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/
literature North America 1942 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 434. [Actual facts mentioned in the Author's Note] "Hemingway's Crook Factory uncovered a nest of intrigue and corruption in Cuba.

Young Ian Fleming, later the creator of James Bond, was actively involved in espionage in the United States and Canada at that time. "

literature North America 2874 Forbes, Edith. Exit to Reality. Seattle, WA: Seal Press (1997); pg. 274. Pg. 274-275: Virginia Woolf
literature North Carolina 1995 Lisle, Holly & Chris Guin. Mall, Mayhem and Magic. New York: Baen (1995); pg. 9. Pg. 9: "Shara Mills had been running the literature and poetry sections... She was a junior at Methodist College, majoring in English Literature... Jim liked everything, and was as happy discussing Gibson or Sturgeon or L'Amour as Keats or Shelley or Wilde... He thought she'd like [Gene] Wolfe--he was literary enough to satisfy even readers of James Joyce, but he told a better story. "; Pg. 29: McCammon's Boy's Life; Pg. 231: "He wouldn't get caught the way Natty Bumpo and the 'redskins' in The Deerslayer and Last of the Mohicans were always getting caught. "
literature North Carolina 2000 McDowell, Ian. "Sunflowers " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 100. Pg. 100: "...the troll-like little girl with the braces and Pippi Longstocking hair that... "; pg. 101: "For the first time, Kelly noticed the paperback that Jesse was holding. It was a tattered copy of Night Wings, closed over the stem of a bright yellow flower. "; Pg. 113: "'...they've always seemed as blase as the citizens in The Circus of Dr. Lao...' "
literature North Dakota 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 15. Pg. 15: "The fictional Bronco flew his trademark Lockheed Lightning in and around WWII China through a series of high-octane.. thrillers.... "Max had read three of the novels, Yellow Storm, Night in Shanghai, and Burma Crossing. "; Pg. 364: Richard Wilbur, poet
literature Nunavut 2195 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 301. [Symposium in Nanavit] "The superscription 'The Handmaid's Tale' was appended to it by Professor Wade, partly in homage to the great Geoffrey Chaucer... "
literature Ohio 1996 Schimel, Lawrence. "A Stable Relationship " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 196. "I graduated from Yale, ready to be a poet, but Mike invited me out to Cincinnati to write a novel with him. He had little patience for such noncommercial pursuits as poetry. 'You've got more contacts than most pro writers twice your age,' he told me. 'It would be a shame to throw it all away.'

The offer was appealing. It seemed a painless way to get a book on the stands in very little time, and I could then go on to the more literary pursuits of my poetry once I had made a bit of a splash. " [Entire story is about a writer who wishes to write poetry, but gets drawn into being a science fiction writer collaborating with his father-in-law. Many refs. to writing (poetry, s.f., plays), most not in DB.]

literature Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 45. Pg. 45: Little Black Sambo; Pg. 126: "...a fat thing the size of a Leo Tolstoy novel. "; Pg. 127: ...reading Wendell L. Willkie's One World. "; Pg. 173: On Being a Real Person by Harry Emerson Fosdick; Pg. 185: Saroyan's The Human Comedy (also pg. 191); Pg. 191-192: It Is Later Than You Think; Life in a Putty Factory (also pg. 200); Pg. 201: Mary Shelley; Byron; Percy; Pg. 217: Burma Surgeon; Pg. 228: "...afforded by the tongue of Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Milton. "; Pg. 235: "Most inhuman fiends don't write memoirs. If they do--Mein Kampf, say, or The Enemy Within--they don't often refer to themselves as fiends, demons, abominations, ogres, or wretches. "; Pg. 236: "...epistolary writings of Robert Walton " (also extensive refs. to Walton, pg. 228-232); Pg. 236-237: Percy Bysshe Shelley; Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley [Some other refs.]; Pg. 387: Reinhold Nieburh's The Nature and Destiny of Man
literature Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 434. "He read two very brainy books, Anatole Maguin's The Pariah and Victor-Rene Durastante's Self-Evolution and Self-Extinguishment. "
literature Ontario 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 51. Pg. 51: Brothers Grimm (also pg. 59)
literature Ontario 1997 Sawyer, Robert J. Illegal Alien. New York: Ace Books (1997) [Frontispiece] Pg. -1: Samuel Butler
literature Ontario 1999 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 9. [Epigraphs] Pg. 9: Beilby Porteus; Pg. 123: Walter Kubilius; Pg. 253: John H. Aughey
literature Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 93. "Mary preferred to curl up with a John Grisham novel, or, occasionally, a Harlequin romance, when she was home in the evenings. "
literature Ontario: Toronto 1991 Huff, Tanya. Blood Price. New York: DAW Books (1991); pg. 70. Christopher Marlowe; The Tragical History of Dr. Faustus
literature Ontario: Toronto 1993 Huff, Tanya. Blood Lines. New York: DAW Books (1993); pg. 22. "'My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!'

...'What the hell are you babbling about?'

'Babbling? I'm not babbling. I was ruminating on the monuments that man builds to man.' "

literature Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 115. Pg. 115: "...but we had also arranged for Stephen Jay Gould, whose book Wonderful Life is about the Burgess Shale fossils, to come up form Harvard and give a talk. "; Pg. 116: "...Jocasta in Oedipus Rex... "; Pg. 168: William F. Buckley; Pg. 170: Chomsky; Pg. 171: Stephen Hawking; Alan Guth; Pg. 175: Catch-22; Pg. 217: Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's On Death and Dying; Pg. 230: "I'd gotten both John Irving's a A Widow for One Year and Terence M. Green's a Witness to Life for Christmas. "
literature Oregon 1953 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 9. " illustrated copy of The Little Lame Prince, by Miss Mulock. "
literature Oregon 1953 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 24. "The novels Gene had brought from the Boy Scout camp were David Copperfield, Treasure Island, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Benson Murder Case, by S. S. Van Dine... His favorite parts were David's school days, so much worse than anything he had suffered... Edmond Dantes... " [More]
literature Oregon 1996 Frakes, Jonathan & Dean Wesley Smith. The Abductors: Conspiracy. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 18. Pg. 18: "'Damn it, Evan!' McCallum shouted. 'You put a hole in my books and you're dead.' McCallum had spent the last ten years collecting those books. All of them were mysteries, all signed by the authors. Mysteries were his passion in life and had been since he was a kid. Mysteries had been the reason he'd become a cop and the reason he'd gone on to be a private investigator. "; Pg. 21: W. Somerset Maugham, The British Agent;

Pg. 22: "'As Ruth Rendell said in her book A Judgment in Stone, 'Some say life is the thing, but I prefer reading.' ";

Pg. 30 William Marshall, Thin Air; Pg. 45: The Maltese Falcon [Other refs. not in DB.]

literature Oregon 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 213. "...the Boy Scout Handbook, one, God, the Invisible King, and the third was a novel by someone I had never heard of. "
literature Pennsylvania 1970 Panshin, Alexei. "How Can We Sink When We Can Fly? " in Farewell To Yesterday's Tomorrow. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1975; c. 1971); pg. 112. "'I'm not reading fiction. Creative Mythology, the fourth volume of The Masks of God.'

Is that as heavy as it sounds?'

Cory said, 'I lost my momentum half through it.'

'Then Personal Knowledge, by Polanyi. That's food for thought. And Heroes and Heretics: A Social History of Dissent. That's for the times...' "

literature Pennsylvania 1970 Panshin, Alexei. "How Can We Sink When We Can Fly? " in Farewell To Yesterday's Tomorrow. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1975; c. 1971); pg. 117. Pg. 117: Personal Knowledge by Michael Polanyi; William Pynchon; Pg. 130: "The Tales of Hoffman, portions of the transcript of the Chicago Eight trial. "; Pg. 135: Keats; Masaccio; Henry Gwyn-Jeffreys Moseley; Emily Bronte; Mikkhail Yurievich Lermontov; Christopher Marlow; Shakespeare
literature Pennsylvania 1983 Knight, Damon. "La Ronde " in One Side Laughing. New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; 1983); pg. 196. Rafael Sabatini's Scaramouche
literature Pennsylvania 2000 Woodson, Jacqueline. "The Other Half of Me " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 148. "There was my grandfather with me on his lap listening as he read Goodnight Moon over and over until I was asleep. Goodnight Moon -- too young for me but familiar as my grandfather's warm, brown hands, the words coming from his mouth, lulling me as a song. "
literature Pennsylvania: Philadelphia 1982 Simmons, Dan. "Eyes I Dare Not Meet in Dreams " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1982); pg. 43. "The receptionist was reading a novel--The Plague Dogs. "
literature Pennsylvania: Pittsburgh 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 6. "The buildings are odd, three- and four-story structures with the crosshatched look of the fairy-tale houses in her Golden Books... " (also pg. 109-110)
literature Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 72. "Through her fatigue Maggie was struck suddenly with his likeness to the figure on the cover of her college copy of The Illiad, which showed a frieze of Greek charioteers. In his belted tunic and sandals, all George lacked was the hero's wreath of laurel. "
literature Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 174. "The rest of us sat around trying to draw up a list of classical tales that still have power to move us and at the same time seem likely to have some relevance for the hrossa. We thought of Old Testament stories, Greek plays, Shakespeare's tragedies, fairy tales, legends of monsters (Grendel, Dracula)... Hamlet's uncle...

So here's the preliminary list we drew up, of stories whose theme is parent-child discord/grief/injury:

1. Oedipus the King
2. Abraham and Issac [sic] (God and Jesus)
3. Noah and His Sons
4. David and Absalom
5. The Prodigal Son
6. King Lear
7. Hansel and Gretel
8. William Penn and His Father

Judged as narratives, with a beginning, middle, and end, 3 and 4 don't work to well. Oedipus is about parricide and incest, both irrelevant here. All in all, we think 2, 5, 6, and 7 the most promising, with 8 as a modest legendary alternate of special meaning to Friends. "

literature Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 254. "...literature class... studying a poem called, 'Unicorn,' by a twenty-first century American poet named Celia Irving. Irving had claimed that 'Unicorn' was an exercise in imitating the style of an earlier minor poet with the peculiar name of Vachel Lindsay... " [The entire 23-line poem is in the book.] "Next to this... was a long poem of Lindsay's, 'The Ghosts of the Buffaloes.'... " [Discussion about these poems and poets for many pages. Another Lindsay poem is on page 277.]
literature Realm 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. 239. Pg. 239: "'I was highly regarded in those days, and so when I was given the task of designing a palace for the Emperor Kubla, who would have it revealed in a dream. When Kubla Khan built the palace--and it was inevitable he would, given the strength of the dream and the beauty of my designs--in all its forms and measures it would embody an architectural song of power...' "; Pg. 243: "But Clarkham must have the part never recorded on Earth! And now you have brought the segment not allowed in the Realm, the poem Coleridge recorded, forever a fragment.' " [Part of Kubla Khan quoted: In Xanadu did Kubla Khan/ A stately pleasure dome decree/ Where Alph, the sacred river, ran/ Through caverns measureless to man/ Down to a sunless sea.' [Many more refs. to Kubla Khan, to Coleridge's poem, and to Coleridge himself. See particularly pg. 239-248, 325-336.]
literature Roman Empire 300 C.E. Anderson, Poul & Karen Anderson. The King of Ys: Roma Mater. New York: Baen (1986); pg. 32. The Aeneid
literature Roman Empire 620 C.E. Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 50. Pg. 50: Homer;

Pg. 352: "'No. I don't want to eat her. I want you to catch her. I think that is Penelope.'

Guihen looked at her head as if she'd gone awry. 'And I suppose the rooster over there is Odysseus.' "

literature Smoke Ring 3000 Niven, Larry. The Integral Trees. New York: Del Rey (1983); pg. 103. "...the Grad... chose a cassette and fitted it into the rim of the nonmirror. He said, 'Prikazyvat Find moby: em, oh, bee, wye.'

The screen lit, filled with print. The Grad read, ' 'Moby is a whale-sized creature with a vast mouth and vertical cheek slots that are porous, used as filters. It feeds by flying through clouds of insects. Length: seventy meters. Mass: approx eight hundred metric tons. One major eye. Two smaller eyes..., on either side of a single arm. It stays near ponds or cotton-candy jungles. It prefers to be spinning, for stability and to watch for predators, since there is no safe direction in the free-fall environment. Moby avoids large creatures and also shies from our CARMs. When attacked it fights like Captain Ahab: its single arm is tipped with four fingers, and the fingers are tipped with harpoons grown like fingernails.' '

...'Carms? Captain Ahab? Whale-sized?'

'I don't know what any of that means.' "

literature Solar System 1976 Clarke, Arthur C. Imperial Earth. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1976) [Frontispiece] "For every man has business and desire.

--Hamlet, Act I, Scene 4 "

literature Solar System 2001 Clarke, Arthur C. 2001: A Space Odyssey. New York: New American Library (1969; c. 1968); pg. 103. "Sometimes he would cruise with Pytheas out through the Pillars of Hercules, along the coast of a Europe barely emerging from the Stone Age, and venture almost to the chill mists of the Arctic. Or, two thousand years later, he would pursue the Manila galleons with Anson, sail with Cook along the unknown hazards of the Great Barrier Reef, achieve with Magellan the first circumnavigation of the world. And he began to read the Odyssey, which of all books spoke to him most vividly across the gulfs of time. "
literature Solar System 2001 Clarke, Arthur C. 2001: A Space Odyssey. New York: New American Library (1969; c. 1968); pg. 175. "At first, needing the companionship of the human voice, he had listened to classical plays--especially the works of Shaw, Ibsen, and Shakespeare--or poetry readings from the Discovery's enormous library of recorded sounds. The problems they dealt with, however, seemed so remote, or so easily resolved with a little common sense, that after a while he lost patience with them.

So he switched to opera--usually in Italian or German... "

literature Solar System 2019 Asimov, Isaac. "Reason " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1941); pg. 234. [Year est.] "'Oh Jupiter, a robot Descartes!'

'Who's Descartes?' demanded Donovan... "

literature Solar System 2060 Clarke, Arthur C. "Breaking Strain " in The Sentinel. New York: Berkley Books (1983; c. 1948); pg. 77. "No memory could have been more unwelcome, for it left him shaken with a gust of silent hysteria. Poe's Imp of the Perverse, that demon who delights in defying the careful canons of self-preservation, was at work and it was a good minute before Grant could regain his self-control. "
literature Solar System 2100 Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 23. Pg. 23: "He of course kept a supply grade A, on hand at Winnie-ther-Pooh Acres... "; Pg. 24: "But he, Leo Bulero, he was damn tired of the world he had been born to and still dwelt on. And even Winnie-ther-Pooh Acres, with all its quaint and not-so-quaint diversions did not fill the void. However--' "; Pg. 84: "'...We haven't tried to approximate Earth gravity as Mr. Bulero has at his satellite, Winnie-ther-Pooh Acres...' "
literature Solar System 2100 Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 128. "...the two of them sat in silence... Anne Hawthorne, the fanatic girl missionary to Mars, read a book. He peered at the title, and saw that it was Eric Lederman's great text on colonial living, Pilgrim without Progress. God knew where she had gotten a copy; the UN had condemned it, made it incredibly difficult to obtain. And to read a copy of it here on a UN ship--it was a singular act of courage; he was impressed. "
literature Solar System 2100 Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 137. "'You insert one of the Great Books, for instance, Moby Dick, into the reservoid. Then you set the controls for long or short. Then for funny version, or same-as-book or sad version. Then you set the style-indicator as to which classic Great Artist you want the book animated like. Dali, Bacon, Picasso . . . the medium-priced Great Books animator is set up to render in cartoon form from the styles of a dozen system-famous artists; you specify which ones you want when you originally buy the whole thing. And there are options you can add later that provide even more.' "
literature Solar System 2100 Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 138. Pg. 138: The Meditations of Marcus Aurelius; Augustine's Confessions; Pg. 141: De Imitatione Christi by Thomas a Kempis [More about this, including a passage read.]
literature Solar System 2100 Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 155. "'...Listen, Mayerson; by the time we get you to Winnie-ther-Pooh Acres you'll have atoned sufficiently...' "
literature Solar System 2276 Clarke, Arthur C. Imperial Earth. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1976); pg. 67. Pg. 67: Zymanowski's Moby Dick; Pg. 82: Rudyard Kipling (also pg. 92); Melville; Hemingway; Pg. 190: Winslow Homer's Fair Wind; Pg. 225: George Bernard Shaw's The Devil's Disciple
literature Solar System 2300 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 6. "And nobody knows exactly how we teleport either, but we know we can do it--just as we know that we can think. Have you ever heard of Descartes? He said: Cogito ergo sum. I think, therefore I am. We say: Cogito ergo jaunteo. I think, therefore I jaunte. "
literature Solar System 2300 Dick, Philip K. "Beyond Lies the Web " in The Preserving Machine. New York: Ace Books (1969; c. 1952); pg. 114. Pg. 114, 129: Odysseus
literature Solar System 2323 Strickland, Brad & Barbara Strickland. Nova Command (Star Trek: TNG: Starfleet Academy). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 79. "'Locate the Jovian LaGrange Station Voltaire,' he instructed Page...

'...You are to fly the Ishtar from here to Voltaire Station...' "

literature Solar System 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 75. "'...she's President of the Society for Creative Anachronisms. And if you thought Draco was impressive, wait until you see some of their other--ah--creations. Like Moby Dick...' "
literature South Africa 1950 Berliner, Janet. "A Case for Justice " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 181. Pg. 181: Goethe; Pg. 188: Walt Whitman's Study in the Evolution of Personality; Pg. 192: "'What might our lives have been without Walt Whitman?' he asked. 'Without Shakespeare and Shelley?' "; Walter Savage Landor
literature South Carolina 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 195. "'...So I make a deal with myself--for every three serious books I read, I indulge in some junk. Well-written junk, y'understand, but junk all the same. So I read mysteries--John D. MacDonald, Parker, Westlake--and I read the suspense stuff--Ludlum and Trevanian and Le Carre and Deighton and I read the scary stuff--Stephen King, Steve Rasnic Tem . . . those guys.' "
literature Sweden 1975 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 18. "Sometimes it sounded like D'Artagnan playing Twenty Questions with Huck Finn (the most Norse of American heroes)... "
literature Sweden 1975 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 56. Pg. 56: "I admit I have conflated Charity Bentham's work, avoiding her biographical essays on the ancient Epicurus, the Enlightenment's Locke, Voltaire, Hobbes, and Hume, and on the nineteenth century's Hegel, Comte, and Marx. "; Pg. 65: Beowulf (also pg. 366)
literature Switzerland 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 21. Pg. 20: "its mahogany shelves were filled with high-priced editions covered in gold-embossed leather--Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Rousseau in English translation--the sort of souvenirs of Geneva that investment bankers from Illinois or South Africa or Australia would take home to display in their libraries along with other handsome books that they never read. "; Pg. 21: "Here was a Descartes in a locked glass case, there a Voltaire. A sixteenth-century English translation of Caesar's Commentaries was displayed... "; Pg. 99: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson; "Voyage au Centre de la Terre, by Jules Verne. Kinder- und Hausmarchen, by the Grimms... "; Pg. 226: Treasure Island; Principia Mathematica; Pg. 285: "He read Cavafy and Seferis and T. S. Eliot... " [5 line quote from Eliot]
literature Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 175. "'This is Aranum Six, enttiled 'The Two Paths,' ' the female announcer said. 'Note the two roads dividing, as in the poem by Robert Frost; the choice of paths is all important...' "
literature Tau Ceti 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 6. "He was a big man, at least a foot and a half taller than I. But then, I am short. My memory tells me that I once wrote a verse ridiculing myself as '. . . Mr. John Keats, five feet high,' although I am five feet one, slightly short when Napoleon an Wellington were alive and the average height for men was five feet six, ridiculously short now that men from average worlds range from six feet tall to almost seven. "; Pg. 15: "'But the fact is, you are in contact with the Keats persona, and through him, with the Shrike pilgrims.' " [Many other refs. to Keats, not in DB.]
literature Tennessee 2000 Talbott, Anne Marie. "A Walk in the Park " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 285. "...the humidity hasn't reached mythical proportions yet, so it's not quite like being in a Tennessee Williams' play. "
literature Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 33. " was so obviously phony; as for instance whose pictures appeared on it? President Johnson? Stalin? No; the Gany had dipped into history and come up with full-face steel-engraved portraits of such freaks as Kant and Socrates and Hume and old-time non-heroes like that. For instance, the ten dollar General Douglas MacArthur bill; in another month it would be gone entirely. And in its place somebody named Li Po, some sort of antique Chinese poet. It made a man blurk just to think about it. "
literature Texas 1994 Anthony, Patricia. Happy Policeman. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 200. "In his arms were Perry Mason paperbacks, porcupined with yellow markers. He arranged the books on the desk.

'Your Honor?' Granger stage-whispered. " [Also pg. 272.]

literature Texas 1996 Leon, Mark. The Unified Field. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 78. Pg. 78: Sinbad; Odysseus; Pg. 197-198: Odyssey; Odysseus
literature Tibet 2050 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 5. Pg. 5: Rudyard Kipling; Pg. 92: Hardy Boys; Pg. 105: Queequeg, Moby Dick; Pg. 92 and 120: Robert Louis Stevenson; Pg. 182: Scarlett O'Hara in a "reclamation film " called Miss Scarlett Rises Again
literature Tierra del Cygnus: Betty-Beta 2897 Zelazny, Roger. "This Moment of the Storm " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1966); pg. 254. "Perhaps Yeats had something like this in mind when he wrote that fine line, 'Things fall apart; the center cannot hold.' I doubt it, but I still have to go the library to read the news. "
literature Tran 1996 Pournelle, Jerry & Roland Green. Tran. New York: Baen (1996); pg. 234. "'...did you ever read a book called Connections?'

'I saw several of the TV episodes.'

'Well, I wish we had read that book... But I can remember some of it. How glass-making led to a shortage of wood, and that made coal valuable...' " [More.]

literature Tran 1996 Pournelle, Jerry & Roland Green. Tran. New York: Baen (1996); pg. 389. "'Do you know they have a complete Ptolemy's Life of Alexander the Great here on Tran?'

'You mean Arrian's?'

'No, Ptolemy's. The one written by Alexander's own best general and half-brother after he was King of Egypt. Arrian probably used it, but on Earth it's been lost for centuries. Octavia gave Ganton a copy as a wedding present. There are a thousand other pieces of classical literature I could sell for a fortune. Do you know I spent a whole afternoon reading a Latin translation of Aeschylus's The Myrmidons? Mary Renault got it almost exactly right in The Mask of Apollo, when Nikeratos puts it on at Delphi.' "

literature United Kingdom 1360 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon on the Border. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 55. "It was part of the poem by William Allingham, an early nineteenth-century poet. A poem called The Faeries, and one particular quatrain of it went...

'Wee folk, good folk,
Marching all together,
Blue jacket, red cap,
And white owl's feather . . .

[More about Allingham and his poem, pg. 55-60.]

literature United Kingdom 1364 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 215. Pg. 212: 'Casey At the Bat'; Pg. 215: The Emperor's New Clothes [Other literary refs., not in DB.]

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