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 - Frankenstein USA 2045 Sterling, Bruce. Distraction. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 428. "'...Something attractive. Something glamorous, something that would make them behave less like Dr. Frankenstein and more like artists do...' "
science fiction - Frankenstein Washington 1905 Gloss, Molly. Wild Life. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000); pg. 25. Pg. 25: " abnormity more horrible than Frankenstein's monster... "; Pg. 186: "Mary Shelley's Frankenstein "
science fiction - Frankenstein Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 275. "'What I tell them, mostly.' I waited. 'Not for instance, that a lot of the gear was just to put on the Frankenstein show.'

'The what?'

'Are you simple or something? All that high voltage display, the ionization coronas, the noise, the earthquake substitute. The real working high voltage circuits...' "

science fiction - Frankenstein Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 290. "His news was, Frankenstein was adopting my kids. Lilian's new husband, Frank Ansteen; coming out hurting from a divorce, you take your kicks where you can. "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 1908 Bensen, Donald R. And Having Writ.... Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1978); pg. 187. "'...Or did you graft a new one onto him, like some Frankenstein? I don't know if you realize what you've done. . . . I'm not in fact sure that I do, either. . . .' "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 1944 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Striking the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 241. "'Ah,' he said, then shook his head--carefully, because that pulled at the stitches that were holding him together. Boris Karloff might have had more when he played in Frankenstein, but not a whole lot. "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 1956 Sheckley, Robert "Protection " in Laughing Space (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1982; c 1956); pg. 204. "'Is that the referent? Refraction index. Creature of insubstantiality. The Shadow knows. Did I pick the right one?'

...'...I am the Spirit of Christmas Past. The Creature from the Black Lagoon. The Bride of Frankenstein. The--' "

science fiction - Frankenstein world 1964 Asimov, Isaac. "Introduction " in The Rest of the Robots. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1964); pg. x. [Pg. x-xiii: In his introduction to this volume of stories, Asimov recounts some of Mary Shelley's history, discusses her novel Frankenstein, and related Frankenstein's monster to robots of science fiction.]
science fiction - Frankenstein world 1974 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 70. "'You must understand... that there are many people in this world, some of them highly placed in government, that are very afraid of where science has brought us. They hear 'genetic engineering' and they think eugenics and Hitler and Frankenstein...' "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 13. "Drake , with a strange grin: 'We deserve to die.' (He is quoting the last scene of Bride of Frankenstein, but George doesn't know that.) " [Other refs., not in DB.]
science fiction - Frankenstein world 1975 Zelazny, Roger. "Some Science Fiction Paramaters: A Biased View " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1975); pg. 210. "It has been persuasively argued that Frankenstein was the first science fiction novel. " [More about that novel, pg. 210-211.]
science fiction - Frankenstein world 1983 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 23. "'Tell me about Mary Wollstonecraft. The mother, not the one who wrote Frankenstein.' "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 1992 Anthony, Piers and Philip Jose Farmer. The Caterpillar's Question. New York: Ace Books (1992); pg. 76. "They were again fleshed. But their hairs were standing on end. Her long tresses stood out like straight needles. She looked like the Bride of Frankenstein. "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 1993 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 169. "...while the islands themselves suggested humpback whales stitched together by Victor Frankenstein. "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 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. 33. "If one eliminates all claimants whose claim is simply a penchant for giving their fantasies the sheen of the verisimilar, there remains one significant rival to Edgar Allan Poe as the [science fiction] genre's founding genius: Mary Shelley, the author of Frankenstein (1818). Brian Aldiss, in his authoritative history of the genre, Billion Year Spree, presents the best case that can be made for Shelley, citing her debts to Milton, Goethe, and Erasmus Darwin, by way of showing that she is not just another gothic novelist: 'We can see,' Aldiss urges [p. 26], 'that Erasmus Darwin thus stands as father figure over the first real science fiction novel. The Faustian theme is brought dramatically up to date, with science replacing supernatural machinery. . . . Frankenstein's is the modern theme, touching not only science but man's dual nature, whose inherited ape curiosity has brought him both success and misery.' " [Extensive discussion, pg. 33-34, 63.]
science fiction - Frankenstein world 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. 63. "In his next SF novel, The Island of Doctor Moreau (1886), Wells puts a different and more horrific spin on evolutionary theory. Doctor Moreau is a latter-day Victor Frankenstein, who uses vivisection to create 'beast men,' human hybrids of leopards, pigs, dogs, monkeys, and other animals. "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 2003 Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 229. "His name is Nat Frankensteen. Restricted medical records on CV show he was treated for burns. " [Other refs. to this character, e.g., pg. 157-162, 172, 218-222, etc.]
science fiction - Frankenstein world 2010 Asimov, Isaac & Robert Silverberg. The Positronic Man. New York: Doubleday (1992); pg. 133. "And then Andrew [doing research in the 23rd Century] turned to something much more troublesome for him to describe... the early mobile speaking units had been gigantic--nearly twelve feet high, frightful lumbering monsters that had summoned up all of humanity's fears of artificial beings--of Frankenstein's monster and the Golem and all the rest of that assortment of nightmares. "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 2020 Bear, Greg. "Sisters " in Tangents. New York: Warner Books (1989; story c. 1989); pg. 213. "'The other kids hated me. I wasn't bad-looking, but they knew. They had parents who told them PPCs [genetically engineered Pre-Planned Children] were Frankenstein monsters...' "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 342. "Now Todd knows what Antoinette's white-streaked pile of hair reminds him of. Elsa Lanchester. Bride of Frankenstein. "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 2050 Carr, Carol. "Look, You Think You've Got Troubles " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1969); pg. 205. "I won't even begin to tell you what he looks like. Let me just say he's a good dream cooked up by Mary Shelley. "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 2050 Zelazny, Roger. "Home is the Hangman " in Analog: Readers' Choice: Vol. 2 (Stanley Schmidt, ed.) New York: David Publications (1981; story copyright 1975); pg. 188. "'I've got to see you. Frankenstein's monster has just come back from where we hung him and he's looking for me...'... But it was the only real Frankenstein monster I cared about... "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 2160 Clarke, Arthur C. The Fountains of Paradise. New York: Ballantine (1980; 1st ed. 1978); pg. 295. "There seemed to be a continuous spectrum between absolute fantasy and hard historical facts, with every possible gradation between... At the other extreme were Zeus and Alice and King Kong and Gulliver and Siegfried and Merlin, who could not possibly have existed in the real world. But what was one to make of Robin Hood and Tarzan and Christ and Sherlock Holmes and Odysseus and Frankenstein? Allowing for a certain amount of exaggeration, they might well have been actual historic personages. "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 2170 Asimov, Isaac & Robert Silverberg. The Positronic Man. New York: Doubleday (1992); pg. 9. "So it had found ways, quiet and subtle and effective, of chipping away at the Frankenstein myth of the robot, the concept of the mechanical man as the dreaded shambling Golem. "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 3000 Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris Strugatsky. Tale of the Troika in Roadside Picnic and Tale of the Troika. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co. (1977); pg. 184. "'Tonight the club presents a lecture on Darwinism Versus Religion by Candidate of Sciences Vyalobuev-Frankenstein with a live demonstration of the humanizing of an ape!...' "
science fiction - Frankenstein world 3032 Asimov, Isaac. "Lenny " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1957); pg. 302. [Year est.] "'...You know that. The trouble is that with robots forbidden on Earth itself, there's something unpopular about being a roboticist.'

'The damned Frankenstein complex,' said Bogert, consciously imitating the other's pet phrases.' "

science fiction - Frankenstein world 4912 Asimov, Isaac. The Caves of Steel in The Robot Novels (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 127. "'It hasn't undertaken the non-Asenion robot. The human race, Mr. Baley, has a strong Frankenstein complex.'

'A what?'

'That's a popular name derived from a Medieval novel describing a robot that turned on its creator. I never read the novel myself. But that's beside the point. What I wish to say is that robots without the First Law are simply not built.' "

science fiction - Godzilla California 1977 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 111. "'...Danny's a big guy... Put him in a Godzilla suit, turn him loose in New York, film the results, and you could make one of those movies without having to build expensive miniature sets...' "
science fiction - Godzilla California 1994 Ing, Dean. Spooker. New York: Tom Doherty Associates (1995); pg. 189. "...Apparently, in their minds at least, you're already connected with it. What are you guys doing down there, tracking Godzilla?'

'Might be simpler if we were,' Gary admitted. 'The drug was used by a federal agent...' "

science fiction - Godzilla California 1995 Bonta, Vanna. Flight. San Diego, CA: Meridian House (1995); pg. 85. "The costumes ranged from Godzilla and Buck Rogers to Ferengi and the Borg. "
science fiction - Godzilla California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 292. "'...We could have the ghost of -- goddamn Godzilla standing right outside, and I wouldn't have a clue.' "
science fiction - Godzilla Italy 1974 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 37. "...battered tweed jacket over a Godzilla T-shirt. "
science fiction - Godzilla Louisiana 1987 Shepard, Lucius. Green Eyes. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 118. "While I watch TV,
I cheer for Godzilla
Versus the Jap Army "
science fiction - Godzilla Metropolis 1993 Stern, Roger. The Death and Life of Superman. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 71. "One of the many odd jobs he'd [Jimmy Olsen] taken in the interim had been playing the part of the Godzilla-like 'Turtle Boy' in a pizza commercial. "
science fiction - Godzilla New York: New York City 1991 Milan, Victor. "Madman across the Water " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 107. "...a translucent glabrosity, a Portuguese man-o'-war the size of Godzilla's piles. "
science fiction - Godzilla New York: New York City 2002 Friesner, Esther M. Men in Black II. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 121. " would've been a Krispy Kreme Doughnuts franchise after Godzilla stomped the place flat. "
science fiction - Godzilla Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 135. "...the fantastic hordes of Percy X began to quarrel among themselves. Frankenstein attacked the Wolfman. Godzilla attacked King Kong. "
science fiction - Godzilla USA 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 334. [Godzilla, and some of his enemies from the movies are mentioned.]
science fiction - Godzilla USA 2002 Reed, Kit. Little Sisters of the Apocalypse. Boulder, CO: Black Ice Books (1994); pg. 39. "Rising up like Godzilla, ready to knock them flat with his scaly tail... "
science fiction - Godzilla USA 2004 Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 70. "They're really very sweet dogs. "

"Sweet compared to, like, the Terminator? " Sally yelled after her. "Or sweet compared to Godzilla? Jeez! "

science fiction - Godzilla Washington 1996 Frakes, Jonathan & Dean Wesley Smith. The Abductors: Conspiracy. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 204. "'A monster rising out of the ocean,' Henry said as McCallum stood up. 'Godzilla needed a mate last time I checked.' "
science fiction - Godzilla Washington, D.C. 1993 Anthony, Patricia. Brother Termite. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1993); pg. 52. "Tali was glaring down at the traffic below as though he wished he were an alien from an old science fiction movie and the scene they were playing with the humans was from 'War of the Worlds.' He stared down at the pedestrians and the cars like Godzilla, wanting to crush them all. "
science fiction - Godzilla world 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. 47. Pg. 47, 81-82, 209.
science fiction - Godzilla world 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 11. "Wags had named one huge chimney 'Godzilla.' "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels Barnum's Planet 2100 Davidson, Avram. "Now Let Us Sleep " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000; story copyright 1957); pg. 309. "Barnum's Planet... The only sizeable piece of land... was gaunt and bleak... Its ecology seemed dependent on a sort of fly: a creature rather like a lizard ate the flies and the Yahoos at the lizards. If something died at sea and washed ashore, the Yahoos ate that, also. What the flies ate no one knew, but their larvae ate the Yahoos, dead. " [Swift's Gulliver's Travels]
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels Barnum's Planet 2100 Davidson, Avram. "Now Let Us Sleep " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000; story copyright 1957); pg. 310-311. "...the pressure-spray he had just used to give an injection to the specimen Yahoo selected for the Commissioner-General of Selope III... He shot the stimulant into the flaccid arm of Harper's Yahoo.

'Whoever named these beasties knew his Swift,' the young medico said. 'You ever read that old book, 'Gulliver's Travels'?'

Harper nodded.

'Old Swift went mad, didn't he? He hated humanity, they all seemed like Yahoos to him . . . In a way I don't blame him. I think that's why everybody despises these Primitives... " [Creatures known as Yahoos, after Swift's literary creatures, are the focus of entire story.]

science fiction - Gulliver's Travels El Salvador 1981 Shepard, Lucius. "Salvador " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1984); pg. 534. " old morocco-bound copy of Gulliver's Travels. "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels galaxy 2370 Vornholt, John. Antimatter (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 1. "An intricate network of walkways and turbolifts spanned its gleaming hull, and workers swarmed over the helpless ship like hungry ants. The scene reminded Benjamin Sisko of the Lilliputians who tied down Gulliver and crawled all over him. But even if the shackles were removed, this sleeping giant was not about to rise... "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels galaxy 2372 ab Hugh, Dafydd. The Final Fury (Star Trek: Voyager/Invasion! #4). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 217. "They had trekked six kilometers through a shifting maze of passages, all alike, betimes driving sideways to avoid Brobdingnagian columns sliding murderously across the slotted floor... "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels galaxy 2376 David, Peter. Cold Wars (ST: New Frontier / Gateways: Book 6 of 7). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 26. Gulliver's Travels; Jonathan Swift [The novel and author mentioned here. And a significant character is named 'Gulliver']
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels galaxy 3900 Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Mercedes Lackey. Rediscovery. New York: DAW Books (1993); pg. 66. "You might, for instance, come down in a field, on an unexplored world, of carnivores--giant saurians, perhaps--who would think you looked just right for a light lunch. On the other hand, you might, according to a fallacious story current in the Empire, land on a nearly microscopic, or at any rate, Lilliputian race of beings, and wipe out a whole city's worth of the little things. Ysaye was not precisely certain of the origin of that one, but she suspected some prank-minded student of early Atomic Age literature, who had been rooting around in the old annals of 'pulp scientifiction' stories. It was too much like a rumor that had circulated before that one, of a giant who had appeared on one of the colony worlds, continuously shrinking, who had claimed that he was the victim of an experiment gone wrong... "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels Georgia: Atlanta 2067 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 328. "'...Or like the Struldbrugs in Gulliver's Travels, who continued to age even though they couldn't die.'

'Fit topics for a gerontologist,' Margot said. 'The ancients invented Tithonus, and Swift his Struldbrugs, as antidotes to the vanity of striving for physical immortality.' "

science fiction - Gulliver's Travels 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, Cavor and the Grand Lunar, Walpurgisnacht, Gulliver extinguishing the palace fire in Lilliput... "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels 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... " [Swift: author of Gulliver's Travels]
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels USA 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 316. "He elbowed his way to the pond's edge, waded in like Gulliver, and collared Muscles and Curriden without getting pulled to his knees himself. "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels USA 1982 Shea, Michael. "The Autopsy " in The Best from Fantasy & Science Fiction: 24th Series (Edward L. Ferman, ed.) New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1982); pg. 215. "He glimpsed the alien's perspective--a Gulliver waiting in a brobdingnagian grave, then marshalling a dead giant against a living, like a dwarf in a huge mechanical crane... "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels USA 1986 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. -3. [Frontispiece.] "But as to myself, having been wearied out for many years with offering vain, idle, visionary thoughts, and at length utterly despairing of success, I fortunately fell upon this proposal . . .

--Jonathan Swift, A Modest Proposal "

science fiction - Gulliver's Travels USA 1995 Ing, Dean. The Big Lifters. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 124. "The railroads were bound by union contracts like Gulliver by Lilliputians. "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels USA 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 165. "That's hard to imagine. Women's body hair is always a problem, like the giantesses in Gulliver's Travels, hair, pores, emblems of disgust. "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; c. 1953); pg. 50. "'We burnt copies of Dante and Swift and Marcus Aurelius.'

'Wasn't he a European?'

'Something like that.' "

science fiction - Gulliver's Travels USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; c. 1953); pg. 151. "'I want you to meet Jonathan Swift, the author of that evil political book, Gulliver's Travels! And this other fellow is Charles Darwin...' "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels world 1900 Williamson, Barbara. "The Thing Waiting Outside " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 112. "'You know now, don't you, that you did not really see and speak to the people in the books. They were only here in your imagination. You did not see the Lilliputians or talk to the Red Queen...' "
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 104. "...Jonathan Swift's satire of 1726, Gulliver's Travels... " [More.]
science fiction - Gulliver's Travels world 1989 Baxter, Stephen M. "Blue Shift " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 58. "Sudden as an eyeblink, blood-red threads of light snaked into the star from every ship in the fleet.

Well, from every ship except one. Mine.

It was a poignant sight: a stellar Gulliver, pierced by a million tiny arrows. "

science fiction - Gulliver's Travels world 2025 Leiber, Fritz. "Gonna Roll the Bones " in The Hugo Winners: Volumes One and Two. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971; story copyright 1967); pg. 688. [Year estimated] "The ace, with its single spot off center toward a side, still somehow looked like a skull--maybe of a Lilliputian Cyclops. "

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