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/
Korean Korea 2100 Aldiss, Brian. "A Whiter Mars " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 227. Seoul
Korean Korea, North 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 204. "'Because... when the consolidation hit, the CIA merged with the KGB, North Korean intelligence, and every thug in every crappy little police state south of the American border...' "
Korean Korea, North 2000 Ing, Dean. Loose Cannon. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (2000); pg. 159. North Korea
Korean Korea, North 2011 Zubrin, Robert. First Landing. New York: Ace Books (2002; c. 2001); pg. 19. "'...Who could possibly want to wreck humanity's first mission to Mars?'

'Now let me see,' Tex replied... 'There's the Libyans, the Iranians, the Iraqis, the North Koreans, the Mafia, the Columbian drug lords.' "

Korean Korea, North 2020 Aldiss, Brian. "Headless " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1994); pg. 66. "It was estimated that some 1.8 billion people would be watching: the largest TV audience since the nuking of North Korea. "
Korean Korea, North 2026 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 42. Pyongyang [Also pg. 74.]
Korean Korea, South 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 38. "Open Wars in Indonesia, Egypt, Bahrain, and Thailand.
Covert Wards in Pakistan, Turkey, South Korea, and Belgium. "
Korean Malaysia 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 160. "Beside the prince stood two whip-lithe guards. one looked Korean and the other looked like a Gurkha. "
Korean Mali 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 265. "Pieces of a Korean pickup, plastic truck doors... "
Korean Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 176. Pg. 176: "Doreen could make some sense of what followed. Korean-style kicking attack by the man, heels scything. Block and spinning kick in counterattack, straight-on, by the woman . . . shotokan, she thought. " [Also pg. 492.]
Korean Mongolia 1943 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 325. Pg. 325: "'A secret Japanese research project to create biological weapons during World War II. They were headquartered near Dzoraangad, in Mongolia. The Gobi Desert. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed--Chinese, Koreans, Mongolians...' "; Pg. 387: South Korea
Korean New York: New York City 1958 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 75. "cigar-smoking half-Korean silversmith... "
Korean New York: New York City 1995 Kress, Nancy. "Fault Lines " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1995); pg. 198. "Tired people yelled and whispered in Spanish, Greek, Korean, Chinese. "
Korean New York: New York City 2015 Westerfeld, Scott. Polymorph. New York: Penguin (1997); pg. 24. Pg. 24, 48, 121.
Korean Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 67. " elderly Korean couple strolled past, heads down in abject courtesy. "
Korean Romania 1989 Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1992); pg. 43. Pg. 43: "part Third Reich, part Korean Gothic, part Roman Imperial. " [Also pg. 21.]
Korean Singapore 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 191. [Pg. 191, 234.]
Korean Sweden 1988 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 64. -
Korean Transylvania 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 65. " I know a certain lady is engaged to a certain dinner-party, and that you are free. There will only be one other, our old pal at the Korea, Jack Seward. He's coming, too... "
Korean USA 1950 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 39. "Vernon Allen Winters was born on June 25, 1950, the day that the North Koreans invaded South Korea. " [More, about the Korean War.]
Korean USA 1990 De Haven, Tom. Walker of Worlds. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 55. Pg. 55, 97.
Korean USA 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 29. "THE HARDWARE CAN BE JAPANESE, AMERICAN, KOREAN, GENERIC PACIFIC RIM--IT DOESN'T MATTER. "
Korean USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 72. Pg. 72: "Radhakrishnan had a total of fifteen grad students: four Japanese, two Chinese, three Korean, one Indonesian, three Indian [from India], one Pakistani, and one American. They had learned to work together well at times such as this, even the American. "; Pg. 118: Seoul; Pg. 139: "Everyone working inside here was Korean, Japanese, or American... "; [Also pg. 220.]
Korean Washington, D.C. 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 192. "'Herr Catlett, I would like to present Dr. Kim Doo Chung and Herr Park Il-Sung. They are from Korea.'

...'Our Korean friends may wish to invest in our enterprises,' said Hildebrandt.'

Thad nodded uncommittally. That explained the Koreans... " [Much more about the Koreans, pg. 192-206, 221-223, 244-249, 252-254, 283, 314-315, 328-329, more.]

Korean Washington, D.C. 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 193. "Dr. Kim Doo Chung rose. He was, Thad observed, a self-contained man, with the thin chiseled features and high cheekbones that typically distinguished Koreans from Chinese. His hair was gray at the temples, and it looked as if it had been styled in a fashionable Washington parlor. His dark blue suit was skillfully tailored, in an American fashion that set it apart from the bulkier suits worn by the Germans... "
Korean Washington, D.C. 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 2. "'Who are the demonstrators?' he asked.

'Germans, French, some Scandinavians,' she replied...

'What are they protesting?'

'The tariff bill. They think the Chinese and Koreans are about to undermine their economic freedom.' "

Korean world 1986 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 201. "...shooting down the Korean 747 "
Korean world 2003 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 132. "Weirder still to me was the fact that so many of the tourist psychos were Japanese, South Koreans, well-off Arabs, or Brazilians--people whose nations were not in the war at all. "
Korean world 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 156. "Van was an Oriental. Chinese or perhaps Korean. "
Korean world 2020 Dick, Philip K. Clans of the Alphane Moon. Boston, MA: G.K. Hall (1979; c. 1964); pg. 16. "...and shabby, out-of-date pre-Korean War tile floors... wincing at the sight of the central wrought-iron fireplace; he had not seen one of these since 1970, since his childhood. "
Korean world 2025 Cool, Tom. Infectress. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 70. Pg. 70: "The Japanese and the Koreans paid him better than the Russian army ever had. "; Pg. 155: "'Strictly business... I was introduced to him ten years ago by Kim Il-Kung, the Korean businessman...' "
Korean world 2025 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 177. -
Korean world 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 160. "Bianca nodded. She had often used that 'beautiful Eurasian' line to see what kind of reaction it would cause. In truth, her beauty was not physical. Short, thick-waisted, with a face as round and flat as a pie pan, Bianca was the daughter of a Korean-American father and Italian-American mother. She claimed that she grew up on sushi parmigiana. " [Other refs. to this character, not in DB.]
Koreshanity Tidewater 2300 Swanwick, Michael. Stations of the Tide. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 129. "...Here is where we store all the damned children of science, the outdated, obscure, and impolite information that belongs nowhere else. Flat and hollow worlds, rains of frogs, visitations of angels...' "
Koreshanity world 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 111. "Sex, after all, must be part of any Zeitgeist. Baptists, Republicans, Zoroastrians, Flat-Earthers, Afrocentrists, members of Mensa and the ACLU: they all have sex... "
Kourete Greece 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 101. Pg. 101: "'Then you do now know of the Dead Man?'


'He is bigger than most men--taller, fatter--with flesh the color of a fishbelly, and teeth like an animal's. They come out only at night. He drinks blood. He laughs a child's laugh as he goes about the countryside looking for blood--people's, animals', it does not matter. He smiles in through bedroom windows late at night. He burns churches. He curdles milk. He causes miscarriages from fright. By day, it is said that he sleeps in a coffin, guarded by the Kourete tribesmen.' " [More on the 'Dead Man' in book, not in DB.];

Pg. 130: "'Really, I'd like to keep you around awhile, you know? You have a sense of humor. Most of the Kouretes lack this adjunct to what are otherwise exemplary personalities. I could learn to like you . . .' " [Other refs. to this character, not mentioning his tribal identity.]; Pg. 133: "'...George believes that he suffered a heart attack shortly after or fight with the Kouretes...' "

Kourete Greece 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 135. Pg. 135: "He moved to the center and began addressing the Kouretes in Greek.

We had agreed that we would wait until the fight was near its end, whichever way, and the tribesmen all excited and concentrating on the finale, before we made our break. We'd pushed the women into the center of our gropu, and I managed to get on the left side of a right-handed swordsman...

'MIghty, oh mighty!' cried the crowd, and someone began beating upon a drum.

'Now will we call him to life again. . . .'
The crowd cheered.
'To life again!'
'To life again.'
'To life again!'
'Sharp white teeth. . . .'
'Sharp white teeth!'
'White, white skin. . . .'
'White, white skin!'...
'Great is our tribe!'
'Great is our tribe!'
'Great is the Dead Man!'
'Great is the Dead Man!'
'Great is the Dead Man!'
'GREAT IS THE DEAD MAN!' " [More...]; Pg. 144: "But the Kouretes had cut us off and we were running northwards... "

Kourete Greece 2200 Zelazny, Roger. This Immortal. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 149. Pg. 149: "The four Kouretes were demon statues at his side... "; Pg. 150: "The Kouretes screamed for his eyes are glowing coals and his teeth are buzzsaws... "; Pg. 153: "We went far away from the hot Spot as fast as we could, skirting the Kourete village and continuing northward... "; PG. 158: "'Then he's scared, is why, and lucky he's alive. He could have been eaten by a boadile or a Kourete. He's running.' " [Many more refs. to Kouretes in book, most not in DB, although all refs. by name thought to be in DB.]
Kpala Benin 1999 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 68. "Beninia... Est. pop. (1999) 870,000. Port Mey (127,000)... 85% Shinka, 10% Holaini, 3% Inoko, 2% Kpala... " [Kpala, by the way, is NOT the same group as 'Kpele']
Kpala Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 10. " Beninia Shinka speaks to Holaini, Inoko to Kpala, in the same tongue as Yoruba speaks to Ashanti... "
Kpala Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 272. Pg. 272: "In former British and French colonies adjacent to Beninia, a commonplace feature of late twentieth-century Africa broke out--tribal quarrels flared up into rioting... Large movements of Inoko and Kpala took place. Since Beninia was handy, and since it wasn't in turmoil, both tribes' refugees headed for there... The Shinka were even poorer than the Inoko and Kpala... "; Pg. 315: "'...The Shinka... digested the Inoko and Kpala when they fled here from neighbouring countries...' "
Kpala Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 357. "'...and like I said the day you arrived they [Shinka] swallowed up the Holaini and the Inoko and Kpala immigrants...' "
Kpala Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 423. "'...the Beninians haven't had a murder in fifteen years... Thousands of Inoko and Kpala poured over the border as refugees only a generation ago and there's never been any tribal disorder between them and the people who were already there...' "
Kpala Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 479. "'Additionally there are enclaves of Inoko and Kpala each of which retains its parent language (now with heavy Shinka contamination) but is effectively bi-lingual or, in the case of children educated at schools where in class they have to speak English, tri-lingual.' "
Kpala Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 481. "'Full study of the differences between Shinka and Holaini usage, as well as of Inoko and Kpala influence, must await . . .' "
Krishna worship India 1978 MacLean, Katherine. "Night-Rise " (published 1978) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 380. "'It is the same Christ,' said the tall one. 'Christ and Krishna died to also show us the way to die. Our service is to him and all mankind. We serve anyone who comes to us for help.' "; Pg. 382: "'...In all his names, as Krishna, as Buddha, he commanded that the strong protect and preserve strangers.' "
Krishna worship India: Calcutta 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 22. [Pg. 22-30: A character named M. T. Krishna, introduced here, but many refs. later, e.g., pg. 44-45.]
Krishna worship USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 119. "She did know: she knew precedents for this. What could they be? Krishna fluting, seed-scattering, spirit-incarnating--avatars--what? "
Krishna worship USA 2195 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 300. "Tomorrow afternoon, Professor Gopal Chatterjee, of the Department of Western Philosophy, University of Baroda, India, will speak on 'Krishna and Kali Elements in the State Religion of the Early Gilead Period'... " ['Gilead' refers to the U.S. after transformed into a monotheocracy in late 20th century.] [Note, 13 April 2001: Not all references to Krishan are indexed under separate 'Krishan worship' category. Many are simply indexed under 'Hinduism.]
Krishna worship world 2150 Zelazny, Roger. Lord of Light. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1967); pg. 14. "'Yes. But a year ago did Lord Indra come to Khaipur. Some three years back, the false Krishna made a visit. Of all the Celestial party, Krishna the Tireless does cause the greatest consternation among the staff. He stayed for a month of riot, which involved much broken furniture and the services of many physicians. He did near empty the wine cellar and the larder. He played then upon his pipes one night, however, the hearing of which would have been enough to gain the old Krishna forgiveness for near anything. But it was not the true magic we heard that night, for there is only one true Krishna--swart and hairy, his eyes so red and blazing. This one did dance upon the tables, causing much havoc, and his musical accompaniment was insufficient.' " [Many other references to Krishna and Krishna worship in this book, most not in DB.]
Krishnamurti California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 93. "His poor naive dead parents had raised him to be some kind of Indian holy man, the new Krishnamurti, the jagadguru, and that discipline had been close enough to what was required here, what with all the well-remembered fasts and the meditations and the sacramental meal of smoked salmon... "
Krishnamurti California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 11. "Kootie wasn't allowed to see movies . . . or watch TV, or even eat meat, though he often sneaked off to McDonald's for a Big Mac, and then had to chew gum afterward to get rid of the smell.

Kootie wanted to be an astronomer when he grew up, but his parents weren't going to let him go to college. He wasn't sure if he'd even be allowed to go to all four years of high school. His parents told him he was a chela, just as they were, and that his duty in life was to . . . well, it was hard to say, really; to get squared away with these dead guys. Be their 'new Krishnamurti'--carry their message to the world. Be prepared for when you die and found yourself in that big tunnel. "

Krishnamurti California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 182. "'...Do you remember the story of Rumpelstiltskin? Your parents must have told it to you.'

No. Kootie's parents had told him all about Rama and Koot Hoomie and Zorro-Aster and Jiddu Krishnamurti (in whose holy-man footsteps he had been intended to follow), and about self-realization and meditation, and the doings of various Egyptian holy men. But at least he had heard about Rumpelstiltskin in school. "

Krishnamurti California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 201. "'...The old man, named Jiddu K. Parganas, was born in 1929. His parents announced that he was the jagadguru, which is apparently like a messiah, okay? The World Teacher. Theosophical stuff. There was a guy he was named for, named Jiddu Krishnamurti, who was supposed to be it, but he shined the job on in '28. He got tired of the spirit world, he said, seeing ghosts crowding up the beaches all the time. Great stuff, hm? but our Jiddu, the one born a year later, didn't work out too well. When he was twenty he got arrested for having burglarized the old house of Henry Ford, who had died two years earlier. The Ford executors hushed it up, but apparently Jiddu got away with a glass test tube...' "
Krishnamurti galaxy 2400 Heinlein, Robert A. Citizen of the Galaxy. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1957), pg. 193. [Pg. 163 in Ballantine 1984 ed.] "...and the ship's psychologist Medical-Captain Isadore Krishnamurti. The session went slowly; Dr. Kris did not often use hypnotherapy. " [There are multiple references to this character.]
Krishnamurti USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 396. "Posters of Krishnamurti and Da Vinci. "
Krishnamurti world 1994 Bradbury, Ray. "Unterderseaboat Doktor " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1994); pg. 12. "There must have been seventy people strung out between the elevator and the Baron's door, waiting with copies of books by Madame Blavatsky, Krishnamurti, and Shirley MacLaine under their arms. "
Krishnamurti world 2149 Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 190. "...Although the phrase nowhere occurs in the transcripts, Starglider is generally credited with the famous aphorism 'Belief in God is apparently a psychological artifact of mammalian reproduction.'

"But what if this is true? It is totally irrelevant to the question of God's actual existence as I shall now proceed to demonstrate. . . . "

Swami Krisnamurthi (Dr. Choam Goldberg)

[This address is from the year 2149, as shown on page 189. This 'Krisnamurthi' is, of course, not the historical Krishnamurti of the 20th century, but the character is probably named after him. Dr. Choam Goldberg, i.e., Swami Krisnamurthi, is a major character in the book. Other refs. not in DB.]

Krishnamurti 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. 661. "...each of a great in the various arts. Michelangelo, Mozart, Balzac, Zeuxis, Beethoven, Li Po, Twain, Dostoyevsky, Farmisto, Mbuzi, Cupel, Krishnagurti, etc. " [Krishnagurti, a reference to Krishnamurti]
Ku Klux Klan Alabama 2002 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Lathe of Heaven. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1971); pg. 129. "'...You and I are the only two men on earth, George, who know that there ever was a racial problem! Can you conceive of that? Nobody was ever outcaste in India--nobody was ever lynched in Alabama--nobody was massacred in Johannesburg!...' "
Ku Klux Klan Arkansas 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 105-106. "'Don't judge us by him,' Pam told Liam late that afternoon. 'You saw how everybody acted--Mom and Dad both furious, Pastor Seidler apologizing all over the place, people coming up and saying it was an outrage . . . I can't imagine how the guy got invited to speak here. He must be a little cracked. He's a deep-south Southern Baptist, anyway; a lot of them are still pretty racist.'

'Right. I get it. One Baptist's Hefn is another Baptist's gook.'

'Oh, for Pet's sake,' said Pam disgustedly.

'And Brother Otie Bemis is nothing but a bush-league Grand Dragon Brother Gus Griner.'

Pam made a face. 'You could be right about that, anyway.' "

Ku Klux Klan California: Los Angeles 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 362. "I remember seeing Birth of a Nation as a child and laughing when the colored children were terrified by the sight of someone in a sheet. "
Ku Klux Klan California: Los Angeles 2005 Gibson, William. Virtual Light. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 9. "What with the black IntenSecure uniform and his dry blond hair, the contact made him look like some kind of Klan-assed Nazi robot. "
Ku Klux Klan Florida 1959 Frank, Pat. Alas, Babylon. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. (1959); pg. 15. "...semi-segregationalist double-talk that would have satisfied everybody except the palmetto scrub wool hats, the loud-mounted Kluxers and courthouse whittlers... "
Ku Klux Klan Florida 2015 Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. New York: Walker & Co. (1964); pg. 153. "'Seems more natural and wholesome-like, now old KKK got himself a real fancy girl instead of that doll.'

Helen, the younger colored woman, giggled and then looked away in mischief and embarrassment, but Barbara took it in her stride...

'Why do you call him old KKK?' Barbara asked.

'Middle name Kelsey,' Hester explained. 'Knolls Kelsey Kettering III. You Katz the fourth K.' "; Pg. 173: " she sat behind Benjy with old KKK beside her... " [Other refs. to this character by his initials 'KKK', see pg. 174-175, 186, 196-197, 211-212, 229, 270, 277, 299.]

Ku Klux Klan, continued


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