "There was a strong occult slant to all of this, with the Goddess (whom Angelica called Othiym) standing in for that ubiquitous Greater Power favored by adherents of AA and its ilk. And, unlike any Twelve-Step program or women's self-help group that I'd ever heard of... "
Alcoholics Anonymous USA 2015 Sterling, Bruce. "Dori Bangs " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1989); pg. 668. "...and anyway it's hell to own a bar while attending sessions of Alcoholics Anonymous. "
Aleut Alaska 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 31. Pg. 31: "for the Aleutian weather. "; Pg. 38: "My Red Stix team has to play a bunch of soldiers on a windy airfield in the Aleutians. "; Pg. 57: "...were listening to the news and debating the capture of Attu in the Aleutians. "; Pg. 80: Aleutian snows; Pg. 496: "...and all I recall of what he did say is that Aleut folk saying, which explains how this hardy people could subsist in such a forbidding place. " [Also pg. 318, 428, 499.]
Aleut Alaska 1993 Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 50. "Superman had been flying over the Aleutian Islands... "
Aleut Alaska 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 65. "Dreaming marched westward. Dreaming crossed the Aleutians from Alaska into Siberia. Dreaming descended on ancient Asian cities: on Hanoi, Hong Kong, Bangkok... "
Aleut Alaska 1994 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 283. "'...By fifty million years from now Los Angeles will start sliding into the Aleutian Islands.' "
Aleut Alaska 2038 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 62. Pg. 62: Aleutian islands; Pg. 67: "...the Aleutian visitors will speak from the USSR... "; Pg. 135: "In the nascent USSA the Aleutians were widely regarded as real, supernatural angels. At the same time, the Big Machines were revered with an intense religiosity... " [Extensive other refs., not in DB, about the islands and about an important group of aliens referred to as 'the Aleutians']
Aleut Colorado 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 217. "'My group has listening stations in the Philippines and the Aleutians...' "
Aleut galaxy 2450 Kato, Ken. Yamato II: The Way of the Warrior, Part 2. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 160. "'...Turns out his half brother helped RISC develop the technology thirty years ago. He lives on one of the Aleutians now with a Yambo wife...' "
Aleut New York: New York City 2015 Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 258. "'...that's about his fifth offense, and he'll be working it off in Idaho. Maybe the Aleutians! Maybe ten years!' "
Aleut North America 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 277. "'Russian Orthodox. At first they were a tiny minority. Mostly Indians--you know, Tlingits and Aleuts who'd been converted by the Russians hundreds of years ago. But when things got crazy in Russia, they started to pour across the Dateline in all kinds of different boats.' "
Aleut world 1866 Verne, Jules. Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1953; c. 1870); pg. 5. "Now the largest whales, those which frequent those parts of the sea round the Aleutian, Kulammak, and Umgullich islands... " [Other refs. to Aleutian islands, not in DB.]
Aleut world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 279. "'He got over to the Siberian coast somehow--probably surfed across in his... kayak.'


'That's how the Aleuts got between islands.'

'Raven's an Aleut?'

'Yeah. An Aleut whale killer. You know what an Aleut is?'

'Yeah. My Dad knew one in Japan,' Hiro says...

'The Aleuts just paddle out in their kayaks and catch a wave. They can outrun a steamship, you know.' " [More refs. to Raven, the Aleut character, not in DB.]

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