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/
Nietzsche world 2000 Barad, Judith & Ed Robertson The Ethics of Star Trek. New York: HarperCollins (2000) [Non-fiction. Page numbers from book's index.] Pg. 299-306, 311, 342
Nietzsche world 2030 Hogan, James P. Entoverse. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 169. "Baumer say himself as one of those outcasts from the herd, set apart in the company of those such as van Gogh, Nietzsche, Lawrence, and Nijinsky, by the sensitivity of seeing too much and too deep... "
Nietzsche world 2050 Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 155. "'It's a mistake to think of schizophrenia as a disease of the wits, anyhow... Back in the days when it was first being described, the English used to call it 'lorry-driver's disease.' When intellectuals get it, the results are spectacular only because they can articulate what they feel: Nijinski, van Gogh, T.E. Lawrence, Nietzsche, Wilson...' "
Nietzsche world 2050 Bova, Ben. "Mount Olympus " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 297. "Rodriguez felt a chill of apprehension tingling through him as they stared down into the chaldera. It was like being on the edge of an enormous hole in the world, a hole that went all the way down into hell.

'Nietzsche was right,' Fuchida said, his voice awed, almost frightened in Rodriguez's earphones.

...'You mean about when you stares back.'

'You've read Nietzsche?'

Rodriguez grunted. 'In Spanish.'

'That must have been interesting. I read him in Japanese.'

Breaking into a chuckle, Rodriguez said, 'So neither one of us can read German, huh?' "

Nietzsche world 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 26. "'But it's also about the will to power... and even if individuals in America and France and Japan have the will to power, the people don't. Their leaders will never get them moving...' "
Nietzsche world 2166 Farmer, Philip Jose. "Riders of the Purple Wage " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 654. "The other savages can hear a deer at a hundred yards, detect a rattlesnake in the bushes, but they're deaf to the footfalls of philosophy, the neigh of Nietzsche, the rattle of Russell, the honkings of Hegel. "
Nilotes Africa 1950 Barton, William. "Home is Where the Heart Is " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 236. [At slave auction] "Arabs and Crackers, Bedwine Hindee... Beyond the tall Nilotics, a [Hottentott]... "
Nilotes Africa 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 41. "...but Tembo is Luhya and Faraway is Luo. This apparently is important. Something to do with Bantus as opposed to Nilo-Hamitics. " [Also pg. 101.]
non-Christian California 1975 Dick, Philip K. The Transmigration of Timothy Archer. New York: Timescape Books (1982); pg. 64. "Even for me, a non-Christian--or I should say a non-Jew, I guess--this shakes me... "
non-Christian California 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 317. "All of the people here at the Southern California Rightist Coalition who had been brought up Christian (which was most of them) knew what was coming. The non-Christians were already so alienated by the heavily pork-oriented meal that they weren't talking much anyway. " [Suggests that the non-Christians in this conservative meeting are Muslims or Orthodox Jews.]
non-Christian galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 263-264. "'During the past seven years, we have processed seven billion human beings. In the next standard decade--or sooner--we must process more than forty-two billion more. There are many worlds in the Outback, and many more even within Pax space, where non-Christians are in majority.' "
non-Christian galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 254. "'The human beings transported from the worlds listed by Cardinal Du Noyer were . . . rendered lifeless . . . by Core technology, using Core robot spacecraft, and are being stored using Core techniques,' continued Albedo. 'As Cardinal Du Noyer reported, approximately seven billion non-Christians have been processed in this manner over the past seven years. Another forty to fifty billion must be similarly processed in the next standard decade. It is time to explain the reason for this project and to enlist your direct aid in it.' "
non-Christian galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 251. "'In the past five years, these worlds have included Hebron, Qom-Riyadh, Fuji, Nevermore, Sol Draconi Septem, Parvati, Tsingtao-Hsishuang Panna, New Mecca, Mao Four, Ixion, the Lambert Ring Territories, Sibiatu's Bitterness, Mare Infinitus North Littoral, Renaissance Minor's terraformed moon, New Harmony, New Earth, and Mars.'

All non-Pax worlds, thought Kenzo Isozaki. Or worlds where the Pax has only a foothold....'These are all non-Christian worlds... All non-Christian worlds,' Isozaki said again... 'Or Christian worlds with large populations of non-Christians, such as Mars or Fuji or Nevermore. Cor Unum and Opus Dei have been exterminating non-Christians. But why transport their bodies? Why not just leave them to rot on their homeworlds and then bring in the Pax colonists?' " [More.]

non-Christian galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 263. "'That is why they had to be terminated,' said the Grand Inquisitor. 'All those thousands on the Saigon Maru. All those millions. All those billions.'

Pope Urban XVI raised his hand, in a command to silence rather than benediction this time. 'Not terminated!' he said sternly 'Not a single life, not Christian, not non-Christian, has been taken.'

...'But they were lifeless... My profound apologies, Holy Father,' he said to the Pope.

...'No apology is required, John Domenico. These are emotional topics. Please explain, M. Albedo.'

'Yes, Your Holiness,' said the man in gray. 'Those aboard the Saigon Maru were lifeless, Your Excellency, but not dead. The Core . . . the Humanist elements in the Core . . . have perfected a method of putting human beings in temporary stasis, neither alive nor dead . . .' "

non-Christian Kansas 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 13. "'...forgot your zip code.'

'66666-6666 is hard to forget,' I said. For the first time, I realized that my zip code is probably the reason why so many Jehovah's Witnesses come around. I have a full run of The Watchtower dating back to 1982. "

non-Christian USA 1989 Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 123. "'You're going to grow up like those others, aren't you? The un-Christian, un-American ones in California and New York with their dirty hair and filthy clothes and their diseased whores who commit perversions with their mouths.' "
non-Christian world 2020 Watson, Ian. The Flies of Memory. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1990); pg. 37. "The spry, white-haired oldster was Storchi, his particular brief non-Christians and Marxist atheists. "
Nonreligious Avernus 4901 Aldiss, Brian W. Helliconia Winter. New York: Atheneum (1985); pg. 76-77. "...hedonism proved insufficient. Promiscuity proved as much of a dead end as abstention.

Cruel perversions grew from the sullied beds of the Avernus. Woundings, slashings, cannibalism, pederasty, paedophilia, intestinal rape, sadistic penetrations of infants and the ageing became commonplace. In their later stages of evolution, these autonomous genitalia grew enormous; a few became violent...Several generations of Avernians venerates these strange polymorphs almost as if they were the gods which had been banished from the station long ago. The next generation would not tolerate them. " [The Avernians rid themselves of traditional religion and restraint, then turned to the worship of genetically engineered genitalia.]

Nonreligious California 1999 Cart, Michael. "Starry, Starry Night " in Tomorrowland: 10 Stories About the Future (Michael Cart, ed.) New York: Scholastic Press (1999); pg. 173. "Until Noah and Eve had appeared in our small Northern California city the year before, I had been among those complacent nonbelievers... It's not that I was an atheist; it was just that, like a lot of people, I'd been indifferent to religion most of my life... "
Nonreligious Canada 1995 Sawyer, Robert J. The Terminal Experiment. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 9. "He was not a religious person. His family, back in Saskatchewan, was white-bread Canadian Protestant. Last time Peter had been in church was for a wedding. Time before that, a funeral. "; Pg. 42: "Sarkar was devoutly Muslim. Peter wasn't devoutly anything. "
Nonreligious Colorado 1974 Disch, Thomas M. Camp Concentration. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1968); pg. 123. "'...Write something I can understand. Not this . . . this . . . it's positively antireligious, this stuff of yours. I'm not a religious man, but this . . . you go too far. It's antireligious, and I can't understand a word of it. You start writing a sensible, intelligent journal again, or I'll wash my hands of you...' "
Nonreligious France 1916 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 182. "'A cross, is it?' O'Shaughnessy shrugged. 'Well. Seems he has something after all. He's not entirely a nonbeliever, lad.' "
Nonreligious galaxy 2050 Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. New York: Ballantine (1979; c. 1958); pg. 128. "...and it was probably that the agnostics, atheists and don't-cares taken as a separate group were at least as numerous [in the world] as the Jews, perhaps more so. "
Nonreligious galaxy 2075 Card, Orson Scott & Kathryn H. Kidd. Lovelock. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 51. [Year is estimated.] "Even most of the 'rational' people--the ones who claimed not to have a religion--were just as chauvinistic about their irreligion, sneering at and ostracizing the believers just the way the believers treated nonmembers of their groups. It's a human universal. My tribe above all other tribes. "
Nonreligious galaxy 2200 Clarke, Arthur C. "The Star " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1955); pg. 123. "The crew is already sufficiently depressed... Few of them have any religious faith, yet they will not relish using this final weapon in their campaign against me--that private, good-natured but fundamentally serious war which lasted all the way from Earth. It amused them to have a Jesuit as chief astrophysicist... "
Nonreligious galaxy 2200 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 206. "Wan-To mused over that question for a long time. He was not religious. The thought of a 'religion' had never crossed Wan-To's mind, not once in all the billions of years since he had first become aware that he was alive. Wan-To could not possibly believe in a god, since Wan-To, to all intents and purposes, was the most omnipotent and eternal god he could have imagined.

Nevertheless, there were occasional troubling questions of that sort that passed through Wan-To's vst mind. A human philosopher might have called them theological. The most difficult one--it was hard for Wan-To to even frame it--was whether there was any purpose in his existence.

Naturally, Wan-To was well aware of one overriding purpose of a kid--self-preservation, the one imperative that governed all of Wan-To's plans and actions. Nothing was ever going to change that; but once it occurred to him to ask what he was preserving himself for he could not quite see an answer. "

Nonreligious galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 19-20. [The people on the voyage identify their religion: Atheist, Jew, Catholic, Templar, pagan, and nonreligious (the character Brawne). None of them belong to the Church of the Shrike.] "' anyone here a member... of the Church of the Shrike? I, for one, am a Jew...' [Weintraub]

'I am the True Voice of the Tree,' said Het Masteem [i.e., an orthodox Templar]...

...the Consul shrugged. 'I am an atheist'...

Father Hoyt smiled without humor. 'The Catholic Church ordained me'...

Colonel Kassad shook his head, whether in refusal to respond or to indicate that he was not a member of the Shrike Church, it was not clear.

Martin Silenus [said]... '...I am a simple pagan'...

'I ignore religions,' said Brawne Lamia. 'I do not succumb to them.' "

Nonreligious galaxy 3200 Simak, Clifford D. Project Pope. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 22. "'...There appears to be an idea that the project is an outgrowth of Christianity, an Old Earth religion.'

'We know what Christianity is,' Jill said. 'There still are a lot of Christians, perhaps more than ever before. True, Christianity no longer looms as important as it did before we began going into space. This, however, is a relative thing. The religion is still as important as ever, but its seeming importance has been diluted by the many other faiths that exist in the galaxy. Isn't it strange that faith is so universal? Even the ugliest aliens appear to have a faith to cling to.'

'Not all of them,' said the captain. 'Not all of them by any means. I have run into alien areas, into entire planets, where no one had every thought of religion or of faith...' "

Nonreligious galaxy 3500 Chalker, Jack L. The Demons at Rainbow Bridge. New York: Baen (1998; c. 1989); pg. 168. "Those races and people of the Exchange paid lip service to a million different gods and deities, almost all clearly invented by cultures in their own images to fit their own needs. Many, if not most, of the people had no real religious beliefs at all.

The Mycohl, on the other hand... "

Nonreligious galaxy 13560 Herbert, Frank. Dune Messiah. New York: Ace (1987; c. 1969); pg. 135. "'Statistics: at a conservative estimate, I've killed sixty-one billion, sterilized ninety planets, completely demoralized five hundred others. I've wiped out the followers of forty religions which had existed since--'

'Unbelievers!' Korba protested. 'Unbelievers all!'

'No,' Paul said. 'Believers.' "

Nonreligious Hell 1985 Bear, Greg. "Dead Run " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1985); pg. 157. "'...He wasn't a religious man, John, and he thought this was a job like any other... "
Nonreligious Illinois 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 22. "'High places do that,' he said. 'There's a place I like to visit--a little Christian Science college--way out in the boonies on the Illinois side of the Mississippi River, not far from St. Louis. The campus is right on the bluffs near the river. There's a tiny chapel right near the edge, and you can walk out on some ledges and see halfway across Missouri.'

'Are you a Christian Scientist?'

The question and her expression were so serious that Baedecker had to laugh. 'No,' he said, 'I'm not religious. I'm not . . . anything.' He had a sudden image of himself kneeling in the lunar dust, the stark sunlight a benediction. "

Nonreligious India -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 154. "...he liked to claim he was a worshiper of Naga, the Dravidian snake god upon whose coils rests the world. Actually, Carak was irreligious. "
Nonreligious Jupiter 2001 Clarke, Arthur C. "Jupiter V " in The Sentinel. New York: Berkley Books (1983; c. 1953); pg. 109. "...the building looked not unlike a Gothic cathedral. Misled by this chance resemblance, some later writers have called it a temple; but we have never found any trace of what might be called a religion among the Jovians. Yet there seems something appropriate about the name 'The Temple of Art,' and it's stuck so thoroughly that no one can change it now. "
Nonreligious New York 1978 Matheson, Richard. What Dreams May Come. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1978); pg. 2. "I have read the manuscript [delivered by a psychic, purporting to have transcribed it as dictated by the narrator's dead brother Chris] three times now and wish I knew what to make of it.

I am not a religious man but, like anyone, would certainly like to believe that death is more than oblivion. Still, I find it difficult, if not impossible, to accept the story at face value. I keep thinking it is nothing more than that: a story.

True, the facts are there. Facts about my brother and his family which this woman could not possibly have known... The questions, in my mind, about this book are manifold. I will not enumerate them but permit the reader to form his own. Of only one thing I am certain. If the manuscript is true, all of us had better examine our lives. Carefully. "

Nonreligious New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 103. "There are only 14 percent of Americans who are without LINK privilege, and most of those are simply too lazy or stubborn to convert to a real religion. Since Taft-Pallis, those degenerates only have to convert to some New Age religion to have full access to the LINK: why don't they just get off their butts and do it? The rest of us, who are productive and spiritual citizens, shouldn't have to shoulder the burden of this 'intellectual elite' who already have the support of the ACLU and other fringe organizations. "
Nonreligious Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 312. -
Nonreligious T'ien Shan 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 371. "'Are you perchance,' he continued smoothly, 'of the Hebrew or Muslim faiths which our hosts have told us prevail in those regions?'

'I am of no faith,' said Aenea. 'If one defines faith as belief in the supernatural.' "

Nonreligious United Kingdom: Britain 2051 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 454. "'A.D. 2051... That the British state is holding together at all, that it hasn't all lapsed into barbarism or chaos, is probably some kind of tribute to the basic British character. But then, just as the Brits were the first industrial society, so they became, arguably, our first postindustrial culture. Similarly, they are comparatively recently postimperial. Now they seem to be becoming the first truly post religious nation.

...Will the Brits survive? Will they tear each other apart? I find myself hoping they have a chance to grope their way out of this darkness... "

Nonreligious United Kingdom: England 1987 Adams, Douglas. Dirk Gentley's Holistic Detective Agency. New York: Simon and Schuster (1987); pg. 240. "'Such music,' he said. 'I'm not religious, but if I were I would say it was like a glimpse into the mind of God. Perhaps it was and I ought to be religious. I have to keep reminding myself that they didn't create the music, they only created the instrument which could read the score. And the score was life itself. And it's all up there.' "
Nonreligious USA 2010 Brackett, Leigh. The Long Tomorrow. New York: Ballantine (1974); pg. 8. "They were almost all New Mennonites, differing from Len and Esau only in size and in the splendid beards that fanned across their chests, though their upper lips were clean shaven. A few, however, wore full whiskers and slouch hats of various sorts, and their clothes were cut to no particular pattern. Len stared at these furtively, with an intense curiosity. These men or others like them--perhaps even still other kinds of men that he had not seen yet--were the ones who met secretly in fields and woods and preached and yelled and rolled on the ground. He could hear Pa's voice saying, 'A man's religion, his sect, is his own affair. But these people have no religion or sect. They're a mob, with a mob's fear and cruelty, and with half-crazy, cunning men stirring them up against others.' "
Nonreligious world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 114. "'The only Isralites present last night seemed to have fared rather badly. You're not Jewish yourself, are you, Freihherr Celine?'

'I'm not religious at all. Why do you ask?' "

Nonreligious world 1987 Leigh, Stephen. "The Tint of Hatred " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 198. "'And what of the aces we brought with us, who worship another version of God, or perhaps none at all?' Tachyon persisted. 'What of the aces in other countries who worship Buddha or Amaterasu or a Plumed Serpent or no gods at all?' "
Nonreligious world 2020 Watson, Ian. The Flies of Memory. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1990); pg. 83. "'Do tell me about your art, Mrs Spark.'

'Imps, goblins, demons. Black and white. Ink.'

'Religious themes?'

'I don't have any religoin.'

'Maybe you do without realising. I would love to see some of your work. I also once had an art. I grew out of it.' "

Nonreligious world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 187. "'Don't lump all religion together.'


'All people have religions. It's like we have religion receptors built into our brain cells, or something, and we'll latch ony anything that'll fill that niche for us. Now, religion used to be essentially viral--a piece of information that replicated inside the human mind, jumping from one person to the next. that's the way it used to be, and unfortunately, that's the way it's headed right now. But there have been several efforts to deliver us from the hands of primitve, irratioal religion. The first was made by someone named Enki about four thousand years ago. The second was made by Hebrew scholars in the eight century B.C...' "

Nonreligious world 2030 Hogan, James P. Entoverse. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 129. "'...Anyhow, one of the biggest outfits calls itself something that translates roughly as the 'Spiral of Awakening'--that's what the purple spider is. They're into some kinda reincarnation crap. It's leader is a guy called Ayultha: a kind of Hitler that's got religion.' " [Suggests that Hitler's outlook was essentially non-religious anti-religious, as distinct from Ayultha's outlook.]
Nonreligious world 2100 Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 13-14. "Quaker principles have been proffered to the world for many hundreds of years, and indifferently spurned or actively expunged everywhere. I am weary of trying to live a moral and religious life against the persistent oppression of an immoral, irreligious world. It has become a terrible, exhausting struggle. How much longer can we few go on sustaining a society based on joy and authenticity--defining success as an internal process in a world that defines it by power and wealth? "
Nonreligious world 2118 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 148. "'An eye for an eye? How Christian of you.'

'Unbelievers always want other people to act like Christians.' "

Norman galaxy 2200 Silverberg, Robert. Starborne. New York: Bantam (1997; co. 1996); pg. 22. "...there was still some value in valiantly claiming, 'I am a Welshman' or 'I am a communicant of the Roman Catholic Church' or 'I carry the blood of the Norman aristocracy.' Such people were considered quaint and eccentric; but there were plenty of them, even now. "
Norman galaxy 2368 David, Peter. Once Burned (Star Trek: New Frontier; "The Captain's Table " Book 5 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 52. Pg. 52: "In fact it was rumored--although never proved, at least to my knowledge--that there was a secret society which called itself 'the Norman Conquests,' and that it was something of a badge of honor to join the club. " [Also pg. 53.]; Pg. 93: "Seeing Norman and Byron Kenyon interacting in that way... "
Norman United Kingdom 1968 Roberts, Keith. "The Lady Margaret " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1966); pg. 210. "Jesse curled his lip. 'Norman bastards' Dickon had called them. It was as accurate a description as any. True, they claimed Norman descent; but in this Catholic England of more than a thousand years after the Conquest, bloodlines of Norman, Saxon, and original Celt were hopelessly mixed. What distinctions existed were more or less arbitrary, reintroduced in accordance with the racial theories of Gisevius the Great a couple of centuries ago. Most people had at least a smattering of the five tongues of the land: the Norman French of the ruling classes, Latin of the Church, Modern English of commerce and trade, the outdated Middle English and Celtic of the churls... "
Norman United Kingdom 1985 Hubbard, L. Ron. Final Blackout. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1989; c. 1940); pg. 168. -
Norman United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 55. "'...The trouble with the Norman Aristocracy is that they are games-mad, that is what it is, games-mad.' " [Also pg. 130, 173, 233, 240, 280, 549, 559.]
Norman United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 549. "'...You need a national grievance--something to do with politics which is waiting to burst out... it has to be something broad and popular, which everybody can feel. It must be against large numbers of people, like the Jews or the Normans or the Saxons, so that everybody can be angry...' "
Norman world 1100 C.E. Piper, H. Beam. The Other Human Race in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1964); pg. 216. "'...And you know what English is? The result of Norman men-at-arms to make dates with Saxon barmaids in the Ninth Century Pre-Atomic...' "
Norman world 1956 de Camp, L. Sprague. "Aristotle and the Gun " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1956); pg. 55. "The English of today, for instance, is much like the Dutch of my own world, as a result of England's never having been conquered by the Normans. "
Norman world 1984 Bear, Greg. "Book One: The Infinity Concerto " (c. 1984, substantially rewritten for this edition) in Songs of Earth & Power. New York: Tor (1996; 1st ed. 1994); pg. 56. "'...Your words are Anglo-Saxon and Norman and mixes from the misty north and the warm south. Ah, I knew those tongues once, at their very roots...' "
Norman world 2011 Brin, David. The Postman. New York: Bantam (1985); pg. 261. "'...My dear fellow, how did the Normans domesticate the proud, numerous Saxons?...' "
Norman world 2039 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 173. -
Norman world 2100 Dick, Philip K. The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1964); pg. 143. "As if it ties her to the soil; it made him think of Anglo-Saxon and Norman peasants tilling their square, small fields. "
Northern Baptist Convention world 1994 Bradbury, Ray. "Unterderseaboat Doktor " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996; c. 1994); pg. 2. "Beddy-bye was, of course, his couch of pain and humiliation where I lay writhing in agonies of assumed Jewish guilt and Northern Baptist stress as from time to time muttered... "
Nubian Africa 1693 McIntyre, Vonda N. The Moon and the Sun. New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 336. "'Her Highness the Queen of Nubia!'

The Queen of Nubia, her skin and hair and eyes the color ebony, was the most beautiful woman Marie-Josephe had ever seen. A million tiny beads of gold and lapis lazuli formed her headdress, clinking together in soft music. Her pleated linen robe was fine and sheer as silk, translucent, outlining and revealing her body. Only her wide gold necklace and girdle preserved her modesty, covering her breasts and her sex. She entered the throne room reclining on a litter carried by eight large dark men, followed by four young women, almost as beautiful as she, waving fans. " [Etc.]

Nubian California: San Francisco 2021 Dick, Philip K. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?. New York: Ballantine (1996; c. 1968); pg. 169. Pg. 169-171, 191. Nubian goat
Nubian Europe 1476 C.E. Gentle, Mary. Lost Burgundy. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 232. -
Nubian Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 131. Pg. 131, 255.

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