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/
simian Colorado 2010 Willis, Connie. "Samaritan " in Fire Watch. New York: Bluejay (1984; story copyright 1979); pg. 218. "Cheyenne Mountain did its best to educate their orangs and find them useful jobs out in society, but they still owned them. They came to get Esau once a month to breed him with females at the Center. He didn't blame them. Orangs were now extinct in the wild. Cheyenne Mountain was doing the best they could to keep the species alive and they were not unkind to them, but he felt sorry for Esau, who would always serve. "
simian Commonwealth 1001980 Wolfe, Gene. The Shadow of the Torturer. New York: Simon and Schuster (1980); pg. 172. "Confectioners, sellers of apes, and the like had set up their stands here and there. "
simian Florida 1994 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 252. "'And in case you're wondering, the answer is no, I'm not a lesbian. I am relentlessly heterosexual, as much because of my San Fernando Valley middle class background as anything. But I will admit that sometimes I grow tired of men and what I call their baboon demonstrations.' "
simian galaxy 1966 Adams, Douglas. "Young Zaphod Plays it Safe " in The More Than Complete Hitchhiker's Guide. Avenel, New Jersey: Wings Books (1989; 1st ed. 1986); pg. 621. "He blinked and looked at them oddly like a monkey peering at a strange fish. "
simian galaxy 2029 Quick, William T. Planet of the Apes. New York: HarperCollins (2001) [Novelization by William T. Quick, based on motion picture screenplay by William Broyles, Jr; Lawrence Konner and Mark D. Rosenthal] Book jacket: "Trillions of miles from an Earth in political and ecological turmoil, Captain Leo Davidson has crash landed on a different world--a terrifying place where people are in chains . . . and apes rule. Here, beneath twin suns, humans are lower creatures to be cornered, captured and broken, suitable only for the amusement of their simian masters; for hard labor, laboratory experimentation, and breeding. " [The entire novel, of course, focuses on a planet ruled by simians. Other refs. not in DB.]
simian galaxy 2029 Quick, William T. Planet of the Apes. New York: HarperCollins (2001); pg. 44. "A gorilla.

It was a damned gorilla. Davidson skidded to a halt before he ran full tilt into the beast. The gorilla spread his unnaturally long arms wide, opened his mouth in a yawning growl, and showed Davidson a maw full of yellowed fangs.

Which was bad enough. What was worse was that the gorilla wasn't just some overhyped refugee from this planet's equivalent of a zoo. Across his massive barrel chest the animal wore an armored metal breastplate, finely worked with strange shapes and carvings. His head was protected beneath a full metal helmet that looked as big as a cooking pot. The beast also carried a sword in a scabbard at his waist, and wore a suit of dark, massive armor that protected his huge flanks. "

simian galaxy 2295 Graf, L. A. War Dragons (Star Trek; "The Captain's Table " Book 1 of 6). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 37. "What struck me most, though, was how humanoid his face and eyes appeared when compared to his guards'--like the features of a human compared to those of a gorilla. "
simian galaxy 2599 Piper, H. Beam. The Other Human Race in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1964); pg. 245. "'...They tried it on all the standard lab-animals; Terran hamsters and Thoran tilbras, and then on Freyan kholphs and Terran rhesus monkeys...' " [Some other refs., not in DB.]
simian galaxy 2786 Clarke, Arthur C. The Songs of Distant Earth. New York: Ballantine (1986); pg. 35. "...hibernation... A rhesus monkey had been sleeping in the Louis Pasteur satellite hospital for almost a thousand years and still showed perfectly normal brain activity. "
simian galaxy 2800 Brin, David. Startide Rising in Earthclan (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (first pub. 1983); pg. 336. [Year is estimated.] "Soon he had a theory. The students were avoiding him because he was a chimpanzee! It had stunned him. For three months solid he dropped everything to study the problem. He read the protocols governing humanity's patronhood over his race, and grew outraged over the ultimate authority Mankind held over his species--until he read about uplift practice in the galaxy at large. Then he learned that no other patron gave a four-hundred-year-old client race seats on its high councils, as Mankind did. " [A central element of this novel is the sentient, genetically enhanced dolphins and chimpanzees. The chimpanzee Charles Dart is one of the main characters. Chimpanzees aren't a religion, of course, but a separate species.]
simian galaxy 2800 Brin, David. The Uplift War in Earthclan (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (first pub. 1987). [Year is estimated. The Uplift War is the sequel to Startide Rising. As in the previous novel, the culture and psychology of genetically 'uplifted' dolphins and chimpanzees--who are now sentient--are central elements of the book.]
simian galaxy 3000 Freireich, Valerie J. Impostor. New York: Penguin Putnam (1997); pg. 341. "'...And if Neulanders are not human, then I'm a dolphin and all of you are still apes.' "
simian galaxy 3000 Le Guin, Ursula K. "The Word for World is Forest " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 35. gorillas; monkeys
simian galaxy 3000 Nagata, Linda. Deception Well. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 87. Pg. 87, 112: monkey
simian galaxy 3300 Brin, David. Heaven's Reach. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 84. Pg. 84: "But ever since the disaster at NuDawn, everyone knew how hoons felt toward the upstarts of Earthclan. As a neo-chimpanzee--from a barely fledged client race, indentured to humans--Harry expected only snobbery from Twaphu-anuph. " [Harry, an intelligent neo-chimpanzee, is one of novel's major characters.]; Pg. 87: "Fortunately, most neo-chims are deaf to psi stuff. "
simian galaxy 4000 Laumer, Keith. Retief to the Rescue. New York: Simon & Schuster (1984; c. 1983); pg. 200. "'Hey, what givum?' He demanded, leveling his blast gun. 'You try make simian out old pal Irv?' he yelled. " [A variation on the phrase, 'Are you trying to make a monkey out of me?']
simian India 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 261. "'...You were nothing, just another sack of testosterone, another chimp hooting and beating his chest...' "
simian Kenya 2002 Bishop, Michael. No Enemy But Time. New York: Timescape (1982); pg. 385. "Now, in the dinner theater of the Sambusai Sands, the Gombe Stream Chimps were reenacting one of the final episodes of the Joshua Kampa legend... the mimicry of Lisa Chagula's chimpanzees seem especially intrusive, a violation of something sacred...

Only the apae impersonating me remained in view... "

simian Keramos 2500 Willis, Connie & Cynthia Felice. Promised Land. New York: Ace (1997); pg. 256. "The fire monkeys sat in a circle around the edges watching her, almost as fascinated by her muddy exertions as they had been by her hair. From time to time, one of them dipped a tentative paw into the water and then yanked it out hastily and stuck it in his mouth.

Good, Delanna though, that means they'll stay out of it. But the next afternoon when she came out armed with a broom handle for getting at the packed mud inside the spring, two of the monkeys were sitting in the water up to their chests, languorously trickling water over their heads.

'Out!' Delanna said, wading in and smacking them with the business end of the broom. 'You didn't lift a finger to help me, so you don't get to bathe in it. It's my spring.' " [Many other refs. to fire monkeys in novel, not in DB.]

simian Mars 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 109. "An ape appeared out of nowhere.

'Hold on! cried Garrett.

'Don't be afraid.' Stendahl tapped the animal's black chest. 'A robot. Copper skeleton and all, like the witch. See?' He stroked the fur, and under it metal tubing came to light.

'Yes,' Garrett put out a timid hand to pet the thing. 'But why, Mr. Stendahl, why all this? What obsessed you?'

'Bureaucracy, Mr. Garrett. But I haven't time to explain. The government will discover soon enough.' He nodded to the ape. 'All right. Now.'

The ape killed Mr. Garrett. " [Some other refs. to robotic apes, e.g., pg. 111, 114-115.]

simian Missouri 1990 Simmons, Dan. "The Death of the Centaur " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1990); pg. 306-345. [Half of this story is a story-within-a-story: An elementary school teacher entertains his students every day with a serial fantasy story about three main characters: Raul the centaur, Gernisavien the neo-cat, and Dobby the sorcerer-ape.] Pg. 309: "The centaur, the neo-cat, and the sorcerer-ape moved across the endless Sea of Grass... "
simian Montana 2063 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: First Contact. New York: Pocket Books (1996). Based on the movie; story by Rick Berman, Brannon Braga & Ronald D. Moore. Screenplay by Braga & Moore.; pg. 202. "He smiled as Cochrane peered out the cockpit's open door at the stern-faced security guard, then graced him with a blatantly false chimpanzee grin. "
simian New Jersey 1974 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 24. "...a harnessed chimpanzee led a blind girl across the playground. 'By the time Timothy's three, he'll be ready for a seeing-eye ape,' she insisted... 'Orangutans are the cheapest, but the chimps are smarter and easier to care for.' "
simian New Jersey 1984 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 59. "'Hey, Katz, it's a chimpanzee! An actual goddamn chimpanzee!'

...'Chimpanzee? Where?'

...An old black woman in a nurse's uniform lay snoozing on a deck chair, her crinkled body shaded by a red beach umbrella to which a chimpanzee--Phoebe was right, an actual goddamn chimpanzee--was tied by a leather leash. Were the chimp to panic, Julie realized, it would pull the umbrella like Samson wrecking the Temple of Dagon... " [More about the chimp, not in DB.]

simian New Jersey 1997 Martin, Les. The Host (X-Files). New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 71. "'This is amazing, Mulder. The facial features of this creature are that of a parasitic worm, but expanded a hundred times. yet its body is that of a primate--an ape, or a gorilla, or even a human being.' "
simian New Mexico 2008 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 4. "'A zoo. And you media types were gorillas. Of course, a couple of agents and soldiers acted like muddleheaded baboons...' "
simian New York: New York City 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 119. Pg. 119: "...and muscles of gorilla "; Pg. 135: baboons; chimpanzees; Pg. 187: apes
simian Newmanhome 2200 Pohl, Frederik. The World at the End of Time. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 232. They've got all kinds of stuff in there,' he was saying. 'You would'nt believe all of it. There's one whole chamber that's full of frozen sperm and ova, animals that they brought from Earth and never started up here. Whales! Termites! Chimpanzees--' "
simian Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 400. "She didn't cry, but her bottom lip pooched out and rolled over on itself like a chimpanzee's. "
simian Ontario 2002 Sawyer, Robert J. Hominids. New York: Tor (2002); pg. 107. Pg. 107, 277: chimpanzee; Pg. 323: chimps, bonobos, gorillas, other primates [Also pg. 336.]
simian Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 75. "But the biggest mistake Stapledon had made [in his novel Odd John], John thought, was his character's self-sufficiency. Stapledon compared his Odd John to a human being among apes. But a human being raised by apes isn't a superior ape. In all the qualities that matter to apes, he's not much of an ape at all. And if he feels contemptuous of the apes, it's only the automatic contempt of the rejected outsider. " [More, pg. 83.]
simian Ontario: Toronto 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 172. "Susan once quipped that the only piece of scripture I knew was the Lawgiver's Twenty-ninth Scroll:
Beware the beast Man, for he is the devil's pawn. Alone among God's primates, he kills for sport, or lust, or greed. Yea, he will murder his brother to possess his brother's land. Let him not breed in great numbers, for he will make a desert of his home and yours. Shun him. Drive him back into his jungle lair, for he is the harbinger of death.

It's what Cornelius read to Taylor near the end of Planet of the Apes. Powerful words, and, like Dr. Zaius, I've always tried to live by their injunction. "

simian Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 123. "The Swami scrambled ahead with the agility of a monkey... "
simian United Kingdom 1891 Baxter, Stephen. The Time Ships. New York: HarperCollins (1995); pg. 80. gorilla
simian United Kingdom 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 102. Pg. 102, 227.
simian United Kingdom 2015 Willis, Connie. "Cat's Paw " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 158. "He would probably think Dupin should have asked himself what motive an orangu--'

'Touffet!' I said. 'I remembered who Lady Charlotte Valladay is! She's the ape woman!'

'Ape woman?' Touffet said irritably. 'You are saying Lady Charlotte is a carnival attraction? Covered in hair and scratching herself?'

'No, no,' I said. 'She's a primate-rights activist, claims gorillas and orangutans should be allowed to vote, be given equal standing in the courts, and all that.'

'Are you certain this is the same person?' Touffet said.

'Completely. Her father's Lord Alastair Biddle, made his fortune in artificial intelligence. That's how she got interested in primates. They were IA research subjects. She founded the Primate Intelligence Institute. I saw her on television just the other day, soliciting funds for it.'

...'She says nothing at all about apes.' [in the letter]

'Perhaps one of her orangutans has got loose and committed a murder...' "

simian United Kingdom 2015 Willis, Connie. "Cat's Paw " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 163. "'He chose it himself. I don't believe in picking names for primates as if they were pets. Our research here at the Institute has shown that primates are extremely intelligent. They are capable of high-level thinking, computation skills, and self-awareness. D'Artagnan is a conscious being, fully capable of making personal decisions. He's scored 95 on IQ tests. He named himself after one of the Three Musketeers. It's his favorite book.' " [Many refs., most not in DB.]
simian United Kingdom: England 1200 C.E. Beagle, Peter S. The Last Unicorn. New York: Ballantine (1968); pg. 43. "One after another, she set them all free--the satyr, Cerberus, the Midgard Serpent. Their enchantments vanished as they left their freedom, and they leaped and lumbered and slithered away into the night, once more a lion, an ape, a snake, a crocodile... " [Also, pg. 21.]
simian United Kingdom: London 1995 Priest, Christopher. Darkening Island. New York: Harper & Row (1972); pg. 128. "This was about a white man who wanted to shoot gorillas in Africa. As gorillas were very rare in that part of the jungle, everyone considered it very doubtful that he would find any. After only ten minutes he came back saying he's already shot thirty, and can he have some more ammunition? Of course, no one believes him, so to prove it he shows them the bicycles the gorillas have been riding. "
simian United Kingdom: London 1995 Ryman, Geoff. 253. New York: St. Martin's Press (1998); pg. 112. "This morning James attended London Zoo to examine an old, sick gorilla. To examine gorillas he has to fire tranquilizer darts at them. The gorillas have learned what the darts are. They've taken to flinging them back at their handlers. When the keepers get close, the animals stab them with the needles and send them to sleep as well. All in good fun. " [More.]
simian United Kingdom: London 2546 Huxley, Aldous. Brave New World. New York: HarperCollins (1999; c. 1932, 1946); pg. 225. "He made a grimace. 'Goats and monkeys!' Only in Othello's word could he find an adequate vehicle for his contempt and hatred. "
simian USA 1950 Williams, Walter Jon "Witness " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 136. "My picture career had died years ago and I was broke. I went to NBC with an idea for a television series.

Tarzan of the Apes ran for four years. I was executive producer, and on the screen I played second banana to a chimp. I was the first and only blond Tarzan. I had a lot of points and the series set me up for life. "

simian USA 1967 Gardner, Craig Shaw. Dragon Sleeping. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 14. "The monkey cowered, its eyes on the wizard's hand... The monkey might not be an ideal vessel, but it would do... The monkey peered over Nunn's shoulder... " [Many refs., not in DB.]
simian USA 1976 Baxter, Stephen. Voyage. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 146. "...while a cardiogram was taken. York felt like a chimpanzee in a zoo. Then she was strapped into a device... "
simian USA 1997 Bova, Ben. "Introduction: The Art of Plain Speech " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 5. "Science fiction is a fundamentally optimistic literature. We tend to see the human race not as failed angels but as evolving apes struggling toward godhood. "
simian USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 79. baboons [Also pg. 131]
simian USA 2030 Bradbury, Ray. "Coda " in Fahrenheit 451. New York: Ballantine (1991; book c. 1953; 'Coda' c. 1979); pg. 178. "For it is a mad world and it will get madder if we allow the minorities, be they dwarf or giant, orangutan or dolphin, nuclear-head or water-conversationalist, pro-computerologist or Neo-Luddite, simpleton or sage, to interfere with aesthetics. "
simian USA 2040 Alexander, Eitan. "Beneath the Planet of the Compulsives " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 3. "Sitting across from me was this guy that I've never seen in the group before. Another ape. I'm no specist; I know the correct term is Simian-American. It's just that this monkey was really fine, a lot better looking than the cop on the bus. I started looking around the room, I didn't want to just sit there and gape ant him. In the meeting guys will share about how they sexualize the other men that are in the room with them. They're always thanked for their honesty afterward, but you don't want to be caught in the act. Besides, I didn't want to make my monkey uncomfortable. He was the only simian in the room. I saw some familiar faces and nodded hello. I didn't see my church date anywhere. Wherever I looked though, my eyes always came back to that ape.

He was big. Huge, really; he obviously spent a lot of time at the gym. " [More, not in DB.]

simian USA 2040 Fowler, Karen Joy. "Faded Roses " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000; story copyright 1989); pg. 229. [Year estimated.] "Thirty-two sixth graders from Holmes Elementary lined the rails that protected the glass of the Gorilla Room from fingerprints... three were looking at the gorillas. Anders approached one of these three. It was his job... 'We have a mixture of lowland and mountain gorillas,' he told the boy in the baseball cap... 'I know which is which... because they're my gorillas. Now, some experts argue the noses are different or the mountain gorilla's hair is longer, but I've studied the matter and never seen that.'

There were thirteen gorillas inside the exhibit. Five sat on rocks at the back. One baby played with a tire swing, batting it with her feet and turning an occasional summersault through the center... " [Entire story is about the gorillas in this exhibit which, it turns out at the end of the story are actually mechanical simulacrums in the Hall of Extinction.]

simian Washington 1905 Gloss, Molly. Wild Life. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000); pg. 65. Pg. 65-67: Jacko the Chimpanzee; Pg. 67: orang-utan; gorilla
simian Washington, D.C. 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 273. "'...Just remember 2001.'

'I started to watch it once, on HBO. I thought it was supposed to be about spaceships. It was about gorillas hitting each other with sticks.' "

simian world 1957 Asimov, Isaac. "The Gentle Vultures " in Nine Tomorrows. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1959; story c. 1957); pg. 135. Pg. 128: "Devi-en... was well aware of the difference between the Hurrians and all the other intelligences in the Galaxy. The Hurrians alone were so small; they alone were tailed; they alone were vegetarians--they alone had escaped the inevitable nuclear war that had ruined every other known intelligent species. "; Pg. 135: "Devi-en, panting, with his fleshy nose quivering slightly, advanced to receive him, and the creature (whose unpleasantly hairless face had become oily with some sort of fluid secretion) yelled, 'Holy Toledo, a monkey!'

Again, Devi-en understood the second part. It was the word for little-primate in one of the chief languages of the planet. " [The main alien species in this story are the monkey-like Hurrians. Throughout the galaxy they selectively breed the dominant species on planets recovering from inevitable nuclear wars so those species are docile, but they're baffled about why Earth hasn't had a nuclear war yet.]

simian world 1959 Campbell, Jr., John W. "'What Do You Mean . . . Human?' " in Analog: Readers' Choice: Vol. 2 (Stanley Schmidt, ed.) New York: David Publications (1981; story copyright 1959); pg. 171. "How am I, Robot, to distinguish between the following entities: 1. A human idiot. 2. Another robot. 3. A baby. 4. A chimpanzee. " [Other refs., not in DB, including a table on pg. 173 comparing these beings.]
simian world 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 21. "For God's sake, 450cc Australopithecines, the same cranial capacity as gorillas, had made tools. "
simian world 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 29. Pg. 29: "He knew she was carrying a very heavy torch and convinced her she ought to put calipers away and take a field trip of a few weeks to Jane Goodall's camp in Tanzania and have a look at Goodall's chimps. "; Pg. 40: chimpanzee; baboon [More. Other refs. not in DB. Also pg. 96-97, 105.]
simian world 1972 Wolfe, Gene. "Mathoms from the Time Closet " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 122. 3: Loco Parentis... chimpanzees; simians; monkey
simian 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. 87. "'Did you know that Carlos is literally one-of-a-kind? He was the subject of one of our very first attempts at adult transgenic therapy. DNA from the African mountain gorilla was spliced into his chromosomal sequence, causing increased muscular and a skeletal development. Really! Believe it or not, he used to be my size, back when we first sprung him from some awful Cuban prison.'

Ohmigosh, Roberta thought in amazement. The big bruiser really is part gorilla! She had to resist a sudden temptation to peek over the back of her seat to take a closer look. I knew it! So what does that make him anyway? A Homo simian? "

simian world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 16. "...the Primate Kingdom, the New Aeon... "
simian world 1976 Kotzwinkle, William. Doctor Rat. New York: Marlowe & Co. (1976); pg. 236. gorilla [Other refs., not in DB.]
simian world 1977 Strugatsky, Arkady & Boris Strugatsky. Roadside Picnic in Roadside Picnic and Tale of the Troika. New York: MacMillan Publishing Co. (1977); pg. 48. Pg. 48: "'...Do you know? Bob the Gorilla blew it. Pharaoh the Banker kicked the bucket...' "; Pg. 135: "Even though I had forgotten everything--the master key and Monkey. What does that mean? It means that I really am a good guy, after all. "
simian world 1979 Adams, Douglas. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. New York: Harmony Books (1979); pg. 1. "Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. "
simian world 1980 Lindskold, Jane. "The Big Lie " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 144. "Well, as I see it those long-limbed high-cheekboned, super-strong, genetically engineered mutants are no more my race than are the chimpanzees that the Draka geneticists used for their early experiments. "
simian world 1984 Adams, Douglas. So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish. New York: Harmony Books (1984); pg. 1. "Orbiting this at a distance of roughly ninety-eight million miles is an utterly insignificant little blue-green planet whose ape-descended life forms are so amazingly primitive that they think digital watches are a pretty neat idea. "
simian world 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 91. "When Minelli answered, Edward imitated Curly again, and Minelli did a perfect 'Whoop hoop ooop.' Reslaw joined in, and Stella laughed, until they sounded like a laboratory full of chimpanzees.' And that was what they became, chittering and eeking and stomping the floor. 'Hey, I'm scratching my armpits,' Minelli said. 'I really am...' "
simian world 1996 Bradbury, Ray. "The Ghost in the Machine " in Quicker Than the Eye. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 167. chimpanzee

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