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/
sects USA 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 156. "'To quote the great mathematician, Eric Bell, 'All creeds tend to split into two, each of which in turn splits into two more, and so on, until a certain finite number of generations (which can be easily calculated by logarithms) there are fewer human beings in any given religion, no matter how large, than there are creeds, and further attenuations of the original dogma embodied in the first creed dilute it to a transparent gas too subtle to sustain faith in any human being, no matter how small.' In other words, you are falling apart on your own. Every little settlement across the land has its own version of the faith.' "
sects world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 271. "Organizations publicly claiming responsibility included the Earth-Firsters, the Red Army Faction, the Islamic Jihad, the now underground Fusion Energy Foundation, the Sikh Separatists, Shining Path, the Khmer Vert, the Afghan Renaissance, the radical wing of Mothers Against the Machine, the Reunited Reunification Church, Omega Seven, the Doomsday Chiliasts (although Billy Jo Rankin denied any connection and claimed that the confessions were called in by the impious, in a doomed attempt to discredit God), the Broederbond, El Catorce de Febrero, the Secret Army of the Kuomintang, the Zionist League, the Party of God, and the newly resuscitated Symbionese Liberation Front. Most of these organizations did not have the wherewithal to execute the sabotage; the length of the list was merely an index of how widespread opposition to the Machine had become. "
sects world 2000 Anderson, Poul. Genesis. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 59. "In an age when science was reaching from the innermost atom to the outermost cosmos and scientific technology was transfiguring the human condition, ancient superstitions ran rampant, everything from astrology to witchcraft. What slowly overcame them was neither reason nor the major faiths but those lesser, often despised sects that had never compromised their creeds. Then slowly their own dominance eroded. "
sects world 2100 Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 10. "A decade of seeding and reseeding, trials of species-packing and of minimalism, emending and remodeling the nexus, and now there is a modest proliferation of these small forged moons, these hollow wheels with their interior, tubular landscapes. I, for one, had thought every isolationist party from Aryan Nation to Doomwatchers would soon flock up to the sky, but what has been proven by these toroids is only the absolute unmindful benightedness of the greater part of the human race. The very difficulties and economics of a closed circle of recycle and reuse have kept the stations, against all expectation, in the minds of the patient and whole-minded... "
sects world 2100 Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 9. "With the first of these toroids it was something like that, the one named Crommelin... a scrupulously beautiful, flauntingly private refuge put to circling the earth just above this poisoned sky, every grain of dirt disinfected, every person and object sterilized, unpleasant insects and reptiles shut out. In a year, less than a year, there was a collapse of the organic life, and the dead construct was abandoned. It was sects of the counterculture--Carsonites and bird-watchers and Rodale farmers, Quakers and Mennonites--who understood the microbial needs of a closed system, guessed the conceit that must have killed the life in there, and joined in bargaining for the Crommelin and attempting its renascence, as a kind of public proof of the connectedness of life. "
sects world 2250 Zelazny, Roger & Jane Lindskold. Donnerjack. New York: Avon (1998; c.1997); pg. 479. "The Hierophant of the Church of Elish (at last poll now one of the four major religious traditions in the Verite--although only if one counted all of the Christian sects as one group)... "
secular galaxy 3000 Bear, Greg. Legacy. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 22. [Year estimated.] "'Their devotion to Lenk was complete. They even adopted his name and gave him honorifics, like Nader himself. Each carefully laid a trail of deception. Individually, or as a family or group, they claimed to be off on a knowledge retreat, in one chamber or another, in one city or another, under the laws of the coalition, not to be pursued or questioned by Nexus agencies until they returned to secular life. As well, Lenk chose whole families, husbands with their wives, children with parents...' "
secular galaxy 22995 Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 81. [Referring to the milieu Voltaire in France.] "'Please, hear me out. Our cause is just. The fate of the sacred depends upon our winning to our side many converts. If we are to uphold the vessel of humanity, and time-honored traditions of our very identity, we must defeat Secular Skepticism.' " [Some other refs. to the 'Skeptics', not in DB.]
secular Mars 2128 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 106. "'Jackie is right,' Nadia said... 'People claiming that some fundamental right is foreign to their culture--that stinks no matter who says it, fundamentalists, patriarchs, Leninists, metanats, I don't care who.. They aren't going to get away with it here, not if I can help it.'

Art noticed more than a few delegates frowning at this sentiment, which no doubt struck them as a version of Western secular relativism, or perhaps John Boone's hyperamericanism. Opposition to the metanats had included many people trying to hold on to older cultures, and these often had their hierarchies pretty well intact; the ones at the top end of the hierarchies liked them that way, and so did a surprisingly large number of people farther down the ladder. "

secular New York 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 15. "'My mother still lives there [Yonkers]. You'll have to meet her sometime. She's a clinical psychologist. My father's dead. He was an aeronautical engineer. Both of them were militant secularists. It appalled them to have a nine-year-old son who saw visions and spoke in voices...' " [More.]
secular New York: New York City 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 11. "Thus, all of the experts had agreed, secular and religious, what the LINK-angels did, no human could duplicate. The LINK-angels were what they claimed to be--a sign from God. "
secular Turkey 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 208. "'...Iran is waiting for you to show them the purity of Islam. The Caliphate of Istanbul is waiting for you to unshackle it from the chains of the secular government of Turkey...' "
secular United Kingdom 1928 Baxter, Stephen. The Time Ships. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 206. "There was a game of football going on in one corner, with gas-masks piled up to serve as posts; I even heard speckles of laughter. Wallis told me that people would still turn out to the Speakers' Corner, to hear the Salvation Army, the National Secular Society, the Catholic Evidences Guild, the Anti-Fifth Column League... and so forth. "
secular USA 2076 Morehouse, Lyda. Archangel Protocol. New York: Penguin Putnam (2001); pg. 3. "Anyone else not on the LINK was either a dissenter or couldn't afford the process. America, as my letters to the editor often lamented, was no longer the home of democracy. We were becoming, instead, a theocracy, and had been since the last Great War, twenty-one years ago. Science, which had brought an ugly end to the fighting by producing and detonating the Medusa bombs, and the secular humanism that spawned it, had fallen so far out of favor that it was not officially a crime not to be at least nominally part of an organized religion.

Dissenters, mostly secular humanists and atheists or people like me, who were forced out of a recognized religion, made up the bulk of my clientele. However, as dissenters, they didn't have a citizenship card--no card, no LINK; no LINK, no access to commerce; no commerce, no credits. Not even my shady landlord would take home-brew or other barter in lieu of real rent. It was credits or the street. "

self religions USA 1995 Scholz, Carter. "Radiance " in New Legends. Greg Bear (ed.) New York: Tor (1995); pg. 238. "In the night he woke sweating with a pulse of ninety, reached for the pillbottle next to the small box DREAMLIGHT Unlock Your Inner Potential and its plastic headset. "
self religions world 2007 Knight, Damon. A Reasonable World. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 90. "Encouraged by the success of these trial balloons, during the next few months Stevens went to the introductory lectures of an Indian guru, a self-maximization program, and a New Age chiliastic organization, and enrolled in classes at all three... When the converts became sufficiently indoctrinated, they indoctrinated and trained new converts in their turn, and received a portion of the new fees as their share. By degrees it was made clear to the converts that the group was the most important thing in their lives. "
Self-Realization Fellowship California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 182. "Kootie's parents had told him all about Rama and Koot Hoomie and Zorro-Aster and Jiddu Krishnamurti... and about self-realization and meditation, and the doings of various Egyptian holy men. "
Seminole Florida 1838 Frank, Pat. Alas, Babylon. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. (1959); pg. 17. "This was his town, or had been. In 1838, during the Seminole Wars, a Lieutenant Randolph Rowzee Peyton, USN, a Virginian, had been dispatched to this river junction with a force of eighteen Marines... "
Seminole Florida 1986 Anthony, Piers. Shade of the Tree. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 158. "They followed another road that led to the battlefield monument. It seemed Ft. Cooper had been used in the war with the Seminole Indians. Josh had been glad to fill in this bit of local history for himself and the children.

In December 1835, that lore went, the Seminoles had reacted against broken treaties and gone back to war against the United States government. They massacred over a hundred soldiers at Ocala, and held off the Florida Volunteers in the Battle of Withlacoochee.

'Withlacoochee!' Sue exclaimed. Isn't that our forest?'

'Sure, dummy,' Chris said. 'And the Seminoles play football.'

'Uh, yes,' Josh agreed. The Seminoles were the Florida State team. 'But these were the original Seminoles--the Amerind tribes who lived here.'

'Hey! Maybe we'll find some arrowheads!'

'Maybe.' "

Seminole Florida 1986 Anthony, Piers. Shade of the Tree. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 158. "He continued with the historical narrative. General Scott had marched on the Tsala Apopka lakes region to deal with the matter. But what had been anticipated as a brief campaign turned out otherwise, & the war stretched out 7 years.

'Those Seminoles are tough,' Chris remarked with satisfaction. Josh wasn't sure which ones the boy was thinking of.

In the course of this war, Fort Cooper was set up on the shore of Holanthlikaha Lake for the care of the wounded. Chief Osceola was determined to annihilate this fort. Five hundred Indians stormed it unsuccessfully. The Indians shouted obscenities and bared their buttocks toward the fort, trying by these insults to make the soldiers waste cannon shots.

Chris & Sue thought this hilarious. 'Let's play soldier & Indian,' Chris suggested to his sister. 'You be the Indian, and bare your butt, and I'll fire my cannonball...'

'Enough,' Josh interposed, smiling. This was not precisely the aspect of history... " [More, pg. 159.]

Seminole Florida 1986 Hubbard, L. Ron. Mission Earth Vol. 6: Death Quest. Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (1986); pg. 55. -
Seminole Florida 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 257. "...Oaks had made his way to Edison's home in East Orange, New Jersey; and then down the coast to the 'Seminole Lodge' on the Caloosahatchee River in Fort Myers, Florida... "
Seminole Oklahoma 1914 Turtledove, Harry. The Great War: American Front (alternate history novel). New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 244. "Sequoyah [where Oklahoma is], but itself, was a Confederate state. But within its borders lay five separate nations: those of the Creeks, Cherokees, Choctaws, Chickasaw, and Seminoles, the Five Civilized Tribes. They kept their local autonomy and guarded it with zeal... "
Seminole Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 44. Pg. 44: "The Panhandle-Seminole Railway line we'd come in on cut a slant through the post. "; Pg. 152: "That next Saturday, we split a doubleheader against the Seminoles, losing the opener on a squeeze bunt... "; Pg. 153: "...where we shared a beat-up cabin in a motor court near Seminole Park. "; Pg. 345: "The Seminole crowd whooped like picture-show Indians, ready for the game to resume. " [More, pg. 162, 282, 307.]
Seminole world 2071 Delany, Samuel R. Babel-17. Boston: Gregg Press (1976; first ed. 1966); pg. 157. "'...Your great grandparents were Indian, weren't they?'

'Yeah. Seminoles.' "

Seminole 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. 643. "'He lived for two years with Mrs. Winnegan, then dropped out of sight. It is rumored that he left LA to join a tribe of white neo-Amerinds, sometimes called the Seminal Indians.' "
Sendero China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 26. "He rounded a corner and saw the wall of the Sendero Clave four stories high and two blocks long, one solid giant mediatron with a tiny gate in the middle. Mao was on one end, waving to an unseen multitude, backed up by his horsetoothed wife and his bettle-browed sidekick Lin Biao, and Chairman Gonzalo was on the other, teaching some small children, and in the middle was a slogan in ten-meter-high letters: STRIVE TO UPHOLD THE PRINCIPLES OF MAO-GONZALO-THOUGHT! "
Sendero China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 26. "The gate [to local Sendero headquarters] was guarded, as always, but a couple of twelve-year-old kids in red neckerchiefs and armbands, ancient bolt-action rifles with real bayonets leaning against their collarbones. A blond white girl and a pudgy Asian boy. Bud and his son Harv had whiled away many an idle hour trying to get these kdis to laugh: making silly faces, mooning them, telling jokes. Nothing ever worked. But he'd seen the ritual: They'd bar his path with crossed rifles and not let him in until he swore his undying allegiance to Mao-Gonzalo-thought, and then... " [Many other refs. to the fictional Communist tribe of Sendero in book, most not in DB.]
Sendero China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 25-26. "Finally, sometime around midnight, he wandered past a man in a funny gray jacket and cap with a red star on it, trying to give away little red books, and it hit him: Sendero. Most Senderistas were either Incan or Korean, but they'd take anyone. They had a nice clave here in the Leased Territories, a clave with good security, and every one of them, down to the last man or woman, was batshit. They'd be more than a match for a few dozen Ashantis. And you could join anytime just by walking in the gates. they would take anyone, no questions asked.

He'd heard it was not such a good thing to be a Communist, but under the circumstances he figured he could hold his nose and quote from the little red book as necessary. As soon as those Ashantis left town, he'd bolt. "

Sendero Mexico 1991 Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 4. "...Harry felt that it was a confounded nuisance to be rousted by terrorists a thousand miles from their killing fields, but this was obviously what was happening. For Harry, who kept up with current events as well as anyone, quickly realized why his pursuers seemed so unusual by Mexican standards.

They were not Mexicans at all. They were leftist guerrillas of the Sendero Luminoso, the Shining Path. They came from the highlands of Peru and called themselves Maoist Communists, though Mao himself had repudiated them as bizarre savages. And the only known friends of the senderistas were the Colombians, the drug lords of Cali and Medillin.

Harry did not know how these crazies got to Mexico, and he cared less. But if prior behavior was any guide... none of Harry's people would live to puzzle it out. Senderistas liked to torture people, and they were determined as only zealots can be. " [Other refs. to Sendero Luminoso [Shining Path], e.g., pg. 59.]

Sendero world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 447. "...strolled through encamptments of Ashantis, Kurds, Armenians, Navajos, Tibetans, Senderos, Mormons, Jesuits, Lapps, Pathans, Tutsis... "
Seneca New York 2051 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 123. "Jennifer had acquired the Allegany Indian Reservation, immediately after the repeal of Congressional trust restrictions. She had paid a sum that made the Seneca tribe that sold it comfortable in Manhattan, Paris, and Dallas. There hadn't actually been very man Senecas left to sell; not all threatened groups, Jennifer well knew, had the adaptable skills of the Sleepless... "
Seneca North America 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. 23. "...when our noble Sachim destroyed the armored chivalry of the Mengwe by the brilliant use of pikemen and archery... Sagoyewatha and most of his Senecas fell, and the Oneidas broke before out countercharge. "
Seneca Texas: Dallas 2051 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 123. "Jennifer had acquired the Allegany Indian Reservation, immediately after the repeal of Congressional trust restrictions. She had paid a sum that made the Seneca tribe that sold it comfortable in Manhattan, Paris, and Dallas. There hadn't actually been very man Senecas left to sell... "
Senussi Egypt 1915 Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient. London, UK: Bloomsbury (1996; c. 1992); pg. 141. "I was walking not in a place where no one had walked before but in a place where there were sudden, brief populations over the centuries--a fourteenth-century army, a Tebu caravan, the Senussi raiders of 1915. "
Sephardic Judaism New York: New York City 2000 Silverberg, Robert. The Stochastic Man. New York: Harper & Row (1975); pg. 128. "'You're a millionaire. So are your friends,' I told him. 'You can't get a representative sampling of popular opinion hanging out with millionaires. You aren't even a representative Jew, Bob. You said so yourself: you're Sephardic, you're Lain, and Sephardim are an elite, a minority within a minority, an aristocratic little caste that has very little in common with Mrs. Goldstein and Mrs. Rosenblum. Quinn might be losing the support of a hundred Rosenblums a day and the news wouldn't reach your crowd of Spinozas and Cardozos until they read about it in the Times. Am I right?' " [Other refs. to this Sephardic character, not in DB. But no other refs. to 'Sephardim' by name.]
Sephardic Judaism Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 104. "Two weeks later, in an area predominantly ancient Libyan, he met Esther, a fifteenth-century Sephardic Jewess. "
Sephardic Judaism Solomon's Row 2075 Baker, Virginia. "Rachel's Wedding " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 84. "The man came when called and stood beside Poul and the boy, but Jacob saw that this Barshak, still in his twenties, wore his sidecurls short, his clothing modern. . . . And that he was Sephardic. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Sephardic Judaism Solomon's Row 2075 Baker, Virginia. "Rachel's Wedding " in Writers of the Future: Volume V (Algis Budrys, ed.). Los Angeles: Bridge Publications (1989); pg. 118. "'You're lying.' Then, 'You don't like the Rebbe Poul, do you? Is that why you don't tell him about Saul?'

'I have reasons, Rachel. Good ones.'

'Becaue of the war? Because he's Sephardic, and can't understand?'

Please not that, Jacob, please. Because I'm half Sephardic, too--

But Jacob only said, 'No. It's because he wouldn't understand..'

Wouldn't. Couldn't.

Rachel closed her eyes. 'I can't--don't understand.'

'But not because you can't,' Jacob said. 'Barshak knows, and he is Sephardic. It's not the war, Rachel. It's something else. Something Poul wants that I can't give.' "

Sephardic Judaism Turkey 1550 C.E. Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 62-63. "Before the expulsion of the Jews in 1492, the ancient Mendes were bankers, financiers to royalty. Hounded out of Iberia, they were welcomed by the Ottoman Empire, which gladly accepted the Sephardic merchants and astronomers, physicians and poets, archivists, mathematicians, interpreters and diplomats, the philosophers and the bankers like the Mendes, whom their Catholic majesties, Ferdinand and Isabella, drove from Spain. The Sephardim quickly became the most productive and energetic people in the empire, their society adorned at the top by notables who served successive sultans, as their forebears had served in Spanish courts. The culture that gave the world the Talmud and the towering physician-philosopher Maimonides once again became influential and respected.

But things change. The Ottoman Empire became merely Turkey... "

Sephardic Judaism Turkey 2005 Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 63. "By an eight-hundred-year-old Sephardic tradition, she had been since the age of twelve and a half 'bogeret l'reshut nafsha'--an adult with authority over her own soul. The Torah taught, Choose life. And so, rather than die of pride, Sofia Mendes sold what she had to sell, and she survived. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Sephardic Judaism world 1817 Fry, Stephen. Making History. New York: Random House (1996); pg. 251. "'...Son of a Sephardic dilettante, writer, antiquarian and sweetie by the name of Isaac who converted his whole family to Christianity in 1817...' "
Sephardic Judaism world 2019 Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 71. "Sephardic cuisine was basically Mediterranean--light, sophisticated, emphasizing vegetables and spices. She'd found a recipe for pandericas, 'rich lady's bread' served by Sephardim on Rosh Hashanah and other festive occasions. "
Sephardic Judaism world 2059 Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. New York: Ballantine (1996); pg. 40. "At the end of all this, Anne said, 'Well, it's just a guess, but what occurs to me is that she's Sephardic.'

He came abruptly to a halt and stood still, eyes closed. 'Of course. A Jew, of Spanish ancestry.' He looked at Anne. 'She thinks my ancestor threw her out of Spain in 1492.'

'That would explain a lot.' She shrugged and they began to walk again. 'Personally, I love the beard, darling, but it does make you look like central casting's idea of the Grand Inquisitor. You may be pushing a lot of her buttons.'

Jungian archetypes work both ways, he realized. 'Balkan,' he said, after a while. 'The accent could be Balkan.'

Anne nodded. 'Maybe. A lot of Sephardim ended up in the Balkans after the expulsion. She might be from Romania or Turkey. Or Bulgaria. Someplace like that.' " [Other refs. not in DB.]

Serb Africa 2008 McDonald, Ian. Evolution's Shore. New York: Bantam (1997; c. 1995); pg. 175. "They did not do the Serbian thing that night, either, but what they did do was so very good and very long that they almost forgot about the things behind them in the cold past... "
Serb Albania 1944 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 7. Pg. 7: "The boy did so, speaking with his barely detectable Serbian accent so unusual for a Gheg--but what was one to expect of a boy whose family had lived among Serbs for so long? "; Pg. 30: "He resolved to put the hoard out of his mind until some future day when Albania was once again a God-fearing republic, free of domination by Serbs and Russians. "
Serb Albania 1985 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 157. "'The man who telephoned me that morning in Boston, to tell me where my wife had been hidden, was a Serb--I know the accent well. I suppose they were trying to force me to return as a favor to the damned Albanian communists, because Albania has few if any foreign agents while Yugoslavia has many. Serbs are Yugoslavs, you know...' " [More, pg. 157-158, 261.]
Serb Bosnia-Hercegovina 1918 Newman, Kim. The Bloody Red Baron. New York: Carroll & Graf (1995); pg. 18. "The Archduke was nosferatu, a provocation. The Slavs and Muslims of Bosnia-Hercegovina did not accept vampires, especially as rulers. Serbian irredentists trumpeted the prevalence of the undead at the King-Emperor's court to stir up those in Bosnia-Hercegovina who wished to be free from the bloodsucking Hapsburgs. With fine hypocrisy, the Tsar's undead advisers... sent agents to Sarajevo to agitate torch-bearing mobs of vampire-hating Orthodox Christians, Serbian nationalists and cafe trouble-makers. "
Serb Europe 2002 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 120. "I'd head other agents talking about it; the nasty little Fourth Balkan War had given us the word, because it had been the Serbs who had discovered and exploited the same thing everyone had always known, that rape, destroying a person while leaving the body alive, was often more effective than simple killing... "
Serb Florida 1975 Zelazny, Roger. "Some Science Fiction Paramaters: A Biased View " in Unicorn Variations. New York: Timescape (1983; story c. 1975); pg. 208. [At the launch of Apollo 14] "In the tier immediately before and below me... a European journalist was speaking rapid Serbo-Croatian... "
Serb galaxy 2500 Leigh, Stephen. Dark Water's Embrace. New York: Avon (1998); pg. 328. Pg. 328: [Appendix: The Background and Lineage of Mictlan's Matriarchs and Patriarchs] "Gabriela Rusack:... Gabriela was half Syrian, half Serbo-Croat. "; Pg. xi: mali cvijet: Human, from Serbo-Croatian: 'Little Flower'--a term of endearment. " [Other refs., not in DB, e.g., pg. 165, 199.]
Serb New York: New York City 1940 Barnes, Steven. Far Beyond the Stars (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 171. [World's Fair] "There were fewer Hall of Nations visitors this time as well. Many of them seemed ethnic types--Serbs, Slavs, Hispanics... "
Serb New York: New York City 2015 Westerfeld, Scott. Polymorph. New York: Penguin (1997); pg. 77. -
Serb Serbia 1908 Bensen, Donald R. And Having Writ.... Indianapolis, IN: Bobbs-Merrill Co. (1978); pg. 138. "'...foreign consulates. Germany, Austria-Hungary, Japan, Servia [sic], Russia--lots more...' "
Serb Serbia 1995 Martin, Lee. Bird in a Cage. New York: St. Martin's Press (1995); pg. 97. "'...Okay, between World War One and World War Two the Sarana family was attached to a circus that toured all over Eastern Europe. My grandfather, my father's father I mean, married my grandmother in Serbia, not very long after the end of World War One, and I don't know whether or not it was called Serbia then but she's always called it Serbia whether or not it really was, so when I say she was Serbian I mean I grew up constantly hearing about a country that right then didn't exist. Not just like she was from Serbia. She was like super-Serbian, really patriotic, even after she became an American citizen. And nobody in her family had ever been any kind of performer...' " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
Serb Transylvania 1897 Stoker, Bram. Dracula. New York: Bantam (1981; c. 1897); pg. 6. " I quietly got my polyglot dictionary from my bag... one being Slovak and the other Servian for something that is either were-wolf or vampire. " [Servian = Serbian?]
Serb world 1996 Willis, Connie. Bellwether. New York: Bantam Spectra (1997; 1st ed. 1996); pg. 74. "Bigotry is one of the oldest and ugliest of trends, so persistent it only counts as a fad because the target keeps changing: Huguenots, Koreans, homosexuals, Muslims, Tutsis, Jews, Quakers, wolves, Serbs, Salem housewives. Nearly every group so long as its small and different, has had a turn... "
Serb world 1998 Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Holly Lisle. In the Rift. New York: Baen (1998); pg. 135. "Remember the genocides of African tribes by other African tribes, and Cambodian regimes wiping out their own people and Serbian and Croatian killing off each other even though they were neighbors and had been all their lives. "
Serb world 2015 Willis, Connie. "Even the Queen " in Impossible Things. New York: Bantam (1994; story copyright 1992); pg. 76. "I have often wondered how on earth my mother-in-law became a mediator and what she does in all those negotiation sessions with Serbs and Catholics and North and South Koreans and Protestants and Croats. "
Serb world 2036 Besher, Alexander. Mir: A Novel of Virtual Reality. New York: Simon & Schuster (1998); pg. 34. "The Serbs were chafing to win the prize, but they couldn't be trusted further than they could toss a brain-grenade.

Milosevic was in his late nineties and suffering from Kevorkian Anxiety. Mr. War Crimes himself had converted to Tibetan Buddhism, imagine that. Good luck in the next world. There are only so many angels that you can bludgeon with a catheter. "

Serb world 2082 Haldeman, Joe. Buying Time. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1989); pg. 77. " wanted to speak Slovenian, Alenka's language, rather than Serbo-Croatian. "
Serb world 2109 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 39. "...we'd just be fighting all the time. Neither of those memes will let you hurt a prisoner, let alone serb the civilians... " [The word 'serb', as used, here is a euphemism for 'rape.']
Serb Yugoslavia 1990 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 209. "...Tito had promptly banished the Soviets from his newly liberated country [Yugoslavia], becoming a leader among nonaligned heads of state and spending most of the remainder of his life--about thirty years, as it turned out--keeping the Serbs and Muslims and Croatians and other trace ethnic groups from burning out one another's homes and families. He succeeded in this until his death, at which time Yugoslavia began to break down into ethnic conflict, and within ten years the nation built by Tito had become a land without a country. " [More.]
Seventh-day Adventist Colorado 1978 King, Stephen. The Stand. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1978); pg. 529. "...biked out to north Boulder... Boulder's 'old' residents. Stan Nogotny said it was as if the Catholics, Baptist, and Seventh-day Adventists had gotten together with the Democrats and the Moonies to create a religious-political Disneyland. "
Seventh-day Adventist Florida 1959 Frank, Pat. Alas, Babylon. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co. (1959); pg. 160. "He said, 'Jim, maybe I could be persuaded to trade for honey.'

'I'm sorry, Randy. We're Adventists. We don't drink whisky or trade in it.' "

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