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Ku Klux Klan Georgia, USA 1913 Simmons, Dan. "Iverson's Pits " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1988); pg. 281. -
Ku Klux Klan Georgia, USA 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 164. "'Do you have any idea what's going on down in Atlanta?' Dutton asked him patiently. 'Thousands of jokers have gone south to peacefully demonstrate in support of Hartmann. They've been welcomed with arrests, street brawls, attacks by the Klan. Yesterday there was a near riot when a hundred men in Confederate uniforms fired on the crowd. [Reverend] Barnett has already managed to pull the teeth out of our jokers' rights plank, and if he's elected the good reverend will put us all in camps...' "
Ku Klux Klan Georgia, USA 2800 Gotschalk, Felix C. "Vestibular Man " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1985); pg. 316. "After this incident the gladiator service promptly switched its major bione contracts from IBM Akai to AT&T Mitsubishi. The Bionics Guild filed a class action suit against the gladiator service, and in a central Georgia pasture, the ancient KKK burned an archetypal robot effigy. "
Ku Klux Klan Georgia: Atlanta 2011 Sawyer, Robert J. The Terminal Experiment. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 143. "NET NEWS DIGEST... The Ku Klux Klan of Atlanta, Georgia, issued a press release today stating that the evidence for the existence of the so-called 'soul-wave' in blacks was clearly faked. They pointed out that of the three initial recordings of soulwaves departing the body, the one purportedly of a Negro Ugandan child was highly suspect, given that the child's family had returned to Africa, could not be reached for comment, and, according to reliable reports, had received ten thousand dollars in hush money directly from Hobson Monitoring--a foreign company, they hastened to add--for their collusion in this fraud. "
Ku Klux Klan Kansas 1962 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 10. " father, who spoke English with a noticeable Spanish accent, liked to make up silly captions for these vacant squares [in a slide show]:

'Moby Deek's backside!'

'Frosty the Snowman at a Koo Kloox Klan rally!' "

Ku Klux Klan Kentucky 1996 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 173. "Avi Meyer flew directly to San Francisco from Kentucky, where he'd been investigating some octogenarian KKK members. "
Ku Klux Klan Louisiana 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 28. "...said Pam, 'we're Baptists... The college in Indiana where my father's the head librarian... is affiliated with the Southern Baptist Convention...'

Evidently it was Liam's turn to feel alarmed. 'Not Southern Baptist as in Brother Gus Griner! Please! Say it isn't so!'

Pam shook her head vigorously, laughing at him. 'Gladly! 'It isn't so.' Gus Griner's a Grand Dragon or whatever they call it in the Louisiana Ku Klux Klan! You must have heard him ranting on TV about the Hefn. He's got this big mansion in New Orleans and a full-time staff of servants because of al the money people send him; he just steals it! He's a crook! He's a maniac! We have nothing whatsoever to do with Brother Gus Griner.' "

Ku Klux Klan Louisiana 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. xxx. "Klanspeople tried to firebomb the Baton Rouge [Gaian] Mission but the fire was brought under control by vigilantes. "
Ku Klux Klan Massachusetts 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 189. "'You ever hear of something called the Ku Klux Klan?' Everett drew away each of his fingers one at a time until the sandwich on the paper plate balanced on just the tip of his forefinger.

'They're comparing the Friends of Humanity to the Ku Klux Klan? Very nice. Do you juggle, too? What other tricks can you do?'

The sandwich started to turn slowly on the tip of Everett's finger.

LaWanda continued. 'We don't wear masks and we don't go after any innocent people. Just creatures who aren't even human. What's wrong with that?' "

Ku Klux Klan Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 313. "...there wouldn't be the chance of a Klansman at a Black Muslim convention of finding them. "
Ku Klux Klan Mississippi 1942 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 140. "'I'm from Mississippi,' Mutt said... 'I been out of Mississippi a while, too. If you're American enough to want to patch my ass, I reckon I'm American enough to say thank-you when you're done.' He waited. He'd run into a few educated black men who were just as good at hating as any Ku-Kluxer. "
Ku Klux Klan North Carolina 2000 McDowell, Ian. "Sunflowers " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 118. "'Okay, I've been nice but it didn't work, so here's how it is. You know I've got kin in the Klan. I don't much hold with them, and there's some black guys on the team would kick my ass for having anything to do with 'em, but family is family and keeping this mess from getting worse comes first. You understand what I'm saying. I got to look after my sister. By any means necessary, like that Malcolm X dude said.'

Kelly didn't admire him now. 'You better leave, Jake,' she said, giving him the full-force no-holds-barred look.

He nodded. 'Yes, Ma'am. I've said my piece, and your cousin is either gonna follow my advice or she won't. There's nothing else to say.'

...Jesse's smile became less forced. 'Nothing's necessary. He won't do anything. You don't sic the Klan on family, no matter how pissed off you are at some dyke for seducing your sister. He's bluffing.' "

Ku Klux Klan North Carolina 2000 McDowell, Ian. "Sunflowers " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 122. Pg. 122: "Mouse shrunk behind Jesse, her eyes wide as a lemur's, her usual nonchalance completely gone. I'd be pretty shaken if my own brother called the Klan on me, too, thought Kelly. They'd have to pull me off him, though. "; Pg. 124: "'Still will be, Elton,' said the third Klansman, who Kelly now saw was wearing a baseball cap with a big X on it. 'Damn straight,' agreed L.W., licking his lips. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Ku Klux Klan North Carolina: Raleigh 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 156. "Generations of faded leaflets plastered the telephone poles: Ban the Klan! competed with Kill the Pope! "
Ku Klux Klan USA 1952 Heinlein, Robert A. "Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript " in Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen (1981); pg. 212. "I imagined Nehemiah Scudder as a backwoods evangelist who combined some of the features of John Calvin, Savonarola, Judge Rutherford and Huey Long. His influence was not national until after the death of Mrs. Rachel Biggs, an early convert who had the single virtue of being the widow of an extremely wealthy man who shared none of her religious myopia--she left Brother Scudder several millions of dollars with which to establish a television station. Shortly thereafter he teamed up with an ex-Senator from his home state; they placed their affairs in the hands of a major advertising agency and were on their way to fame and fortune. Presently they needed stormtroopers; they revived the Ku Klux Klan in everything but the name--sheets, passwords, grips and all. It was a 'good gimmick' once and it still served. Blood at the polls and blood in the streets, but Scudder won the election. The next election was never held. "
Ku Klux Klan USA 1952 Heinlein, Robert A. "Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript " in Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen (1981); pg. 213. "Impossible? Remember the Klan in the twenties--and how far it got without even a dynamic leader. Remember Karl Marx and note how close that unscientific piece of nonsense called Das Kapital has come to... "
Ku Klux Klan USA 1978 King, Stephen. The Stand. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1978); pg. 122. "His pockets were stuffed with fifty different kind of conflicting literature. When this man handed you a tract you took it no matter what the subject: the dangers of atomic power plants, the role played by the International Jewish Cartel in the overthrow of friendly governments,... the Blacks for Militant Equality, the Kode of the Klan. "
Ku Klux Klan USA 1988 Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 34. "Never had much school, but I know what's right. Liberry full of dirty books, Commonis books. Klan got the right idea: kill 'em all. "
Ku Klux Klan USA 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 189. "'You know what the Ku Klux Klan is, don't you?' she asked.

I nodded. I had seen Klansmen on the TV news, dressed in their white robes and conical hoods and walking around a fiery cross while they cradled shotguns and rifles. Their spokesman, a gent who had pulled his hood back to expose a face like a chunk of suet...

'The Klan burned a cross in the Lady's yard last night,' Mom said... " [More here, pg. 443, 517.]

Ku Klux Klan USA 2010 Stephenson, Neal. The Big U. New York: Random House (1984); pg. 98. "Finally out came the names of Martin Luther King, Jr., Marx, Gandhi, Che, Jesus Christ, Ronald Reagan, Hitler, S. S. Krupp, the KKK, Bob Avakian, Elijah Mohammed and Abraham Lincoln. "
Ku Klux Klan USA 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 62. "During the war the groundswell of pent-up anger went on to manifest itself in a purging of all the hate-mongering institutions that the minority population had been subjected to for so many years. Klansmen, neo-Nazis and skinheads had been hunted down and systematically executed. Many were publicly hanged by angry mobs, just as blacks had once been hanged by white-robed assassins. "
Ku Klux Klan USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 279. "'Any chance the Ku Klux Klan could be involved?'

Aha, said Pam's cool brain. Into her memory flashed an image from a TV documentary, made before the Hefn came: vaguely humanoid figures I white sheets and tall pointed white hoods that came down over their faces, standing around a tall flaming cross and singing 'Onward Christian Soldiers.' The hoods had eyeholes cut out and the sheets had crosses sewn on. A youthful Brother Gus Griner was there, in sheet and hood, singing lustily. Then the screen image had dissolved into an old newspaper photo of a black man hanging from a tree by a rope around his neck, hands tied behind him, neck stretched, head bent at an unnatural angle. Pam heard her father's voice saying, 'Plenty of Klansmen around this neck of the woods, don't think there's not.' Shocked, she had asked him, 'We don't know any, do we?' Shelby had replied, 'Oh, I imagine we do...' "

Ku Klux Klan USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 279. "'...down in Mississippi. The Ku Klux Klan used to have a Klavern--a meeting place, you know...' " [Extensive references to Ku Klux Klan, mostly Southern Baptists, pg. 279-281, 302-310, 313-316, 324]
Ku Klux Klan USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. xxvii. "When the trauma of the lost future started to wear off, most people weren't able to feel anything but rage and fear. Then the rage increased relative to the fear as the new state of things took hold, and the Klan capitalized on that, and we were off and running. "
Ku Klux Klan USA 2032 Butler, Octavia. Parable of the Talents. New York: Seven Stories Press (1998); pg. 23. "Did the Ku Klux Klan wear crosses--as well as burn them? "
Ku Klux Klan USA 2080 Dick, Philip K. The Crack in Space. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 128. "What'll we do, then, Sal asked himself, when our people and the Pekes begin to interbreed? Do you want your daughter to marry a Peke? he asked himself fiercely. Now the Ku Klux Klanners really have their job cut out for them. "
Ku Klux Klan USA 2200 Heinlein, Robert A. Double Star. New York: Ballantine (1986; first ed. 1956); pg. 160. "But while the voice is the voice of Abraham, the hand is the hand of the Ku Klux Klan. "
Ku Klux Klan USA - South 1910 Waldrop, Howard. "Ugly Chickens " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1980); pg. 490. "For Colonel Crisby had given them to his former overseer for his faithful service. Also followed the story of the bloody murder of Granddaddy Gudger at the hands of the Freedman's militia during the rise of the first Klan, and the trials and tribulations of Daddy Gudger in the years between 1880 and 1910... "
Ku Klux Klan USA - South 1972 DuBois, Brendan. Resurrection Day. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1999); pg. 166. "'But I will tell you this. When General Curtis appeared before the surviving members of congress in Philadelphia in '63... And he made history that week, when Army units went into Alabama and George and Mississippi and elsewhere, and crushed the Klan and ended segregation. That's a history that I personally am grateful for. Sir, you asked about the state of racial affairs in this country. There is still work to be done, but you can thank one man for destroying segregation and Jim Crow in one day. Who's next?' "
Ku Klux Klan Utah: Kanab 2000 Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 24. "'...Ku Klux Klan gun down a...' "
Ku Klux Klan 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. 19. "Take the case of Tawana Brawley, a black teenager who claimed, late in 1987, to have been attacked and sexually abused for four days by a gang of white cops... She and her mother, who had colluded in her fabrications, became proteges of the black demagogue Rev. Al Sharpton, who took them out of state and beyond the summons of the grand jury... she had fabricated the whole story, smearing herself with dog feces, scrawling... 'KKK' on her body with charcoal... "
Ku Klux Klan world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 271. "The Ku Klux Kan, the American Nazi Party, the Democratic Nationalist Socialist Party, and a few like-minded organizations restrained themselves and did not claim responsibility [for the sabotage of the Machine]. "
Kundalini California: San Francisco 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 190. "'...involving such things as necromancy, intoxicants, risky sex, and other 'forbidden' acts.'

'Snuff kundalini,' Trevor mused. 'I've heard something about it. People getting their auras fried when they've not ready to evolve to the next stage of spiritual development. Especially when they use cheaply manufactured third-eye technologies to ramp up too soon.'

Alex nodded. 'Most middle-of-the-road tantrics avoid this path like the plague...' " [More, not in DB, pg. 189-190, 212, 214, 233.]

Kundalini galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 7. "'I agree with Brother Paul,' Lee [who is LDS] said. 'We have experienced a remarkable joint vision whose implications may never be fully understood, just as the meaning of a person's dream may never be clear. We should maintain our separate experiences, like the member of a jury, until we are ready to make a joint report.'

'Yes,' Therion said.

The Swami looked from one to the other. 'The Devil Worshiper and the Righteous Saint agee?'

'And so do I,' Amaranth said. 'No one not in it can understand it.'

'An extraordinary unanimity,' the Swami commented. 'But I may have an insight. Is it not possible that the power of Kundalini--'

'Remember the [Watchers] Covenant,' Therion reminded him gently. Yes, it was evident that these people had little patience with each other's philosophies! " [Other refs. not in DB.]

Kundalini Japan 1987 Shiner, Lewis. "Zero Hour " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 316. "Partly because he was no longer sure the power was there, whether Kundalini, the great serpent, was dead or just asleep. "
Kundalini New York: New York City 1958 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 75. "a plump, short-haired woman ceramicist who was interested in kundalini yoga... "
Kundalini New York: New York City 1966 Shiner, Lewis. "The Long, Dark Night of Fortunato " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 238. Pg. 237: "'Kundalini,' she whispered, her face sweating and intent. 'Feel the power.' "; Pg. 238: "Kundalini, she'd said. He'd heard the name before and when he saw a book called The Rising Serpent he made the connection. He took it down and started to read.

He read about the Great White Brotherhood of Ultima Thule, located somewhere in Tartary. The lost Book of Dyzan and the vama chara, the lefthand path. The kali yuga, the most corrupt of ages, now upon us. 'Do whatever you desire, for in this way you please the goddess.' Shakti. Semen as the rasa, the juice, of power: the yod. Sodomy that revived the dead. Shape shifters, astral bodies, implanted obsessions leading to suicide. Paracelsus, Aleister Crowley, Mehmet Karagoz, L. Ron Hubbard.

Fortunato's concentration was absolute. He absorbed every word, every diagram, flipped back and forth to make comparisons, to study the illustrations. "

Kundalini New York: New York City 1966 Shiner, Lewis. "The Long, Dark Night of Fortunato " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 238. "'I really believe in that stuff. Magick. The Great Work, Crowley calls it.' She pronounced magic with a long a and Crowley with a long o like the bird. 'I did the Yoga and learned the Qabalah and the Tarot and the Enochian system. I fasted and did the Bornless Ritual and studied Abramelin. But nothing happened.'

'What were you trying for?'

'I don't know. A vision. Samadhi. I wanted to see something besides a goddamned Greyhound stop in Virginia where they try to lynch kids for growing out their hair...'

'I read some of your books tonight,' he said... 'I don't know what's going on, but I don't think it's magic. Not like that guy Crowley's magic. What you did to me set it off, but I think it was something already inside me.' "

Kundalini Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 119. Pg. 119: "As they set out from the village, a small, swarthy man intercepted them. His body was deeply tanned, or perhaps he had mixed racial roots, as did Brother Paul. His face was grossly wrinkled, though he did not seem to be older than about fifty. 'I come on a matter of privilege,' he said.

Reverend Siltz halted. 'This is the Swami of Kundalini' he said tightly...

'It is to you I am forced to address myself,' the Swami said to Brother Paul... "; Pg. 123: "The Swami scrambled ahead with the agility of a monkey... " [More about the Swami, pg. 120-150, etc. He is a major character in the novel.]

Kundalini Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 126. "The Swami... 'Do you comprehend the prana?'

Brother Paul chuckled. 'No. I have tried hatha yoga and zen meditation and read the Vedas, but never achieved any proper awareness of either prana or jiva. I can repeat only the vulgar description: prana is the individual life principle, and jiva is the personal soul.'

'That is a beginning,' the Swami said. 'You are better versed than I anticipated, and this is fortunate. In the Hindu, Vedic, and Tantric texts there is a symbol of a sleeping serpent coiled around the base of the human spine. This is Kundalini, the coiled latent energy of prana, known by many names. Christians call it the 'Holy Spirit,' the Greeks termed it 'ether,' martial artists described it as 'ki.'' " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 139, 141, etc.]

Kundalini Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 141. "'The danger is this: the Animation effect is a manifestation of the fundamental power of Kundalini--the spirit force. Evoked without proper comprehension or controls, this is like conjuring Satan, like giving blocks of fissionable material to a child for play.'

'...The only question is, whose god is responsible? You're just afraid it won't turn out to be your god.'

'Correct,' the Swami agreed. 'I worship no god; I seek only the ultimate enlightenment. This Animation is not a force of God at all, but a manifestation of uncontrolled Kundalini. In human history, Kundalini gone astray has been the cause of the evil geniuses of men like Attila the Hun and Adolph Hitler the Nazi...' "

Kundalini world 1992 Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 31. "'You know how my power worked.' Fortunato threw out his long arms, indicating the peaceful garden. 'You see any way for me to awaken the Kundalini?'

The words had to crawl from a mouth gone desert dry. 'Yes . . .us me.'

' are desperate.' "

Kundalini world 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 172-173. Pg. 172-173: "'You don't remember enough. The processor I made for her was an early type, but it was a type I've been working on ever since. I call them Kundalini devices. Kundalini yoga holds that there are six centers, or chakras, ascending the human spine. . . .'

"...I finally remembered. A translucent virt lay in a humoral bath..., ready for installation. On its back a tiny, precise symbol: six interlocked circles. It was a virt I had obtained from Sal Tigranes.

'You sent that virt to me,' I said. 'You knew that if I was out there, Tigranes would give that virt to me. But you made a mistake.'


'You thought that if I saw that pattern, I would remember your work on Kundalini devices, know that you had sent it, and get in contact with you. But I didn't remember anything, Helena. I had deliberately forgotten all of it...' "

Pg. 234: "Farley had Karin Crawford's Kundalini virts installed in his nervous system... " [See also pg. 274-275.]

Kung Bushmen Africa 1987 Bryant, Edward. "The Second Coming of Buddy Holly " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 203. [Buddy Holley tells what happened after his plane crash in Africa.] "Bushmen found me. Tribesmen from out of the Kalahari. First thing I knew was a !Kung shaman leanin' down over me and lettin' out the most ungodly screams you ever heard. Later I found out he was taking the sickness into himself and then gettin' shed of it into the air... That was the beginning.' "
Kung Bushmen Botswana 1881 Sanders, William. "Custer Under the Baobab " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 18. "'They say these aren't your culprits. The ones who killed the rancher, the ones we've been following, were Kung. These are Gwi. Southern tribe, don't know why they'd be this far north.' "
Kurd Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 107. "...others in their native tongues: Algonquin, Esperanto, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish, Mandarin... "
Kurd Deep Space 9 2370 Gallagher, Diana G. Arcade (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 23. Pg. 22-23: "Ancient Earth history had no practical value for a 24th century teenager living in a space station... Crusades was just another name for war. European monarchs had waged three campaigns against a distant, Mediterranean people who had different religious beliefs. They had also lived in the city of Jerusalem, which had symbolic significance for the European religion. The First Crusade conquered the city. The Second Crusade hadn't accomplished anything. And the Third Crusade, launched to take Jerusalem back from the Kurd, Saladin, had ended in a truce in A.D. 1192. Saladin kept the city, and the Europeans were granted permission to visit. "
Kurd Iran 1972 Kerr, David. "Epiphany for Aliens " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 475. "'Field-work's my strong point. Remember Persia--Taboos and Authority in Tribes of the Arajon River. Brilliant you said.'

'I remember you nearly stirred up another Kurdish war.' "

Kurd Iraq 1991 Ing, Dean. Butcher Bird. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1993); pg. 15. Pg. 15: "These half-starved Iraqi Kurds were also targets of Saddam Hussein, dictator of their own country... No one had heard the shot--but the Peshmerga troops had been noisy in the manner of Kurdish nomads. "; Pg. 16: "The rumor of a hostile djinni surfaced around Kurdish campfires that night.

Though a belief in the devil is common among Moslems, in the major cities very few Moslems still believe in minor demons such as the invisible djinn. When a djinni surfaces, it is almost always among people with primitive beliefs; Kurds, for example, who do not even speak Arabic though they remain Moslems. " [Many refs., not in DB.]

Kurd Iraq 2011 Zubrin, Robert. First Landing. New York: Ace Books (2002; c. 2001); pg. 87. -
Kurd Kurdistan 2075 Aldiss, Brian. "Supertoys When Winter Comes " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001); pg. 17. "'...You've seen the figures. The GNP of Kurdistan is peanuts in comparison...' "
Kurd Mars 2130 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 284. "Often the emigrants [to Mars] were members of ethnic or religious minorities who were dissatified with their lack of autonomy in their home countries, and so were happy to leave... There were... Kurds from Turkey. Native Americans from the United States. "
Kurd Ohio 1955 Knight, Damon. "You're Another " in Far Out. New York: Simon and Schuster (1961; c. 1955); pg. 134. "And what did free will have to do with the decision not to become, say, a Kurdish herdsman, if you happened to born in Ohio? "
Kurd Russia 2038 Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 90. "Along the banks of the Yenisey River... Before you were Kurds, Bengalis, Brazilians. Now you are people of the North. "
Kurd Syria 1991 Ing, Dean. Butcher Bird. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1993); pg. 15. [Book jacket] "An Iraqi garrison in Mosul collapses, dying in convulsion. A Kurd leader does the same way a week later in Al Qimishli, Syria. A Sunni leader in Aleppo, Syria and a Shiite near Damascus follow suit. One by one, the opponents of Syria's Assad are biting the dust. The killer? A nuclear-powered terminator flying high and swift, a tiny stealthy bird that carries death behind its eyes. You can't see it. You can't hear it. But it knows you. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Kurd Turkey 1997 Ing, Dean. Systemic Shock. New York: Tor (original 1981; 1st Tor edition 1992); pg. 295. "Turkey... had already permitted many Israelis to relocate from Cyprus to the Tuz Golu region, but knew that in tranforming her central plateau to an Israeli staging area she would risk oposition from inside and out. Internally, the nomadic Kurds were raiding advance Israeli camps. "
Kurd Turkey 2005 Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 63. "May 2019... When Istanbul began tearing itself to rubble in the insanity that grew out of the Second Kurdish War, Sofie Mendes was thirteen. "
Kurd world 1998 Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 72. Pg. 122: "'Likely as not, you'd wind up in a Mexican prison for perjury, and after all you've done to prevent it, your little friend would be on his way to Iran. Or Iraq or Turkey; Kurds are very active and under siege in all three countries.' "; Pg. 181: "The...Kurds... didn't even have a country. But they might, like the Palestinians, get one in time. " (Also pg. 72, 138, 151-152, 160-161, 181-183, 192, 210, 221, 226-227, 245, 249, 269-270, 279, 347-348, many more refs.)
Kurd world 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 39. "They [the Triads] were prospered, selling rifles and shoulder-launched rockets to Kurdish separatists and Afghani mujahideen, whose blood acres abounded in poppies and cannabis. "
Kurd world 2025 Westerfeld, Scott. Fine Prey. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 238. Pg. 238: "The chatter was a fabric of rumors, strung across the room in a weave of danger and rescue: a people's army was massing outside the palace, bent on taking the king's head; Taliban Kurds had crossed the eastern border; a U.N. force was hours away... the Aya had destroyed Mecca. "; Pg. 240: "'...If the mujahideen turn on the king, or the Taliban Kurds finally get a rocket into the palace, you'll be among the first to know...' ";

Pg. 260: "'A Taliban Kurdish artillery unit out there is making a statement. Rather than shelling the palace, the broadcast tower, or the barracks of the Royal Guard, they have decided to destroy this area.'

...'Oh, yes. Absolutely indestructible, at least by any weapons the Kurds have. But if a shell lands inside the arena...' " [Also pg. 261-262.]

Kurd world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 447. "...strolled through encamptments of Ashantis, Kurds, Armenians, Navajos, Tibetans, Senderos, Mormons, Jesuits, Lapps, Pathans, Tutsis... "
Lacandon Maya Guatemala 1986 Harper, Leanne C. "Blood Rights " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 71. "The young Lacandon Maya coughed as the smoke followed him across the newly cleared field. Someone had to stay and watch the brush they had cut reduce to the ashes they would use to feed the ground of the milpa. The fire was burning evenly so he moved back out of range of the smoke...

Lying in the shade, he began to blink and fall under his dream's spell once more. His dreams had taken him to the realm of the gods ever since he had been a boy, but it was rare that he remembered what the gods had said or done. Jose, the old shaman, became so angry when all he could recall were feelings or useless details from his latest vision. The only hope in it all was that the dream became more and more clear each time he had it. He had been denying to Jose that the dream had returned, waiting for the time when he could remember enough to impress even Jose, but the shaman knew he lied. " [Refs. to this character and Lacandon Maya culture throughout story, pg. 71-124.]

Lacandon Maya Guatemala 1986 Harper, Leanne C. "Blood Rights " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 80. "It too was a sign that Hunapu's vision was true. Jose warned him to tell those he met of his quest only if they could be trusted and were Lacandones like himself. The Ladinos would try to stop him if they knew. "
Lacandon Maya Guatemala 1994 Harper, Leanne C. "Paths of Silence and of Night " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 160. "She recognized them with a sense of disorientation. Hunapu, the Lacandon, and Xbalanque, his 'brother,' the Hero Twins. " [More.]
Lahu Thailand 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 105. "'From the Golden Triangle? Yeah. He sent it from a Lahu village on the Thai-Burmese border...' "

Lahu, continued


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