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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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Lakota galaxy 2373 Wright, Susan. The Badlands, Book Two (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 134. "Their job was done. Their orders were to return to DS9 while the Starfleet vessels, the Northstar and the Lakota, escorted the Maquis transports to their new colony worlds. "
Lakota galaxy 2375 Golden, Christie. Ghost Dance (Star Trek: Voyager/Dark Matters #2). New York: Pocket Books (2000); pg. 143. "'Did Wovoka [founder of the Ghost Dance movement] advocate violence?'

'No, quite the opposite. He expressly stated that his followers weren't to make any trouble. But the whites were still worried. The famous Indian chief Sitting Bull was killed because he was believed to be an instigator of an impending rebellion. His followers were rounded up and placed in an encampment near Wounded Knee Creek.'

'That sounds familiar,' said Paris.

'The Lakota Indians weren't worried. They took the ideals of the Ghost Dance a step further. They made sacred shirts, believed to be bulletproof.'

Paris knew about bullets, and he didn't like the way this story was going. 'But they weren't bulletproof, were they?' he asked, turning to watch the dancers.

'No,' Chakotay replied, his voice soft. 'They weren't. In December of 1890, a shot was fired within the camp and the soldiers began shooting. They massacred some two hundred unarmed men, women, and children...' "

Lakota North America 1998 Wilson, Robert Charles. Mysterium. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 160. "'I was at the Mandan River... after the Lakota rebelliion. They don't tell you about that in the Academie, do they? No, nor in any other sort of school, accept to say that a menace was disposed of Careful words. Discreet. They don't tell you what the camps looked like with their watchtowers overlooking the prairie sloughs. How the grass goes on for miles and miles... Or how the smell from the furnaces lingered when the bodies were burned. The bodies of men and women and children--I know one isn't supposed to call them that, but that's what they were, or seemed to be, whatever the condition of their souls...' "
Lakota South Dakota 1985 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 278. "...because Kaprow had never located a dreamfarer afflicted with a gulf Coast attunement, but in both Western Europe and the Black Hills of South Dakota. He never mentioned that the Oglala Lakota tribesman who had gone dreamfaring aboard his equipment the previous winter had returned unharmed and promptly refused any further jaunts to the nineteenth century. "
Lakota South Dakota 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 68. "Jacob Fire Cloud's heart burst with joy as his eyes beheld the vision standing before him. She had returned to save her people, the woman who had taught the Lakota how to pray. She had returned, her voice carried upon the wind. The White Buffalo Woman had come home.

She had returned once before, coming back in her animal form. In 1994, a white buffalo had been born in Janesville, Wisconsin, bringing great prosperity to the Native American people. Many tribes had grown wealthy from casinos, buying back some of the land stolen from them by the white man. "

Lakota United Kingdom 1994 Holdstock, Robert. The Hollowing. New York: Roc (1994); pg. 49. "'Nebraska. A small town called Watanka Lake. I'm Lakota Sioux. Not pure blood, but not far off. I've lived in Brazil for four years, and here in the U.K. for over a year now...' " [a major character]
Lakota United Kingdom 1994 Holdstock, Robert. The Hollowing. New York: Roc (1994); pg. 354. "'Of course! Helen Silverlock is an almost pure blood Lakota. Or did she say Dakota? Minnesota? Anyway, she's Sioux. I think. Maybe Cherokee.' "
Lakota USA 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 his story.] "I keep lookin'. I search everywhere. When I played a string of bars in the Dakotas and the Midwest I learned about Rolling Thunder and the generations of Black Elk. The more I learned, the more I wanted to know... When I was with the Lakota, I cried for a vision. The shaman took me through the inipi ceremony and sent me up the hill to receive the wakan, the holy beings.' Holley said ruefully. 'The Thunder Beings came, but that was about all. I got wet and cold.' He shrugged. 'So it goes.' "
Lakota USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 80. "Members of my tribe of Lakota Sioux may wait an entire lifetime to see either of these pipes and even then they may be disappointed. They may be removed only at the most holy and important of times. You may wonder why I am unwrapping them now, in front of a Wasicun such as yourself . . . and an ignorant Wasicun at that.

...But someday someone from the Lakota may read of this... " [Refs. throughout story to the Lakota Sioux, not in DB. The main characters are from this tribe.]

Lakota USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 111. "'I saw you come out, and my grandparents, and all the people in our camp, and others--Oglala, Lakota, Brules, Miniconjou, and others, I think--Sans Arcs, Yanktonais judging from the feathers, Crows and Shahiyela and Susuni. There were many tribes...' "
Lakota USA 1993 Brust, Steven. Agyar. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 70. Pg. 70: "I had her help me find the offices of the Lakota Plainsman... "; Pg. 157: "I found an alley, ducked into it, and saw that it did not dead-end. This wasn't entirely luck; I have noticed that Lakota tends toward alleys that run from street to street. " [More. Name of a city.]
Lakota USA 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 235. Book jacket: "In South Dakota: Jacob Fire Cloud, a Lakota shaman who awaits the fulfillment of an ancient prophecy. "; Pg. 235: "The old Indian's name was Jacob Fire Cloud; he was a Lakota medicine man. He had come all the way from South Dakota, following what he claimed to be the voice of the White Buffalo Woman--a sacred prophet of the Indian people, or something like that. " [This Lakota Indian is one of the main characters in novel.]
Lakota world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 54. "...a taxi driver, three Desert Storm vets, and a full-blooded Lakota Sioux named James Echohawk. "
Lamaistic Buddhism Bhutan 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 121. "'...I have... spent time with a lama in Bhutan who insisted he could teach me how to levitate.'

Wendy's eyes widened. 'Could he really do that?'

'Oh, that he could, but only upside-down.' Burnfingers shook his head sadly. 'It's not avery useful thing to know. After a while all the blood rushes to your head and al you wnt to do is throw up.'

Alicia smiled easily this time. Another joke... "

Lamaistic Buddhism Mars 2059 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 416. "'Amazons or lamas or cowboys--'

'What it is, is everybody's projecting their fantasies out here [on Mars]...' "

Lamaistic Buddhism Tibet 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 126. "'...It's a theocratic technology--lamaist Tibet run by a scientific priesthood. They [an alien race] want to spread their authority to other species, other star systems...' "
Laotian Laos 1970 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 185. Pg. 185: "I'd had dengue--we called it breakbone fever--in Laos in 1970. I had nearly died... "; Pg. 190: "Using some of my old mental tricks, learned back in Vietnam and Laos... "
Laotian Laos 1975 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 52. -
Laotian Laos 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 55. "The head of state of Laos charged that the Prime Minister of Thailand was responsible for an outbreak in Laos of cholera, and the Laotian intended to put the Prime Minister on trial in abstentia. "
Laotian Laos 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 14. "What had once been the stuff of tight-lipped television news reports--food riots, looting, cannibalism in Laos and Kansas City... "
Laotian Laos 2000 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 362. [Afterword by author.] "I followed Wyatt's lead in calling the pre-Siamese language and the people who spoke it, in lands from Laos to upper Burma and southern China, 'Tai,'... "
Laotian Laos 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 194. "'...When other countries were falling under European domination, Thailand managed to expand its borders for a surprisingly long time, & even when it lost Cambodia & Laos, it held its core...' "
Laotian Laos 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 290. "The truck... originated at a warehouse in Gejiu... and crossed the Vietnamese border between Jinping, China, and Sinh Ho, Vietnam. It then crossed the Laotian border via the Ded Tay Chang pass. It traversed the widest part of Laos and entered Thailand near Tha Li... "
Laotian Laos 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 347. "The same [deportation by China]... happened to the ruling elites of Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. "
Laotian Stone 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 70. "Besides the United States and Eurospace civilian personnel, representatives from Russia, India, China, Brazil, Japan and Mexico had been invited to serve on the science team. Some Australians and one Laotian were to arrive soon. "
Laotian Thailand 1985 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 293. " 1985, Thailand... Chris went to visit a friend who was working with Laotian refugees all along the Mekong. "
Laotian world 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 44. "...she saw that the same name had been spelled out in Cyrillic. Some shops had Oriental ideograms--Chinese or Japanese. Others were in Laotian and the modified Vietnamese-Roman alphabet. "
Lemurians galaxy 2075 Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 186. "Deacon Brown of the Church of Lemuria, eyes downcast, yet watching... "
Lemurians Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 104. Pg. 104: "The man across from Brother Paul nodded affably. He was middle-aged and bald, with smile lines... and bright blue eyes. 'I am Deacon Brown, Church of Lemuria...' "; Pg. 108: "'Now you evidently believe the Lemurian has made a form without substance...' "; Pg. 110: "'We of Lemuria are always happy to demonstrate the reality of our--' Someone coughed, and he broke off. 'Sorry. Didn't mean to proselytize.' " [Some other refs. to this character, not in DB.]
Lemurians world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 207. [A ship named Lemuria -- a "floating skyscraper ". Also mentioned pg. 247, 298-300, 304-314, etc.]
Leopard Society Benin 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 10-11. "And facing the door, black masks, crossed spears, two drums, and a brazier of a type only the initiates of the Leopard Claw Brand might see without its disguise of leopard's fur. "
Libertarian California 2049 Rucker, Rudy. Freeware. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 62. "Clearlight was the name of the current wave of the perennial New Age philosophy of California, a holistic nature-loving libertarian set of beliefs, that fit in well with the surf and the sun and the weirdest new drugs and computational systems on Earth. "
Libertarian galaxy 3000 Donaldson, Stephen R. Chaos and Order. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 211. "'The man who built it and runs it is called Deaner Beckmann, and he's no ordinary illegal. According to his reputation, he's more of a lunatic libertarian--or an anarchist. He doesn't believe in any kind of laws that prevent him from doing whatever interests him. And what interests him--so they say--is gravitic tissue mutation. he wants to evolve genetic adaptations that will allow organisms to survive the stress of working close to singularities. Eventually he wants to evolve human beings who can study singularities up close.' "
Libertarian Sweden 1988 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 59. "The random hangings and seeming suspension of habeas corpus panicked the few libertarian groups, one of whom, the Cartesian League for Reason and Decency, organized small rallies in Stockholm. This was in the late 1980s. Sadly, the cartesians were unable to agree on a single strategy. Denouncing racism and murder is admirable; it also lacks specifics, such as naming the guilty. At the last rally, the cartesians presented many diverse speakers, who confused the crowd with poetry and high ideals. The crowd chanted 'Crush Infamy!' meaning the King's government. This resulted in a chain-swinging match with the mob dispatched by the Loyalists to bait the Cartesians. "
Libertarian Thailand 2038 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 63. "Maybe only Thailand would have actually build the thing: for show, for fun; in commitment to the curious Thai idea of libertarian formality. "
Libertarian USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 142. "We took committed Trotskyite commies, libertarians, survivalists, you name it, and ran 'em through and got many of the Sims you now see in the catalog. Fascinating results. "
Libertarian USA 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 247. "They were Italians, Germans, Poles, Blacks, Cubans, Vietnamese and Anglos, ex-New Yorkers and ex-Chicagoans and native Southerners, the newly wed and the nearly dead, Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians and even Hyman Spivek who preached a loudmouthed brand of Communism,... Baptists, Jews, Catholics... "
Libertarian USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 354. [Table lists various dichotomies, with numbers 1 through 10 between each pair. People's personalities fall somewhere along a spectrum for each pair of words:

Kind, Gentle/Belligerent "

Libertarian Washington, D.C. 2008 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 131. "She reached the Washington Monument: simple and clean, seamlessly restored since its '08 near-demolition by Christian libertarians. " [New category, April 17, 2001.]
Libertarian world 1952 Knight, Damon. "The Analogues " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1952); pg. 54. "'Dr. Martyn, you're confusing me. I'm a libertarian, but there's got to be some method of preventing this race from killing itself off. If this treatment will do what you say it will do, I don't are if it does violate civil rights. I want to go on living and I want my grandchildren... to go on living. Unless there's a catch you haven't told me about this thing, I'm for it.' "
Libertarian world 1995 Bradbury, Ray. "The Witch Door " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1995); pg. 154. "'Sure, but she should keep her mouth shut. It doesn't pay now to say you're a Socialist, Democrat, Libertarian, Pro-Life Abortionist, Sinn Fein Fascist, Commie, any damn thing...' "
Libertarian 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. 165. "The economic theories of EPIC stem more from the prairie populism of the 1890s than from Marxist ideology, while his later right-wing preachments were interfused with the libertarianism of a hedonist who doesn't want any of his perks infringed. "
Lingayats world 2087 Heinlein, Robert A. Stranger in a Strange Land. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1961); pg. 282. "But such was Patricia's need to accept God according to her own nature that she could have qualified only among the Lingayats... where she wasn't needed. "
literature Africa 2002 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 11. Pg. 11: Song of Roland; Pg. 32; Hemingway; pg. 106: Maya Angelou; Pg. 223: "Jonathan Livingston Seagull personal-development sh--... "; Pg. 388: Thomas Mann
literature Alabama 1972 McCullough, Ken. "Chuck Berry, Won't You Please Come Home " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 469. "I think it was Melville who said somewhere that nobody would ever write a decent story about a flea. "
literature Alabama 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 2. Pg. 2: "...that sublime record of prison existence, The House of the Dead. "; Pg. 5: Rilke; Pg. 6: Genet; Pg. 6: "I had thought of doing an inspiration book for fat people called Fifteen Famous Fatsos. Dr. Johnson, Alfred Hitchcock, Salinger, Thomas Aquinas, Melchior, Buddha, Norbert Wiener, etc. "; Pg. 7: "Or am I to accept the thesis of our neo-Millsians (neo-Machiavellians, rather), who maintain that the electorate is simply practiced upon, the groundlings of this world drama... "; Pg. 8: Auden; Lord Byron; "The Silkworm Song " [There are extensive references to vast numbers of books, authors, quotes, etc., throughout the novel. Great literature is one of the major themes of the novel. Not all refs. in DB.]
literature Alabama 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 46. Pg. 46: Faust; Pg. 58: Chaucer; Tasaday; Pg. 78: Proust; Langston Hughes
literature Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 94. Pericles
literature Arizona 1972 Horne, Lewis. "The People Who Were Not There " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1973); pg. 55. [Epigraph] "all
the past lapping them like a
cloak of chaos
--Thom Gunn "
literature Arizona 1991 Fillerup, Michael. "Lost and Found " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1991); pg. 202. "Later Hosteen had brought him a Louis L'Amour paperback--Tom hated Louis L'Amour, but the thought--the thought! "
literature Arizona 2016 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 135. "he was reading Kidnapped. "
literature Arizona 2031 Goonan, Kathleen Ann. Crescent City Rhapsody. New York: Tor (2001; c. 2000); pg. 252. William Blake
literature Arizona 2110 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 59. "Freyda had always felt an attraction for the continent of her ancestors, and cherished a tattered copy of Alex Haley's Roots that had been in her family for generations. "
literature Armenia 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 21. "She would read Armenian literature because she wanted to learn Armenian, not because she thought it actually mattered what some expatriate like Saroyan thought about the lives of children in a long-lost era of a far-off country. "
literature Australia 2025 Egan, Greg. "Cocoon " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 73. Pg. 73: "A young man beside me asked his girlfriend, 'Who the hell was Walt Whitman?'

She shook her head. 'No idea...' ";

Pg. 75: "'How can I be a traitor? What is there to betray? Dykes on Bikes for Jesus? The William S. Burroughs Dancers?' "

literature Australia 2100 Lawson, Chris. "Written in Blood " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 213. "'There is some text: Crick and Watson's original paper describing the double-helix of DNA, and Martin Luther King's 'I Have a Dream' speech. I also transcribed Cassius's words from Julius Caesar:

The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars,
But in ourselves, that we are underlings.

literature Australia: Canberra 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 140. "'Sinbad,' he said in a strangled voice. 'Old Man of the Sea...' "
literature Axis City 2100 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 272. Pg. 272: "'...There are two other rotating precincts--Axis Thoreau and Axis Euclid...' " [Other refs. to these places, not in DB.]; Pg. 426: "the Federalist Papers... "
literature Battle School 2118 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 130. "...history of strategy from Xenophon and Alexander to Caesar and Machiavelli. Vauban came in sequence. There was no plan--mostly his readings were a cover for his clandestine computer work. But now that Dimak was asking him, what did seventeenth-century fortifications have to do with war in space?

'I'm not the one who put Vauban in the library.' " [Machiavelli also mentioned pg. 314.]

literature Briar Patch 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman & Michael Piller; screenplay by Michael Piller.; pg. 180. "Perim checked her sensors. 'Cometary debris, pockets of unstable metreon gas. . . . we don't want to go in there, Sir.'

'Yes, we do.' Riker ignored her sharp glance up at him. 'I'll take it form here, Ensign.'

She rose and moved over to ops; Riker slid behind the conn and smiled grimly to himself. 'Time to use the Briar Patch like Br'er Rabbit did. . . .' "

literature California 1896 Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 98. Pg. 98: Breaking Home Ties by Thomas Hovenden; Pg. 132: "...a performance in Christopher Junior. " [Many more refs. to stage plays, not in DB.]
literature California 1938 Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 104. "On the wall across from that were three shelves of Books. Chaucer, Shakespeare, Marlowe, Milton, Fielding, lots of British drama, Thackeray, Dickens. So far, a survey course or two. Hawthorne, Jack London, Edna Ferber, Dos Passos, Sinclair Lewis, Hemingway. Fitzgerald: a pristine, jacketed first edition of Tender is the Night. I opened it. On the title page, in black ink: 'To my friend Bill, who one day may bring it to the screen. Fondly, Scott.' "; Canterbury Tales; Pg. 223: Chaucer; Pg. 244: Federico Garcia Lorca (Spanish poet); Pg. 315: Thomas Wolfe; Pg. 346: Nancy Drew
literature California 1950 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 6. Pg. 6: "used copies of Proust and Joyce and Kafka... "; Pg. 13: "'I just read serious writers like Proust and Joyce and Kafka...' He began, then, to talk up the virtues of Finnegan's Wake, in particular the final part, which he compared to the final part of Ulysses. It was his belief that no one but himself had either read it or understood it. " [More on James Joyce]; Pg. 129: Ode to Empedocles; Pg. 132: A Thousand Clowns
literature California 1953 Dick, Philip K. Mary and the Giant. New York: Arbor House (1987); pg. 2. "'...As Heraclitus would say, the river is always different.' "
literature California 1963 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 37. Pg. 37: T. S. Eliot; Pg. 326: Machiavellian; Pg. 339: Robinson Crusoe

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