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/
Sioux USA 1876 Sanders, William. "Custer Under the Baobab " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 10. "His eyes move, now, his gaze dropping to the revolver in his lap: the same big English .45 he carried on that last campaign against the Sioux... "
Sioux USA 1876 Thomsen, Brian M. "Bloodstained Ground " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 284. -
Sioux USA 1907 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 81. "Almost eighty years ago I entered my first Catholic church--a small mission chapel on the plains, it has been gone since before the great Depression--and I remember my shock at hearing the priest explain to us the idea of the Eucharist. 'This is the body of Christ,' he said through the converted Brule Sioux who spoke his words to us. 'This is his actual flesh, of which we partake.'

I remember my family's shock as we discussed this in our lodge that night. We had known the Wasicun to be greedy--the very word for white man means 'fat takers'--but we had not known them to be cannibals. We had not known that they ate the blood and flesh of their God. " [More.]

Sioux USA 1959 Bison, Terry. Fire on the Mountain. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 154. "'The Mericans wipe out the buffalo, string the country together with railroads and barbwire; annihilate, not just defeat, the Sioux, the Crow, the Cheyenne, the Apache, one after the other. Genocide is celebrated by adding stars to the flag...' "
Sioux USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 79-152. [Story synopsis on book jacket:] "A young Sioux warrior embarks on a vision quest that will change him and his world forever. In an erotic night charged with peril, he will be forced to make a choice of the right woman, or die. And with his death will die the last chance for his people to triumph over the white man's scourge that is about to sweep the earth. " [Sioux refs. throughout story, not in DB.]
Sioux USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 80. "This pipe you are looking at is the Ptehincala Huhu Canunpa--the Buffalo Calf Bone Pipe. It has been in my family of the Itazipcho tribe of the Sioux nation for fifteen generations. These red things hanging from the pipe are eagle feathers; these are bird skins and small scalps. I see your reaction. yes, perhaps these are the scalps of Wasicun children, but I suspect they are simply the scalps of Pawnee men. The Pawnee always had small heads because they had tiny brains. "
Sioux USA 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Sleeping with Teeth Women " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 122. "There were the other branches of the Ikce Wicasa--the Oglalas, Miniconjous, and the Brules Sioux. And there were those who would scalp a Lakota boy on sight... "
Sioux USA 1995 Ing, Dean. The Big Lifters. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 200. Sioux
Sioux USA 1996 Morrow, James. "The Covenant " in Bible Stories for Adults. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1996); pg. 129. "'...Believe me, brother, I have no trouble picturing a future in which your country's indigenous peoples--its Navajos, Sioux, Comanches, and Arapahos--are driven off their lands...' "
Sioux world 1838 Stirling, S.M. "The Charge of Lee's Brigade " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 66. -
Sioux world 2000 Sterling, S. M. (ed.) Drakas!. New York: Baen (2000); pg. 4. [Sterling's introduction to "Custer Under the Baobab ", a story by William Sanders.] "Herein we have a George Armstrong Custer who escapes the arrows of the Sioux, only to find that even in another history and on another continent, some things never change . . . "
Sioux Wyoming 2031 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 254. "Our lamps glowed in the darkness like the ancient sentinel fires of the Crow of the Blackfoot, the Sioux or the Cheyenne... "
Skinheads California: Berkeley 1995 Sawyer, Robert J. Frameshift. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 130. "'The officers over in Berkeley said Hanratty had been a member of a neo-Nazi group. I've been racking my brain trying to figure out what such a person would have against me.'

'You Jewish?'

Pierre shook his head.

'But you are a foreigner. The skinheads aren't keen on immigrants.' "

Skinheads New York: New York City 1994 Mixon, Laura J. & Melinda M. Snodgrass. "A Dose of Reality " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 324. "And three members of the Meta-Greens--an extremist group from Germany, an odd marriage of the skinheads and the Greens--sat near Rudo's chair, looking young and insolent. One had his army boots up on the table. "
Skinheads United Kingdom: London 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 38. "The driver tells Alex about the latest drive-by shooting out by the Whitechapel Road. 'A whole bunch of skinheads, screaming past in an old Cogsworth Sierra, out where the youth [messed] up on crack hang out...' "
Skinheads USA 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 180. "'Look,' I said. 'I've read The Odessa File. I wish I had written it, this house would be a lot nicer... But I'm not much for Nazi conspiracies. I don't believe in trivializing real horror with skinhead fantasies.'

...'It's not Nazis and it's not just Communists. It's biologists, some of the smartest people in the world. Pioneers, in their way...' "

Skinheads USA 2019 Burton, Levar. Aftermath. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 62. "During the war the groundswell of pent-up anger went on to manifest itself in a purging of all the hate-mongering institutions that the minority population had been subjected to for so many years. Klansmen, neo-Nazis and skinheads had been hunted down and systematically executed. Many were publicly hanged by angry mobs, just as blacks had once been hanged by white-robed assassins. "
Skinheads world 3000 Charnas, Suzy McKee. Walk to the End of the World. New York: Ballantine (1974); pg. 112. "...names of the Dirties... they were easily distinguishable from true men: 'Reds, Blacks, Browns, Kinks; Gooks, Dagos, Greasers, Chinks; Ragheads, Niggas, Kites, Dinks . . .'

They changed the Freaks, commonly represented as torn and bloodied by explosions their own bombs had caused: 'Longhairs, Raggles, bleedingarts; Faggas, Hibbies, Famlies, Kids; Junkies, Skinheads, Collegeists; Ef-eet Iron-mentalists,' the last a reference to the soft-minded values of the Freaks, iron being notoriously less strong than steel. "

Skoptsy Mars 2438 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 193-194. "The ancient Skoptsy sect of White Russia, believing that sex was the root of all evil, practiced an atrocious self-castration to extirpate the root. The modern Skoptsys, believing that sensation was the root of all evil, practiced an even more barbaric custom. Having entered the Skoptsy Colony and paid a fortune for the privilege, the initiates submitted joyously to an operation that severed the sensory nervous system, and lived out their days without sight, sound, speech, smell, taste, or touch.

When they first entered the monastery, the initiates were shown elegant ivory cells in which it was intimated they would render the remainder of their lives in rapt contemplation, lovingly tended. In actuality, the senseless creatures were packed in catacombs where they sat on rough stone slabs and were fed and exercised once a day. For twenty-three out of twenty-four hours they sat alone in the dark, untended, unguarded, unloved.

'The living dead,' Foyle muttered. "

Skoptsy Mars 2438 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 195. "They went down the twisting labyrinth of the catacombs. The stone slabs shelved the walls from floor to ceiling. The Skoptsys, white as slugs, mute as corpses, motionless as Buddhas, filled the caverns with the odor of living death. The telepathic child wept and shrieked. Foyle never relaxed his relentless grip on him; he never relaxed the hunt.

'Johnson, Wright, Keeley, Graff, Nastro, Underwood . . . God, there's thousands here.' Foyle read off the bronze identification plates attached to the slabs. 'Reach out, Sigurd. Find Lindsey Joyce for me. We can't go over then name by name. Regal, Cone, Brady, Vincent--What in the--?'

Foyle started back. One of the bone-white figures had cuffed his brow. It was swaying and writhing, its face twitching. All the white slugs on their shelves were squirming and writhing. Sigurd Magsman's constant telepathic broadcast of anguish and terror was reaching them and torturing them. " [Other refs., not in DB.]

Skoptsy Mars 2438 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 186. "'Address?'

'Skoptsy Colony, Mars.'

'What!' Foyle was thunderstruck. 'He's a Skoptsy? You mean after hunting him for a year, I can't touch him . . . hurt him . . . make him feel what I felt?' He turned away from the tortured man on the table, equally tortured himself by frustration. 'A Skoptsy! The one thing I never figured on . . . After preparing that port stateroom for him . . . What am I going to do? What, in God's name am I going to do?' he roared in fury...

He was recalled by a desperate moan from Kempsy... 'Let's get is straight for the last time. This Skoptsy, Lindsey Joyce, gave the order to scuttle the reffs?'

'Yes.' "

Skoptsy Mars 2438 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 187. "'Lindsey Joyce, Skoptsy Colony, Mars,' he thought as he was thrust back deep into the pneumatic chair. 'A Skoptsy . . . Without senses, without pleasures, without pain. The ultimate in Stoic escape. How am I going to punish him? Torture him? Put him in the port stateroom and make him feel what I felt aboard 'Nomad'? Damnation! It's as though he's dead. He is dead. And I've got to figure how to beat a dead body and make it feel pain. To come so close to the end and have the door slammed in your face . . . The damnable frustration of revenge...' "
Skoptsy Mars 2438 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 230. Pg. 230: "He jaunted back through time to his past. He became the Burning Man who had inspired himself with terror and perplexity on the beach in Australia, in a quack's office in Shanghai, on the Spanish Stairs in Rome, on the Moon, in the Skoptsy Colony on Mars. "; Pg. 235: "He was in the Skoptsy Catacomb on Mars. The white slug that was Lindsey Joyce was writhing before him. ";

Pg. 236: "The writhing Skoptsy's motion was still screaming, beseeching: 'DON'T HURT ME. DON'T HURT ME.'

The Burning Man laughed again. She was mute to normal men, but to his freak-crossed senses her meaning was clear.

'Listen to her. She's screaming. Begging. She doesn't want to die. She doesn't want to hurt. Listen to her.'

...The checkerboard glitter of Foyle's question was too much for him. The Burning Man interpreted the Skoptsy's agony again. "

Skoptsy Russia 2438 Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 193. "The ancient Skoptsy sect of White Russia, believing that sex was the root of all evil, practiced an atrocious self-castration to extirpate the root. The modern Skoptsys, believing that sensation was the root of all evil, practiced an even more barbaric custom. "
Society for Creative Anachronisms Solar System 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 75. Pg. 75: "'Her name's Aurora McAuley; among many other things, she's President of the Society for Creative Anachronisms. And if you thought Draco was impressive, wait until you see some of their other--ah--creations. Like Moby Dick--and a whole zooful of dinosaurs Mother Nature never thought of.' "; Pg. 81: "'Aurora's 'Society for Creative Anachronisms.' I'd hoped it would improve my chances. Just my luck to have found one anachronism [circumcision] she doesn't appreciate.' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Socinianism galaxy 2780 Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 301. "'There is an ancient heresy . . .'

'Yes,' I said. 'The Socinian Heresy. I heard Father Dure explain it to Sol Weintraub and the Consul. But what difference does it make how this . . . power . . . evolved, and whether it's limited or not. If Ummon is telling the truth, we're dealing with a force that uses quasars for energy sources. That's a God who can destroy galaxies, gentlemen.'

'That would be a god who destroys galaxies,' said Dure. 'Not God.'

I heard his emphasis clearly. 'But if it's not limited,' I said. 'If it's the Omega Point of total consciousness you've written about, if it's the same Trinity your church has argued for and theorized about since before Aquinus . . . but if one part of that Trinity has fled backward through time to here . . . to now . . . then what?' "

Socinianism Italy 1575 C.E. Simmons, Dan. The Fall of Hyperion. New York: Bantam (1991; 1st ed. 1990); pg. 164. "'To know God,' said the priest. 'Or failing that, to create Him... I helped promote such an idea within the Church . . .'

'I've read your treatises on St. Teilhard,' said Sol. 'You did a brilliant job defending the necessity of evolution toward the Omega Point--the Godhead--without stumbling into the Socinian Heresy.'

'The what?' asked the Consul.

Father Dure smiled slightly. 'Socinus was an Italian heretic in the sixteenth century A.D. His belief . . . for which he was excommunicated . . . was that God is a limited being, able to learn and to grow as the world . . . the universe . . . becomes more complex. And I did stumble into the Socinian Heresy, Sol. That was the first of my sins.' "

sociobiology USA 1998 Atwood, Margaret. The Handmaid's Tale. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin (1986); pg. 306. [Academic symposium in Nanavit, year 2195.] "...but we have access to some information through the diary kept in cipher by Wilfred Limpkin, one of the sociobiologists present. (As we know, the sociobiological theory of natural polygamy was used as a scientific justification for some of the odder practices of the regime, just as Darwinism was used by earlier ideologies.) "
sociobiology USA 2026 Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. xxxi. "There's a review of what sounds like an interesting book, Doppler Effect, by a Yale sociobiologist (retired), Gilly Tatum. His thesis:...the Apprentices to use the transceiver, so we could locate the place in history where humanity crossed the magic line where nature and culture were in balance. The idea was to get us back to that place and keep us there. But it's natural for all terrestrial life forms, us included, to exploit and multiply and strive for an easier, more comfortable life, out-competing other troups... or tribes along the way if necessary. Like other species, we're programmed to behave according the principles of natural selection. The ironic upshot is that in order to live in balance with nature, humanity must cease to be part of nature! He concludes that the history of life on earth is tragic, that the dice of evolution here were loaded and that life contained the seeds of its own ultimate destruction from the very beginning. "
sociobiology world 2093 Kube-McDowell, Michael. The Quiet Pools. New York: Ace (1990); pg. 301. "'The Creator has a master plan, Christopher. And we've been following it for four billion years. It carried Eusthenopteron onto land and Deinonychus into the air. It's why whales beach themselves and cats climb trees. Do you want to know who God is, Christopher? God is two hundred and seventy-one codons on the twenty-first chromosome of the Chosen.'

'In the Church of Sociobiology, maybe. I'm not a believer.'

Nodding, Keith said, 'That's fine. But it's a funny thing about Nature. She doesn't give a high hoot what we believe. Everthing goes on just the same.'

'Biology is destiny.'

'And purpose.'

'What happened to free will? What about our choice? does'nt it count? Doesn't it exist?'

...'Choice is noise on a picture with this scale.' "

sociobiology world 2119 Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Shadow. New York: Tor (1999); pg. 162. "Why did Poke die for me?

That was the same question. Bean knew it. He found several books about ethics in the library and called them up on his desk to read. He soon discovered that the only theories that explained altruism were bogus. The stupidest was the old sociobiological explanation of uncles dying for nephews--there were no blood ties in armies now, and people often died for strangers. Community theory was fine as far as it went--it explained why communities al honored sacrificial heroes in their stories and rituals, but it still didn't explain the heroes themselves. "

Socrates California 1975 Dick, Philip K. "Man, Android and Machine " in The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1975); pg. 207. "Parmenides, the pre-Socratic philosopher, is historically credited... " [Also, pg. 217-218, 220]
Socrates California 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 66. "But Viking was relentlessly Socratic. 'I know you're not, Cal, and I don't understand something. Why do you hinge your resistance to the Nixonian tyranny on these unpublished novels.' "
Socrates California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 138. "...of Francis Drake... and of Shakespeare and Socrates and Solomon... "
Socrates France 1994 Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 32. "'Why not?'

I took this to be a Socratic question. 'Well, because then...' "

Socrates galaxy 2362 Taylor, Jeri. Mosaic (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 232. "Then, could the object in fact be an iceberg? Was it possible to designate it as such in the absence of an ocean? And if not, how should it be designated? She felt her mind move into a frenzied Socratic dialogue, feeding on itself and becoming ever more urgent. "
Socrates galaxy 2733 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 180. "But in its day the City of Poets was fair indeed, a bit of Sokrates's Athens and the intellectual excitement of Renaissance Venice... "
Socrates galaxy 3099 Simmons, Dan. Endymion. New York: Bantam (1996); pg. 285. "...despite Gandam's Socratic questions and careful guidance. "
Socrates galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 317. "'Did you teach them?' I asked, thinking of the prophecy that the child of the John Keats cybrid would be the One Who Teaches.

'In the Socratic sense, I guess,' said Aenea.

'What's that . . . oh, yeah.' I remembered the Plato she had steered me toward in the Taliesin library. Plato's teacher, Socrates, had taught by questioning, drawing out truths that people already held within themselves. I had thought that technique highly dubious, at best. "

Socrates galaxy 3900 Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Mercedes Lackey. Rediscovery. New York: DAW Books (1993); pg. 200. "'Or one of the techs had programmed it to play Socrates with you, and ask you leading questions based on keywords,' she pointed out dryly. 'That was being done back in the twentieth century...' "
Socrates galaxy 4002 Drew, Wayland. The Gaian Expedient in The Erthring Cycle (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (c. 1985); pg. 253. "Of course I know what Socrates said about the unexamined life being not worth living, but I have observed that that is simply untrue. Most people live quite lustily, irresponsibly, and with some degree of happiness. Not joy, but happiness. Or perhaps there are ways other than writing to examine life--prayer, perhaps, or simply conversation. "
Socrates Greece -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 20. "'Quite true,' said the pupil. The young mason is called Socrates. Uncommonly ugly, according to Democritus, he is uncommonly intelligent. Last summer, as a favor to Democritus, I hired him to repair the front wall of the house. He made such a botch of it that we now have a dozen new chinks through which the icy wind can whistle. As a result, I have been obliged to abandon the front room entirely. Socrates has offered to re-do the wall but I fear that if he so much as touches the house with his trowel, the whole mud edifice will fall down about our ears... But, I dare say, the lively Socrates is as highly unsatisfactory as a sophist as he is a mason. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Socrates Greece -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981), book jacket. Book jacket: "With this epic novel of the fifth century B.C. Gore Vidal returns to the genre of which he is an acknowledged master: great historical fiction... The fifth century was perhaps the most spectacular period in the history of mankind--the age of the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes, Anaxagoras, Socrates, Pericles, and of the first explorations into the human soul and the mysteries of the universe. Through Vidal's hero-narrator, Cyrus Spitama, grandson of the prophet Zoroaster, we witness at first hand the wonders of the epoch. "
Socrates Greece -360 B.C.E. Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 62. "Famous Greeks had come here to study at the feet of the Masters: Thales, Pythagoras, Plato, and others... Plato, primarily for his Dialogues, presenting his mentor Socrates and the thesis that Knowledge is Good, Ignorance Evil. Giants of philosophy, all of them. "
Socrates Luna 2075 Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 82. "'Sometimes a man doesn't have it defined but, under Socratic inquiry, knows where he stands and why.' "
Socrates Mars 1994 Dick, Philip K. Martian Time-Slip. New York: Ballantine (1981; c. 1964); pg. 63. -
Socrates Mars 2250 Aldiss, Brian. "A Whiter Mars " in Supertoys Last All Summer Long. New York: St. Martin's Griffin (2001; c. 1995); pg. 217. [The story, pg. 217 to 232, is subtitled: "A Socratic Dialogue of Times to Come ". The story is, indeed, written as a Socratic dialogue. Socrates is not mentioned by name except in the subtitle.]
Socrates New Mexico 2009 England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 243. "She came over and sat down next to him, bright eyes looking into his. ' 'The unexamined life is not worth living.' '

Aaron held up a hand. 'Socrates.'

She smiled. 'That's what you're going through.'

'I suppose I am.' He shook his head. 'And if this hadn't happened to me, would I ever have examined it?' "

Socrates New York: New York City 1987 Williams, Walter Jon. "Mortality " in Wild Cards V: Down and Dirty (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 465. "'Your ancient philosophers never thought about that, right?'

'I suppose they didn't. But they had a lot of things to say about mortality in general. 'Must not all things be swallowed in death'--Plato, quoting Socrates.' "

Socrates Roman Empire 325 C.E. Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 330. -
Socrates Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 48. "'History is needed in my work.'

He lowered an eyebrow, twisting his lined face into a frown. All eyes fixed on him. Watching scholars debate has been the favorite sport of students ever since Sokrates faced off against the Sophists. "

Socrates Roman Empire 500 C.E. Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 111. "He opened the door, but turned to face me just before leaving. 'Remember Sokrates' final words in the Apology,' he said; then he walked out.

I lapsed into silence, unsure of what to think about that strange discussion. After a few minutes, Yellow Hare cleared her throat and said, 'What is the Apology?'

'Plato's final dialogue, published posthumously... I assume you have not read Plato,' I said.

...'The Apology is a fictional trial, in which Sokrates is charged with being hopelessly old-fashioned and unable to appreciate modern philosophy; his accusers are those Plato called the 'younger generation of philosophers,' in other words, scientists.

'The trial as presented could hardly be called a model of justice; the jury plugs their ears or pounds the floor whenever Sokrates speaks. His questions are left unanswered, the judge refuses to let him call witnesses...' " [More.]

Socrates Singapore 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 181. "He was about six. He had a gold ID bracelet and a T-shirt with a bust of Socrates. "
Socrates Sweden 1975 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 18. "...Guy's stories of dashing French triumphs, Israel's Socratic philosophizing about things in general... "
Socrates Tennessee 2054 Dick, Philip K. & Ray Nelson. The Ganymede Takeover. New York: Ace Books (1967); pg. 33. " was so obviously phony; as for instance whose pictures appeared on it? President Johnson? Stalin? No; the Gany had dipped into history and come up with full-face steel-engraved portraits of such freaks as Kant and Socrates and Hume and old-time non-heroes like that. "
Socrates United Kingdom: London 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 144. "'Zeus! I wish it were not necessary . . . But it is necessary, and we must do it.' He gave out a bitter noise. 'That I should play Socrates to some modern-day Callicles!' "
Socrates USA 1972 Nelson, Ray. "Time Travel for Pedestrians " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 141. "Haven't you always thought Socrates was so frightfully wise when to took as his motto, 'Know thyself/ "
Socrates USA 1979 Dick, Philip K. "The Exit Door Leads In " in I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1985; c. 1979); pg. 116. "...he saw the words on the page.


'Pre-Socratic philosophy,' Mary said. 'Almost as good as structural engineering.' " [Also pg. 118, 122-123.]

Socrates USA 1986 Wolfe, Gene. Soldier of the Mist. New York: Tor (1986); pg. xiv. "If the average well-read American were asked to name five famous Greeks, he would probably answer, 'Homer, Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Pericles.' Critics of Latro's account would do well to recall that Homer had been dead for four hundred years at the time Latro wrote, and that no one had heard of Socrates, Plato, Aristotle, or Pericles. "
Socrates USA 2004 Hand, Elizabeth. Catwoman. New York: Ballantine (2004). Based on screenplay by John Rogers, Mike Ferris, and John Brancato; pg. 57. [A cat named Socrates] "She reached down and lightly smacked the rump of a cat lapping Patience's tea. "Socrates! No caffeine. It makes him irritable, " she explained to Patience.
Socrates USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 327. -
Socrates USA 2010 Stephenson, Neal. The Big U. New York: Random House (1984); pg. 212. "Of course, the Greek professors, who tried to engage the picketers in Socratic dialogue as they broke the picket lines, were not subject to much more than occasional pushing. "
Socrates Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 335. "'That little guy isn't no guinea pig! Hey, he talks and all. C'mon, Socrates, tell 'em your limerick. . . .'

I recognized the young man from Racine, but Socrates never got him past the first line. "

Socrates world -600 B.C.E. Tilton, Lois. "The Craft of War " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 85. [Socrates is the main character in the story, pg. 85-96.]
Socrates world -445 B.C.E. England, Terry. Rewind. New York: Avon Books (1997); pg. 70. "'...About the time Socrates was trying to convince everyone they didn't know anything, the ship made another shift in course...' "

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