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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Atheism world 1984 Bear, Greg. "Book One: The Infinity Concerto " (c. 1984, substantially rewritten for this edition) in Songs of Earth & Power. New York: Tor (1996; 1st ed. 1994); pg. 163. "'...What is the god of Earth like?'

'I'm an atheist,' Michael said. 'I don't believe there's a god on Earth.'

'Do you believe Adonna exists?'

That took him aback. He hadn't really questioned the idea. This was a fantasy world, however grim, so of course gods could exist here. Earth was real, practical; no gods there. 'I've never met him,' Michael said. "

Atheism world 1985 Bear, Greg. "Dead Run " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1985); pg. 155. "'John, I'm proud of all our drivers. You don't know how proud we all are of you folks down there doing the dirty work.'

'The abortionists and pornographers, the hustlers and muggers and murderers. Atheists and heathens and idol-worshippers. Surely there must be some satisfaction in keeping the land clean...' " [Listing people who are going to Hell.]

Atheism world 1985 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 133-134. "...the religious networks, where, with sustained and general excitement, the Message [from extraterrestrials] was being discussed... The Message, Ellie believed, was a kind of mirror in which each person sees his or her own beliefs challenged or confirmed... A novel cargo cult was imported from New Guinea into Australia; it preached the construction of crude radio telescope replicas to attract extraterrestrial largesse. The World Union of Free Thinkers called the Message a disproof of the existence of God. "
Atheism world 1993 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 170. [Julie Katz apparently visits Hell.] "Day by day, the categories of iniquity grew even more arbitrary and excessive. Julie could understand why there was an Island of Atheists. Ditto the Island of Adulterers, the Island of Occultists, the Island of Tax Dodgers. "
Atheism world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 56. "The urge to pray was intense, but Cassie Fowler... had so far managed to resist. There are no atheists in foxholes: a clever maxim, she felt--deft, wry, and appealing. And she was determined to prove it wrong. "
Atheism world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 63. "'In the Stephen Hawking universe,' said Spicer, pivoting toward the Evangelical, 'there's nothing for God to do.'

'Then Stephen Hawking is wrong,' said Zook.

'What would you know about it? You ever even heard of the Big Bang?'

'In the beginning was the Word.'

... As Thomas started toward the radio shack, wondering which profited the world more--the rhapsodic atheism of Hawking or the unshakable faith of Zook... "

Atheism world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 110. "It was Heresy, the numerical code they'd invented in tenth grade to obscure the records of the organization they'd founded, the Freethinkers Club. (Besides Cassie and Oliver, the club had boasted only two other members, the lonely, homely, and hugely unpopular Maldonado twins.) "
Atheism world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 132. "Winston, you appall me. " Arms akimbo, Sylvia aimed her blighted corneas directly at the Marxist. "Reason, you said? 'The name of reason'? This isn't reason you're doling out--it's atheist fundamentalism! "
Atheism world 1995 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 135. "On the vilification channels...she, Vaygay, der Heer, and to a lesser extent Peter Valerian were being castigated for a variety of offenses, including atheism, communism, and hoarding the Message for themselves... "
Atheism world 1997 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 173. "...howls of despair--Catholic despair, Protestant despair, Eastern Orthodox, Jewish, Buddhist, atheist--shot from the semitrailers. "
Atheism world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 267. "'You are a Christian, Ms. Telman?'


'Jewish, then? I have noticed that many people whose names end in '-man' are Jewish.'

I shook my head. 'Evangelical atheist.'

He nodded thoughtfully. 'A demanding path, I suspect. I asked one of your compatriots [in the Business] what he was, once, and he relied, 'Devout Capitalist.' ' The Rinpoche laughed. "

Atheism world 1999 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 309. "Asgard, still the home of the gods, had grown to encompass all the shimmering towers of Babel ruled by latter-day magic, called logical positivism. The gods had faces and voices: American, European, Asian, African, the masters and mistresses of a bountiful harvest. Their politics did not signify, capitalist to socialist to nihilism; their religion did not signify, humanism to mysticism to atheism. There was no single Odin, instead a thousand thousand of terrible ones... "
Atheism world 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 154. "'I suppose this anti-American mystical babble will end with you describing how communism is a superior form of government because it's free of religious taint.'

Russell smiled that beautiful smile. 'Actually, Beaver, despite their professed and official atheism, the Communist bloc nations were seized and are still controlled by an ancient hierarchy of renegade druids. Holy men who betrayed their Goddess to seek power and conquest through magick.' "

Atheism world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 175. "'...Everybody's getting the same kind of data from the same place in the sky... The Muslims, the Hindus, the Christians, and the atheists are getting the same message...' "
Atheism 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...' "

Atheism world 2000 Barad, Judith & Ed Robertson The Ethics of Star Trek. New York: HarperCollins (2000) [Non-fiction. Page numbers from book's index.] Pg. xiv, 311, 327, 338
Atheism world 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 147. "Of course, it's possible to enjoy the traditions of religion--the ceremonies, the ties with the past--without believing in God. After all, as one of my Jewish friends has been known to observe, the only Jews who survived World War II were either now atheists or hadn't been paying attention.'

But, in fact, there are millions of Jews who believe--really believe--in God (or G-d); indeed, secular Zionist Judaism was on the wane while formal observance was rising. "

Atheism world 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 231. "I'd spent my whole life being a rationalist, a secular humanist, a scientist.

They say Carl Sagan maintained his atheism right until the end. Even as he lay dying, he didn't recant, didn't admit any possibility of there ever being a personal God who cared one way or the other whether he lived or died.

And yet--

And yet, I had read his novel Contact. I'd seen the movie, too, for that matter, but the movie watered down the message of the novel. The book was unambiguous: it said that the universe had been designed, created to order by a vast sentience. The novel concluded with the words, 'There is an intelligence that antedates the universe.' Sagan may not have believed in the God of the Bible, but he at least allowed for the possibility of the creator.

Or did he? Carl was no more obliged to believe what he wrote in his sole work of fiction than George Lucas was required to believe in the Force... "

Atheism world 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 232. "Sagan had apparently remained stalwart [as an atheist] until the end. Gould seemed perhaps to have wavered, but he'd ultimately returned to his old self, the perfect rationalist. "
Atheism world 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 70. "I felt a jab of pain in my chest; I ignored it. 'It's still just indirect evidence for God's existence,' I said.

'You know,' said Hollus [the alien scientist], 'you are in the vast minority, even among your own species. According to something I saw on CNN, there are only 220 million atheists on this planet--out of a population of 6 billion people. That is just three percent of the total.'

'The truth in factual matters is not a democratic question,' I said. 'Most people aren't critical thinkers.'

Hollus sounded disappointed. 'But you are a trained, critical thinker, and I have described to you why God must exist--or, at least, must have at one time existed--in mathematical terms that come as close to certainty as anything in science possibly could. And still you deny his existence.'

The pain was growing worse. It would subside, of course.

'Yes,' I said. 'I deny God's existence.' "

Atheism 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. "
Atheism world 2011 Willis, Connie. "The Last of the Winnebagos " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 21. "Yeah, I knew. It was the communists' fault, and it didn't matter that all their dogs had died, too, because he would say their chemical warfare had gotten out of hand or that everybody knows commies hate dogs... Or maybe it was the fault of the Japanese... Or the Democrats or the atheists or all of them put together... "
Atheism world 2019 Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 72. "'...but I'm a flat-out atheist. Still,' George admitted, 'the Jesuits do a lot of good work . . .' "
Atheism world 2020 Watson, Ian. The Flies of Memory. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1990); pg. 37. "The spry, white-haired oldster was Storchi, his particular brief non-Christians and Marxist atheists. "
Atheism world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 63. "'Is this part of your church thing?' he asks. Juanita has been using her excess money to start her own branch of the Catholic church--she considers herself a missionary to the intelligent atheists of the world.

'Don't be so condescending,' she says. 'That's exactly the attitude I'm fighting. Religion is not for simpletons.' "

Atheism world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 63-64. "'It's definitely related to religion,' she says. 'But this is so complex, and your background in that area is so deficient, I don't know where to begin.'

'Hey, I went to church every week in high school I sang in the choir.'

'I know. That's exactly the problem. Ninety-nine percent of everything that goes on in most Christian churches has nothing whatsoever to do with the actual religion. Intelligent people all notice this sooner or later, and they conclude that the entire one hundred percent is [crap], which is why atheism is connected with being intelligent in people's minds.' "

Atheism world 2027 Gunn, James E. The Listeners. New York: Signet (1974; c. 1972); pg. 94. "'Just Jeremiah, and Jeremiah does not talk to atheists.'

'I am a scientist--'

'An atheist.'

'I want to talk to you about the Message.'

'I have heard the Message.'

'Directly?' "

Atheism world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Acts of God " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1995); pg. 15. "The Vatican... sticking to three points.

One: Sam's suit was frivolous...

Two: This attempt to denigrate God was sacrilegious and doomed to failure. Cardinal Hagerty never said it in so many words, but he gave the clear impression that in the good old days the Church would have taken Sam by the scruff of his atheistic little neck and burned him at the stake.

Three: The Vatican simply did not have any money to spend on malicious lawsuits. Every penny in the Vatican treasury went to running the Church and helping the poor. "

Atheism world 2050 Haldeman, Joe. Forever Peace. New York: Ace Books (1998; first ed. 1997); pg. 254. "I'd felt her belief, jacked, and was attracted by the comfort and peace she derived from it. but she'd instantly accepted my atheism as 'another path,' which didn't sound much like any Ender I'd met. "
Atheism world 2050 Haldeman, Joe. Forever Peace. New York: Ace Books (1998; first ed. 1997); pg. 263. "...Atheists and adulterers, they deserved even worse... "
Atheism world 2050 Haldeman, Joe. Forever Peace. New York: Ace Books (1998; first ed. 1997); pg. 339. "'You don't really think I'm normal, Dr. Harding, but you're wrong. You atheists in your ivory towers, you don't have any idea how real people feel. How perfect this is.' "
Atheism world 2088 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 316. Early participants in Mike Smith's new Church of All Worlds: "...two Fosterites... one circumcised Jew and his wife and four children... One Catholic couple with a little boy... One Mormon family... and their kids. The rest are Protestant and one atheist... that is, he thought he was until Michael opened his eyes. "
Atheism world 2114 Dick, Philip K. The Man Who Japed. New York: Ace Books (1956); pg. 34. "The wrath of Almighty God will roll up the heavens like a scroll,' the thin citizen was telling him, as Allen walked off. 'The atheists and fornicators will lie bloody in the streets, and the evil will be burned from men's hearts by the sacred fire.' "
Atheism world 2150 Zelazny, Roger. Lord of Light. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1967); pg. 96. [Date is estimated.] "'Not so, warrior. For are not all living things, in themselves, sacrifices to Death?'

'Indeed, you speak truly. What need has he for their good will or affection? Gifts are unnecessary, for he takes what he wants.'

'Like Kali,' acknowledged the priest. 'And in the cases of both deities have I often sought justification for atheism. Unfortunately, they manifest themselves too strongly in the world for their existence to be denied effectively. Pity.'

The warrior laughed. 'A priest who is an unwilling believer! I like that..' "

Atheism world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 644. "'Uncle Sam. Sam is short for Samuel, from the Hebrew Shemu'el, meaning Name of God. All the Radishes are atheists, although some, notably Omar Runic and Chibiabos Winnegan, were given religious instruction as children (Panamorite and Roman Catholic, respectively).' "
Atheism world 2199 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Rama II. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 59. "'...And, according to him, of course there could be no Raman religion. In his opinion they would have left all the superstitious mumbo jumbo behind eons before the developed the capability to construct such a fabulous interstellar spacecraft.'

'Dr. Brown is an atheist, isn't he?' the pope asked.

O'Toole nodded. 'An outspoken one. He believes that all religious thinking impairs the proper functioning of the brain. He regards anyone who doesn't agree with his point of view as an absolute idiot.'

'And the rest of the crew? Are they as strongly opinionated on the subject as Dr. Brown?'

'He is the most vocal atheist, although I suspect Wakefield, Tabori, and Turgenyev all share his basic attitudes. Strangely enough, my intuitive sense tells me that Commander Borzov has a soft spot in his heard for religion. That's true of most of the survivors of The Chaos...' " [The rest of the crew includes a Lutheran, 3 Catholics, and a practitioner of Zen.]

Atheism world 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 132. "'You may have heard me called an atheist, but that's not quite true. Atheism is unprovable, so uninteresting. However unlikely it is, we can never be certain that God once existed--and has now shot off to infinity, where no one can find him . . . Like Gautama Buddha, I take no position on this subject. My field of interest is the psychopathology known as Religion.'

'Psychopathology? That's a harsh judgment.' "

Atlantean Atlantis 1996 Lee, Jim & Brandon Choi. "Repercussions " in Fantastic Four: Heroes Reborn. New York: Marvel Comics (2000; copyright 1996-97); pg. 53. [Extensive references to Atlanteans, particularly Namor, the Sub-Mariner, his kingdom of Atlantis and other Atlanteans are also shown: pg. 53-56, 62, 65-66.] Pg. 53: "Welcome to Atlantis.

The fabled home of an ancient seaborne civilization. Located deep within the cold, dark waters of the Atlantic Ocean, it is the capital of a watery kingdom that encompasses two-thirds of the Earth.

'Step aside, Lady Dorma. I've come to see the Prince.'

'I cannot allow it, Lord Krang. He is still . . . grieving.'

'How long will he keep brooding over the death of his beloved when the lives of all his people are at stake? The time has come for us to strike back at the land dwellers before it is too late!'

'You would talk of battle in a time of mourning? Are you so heartless?' " [More.]

Atlantean Atlantis 1996 Lee, Jim & Brandon Choi. "Repercussions " in Fantastic Four: Heroes Reborn. New York: Marvel Comics (2000; copyright 1996-97); pg. 55. "He is Namor, the Sub-Mariner, ruler of the Atlantean Empire. With a kingdom that spans the seven seas, he is perhaps the most powerful man on the planet.

But unlike his fellow Atlanteans, Namor is fair skinned instead of blue, a product of his half-Atlantean & half-human heritage. This fortuitous combination of genes has imbued him with powers greater than any single Atlantean or human.

While his mother's royal blood anointed him the ruler of Atlantis, Namor's father's blood gives him the ability to walk among--and share a special affinity with--the land dwellers.

But at this moment, all the glory and power of his birthright and heritage cannot ease the pain & sorrow he feels in his heart due to the loss of his beloved. For the past several months he has sought solitude to tame the raging that he feels within himself... But now, that peace is about to be shattered by another member of the royal family who does not share Namor's kinship with the land dwellers. "

Atlantean Atlantis 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 161. "'She remembers Aquaman,' Arthur told his Queen, 'though I can barely recall the young fellow myself.'

'There was talk of a royal alliance in those days,' Delphia said.

'Really? Between whom?'

'Atlantis and the isle of the Amazons.'

...Wonder Woman wore a pressure helmet and speaker; Superman did not require the undiluted oxygen and could communicate as the Atlaneans did through deciphering throat exhalations, much in the manner of speech. " [Other refs., not in DB. Also pg. 228, 256.]

Atlantean British Columbia 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 209. "Many of Old Vancouver's priciest and more view-endowed precincts... The Atlantis clave climbed out of the water half a mile west of the university, to which it was joined by a causeway. Imperial Tectonics had made it look like just another island, as if it had been sitting there for a million years. "
Atlantean California 1989 Dunn, J. R. "The Gates of Babel " in Omni Visions One (Ellen Datlow, ed). Greensboro, NC: Omni Books (1993; story copyright 1989); pg. 77. "They didn't have to wear medallions or flowing robes. McCune had seen them all since he had started at the Journal: Atlanteans, witches, flat-earthers. California bred 'em like oranges and the first place they headed was a newspaper. "
Atlantean California: San Francisco 1966 Rocklynne, Ross. "Ching Witch! " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 25. [Afterword] "...a stack of Marvel comics... I was entranced with the Hulk, with Prince Namor of Atlantis, with The Fantastic Four, with Doctor Strange, the Mighty Thor, and others... "
Atlantean Delaware 2000 Seidler, Tor. "What's the Point? " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 29. [Atlantis is referred to jokingly.] "'Where you from?'


'Los Angeles?'

'No, Lost Atlantis.'

Jarred laughed again, this time blushing a bit. 'What are you doing in Delaware?' "

Atlantean France 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 190. "...from flying saucer kidnappings, usually featuring some famous dead media star... to people who claim to be three thousand-year-old priests of Atlantis. "
Atlantean France 2038 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 402. -
Atlantean galaxy 2369 Friesner, Esther. To Storm Heaven (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 19. "'Go on with your presentation, Hara'el'

...'Atlantis,' Captain Picard murmured.

'What?' Ambassador Lelys's luminous amber eyes were suddenly on him.

'A legend of Earth,' he explained. 'Supposedly all early cultures were colonies of a superior civilization that was lost when the continent of Atlantis sank into the sea.'

'And did any of your people believe that this Atlantis was more than just a legend?'

Picard nodded. 'Many. Some even mounted diving expeditions to locate the sunken land. Unfortunately, most of their discoveries were of dubious scientific worth. Some legends are merely legends.' "

Atlantean galaxy 2371 Golden, Christie. The Murdered Sun (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 118. "'...They have everything they need, Captain. They found something that was the lost continent of Atlantis, the ruins of ancient Egypt, and the forgotten civilization of Namaris Two all rolled into one glorious package...' "
Atlantean galaxy 2374 David, Peter. Dark Allies (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 4. "Rolisa grew in stature, wealth and power--but power used always for the common benefit, never for destruction. Rolisa became the model of civilization for all, likened to such ancient and lost realms as Atlantis and Ko'norr'k'aree. But Rolisa was not legendary; it was real, gloriously real. "
Atlantean galaxy 2375 Mack, David. "The Star Trek: New Frontier Minipedia " in Excalibur: Restoration (ST: New Frontier). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 359. "Atlantis
Mythological lost civilization on Earth. Legends say the island of Atlantis was destroyed in a cataclysm and swallowed by the sea. "
Atlantean galaxy 2375 Pellegrino, Charles & George Zebrowski. Dyson Sphere (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 86. "They reminded him of the eyeless sockets of a skull; and he supposed that he might be standing in the square of Thera, ancient Atlantis itself, on the day Marinatos found it lying in state in its pumice shroud... "
Atlantean galaxy 2375 Pellegrino, Charles & George Zebrowski. Dyson Sphere (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 158. "She called that one right, Picard told himself. Moses' miracle of the waters, Plato's lost Atlantis, John's Revelation--even those wonders were reduced to minutiae by the approach of Dyson's Homeworld. "
Atlantean galaxy 3509 Clarke, Arthur C. The Songs of Distant Earth. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 231. Pg. 231: "'. . . When I wrote the 'Lamentations for Atlantis,' almost thirty years ago, I had no specific images in mind; I was concerned only with emotional reactions, not explicit scenes... 'When the vocal line begins, it's as if I'm seeing something that really exists. I'm standing in a great city square almost as large as St. Marks or St. Peters. All around are half-ruined buildings, like Greek temples, and overturned statues draped with seaweeds, green fronts waving slowly back and forth...' "; Pg. 232: "'I know, of course, that Plato's Atlantis never really existed. And for that very reason, it can never die. It will always be an ideal--a dream of perfection--a goal to inspire men for all ages to come. So that's why the symphony ends with a triumphant march into the future. I know that the popular interpretation of the march is a New Atlantis emerging from the waves. That's rather too literal; to me...' " [More.]
Atlantean galaxy 4600 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 315. "Yet he couldn't deny that the island of New Atlantis was a lovely place... 'Beautiful island, isn't it, Sir?' I don't know about the name, though. I mean, there never was an old Atlantis!' "
Atlantean Greece -1647 B.C.E. Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 161. Ophelia Power's note: Nearly five thousand years ago, the civilization of people we call the Minoans was destroyed in the cataclysmic eruption of Thera, their island capital. It was one of hte most devastating volcanic events of recorded history, and probably inspired Plato's account of the legendary island of Atlantis.
Atlantean Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 26. Pg. 26: "She was wrapped up in her UFO/Atlantis 'research,' and I had serious doubts about her stability. "; Pg. 30: "...Fate is always more comforting than random, straightforward facts. This may be why Mother preferred to believe in Atlantis and UFOs rather than in virtually everything else. "
Atlantean Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 126. "Mother... began to buy more and more books and magazines devoted to UFO investigations and speculations concerning the lost continent of Atlantis, apparently figuring that if she couldn't indulge in hippie-type weirdness, she'd settle for any kind of weirdness she could find. "
Atlantean Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 127. "...the diary entry Mother wrote October 21:...They sent Mikey to Vietnam last month, but maybe if we can do this thing, they will bring him back and he won't be killed. In the name of ancient Atlantis, in the name of Zeus and Poseidon, in the name of the star creatures who visit in their ships of light, we command you, arise. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Atlantean Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 152. "Nor can I picture the ancient Atlanteans or their machines of flying light, but others have, so I don't have to. "
Atlantean Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 189. "By the end of the year, Mother had begun to talk openly of her beliefs concerning the ancient Atlanteans, their ships of light, the Cosmic Battle, and the malevolent ones. I laughed and told her she was dreaming. "
Atlantean Massachusetts: Boston 2001 Schindler, Solomon. Young West. New York: Arno Press & The New York Times (1971; c. 1894); pg. 6. Pg. 6: "In the year 2001, the inhabitants of Atlantis (a city which occurs in the annals of mediaeval history under the name of Boston), were thrown into a state of unusual excitement, which soon spread all over the inhabited world, when telegraphic and telephonic communication distributed the news.

Workingmen, while excavating a lot for building purposes, had struck upon a piece of antique architecture, upon a subterranean room, so admirably constructed that it had withstood the ravages of time for more than a century... "; PG. 70: "The new school was situated at a greater distance from Atlantis than was the primary department... " [Other refs. to 'Atlantis' (which may simply be Boston), not in DB.]

Atlantean New York: New York City 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 40: "Avengers Assemble! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (June 1986); pg. 3. "The response of the last of the Avengers is somewhat slower, but no less dramatic . . . as Namor, the Sub-Mariner--former prince of Atlantis--makes his entrance. "; Hercules: "Hail, fish-fellow--well met! " [Namor is one of the main characters in story. Other refs. to him not in DB, but no other refs. to his ethnicity.]
Atlantean New York: New York City 1991 Byrne, John. Namor, The Sub-Mariner, Vol. 1, No. 13: "Reap the Whirlwind ". Marvel Comics Group: New York (April. 1991); pg. 2. Pg. 2: Johnny Storm: "The first thing he did was swim out to an Atlantean outpost a few hundred miles off the Grand Banks. Only he didn't find quite what he expected, waiting for him . . . "; Namor: "The city is in ruins! The waters fairly glow with the deadly stain of radioactivity. ";

Pg. 3: Prosecutor: "As you said, the ruins he swam to were not actually Atlantis . . . " [Many other refs. to Atlanteans and Atlantis throughout story. Namor, of course, is an Atlantean. This issue recounts a trial in which Namor is tried for his actions (triggered by a blood imbalance that affected his judgment) against New York City after his memories were restored to him and he found what he thought were the ruins of Atlantis destroyed by surface dwellers.]

Atlantean New York: New York City 1996 Lee, Jim & Brandon Choi. "Revelations " in Fantastic Four: Heroes Reborn. New York: Marvel Comics (2000; copyright 1996-97); pg. 69. "Avengers' Battle-Log: New York City 0800 Hours.

There is a job to be done. New York City is under siege. Nick Fury, the director of SHIELD, has called upon the Avengers for assistance. Thor and I have taken on the mission of defending the city against the Atlantean armada of Namor, the Sub-Mariner.

It's a name from my past, from a bygone era. Once, we stood side by side as allies... " [Many other refs. to Namor and the Atlanteans, the villains of this story, not in DB. See also pg. 71-76, 81-89.]

Atlantean New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 206. "Would the earth open and swallow us all? Would the sea rise and make an Atlantis of our playground? "

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