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/
mutants North America 2000 Faerber, Jay. "X-Men Movie Prequel: Wolverine " in X-Men: Beginnings, Vol. 1. New York: Marvel Comics (2000); pg. 5. [Overheard on Canadian television in a bar in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.] "'There appear to be no limits on what these mutants are capable of. A mutant may have the seemingly inconsequential ability to change the color of his or her own hair... or they may be able to cause great physical harm. Professor Xavier insists that despite their extraordinary abilities. These mutants are people, just like you and me. But if the uproar in the halls of the United States senate is any example, the American people aren't quite ready to believe him.' "
mutants North Carolina 2000 McDowell, Ian. "Sunflowers " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000); pg. 103. "...flanked by two equally Aryan-looking cornfed mutants. He had bright blue eyes and brighter white teeth... "
mutants Norway 2002 Millar, Mark. Ultimates Vol. 1: Super-Human. New York: Marvel Comics Group (2002) [Graphic novel reprint of The Ultimates #1-6]; pg. Chap. 4, pg. 11. Thor: "These powers are neither mutant nor machine, human. If a demonstration from Mjolnir is what you require then I shall happily oblige. "
mutants Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 74. "...Olaf Stapledon's Odd John--the joke, of course, was on himself.

He had read the Stapledon many times before. It was a classic of English eccentric writing of the thirties, the story of a mutant supergenius born to ordinary humanity. During his adolescence John had adopted the book as a kind of bible. The story was fuzzy-minded, uneven, sometime silly in its literal-mindedness; but he felt a resonance with Odd John's sense of 'spiritual contamination' by mankind, his 'passion of loneliness.' The John of the book sought out others of his kind--telepaths and mutants--and founded a utopian colony which the Great Powers ultimately destroyed. Two unlikely assumptions there, John thought: that there were others of his kind, and that such people would constitute a perceptible threat to anyone. "

mutants Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 181. "Reading the research notes, he was shocked to find Marga described as 'an unemployed, gravid white female of doubtful morals'--shocked in general by the tone of callous indifference Max had assumed. But he supposed Max had already cast his lot with Homo Superior. This was contempt by proxy... "
mutants Poland 1944 Pruett, Joe. "X-Men Movie Prequel: Magneto " in X-Men: Beginnings, Vol. 1. New York: Marvel Comics (2000); pg. 98. [Pg. 98 to 102 take place in a Nazi concentration camp in Poland, 1944. A young Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) sees that his parents have been killed in gas chamber. He uses his power over magnetism to cause a gun one Nazi is holding to fire and shoot other soldiers. The Nazis observing this don't realize that the boy was responsible for this, however. Lager, pg. 103-107, an adult Magneto looks at the same concentration camp and destroys it with his power, then boards his aircraft.]
mutants Romania 1989 Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1992); pg. 47. "...and changed into what he'd called his mutant ninja priest suit: black shirt, black coat, black trousers, Roman collar. "
mutants United Kingdom 1989 Deja, Thomas. "Steel Dogs and Englishmen " in X-Men: Legends (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 161. Pg. 161: "The plans Cassidy studied were for Sentinels--towering, mutant-hunting robots created years ago by an anthropologist named Bolivar Trask. They'd been re-created several times since by a variety of lunatics who wanted to wipe out mutantkind--the U.S. government being among that number. "; Pg. 169: "'...I've altered the protocols in their programming, turning the burning desire to hunt mutants into a dull ache. On the other hand, I have retained much of the mutant recognition software--considering how prevalent mutant vigilantes are these days, I figured it would be a nice selling point.' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
mutants United Kingdom: Scotland 1997 Lobdell, Scott & Elliot S. Maggin. Generation X. New York: Berkley (1997); pg. 3. "Jono had been a cute kid... Like pretty much all the homo superior kids until they start manifesting their special abilities. On weekends in Glasgow in the little towns in western Scotland... " [Other refs. throughout DB to mutants, mainly in Massachusetts, where Generation X trains at the Xavier Institute. Characters featured are Banshee, White Queen, Chamber, Penance, Husk, M, Skin, Synch, and Jubilee.]
mutants United Kingdom: Scotland: Muir Isle 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 27: "Into the Abyss ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (May 1985) [Mutants in this issue: Charles Xavier, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Cypher, Warlock, Legion, Madrox.]
mutants United Kingdom: Scotland: Muir Isle 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 28: "Soulwar ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (June 1985); pg. 7. Lee Forrester's thoughts: "I see that statue every time I swim. Suddenly, the implications of its pose have become painfully personal. A human couple draped worshipfully at the feet of their non-human lord and master. I'm human, Magneto's a mutant. He's never made a secret of his antipathy for humanity, he thinks his kind is better--he pretty much coined the term 'Homo superior.' So where does that leave me, then--or us?! " [Refs. throughout, not in DB. Mutants in this issue: Charles Xavier, Legion, Wolfsbane, Mirage, Cypher, Warlock, Magneto.]
mutants USA 1950 bes shahar, eluki. "It's a Wonderful Life " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 13. "The bitter enmity between homo sapiens and homo superior wasn't still years in the future... " [Many other refs. not in DB.]
mutants USA 1957 Jones, Raymond F. "The Gardener " in The Non-Statistical Man. New York: Belmont Books (1964; copyright 1957); pg. 114. "He could understand what Mr. Barton meant. He was developing the skills of Homo Superior, but he was still a child, a growing, immature thing. And the adults of Homo Normal--even their children!--were capable of defeating him in his present stage, if he had to go it alone... " [This entire story is about a boy born with extraordinary mental capacity and abilities. Interestingly enough, this use of the term 'Homo superior' to refer to human-born mutants who have special powers beyond that of normal humans, predates the use of 'Homo superior' popularized in the comic book 'The X-Men'.]

[Note that this category--mutants--was begun well into DB project. First used 1 August 2000. There likely non-indexed refs. to mutants in previously indexed books.]

mutants USA 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 41: "Way of the Warrior ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1986); pg. 10. Danielle's thoughts: "Darn! I can't stop thinking about the [New] Mutants. I'm free. They're not. The White Queen--and that rotten Hellfire Club she belongs to--are anathema to everything Professor Xavier's School stands for. Those creeps couldn't care less about mutants as people. We're tools to them--commodities--to be bought, sold, used. Thrown away. The same attitude--the same arrogance and greed--that slaughtered the buffalo and destroyed the Human Beings [Cheyenne]. All the Indian nations. "
mutants USA 1989 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 108. "She thought, Then we are flukes. Mutants. Monsters. "
mutants USA 1996 Hauman, Glenn. "On the Air " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 162-163. [Words of Warren Worthington III, a.k.a. 'Angel' or 'Archangel'] "Worthington:...I'm in favor of equal rights and equal treatment under the law. Special treatment, I don't know if we need it... I don't see how beating a person with a tire chain because he's a mutant is better or worse than beating a person with a tire chain because he's human. Somebody's still being beaten.

Finckley: Do you believe that mutants are human and deserve protection under human law?

Worthington: I believe mutant humans are sentient and deserve protection under sentient law. Human, mutant human, mutated human, self-aware computers like the Vision, and resident aliens like Century should all be bound by the laws of the society they're in. "

mutants USA 1996 Lee, Stan. "Introduction " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 5. "...the ranks of the X-Men are continually growing and changing. Since it was impossible to include them all in this collector's-item anthology, we opted for choosing the most dramatic, the most complex, and the most multifaceted of our luminous list of players. While every reader has his or her own favorites, it's unlikely that anyone would fault us for featuring highly dramatic tales starring these very special mighty mutant super heroes... Archangel. Beast. Bishop. Cannonball. Cyclops. Gambt. Iceman. Jubilee. Phoenix. Professor X. Psylocke. Rogue. Storm. Wolverine. " [The entire book, of course, is about mutants. Other refs. not in DB.]
mutants USA 1998 DeFalco, Tom & Adam-Troy Castro. X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow Book 2: The Present. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 26. "'One standard-issue mutant, one situationally enhanced...' " [Many refs. to mutants throughout novel, others not in DB.]
mutants USA 1998 DeFalco, Tom & Adam-Troy Castro. X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow Book 2: The Present. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 94. "'It's everybody. All mutants. All paranormals. Whether they're mutants, enhanced humans, sorcerers, cyborgs, even people with powers too minor to be of any real use in a fight..' "
mutants USA 1998 York, J. Steven. Generation X: Crossroads. New York: Berkley (1998) [The entire book is about mutants, specifically Generation X: Synch, Jubilee, Chamber, Skin, Husk, M and their teachers Banshee and the White Queen. The plot involves a talk show host promoting hatred against mutants.]
mutants USA 2002 Rusch, Kristine Kathryn & Dean Wesley Smith. X-Men. New York: Del Rey (2000); pg. 21. "And considering the hot-button interest the public had taken in the mutant registration law, there was no doubt her presentation would make the news. To many, mutants had proved ripe for persecution based on the long-standing tradition of fearing anything unknown. So the best defense, Jean and the professor had determined, was to help the regular people from middle America understand mutants and what they really were. The bigots like Senator Kelly would fold like wet tissue if public opinion shifted against them.

But for the moment, the public was squarely against mutants. " [More. Entire novel is about mutants. Other refs. not in DB. Main mutant characters are Rogue, Storm, Cyclops, Jean Grey, Wolverine, Professor Xavier, Magneto, Sabretooth, Toad, and Mystique.]

mutants USA 2013 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 48: "Ashes of the Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1987); pg. 10-11. Roberto: "Sam, what happened? How--why--did everything go wrong? "; Alternative future Sam Guthrie: "Beats me. Anything bad in the world... all of a sudden got blamed on mutants. America's enemies had mutant spies an' saboteurs, so people said, wreckin' our economy an' our defenses. The drought of '86 was our fault, an' the winter of '90. An' the great quake. We were responsible for the decline of morality. We were a sign of God's displeasure--You name it, we took the rap. Be funny, if it weren't so tragic. "
mutants USA 2013 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 48: "Ashes of the Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1987); pg. 11. Alternative future Sam Guthrie: "Finally the government took action. They called on the sanctioned super-teams--Freedom Force, the Avengers, the Fantastic Four--to reign in the 'outlaw' outfits an' characters. Bad guys would go to prison, the rest into protective custody--which was prison by another name. Ah guess, given the tenor of those times, the heroes figured this was for the best. Feds re-activated the sentinels, supposedly to help out. Then came the double-cross. Sentinels went after all enhanced power beings... and they didn't take prisoners. "
mutants Virginia 2000 Abnett, Dan & Andy Lanning. "X-Men Movie Prequel: Rogue " in X-Men: Beginnings, Vol. 1. New York: Marvel Comics (2000); pg. 69-94. [Pages 69 to 94 of this story take place in Virginia, and revolve entirely around mutants. The truck Rogue hitched a ride with stops, the driver intent on extracting 'payment' from Rogue in exchange for the ride. Her mutant power makes him consciousness of course when he touches Rogue, and his trucker buddies chase after her. She causes an auto accident, escapes from some police, and is then brought down by a man with a high-tech weapon. The man imprisons her in a secret illegal mutant research facility. She and fellow young mutant prisoners manage to escape, during which time the proprietor of the company that runs the place, who turns out also to be a mutant, is killed when he triggers a self-destruct mechanism for the whole place.] Pg. 75: "'Forget about Lenny, boys . . . I think what we have here is another mutant. Say hello to a special treat you mutant freak...'

'But . . . I didn't do anything.'

'Like the devil you didn't.' [He zaps with.]

mutants Virginia 2000 Abnett, Dan & Andy Lanning. "X-Men Movie Prequel: Rogue " in X-Men: Beginnings, Vol. 1. New York: Marvel Comics (2000); pg. 76. Pg. 76: "'Mr. Gyrich... good to have one of the senator's people come and visit us at last.'

'Given the scale of your contributions to the senator's campaign fund, Mr. Sherman, I'd say my visit is long overdue. Senator Kelly asked me to personally thank you for your continued support.'

'The senator's vision of our nation is completely in step with mine, Mr. Gyrich, and I wholeheartedly pray his mutant registration bill is passed. Come . . . let me show you a little of what we do here . . .' ";

Pg. 77: "'The only real limiting factor to our achievements is the letter of the law.'

'Mr. Sherman, if the senator's registration bill is passed, you know he's promised to lend his full support to the legalization of this sort of [mutant research] facility.' ";

[Senator Kelly's speech:] "'Mutants are very real. They surround us. We must know who they are. And above all, we must know what they can do.' " [Many other refs. not in DB.]

mutants Virginia 2000 Abnett, Dan & Andy Lanning. "X-Men Movie Prequel: Rogue " in X-Men: Beginnings, Vol. 1. New York: Marvel Comics (2000); pg. 80. "'I don't know what you mean.'

'Oh, come on! We've all got a thing [a mutant power]! Me, I can't pretend I haven't, can I? [He has four arms and clawed hands.] Same goes for the rest . . . Miguel down there . . . He can do stuff with the force of gravity, that's his thing. That's why they got him locked in a pen that shorts his power out. Billy has this twister thing he does, like a human tornado . . . when the null field isn't on him, of course. His sister Milly . . . she's like living water. They keep her under with drugs. Sherman's goons snatched them from the circus a month back.' "

mutants Washington 1905 Gloss, Molly. Wild Life. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000); pg. 24. "Let Lightning keep her mutant, godforsaken children, only I won't be held responsible for what comes to pass. It's inevitable, I suppose, that a Cat Monster will someday take over the earth.' "
mutants Washington, D.C. 2000 Faerber, Jay. "X-Men Movie Prequel: Wolverine " in X-Men: Beginnings, Vol. 1. New York: Marvel Comics (2000); pg. 2. [Overheard on Canadian television in a bar in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.] "'--another tense day on the floor of the United States senate, as Dr. Jean Grey implored the American senators to vote against mutant registration. Dr. Grey argued that mutants don't ask for their strange abilities--they're born with them. When hearing chairman Senator Robert Kelly took the opportunity to ask whether or not mutants are dangerous... Dr. Grey replied, 'The wrong person behind the wheel of a car can be dangerous.' " [Many other refs. to mutants throughout story. Most other refs. not in DB.]
mutants world 1959 Asimov, Isaac. "Rejection Slips " in Nine Tomorrows. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1959); pg. 234. "Consider that eclectic cause
In Kant's philosophy that gnaws
With ceaseless anti-logic jaws
At all outworn and useless saws
That stick in modern mutant craws. "
mutants world 1970 Dick, Philip K. "The Days of Perky Pat " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1953); pg. 162. "Two do-cats--mutants dogs or cats; no one knew for sure--could be seen, lightly sniffing at the projectile. Attracted by the unclaimed contents. "
mutants world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 39. -
mutants world 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 26. "Of course, some of us seem to be born with defective [cerebral reducing] valves. I mean the artists like Bosch or El Greco, whose eyes did not see the world as it appears to thee and me, I mean the visionary philosophers, the ecstatics and the nirvana-attainers; I mean the miserable freakish flukes who can read the thoughts of others. Mutants, all of us. Genetic sports. "
mutants world 1980 Lindskold, Jane. "The Big Lie " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 144. Pg. 144: "Well, as I see it those long-limbed high-cheekboned, super-strong, genetically engineered mutants are no more my race than are the chimpanzees that the Draka geneticists used for their early experiments. "; Pg. 146: "Not that you young mutants are trained to think--just to plot and analyze, but that's neither here nor there. "
mutants world 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 21: "Slumber Party ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Nov. 1984); pg. 5. "Far above Xavier's mansion...a unique asteroid floats lazily around the globe. Though of considerable size, it is completely masked from detection. Its owner likes his privacy. He is a mutant--as are Charles Xavier and all his 'gifted youngsters'--and many consider him to be one of the arch-villains of all time. His name is Magneto. " [Other refs. throughout story to mutants, of course. Other mutants in this issue: Wolfsbane, Mirage, Magik, Sunspot, Cannonball, Cypher, Warlock, Magma, Professor Xavier.]
mutants world 1985 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 30: "The Singer & Her Song ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Aug. 1985) [Mutants featured in this issue: Kitty Pryde, Dazzler, Cannonball, Magik, Rachel Summers, Sunspot, Magma, Magneto, Ivich, Karma.]
mutants world 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 46: "Bloody Sunday ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Dec. 1986); pg. 5. [Referring to Illyana/Magik] "To Limbo--the arcane realm where demon sorcery rules supreme. The teleportation power is hers naturally--enabling her to travel effortlessly (though sometimes uncontrollably) through time and space--it's what makes her a mutant. "
mutants world 1986 Leigh, Stephen. "The Tint of Hatred " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 12. "'Our society's attitudes toward the victims of the wild card virus have changed for the worse in the last year. In some ways people like the Reverend Leo Barnett would have us regress to the oppression of the fifties. For less enlightened countries, the situation is far, far worse. We can offer them understanding, hope, and help...' "
mutants world 1994 Willis, Connie. "The Last of the Winnebagos " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 1. [Author's introduction.] "Science fiction is full of disasters that destroy the World As We Know It... Oddly, though, the stories almost never address the effect the end of the world would have on those survivors. They're always too busy looking for a can opener, or building a portable generator, or fending off mutants or walking plants... "
mutants world 1996 Skolnick, Evan. "Order from Chaos " in The Ultimate X-Men (Stan Lee, ed.) New York: Berkley (1996); pg. 230. "Ororo's newfound power to control the weather, however, was neither magical nor mystical. Rather, it was the byproduct of a random mutation of her DNA. Like so many others, Ororo was a mutant, a member, not of homo sapiens, but of the newly emerging subgenus homo superior. "
mutants world 1998 DeFalco, Tom & Adam-Troy Castro. X-Men and Spider-Man: Time's Arrow Book 2: The Present. New York: Berkley (1998); pg. 159. "'He'd wanted them to be ambassadors of understanding, who'd spend more time teaching than fighting; who'd be able to devote their days to addressing the shared problems of Homo sapiens and Homo sapiens superior instead of battling megalomaniacs and bigots and exotic menaces to all life on Earth. "
mutants world 1998 Golden, Christopher. X-Men: Codename Wolverine. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1998); pg. 223. "But she knew that, more than likely, the woman--if woman she actually was--would turn out to be a member of the advanced race of humans called homo sapiens superior: a mutant. "
mutants world 1999 Mackie, Howard. "Call to Arms " [originally printed in Astonishing X-Men No. 1] in The Astonishing X-Men: Deathwish (Polly Watson, ed.) New York: Marvel Comics (2000; c. 1999); pg. 26. "He calls himself Bastion. Only a few months ago, the very mention of his name was enough to cause a tremor of fear in those born with the genetic fluke which bestows abilities far greater than those of any human. These individuals, known to the world which hates and fears them as mutants, were the object of Bastion's wrath. His goal was nothing less than the total purging of the mutant race. " [Other refs. throughout, not in DB.]
mutants world 2000 Cox, Greg. X-Men & the Avengers: Gamma Quest: Book 3: Friend or Foe?. New York: Berkley Boulevard (2000); pg. 2. "Their names were the Scarlet Witch, Rogue, and Wolverine. The first was a member of the acclaimed superhero team the Avengers, the other two were members of the controversial group of mutants known as the X-Men. All three were mutants--humans with extraordinary powers. " [Refs. to mutants throughout novel; others not in DB.]
mutants world 2000 Roman, Steven A. X-Men/Doctor Doom: The Chaos Engine. New York: BP Books (2000); pg. 366. "This was the moment for which he [Magneto] had lived--and fought--so long to see happen. The moment when he possessed absolute power over the universe itself--the kind of power that would at last make Homo superior the dominant species on the planet. The moment when humanity faced its possible extinction--and trembled at the realization. " [Many refs. to mutants throughout the book. Others not in DB.]
mutants world 2010 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 10. "Wesley used to call himself the Sandman during his youth. No one to my knowledge ever gave him a genetic test, but he was probably a metahuman the same as Green Arrow the archer and Wonder Woman the Amazon Princess and--who knows?--Joe DiMaggio and Muhammad Ali. The current thinking in scientific circles, or the thinking that was current the last time I read the latest journal report, is that the capacity to rise to what we call super heroism is genetic. Estimates are that the metagene is in the cellular structure of 12 to 16 percent of the current human population. It appears to be a highly dominant trait. " [What is referred to here isn't identical to the concept of mutants used in Marvel comics and elsewhere, but there are functional similarities, of course. 'Metahumans' are referred to throughout the novel, other refs. not in DB.]
mutants world 2013 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 48: "Ashes of the Heart ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Feb. 1987); pg. 12-13. Alternative future Sam Guthrie: "This stinkin' war's most like a video game. No matter how hard we try, we can't win. Best we can manage is to hold our own. Trouble is, robots don't get tired. They don't get distracted. They never quit. So ah guess we will. We been gatherin' every mutant we could find--from across the whole world--an' evacuatin' them to my lady, Lila Cheney's, Dyson Sphere, on the other side of the galaxy. Whether on that artificial world, or some other real one, we'll re-settle. Start over. "
mutants world 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 87. "I wondered what actually constituted a 'superpower' these days. Was it merely, as this sociopath Swastika illustrated, the ability to deform your body and engage in spontaneous public warfare? Swastika's 'superpower' appeared to consist of the willingness to undergo a full-body tattoo. That is, his entire body was tattooed that dull blue graphite color, except for the bare flesh that formed the shape of a swastika in its negative space. Was his superpower his ability to withstand the pain that this process involved? Or was it his ignorance of history? Surely, somewhere along the line of his short life, this young man had taken a genetic test--you could buy them in drugstores--and upon seeing the blue color generated by the little yellow stick, he'd determined that he was one of the one-in-seven who had the metagene. So he had manufactured an identity for himself and dubbed himself superpowered. "
mutants world 2050 Mixon, Laura J. & Melinda M. Snodgrass. "A Dose of Reality " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 330. "'Using conservative assumptions, I estimate that by the year 2050, the number of people infected annually, worldwide, including latents and Black Queens, will surpass ten million, . This means that in the year 2050 we will have'--she ticked them off on her fingers--'six hundred thirty thousand new jokers a year, most of whom will suffer gross deformities and greatly tax our nations' resources. Seventy thousand new aces, with their unpredictable and potentially threatening powers. Over three million new latents. And approximately twelve million new carriers born.

'And of course, in that one year, six million three hundred thousand dead.. A portion of those deaths will occur in utero, so in a sense the impact is not as great as it sounds. We estimate that roughly seventy percent of all wild card-infected fetuses spontaneously abort...' "

mutants world 2075 Jones, Raymond F. "Intermission Time " in The Non-Statistical Man. New York: Belmont Books (1964; copyright 1953); pg. 121. "Out there on Planet 7, in the Alpha system, they were trying to make new man because the old man had failed. Homo sapiens had burned up a world.

In the hundred years since, only a quarter of the Earth had become habitable, and its population was less than thirty millions. A sober, stunned, and bewildered humanity rebuilding amid the ruins.

They had accomplished much in that century. There were cities again; there was space-flight; then overdrive and the stars; and the mutants had been wiped out. There was a single coordinated government that united the efforts of all races and tongues. "

mutants world 2075 Jones, Raymond F. "Intermission Time " in The Non-Statistical Man. New York: Belmont Books (1964; copyright 1953); pg. 122. "'They turned me down again. Mel Gordon--not even good enough for a guinea-pig. Who knows what will happen when they get through tinkering and tampering, and trying to make homo superior out of you and Doris? Me, they'd have a chance with; but Doris is already what they are trying to find.' " [Here 'homo superior' refers to mutates, artificially changed beings, rather than mutants, those naturally born different.]
mutants world 2080 Dick, Philip K. The Crack in Space. New York: Ace Books (1966); pg. 167. "'I've got it... That one Sinanthropus, that old white-haired so-called philosopher up in the satellite, he's a mutant. More evolved than the others, greater cranial area or something, especially in the forehead region. Unique. George Walt are pulling the wool over our eyes.' "
mutants world 2100 Mixon, Laura J. & Melinda M. Snodgrass. "A Dose of Reality " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 331. "'By 2100... the annual number of infections climbs to forty million, and the number of carriers climbs to seventy million. By the end of the twenty-second century, one seventh of the world's population will either be infected, or a carrier [of the wild card virus]... That translates to over two billion infected. One-point-two billion dead, every year. One hundred twenty million jokers, and twelve million superhuman aces. Six hundred million latents. And another fifth of the world's population, or almost three billion, will be carriers... In short... the wild card threatens the human race. In a few hundred years our population will be reduced to a small, enormously powerful elite, a large pool of carriers, and another large population of those physically deformed, many of them barely able to function.' "
mutants world 2114 Dick, Philip K. The Man Who Japed. New York: Ace Books (1956); pg. 114. "'...Or with us. You're not a 'mutant'; you're just a balanced human being.' "
mutants world 3332 Attanasio, A. A. Radix. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1981); pg. 459. [Appendix.] "Geepa bean: a mutant perennial tall-growing bean with blue cordate leaves and large panicles... " [more]
Mycenaean California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 173. Mycenaean
Mycenaean California 1974 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 95. -
Mycenaean Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 56. "'...Homeric Greek is to classical what Shakespeare's English is to ours, and Mycenaean is five hundred years before that, call it Chaucerian. And they won't be speaking Greek on the shores of the English Channel anyway.' " [Also pg. 92, 132, 152, 204, 244, 267, etc.]
Mycenaean New York: New York City 1984 Delany, Samuel R. "The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals " in Flight from Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994; c. 1984); pg. 337. "'...I mean, really --here we discover an ancient city, which, if it wasn't the capital port of a land some Mycenean Greek called 'Telepote,' it might as well have been...' "
Mycenaean United Kingdom 1994 Holdstock, Robert. The Hollowing. New York: Roc (1994); pg. 72. "...forget the code of honor of the Mycenaean Greeks... " [Also pg. 146]
Mycenaean world -1400 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Dancer from Atlantis. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971); pg. 179. "'...Be consoled by the knowledge that now he will not simply spare the Cretan island colonies; he will on the whole become a good king, and the Mycenaean civilization will be a worthy child of the Minoan and a leaven in the Hellenic.' "
Mycenaean world 1970 Anderson, Poul. The Dancer from Atlantis. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971); pg. 75. "...whose roughly dressed stonework was inferior to the Mycenaean ruins Reid had once visited. " [Also, pg. 60.]
Mycenaean world 2546 Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: HarperCollins (1999; c. 1932, 1946); pg. 34. "...and the dust was Harappa, was Ur of the Chaldees; some spider-webs, and they were Thebes and Babylon and Cnossos and Mycenae. "
mystery religions California 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 110. "The great mystery of Eleusis, of the Orphics, of the early Christians, of Sarapis, of the Greco-Roman mystery religions, of Hermes Trismegistos, of the Renaissance Hermetic alchemists... " [Also pg. 225.]
mystery religions California 1975 Dick, Philip K. "Man, Android and Machine " in The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1975); pg. 229. "His followers knew he would be; they knew the secret ('Behold! I tell you a sacred secret,' etc.). We are speaking here of the mystery religions, all of them, including Christianity. "
mystery religions California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 166. Pg. 166: "Fate, I thought. Predestination; doctrine of the church, based on Augustine and Paul. Tim had once told me that Christianity as a Mystery Religion had come into existence as a means of abolishing the tyranny of fate, only to reintroduce it as predestination--in fact, double predestination: some predestined to hell, some to heaven. Calvin's doctrine. "; Pg. 191: "The ancient world had seen the coming into existence of the Greco-Roman Mystery Religions, which were dedicated to overcoming fate by patching the worshipper into a god beyond the planetary spheres, a god capable of short-circuiting the 'astral influences,' as it had been called in those days. We ourselves, now, speak of the DNA death-strip and the psychological-script leaned from, modeled on, other, previous people, friends and parents. It is the same thing; it is determinism killing you no matter what you do. Some power outside of you must enter and alter the situation... "

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