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 - Dickens world 2032 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 186. David Copperfield
literature - Dickens world 2050 Scarborough, Elizabeth Ann. Last Refuge. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 313. "'You're chokin' me up,' Buzz said. 'What'll we have next, the ghost of Christmas to Come?' " [Dickens reference]
literature - Dickens world 2050 Wolfe, Gene. "The Fifth Head of Cerberus " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1972); pg. 350. David Copperfield
literature - Dickens world 2114 Dick, Philip K. The Man Who Japed. New York: Ace Books (1956); pg. 26. -
literature - Dickens world 2135 Dick, Philip K. Our Friends From Frolix 8. New York: Ace Books (1970); pg. 93. "Her hard, slim, breastless body . . . and always her cheery smile, like a character out of Dickens, he thought. A chimney sweep. A Soho thug. Conning her way out of trouble, talking someone into something. "
literature - Dickens world 2150 Dickson, Gordon R. The Magnificent Wilf. New York: Baen (1995)

; pg. 69.

"'An Alien? What kind of an Alien?'

'I'm not sure,' said Tom, still trying to sort out his memories of the conversation. 'It's something like the three spirits that come and visit Scrooge in Dickens' Christmas Carol. I met someone, but whoever it was was rather hard to describe--what he had to tell me even harder to understand.' "

literature - Dickens world 3000 Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris Strugatsky. Tale of the Troika in Roadside Picnic and Tale of the Troika. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co. (1977); pg. 242. "It would take him a long time to get through Bream. And when he did, we would give him the thirty-volume Dickens... "
literature - Robin Hood California: San Francisco 1986 McIntyre, Vonda N. Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home. New York: Pocket Books (1986); pg. 108. "She backed up the Rover and stopped.

'Well,' she said. 'If it isn't Robin Hood and Friar Tuck.'

'I'm afraid you have us confused with someone else,' the one in the maroon jacket said. 'My name is Kirk, and his is Spock.' "

literature - Robin Hood galaxy 2100 Bear, Greg. Anvil of Stars. New York: Warner Books (1992); pg. 90. "No swooping down to scoop up fuel, like Robin Hood swinging out of a tree to snatch a purse. "
literature - Robin Hood galaxy 2367 Friedman, Michael Jan. "Captain Jean-Luc Picard " in Dujonian's Hoard (Star Trek: TNG / The Captain's Table: Book 2 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 263. Pg. 263: "In 2367, Q cast Picard and his officers into an elaborate romantic fantasy based on the old Earth legends of Robin Hood. "; Pg. 266: "In 2366... A year later, he played Robin Hood to her [Vash's] maid Marian in a fantasy environment created by Q. "
literature - Robin Hood galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Strike (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 3 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 238. "The dawn of the New Era. Guinan. Farpoint Station. Picard. The Borg. The Calamarain. Sherwood Forest. Vash. Amanda Rogers. "
literature - Robin Hood galaxy 2374 de Lancie, John & Peter David. I, Q (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 92. "'I am the villain. That hasn't changed. Oh, we've had our fun with mariachi bands, and with Robin Hood and the like. But I'm still the bad guy...' "
literature - Robin Hood galaxy 2374 Galanter, Dave & Greg Brodeur. Battle Lines (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 74. "Janeway... Quarterstaff . . . a funny thought. Visions of Robin Hood and his merry men. She was going to try an ancient weapon against a dozen guards with modern disruptors? Foolishness. "
literature - Robin Hood galaxy 3000 Burkett Jr., William R. Blood Lines. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 119. "'Careless research. Keith Ramsey. William Tell shot apples off the heads of children. Robin Hood shot arrows into other arrows...' "
literature - Robin Hood Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 412. "...and then the crossed the Robin Hood Log a few hundred yards from Camp Three... "
literature - Robin Hood Luna 2200 Ford, John M. Growing Up Weightless. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 30. Robin Hood references, including "Sherwood Forest " and a villainous Sheriff, Nottingham (pg. 31), etc.
literature - Robin Hood Mars 2109 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 34. "...all hiding out in a UN Mandated Wilderness Area, pretending to be Castro or Robin Hood or somebody like that. "
literature - Robin Hood New York: New York City 1946 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 95. Pg. 95: "He dressed as if he got his clothes from a Salvation Army in the theater district, wearing a bright orange jacket like a bandleader might wear, a Harvard sweater, a Robin Hood hat with a feather... ";

Pg. 96: "'He's from another planet.'

I looked at the plus-fours and Robin Hood hat. 'No kidding,' I said. "

literature - Robin Hood Oregon 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 128. "...but spears are considered too savage a weapon. Long, heavy sticks, rather like the quarterstaffs of Robin Hood's men, are used instead. "
literature - Robin Hood United Kingdom 1994 Holdstock, Robert. The Hollowing. New York: Roc (1994); pg. 87. Pg. 87, 145
literature - Robin Hood United Kingdom 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 308. "'...In Catholic countries the triple goddess never quite went away, for the cult of Mary was little more than a dilution of her own cult. Crusaders brought back a version of this story to Britain, although Mary quickly became Marian, the companion of that Jack-in-the-Green, Robin Hood...' "
literature - Robin Hood United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 93. "'Naylor,' said the giant, 'John Naylor in the wide world it were, till us coming to be a man of the 'ood. Then 'twere John Little for some time, in the 'ood like, but mostly folk does put it back'ard now, and calls us Little John.'

'Oh! cried the Wart in delight. 'I' have heard of you, often when they tell Saxon stories in the evening, of you and Robin Hood.'

'Not Hood,' said Little John reprovingly. 'That bain't the way to name 'un, measter, not in the 'ood.'

'But it is Robin Hood in the stories,' said Kay.

'Ah, them book-learning chaps. They don't know all. How'm ever, 'tis time us do be stepping along.'

...'Please,' asked the Wart, 'where are you taking us?'

'Why, to Robin 'ood, seemingly, An't you sharp enough to guess that also, Measter Art?' " [More, including meeting Robin Hood, Friar Tuck and Marian, pg. 93-119, etc.]

literature - Robin Hood United Kingdom: England 1200 C.E. Beagle, Peter S. The Last Unicorn. New York: Ballantine (1968); pg. 76. "It was the seedy dandy Dick Fancy who moved first. All the figures but the last two had passed into the darkness when he rushed after them, calling hoarsely, 'Robin, Robin, Mr. Hood sir, wait for me!' Neither the man nor the woman turned, but every man of Cully's band--saving only Jack Jingly and the captain himself--ran to the clearing's edge, tripping and trampling one another, kicking the fire so that the clearing churned with shadows. 'Robin!' they shouted; and 'Marian, Scarlet, Little John--come back! Come back!' Schmendrick began to laugh, tenderly and helplessly.

Over their voices, Captain Cully screamed, 'Fools, fools and children! It was a lie, like all magic! There is no such person as Robin Hood!' But the outlaws, wild with loss, went crashing into the woods after the shining archers... " [More about the Robin Hood and assorted characters conjured up by magic, pg. 75-80.]

literature - Robin Hood United Kingdom: England 1200 C.E. Beagle, Peter S. The Last Unicorn. New York: Ballantine (1968); pg. 76. "'Robin Hood is a myth,' Captain Cully said nervously, 'a classic example of the heroic folk-figures synthesized out of need. John Henry is another. Men have to have heroes, but no man can ever be as big as the need, and so a legend grows around a grain of truth, like a pearl. Not that it isn't a remarkable trick, of course.' "
literature - Robin Hood United Kingdom: England 1200 C.E. Beagle, Peter S. The Last Unicorn. New York: Ballantine (1968); pg. 80. "'No man with the power to summon Robin Hood--indeed, to create him--can be bound for long. A word, a wish, and this tree must be an acorn on a branch again, this rope be green in a marsh.' "
literature - Robin Hood United Kingdom: England 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 80. "...for visits to Mulgrave Woods, Robin Hood's Bay, Rig Mill... " [Also pg. 93-94.]
literature - Robin Hood United Kingdom: England 1944 Holdstock, Robert. Mythago Wood. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1984); pg. 35. Pg. 35: "The form of Hood was subtly different--more brown than green, the face less friendly, more haunted, drawn. This is certainly because earlier images (even the Hood mythago that actually formed in the woodland, two years ago) were affected by my own confused childhood images of the greenwood, and the merry band. But now, evocation of the pre-mythago is more powerful... "; Pg. 37: "Christian saw me frown as I read through his tumble of words and images. Hood? Robin Hood? And someone--this Hood--shooting at my father in the woods? "; Pg. 40: "Historians and legend-seekers argue about where Arthur of the Britons, and Robin Hood really lived and fought... " [More, pg. 38-40, etc.]
literature - Robin Hood United Kingdom: London 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 330. "'Would you not be free forever, madam--a forest spirit?' he called. 'Robin Hood and Maid Marian?' And he sang a traditional snatch:

'Bold Robin came down to the water's side
For his lady fair was there,
'Oh, Marian, I would make of ye my bride
Out of love for your red-gold hair.' '

literature - Robin Hood United Kingdom: London 1989 Campbell, Ramsey. Ancient Images. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1989); pg. 124. Agatha Christie; Robin Hood
literature - Robin Hood USA 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 175. "He returned his attention to the movie, which starred Errol Flynn as Robin Hood. 'Yeah, those Mackensons go to church all high-and-mighty... "
literature - Robin Hood world 1996 Bradbury, Ray. "Exchange " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 215. "She put down Ivanhoe, Robin Hood, and Treasure Island. "
literature - Robin Hood world 2000 Gentle, Mary. The Wild Machines. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 4. "There is no book. Ash isn't history, she's Robin Hood, Arthur, Lancelot--legend. "
literature - Robin Hood world 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 158. "Inside the store, she found a skinny young male clerk in a leaf-green apron and a Robin Hood hat. "
literature - Robin Hood world 2100 Vinge, Joan D. "Eyes of Amber " in Analog: Readers' Choice: Vol. 2 (Stanley Schmidt, ed.) New York: David Publications (1981; story copyright 1977); pg. 236. "He had been the one who had first, facetiously, called T'uupieh 'Robin Hood.' Reed had snapped it up, and dubbed her ammonia swamps 'Sherwood Forest' for the press... 'The Sheriff of Nottingham,'... " [Other refs. not in DB.]
literature - Robin Hood world 2110 May, Julian. The Many Colored Land in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1981); pg. 167. "'...There's got to be some way we can orient ourselves. Can you locate the Pliocene polestar for us? That would be a big help.'

'So would a frigate of the Fleet Air Arm,' Richard grumbled. 'Or Robin Hood and his merry men.' "

literature - Robin Hood world 2389 Ellison, Harlan. "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1965); pg. 478. "But down below, ah, down below, where the people always needed their saints and sinners, their bread and circuses, their heroes and villains, he was considered a Bolivar; a Napoleon; a Robin Hood; a Dick Bong (Ace of Aces); a Jesus; a Jomo Kenyatta. "
literature - Shakespeare Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 91. "'...Which would you rather do: solve ten quadratic equations or write a one-page essay on one of Shakespeare's plays?'

'The former.' "

literature - Shakespeare Australia 2045 Egan, Greg. Permutation City. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 100. "Paul caught himself. Was that fatuous? As absurd as insisting that every room full of monkeys really did type the complete works of Shakespeare--they just happened to put the letters in a slightly different order? "
literature - Shakespeare Australia 2061 Turner, George. Drowning Towers. New York: William Morrow (1987); pg. 14. "...choose his roles, demand a Shakespearean revival and get it... " [Also pg. 109.]
literature - Shakespeare 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. "'...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 - Shakespeare 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... "
literature - Shakespeare California 1963 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 19. "...take Crookback Dick, as Shakespeare calls Richard III "
literature - Shakespeare California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 61. "'Hamlet was not written by Shakespeare; it was merely written by a man named Shakespeare.' "
literature - Shakespeare California 1971 Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 30. [Character is reading books about 'Elise McKenna', i.e. Latter-day Saint actress Maude Adams.] "In the bottom row are photographs of her as other characters she played: L'Aiglon, Portia, Juliet... a rooster yet in Chanticleer... Second book. Martin Ellsworth's Photographic History of the American Stage. More photographs, not on several pages, though; spread out throughout the book, taking her in chronological order from her first role to her last--The Wandering Boy in 1878 to The Merchant of Venice in 1931. A long career.

Here's a photograph of her playing Juliet with William Faversham. I bet she was good. " [Some other refs. to McKenna/Adams' role as Juliet, not in DB, incl. pg. 33, 267.]

literature - Shakespeare California 1971 Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. 45. "Comments on her acting up to 1896... Romeo and Juliet: 'How different from her first performance of this role. Finely emotional and intensely appealing on its tragic side. Total poignancy. Sense of emotional loss conveyed with brilliant conviction and authority. The most sympathetic, the most human and the most convincing Juliet we have ever seen.' "
literature - Shakespeare California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 58. Pg. 58: Shakespeare; Pg. 163-164: Hamlet; Claudius; Hamlet; Pg. 195-196: A Midsummer Night's Dream
literature - Shakespeare California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 20. Pg. 20: "...flipping through the pages of her battered copy of Kardec's Selected Prayers. Among the other books she had tossed onto the couch were Reichenbach's Letters on Od and Magnetism, and a spiral-bound notebook with a version of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida hand-copied onto it... "; Pg. 46: "Those were lines from Richard II, from a speech his wife Nina had often quoted when she'd been feeling down... " [Other Shakespeare refs., not in DB.]
literature - Shakespeare California 2050 Dick, Philip K. The Simulacra. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1964); pg. 20. Pg. 20: Hamlet; Pg. 43: Julius Caesar
literature - Shakespeare California 2053 Rucker, Rudy. Freeware. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 12. "'Shaped like the Koran or the Book of Mormon? Or maybe like the... works of Shakespeare!' "
literature - Shakespeare California: Hollywood 1955 Bradbury, Ray. A Graveyard for Lunatics. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1990); pg. 124. -
literature - Shakespeare California: Los Angeles 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 175. "'...When you think of the finest human achievements, practical and artistic, names occur to you. Whom do you think of immediately?'

'Leonardo da Vinci, I suppose,' Michael said. 'Shakespeare, Beethoven. Einstein. Newton.' "

literature - Shakespeare California: Orange County 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 67. Pg. 67: "Every tap at the old computer keyboard is mocked by the volumes behind and around him, Shakespeare, Shelley, Stevens, Snyder... ";

Pg. 137: "'Best Hamlet ever filmed. Christopher Plummer as the Dane, shot by the BBC at Elsinore years ago.'

'I like the old Russian one, myself. His father's ghost, ten stories tall--how could you beat it?' "

literature - Shakespeare California: Orange County 2065 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 271. "The little company was doing Macbeth, but only by doubling and even tripling the parts. Kevin had heard the name, but was unfamiliar with the story. "; Pg. 273: "But several of Shakespeare's plays are in the same class.

Are they all so sad?

The tragedies are very sad. The comedies are very funny. The problem plays are extremely problematic. "

[Much more about Macbeth and their production on pg. 272-273. Also pg. 316.]

literature - Shakespeare California: San Francisco 1906 Baker, Kage. "Son Observe the Time " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 588. Shakespeare first folio
literature - Shakespeare California: San Francisco 1955 Dick, Philip K. The Broken Bubble. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 6. Pg. 6: "'But that's yours. For the dinner music stretch. Between the Romeo and Juliet Overture... and Till Eulenspiegel.' "; Pg. 21: "'The Romeo and Juliet Overture played by Edward van Beinum and the London Philharmonic.' "
literature - Shakespeare California: San Francisco 1955 Dick, Philip K. The Broken Bubble. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 120. "'Don't you know who Thisbe was?' the girl demanded. Evidently she had read up on it. 'She was in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream.'

'She was a wall,' he said.

'No, she wasn't a wall. She was the girl in the play they did; she was separated from her lover by a wall.' " [More, not in DB.]

literature - Shakespeare California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 21. "'The ingenious Italians--what was it Shakespeare said? Supersubtle Venetians? "
literature - Shakespeare California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 138. "...of Francis Drake... and of Shakespeare and Socrates and Solomon... "
literature - Shakespeare California: San Francisco 2021 Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. New York: Ballantine (1996; c. 1968); pg. 148. "'All life is one; 'no man is an island,' as Shakespeare said in olden times.'

'John Donne.'

Isidore gestured in agitation... "

literature - Shakespeare Canada 1993 Katz, Welwyn Wilton. Come Like Shadows. Regina, Saskatchewan: Coteau Books (2001; 1993); pg. 93. Pg. 44: Romeo and Juliet; Pg. 44-45: Hamlet; Pg. 93: King Lear; Henry V
literature - Shakespeare Canada 1993 Katz, Welwyn Wilton. Come Like Shadows. Regina, Saskatchewan: Coteau Books (2001; 1993) [Book jacket] "Sixteen-year-old Kinny O'Neil lands a dream job at the famed Stratford Theatre Festival, assisting in the summer production of Macbeth. But the dream quickly becomes a nightmare, when the head witch is killed at the very first rehearsal. Is Macbeth really as cursed as everyone says it is?

An antique mirror used as a prop in the play seems to have a strange hold on Kinny, and the new lead witch also seems to wield some power over her.

Bad luck continues to dog the play as it tours to Scotland. There, Kinny must face a magical threat as old as the country itself. " [The production of Macbeth is the novel's central plot element.]

literature - Shakespeare Colorado 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 95. "Haast hurried up to his monkey Hamlet and grasped him... "
literature - Shakespeare Colorado 1987 Willis, Connie. "Ado " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 115. Pg. 115: Shakespeare [mentioned throughout story]; Pg. 117: Macbeth; The Tempest; Midsummer Night's Dream; The Winder's Tale; Richard III; Henry IV; The Taming of the Shrew; Merry Wives of Windscor, Romeo and Juliet; Love's Labour's Lost.; Pg. 118: Othello; The Merchant of Venice; As You Like It; Hamlet
literature - Shakespeare Colorado 1993 Simmons, Dan. "Entropy's Bed at Midnight " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 29. [Extended passage about the main character getting into an argument with some people about whether the phrase, "when entropy's out of its bed at midnight ", is from Shakespeare or not. The actual passage, as he learns pg. 30, is "What doth gravity out of his bed at midnight? ", from King Henry IV. Part I, Act II, Line 328.]; Pg. 30: Hamlet; Macbeth
literature - Shakespeare Colorado: Boulder 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 91. Othello

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