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 - Shakespeare India 1984 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 268. "'Lay on!,' he whispered, quoting Macbeth, 'and damned be him who first cries 'Hold, enough!' ' "
literature - Shakespeare India 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 322. "'That sounds more like courage than anything else,' said the Tamil.

'What happened to 'discretion is the better part of valor'?'

'A quotation from a cowardly character in Shakespeare,' someone else pointed out. "

literature - Shakespeare Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 59. "...same logic as the infinite number of monkeys with the infinite number of typewriters cranking out Julius Caesar and I, the Jury. "
literature - Shakespeare Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 241. "'...But with Ariel, why, you're Prospero--you can command your airy spirit to conjure a tempest.'

...Pete finished inserting and connecting the plugs while I thought about what he had said about Ariel and Prospero. I had taken a Shakespeare class at KSU before dropping out, and The Tempest had been one of the plays I'd read. It began to come back to me.

'Peggy Sue isn't like Prospero's Ariel,' I said. 'This Ariel is only a machine.' "

literature - Shakespeare Luna 2020 Dick, Philip K. Clans of the Alphane Moon. Boston, MA: G.K. Hall (1979; c. 1964); pg. 69. Pg. 69: Hamlet (also pg. 137, 145)
literature - Shakespeare Luna 2050 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 360. [Shakespeare] "Unbidden, a line from a literature class came to him: The ides of March are come, Caesar says to the soothsayer, as he goes into the Senate, deriding the old man's warning. Ay, Caesar, says the soothsayer: but not gone. "
literature - Shakespeare Mars 2011 Zubrin, Robert. First Landing. New York: Ace Books (2002; c. 2001); pg. 26. Pg. 26: "...they were the only two at home in the world of ideas from Plato to Shakespeare, intellectuals who were passionate about real music and real poetry. "; Pg. 75: "...looked up from his volume of The Complete Shakespeare... "
literature - Shakespeare Maryland 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 168. Pg. 168: "Taylor had devoured... Shakespeare, Dickens, Mark Twain... "; Pg. 206: [Epigraph] "Unpathed waters, undreamed shores . . ./--William Shakespeare, The Winter's Tale "
literature - Shakespeare Massachusetts: Boston 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 114. Macbeth
literature - Shakespeare Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 299. MacBeth
literature - Shakespeare New York 1859 Bison, Terry. Fire on the Mountain. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 58. "Then with a flourish like Othello, Douglass was exeunt through the low choir door. "
literature - Shakespeare New York 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 233. "'...Sure, everybody worked in George Washington's time, but George Washington worked hard. Everybody worked in Shakespeare's time, but Shakespeare worked hard. I'm who I am because I work hard.' "
literature - Shakespeare New York: New York City 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 93. "If Marlowe had lived, he would have written very much better plays than Shakespeare's. " [Also pg. 136.]
literature - Shakespeare New York: New York City 1979 Asimov, Isaac. "The Backyard Look " in Isaac Asimov's Detectives (Gardner Dozois and Sheila Williams, eds.) New York: Ace Books (1998; c. 1979); pg. 171. Romeo and Juliet
literature - Shakespeare New York: New York City 2000 Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 5. "'...who writes this crap?... Nobody talks like that! And besides, when's all the hitting gonna start? This is supposed to be a big action blockbuster. It isn't Shakespeare, for crying out--' "
literature - Shakespeare New York: New York City 2001 Castro, Adam-Troy. Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six. New York: BP Books (2001); pg. 208. Pg. 208: "...the hernia-inducing Complete Shakespeare open to Macbeth on the podium... the Royal Shakespeare Company... "; Pg. 210: The Taming of the Shrew; Pg. 255: Othello [More, pg. 210.]
literature - Shakespeare New York: New York City 2002 Friesner, Esther M. Men in Black II. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 42. "spontaneously remember whole pages out of that Shakespeare play--Romeo and Juliet--even though they'd slept through it in eight-grade English class. "
literature - Shakespeare New York: New York City 2150 McHugh, Maureen F. China Mountain Zhang. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 15. "This is a nasty comedy we play, one of Shakespeare's problem comedies, like Measure for Measure. "
literature - Shakespeare New York: New York City 4912 Asimov, Isaac. The Caves of Steel in The Robot Novels (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 4. "Back in the Coal Century, people moaned about the invention of the steam engine. In one of Shakespeare's plays, a character moaned the invention of gunpowder. A thousand years in the future, they'd be moaning about the invention of the positronic brain. "
literature - Shakespeare Ohio 1994 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 5. "His verdict? I was no Shakespeare, but I did okay. "
literature - Shakespeare Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 228. "...afforded by the tongue of Marlowe, Shakespeare, and Milton.... Caliban " [More.]
literature - Shakespeare Ontario 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 51. Pg. 50-51: "'What do you believe?'

'That there are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamed up in your philosophy.'

Vicki snorted. 'What a cop-out,' she muttered. 'And misquoted.'

'How do you know? Remember, I heard the original. Had the hardest time convincing Shakespeare not to cal the poor guy Yoluff.' He sounded perfectly serious but he had to be pulling her leg. 'Yoluff, Prince of Denmark. Can you imagine?'

'No. And I don't really care about mythic wer. I want to know...' ";

Pg. 265-266: MacBeth

literature - Shakespeare Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 127. "John:... I don't think even Shakespeare would enjoy having Hamlet compete for the control of his body--do you, Max?

Kyriakides: Hamlet was imaginary-- "

literature - Shakespeare Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 116. " Nurse in Romeo and Juliet... "
literature - Shakespeare 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. 135. -
literature - Shakespeare Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 68. "Not today, O Lord, O not today, he pleaded now, quoting Henry V according to Shakespeare; everything depends on today. Let us not mess this up. "
literature - Shakespeare Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 174. "...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... King Lear "
literature - Shakespeare Solar System 2276 Clarke, Arthur C. Imperial Earth. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1976); pg. 67. Pg. 67: Olivier's Hamlet; Pg. 274: quote from Julius Caesar
literature - Shakespeare Solar System 2323 Cherryh, C. J. Heavy Time. New York: Warner (1991); pg. 29. Book jacket: "But Pollard is an orphan of the Belt, a child of space. He's never read Shakespeare, or seen a sunrise, or heard of the Golden Rule. "; Pg. 29: "Talk to Ben about Shakespeare, Ben'd say, What shift does he work? "
literature - Shakespeare Solar System 2324 Cherryh, C. J. Hellburner. New York: Warner (1992); pg. 4. Pg. 2: "The clock on the screen said: 0842 June 14, 2324. "; Pg. 4: "He'd had a partner back in the Belt, Morrie Bird, who had used to talk to him about Colorado, and cities and sunsets and Shakespeare. "
literature - Shakespeare South Africa 1950 Berliner, Janet. "A Case for Justice " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 192. Pg. 192: "'What might our lives have been without Walt Whitman?' he asked. 'Without Shakespeare and Shelley?' " [Also pg. 181.]
literature - Shakespeare Transylvania 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 31. "It was by this time close to morning, and we went to bed. (Mem., this diary seems horribly like the beginning of the 'Arabian Nights,' for everything has to break off at cockcrow--or like the ghost of Hamlet's father.) "
literature - Shakespeare Transylvania 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 37. "I begin to get new lights on certain things which have puzzled me. Up to now I never quite knew what Shakespeare meant when he made Hamlet say:--

'My tablets! quick, my tablets!
'Tis meet that i put it down,' etc., "

literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom 1969 Aldiss, Brian. "Nothing in Life is Ever Enough " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1999); pg. 83. Pg. 83: "...reading books I found in the library, old-fashioned books: romances by Dumas and Jules Verne... and the plays of Shakespeare -- one of which in particular took my fancy, since it was set on an island. "; Pg. 86: "In particular, I taught her to appreciate the music of Shakespeare's island story, on which there lives another Miranda. We likened me to a sort of Caliban and her father to a sort o Prospero, while our island was, of course, that magical island in the still-vexed Bermoothes. " [More, extensive refs. to The Tempest, pg. 89-93.]
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom 1984 Lear, Anne. "The Adventure of the Global Traveler " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 67. Pg. 67: "All I wanted was to find out who the Third Murderer in Macbeth really was. Well, I know now. I also know the secret identity and the fate of one famous personage, that the death of another occurred many years before it was reported to have done, and a hitherto unknown detail of Wm. Shakespeare's acting career. "; Pg. 74: "...old Adam in As you Like it, and King Hamlet's ghost...' " [Other refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom 1988 Adams, Douglas. The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul. New York: Simon and Schuster (1988); pg. 123. "' 'do such things--

' 'what they are yet I know not--but they shall be

' 'The terror of the Earth,' ' said Kate, brightly.

Standish narrowed his eyes.

'Lear, Act Two, Scene Four,' he said. 'And I think you'll find it's 'terrors' and not 'terror.' '

'Do you know, I think you're right?' replied Kate. "

literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom 1994 Holdstock, Robert. The Hollowing. New York: Roc (1994); pg. 115. "In the manner of Hamlet's father's ghost, Alex haunts that castle. "
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom 1995 Aldiss, Brian. "Dark Society " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 168. Pg. 168: "'You sound like Hamlet's father!' Cleat shouted. ";

Pg. 171: "'This is Hell, nor are we out of it . . .', as Shakespeare immortally puts it.'

'Marlow!' screamed Cleat...

'Tut, of course, Marlow... Marlow. Must remember. Good old Christopher Marlowe.' ";

Pg. 179: Julius Caesar

literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom 2015 Willis, Connie. "Cat's Paw " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 167. Pg. 167: Shakespeare
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 347. Pg. 347: "Like Hamlet, she was fat and scant of breath. "; Pg. 628: "Both were in black--but with the strange difference that Mordred was resplendent in his, a sort of Hamlet, while Gawaine looked more like the grave-digger. "; Pg. 647: "It is Jocasta, not Juliet, who dwells in the inner chamber. It is Gertrude, not the silly Ophelia, who sends Hamlet to his madness. "
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 559. "We, who have learned to base our interpretation of love on the conventional boy-and-girl romance of Romeo and Juliet, would be amazed if we could step back into the Middle Ages--when the poet of chivalry could write about Man that he had 'en ciel un dieu, par terre une deese.' Lovers were not recruited then among the juveniles and adolescents... "
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 647. "People write tragedies in which fatal blondes betray their paramours to ruin, in which Cressidas, Cleopatras, Delilahs, and sometimes even naughty daughters like Jessica bring their lovers or their parents to distress: but these are not the heart of tragedy. They are fripperies to the soul of man. What does it matter if Antony did fall upon his sword? It only killed him. It is the mother's not the lover's lust that rots the mind. It is that which condemns the tragic character to his walking death. It is Jocasta, not Juliet, who dwells in the inner chamber. It is Gertrude, not the silly Ophelia, who sends Hamlet to his madness. The heart of tragedy does not lie in stealing or taking away. "
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: England 1944 Holdstock, Robert. Mythago Wood. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1984); pg. 86. "Avon? Stratford-upon-Avon? Shakespeare? 'My favourite is Romeo and Juliet. I'm glad you have some culture, at least.' "
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: England 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 640. "...and the city-states of Michelangelo's Italy or Shakespeare's England. "
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: England 2199 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Rama II. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 95. Pg. 95: "'...And this young man from The Bard's home town of Stratford-on-Avon does not create these robots as a hobby.' " [A robot Puck quotes Shakespeare.]; Pg. 107: Quotes from MacBeth; Pg. 166: Romeo and Juliet [Other refs., not in DB, e.g. pg. 141, 332, 335-336.]
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: London 1593 C.E. Huff, Tanya. Blood Price. New York: DAW Books (1991); pg. 70. "It was London, 1593. Elizabeth was on the throne... He'd been dead for some fifty-seven years. He'd been walking back from the theater, having just seen the premiere presentation of Richard the Third. On the whole, he'd enjoyed himself although he had a feeling the playwright had taken a few liberties with the personality of the king. "
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: London 1989 Campbell, Ramsey. Ancient Images. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1989); pg. 86. Pg. 86: Midsummer's Night Dream; Pg. 94: Shakespeare
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: London 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 29. Pg. 185: "Am I a Sorcerer--like Macbeth's witches--mixing truth and lies in incandescent shapes? "; Also pg. 29, 127, 186, 195, 249, 306, 334, 381, 383, some other refs. [These include refs. to many different Shakespeare plays.]
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 257. "The New Globe Theatre is real, it exists. I've seen Two Gentlemen of Verona played on its stages. It changes Shakespeare. The scenes were written for that stage; they fit. the balcony is a convenient height for handing down notes.. " [More.]
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: London 2075 Ryman, Geoff. The Child Garden; or A Low Comedy. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 7. "On a makeshift stage, actors were trading convoluted Shakespearian wit.

Thou pretty because little!
Little pretty because little. Wherefore apt?
And therefore apt because quick!

It was a production of Love's Labour's Lost. The children were bored: they could follow the play with such ease. " [Many other refs. to this play throughout novel.]

literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: London 2075 Ryman, Geoff. The Child Garden; or A Low Comedy. New York: St. Martin's Press (1989); pg. 64. -
literature - Shakespeare United Kingdom: London 2546 Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: HarperCollins (1999; c. 1932, 1946); pg. 51. Pg. 51: "'And a man called Shakespeare. You've never heard of them of course.' "; Pg. 132: "He picked it up, looked at the titlepage: the book was called The Complete Works of William Shakespeare. ";

Pg. 166: "'Do they read Shakespeare?' asked the Savage as they walked, on their way to the Bio-chemical Laboratories, past the School Library.

'Certainly not,' said the Head Mistress, blushing.

'Our library,' said Dr. Gaffney, 'contains only books of reference. If our young people need distraction, they can get it at the feelies. We don't encourage them to indulge in any solitary amusements.' ";

Pg. 167: The Merchant of Venice; Pg. 174: Othello (also pg. 225-226, 237, 244, 246); Pg. 179: Romeo and Juliet (also pg. 187-188, 225); Pg. 195: Shakespeare (also pg. 236-237); Pg. 241: King Lear

literature - Shakespeare USA 1909 Bison, Terry. Fire on the Mountain. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 15. "By noon I had unloaded the fence posts while Dehl dickered and spat in Low German with the owner, and we started back with the new horse tied to the wagon; he was indeed a skittery character. His name was Caesar, which I spelled in my mind, 'Sees Her,' for I had not yet formed the acquaintance with the classics which was to enrich my later years... "
literature - Shakespeare USA 1940 Hubbard, L. Ron. Fear. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1991; c. 1940); pg. 8. "..attic floor with indifference; Swift, Tennyson, Carroll, Verne, Dumas, Gibbon, Colonel Ingram, Shakespeare, Homer, Khayyam and the unknown creators of myth and legend of all lands had been his advisers and companions and playmates... "
literature - Shakespeare USA 1949 Jackson, Shirley. "The Intoxicated " in The Lottery and Other Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1998; first published 1949); pg. 6. Pg. 6: "And the schools, in the middle of Latin class, while we're reading Caesar. " [More]
literature - Shakespeare USA 1957 Jones, Raymond F. "The Gardener " in The Non-Statistical Man. New York: Belmont Books (1964; copyright 1957); pg. 103. "'...Smithers likes wonder boys who can sit motionless for a day at a time and recite all of 'Hamlet' from memory.' "
literature - Shakespeare USA 1960 Knight, Damon. "The Handler " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1960); pg. 260. "'Sol and Ernie and Mack, my writers, Shakespeare should have been so lucky--' "
literature - Shakespeare USA 1963 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 97. "...locked himself in his office, and read. Sophocles, Shakespeare, Proust, Faulker . . . all the works he'd meant to absorb before but had never had the time to read. "
literature - Shakespeare USA 1970 Zelazny, Roger. Nine Princes of Amber in The Chronicles of Amber, vol. 1. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1970); pg. 4. "In the State of Denmark there was the odor of decay. . . . " [Shakespeare reference.]
literature - Shakespeare USA 1974 Dick, Philip K. "The Pre-Persons " in The Golden Man. New York: Berkley (1980; c. 1974); pg. 294. Pg. 294: "'I am invisible,' he said to himself, a line he had learned at the fifth-grade play of Midsummer Night's Dream, a line Oberon, whom he had played, had said. "; Pg. 295: Puck
literature - Shakespeare USA 1979 Dick, Philip K. "The Exit Door Leads In " in I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985; c. 1979); pg. 116. Pg. 116: Richard the Third; Pg. 121: Lady Macbeth
literature - Shakespeare USA 1980 Dick, Philip K. "Breakfast at Twilight " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1954); pg. 195. "'I'll take a couple of these along. I haven't seen fiction in months. Most of it disappeared. burned back in '77.'


Douglas helped himself. 'Shakespeare. Milton. Dryden. I'll take the old stuff. It's safer...' "

literature - Shakespeare USA 1982 Pollack, Rachel. "Angel Baby " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1982); pg. 144. "One time Mrs. Becker called on me in English class, to say what some character in Shakespeare said to his mother or something, and I just stammered at her... "
literature - Shakespeare USA 1987 Willis, Connie. "Ado " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 113. [Author's introduction.] "I wrote 'Ado' when political correctness was still just a gleam in some activist's eye, and the only thing the Fundamentalists were trying to do was keep The Catcher in the Rye from being taught in high school. In the years since, productions of The Taming of the Shrew have been picketed by feminists... "

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