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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Ba'ku* Briar Patch 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 1. "The morning of what would become the Day of Lightning began like all other spring days: cool first, then warmed by the rising sun. Anij paused in her walking to gaze up at the mountains... the sunlight, warm upon her homespun-clad shoulders; as timeless as the morning, or the cool air moving through her lungs, or her consciousness itself. she had walked this particular path into town every day for the past--how many mornings? Always, she told herself, forever; for she did not care to remember the Time before this one. Forever the Ba'ku had lived here, or so it seemed; forever they had enjoyed the wealth of the fertile valley. "
Ba'ku* Briar Patch 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 4. "Sojef, too; that there was still time for such commitments, for children. True, he was a good man--leader of the entire Ba'ku community, 600 now, and growing slowly again after so many were lost during the Time of Sorrows. She knew, also, from the now-departed Barel, that Sojef had been the most devoted of husbands, the gentlest of lovers.

A year after Barel's death, on his son's first birthday, Sojef had professed his love to Anij. Had asked her to commit to a permanent partnership. Forever, he had said.

Forever, Anij knew, was a very, very long time. Even so, she did not say no; at the same time, she did not say yes. I don't know. Give me time, Sojef. Give me time . . .

Time to accept that she would wed not out of passion, but friendship.

Sojef had given her time, of course; he was Ba'ku, too mature and intelligent to let something as foolish as his emotions cloud his judgment. And so, he and Artim had remained her friends, visiting daily "

Ba'ku* Briar Patch 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 6. "You are a fool, Anij, to think such thoughts. You know how craven, how amoral offlanders are; how could you even dream of loving one? Even dream of giving up this . . .?

And the beauty and serenity of the valley soothed her, as it always did; by the time she greeted her first fellow villager, her smile was once again genuine. This was the place she belonged--had always belonged--and the joy of being here far outweighed any childish cravings for true passion.

People began milling into the square. Some of the first merchants to arrive had already set up their stalls in the shade of a large rockface, where the mountains met the village, and were displaying wares: homespun clothing, honey, medicinal herbs.

'Gen'a, good morning,' she called, to a woman carrying pails of fresh milk for sale, and to her dark-haired husband, eldest of the Original Group: 'Jat'ko, how are you?' " [Many other Ba'ku refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]

Ba'ku* Briar Patch 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 40. "'Our procedures were in place to protect the plane's population from unnecessary risk,' Dougherty countered, priding himself on his even tone.

'Planet's population,' the Son'a scoffed, in a tone that Dougherty, accustomed to the respect due an admiral, had not heard in years. 'Six hundred people. You want to avoid unnecessary risks? Next time leave your android home.' "

Ba'ku* Briar Patch 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 83. "Already bored, the children unself-consciously resumed their android-fast patty-cake game. Deanna Troi watched, spellbound. She glanced sidewise at the captain, then returned to watching the Ba'ku children with a faint smile of admiration and wonder. 'They have an incredible clarity of perception, Captain. I've never encountered a species with such mental discipline.' "
Ba'ku* Briar Patch 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 124. "In response to the captain's question, Anij had (with typical Ba'ku proclivity to do things in groups) summoned Sojef, as well as the younger leader known as Tournel. Although no one had formally introduced Anij as a leader, it was clear that the two men valued her opinion. She sat on a cushion facing the hearth, upturned face orange with fireglow, arms wrapped round her knees...

'A small group of us set off to find a new home . . . a home that would be isolated from the threats of other worlds.' He paused and glanced back at Picard with a small, sudden smile. 'That was three hundred years ago.'

Picard looked at him in awe. 'You've not aged a day since then?' By all accounts, the man appeared to be in his early forties.

Sojef shrugged. 'Actually, I was a good deal older when we arrived . . . in terms of my physical condition.' "

Ba'ku* Briar Patch 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 126. "He [Picard] looked up at the boy and said wryly, 'I suppose you're seventy-five.'

Artim blinked at him, then with charming childlike candor said, 'No. I'm twelve.'

The adults smiled. 'The metaphasic radiation won't begin to affect him until he reaches maturity,' Tournel explained.

...'To many offlanders, what you have here would be more valuable than gold-pressed latinum. And I'm afraid it's the reason that someone is trying to take this world away from you.'

Artim's large eyes widened. 'The artificial life-form was right?'

Picard gave a reluctant nod. 'If not for Data, you'd probably have been relocated by now.'

'How can we possibly defend ourselves?' Tournel asked.

Perhaps it was a rhetorical question, perhaps not... Sojef rose from his seat, and with sudden, startling vehemence, said: 'The moment we pick up a weapon--we become one of them. We lose everything we are. . . .' "

Ba'ku* galaxy 2375 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Insurrection. New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 138. "Picard said... 'This will destroy the Ba'ku. Just as cultures have been destroyed in every other forced relocation throughout history.'

Dougherty sighed with pure exasperation. 'Jean-Luc, we are only moving six hundred people.' "

Baal New York: New York City 4912 Asimov, Isaac. The Caves of Steel in The Robot Novels (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 34. "'...The fact that [Jezebel] killed priests just marks her as a child of her times. It was the usual method of proselytization in those days. If you read I Kings, you must remember that Elijah (my namesake this time) had a contest with 850 prophets of Baal to see which could bring down fire from heaven. Elijah won and promptly ordered the crowd of onlookers to kill the 850 Baalites. And they did.' "
Baal Roman Empire 650 C.E. Silverberg, Robert. "A Hero of the Empire " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 363. "If you claim to believe, as we do, that this god is just as good as that one, what you are really saying is that gods in general don't matter at all. Our live-and-let-live policy toward the worship of Mithra and Dagon and Baal and all the other deities whose temples thrive in Roma is a tacit admission of that view. "
Baal world -1000 B.C.E. Anthony, Piers. For Love of Evil. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1988); pg. 265. "'...When I started, it seemed impossible to prevail against Baal, My chief rival I that region. He kept stealing My people...'

...'...You mentioned Baal; I believe he became Beelzebub, the Lord of Flies, in My Hell.'

'Yes, the Deities of one generation become the Devils of the next; the Christians adopted him for a time.' "

Baal world 1978 MacLean, Katherine. "Night-Rise " (published 1978) in The Norton Book of Science Fiction (Ursula K. Le Guin & Brian Atterbery, editors). New York: W. W. Norton & Co. (1993); pg. 380. "'Get at that typewriter! We'll make it a series. Never mind about facts for the first part. Just rehash Kali and Beal and Freud...' "
Baal world 1984 Orwell, George. Nineteen Eighty-Four. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1949); pg. 308. "...false gods... Baal, Osiris, Moloch... " [discussion about ancient Mosaic times, and about the rise of the god Jehovah among the Jews.]
Baal world 1986 Bear, Greg. The Serpent Mage. New York: Ace Books (1987; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 49. "With a sudden flush of anger, Michael wondered to what extent human depravity could be blamed on the misguiding of the Sidhe acting in their capacity as gods--Tonn, who became Adonna in the Realm, portraying Baal and Yahweh, and how many other deities? "
Baal world 1997 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 185. "'I dropped by Tarsus once,' said Jesus, leafing through the epistles. 'The local god was Baal-Taraz, I believe.' "
Baal world 2001 Aldiss, Brian. "Marvells of Utopia " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001); pg. 191. "'You could add to that long list all the world's false gods and goddesses, the Greek gods, who gave their names to the constellations, the Baals and Isises and Roman soldier gods...' "
Baal world 2005 Aldiss, Brian. Somewhere East of Life. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1994); pg. 125. "Burnell was teasing the priest, who claimed that God was mighty and grieved to see the divisions among humans. Burnell asked how God got on with Allah and Baal and Mithras and the Homeric gods. "
Baal world 2050 Aldiss, Brian. "A Whiter Mars " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 218. "You've forgotten about the gods and goddesses, the Greek gods who gave their names to the constellations, the Baals and Isises and Roman soldier gods, the vengeful Almighty of the Old Testament, Allah -- all imaginary super-beings which supposedly controlled mankind's behavior before humanity could control itself. "
Baal world 2368 Neason, Rebecca. Guises of the Mind (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 68. [Data:] "'...I spent last night reading the history of the planet Earth, particularly in regard to the development of myth and religion. Although there are many esoteric writings I have yet to cover, I believe I know have a basic working knowledge of the subject. Many cultures worshiped warrior gods and valued warrior abilities. Among the most notable were the Aztecs from an area once known as Central America, the followers of Ba'al in the Middle East, the Celtic members of the Cult of the Head...' "
Baba Ram Das USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 15. "Someone knocked on the door.

'I don't have time for this, she muttered, and opened the door, still holding the shopping bag.

It was a young man wearing a 'Save the Whales' T-shirt and khaki pants. He had shoulder-length blond hair and a vague expression that made her think of southern California.

'Yes? What is it?' she asked.

'I'm here to give you a Christmas present,' he said.

'Thank you, I'm not interested in whatever you're selling,' she said, and shut the door.

He knocked again immediately. 'I'm not selling anything,' he said through the door. 'Really.'

I don't have time for this, she thought, but she opened the door again.

'I'm not a salesguy,' he said. 'Have you ever heard of the Maharishi Ram Das?'

A religious nut.

'I don't have time to talk to you.' She started to say... "

Baba Ram Das USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 16. "'...I'm the Spirit of Christmas Present, and your sister sent me to--'

Lauren had dialed nine one. She stopped, her finger poised over the second one. 'My sister?'

'Yeah,' he said...

My sister sent you, Lauren thought. It explained everything. He was not a Moonie or a serial killer. He was this year's version of the crystal pyramid mate selector. 'How do you know my sister?'

'She channeled me,' he said, leaning back against the sofa. 'The Maharishi Ram Das was instructing her in trance-meditation, and she accidentally channeled my spirit out of the astral plane.' " [The story is about this spirit, who offers to grant Lauren one 'Christmas present' wish.]

Baba Ram Das USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 26. "'...Didn't your sister have any ideas?'

'She didn't know how she got him in the first place. She and her Maharishi were channeling an Egyptian nobleman and he suddenly appeared, wearing a 'Save the Dolphins' T-shirt. I got the idea the Maharishi was as surprised as she was.' "

Baba Ram Das USA 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 28. "'There's no telling what he might take a notion to transform next. I think you'd better call your sister again, and ask her to ask the Maharishi if he knows how to send spirits back to the astral plane, and I'll go see what I can find out about exorcism.'

...Her sister wasn't home. Lauren tried her off and on all evening, and when she finally got her, she couldn't talk. 'The Maharishi and I are going to Barbados. They're having a harmonic divergence there on Christmas Eve, so you need to send my Christmas present to Barbados,' she said, and hung up. "

Babylonian California 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 366. "...and the terraced temple vineyards on the ziggurats of the Babylonians and Sumerians... " [More.]
Babylonian California 2103 Silverberg, Robert. Tom O'Bedlam. New York: Donald I. Fine, Inc. (1985); pg. 107. "Tell Menendez that he had killed his wife and he would look at you as thought you were speaking in Turkish or Babylonian: the words simply had no meaning for him. "
Babylonian California: Los Angeles 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 118. "Ellison dropped to his knees. 'You're my goddess!'

Susan laid a divine hand on his head. 'You may rise. Call me Ishtar.' " [More.]

Babylonian California: Los Angeles 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 69-70. "That was too much. 'Are you saying that the Jews adopted the religion of their enemies?'

'Can you think of a better way to co-opt your foes?... How do you think the Christians co-opted the Jews and the pagans? Certainly not by offering a totally different religion to usurp its predecessors. They incorporated the old religions almost whole cloth while simultaneously stripping the symbols of their former meaning. The Babylonians still worship Ishtar? Substitute worship of the Virgin Mary. "

Babylonian California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 64. "At any particular time of history there have always been one or two cities of the monstrous sort--viz., Babel or Babylon, Ur-Lhassa, Nineveh... "
Babylonian California: San Francisco 1991 Blaylock, James P. The Paper Grail. New York: Ace Books (1991); pg. 88. -
Babylonian Europe 1984 Farmer, Philip Jose. "A Scarletin Study " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 212. "'The man on all fours with his head close to the ground looks to me like ancient Nebuchadnezzar, the Babylonian king who went mad and ate grass...' "
Babylonian Europe 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 267. "Of this kind is the Assyro-Babylonian myth of Ti'amat, or the myth of Tiresias... "
Babylonian galaxy 2100 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 36. [Year estimated.] Pg. 36: "'Well, I told you. I was afraid. I didn't want to die . . . only,' she sighed, 'it appears that I am going to die before very long anyway. I did want to see the new planet, Viktor. All the planets. Nebo and the one we're going to live on, Enki. What they call Newmanhome. And Ishtar and Nergal--'

'And Marduk and Ninih,' he finished for her. Everyone knew the names of the planets in the system they would live in. "; Pg. 283 "Ishtar was still Ishtar, Marduk Marduk... "

Babylonian galaxy 2369 Friesner, Esther. To Storm Heaven (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 30. "'...Reward success and make an example of failure. It's no worse than some practices we've encountered, and much better than a few from our own past. In ancient Babylon, if a doctor failed to cure a patient, they chopped off his hand, and if the patient died--' She allowed Riker and Troi to reach the obvious conclusion.

Riker let out a long, low whistle. 'Now that's severe.'

...'Hmm. Tut's curse, ancient Babylon, the mysteries of Earth's past . . . You are a romantic, Beverly.' "

Babylonian galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Zone (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 2 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 38. "...he could hardly pinpoint two specific individuals in this gaseous Tower of Babel. "
Babylonian galaxy 2375 Pellegrino, Charles & George Zebrowski. Dyson Sphere (Star Trek: TNG). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 33. "'There is gold scattered under our beds,' wrote T. E. Lawrence of his archaeological villa in Babylon. Picard knew this particular tale of Earthly archaeology well, and was reminded of it as he materialized aboard the Darwin. Thomas Lawrence and Leonard Woolley had provisioned their villa with a huge fireplace, ankle-deep sheepskin rugs, coffee tables with ancient Babylonian sphinxes for legs, and a huge bathtub with beaten copper trim. They ate dates from a golden dish found in the tomb of Shubad Khan, and drank tea from Hittite clay goblets. When a visitor asked them if they were worried about dropping and breaking the treasures, Lawrence (who happened, at the time, to be wearing a Babylonian king's robe of gold and silver thread) replied, 'If we drop them, the British Museum will be glad to have the pieces.' "
Babylonian galaxy 2599 Piper, H. Beam. Little Fuzzy in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1962); pg. 4. Pg. 4: "...the planet... Zarathustra... On Terra or Baldur or Freya or Ishtar... " [Planets named after religious figures. These names are mentioned in passing in a few other places in book.] Pg. 9: "Terra-Baldur-Marduk Spacelines " [Ishtar and Marduk are both Babylonian figures.]
Babylonian galaxy 2599 Piper, H. Beam. The Other Human Race in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1964); pg. 157. "...Terra-Baldur-Marduk Spacelines, and Interstellar Explorations, Ltd... " [Other refs. in novel to this spaceline, named after planets, two of which were named after figures from ancient mythology.]
Babylonian galaxy 2599 Piper, H. Beam. The Other Human Race in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1964); pg. 242. "'...There'll be a sale for them everywhere--Terra, Odin, Freya, Marduk, Aton, Baldur, planets like that...' " [Marduk is a Babylonian figure.]
Babylonian galaxy 3500 Drake, David. Igniting the Reaches. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 49. Ishtar City (pg. 49-52, etc. mentions this city)
Babylonian galaxy 4000 Benford, Gregory. Furious Gulf. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 229. [Actual year unknown.] "Instantly there flooded into his idling mind a shotgun blast of names, titles, all tinged with faint echoes of silvery memory. Tombs of Ishtar. Grand Palace. Altars of Innocence... Pinnacle Prime. Dassadummakeag. Ever-rest. Pike's Pyramid. Isis. Mount Olive... "
Babylonian Greece -479 B.C.E. Wolfe, Gene. Soldier of the Mist. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 107. "Now her maid was a Babylonian and as clever as all the people of that city are, and so she said... " [More, pg. 107-108, 281.]
Babylonian Greece: Crete 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 54. "'You won't obey?' he cried. 'To the devil with you, you whore of Babylon!'

At thirteen, Sophia was vague about his meaning, but whenever Papa Kriaris, the village priest, sang those verses of Revelations about the Whore of Babylon in church, he wore an expression of disgust on his bearded face, so it was probably worse than an ordinary insult. "

Babylonian Hawaii 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 62. "were attempting to re-create the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. "
Babylonian Illinois: Chicago 1991 Grubb, Jeff. "A Brother to Dragons " in Testament of the Dragon (Weis, Margaret, ed.) New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 60. "'...followers of the Great Dragon, the one vanquished by these monks, would tell you a different tale. You don't really believe al this, do you?'

'In itself, no,' she said, and Justin felt himself relax a moment. 'Its Gilgamesh stuff, Joe Campbell 101, ancient legends from forgotten peoples...' "

Babylonian India 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 334. "All the history of the Bible and the Iliad and Herodotus and Gilgamesh and everything that had been pieced together by archaeologists and anthropologists... "
Babylonian Israel 2026 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 101. " the hotel's immense atrium... five stories of hanging plants... 'Check it out, Scotty, it's the Garden of Babylon.'

'Babylon's considerably east of here,' Sue said. 'But yeah.' "

Babylonian Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 209. Pg. 209; 450.
Babylonian Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 30. Pg. 25: "...his status as the modern avatar of Dionysus and Tammuz and Attis and Osiris and the Fisher King and every other god and king who died in the winter and was reborn in the spring... "; Pg. 30: "It was June 20--in pre-Christian times the first day of the month-long celebration of the death of Tammuz, the Babylonian fertility god... "; Pg. 181: "All the fertility gods and kings mated with women who were in some way their sisters--Tammuz and Belili, Osiris and Isis, even King Arthur and Morgan le Fay... " [Other refs., e.g., pg. 248.]
Babylonian New Jersey 2012 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 208. "Beware the stars, Howard had warned her. Babylonian astrology, Greek mythology, Aristotle's crystalline spheres... "
Babylonian New Mexico 1998 Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 327. -
Babylonian New York 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 224. "After dark, Babylon was called an adult amusement park. It was of an opulence, scale, and imaginativeness that dwarfed, say, the Reeperbahn in Hamburg. It was by far the largest tourist attraction in the New York metropolitan area, with by far the largest gross revenues. How Hadden had been able to convince the city fathers of Babylon, New York, and how he had lobbied for na 'easement' of local and state prostitution laws was well known. It was now a half-hour train ride from midown Manhattan to the Ishtar Gate. Ellie had insisted on taking this train, despite the entreaties of the security people, and had found almost a third of the visitors to be women. There were no graffiti, little danger of mugging, but a much inferior brand of white noise compared with the conveyances of the New York City subway system. " [More about this Babylon recreation, other refs. not in DB.]
Babylonian New York 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 223-224. "On an adjacent public building was a magnificent bas-relief of a lion hunt from the reign of Assurbanipal. As they approached the Temple of Assur, there was a scuffle in the crowd, and her escort made a wide berth. She now had an unobstructed view of the Ziggurat down a wide torchlit avenue. It was more breathtaking than in the pictures. There was a martial flourish on an unfamiliar brass instrument; three men and ahorse clattered by, the charioteer in Phrygian headdress. As in some medieval rendition of a cautionary tale from the book of Genesis, the top of the Ziggurat was enveloped in low twilit clouds. They left the Ishtarian Way and entered the Ziggurat through a side street. In the private elevator, her escort presed the button for the topmost floor: 'Forty,' it read. No numberals. Just the word. And then, to leave no room for doubt, a glass panel flashed, 'The Gods.' "
Babylonian New York 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 223-224. "Mr. Hadden would be with her shortly. Would she like something to drink while she waited? Considering the reputation of the place, Ellie demured. Babylon lay spread out before her--magnificent, as everyone said, in its re-creation of a long-gone time and place. During daylight hours busloads from museums, a very few schools, and the tourist agencies would arrive at the Ishtar Gate, don appropriate clothes, and travel back in time. Hadden wisely donated all profits from his daytime clientele to New York City and Long Island charities. The daytime tours were immensely popular, in part because it was a respectable oportunity to lok the place over for those who would not dream of visiting Babylon at night. "
Babylonian New York 2064 Knight, Damon. Natural State in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1951); pg. 150. "Babylon, Alvah thought, Thebes, Angkor, Lagash, Agade, Tyre, Luxor, and now New York. "
Babylonian New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 116. "'...It was like learning to read Babylonian poetry by deciphering cuneiform inscriptions on broken, scrambled bricks...' "
Babylonian New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 66. Pg. 66: tower of Babel; Pg. 90: "whore of Babylon "
Babylonian Newmanhome 2100 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 87. "'...When my grandfather first described this system, he of course marked Enki'--how like the woman, Viktor thought, to insist on calling familiar Newmanhome by its Babylonian name!--as the most habitable planet, but he specifically listed the brown dwarf, Nergal, as the most important to observe...' "
Babylonian North Dakota 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 280. -
Babylonian Roman Empire 300 C.E. Anderson, Poul & Karen Anderson. The King of Ys: Roma Mater. New York: Baen (1986); pg. 75. Pg. 75: "The aged woman lifted her arms and countenance on high. 'Ishtar-Isis-Belisama, have mercy on us,' she called in a voice still strong. "; Pg. 105: "There they were strewn, given to Belisama (Ishtar, Isis, Ashtoreth, Aphrodite, Venus, Nerthus . . .), the Star of the Sea. " [More about Ishtar, pg. 108, etc.]
Babylonian Roman Empire 300 C.E. Anderson, Poul & Karen Anderson. The King of Ys: Roma Mater. New York: Baen (1986); pg. 190. "Prominent among those who immigrated in the early decades were Babylonians fleeing the Persians who conquered and destroyed their city, and Egyptians resentful of Persian rule. "
Babylonian Roman Empire 300 C.E. Anderson, Poul & Karen Anderson. The King of Ys: Roma Mater. New York: Baen (1986); pg. 444. "Ishtar: The recorded Carthaginian form of this name is 'Ashtoreth' or something similar, but we assume 'Ishtar' was the older version; and Babylonian immigrants to Ys would have reinforced its use. "
Babylonian Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 17. "To drive home this point my aunt Philidia insisted i attend my niece's wedding the next day. She had me on prominent display, holding one of the two-foot-tall red candles in front of Ishtar's altar. Looking down on me from a gallery near the waist of the huge gilded statue of love were two dozen young women my aunt had assembled to look over me. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Babylonian Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 151. "The divinity touched my thoughts and pulled out a memory: my mother telling me that on the first full moon after my birth she had taken me to the courtyard of Ishtar's temple and showed me to the moon; she had looked up and prayed to that flawless pearl for a good life for her son. "
Babylonian Singapore 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 196. "'...It's a wind-up city, this place [Singapore]. Full of lying and chatter and bluff, and cash registers ringin' round the clock. It's Babylon. If there ever was a Babylon, it's here.'

'I thought we were Babylon,' Laura said. 'The Net, I mean.'

Sticky shook his head. 'These people are more like you than you ever were.' " [Also, pg. 236.]

Babylonian Solar System 2061 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 56. "The taming of Ganymede was more than a full-time job... surveying the route of the proposed Gilgamesh-Osiris monorail. "

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