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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literature - Shakespeare, continued...

Group Where Year Source Quote/
literature - Shakespeare USA 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 402. "He fell on his knees at the arraignment and professed, sobbing to shame Shakespeare, that he was Born Again and had been duped into followed the paths of Satan by his own misguided sons. "
literature - Shakespeare USA 1992 Dick, Philip K. Ubik. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1969); pg. 44. [A character quotes from Richard the Third. The play is discussed briefly pg. 44-45.]
literature - Shakespeare USA 1993 Brust, Steven. Agyar. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 10. Pg. 10: Shakespeare; Pg. 73: Hamlet; Horatio
literature - Shakespeare USA 1993 Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999); pg. 70. "'...Yon Sennett, he's got a lean and hungry look. Like Shakespeare?...' "
literature - Shakespeare USA 1993 Turrow, Scott. Personal Injuries. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (1999); pg. 234. "'When I pick, I like plays. You know. I get to ham it up. Read all the parts. Right now, we're nearly done with A Midsummer Night's Dream. Then she'll choose something.'

'Isn't that Shakespeare?' asked Evon.

'You don't think there's room for Shakespeare in my common little mind?'

'I didn't mean that.'

'Yes you did. Hey, listen, we've done all the classic comedies in the last year...' "

literature - Shakespeare USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 60. "That's what had made the company so good to work for, and also what made Walt's actions seem more like Caesar stabbing Brutus and the whole Senate in the back. "
literature - Shakespeare USA 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 32. Hamlet
literature - Shakespeare USA 1997 Drake, David. The Tank Lords. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 387. [Author's afterword.] Epigraph: 8-line quote from Shakespeare, beginning with "We few, we happy few, we band of brothers. " [Then some discussion of the speech.]
literature - Shakespeare USA 1997 Robinson, Frank M. "Causes " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 98. "'It's fate,' he was saying, 'and we're helpless before it. A 'shadow show,' I think Shakespeare called life.' "
literature - Shakespeare USA 1998 Dick, Philip K. Time Out of Joint. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1959); pg. 70. Pg. 70: Laurence Olivier; Richard the Third; Pg. 88: The Taming of the Shrew
literature - Shakespeare USA 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 27. Pg. 27: The Comedy of Errors; Pg. 135: Shakespeare (also pg. 138, 141, 181, 187-189, 203, 222, 259, 288); Pg. 141: Much Ado About Nothing; Henry V; Pg. 156: Richard III; Pg. 181: Hamlet; Pg. 187: The Life of King Henry V (Truitt performs a scene, pg. 187-189); Pg. 259: Henry the Fifth; Hamlet; King Lear; Richard III; Claudius
literature - Shakespeare USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 290. "'...I was subbing for Carla Sewell, who teaches sophomore lit, Julius Caesar, and I couldn't remember the speech about our fate being in the stars, dear Brutus... So I was looking it up, but I read the page number wrong, so when I looked it up, it wasn't Julius Caesar, it was Twelfth Night.' " [More about these here, and pg. 292. Also, James Joyce's The Dubliners]
literature - Shakespeare USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 27. [Quote from Shakespeare's Julius Caesar.] "'...He told me It's a Wonderful Life was his favorite movie.'

'Et tu, Brute?' Fred said, shaking his head. [Fred prefers Miracle on 34th Street.]

literature - Shakespeare USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Newsletter " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 247. Pg. 247: Shakespeare's Hamlet, King Lear; Pg. 248: Othello (also pg. 250)
literature - Shakespeare USA 1999 Willis, Connie. Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 320. The Tempest; Twelfth Night
literature - Shakespeare USA 2002 Reed, Kit. Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. Boulder, CO: Black Ice Books (1994); pg. 36. "Although Chag hates Shakespeare, the words come up like flash cards... "
literature - Shakespeare USA 2004 Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 208. [Epigraph] O tiger's heart wrapt in a woman's hide!
--William Shakespeare, Henry VI, Part III
literature - Shakespeare USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 32. Pg. 32, 140, 437, 503.
literature - Shakespeare USA 2010 Sheffield, Charles. Brother to Dragons. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1992); pg. 94. "...for the production of theatrical works, and the boxes of clothes and furnishings were labeled. Man and Superman, The Taming of the Shrew, Death of a Salesman... "
literature - Shakespeare USA 2015 Dick, Philip K. "Novelty Act " in The Minority Report and Other Classic Stories by Philip K. Dick. New York: Kensington (2002; c. 1963); pg. 196. Hamlet
literature - Shakespeare USA 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 71. Pg. 71, 78.
literature - Shakespeare USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. 50. "The Complete Shakespeare "
literature - Shakespeare USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; c. 1953); pg. 54. "'...But many of those whose sole of Hamlet (you know the title certainly, Montag; it is probably only a faint rumor of a title to you, Mrs. Montag) whose sole knowledge, as I say, of Hamlet was a one-page digest in a book that claimed: now at last you can read all the classics; keep up with your neighbors...' "
literature - Shakespeare USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; c. 1953); pg. 76. Pg. 76: "'How many copies of Shakespeare and Plato?'

'None! You know as well as I do. None!' ";

Pg. 87: "'Oh, there are many actors alone who haven't acted Pirandello or Shaw of Shakespeare for years because their plays are too aware of the world. We could use their anger...' " [Pg. 86: Julius Caesar

literature - Shakespeare USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; c. 1953); pg. 119. "'...What'll it be this time? Why don't you belch Shakespeare at me, you fumbling snob? 'There is no terror, Cassius, in your threats, for I am arm'd so strong in honesty that they pass me as an idle wind, which I respect not!' How's that?...' "
literature - Shakespeare USA 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 53. "'But I'm on your side, Paul. I want you to understand that and believe it.'

Yeah, Paul said to himself. And Brutus loved Caesar so much he stabbed him. " [Shakespeare.]

literature - Shakespeare USA 2040 Bova, Ben. Moonrise. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 334. "But what right does a self-appointed gaggle of uptight New Morality people have to pass judgment on your syllabus?' Jinny asked, aggrieved.

...'Money talks, sweetheart. Some of those committee members are among the biggest contributors to the university.'

'It's an invasion of academic freedom!' Jinny snarled.

'Sure it is,' he agreed amiably. 'But what can I do about it? The Jews don't like The Merchant of Venice, the Africans don't like Othello. The Baptists say Hamlet is smutty and the feminists complain about Macbeth for lord's sake! What can I do?' "

literature - Shakespeare USA 2047 Bear, Greg. Queen of Angels. New York: Warner Books (1994; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 100. "...a good literary upbringing, books no vids: Kazantzakis Cavafi in original Greek... and Shakespeare Goldstern... "
literature - Shakespeare USA 2210 Asimov, Isaac & Robert Silverberg. The Positronic Man. New York: Doubleday (1992); pg. 110. "...he had looked at some of Sir's books, the words of the ancient poets--Chaucer, Spenser, Shakespeare--and he had seen that their pages were sprinkled with footnotes to explain archaic word usage to modern readers. "
literature - Shakespeare Utah 1972 Marshall, Donald R. "The Week-end " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1972); pg. 45. Fairy Mythology in Shakespeare
literature - Shakespeare Utah 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 17. "'Like Shakespeare has Hamlet say to Ophelia,' McComas growled at Lurine. 'Get thee to a nunnery.' ' "
literature - Shakespeare Washington, D.C. 1869 Bethke, Bruce. Wild Wild West. New York: Warner Books (1999); pg. 170. Pg. 169: "'There was another young man in the company: John Wilkes Boothe, twenty-six years old. His father, Junius, was a great tragedian... was widely considered to be the best Shakespearean actor in America...' " Pg. 170: "'Sic semper tyrannis!' I heard his ankle snap when he hit the floor, and I remember thinking, 'John, you idiot, what the Hell are you doing, upstaging me by ad libbing Julius Caesar ? The whole audience was kind of shocked, too...' " [More.]
literature - Shakespeare Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 108. "So I picked out a nice Sony Readman and a few discs--The Compleat Works of Shakespeare, 20 x 20: The Works of Twenty Twentieth-Century American Poets, and Ten Classic Translations of the Bible. "
literature - Shakespeare Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 316. -
literature - Shakespeare Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 13. The Tempest
literature - Shakespeare Wisconsin 2437 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 119. "'Friends, Romans, Countrymen,' Fourmyle began earnestly. 'Lend by your ears, Shakespeare. 1564-1616...' "
literature - Shakespeare world 1916 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 1. Pg. 1 and pg. 215
literature - Shakespeare world 1943 Rand, Ayn. Fountainhead. New York: Penguin (1993; c. 1943); pg. 660. "It was a movie theater and the marquee had letters made of rainbows; Romeo and Juliet.... 'Bill Shakespeare's immortal classic! "
literature - Shakespeare world 1972 Blish, James & Judith Ann Lawrence. "Getting Along " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 566. "Thus again was affirmed that saying of the divine Shakespeare that all is not gold that glitters, and that a leaden exterior may conceal the greatest treasures. "
literature - Shakespeare world 1972 Heidenry, John. "The Counterpoint of View " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 3. "...William Shakespeare was indeed among the company of translators assigned by James I of England in the early 1600's to work out a new version of the Scriptures, so that 'it may speake like it selfe.' He enlisted as one of his five proofs the translation of Psalm 46, where undeniably Shakespeare had signatured his composition with the forty-sixth words counting from both beginning and end. " [More about Shakespeare.]
literature - Shakespeare world 1973 Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 100. [Shakespeare] Caliban; King Lear (also pg. 173)
literature - Shakespeare world 1974 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 48. "If it were done when 'tis done, then t'were well it were done quickly, she thought, referencing Macbeth... "
literature - Shakespeare world 1975 Matheson, Richard. Bid Time Return. New York: Viking Press (1975); pg. -3. [Frontispiece] "O call back yesterday,
bid time return

--Richard II, Act III, Sc. 2 "

literature - Shakespeare world 1980 Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 205. "Why, the reader will ask, did Luthor not want this to come about? Remember Hamlet. In Hamlet, the hero hates his uncle King Claudius so much that he avoids killing him while Claudius in praying in church, because Hamlet believes that anyone, no matter how sinful, who dies while he is praying, will go to his reward in Heaven rather than Hell. He hates Claudius enough to let him live, rather than assure him of entry to Heaven, no matter how painful that entry may be. "
literature - Shakespeare world 1980 Zelazny, Roger. "Exeunt Omnes " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1980); pg. 142. [Shakespeare] "Houselights low. The Reapers and Nymphs danced as the bombs began to fall. Prospero faced Ferdinand... Ariel, Caliban... " [Entire story, pg. 142-145, appears to take place within a production of The Tempest. Other refs., not in DB.]
literature - Shakespeare world 1983 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 18. "Hell, thought Doyle, dejectedly staring at the book in his lap, more is known about the life of Shakespeare. "
literature - Shakespeare world 1984 Adams, Douglas & John Lloyd. The Meaning of Liff. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 99. "Woolfardisworthy (n.) A mumbled, mispronounced, or misheard word in a song, speech, or play. Derived from the well-known mumbled passage in Hamlet:

. . .and the spurns,
That patient merit of the unworthy takes
When he himself might his quietus make
With a bare bodkin? Who woolfardisworthy
To grunt and sweat under a weary life? "

literature - Shakespeare world 1987 de Lint, Charles Jack the Giant Killer. New York: Ace Books (1987); pg. -I. [Frontispiece] "Though she be but little, she is fierce.

--William Shakespeare,
from A Midsummer-Night's Dream "

literature - Shakespeare world 1988 Willis, Connie. "Winter's Tale " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 211. [In author's 5-paragraph introduction, Willis discusses her impatience with "Shakespeare conspiracy theories " that propose that people other than Shakespeare wrote his plays. This story, pg. 224-251, takes place in England. It has no explicit references to religious groups, and appears to be connected to the Shakespeare controversies, although no works are mentioned by name.]
literature - Shakespeare world 1989 Martindale, Steve. "A Ghost in the Matrix " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 347. "'I am not one to doubt proper Christian teaching; yet I feel I may be of a mind with that dear lady. As Hamlet said, 'There are more things I heaven and earth, Horatio, than exist in your philosophy.' Thus, I shall reserve judgement until a later time.' "
literature - Shakespeare world 1990 Rice, Anne. The Witching Hour. New York: Ballantine (1993; c. 1990); pg. 274. -
literature - Shakespeare world 1992 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. New York: Pocket Books (1992); pg. -3. [Frontispiece] "But that the dread of something after death,
The undiscovered country from whose bourn
No traveler returns, puzzles the will,
And makes us rather bear those ills we have
Than fly to others that we know not of?
Thus conscience does make cowards of us all;
And thus the native hue of resolution
Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought,
And enterprises of great pith and moment
With this regard their currents turn awry,
And lose the name of action.

--Hamlet, Act III, Scene 1 "

literature - Shakespeare world 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Remembering Siri " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1983); pg. 100. [Introduction by author to "Remembering Siri ".] Pg. 99-100: "The next story is SF. I loved writing it. I loved returning to this universe when I finally used 'Remembering Siri' as a starting point to write the 1,500 or so pages of Hyperion and The Fall of Hyperion.

Oh, and the seed crystal for this tale was the thought one night, while dozing off, What If Romeo and Juliet had lived?

You know--Romeo and Juliet? By that sci-fi/fantasy/horror hack who wrote sit-coms and historical soap operas in his spare time?

Watch for the allusions. And the illusions. " [Allusions from Romeo and Juliet within the body of the story, which runs pg. 101 to 144, not added to DB.]

literature - Shakespeare world 1992 Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 21. "'You know, this is only the second time I've seen you in seven months, and you've managed to wreck my mood both times.'

...'Once by being a bastard, and once by being a Juliet.' "

literature - Shakespeare world 1993 Simmons, Dan. Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. ix. [Frontispiece]

'Never, never, never, never, never'

--William Shakespeare
King Lear "

literature - Shakespeare world 1994 Brust, Steven. Five Hundred Years After. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 443. "...some of your favorite writers, please.

Brust: Well, Alexander Dumas... Twain, Shakespeare-- "

literature - Shakespeare world 1994 Duncan, Dave. The Living God. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 67. Pg. 67: Quote from Shakespeare's As You Like It, II, vii; Pg. 280: Julius Caesar, II, ii
literature - Shakespeare world 1995 Foster, Alan Dean. The Dig. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 39. "'Ah yes, I remember.' Her tone turned Shakespearean. "
literature - Shakespeare world 1995 Niven, Larry; Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes. The Legacy of Heorot. New York: Simon and Schuster (1987); pg. 356. [Epigraph] "Leviathan, that great dragon in the sea. . .

Come not between the dragon and his wrath.

--King Lear, Act I, Scene I. "

literature - Shakespeare world 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 7. [Frontispiece] Quotes from Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida and Richard II
literature - Shakespeare world 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 11. [Epigraphs] Pg. 11: "Pandarus: . . . she came and puts me her white hand to his cloven chin--

Cressida: Juno have mercy; how came it cloven?

--William Shakespeare
Troilus and Cressida "; Pg. 21: Quote from Richard II; Pg. 31: Quote from Troilus and Cressida [Nearly all epigraphs for the novel's 34 chapters are from Tale of Two Cities or from these two Shakespeare plays. Other refs. not in DB.]

literature - Shakespeare world 1996 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 5. "..a Shakespeare sonnet... "
literature - Shakespeare world 1997 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 251. [Epigraph] "Stars, hide your fires
Let not light see my black and deep desires

Shakespeare "

literature - Shakespeare world 1998 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 255. [Epigraph] "But when the blast of war blows in our ears,
Then imitate the action of the tiger . . .

--Shakespeare, Henry V "

literature - Shakespeare world 1998 Carey, Diane. Fire Ship (Star Trek: Voyager / The Captain's Table: Book 4 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 15. [Epigraph] "Black spirits and white, red spirits and gray,
mingle, mingle, mingle, that you mingle may . . .
By the pricking of my thumbs,
something wicked this way comes.

--Shakespeare, Macbeth, Act IV, Scene i "

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