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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Hawaii, continued...

Group Where Year Source Quote/
Hawaii Hawaii 1963 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 125. Honolulu
Hawaii Hawaii 1965 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 8. "'He was,' he said, 'at the time this photo was taken, having a luau in Hawaii. Eating young taro leaves with chicken and octopus. Enjoying himself. See the greed for the food, the lust creating an unnatural expression. He was relaxing on a Sunday afternoon before a speech before the faculty of some university; I forget which. Those happy days in the sixties.' "
Hawaii Hawaii 1966 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 23. "The rivers are Hawaiian Punch... " [Also, pg. 59, 72, 74, 90.]
Hawaii Hawaii 1972 Sherred, T. L. "Bounty " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 255. "...trips to Hawaii can be bought and paid for by midnight cash. "
Hawaii Hawaii 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 126. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1973 Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 162. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1974 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 3. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1979 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. "The Big Space F--- " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 246. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 20. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 30. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1984 Knight, Damon. "O " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1982); pg. 29. "The main island of Hawaii was gone, but it had been all built up in condominiums anyway. "
Hawaii Hawaii 1986 Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 12. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1989 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 266. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1990 De Haven, Tom. Walker of Worlds. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 127. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Dying in Bangkok " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 35. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 11. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1993 Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 70. "Jeremy and Gail celebrate their honeymoon on a canoe-and-backpacking trip... not have enough money for their first choice, Maui. "
Hawaii Hawaii 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994) [Book jacket.] "Real estate mogul Byron Trumbo is the owner of the Mauna Pele, a deluxe Hawaiian resort that until recently was the playground of the rich and famous. Yet instead of making money hand over fist, Trumbo has a bit of a problem: guests keep disappearing. Hoping to sell the resort to Japanese investors, he invites them to Mauna Pele to finalize the deal--but strange and fantastic events complicate the weekend. Giant beasts capable of human speech are spotted, visitors turn up dead and dismembered, and volcanic eruptions fill the sky with smoke and flame as fast-moving lava flows dangerously close the resort. " [Extensive Hawaii refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
Hawaii Hawaii 1995 Aldiss, Brian. "Becoming the Full Butterfly " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 206. Honolulu
Hawaii Hawaii 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 148. "'Hawaii, Fiji, Tahiti "
Hawaii Hawaii 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 194. Honolulu
Hawaii Hawaii 1995 Siddoway, Richard. The Christmas Wish. New York: Harmony Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 69. "'But maybe now would be a good time for you to get away. I could take care of the house while you took a Christmas cruise. Hawaii maybe? A Christmas gift from me to you.' "
Hawaii Hawaii 1996 Dreyfuss. Richard & Harry Turtledove. The Two Georges. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 102. Pg. 102: Hawaii; Pg. 296: Honolulu
Hawaii Hawaii 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 131. "'We had one person from Maui and two from California.' "
Hawaii Hawaii 1997 Ing, Dean. Flying to Pieces. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1997); pg. 59. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 10. Pg. 10, 46. [One of main characters has been working in Hawaii, and is hired to work on Crete.]
Hawaii Hawaii 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 36. "...the aliens toured London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Moscow, Jerusalem, Giza, Calcutta, Beijing, Tokyo, Honolulu, and Vancouver. "
Hawaii Hawaii 1998 Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 44. "...Maui... Native Hawaiians dressed in flowers, holding torches, paddling this huge wooden canoe. " [More, not in DB.]
Hawaii Hawaii 1998 Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 111. Honolulu
Hawaii Hawaii 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 152. -
Hawaii Hawaii 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 117. "He was the Kant of cynicism, the Picasso of appearance. Nuke the Hawaiian separatists! "
Hawaii Hawaii 2000 Cooper, Bernard. "Hunters and Gatherers " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1995); pg. 51. "We visited the big island of Hawaii in September, where we glimpsed the fury of a live volcano. Upon our return, Jerry assumed a position on the church's high council. "
Hawaii Hawaii 2000 Ebershoff, David. "The Rose City " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 129. -
Hawaii Hawaii 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 58. Honolulu (also pg. 65)
Hawaii Hawaii 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 7. -
Hawaii Hawaii 2004 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 144. Hawaii
Hawaii Hawaii 2014 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 23. Pg. 23: Honolulu; Pg. 70: Pearl Harbor
Hawaii Hawaii 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 148. "He'd left Hawaii in the morning... " [A large section of the novel takes place in Hawaii, although there are relatively few distinctive refs.]
Hawaii Hawaii 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 76. Pg. 76: Honolulu; also, pg. 1, 85, 90, 92, 97, 122, etc. [Perhaps most of the first 80 pages take place Hawaii.]
Hawaii Hawaii 2020 Zelazny, Roger. Damnation Alley. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1969); pg. 139. "'...New York is a Hot Spot [still radioactive after nuclear bomb strikes]. So are most of the big cities. Maybe only the islands made it: the Caribbean, Hawaii, Japan, the Greek isles...' "
Hawaii Hawaii 2023 Platt, Charles. The Silicon Man. Houston, TX: Tafford Pub. (1993); pg. 61-62. "...wallscreens blaring sales messages in Japanese, English, Korean, and Chinese. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Hawaii Hawaii 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 33. Pg. 33: "For dessert, they ate Hawaiian frozen fruit bars. "; Pg. 34: "'I have to go to Hawaii.' " [Other refs, pg. 34, 41-45, 198, etc.]
Hawaii Hawaii 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 137. Pg. 137, 147-148, 184, 201, 282.
Hawaii Hawaii 2038 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 67. "Thirty years on and it was plain to see the really significant thing was that Japan had achieved the age-old dream. China and Japan became one. And my goodness, didn't the world feel it! " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Hawaii Hawaii 2039 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 158. [Things that happened by the year 2030] "The 2029 World series will be won by the Honolulu Volcanoes. " [Also, pg. 265.]
Hawaii Hawaii 2045 Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 12. -
Hawaii Hawaii 2082 Haldeman, Joe. Buying Time. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1989); pg. 50. "Dallas arrived in Hawaii two days early, the Singapore business having been less complicated than Kamachi had predicted... One day for beaches and bars, the next for morning skin diving, alone, and an aimless dawdle through the forest preserve on Kauai.

As arranged, he met Maria outside Spaceport Maui at noon the next day. " [More.]

Hawaii Hawaii 2110 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 211. -
Hawaii Hawaii 2151 Carey, Diane. Broken Bow (Enterprise). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 64. "Archer suspected it was being taught at the Customs Center, kind of like bowing in Japan or a lei in Hawaii. "
Hawaii Hawaii 2200 Arnason, Eleanor. A Woman of the Iron People. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 50. "I thought about my childhood in the Free State of Hawaii, on the island of Kauai... " [Some other refs. in novel to Hawaii, the home of the main character. The character is Chinese (pg. 225). See pg. 250.]
Hawaii Hawaii 2276 Clarke, Arthur C. Imperial Earth. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1976); pg. 21. "'That reminds me--what is the United States these day? I've lost count.'

'Now there are forty-five states--Texas, New Mexico, Alaska, and Hawaii have rejoined the Union, at least for the Centennial year.' " [Also, pg. 137, 203.]

Hawaii Hawaii 3000 Clarke, Arthur C. "The Songs of Distant Earth " in The Sentinel. New York: Berkley Books (1983; c. 1979); pg. 201. "The locale is Oceana ('Shaana'), an Earth-type planet 50 light-years, and 500 years of voyage time, from the solar system, colonized 2,000 years earlier in the first wave of interstellar exploration. There is very little land; continents still lie 100 million years in the future, and there is still much tectonic activity. The largest island is about the size of Hawaii, and very similar to Hawaii in climate and culture. "
Hawaii Hawaii 1000004000 Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 50. "'...North Africa back to desert, lava burying the Gardens of Hawai'i--all the loss of recreation...' "
Hawaii New York: New York City 1953 Knight, Damon. "Babel II " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1953); pg. 79. " shiny beads for grass skirts in Honolulu... "
Hawaii United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 25. Hawaiian sportswear
Hawaii world 2000 Leong, Russell. "Virgins and Buddhas " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 225. Pg. 225, 227.
Hawaii world 2025 Harrison, Harry. "Brave New World " in Stainless Steel Visions. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 125. "While they ate, a slightly dark-skinned girl, of possibly Hawaiian descent, emerged from the rear and did an indifferent hula. Gust looked on with some pleasure, since she wore only a low-slung grass skirt with many tufts missing and was enough overweight to produce a great deal of jiggling that added a certain something to the dance. "
Hawaiian traditional religion Hawaii 1887 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. The Bones of Time. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 1. "Waikiki, Hawaii. February 2, 1887. The first thing Princess Kaiulani saw, as her eyes adjusted to the dim light in her mother's sickroom, was the old holy man. The kahuna... Her mother had said something once, a few months ago, about old Hawaii vanishing. Eaten by the sharks, she had said. Who were the sharks? Kaiulani wondered... " [This entire book is about Hawaii, ancient Hawaiian traditional religions, and the Homeland Movement to gain Hawaiian independence. Most of it takes place in the near future: the years 2034 and 2007.]
Hawaiian traditional religion Hawaii 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 45. [Epigraph]

"A male this, the female that
A male born in the time of black darkness
The female born in the time of groping
in the darkness

--from the Kumulipo, a Hawaiian creation chant composed 1700 A.D. "

[Many refs. to Hawaiian traditional religion in this novel, which takes place entirely in modern-day Hawaii, and draws on Hawaiian tradition for much of its fantasy elements.]

Hawaiian traditional religion Hawaii 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 106. Pg. 106: "'Probably. Everything the Hawaiians did or thought revolved around manu or kapu.'

'Taboos?' said Eleanor.

...'Kapus were not just rules on what could or could not be done. For thousands of years, the Hawaiians were obsessed with manu--with this spiritual power that flowed from the earth and the gods and each other--and kapu helped keep the power where it belonged . . . helped to keep it from being stolen.' "; Pg. 119: goddess Pele [Many more refs., not in DB.]

Hawaiian traditional religion Hawaii 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 174. "He discussed the hierarchy of Hawaiian animism: the aumakua, or important family gods; the kapua, or children of the gods, who dwelt among the mortals much as had Hercules and the other Greek demigods; the akua kapu, who, like the ghosts of mainland Native Americans, merely frightened people and presaged bad luck; and the akua li'l, literally 'little spirits,' who rounded out the almost endless Hawaiian pantheon as animist personifications of trees, waterfalls, forms of weather, and all the other aspects of nature. " [More.]
Hawaiian traditional religion world 2038 Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 184. "Gaia worship took many forms, and this Pele-venerating version seemed harmless enough. "
Hawaiian traditional religion world 2160 Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 288. [Referring to orbital satellites named after historical religious/philosophical figures.] "Almost directly overhad was the dazzling beacon of Ashoka, poised forever above Hindustan, and only a few hundred kilometers from the Tower complex. Halfway down in the east was Confucius, much lower still Kamehameha, while high up from the west shone Kinte and Imhotep. "
Heaven's Gate California 1997 Wood, Crystal. Fool's Joust. Denton, Texas: Tattersall Publishing (1998) "Looking to us, and desiring to be a part of my Father's Kingdom, can offer to those . . . that chance to connect with the Level Above Human, and begin that transitino. Your separation from the world and reliance upon the Kingdom of Heaven through its Representatives can open to you the opportunity to become a new creature, one of the Next Evolutionary Level . . .
-- 'Do,' Heaven's Gate, 1997 "
Heaven's Gate California 1998 Wood, Crystal. Fool's Joust. Denton, Texas: Tattersall Publishing (1998); pg. 219. "He had seen in photos the same kind of peculiar glint in the eyes of others who had aspired to godhood, such as David Koresh of the doomed Branch Davidians, and Marshall Applewhite, known as 'Do' to those who had followed him through Heaven's Gate. "

Heaven's Gate, continued


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