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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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Aleut world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 416. "'They were Aleuts,' Raven says. 'American citizens. But no one had ever heard of them. Most people don't know that the Japanese conquered American territory during the war--several islands at the end of the Aleutian chain. Inhabited. By my people. They took the two most important Aleuts and put them in prison camps in Japan. One of them was the mayor of Attu--the most important civil authority. The other was even more important, to us. He was the chief harpooners of the Aleut nation.' " [More in this section, not in DB.]
Algonquin Argo 2179 Sawyer, Robert J. Golden Fleece. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 107. "...others in their native tongues: Algonquin, Esperanto, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Kurdish, Mandarin... "
Algonquin New York 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 3. "Here, in the basin of the riverbend, the Mohawks had overpowered the Algonquins... "
Algonquin Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 306. Algonquin Park
Algonquin world 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 361. "Consulting the program, he was informed that Helen America was in fact the authoress of Mazulem the Night Owl, as well as Harlequein Panattahah and The Genii of the Algonquins. "
Algonquin world 1956 de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 54. "When Wayotan died and the present Sachim was elected... Learning that I had some knowledge of letters (for I had picked up spoken and written Algonkian in spite of my wretched lot) he freed me and made me official librarian. "
American Catholics California 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 97. Pg. 97: "Taft-Pallis guarantees accreditation to any religious group, regardless of numbers of members, which can prove a long history of practice in America or a belief in one God. The Act was ratified due to pressure from the American Indian Movement (AIM), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the American Catholics. ";

Pg. 145: "'Probably don't get a lot of women in the rectory, eh?'

'Of course no.' Eion sniffed with practiced offense. 'We're Roman Catholics, remember, not one of those heathen American Catholics.' "

American Catholics New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 167. "I looked away, not wanting to intrude on her business. My eyes strayed back to the table full of strangers.

'You're an American Catholic, then?' A bearded man to my left asked politely. Ringlets of brown hair fell down either side of his face.

'Oh.' I forgot what I must look like to them. 'This is borrowed. I . . .' I couldn't think of a simple way to explain how I ended up in Eion's vestments, so I just said, 'My brother is a Roman Catholic priest.'

'I see.' " [Deidre is mistaken for a female priest of the American Catholic denomination, because is wearing her brother's vestments, and Roman Catholics do not allow women to be priests.]

American Civil Liberties Union Alabama 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 40. -
American Civil Liberties Union Arizona 1987 Murphy, Pat. "Rachel in Love " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1986); pg. 43. "...finds Jake in his apartment in downtown Flagstaff... The headlines read: 'Intelligent chimp inherits fortune!' Of course, Aaron's bequest isn't really a fortune and she isn't just a chimp, but close enough. Animal rights activists rise up in Rachel's defense. The case is discussed on the national news... The American Civil Liberties Union assigns a lawyer to the case. "
American Civil Liberties Union California 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 97. "Earth Powers is a cooperative of New Age spiritualists. The organization achieved governmental accreditation only last year, thanks in part to the controversial Taft-Pallis Act. Taft-Pallis guarantees accreditation to any religious group, regardless of numbers of members, which can prove a long history of practice in America or a belief in one God. The Act was ratified due to pressure from the American Indian Movement (AIM), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and the American Catholics.

Despite the Act's stated favoritism toward Original American rights, it was the Wiccans of Massachusetts who were the first to register under this Act... As more and more formally outlawed groups discovered ways to prove a history of practice, the Act has fallen under harsh criticism. Presidential candidate Etienne Letourneau (New Right) has vowed to find a way to 'strike a blow against this regressive Act and make America safe from the lunatic fringe.' "

American Civil Liberties Union New York: New York City 1994 Walker, Sage. "A Breath of Life " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 261. "'We've got another election before I'm due to retire,' Bjorn said. 'I think the law can't stay on the books, Zoe. The ACLU and the JADL will get it revoked.' "
American Civil Liberties Union New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 94. "'He has more dotted lines to antigovernment groups than . . . I don't know what. Angelucci has his fingers in all the radical groups: Hasidim, Muslims . . . possibly other heathens as well. Not to mention the liberal fringe like ACLU, human rights campaigners--which we know is a front for queers--and God knows what else. He and his pals, like Jibril Freshta, have been stirring the pot of dissension for the last year...' "
American Civil Liberties Union New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 103. "There are only 14 percent of Americans who are without LINK privilege, and most of those are simply too lazy or stubborn to convert to a real religion. Since Taft-Pallis, those degenerates only have to convert to some New Age religion to have full access to the LINK: why don't they just get off their butts and do it? The rest of us, who are productive and spiritual citizens, shouldn't have to shoulder the burden of this 'intellectual elite' who already have the support of the ACLU and other fringe organizations. "
American Civil Liberties Union USA 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 426. "A Level Three person was fixated on rules. 'I followed orders.' Level Four ethics were dictated by the majority. A Level Five person devoted his or her life to creating and defending the laws that best served the widest common good, while defending the legal rights even of those whose views the Level Five person could not accept. Level Five people made wonderful A.C.L.U. lawyers. Saul had known his share of Level Fives in New York. Level Sixes were able to transcend the legalistic fixation of Level Fives, focusing on the common good and higher ethical realities across national, cultural, and societal boundaries. Level Sevens responded only to universal principles. Level Sevens appeared to be represented by the occasional Jesuses, Gandhis, and Buddhas. "
American Civil Liberties Union USA 1998 DeFalco, Tom & Adam-Troy Castro. X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow Book 2: The Present. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 97. "'That meant most super-villains, to start with,' Titania said. 'Nobody had any problems with that. Guys like the Green Goblin, Dr. Octopus, the U-Foes--they were always driving everybody's insurance rates right through the roof, so the average citizen felt much safer with them carted off in stasis tubes. oh, Captain America asked some tough questions, until they got him. And the ACLU filed a suit protesting the legality of holding all these people incognito without benefit of trial, but somehow, they couldn't find a judge willing to support the rights of people like Graviton and... the Absorbing Man.' "
American Civil Liberties Union USA 2009 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 324. "'The state wants to remove me from the home of a homosexual. They say the Holn might have fixed me so I'm not gay anymore and they don't want bad influences to corrupt me again.'

'Jesus. Well, I'll tell you, if I were still a lawyer, I'd offer my services.'

'Thanks. The ACLU has jumped in. And the foundation.' "

American Civil Liberties Union USA 2026 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 42. "Kuin, whoever or whatever he might be, had already caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people, perhaps more. For that reason, the name was treated with gravitas in respectable circles. For the same reason, it became popular with comedians and T-shirt designers. 'Kuinist' imagery was banned from certain schools until the ACLU intervened. Because he stood for nothing discernible except conquest and destruction, Kuin became a slate on which the disaffected scrawled their manifestos. "
American Civil Liberties Union USA 2030 Disch, Thomas M. On Wings of Song. New York: St. Martin's Press (1978); pg. 122. Pg. 122: "So it was that whenever Broadicea would be holding forth on any subject... to the unreasonableness of her Uncle Charles's recent demagogic vendetta against the A.C.L.U... "; Pg. 198: "The explosion was said to be the work of unidentified terrorists. No mention was made of the A.C.L.U. but the implication was there. " [A few other refs., not in DB.]
American Civil Liberties Union Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 293. "'This is the vital stuff,' Kiernan said. 'I'll sell it to the Chinese before I let Cornell get his hands on it. He'll turn it all over to the ACLU.' "
American Civil Liberties Union world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 184. "All of this data about General Washington's hobby, originally researched by Michael Aldrich, Ph.D., of Mill Valley, California, was rediscovered by Saul Goodman while he and Barney Muldoon were employed as investigators by the American Civil Liberties Union on test cases seeking to have all remaining anti-marijuana laws repealed as unconstitutional. "
American Civil Liberties Union world 1993 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 170. "The devil's [replied] 'Throughout history, admission to hell has depended on but one criterion... You must belong to a group some other group believes is heading there.'

'That's perverse.'

'It's also the law. Doesn't matter if you're an embezzler, a slave trader, or Hermann Goering himself--you can elude my domain if nobody ever imagined you in it.'

'How terribly unfair.'

'Of course it's unfair. Who do you think's running the universe, Eleanor Roosevelt?' Wyvern kissed his tail, sucked on the barbs. 'Quantum realities don't have checks and balances. There's no cosmic ACLU out there.' "

American Civil Liberties Union 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. 111. "Sex, after all, must be part of any Zeitgeist. Baptists, Republicans, Zoroastrians, Flat-Earthers, Afrocentrists, members of Mensa and the ACLU: they all have sex... "
American Civil Liberties Union world 2000 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 17. "I was born in 1968. Till past 2000, you could say practically everything about me by saying that my mother was a black lawyer's daughter and my father was a white ex-con with a political history. Grandpa got Daddy out of jail for the ACLU, and lived to regret it (I heard him say that himself). Mama was an activist, passionate in her battle to overcome everything about the past, in her early twenties in 1966 when they married. "
American Civil Liberties Union world 2324 Cherryh, C. J. Hellburner. New York: Warner (1992); pg. 208. "'...You wouldn't get her involve din anything.'

'You know the Civil Liberty Association?'

'No, sir. I never heard of them.'

'They're the ones funding you mother's lawyer. They're headquartered in Munich. They support lawsuits in certain causes, that's mostly what they do. Their board of advisers has some of the same associations as the Sun Party, the Peace Front, the Karl Leiden Foundation--the Party of Man--'

He shook his head. 'I don't know anything about them. I doubt she does.'

'They're Earth-based Internationals: of several related groups, only the Civil Liberty Association and the Human Research Foundation maintain offices off Earth. They apparently do each other's business...' "

American Nazi Party USA 1967 Godwin, P. Waiting for the Galactic Bus. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 90-91. "'I mean was she Aryan?'

'One hunnert percent pure White American Aryan like me. The purest.'

'And like so many capable men, you are here through the judgment of inferiors.' Drumm rubbed his pudgy hands together. 'As myself. I was with Rockwell at Arlington.'

Roy regarded Drumm with new respect. 'The American Nazi Party.' The last of his fear vanished. Drumm was no threat but an ally with major-league credentials.

'With me to guide him, George Rockwell formed and headed the ANP... that truth is the God-ordained and inevitable supremacy of the White Race.' "

American Nazi Party world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 271. "The Ku Klux Kan, the American Nazi Party, the Democratic Nationalist Socialist Party, and a few like-minded organizations restrained themselves and did not claim responsibility [for the sabotage of the Machine]. "
Americanism galaxy 2421 Kato, Ken. Yamato: A Rage in Heaven. New York: Time Warner (1990); pg. 8. "His family had escaped off Nigeria during the Afrikan coups forty years ago, and like the sons and daughters of most refugees to whom Amerika had given asylum, he had grown to be 101 percent Amerikan. "; Pg. 11: "Of all the cultural Sectors set up by the Edict, only Amerika had resisted totalitarianism. Only in Amerika was the ideal of democracy still revered and given succor. Only in Amerika was the free mixing of men of all races, creeds, and colors encouraged. "; pg. 17: "United Worlds of Amerika "
Americanism Iceland 1945 Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 1, pg. 10. "No, the idots are the people who believe that Captain America garbage you print in your newspapers, Barnes. I mean, where's this super-soldier when we're all getting shot to pieces, huh? Having a beer with Uncle Sam? Chasin' skirt with the Easter Bunny? "
Americanism Mars 2128 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 106. "'Jackie is right,' Nadia said... 'People claiming that some fundamental right is foreign to their culture--that stinks no matter who says it, fundamentalists, patriarchs, Leninists, metanats, I don't care who...'

Art noticed more than a few delegates frowning at this sentiment, which no doubt struck them as a version of Western secular relativism, or perhaps John Boone's hyperamericanism. "

Americanism United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 47. "The great body, shadowy and almost invisible among the stems, ended in a face which had been ravaged by all the passions of an absolute monarch... There he hung or hovered, his vast ironic mouth permanently dawn downward in a kind of melancholy, his lean clean-shaven chops giving him an American expression, like that of Uncle Sam. "
Americanism USA 1930 Stapledon, Olaf. Last and First Men. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. (1988; first published 1930); pg. 25. "Thus it was that America sank further and further into Americanism. Vast wealth and industry, and also brilliant invention, were concentrated upon puerile ends. In particular the whole of American life was organized around the cult of the powerful individual, that phantom ideal which Europe herself had begun to outgrow in her last phase. "
Americanism USA 1930 Stapledon, Olaf. Last and First Men. Los Angeles: Jeremy P. Tarcher, Inc. (1988; first published 1930); pg. xv. [This is part of the author's preface, and not part of the novel.] "American readers, if ever there are any, may feel that their great nation is given a somewhat unattractive part in the story. I have imagined the triumph of the cruder sort of Americanism over all that is best and most promising in American culture. May this not occur in the real world! Americans themselves, however, admit the possibility of such an issue, and will, I hope, forgive me for emphasizing it, and using it as an early turning-point in the long drama of Man. "
Americanism USA 1971 Leiber, Fritz. "America the Beautiful " in The Ruins of Earth: An Anthology of Stories of the Immediate Future. (Thomas M. Disch, ed.) New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1971); pg. 316. "'Professor Grissim, the first night we talked you said America's achievement had been due almost entirely to the sweep of science, technology, and computerized civilization. The people of the Communist League believe that too--in fact, they made their declaration of faith earlier than America.'...

The Fourth of July was a quiet day... I could hardly see America's beauty for the shadows my mind projected on it. Our fireside conversation that night was as brightly banal. Midway we all went outside to watch the fireworks. It was a starry night, very clear of course, and the fireworks seemed vastly remote--transitory extra starfields of pink and green and amber... I was reminded of my last night in Leningrad with the Rosanovs after the Pushkin Lectures. " [Other refs. not in DB.]

Americanism USA 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 150. "'I've decided to rename the constellations.' She pointed heavenward. 'It's time for a wholly American mythology, don't you think? Look, there's the Myth of the Family. There's Equality. There's One Nation Under God with Liberty and Justice for All.' "
Americanism USA 2076 Asimov, Isaac. "The Tercentenary Incident " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1976); pg. 182. "'July 4, 2076--and for the third time the accident of the conventional system of numeration, based on powers of ten, had brought the last two digits of the year back to the fateful 76 that had been the birth of the nation.

It was no longer a nation in the old sense; it was rather a geographic expression; part of a greater whole that made up the Federation of all humanity on Earth, together with its offshoots on the Moon and in the space colonies. But culture and heritage, however, the name and the idea had lived on, and that portion of the planet signified by the old name was still the most prosperous and advanced region of the world . . . and the President of the United States was still the most powerful single figure in the Planetary Council. "

Americanism Utah 2015 Pendleton, Michaelene. "Dealer " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 278. Pg. 278: "Buy American banners that stretched over the streets, three to a block and flapping in the wind that came from the west, carrying with it an acrid tang from the copper smelters at Magna. "; Pg. 280: "...the young charlie who... took one look at the red striping that labeled Brackett as unemployable because of unAmerican activities and immediately ordered him into the stripsearch canvas tent... They went through his wallet and turned out the labels on his shorts and T-shirt, seemingly disappointed to find Made in America tags on everything... " [Much of the plot seems to center on the future in which America has become isolationist, during a movement called 'Insulation.' Other refs., not in DB.]
Americanism Washington, D.C. 1975 Maggin, Elliot S. "The Invader from Hell " in Batman in the Seventies, (Michael Wright, ed.) New York: DC Comics (1999; story first pub. in The Batman Family #1, September-October 1975); pg. 80-81. [Satan's plan to bring Benedict Arnold back to life and destroy the American spirit is thwarted by Batgirl and Robin] Satan: "Arnold! This is enough! I did not bring you back after two centuries and give you awesome power . . . to be humiliated by your defeat at the hands of a woman and a youth! For all your efforts, traitor . . . the American Spirit is as strong as ever! Time is up! " [Satan, who had appeared normal and human, now transforms to a red humanoid beast with horns, claws, cloven hooves, and wings.] Satan: "You have failed, Benedict Arnold! 200 years ago, you failed to break the emerging soul of America . . . and today you have failed to break the spirits of these young crusaders! Not only will the souuls of Batgirl and Robin not belong to me, but they will be models of heroism everywhere! Indeed, you have strengthened their courage and resolve by your failure! " [Other patriotic refs., not in DB.]
Americanism Washington, D.C. 1975 Maggin, Elliot S. "The Invader from Hell " in Batman in the Seventies, (Michael Wright, ed.) New York: DC Comics (1999; story first pub. in The Batman Family #1, September-October 1975); pg. 83. Congresswoman Barbara Gordon (Batgirl) [addressing congress]: "Call him the Devil if you like--or call him the specter of all the pride and greed . . . with which we've paid for the American spirit for two centuries! Whatever we call this immortal evil, we will never fully understand it . . . any more than we will understand the true nature of courage, justice, or truth itself . . . but we must always understand the American ideal and guard that dream bravely . . . so that such forces may remain strong! That is the debt we owe to the past . . . and our responsibility to the children of the future! "
Americanism world 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 242. "'Why America?' Aaronson asked. 'We're only a small fraction of the planet's population. Why not go to India or China? Why not Germany or Russia or Japan? Why America?'

...The visitor shook his head in protest. 'America has the power to revive this dying world... Why is English the international language? Why is the dollar the international currency? Why is your economy the international cornerstone? Upon whose money are global transactions based? Whose technology has shrunk the size of the planet? What nation, above all others, has defeated disease and promoted free agency? What nation has been so successful in creating a political ideology that others have risked life, limb, and security to embrace? To whom do the world's desperate people turn for protection? Which nations disseminates its news to the entire globe, and has exported its culture to the far-flung sectors of the planet?

'You may feel this nation's time has come and gone, but...' "

Amidism Japan 1221 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 142. "Solemnly, she recited a passage she had chosen from the Lotus Sutra. Yasuhira's manner was as grave when he told her, 'Yes, that suffices me.' He was of the Amidist sect, which held that the Buddha himself watches over mankind. " [Book has other references, not in DB.]
Amidism Japan 1985 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 133-134. "...the religious networks, where, with sustained and general excitement, the Message [from extraterrestrials] was being discussed... The Message, Ellie believed, was a kind of mirror in which each person sees his or her own beliefs challenged or confirmed... Apparitions of Vishnu had been reported in India, and of the Amida Buddha in Japan... "
Amidism Japan 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 28-29. "The year 1997... As the world spun on its course that Easter Day a whole series of manifestations came and went... and some hours later at the Great Shrine of Ise in Japan, amidst the cypress trees, materialised the Sun Goddess Amaterasu... "
Amidism Roman Empire 25 C.E. Lupoff, Richard A. "Jubilee " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 180. "This was the welcome home of a planet whose dreams and prayers had ridden into the ocean of space with the navia Isis and Amaterasu, whose tears had been shed at the loss of Amaterasu, whose masses had thrilled at word of the rescue of Amaterasu's survivors, who waited now with bated breath to receive the men and women... " [Many refs. to the space craft named Amaterasu, most not in DB.]
Amidism world 1987 Leigh, Stephen. "The Tint of Hatred " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 198. "'And what of the aces we brought with us, who worship another version of God, or perhaps none at all?' Tachyon persisted. 'What of the aces in other countries who worship Buddha or Amaterasu or a Plumed Serpent or no gods at all?' "
Amidism world 1997 Watson, Ian. God's World. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (this ed. 1990; copyright 1979); pg. 184. "This apparition doesn't take on the appearance of Christ or Mohammed or Amaterasu. "
Amidism world 2125 Anderson, Poul. Harvest of Stars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 182. "A smile crinkled his weariness. 'You are a good daughter,' he said. 'Praise to Amida Buddha.' For a while they were silent, contemplating. Though not a real tea ceremony, it gave restoration to spirit as well as body. "
Amidism world 2175 Anderson, Poul. Fleet of Stars. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 13. "In the ancient faith of her people, Amaterasu was the Sun Goddess, from whom flowed the light that gives life. The discoverers of a world far and strange named it for her because they hoped that someday their kind would make it blossom. The explorers that first went there were not human. Nor were the pioneers that followed, but they wrought mightily, until at last this Amaterasu could begin to nurture a people.

One evening about fifty Earth-years later, Anson Guthrie and Demeter Daughter left Port Kestrel, seeking solitude. " [Mention of the planet Amaterasu, and allusions to Amidism and Amaterasu are found throughout the beginning of this book.]

Amish galaxy 35000 Asimov, Isaac. Foundation's Edge. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982); pg. 72. [Year is estimated.] "It might be viewed as a grant memorial of greatness, the sepulcher of Empire, but to the Trantorians--the Hamish people--these were haunted places, filled with ghosts, not to be stirred. " [The word 'Hamish' here seems clearly derived from 'Amish.' Other references to these people are listed under 'Amish' in this DB. There are many references in this book, not all in DB.]
Amish galaxy 35000 Asimov, Isaac. Foundation's Edge. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982); pg. 106. [Year is estimated.] "Hamish!

Gendibal was startled. He became aware of the distant tendril of mind well before he saw the person. It was Hamish mind--a farmer--coarse and unsubtle. Carefully Gendibal withdrew, leaving a touch so light as to be undetectable. Second Foundation policy was very firm in this respect. The farmers were the unwitting shields of the Second Foundation. They must be left as untouched as possible.

No one who came to Trantor for trade or tourism ever say anything other than the farmers, plus perhaps a few unimportant scholars living in the past. Remove the farmers or merely tamper with their innocence and the scholars would become more noticeable--with catastrophic results. "

Amish galaxy 35000 Asimov, Isaac. Foundation's Edge. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982); pg. 106-107. [Year is estimated.] "Gendibal saw him. It was a farmer, certainly. Hamish to the core. He was almost a caricature of what a Trantorian farmer would be--tall and wide, brown-skinned, roughly dressed, arms bare, dark-haired, dark-eyed, a long ungainly stride. Gendibal felt as though he could smell the barnyard about him. (Not too much scorn, he though. Preem Palver had not minded playing the role of farmer, when that was necessary to his plans. Some farmer he was--short and plump and soft. It was his mind that had fooled the teenaged Arkady, never his body).

The farmer was approaching him, clumping down the road... " [See also pages 114-115, 256-257, etc.]

Amish galaxy 35000 Asimov, Isaac. Foundation's Edge. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982); pg. 69-70. [Year is estimated.] Pg. 69: "But that was not true on Trantor itself! Here the old Trantor was forgotten. The surface metal was gone, almost everywhere. Trantor was now a sparsely settled world of self-sufficient farmers, a place where trading ships rarely came and were not particularly welcome when they did come. The very word 'Trantor,' though still in official use, had dropped out of popular speech. By present-day Trantorians, it was 'called Hame,' which in their dialect was what would be called 'Home' in Galactic Standard. "; Pg. 70: "His hair was gray, but it had always been light in color and he wore it cut an inch long so that the colors scarcely mattered. His eyes were a faded blue and his clothing conformed to the drab styling of the Trantorian farmers.

The First Speaker could, if he wished, pass among the Hamish people as one of them... "

Amish galaxy 35000 Asimov, Isaac. Foundation's Edge. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982); pg. 70-72. [Year is estimated.] Pg. 70: "His hair was gray, but it had always been light in color and he wore it cut an inch long so that the colors scarcely mattered. His eyes were a faded blue and his clothing conformed to the drab styling of the Trantorian farmers.

The First Speaker could, if he wished, pass among the Hamish people as one of them... "

Pg. 72: "It might be viewed as a grant memorial of greatness, the sepulcher of Empire, but to the Trantorians--the Hamish people--these were haunted places, filled with ghosts, not to be stirred. "

Amish Iowa 2263 Carey, Diane. Best Destiny (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. 38. "George fingered the kitchen curtains and looked out across the tenant farmland he owned and the two Amish farms between there and Riverside. Off to his left he could see the English River almost flowing out of its banks. "
Amish Massachusetts 2002 Friesner, Esther M. Men in Black II. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 78. "open his drawer and paged through the block plates of postage stamps, offering Elizabeth such stamps as Berlin Airlift, Amish Quilts, Opera Legends; all of which she flatly rejected. "
Amish Oregon 1993 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Harvest. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 71. "His feet were unpretentious, unadorned, unbeautiful. They appealed to his Protestant impulses. They were 'plain' feet, as the Amish might say. "
Amish Pennsylvania 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 307. "Anne brought clean sheets, blankets, and her favorite Amish quilt. "
Amish Pennsylvania 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 20. Pg. 20: "'Give him some time, McMannus. He's only been in the big city about a month. Transferred from Pennsylvania. Amish country. They're pretty cut off out there. No LINK.'

I thought about my dingy office, and sneered. 'It's a refreshing way to live. You ought to try it.' ";

Pg. 49: "'Fair enough,' I said. 'But the guys might be hard to trace too. Angelucci's from the Amish country . . .' "

Amish Pennsylvania 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 108. "'Does the polity have any enemies?'

'Of course! Many! Countless hordes! A vast spectrum of refuseniks and dissidents! Amish. Anarchists. Andaman Islanders. Australian aborigines. A certain number of tribal Afghanis. Certain American Indians. And that's just in the A's!... there are many people all over the world who refuse to be co-opted. They live outside the medical law. Outside of the polity.'

'I know about the Amish. Amish aren't outlaws. People admire the Amish. They envy their sincerity and simplicity. Plus the Amish still practice real agriculture. People find that very touching.'

Ulrich was wearing his sheepskin as usual. He picked fretfully at a bare patch on the elbow. 'Yes, there's a cheap popular vogue for the Amish. The polity turned the Amish into pop stars. That's the polity's primary means of subversive integration. They'll make you a prized exhibit in their culture zoo. So they can boast of their so-called tolerance...' "

Amish Pennsylvania 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 109. "'...They'll make you a prized exhibit in their culture zoo. So they can boast of their so-called tolerance, while subverting the genuine cultural threat posed to their hegemony.'

Maya tapped her ear. 'I think my translator got all of that, but it didn't seem to mean much.'

'It's all about freedom! Ways to seize and keep your freedom, and your individual autonomy. The way to live outside the law is to be an outlaw.

She thought it over. 'Maybe you can steal some autonomy for a few years. But the cautious people will outlive you in the long run.'

'That remains to be seen. The polity was created for old people, but the regime itself is not that old. At heart, they're a bunch of panic-stricken dodderers wrapping everything in knitting yarn. They think they've created a thousand-year regime. The Amish have been the Amish for four hundred years. Let's see these miserable grannies outlive the Amish. "

Amish Pennsylvania 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 346. "Europe was a boutique. America was a farm. Sometime there were bicyclists in rural Pennsylvania. Occasionally hikers. There weren't many like herself, people perfectly enchanted just to walk and look. This wasn't a popular tourist niche in the North American continent, but the local Amish attracted a certain interest. "
Amish Pennsylvania 2096 Sterling, Bruce. Holy Fire. New York: Doubleday (1988); pg. 349-350. "'Well, I do photography. . . . The Amish, they're such good material and they're so good about it. . . . I mean, Amish children look incredibly like normal children, they are normal children, but then you can trace them decade by decade. Amish people around seventy . . . The natural human aging process . . . It's amazing and terrifying! And yet there's this strange organic quality to it. . . . The Amish are wonderful. They can tell I'm some kind of impossible monster by their standards, but they're so sweet and good about it. They just put up with us posthuman. Like they are doing the rest of us a favor.'

Chloe thought about it. 'What are you really doing with all this photography of Amish people?'

'Nothing much. My picture still stink...' "

Amish Pennsylvania 2176 Bear, Greg. Moving Mars. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 177. "Visits to schools in Washington and Virginia, usually over ed-nets from our hotel rooms... A quick train journey to Pennsylvania to meet with Amish Friends of Sylvan Earth, who had finally accepted the use of computers, but not thinkers [advanced artificial intelligence computers]. Back to Washington... A guided tour of the Library of Congress and the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum. "
Amish Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 79. "The pastures and fields he had been shown at Swarthmore were too far removed from his experience, too quaint, to seem covetable or even real. But it had never been his childhood fantasy to live on an Amish farm... "
Amish 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... The owner, a breakaway Amish, said he had bought the horse lamed from two Tidewater gentleman... "


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