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/
Japanese Japan 1987 Simons, Walton. "The Teardrop of India " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 255. "'Australia. Then where?'

...'Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Japan...' "

Japanese Japan 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 104. "The electronic I Ching calculator was badly made. It had probably been manufactured in whichever of the Southeast Asian countries was busy tooling up to do to South Korea what South Korea was busy doing to Japan...

These were unusual texts to see marching across the display of a pocket calculator, particularly as they had been translated from the Chinese via the Japanese and seemed to have enjoyed many adventures on the way. "

Japanese Japan 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 36. [An alternate world.] "'...World War II happened... Japan was wise enough to stay out of it entirely... [the war had] All the awfulness, barring Hiroshima...' "
Japanese Japan 1992 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 184. "'It was then rediscovered by a Japanese amateur astronomer in 1992...' "
Japanese Japan 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 9. "'If the Europeans move, they'll move east. To China. To Japan. To Korea. Who cares?...' "
Japanese Japan 1993 Brust, Steven. Agyar. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 44. "'Ah, my dear, London, Paris, Istanbul, Tokyo.'

'Tokyo? Really?'

'I didn't like it.'

'Why not?'

'I don't speak Japanese.'

'Oh. Yes, that would be a problem...' "[Also pg. 50.]

Japanese Japan 1993 Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 108. "The Japanese at Hiroshima didn't think that E = mc2 was particularly abstract. "
Japanese Japan 1993 Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 7. Pg. 7: "I got back from Tokyo just in time for that one, he [Superman] thought. ";

Pg. 12: "'Oh, Jonathan, look! It's a framed watercolor of . . . what's that mountain?'

'Mount Fuji, as I live and breathe! I visited it when I as in Japan on leave...' "

Japanese Japan 1993 Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 284. "They can look forward to growing up and having spaces of their own in the new prefabricated apartment houses now being built in Japan which give each renter one hundred fifty square feet. "
Japanese Japan 1995 Foster, Alan Dean. The Dig. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 14. "On its way to pick up cargo bound for Yokohama, Low thought. Or Singapore, or Djakarta. "
Japanese Japan 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 297. "'...and we should be writing about that instead of trade sanctions against Japan...' "
Japanese Japan 1995 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 177. "virtual pets (fall 1994 - spring 1996) -- Japanese computer game fad featuring a programmed pet. The puppy or kitten grows when fed and played with, learns tricks (the dogs, presumably, not the cats), and runs away if neglected. Caused by the Japanese love of animals and an overpopulation problem that makes having pets impractical. "
Japanese Japan 1996 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. xiii. -
Japanese Japan 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997); pg. 36. Pg.36: "...only be the technologically sophisticated countries, doubtless led by the U.S. and Japan... the aliens toured London, Paris, Rome, Amsterdam, Moscow, Jerusalem, Giza, Calcutta, Beijing, Tokyo, Honolulu, and Vancouver. "; Pg. 142: "Rice nudged Michiko Katayama. 'Objection!' she said. 'Prejudicial!' " [More, pg. 51.]
Japanese Japan 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 242. "'Why America?' Aaronson asked. 'We're only a small fraction of the planet's population. Why not go to India or China? Why not Germany or Russia or Japan? Why America?' "
Japanese Japan 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 257. "'...Several Japanese interests have expressed a desire for a prototype of the new Intel computer chip...' "
Japanese Japan 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 2. Pg. 2: Tokyo; Pg. 3: Kirita Shinizhagi; Shimani Aerospace Corp., etc. [Many Japanese refs., not in DB. Also pg. 152-153, 259, 331, etc.]
Japanese Japan 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 63. "'...Japan and Brazil in league against us, Chinese factories decimating our economy...' " [Also, pg. 71, 159, 335, more.]
Japanese Japan 2000 Faerber, Jay. "X-Men Movie Prequel: Wolverine " in X-Men: Beginnings, Vol. 1. New York: Marvel Comics (2000); pg. 26. "Somewhere in Japan . . .

'Sir? I say, sir! Master Kohama has called from Vancouver. He requests your services.'

[The Silver Samurai:] 'Excellent. Ready the jet. Oh, and while I'm gone, you'll need to find me some new sparring partners [he just killed his old ones]. You have no idea how difficult it is to get a good workout these days.' "

Japanese Japan 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 50. Pg. 50: "...passports... The Israeli one was surprisingly simple, but the Japanese was a horror. "; Pg. 60: Sea of Japan; Tokyo; Otaru; Pg. 61: Tokyo; Pg. 65, 71, 73: Japan [Other refs.]
Japanese Japan 2001 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 102. "2001 was a year... Two doctors in Japan announced that they had thought they had a way to induce successful immune responses to everything--the 'make you well' shot--and the next day one was thrown from a high window and the other was run down, and backed up over, by a dump truck. "
Japanese Japan 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 10. Pg. 10: "While the Germans and Japanese had pioneered in magnetic-suspension trains with linear motors... "; Pg. 16: "But the bathtub is unusually large and deep. Like the tubs still used in delux Japanese inns, it is made of slightly aromatic wood. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Japanese Japan 2002 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 114. Pg. 114: "Japan and South Korea had no desire to attack the Soviet Far East and face being turned into another helpless, prostrate Europe. China had been quietly feeding Russia. Neither side felt like getting involved on the home ground. Hence Indonesia, backed by China, was brought to attack the Philippines, backed by Japan and South Korea. "; Pg. 122: "Every Japanese and Korean shipping company that could manage it were putting the few ships that had survived the roving air torpedoes... to the job of getting a couple of million American soldiers home... " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 130, 169, 175, 190.]
Japanese Japan 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 184. Japan
Japanese Japan 2002 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 58. Pg. 58: Japan; Pg. 90: Japan; Pg. 91: Japanese [Other refs., not in DB.]
Japanese Japan 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 11. "He had leased the technology to other fields, off Norway and Indonesia and Japan and New Zealand... "
Japanese Japan 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 60. "'...Even the first flight is partially funded by scientists who have paid to put experiments aboard, from private corporations, the Japanese and European space agencies, even NASA.' "
Japanese Japan 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 13. Pg. 13: "...a thank-you note to the Prime Minister of Japan for his hospitality during Cozzano's visit... "; Pg. 17: Tokyo [Also pg. 16, more.]
Japanese Japan 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 495. "'There are only five entities in the world with sufficient wisdom to pursue consistent strategies over periods over several centuries... These entities are not national or governmental in nature--even the best governments are dangerously unstable and short-lived. Such an entity is self-preserving and self-perpetuating. A world war, or the rise and fall of an empire or an alliance such as the USSR or NATO, is no more serious, to it, than a gust of wind buffeting the sails of a clipper ship.'

'What are these entities?'...

'In no particular order, one is the Catholic Church. One is Japan--which is nothing more than a group of zaibatsus, or major industrial combines...' "

Japanese Japan 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 301. "He was a missionary for two years because it, too, was real and because he had honestly heard God call him. He served his time in the Kobe-Japan Mission, speaking Japanese with that peculiar southern Utah drawl that occasionally thrilled or tickled the people he met in Kobe. "
Japanese Japan 2010 Swanwick, Michael. "The Edge of the World " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1989); pg. 639. Pg. 639: "In Japan she'd known a girl who had taken a razor and carved her boyfriend's name in the palm of her hand. "; Pg. 641: "'You ever had fugu?' Piggy asked... 'It's Japanese poisonous blowfish...' " [More.]
Japanese Japan 2012 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 360. "In western Europe the birthrate had dropped dramatically, as it seemed, people tried to spare their unborn children the horror of existence. Conversely, the Japanese seemed to be descending into hedonistic excess. The unborn, who do not yet exist, have no rights; and therefore we are entitled to burn up the world. "
Japanese Japan 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 4. Pg. 4, 95-98, 154-155. More. Also, a major character, Kato, is Japanese.
Japanese Japan 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 136. "Several comparisons flashed through his mind. The Japanese art of rock arrangementon a gigantic scale. "
Japanese Japan 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 11. Chapter 1, 'The Namazu', pg. 11-29, takes place in Japan. Pg. 331-339 also take place in Japan (Tokyo). [Many refs. in novel, not in DB.]
Japanese Japan 2028 Hogan, James P. The Two Faces of Tomorrow. New York: Baen (1997; c. 1979); pg. 30. "'A group in Tokyo reckon they've found a way...' " [Also pg. 176, 182, 185.]
Japanese Japan 2030 Gibson, William. Neuromancer. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 4. "The Japanese had already forgotten more neurosurgery than the Chinese had ever known. " [Many other refs. to Japanese throughout book. Much of the novel takes place in Japan. Other refs. not in DB.]
Japanese Japan 2031 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 211. "Time has an arrow, Sue Chopra once told me. It flies in one direction... Morality has an arrow, too. For example: Run a film of the Second World War backward and you invert its moral logic. The Allies sign a peace agreement with Japan and promptly bomb Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Nazis extract bullets form the heads of emaciated Jews and nurse them back to health. "
Japanese Japan 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 53. "'I'm on my way to a meeting in Tokyo,' Arnold said...

'Tokyo? By way of Houston?' Paul forced himself to chuckle as he sat behind the chairman in front of the manager's desk. Arnold refused to fly in the Clipperships. He would take all day to get from Savannah to Tokyo on his private supersonic jet rather than make the jump in forty minutes aboard a Clippership. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Japanese Japan 2044 Sterling, Bruce. Distraction. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 214. [Pg. 214, 428. Some other refs.]
Japanese Japan 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 15. "The Japanese parliament solemnly declared that the Emperor, even though revered as divine, was not to be held responsible for natural disasters. "
Japanese Japan 2050 Bova, Ben. "Mount Olympus " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 289-290. "Well, my silent Japanese buddy, I'm the guy you're stuck with, whether you like it or not... Mitsuo Fuchida felt an unaccustomed tendril of fear worming its way through his innards... over the inland mountains of his native Kyushu... "; Pg. 290: "Their wedding had to be a secret. Married persons would not be allowed on the Mars expedition. Worse yet. Mitsuo Fuchida had fallen in love with a foreigner, a young Irish biologist with flame-red hair and skin like white porcelain... They had met at Tokyo University. Like him, she was a biologist... 'You must redeem the family's honor,' Fuchida's father insisted. 'You must make the world respect Japan. Your namesake was a great warrior. You must add new honors to his name.' " [Other refs., not in DB. One of story's main characters is Japanese.]
Japanese Japan 2050 Bova, Ben. "Sam's War " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1994); pg. 59. Pg. 59, 62-63: Japan
Japanese Japan 2050 Bova, Ben. "Tourist Sam " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998); pg. 191. Japan
Japanese Japan 2050 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 42. Pg. 42: "...the symbol of Yamagata Corporation. 'I tried to reach your corporate headquarters in Tokyo,' Doug said... "; Pg. 44: "They both knew that Nippon One carefully refrained from using nanotechnology... But Nippon One bought its water from Moonbase. Shut down Moonbase and the Japanese base dies, too. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Japanese Japan 2050 Russ, Joanna. "Nobody's Home " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1972); pg. 412. "...a theater group in Tokyo... "
Japanese Japan 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 212. [Watching Gus's broadcast.] "In Rome the Pope changed channels, searching for a good Italian western.

In Kyoto, Japan, a Zen master laughed himself into a fit of hiccups. "

Japanese Japan 2071 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 14. [Timeline] "2067-2071: NFE [New Free Europe] & Japanese scientists performing sophisticated gene-splicing and limb-regeneration procedures. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Japanese Japan 2075 Aldiss, Brian. "Supertoys When Winter Comes " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001); pg. 13. "'...will make Synthmania the biggest synthetics company on the planet, bigger than anything in Japan or the States.' "
Japanese Japan 2080 Dick, Philip K. The Crack in Space. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 89. "'They're picking up no lights from Australia... But a tremendous concentration from Southeast Asia and from the region of the Gobi Desert. The greatest concentrations yet. And all throughout China. But none in Japan.' "
Japanese Japan 2100 Anthony, Piers. Hard Sell. Houston, TX: Tafford Publishing (1990); pg. 149. "Yola did the retakes, which consisted principally of her saying 'Honolulu,' 'Moscow,' 'Buenos Aires,' 'Tokyo' and others as she stepped through the Matrans screen. "
Japanese Japan 2100 Asimov, Isaac. The Gods Themselves. Greenwich, CT: Fawcett Crest (1973; c. 1972); pg. 35. "'about two and a half centuries ago, the American naval commander Matthew Perry led a flotilla into Tokyo harbor. The Japanese, till then isolated, found themselves faced with a technology considerably beyond their own... Did that prove that Americans were more intelligent than the Japanese were, or merely that Western culture had taken a different turning? Clearly the latter, for within half a century, the Japanese had successfully imitated Western technology and within another half a century were a major industrial power despite the fact that they were disastrously beaten in one of the wards of the time.' "
Japanese Japan 2100 Dickson, Gordon R. Necromancer. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1962); pg. 27. "...great schools of bluefin tuna that followed the circle migratory route between North and South America and Japan. "
Japanese Japan 2100 Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 22. "The fields of the Miller are in the ancient Pennsylvania Quaker manner, every seventh acre set aside for forest, but the plantings are deliberately various, a subtropical pastiche... And the greater part of the fauna have come from a little parcel of mountainous land that was willed to the Japanese Society of Friends by the Nature Conservancy. No carnivores have survived on that steep little woodland nor any of the big, wide-ranging herbivores; those are gone, all of the, gone for decades. But the Japanese Friends have succeeded in protecting the native biology, a few dozen species of formerly hundreds of tortoises, snakes, lizards, toads, frogs, newts, birds, insects... multitude of Japanese birds, Japanese animals... "
Japanese Japan 2100 Hill, Richard. "Moth Race " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 500. "'Our first racer,' he said... 'is Sadakichi Muramoto from Tokyo...' " [More about this character.]
Japanese Japan 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 26. "'Most of the nations that are always offering to arbitrate are trying to recover lost status, not gain new power. France. America. Japan. They're always meddling just because they used to have the power to back it up and they haven't caught on yet that they don't anymore... But it's also about the will to power... and even if individuals in America and France and Japan have the will to power, the people don't. Their leaders will never get them moving...' "
Japanese Japan 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 252. "...Shen in Japan or Hot Soup in China... " [former classmates of Bean in Battle School]
Japanese Japan 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 289. "The only other countries [other than U.S.] with satellites capable of seeing what ours can see are China, Japan, and Brazil. "
Japanese Japan 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 348. "In the Pacific, Japan, with its dominant fleet, could afford to stand firm... "
Japanese Japan 2135 Dick, Philip K. Our Friends From Frolix 8. New York: Ace Books (1970); pg. 104. -
Japanese Japan 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. "
Japanese Japan 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 119. "It's possible that the hross see excellence of form--integral adornment, so to say--as enough. The idea is attractive to me personally and has characterized some human cultures (Japan and Sweden come to mind) but not primitive societies that I know of. "
Japanese Japan 2250 Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 459. Pg. 459-460: Japanese
Japanese Japan 2324 Cherryh, C. J. Hellburner. New York: Warner (1992); pg. 284. "'...There've been demonstrations at the Company offices in Bonn, in Orlando, Tokyo, Paris--' "
Japanese Japan 2354 Ferguson, Brad & Kathi Ferguson. The Haunted Starship (Star Trek: TNG: Starfleet Academy). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 52. "'Meet Captain Iwasaki Ikushima, everybody. He as the first captain of the Benjamin Franklin, and today--the thirteenth of February in the year 2179--is the day he took command of this newly built starship. Captain Ikushima is thirty-three years old. He's married, and his wife and two children live at the Starfleet complex just outside Tokyo. He's a member of the Academy class of 2167, which was only the third class to graduate...' " [Many other refs. to Ikushima, not in DB. The plot of the novel centers on Geordi LaForge and the other characters seemingly encountering Ikushima's ghost while on the training vessel Benjamin Franklin.]

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