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/
Nevada Nevada 1991 Blaylock, James P. The Paper Grail. New York: Ace Books (1991); pg. 5. "What he wanted was to glue decals all over his truck and camper shell windows. he had a couple dozen of them already, from places in Arizona and Nevada and New Mexico. "
Nevada Nevada 1991 Ing, Dean. Butcher Bird. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1993); pg. 289. "...charts named for cities prominent on them: Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Cheyenne, Omaha, Chicago. "
Nevada Nevada 1991 Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 39. [Book jacket] "Druglord Simon Torres, desperate for funds, has launched a plot in conjunction with a cabal of his fellow cartel leaders to fly one billion dollars in cash and a plane full of hostages from Las Vegas into Mexico. A US task force scrambles to thwart his scheme, and their ace in the hole is the Nemesis--a solar-powered, cutting-edge craft... "; Pg. 39: "Billy's own addiction was gambling, often at the tables in Las Vegas, but that was different. " [More. Extensive refs. to Nevada and Las Vegas, and other cities, including Henderson, Elko, etc., not in DB.]
Nevada Nevada 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 43. "'...Those crystals . . .'

'From a dry cave in Nevada. Mined them myself, had a jeweler polish and mount them.' "

Nevada Nevada 1993 Simmons, Dan. The Hollow Man. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 242. Pg. 242: "...continued west on State road 56, and found a place to park the Jeep out of sight behind some dry cottonwoods at a country rest stop east of Panaca, twenty miles across the state line into Nevada. "; Pg. 250: "During his second week in Las Vegas Bremen moved through the casinos on the Strip, checking into each with enough money to deposit in the safe... Circus-Circus, Dunes, Caesar's Palace, the Las Vegas Hilton, the Aladdin, the Riviera, Bally's Grand, Sam's Town, and the Sands. " [More in Nevada, not in DB.]
Nevada Nevada 1994 Ing, Dean. "Anasazi " in Anasazi. New York: Tor (1987; c. 1979); pg. 232. Las Vegas; Nevada
Nevada Nevada 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 155. "'This would be great cover for one of those supersecret hidden bases or toxic sites or whatever, like the ones they had in Nevada. Probably not, though--you'd either have to have everybody commute in by air like there, much more obvious in central Washington than in Nevada, Utah, Arizona, places like that.. "
Nevada Nevada 1995 Ing, Dean. The Big Lifters. New York: Tor (1988) Pg. -1: [Nevada is pictured in a map of the Southwestern United States placed before the main body of the book.] Pg. 44, 102: Las Vegas; Pg. 100, 136: Nevada; Pg. 136-137: Reno [More, not in DB.]
Nevada Nevada 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 9. "Las Vegas--A small earthquake rattled Boulder City on New Year's morning, and workers at the nearby Hoover Dam reported feeling the shock.

--Associated Press,
January 2, 1995 "

Nevada Nevada 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 20. "To the east, across the Mojave, the Resting Spring, Nopah and Spring ranges, and the Nevada state line, was Las Vegas, the closest major city. " [Other refs. to Nevada and Las Vegas, not in DB, e.g., pg. 68-70, 251, more.]
Nevada Nevada 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 222. Pg. 222: "'Look here at Ely, Nevada, or here at Oakley, Kansas...' "; Pg. 244: "...flying drones filling the skies over Colorado and Nevada... In the parking lot of a hotel in Winnemucca, Nevada... " [More]
Nevada Nevada 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 98. "And a man in Lovelock, Nevada, who'd crashed into a roadside boulder and tested positive for alcohol, swore he was being chased by a UFO. "
Nevada Nevada 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 20. "...then drive to California and retrieve the . . . the mask, and move on, to Nevada or somewhere. "
Nevada Nevada 1997 Bradbury, Ray. "Driving Blind " in Driving Blind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 83. -
Nevada Nevada 1998 Cerasini, Marc. Godzilla 2000. New York: Random House (1997); pg. 13. [According to chapter heading, Chapter 2, pages 13 to 21, takes place on October 31, 1998 at Project Valkyrie headquarters, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada. " Many other Nevada refs., not in DB. Also, pg. 42-48, 61-67, 108-114, 130-132, 142-144, 195, 253, etc.] Pg. 231: Las Vegas
Nevada Nevada 1998 Dick, Philip K. Time Out of Joint. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1959); pg. 182. "He studied the license plates tacked to the rear door of the first truck. Ten plates from ten states. Across the Rockies, the Utah Salt Flat, into the Nevada Desert . . . snow in the mountains, hot glaring air in the flatlands. "
Nevada Nevada 1998 Ing, Dean. The Skins of Dead Men. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1998); pg. 232. Carson City, Nevada
Nevada Nevada 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 224. "...were rounding up the faithful to send to concentration camps in some godforsaken place like Wyoming or Nevada. "
Nevada Nevada 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 306. "That made sense. Now, where would they put her? They tested those things--where? New Mexico. Nevada. And that town in Utah where John Wayne made Westerns. St. George, wasn't it? To protect the population centers in Las Vegas and Los Angeles, the bombs were always exploded... "
Nevada Nevada 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 299. "'Possible sighting Nevada.'

'Need location.' "

Nevada Nevada 1999 Willis, Connie. "Epiphany " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 300. "Neither Arizona nor New Mexico had any Wests [towns with 'West' in their name]. Nevada didn't either. "
Nevada Nevada 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 4. Pg. 4: "On board TWA flight 38, New York to Reno, May 3. As I begin this assignment, my jet heads west to Reno--last American city before the forbidding Sierra Nevada mountains that guard the closed boarders of Ecotopia. "; Pg. 6: Las Vegas [Other refs. to Nevada, which borders Ecotopia, not in DB.]
Nevada Nevada 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 20. Pg. 20: "Montoya was no Trump or Vegas kingpin. "; Pg. 207: 'Some sort of Vegas show, isn't it?' "; Pg. 217: "'...Fancy hotel, beautiful people, from Canada, Venezuela, Brazil, China, Puerto Rico, Las Vegas, Bahamas, Disneyland...' "; Pg. 247: "...and the car was registered in Nevada. "; Pg. 314: "real marble and fake gold, very Las Vegas "
Nevada Nevada 2005 Bear, Greg. Eon. New York: Bluejay (1985); pg. 33. "In the building's lounge, Carrolson had introduced her to two other astronomers, Janice Polk and Beryl Wallace, both from the Abell Array in Nevada. "
Nevada Nevada 2010 Scott, Robin. "Last Train to Kankakee " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 714. " long as he could get off to Vegas or down to Tijuana every couple of weeks... "
Nevada Nevada 2011 Willis, Connie. "The Last of the Winnebagos " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1988); pg. 14. "A family piled out, Japanese tourists, a woman with short black hair, a man in shorts, two kids. One of the kids had a ferret on a leash. "
Nevada Nevada 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. 197. Reno, Nevada
Nevada Nevada 2020 Zelazny, Roger. Damnation Alley. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1969); pg. 29. "Smoke still rose from the blackened field, and far off to his right there was a glow, as if the fire still continued somewhere in the distance. They were in the place that had once been known as Nevada. "
Nevada Nevada 2024 Clarke, Arthur C. & Mike McQuay. Richter 10. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 279. "The globe showed how important it was to get at these other faults, because, it demonstrated that by 2070, thirteen years after Southern California would become the island of Baja, the rest of the state would crack up through the Salton from the Mexican border to Oregon, turning California into a jutting peninsula, the shores of the Pacific lapping against Arizona and Nevada. " [Also pg. 355.]
Nevada Nevada 2024 Steele, Allen. Chronospace. New York: Ace Books (2001); pg. 246. [This chapter, pg. 246-260, takes place in Nevada at a military test site.] Pg. 246: "Cold night lay across the Nevada desert. Pale moonlight glazed the distant slopes of the Papoosa Mountains, and an occasional errant breeze kicked up sand... Freedom Ridge... Nellis Test Range... Tikaboo Peak... Groom Lake... Area 51 "
Nevada Nevada 2030 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 158. [Things that happened by the year 2030] "Donald Trump was building a pyramid in the Nevada desert to house his eventual remains. When done, it will be ten meters taller than the Great Pyramid of Giza. "
Nevada Nevada 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 180. "Because Chen, like any good Chinese, is an inveterate gambler. He plays for high stakes in Reno, in Las Vegas... " [More, pg. 181-183, 269.]
Nevada Nevada 2050 Dick, Philip K. The Simulacra. New York: Random House (2002; c. 1964); pg. 48. Pg. 48: Reno; Pg. 80: Las Vegas Modern String Quartet; Pg. 207: Nevada; Reno
Nevada Nevada 2050 Russ, Joanna. "Nobody's Home " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1972); pg. 403. "'I'd rather go to Naples and watch the children fly helicopters. I'd rather go to Nevada and fly them myself...' "
Nevada Nevada 2055 Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 186. [Character travels from Salt Lake City, Utah to Phoenix, Arizona.] "By use of the cab's vidphone he learned from the information center at Phoenix the location of the prisoner of war camp; this was not classified information. Presently the cab flew above flat desert lands and monotonous hills of rock and empty basins which in former times had been lakes. And then, in the midst of this barren, unexploited wilderness, the cab set him down; he had arrived at POW Camp 29, and it was just where he had expected it to be: in the most uninhabitable spot conceivable. To him the great desert lands of Nevada and Arizona were like a dismal alien planet, not Earth at all... "
Nevada Nevada 2160 Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 6. Pg. 6: "What other group was his group--Pretty Blue Fox--in closest contact with? Probably Straw Man Special, which met in Las Vegas and represented Bindmen from Nevada, Utah and Idaho. Shutting his eyes, he tried to remember what the women of Straw Man Special looked like. ";

Pg. 114: "The mid-morning Nevada sun sparkled from her moist, smooth body... "; Pg. 160: "'...I don't want to undergo again what we went through in Nevada. You were there, you know what I'm talking about...' "; Pg. 189: "Tramping across the sand, the wasteland which was the Nevada Desert, Freya Garden Gaines knew that it would be a long time before she got back to the condominium apartment... " [A major setting of the novel is the Dig Inn Hotel in Nevada. Pg. 108-119 and other sections take place there, usually without reference to Nevada by name.]

Nevada Nevada 2160 Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 56. "Where am I? he asked himself. 'Where is this?' he said to the car. 'Nevada?' It looked like Nevada, barren and empty.

The car said, 'Eastern Utah.' "

Nevada Nevada 2250 Asimov, Isaac & Robert Silverberg. The Positronic Man. New York: Doubleday (1992); pg. 203. "...Andrew went by flitter down to San Francisco, and from there took the underground tube to the big Western Spaceport Facility in the district of Nevada. He had never gone anywhere by tube before. Over the past fifty years nuclear-powered suberrenes had drilled a network of wide tunnels through the deep-lying rocks of the continent, and now high-speed trains moving on silent inertialess tracks offered swift and simple long-distance travel, while much of the surface zone was allowed to revert to its natural state. To Andrew it seemed that he was reaching the spaceport in Nevada almost before the train had set out from the San Francisco terminal. "
Nevada Nevada 2359 Taylor, Jeri. Pathways (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1999; c. 1998); pg. 89. "They had been hiking for almost two hours in the Sierra Nevada mountains... " [More happens here, pg. 89-94, 108-122.]
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1966 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 7. "...a silver dollar from Las Vegas... "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1971 Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 80. Las Vegas
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1972 Dick, Philip K. The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1972); pg. 26. "I never knew a hippy chick before who was wound up about science fiction; she rapped to me for hours about philosophy and god and flying saucers and the esoteric wisdom of the ancient Egyptians and into all of it she wove the thread of science fiction. "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 141. "The Trip-Trap, and other important Las Vegas gambling houses, has announced its decision to discontinue blackjack and poker, thus confirming rumors of unprecedented runs of luck against the house at these tables... "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1976 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 155. "Her eyes, normally inexpressive, gleamed with a Las Vegas intensity. "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1980 Matheson, Richard. Now You See It. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 55. "'Audiences are going to love it, pal! It's state of the art! Las Vegas will--'

'Forget it, Harry,' interrupted Harry's head. 'Las Vegas is out. Max didn't ask you here to talk about Las Vegas.' " [Also pg. 126, 191.]

Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1985 Zelazny, Roger. Trumps of Doom. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 118. "Oh, whenever Droppa's stuff starts sounding stale, Random sends him off to various clubs in Shadow,' I explained, 'to pick up new material. I understand he's a regular at Vegas. Random even accompanies him sometimes, to play cards.' "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1986 Martin, George R. R. "From the Journal of Xavier Desmond " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 17. "Havana is almost as American as Las Vegas or Miami Beach, albeit considerably more decadent and wicked. "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1989 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 263. "...tried it about eight times at Bally's in Vegas. " [also pg. 266.]
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Ing, Dean. Spooker. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1995); pg. 37. Pg. 37-39: Las Vegas
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992) [Book jacket] "The terrifying Las Vegas of Tim Powers's imagination is one that secretly animated the neon-lit gambling capital we all think we know. It is a world in which superstition assumes the power of religion, the gambling tables are strange altars to chaotic gods, and luck becomes a deity literally made flesh.

Ten years ago Scott Crane quite playing Poker professionally--and he hasn't been to Las Vegas or held a hand of cards since.

But now he's shaving nightmares about a strange Poker game... " [Las Vegas refs. throughout novel, not in DB. Many other parts of Nevada are depicted as well.]

Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Snodgrass, Melinda M. Wild Cards X: Double Solitaire. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 190. "It was like high-stakes bidders at a Las Vegas blackjack tournament. "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1993 Ellison, Harlan. Mefisto in Onyx. Shingletown, CA: Mark. V. Ziesing Books (1993); pg. 19. -
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1993 Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 351. "' . . . ash and debris from the explosion and fires have reportedly blotted out the sun as far east as Las Vegas...' "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1994 Simmons, Dan. Fires of Eden. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1994); pg. 138. "He wanted to troubleshoot one of Mr. T's casinos in Las Vegas or Atlantic City... " [Also pg. 222, 375.]
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1995 Powers, Tim. Earthquake Weather. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 38. "'The Strip? You mean on Sunset?'

'No, the Las Vegas Strip, Las Vegas Boulevard. We--'

'Really? Well well well! And here I'd been assuming you were married in Los Angeles!'

'No. Las Vegas. And--'

'At the Flamingo?'

'No.' Cochran blanked at the doctor. 'No, a little place called the Troy and Cress Wedding Chapel--'

'Oh, better still!' " [Many other refs. to Las Vegas, not in DB, e.g. pg. 127, 159-160.]

Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1996 Lee, Jim & Brandon Choi. "Renaissance " in Fantastic Four: Heroes Reborn. New York: Marvel Comics (2000; copyright 1996-97); pg. 7. "'You got Johnny to leave Vegas to come out to the boonies? How did ya pull that off?'

'Simple. He wants a piece of the Excelsior to use as a P.R. gimmick for Storm Casinos. He thinks it'll be a big tourist magnet when the story finally goes public. "

Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 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. 217. -
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 103. "Branson had become an entertainment Mecca in only a few short years. The main drag was a cross between the Las Vegas Strip and Nashville's Music Row... "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 172. -
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 7. Pg. 7: "There was a man standing before her, here in the pastel light of her Las Vegas office... "; Pg. 9: "Out of Vegas she took the I-15, the main route to L.A. 300 miles away... " [Other refs, not all in DB.]
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 2010 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 24. "Even this early on an August morning, the Vegas streets were thronged. People in gaudy artificial fabrics strolled past the giant casinos: the venerable Caesar's Palace and the Luxor and the Sands, the new TwenCen Park with its cartoon reconstruction of '30s gangster-land Chicago and '60s Space Age Florida and '90s yuppie-era Wall Street. The endless lights and laser displays made a storm of color and motion that was dazzling even against the morning sunlight, like glimpses into another, brighter universe. But the landscape of casinos and malls didn't stay static; there were a number of vacant or redeveloping lots, like missing teeth in a smiling jaw.

And whatever the facade, the scene within was always the same: square miles of lush, ugly carpet, rows of gaming machines fed by joyless punters, blackjack tables kept open twenty-four hours a day by the virtual dealers. " [Many other refs. to Nevada and Las Vegas, not in DB.]

Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 43. "'Look, my son was taken last February somewhere in Arizona--I think. They took him directly to the ERIS Quarantine Center in Las Vegas...' " [Also, pg. 106, 179.]
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 110. "He was the puffy-faced hustler throwing a good-buddy arm over vaguely familiar, vaguely repulsive Vegas show-biz types. "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 2025 Westerfeld, Scott. Fine Prey. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 202. "The phone's eyescreen told me Quarter was in Las Vegas. It dimly superimposed her image against the Antioch City night, the red of her hair a waning sunset. Some of the Vegas skyline appeared behind her. I thought I saw a pyramid in the phantom city. "
Nevada Nevada: Las Vegas 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 41. "They spot a mall cop and stand watching the keno results appear in the Las Vegas window, green numbers embedded in glass. "

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