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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science fiction - fairy tales galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Space (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 1 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 95. "His pale face held a mixture of reverence an dill-disguised rapacity, like King Midas beholding his hoard of gold. "
science fiction - fairy tales galaxy 2500 Anthony, Piers & Jo Anne Taeusch. The Secret of Spring. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 200. Pg. 200: "'So sorry. It is but another legend. A story for children. An Old Earth nursery tale of three goats who must cross a bridge to eat grass, and how they tricked the Troll, another monster, to achieve their goal. Mistress Moon is aware of the story. She is trying to tell us.' "... His personal favorite had been 'Jack and the Beanstalk.' ";

Pg. 202: "'...After that ugly bridge monster, we have to stay alert for others. I recall many an Old Earth fairy tale took place deep in forests just like this one.'

'Um. The cookie children and the old witch woman. The little blonde girl and the bears,' she agreed.

'Bears? Let's see, aren't those fur-bearing animals, like--like chipmunks?' "; Pg. 210-214: Rapunzel

science fiction - fairy tales galaxy 2600 Fowler, Karen Joy. "Recalling Cinderella " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1985); pg. 146. [The title indicates that the story draws on the Cinderella fairy tale, although there is no mention of the story by name. The illustration, by Darren J. Albertson, shows a woman in a mirror. The story doesn't contain much at all that seems particularly futuristic, but there are multiple references to the colonized planet Athens 4, indicating that the story takes place in the future. But this might be part of a delusion.] Pg. 165: "'I'm supposed to help with the boosters,' I said. 'We've got a whole transport coming in from Athens 4.' "
science fiction - fairy tales galaxy 3000 Burkett Jr., William R. Blood Lines. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 349. "...that sybil symbiote was the en-creched Miriam Trane, who, it seemed to him, was a fairy-tale sleeping princess surrounded by evil foot soldiers. "
science fiction - fairy tales galaxy 3000 Rocklynne, Ross. "Ching Witch! " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 15. "'My name is Humpty Dumpty.' " [A character is referred to as 'Old Hump' throughout the rest of the story.]
science fiction - fairy tales galaxy 4010 Bradley, Marion Zimmer. Exile's Song. New York: DAW Books (1996); pg. 378. "'Uncle Jeff, you're frightening me--you sound as if you're talking about fairy tales or elf-mounds or something.' They continued to ride...

'That is not a bad analogy... I haven't thought of elf-mounds in a long time--I loved the stories of them when I was a young man, back on Terra... about Oisin and Fionn mac Cool and King Arthur...' "

science fiction - fairy tales galaxy 4100 Weber, David. Echoes of Honor. Riverdale, NY: Baen (1998); pg. 23. "...or else they were dead, and either way, there was damn-all she could do to reassemble Humpty-Dumpty from here. "
science fiction - fairy tales Greece: Crete 1997 Preuss, Paul. Secret Passages. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 99. "Voyage au Centre de la Terre, by Jules Verne. Kinder- und Hausmarchen, by the Grimms... "
science fiction - fairy tales Iceland 1986 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 376. Jack the Giant Killer; Jack and the Beanstalk; magic beans
science fiction - fairy tales Idaho 1985 Dick, Philip K. In Milton Lumky Territory. Pleasantville, NY: Dragon Press (1985); pg. 108. "his job at the Snow White Bakery... "
science fiction - fairy tales India 1974 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 233. "This was like something out of some horrible fairy tale. The Pied Piper maybe, spiriting away the beloved children of Hamelin. "
science fiction - fairy tales Ireland 2012 Clarke, Arthur C. The Ghost from the Grand Banks. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 221. "You have lost one daughter; you hope to gain another. A Sleeping Beauty, to be awakened not by a young prince, but an aging princess. No--a witch--a good one, this time!--possessing powers utterly beyond the dreams of an Irish lass born in the Nineteenth Century. "
science fiction - fairy tales Louisiana 1987 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 103. Hansel and Gretel [Other refs., to other fairy tales, in novel, not in DB. Many in Disneyland section.]
science fiction - fairy tales Mars 2100 Anthony, Piers. Hard Sell. Houston, TX: Tafford Publishing (1990); pg. 151. "The four-dimensional image converted their doorway into a large fireplace inhabited by a smudge-faced pretty girl.

'Oh, not Cinderella again!' Yola expostulated. She reached to change the station, but paused as the commercial came on.

...She faded out, and the Cinderella set resumed.

Yola skipped to the fireplace and mimicked the ash-strewn girl there. 'Fisk they're running it! Wasn't I cute? Count off thirteen bleeping weeks for the money...' "

science fiction - fairy tales Mars 2200 Aldiss, Brian. "A Whiter Mars " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 218. "SHE: Oh, you mean that old stuff. Percival Lowell's Mars of the canals and the dying culture. I still have a kind of nostalgia for the grand sunset vision -- wrong in reality, right in imagery. And Edgar Rice Burrough's Barsoom . . .

HE: And all the horrors which earlier humanity invented to populate Mars -- H. G. Wells's invaders of Earth, rather than the gentle Hrossa and pfifltriggi of C.S. Lewis's Malacandra. "

science fiction - fairy tales Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 19. "Or maybe the elves had carried them off to fairyland and Br'er Fox would be by any minute, riding on Willy the Orca... "
science fiction - fairy tales Mexico 1991 Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 265. "Mike had sat around maintaining his State Department cover in Veracruz and awaiting a taste of action for so long he would have followed Little Red Riding Hood. And if they never met the wolf, Harry Rex Brown would never need to know that his team carried more clout than one Enfield revolver. "
science fiction - fairy tales Minnesota 1991 Douglas, Carole Nelson. Seed Upon the Wind. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 31. "Now she felt like a Cinderella who had told everyone at the ball how shallow and silly they were and then had run off without even the courtesy of leaving a glass slipper as a calling card. "
science fiction - fairy tales Minnesota 1991 Douglas, Carole Nelson. Seed Upon the Wind. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 44. "She felt like the girl in the Brothers Grimm fairy tale who was sent to hell and draped with myriad spiderwebs... "
science fiction - fairy tales Missouri: Kansas City 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 15. "Would he land lightly, like Alice, a bit of dandelion fluff on the air--or disastrously, like Humpty Dumpty? "
science fiction - fairy tales New Bangkok 3043 Perry, Steve & Dal Perry. Titan A.E.. New York: Ace (2000); pg. 172. "The first thing Akima saw when she opened her eyes was Cale...

'Hey, Sleeping Beauty!'

'How long was I out?'

'Only a few hours--' "

science fiction - fairy tales New Hampshire 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 19. Mother Goose
science fiction - fairy tales New York 1924 Ziemianski, Dale D. "The Mirror " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1988); pg. 141. "'I don't know anybody who had it, but I read about it. Gosh, just like Sleeping Beauty! Do I get a swell prince to wake me up, or--' she lowered her eyelashes again, 'have you already done it?'

'I suppose I have,' said Dr. Posen, gravely.

'In the story, he does it with a kiss,' said Sally, pertly offering her cheek...

The doctor hesitated for an instant, then he leaned over and kissed her. 'Princess, wake up,' he said gently.' "

science fiction - fairy tales New York: New York City 1953 Knight, Damon. "Babel II " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1953); pg. 64. "...Cavanaugh dug into his files and brought up color prints and transparencies of his other works: the Hansel and Gretel series... "
science fiction - fairy tales New York: New York City 1974 Martin, George R. R. "Interlude Four " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 324. "...a complexion like Count Dracula, and a snout on him like the Big Bad Wolf. "
science fiction - fairy tales New York: New York City 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 173. Pg. 173: "...transparent high-heeled sandals like Cinderella's... "; Pg. 185: " doesn't squat down for you on chicken legs like Baba Yaga's hut... "
science fiction - fairy tales New York: New York City 1996 Lee, Jim & Brandon Choi. "The Heart of Darkness " in Fantastic Four: Heroes Reborn. New York: Marvel Comics (2000; copyright 1996-97); pg. 100. "'By the way, Prince Charming, any luck finding Cinderella?' "
science fiction - fairy tales New York: New York City 1998 Asimov, Isaac. "Robbie " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1940); pg. 136. "The little girl protested. 'Again? I've told you Cinderella a million times. Aren't you tired of it?--It's for babies.' "
science fiction - fairy tales New York: New York City 1999 Willis, Connie. "In Coppelius's Toyshop " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 102. Pg. 102: Rapunzel (here and elsewhere).; Pg. 104: Little Red Riding Hood (also pg. 105-106, 108-109); Pg. 105: Goldilocks; Pg. 106: Raggedy Ann, Cinderella (also pg. 107); Pg. 109: Little Bo Peep
science fiction - fairy tales New York: New York City 2000 Dick, Philip K. "Paycheck " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1953); pg. 71. [Year estimated.] Pg. 71: Jack and the Beanstalk
science fiction - fairy tales New York: New York City 2015 Westerfeld, Scott. Polymorph. New York: Penguin (1997); pg. 109. "'It's a Cinderella story, man. She a local punk girl, and him a king!' "
science fiction - fairy tales Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 192. Pg. 192: Humpty Dumpty; Pg. 297: Paul Bunyan
science fiction - fairy tales Oregon 1953 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 6. "The library had a set of Grimm, with old-fashioned engraved illustrations that were all the more mysterious because they were so dark and badly printed. " [More here, also pg. 34.]
science fiction - fairy tales Pennterra 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 174. "The rest of us sat around trying to draw up a list of classical tales that still have power to move us and at the same time seem likely to have some relevance for the hrossa. We thought of Old Testament stories, Greek plays, Shakespeare's tragedies, fairy tales, legends of monsters (Grendel, Dracula)... "
science fiction - fairy tales Solar System 2050 Bova, Ben. "Sam and the Prudent Jurist " in Sam Gunn Forever. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1997); pg. 233. Pg. 233: " the castle in Sleeping Beauty... "; Pg. 275: "as I stared at them hugging each other like Hansel and Gretel lost in the forest... "
science fiction - fairy tales United Kingdom 1360 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon on the Border. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 149. "It had suddenly struck him that the circle of open ground was far too small a space into which to crowd two thousand human bodies; let alone allowing for an equal number to attack them. He was almost ready to laugh at the irony of it. It was like the case of Cinderella's step-sisters in the fairy story, who could not cram their large feet into Cinderella's glass slipper, try as they might. He was faced with the same problem. "
science fiction - fairy tales United Kingdom 1994 Holdstock, Robert. The Hollowing. New York: Roc (1994); pg. 150. Pg. 150-152: Jack and the Beanstalk; Jack the Giant Killer; Pg. 178: Grimm brothers' tales
science fiction - fairy tales United Kingdom 2015 Willis, Connie. "Cat's Paw " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 182. Pg. 182-183: Goldilocks
science fiction - fairy tales United Kingdom: England 1100 C.E. White, T. H. The Once and Future King. New York: Ace Books (1996; c. 1939, 1940, 1958); pg. 181. "'Well, I am a Cinderella now,' he said to himself. 'Even if I have had the best o fit for some mysterious reason, up to the present time... now I must pay for my past pleasures and for seeing all those delightful dragons, witches, fishes, cameleopards, pismires, wild geese and such like... Never mind, I have had a good time while it lasted, and it is not such bad fun being a Cinderella, when you can do it in a kitchen which has a fireplace big enough to roast an ox.' "
science fiction - fairy tales United Kingdom: England 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 205. "Only ten days ago a wolf got out, and was, I believe, traced up in this direction. For a week after, the children were playing nothing but Red Riding Hood on the Heath and in every alley in the place... "
science fiction - fairy tales United Kingdom: London 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 190. Pg. 40: Rapunzel; Pg. 190: "My dear father had hoped to do for the French what the Brothers Grimm did for the German people--recount the true pre-history of the race through the witness of folktale and legend... "; Pg. 392: Brothers Grimm
science fiction - fairy tales USA 1940 Hubbard, L. Ron. Fear. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1991; c. 1940); pg. 8. "..attic floor with indifference; Swift, Tennyson, Carroll, Verne, Dumas, Gibbon, Colonel Ingram, Shakespeare, Homer, Khayyam and the unknown creators of myth and legend of all lands had been his advisers and companions and playmates... "
science fiction - fairy tales USA 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 479. "The shelves provided a graph of his reading--from Grimm's Fairy Tales and Babar to Robert Heinlein and Isaac Asimov. "
science fiction - fairy tales USA 1989 Anthony, Patricia. "Belief Systems " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1989); pg. 86. Pg. 86: "He tells them stories about Cinderella and the tortoise and the hare. "; Pg. 87: "That night, around the campfire, he tells them the story of Beauty and the Beast. Mike tells a good story. "
science fiction - fairy tales USA 1990 De Haven, Tom. Walker of Worlds. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 327. "Like, what if this is supposed to be David and Goliath. Or, like, Jack and the Beanstalk. And that one, back there? Be cool if it was, like, Pinocchio. Remember the big whale in Pinocchio? Be cool, wouldn't it? Same stories and stuff. "
science fiction - fairy tales USA 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 573. "But she knows Alice through the looking glass, too, and the Faithful Tin Soldier, the Ugly Duckling, and the journeys of Stuart Little. "
science fiction - fairy tales USA 1993 Anthony, Piers. Demons Don't Dream. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 28. Rapunzel
science fiction - fairy tales USA 1995 Chalker, Jack L. The Cybernetic Walrus (Book One of The Wonderland Gambit). New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 143. "You want a world with an Easter Bunny, you got to take all the rest, too. Santa Claus, Jack Frost, Halloween witches, Humpty Dumpty--you see how it goes? "
science fiction - fairy tales USA 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 32. Pg. 32: Hansel and Gretel; Pg. 182: "'...Do you remember the story of Rumpelstiltskin? Your parents must have told it to you.' ...But at least he had heard about Rumpelstiltskin in school. "
science fiction - fairy tales USA 1997 Bradbury, Ray. "Fee Fie Foe Fum " in Driving Blind. New York: Avon Books (1997; c. 1993); pg. 78. "Footsteps neared the door. A voice sang:

'Fee fie foe fum,
I smell the blood of an Englishmun,
Be he alive or be he dead,
grr-innnd his bones to make my bread!' "

science fiction - fairy tales USA 1999 Hand, Elizabeth. Glimmering. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 78. Rumplestiltskin
science fiction - fairy tales USA 2000 Mann, William J. "Say Goodbye to Middletown " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 249. Rapunzel
science fiction - fairy tales USA 2002 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 77. Hansel and Gretel
science fiction - fairy tales USA 2010 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 214. Pg. 214: "She thought of Emily... Her mind ran through multiple images of her raven-haired children. Emily at six years old and in her class play as Snow White and the Seventeen Dwarves... "; Pg. 338: "as he loudly hummed Tchaikovsky's 'Sleeping Beauty Waltz'... "
science fiction - fairy tales USA 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 142. "The thought stopped Amy dead in her tracks. What if they really were gingerbread houses and Sister Rose was actually a witch? She had read the story of Hansel and Gretel and knew what witches did to children. She didn't want to be cooked in an oven and eaten. "
science fiction - fairy tales USA 2020 Cadigan, Pat. "Pretty Boy Crossover " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1986); pg. 189. "The tall girl watches all this with the expression of a woman who lives upstairs from Cinderella and wears the same shoe size "
science fiction - fairy tales Utah: Salt Lake City 1982 Peterson, Levi S. "The Christianizing of Coburn Heights " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1982); pg. 125. " Cinderella, a beauty out of the ashes, and so forth. "
science fiction - fairy tales Utah: Salt Lake City 1993 Nicita, Carolyn. "Solitude " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 41. "Back home in her mother's attic, Chris tried to remember what she was feeling at the library. She felt as if she were molding destinies, participating in a timeless fairy tale. The prince finds the princess, and they fly together for the rest of eternity. For all she knew, maybe the other alien was an assassin... "
science fiction - fairy tales Vatican City 2059 Bova, Ben. "In Trust " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1994); pg. 172. "He thought of Snow White sleeping peacefully while the seven dwarfs faithfully watched over her. I don't have seven dwarfs, Jason thought, almost in tears. "
science fiction - fairy tales Washington 1905 Gloss, Molly. Wild Life. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000); pg. 185. "The backbone and foundation of my mother's bookshelf was Emerson and Montaigne, but her taste ran out to the further extremities: Grimm's Fairy Tales, Dickens... "
science fiction - fairy tales Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 290. "'...Sometimes I feel like the prince in one of those Russian fairy tales--you know, the guy whose soul is stolen by the witch, and he spends his life in a coma while Baba Yaga is out there watching dawn break at Cheops.' "
science fiction - fairy tales Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 20. "...but alongside Dauna I looked like one of the Seven Dwarves so I gave up. "
science fiction - fairy tales world 1347 C.E. Tepper, Sheri S. Beauty. New York: Doubleday (1991); pg. 57. [Book jacket] "Now the author... turns to Beauty, a fantasy with a story that is more, much more than a fable. Drawing on the wellspring of much-loved, well-remembered fairy tales, Tepper delivers a thought-provoking, finely crafted, and moving novel of love and loss, hope and despair, magic and nature. Set against backdrops both enchanted and horrific, the story thoroughly involves the reader in the life of Beauty, one of the most captivating heroines in modern fantasy... Without our enchanted places, our Faery Lands, humanity is no more than an upstart ape . . . "; Pg. 57: "I could not carry her up the stairs into my tower room, which seemed most fitting, but then, what is fitting at such a time? Where are Sleeping Beauties supposed to lie? " [Many refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
science fiction - fairy tales world 1722 Keyes, J. Gregory. A Calculus of Angels. New York: Ballantine (1999); pg. 24. -
science fiction - fairy tales world 1941 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Tilting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1995); pg. 129. "Then, after Mussorgsky, he thought of the Baba Yaga, the witch's hut that ran on chicken's legs. "

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