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/
Tarot California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 91. "'What kind of mediums?'...

Canov shrugged. 'Hispanic brujas, a team of psychics from USC, autistic kids, ghost-sniffing dogs, even...; we fed LSD to some poker players and had them do sixty-or seventy hands of seven-stud with a Tarot deck in the law office one night. "

Tarot California: Los Angeles 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 96. "'Voodoo dolls, Dr. Elizalde! I can't believe you credit such--'

'I don't credit them, any more than I credit Rorschach blots as really being pictures of monsters!... By having patients do readings with cards and planchettes I get them to be unself-consciously objective...' "

Tarot California: Los Angeles 1999 Koman, Victor. Jehovah Contract. New York: Franklin Watts (1984); pg. 87. "I had no idea the Tarot fad had lasted this long. " [This is from an extended section involving a tarot session.]
Tarot galaxy 2500 Anthony, Piers & Jo Anne Taeusch. The Secret of Spring. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 37. "There were any number of Forecast centers which dealt with the fundamental teachings of tarot, I Ching, palmistry, handwriting analysis, astrology, numerology, and all the lesser divinations. "
Tarot galaxy 2732 Simmons, Dan. Hyperion. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 79. "...the thrill of exorcism, the mindless whirl of Dervish possession, the puppet-dance ritual of Tarot, and the almost erotic surrender of seance, speaking in tongues, and Zen Gnostic trance. "
Tarot Illinois 1928 Bradbury, Ray. Dandelion Wine. New York: Bantam (1982; c. 1957); pg. 188. "The Tarot Witch. A delicious name. The Tarot Witch. You thrust a penny in the silver slot and far away below, behind, inside, machinery groaned and cogged, levers stroked, wheels spun. And in her case the witch raised up her glittery face to blind you with a single needle stare. Her implacable left hand moved down to stroke and fritter enigmatic tarot-card skulls, devils, hanging men, hermits, cardinals and clowns, while her head hung close to delve your misery or murder, hope or health, your rebirths each morning and death's renewals by night. Then she spidered a calligrapher's pen across the back of a single card and let it titter down the chute into your hands. " [More here. Other refs., e.g., pg. 197, 200-203, 236.]
Tarot Louisiana 1987 Shepard, Lucius. Green Eyes. New York: Ace Books (1984); pg. 49. "Laura was not aware of my familiarity with the Tarot and therefore did not realize I learned more of her character from the reading than of my fate. Punctuating her deliver with 'Oh dears' and 'Now, wait a minutes,' she twisted the meanings of the cards, telling me a glittering tale of my future--fame after struggle--and told me also by the flattering, insinuating nature of her interpretation that here was a clever ally whom I could entrust with any mission, not matter how underhanded. Afterwards, she laid a card face up on the table: the Devil, a great, shaggy, horned figure crouched on a black stone to which a naked man and woman were chained. " [More.]
Tarot Mars 2005 Bradbury, Ray. The Martian Chronicles. New York: Bantam (2000; c. 1958); pg. 108. "An old witch sat in a niche, quivering her wax hands over some orange-and-blue-tarot cards. She jerked her head and hissed through her toothless mouth at Garrett, tapping her greasy cards.

'Death! she cried. "

Tarot Massachusetts 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 16: "Away Game! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (June 1984); pg. 14. Tarot: "Splendid, Catseye! May the Goddess grant... That Tarot does as well against her foe. "; Mirage's thoughts: "She's bringing the picture on that card to life! It's the Devil! " [Tarot is one of the six Hellions in this issue. She has the mutant power to bring objects on her Tarot cards to life.]
Tarot Massachusetts 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 16: "Away Game! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (June 1984); pg. 20. "Within the complex... Danielle Moonstar finds herself bound to the Tarot devil, first by his chain... then, to her horror, by deeper and more lasting bonds... as his rank essence floods through her to the core of her very being... corrupting body and soul. "
Tarot Massachusetts 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 16: "Away Game! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (June 1984); pg. 21. Pg. 21: "In desperation, Illyana summons her soulsword. In rage, she uses it. The blade is magic, the ultimate manifestation of Illyana's eldritch powers. At its touch, the demon instantly discorporates... the psychic backlash leaving Tarot dazed--and terrified. "; Tarot's thoughts: "The look on her face--she's crazy--she means to kill me! My cars will protect me--they always have before, they must! "; Illyana's thoughts: "What's she conjuring? Is she a sorceress, too? "; Pg. 22: "The card used--the entity summoned--is the Compleat Warrior... the Knight of Swords. "
Tarot Massachusetts 1984 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 17: "Getaway! ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (July 1984); pg. 4. Tarot: "Gasp! "; White Queen: "You said something, Tarot? "; Tarot: "Non, mam'selle. Forgive my interruption. "; Tarot's thoughts: "I was thinking of the New Mutants when a card fell from my Tarot deck. It is L'amoureaux--the lovers! "; White Queen's thoughts: "Blast! Tarot's thoughts are in turmoil! She lets those accursed cards direct her life--this may affect her loyalty to the Hellions. I could use my telepathic abilities to realign her perceptions . . . but I still know too little about her power. I may do more harm than good. Instead, I'll keep a much closer watch on her. " [Other refs. to the character known as Tarot, not in DB.]
Tarot Nebraska 2059 Piercy, Marge. He, She and It. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1991); pg. 20. "I am not at all sure to what extent I am guilty of great folly and overweening ambition for my role in your programming, or to what degree I am instead that figure of Strength on the Tarot deck, the woman who tames the lion... "
Tarot Nevada 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 9. "The Moon and the Fool, he thought desperately. Not good--but I can't stop now.

A dog was barking a block or two away... In spite of himself, Leon thought about the dog that appeared on the Fool card in the Tarot deck and the dogs that in Greek mythology accompanied Artemis, the goddess of the moon. And of course, the picture on the Moon card generally showed rain falling. " [Many other refs. not in DB. Cards, both playing cards and tarot cards, are central metaphors in the novel.]

Tarot Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 50. "Sure, Scott--on water, tamed water, with a guy that always pays for hands, and playing with what obviously is a Tarot deck...' " [More, pg. 51-57, 101, etc.]
Tarot Nevada: Las Vegas 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 239. "'...and there are twenty-two cards in the Major Arcana, the suitless picture cards that have been dropped from your modern playing deck...' "
Tarot New York: New York City 1966 Shiner, Lewis. "The Long, Dark Night of Fortunato " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 239. "'I did the Yoga and learned the Qabalah and the Tarot and the Enochian system...' "
Tarot New York: Westchester County 1986 Claremont, Chris. New Mutants, Vol. 1, No. 38: "Aftermath ". New York: Marvel Comics Group (Apr. 1986); pg. 4. Magneto's thoughts, as he dreams: "As I perceive Magik's triumph in Limbo, I somehow also sense another Hellion, Tarot, at the mansion, draw a card from her enchanted deck . . . and bring it to life! But Mirage, co-leader of the [New] Mutants is ready for her. "; Mirage: "Tarot controls and sustains her creations--deal with her . . . and I'll defeat the knight. " [More about the character 'Tarot,' not in DB.]
Tarot Spain 1992 Powers, Tim. Last Call. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1992); pg. 23. "The Sforza cards had been discovered in the long-dry medieval cisterns of Sforza Castle during a renovation at the turn of the century. They had been a roughly stratified mix of eleven different incomplete decks, the top scattering of which were recent enough to have the French suits of Hearts, Clubs, Diamonds, and Spades; but the lowest were from a Tarot deck painted in 1499, and Leon was certain that the missing card would be one of these. He had catalogued them in detail in 1927, and so he was probably the only person who would be able to determine which was absent.

When he got to Milan, he found that the missing card was indeed from that oldest deck. It was the Tower card. Looking it up in the notes he'd made eleven years earlier, Leon knew that it was a nearly whole card depicting a tower being struck by lightning, with two human figures caught frozen in mid-fall along with some pieces of broken masonry... why Siegel would have wanted that particular card. "

Tarot USA 1965 Malzberg, Barry. Beyond Apollo. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers (1989; 1st ed. 1972); pg. 149. "Commercial mysticism was invented in the mid-1960's... Demonology became extant, as did the tarot... "
Tarot USA 1981 Crowley, John. Little, Big. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 112. "But the cards they knew weren't these cards, exactly; and though she knew of no other way of laying them out or interpreting them than as the Tarot of the Egyptians was laid out (before she was instructed in those methods she used just to turn them down anyhow and stare at them, often for hours) she often wondered if there weren't' some more revelatory simpler, Somehow more useful manipulation of them she could make.

'And here is,' she said, turning one up carefully top to bottom, 'a Five of Wands.'

'New possibilities,' Nora said. 'New acquaintances. Surprising developments.'

'All right.' The Five of Wands went in its place in the Horseshoe Violet was making. She chose from another pile--the cards had been sorted, by arcane distribution, into six piles before her--and turned a trump: it was the Sportsman. " [More, pg. 112-114, 157.]

Tarot USA 1985 Zelazny, Roger. Trumps of Doom. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 21. "'The Tarot, Caballa, Golden Dawn, Crowley, Fortune--that's where she went next.' "
Tarot USA 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 20. "'In our studies at the Order we place emphasis on the elements,' Brother Paul continued. 'Not the atomic elements of latter-day science--though we study those, too--but the classical ones. Air, Earth, Water, Fire: we find these manifesting again and again in new ways. They show up in personality types, in astrology, in the Tarot deck--their symbolism is universal...' " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Tarot USA 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 35. "'We have been asked to send a qualified representative to Planet Tarot to ascertain the validity of its deity. A strong man, not too old...'

Brother Paul ignored the compliment, knowing it was not intended as such. 'Planet Tarot?'

'As you know, Earth has colonized something like a thousand habitable worlds in the current matter transport program. One of these is named Tarot, and there is a problem there.' " [Planet Tarot is the setting for most of this novel, and books 2 and 3 in the trilogy.]

Tarot world 500 C.E. Lynn, Elizabeth A. Watchtower. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1979); pg. 37. [Fantasy. Year indeterminate.] "'Do the Cards tell you aught, prince?' At Errel's request, he had thieved from the prince's old apartments his pack of the Cards of Fortune. Magic made Ryke unhappy. He did not like to believe that the future existed in little, in symbol, within a double handsful of painted pictures. But Errel had skill with the Cards. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Tarot world 500 C.E. Lynn, Elizabeth A. Watchtower. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1979); pg. 191. "'The Cards of the past,' said Errel. 'The Lord, reversed. That means bondage or an inheritance lost, or both. The Wheel means chance, luck, or fate. The Messenger means new understanding, or new information, or help form an outside source. The Lady reversed means poverty, inaction, and war.'

Col was in all of those Cards, Ryke thought. Grimly he said, 'Go on.'

Errel touched the next line of Cards. 'The Stargazer. That means plans, or truth. The Illusionist means misunderstanding, fantasy, and self-deceit. The sun means achievement of desire. some part of our plan is based on fantasy, but not enough to turn them wrong. The Archer means a challenge accepted, a decision made.' He touched the final line. The Wolf leered from under his hand. There thought Ryke, there was Col. 'The Wolf. The Lovers. Appetite or passion may lead one of us to an unexpected choice. The Eagle. One of us will make a sacrifice. The Tower. The overthrow of present order.' " [More.]

Tarot world 500 C.E. Lynn, Elizabeth A. Watchtower. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1979); pg. 248. Pg. 248-251: "Appendix: The Cards of Fortune ": These pages feature detailed descriptions of the meaning of 22 different cards, which are essentially tarot cards, although the word 'tarot' does not appear in the novel. These cards are referred to frequently in the novel. Cards listed here are: The Dancer; The Weaver; The Dreamer; The Lady; The Lord; The Scholar; The Lovers; The Archer; The Messenger; The Horseman; The Stargazer; The Illusionist; The Wolf; The Eagle; The Phoenix; The Mirror; The Tower; The Wheel; The Demon; Death; The Moon; The Sun
Tarot world 1887 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 163. "But the Golden Dawn is remembered today for the impact some of its members had on Tarot. Arthur Edward Waite, creator of the prominent Rider-Waite Tarot deck, was a member; so was Paul Foster Case, a leading Tarot scholar; and so was Aleister Crowley, said to be the wickedest man in the world, who created the Thoth Tarot deck under the name Master Therion. Crowley was a highly intelligent and literate man, the author of a number of thoughtful books, but he had strong passions, indulged in drugs like cocaine and heroin, practiced black magic... He set up a retreat in Italy called the Abbey of Thelema where his darker urges were exercised, and this became notorious. Yet for all the faults of the author, Crowley's Thoth Tarot remains perhaps the most beautiful and relevant of contemporary decks... "
Tarot world 1966 Russ, Joanna. "This Night, At My Fire " in A Pocketful of Stars (Damon Knight, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1971; c. 1966); pg. 191. "Someone has given me a pack of Tarot cards; they are very old and very heavy and the hanged man has turned up three times too often, but nothing else moves in this bungalow even though we are rushing towards Vega in the constellation of the Lyre... I turn over The Rising Sun, The Empress, Death. The Wendigo, that makes men dance in the black night until it kills them, rattles the electric lines... " [Entire story, pg. 191-194, is about Tarot.]
Tarot world 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 77. "I receive a great deal of mail, all kinds of mail... and some from advocates of various arcane disciplines such as astrology, ESP, UFO-contact stories, the speculative fiction of von Danniken, witchcraft, palmistry, phrenology, tea-leaf reading, Tarot cards, the I-Ching, transcendental meditation, and the psychedelic drug experience. "
Tarot world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 38. "Or, taking a more mystical reading, as was usually advisable with the tarot, Hagbard only seemed to be these things... The card was only reflecting his own uncertainty. He rummaged in the bookshelf Hagbard had provided in his stateroom and found three books on the Tarot. The first, a popular manual, was absolutely useless; It identified the Hierophant with the letter of religion in contrast to the spirit, with conformity, and with all the plastic middle-class values Hagbard conspicuously lacked. The second (by a true adept of the Tarot) just led him back to his own confused reading of the card, remarking that the Hierophant is 'mysterious, even sinister. He seems to be enjoying a very secret joke at somebody's expense.' The third work raised more doubts: it was Liber 555, by somebody named Mordecai Malignatus, which vaguely reminded Joe that the East Village Other chart of the Illuminati conspiracy showed... " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Tarot world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 81. Pg. 81: "...from my peyote visions and Osiris and enormous female breasts and Spider Man and the Tarot Magus and Good Old Charlie Brown... "; Pg. 110: "Mama Sutra stared at the central Tarot card in the Tree of Life: It was The Fool.' "; Pg. 166: "'Tarot is an anagaram on rota, remember? The extra t reminds you that the Wheel turns back to rejoin itself. There is a twenty-third step, and it's right where you started, only now you face it without fear.' " [More.] [Other refs. incl. pg. 132-133, 187, 194-195.]
Tarot world 1977 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 7. "Author's Note:

This quarter-million-word novel of Tarot is published in three segments... An appendix defines the Animation Tarot that is the basis of this novel. The complete table of contents reflects the thirty Triumphs of that deck, from Key 0 (zero) through Key 28 (twenty-eight), which are included in the appendix.

The complex nature of this novel may lead to confusion in certain places... " [Tarot, as the title of this novel indicates, is a central theme of this novel. Many characters carry actual Tarot decks, Tarot imagery is frequently present (and even brought to 3-dimensional life), and Tarot cards are incorporated into the novel in many other was. Most refs. not in DB.]

Tarot world 1977 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 283. "The Maypole is the same Tree of Life found in the Garden of Eden, and is represented in the Tarot deck of cards as the symbol for the Suit of Nature... " [Much more. for example, pg. 278 to 288 is an appendix devoted entirely to describing the 'Animation Tarot' which is central to the novel.]
Tarot world 1994 Delany, Samuel R. "Appendix: Closures and Openings " in Return to Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994); pg. 281. Picture of a tarot card. Caption: "The Hanged Man from the FitzGerald Tarot, drawn over '67 and '68; copyright '69. "
Tarot world 2027 Atack, Chris. Project Maldon. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 5. "'...Here's my direct line.' He passed Wolfe a Tarot card--the Fool--and skipped back to his car... 'God bless. Stay pure. And don't get caught like that again...' "
Tarot world 2030 Jablokov, Alexander. Nimbus. New York: Avon Books (1993); pg. 84. "A huge ideogram of a human brain hung over the Mall's central atrium, flickering with energy. Various functional areas--basal ganglia, speech centers... flashed into focus and vanished, leaving behind them a mass of blocky Japanese ideograms and kabbalistic diagrams. This eidolon marked the place of the fortune tellers. Modern seers used the complex tracts of the CNS as previous generations had used tea leaves, I ching, and tarot cards, a pseudorandom pattern from which prophetic information was extracted... "
Tarot world 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 172. Pg. 172: "King Charles VI of circa 1400,who commissioned the famous Gringonneur deck of cards "; Pg. 173: "Filippo Maria Visconti... so this was the famous (or infamous) Duke of Milan about whom Brother Paul had read, who had commissioned the beautiful Visconti-Sforza Tarot to commemorate the marriage of his daughter to the scion of Sforza... "
Tasaday Papua New Guinea 2009 Sawyer, Robert J. Flashforward. New York: Tor (2000; c. 1999); pg. 106. "'Do you remember the Tasaday? The stone-age tribe discovered in New Guinea in the 1970s that had no word for war? Anthropologists were falling all over themselves to study them. Only one problem--they were a hoax. But scientists were too quick to want to get on talk shows and didn't bother to look at the evidence.' "
Tasmanian Aborigines Australia: Tasmania 1847 Wells, H. G. The War of the Worlds. New York: Penguin Putnam (1986; c. 1898); pg. 5. "And before we judge of them [the Martians] too harshly we must remember what ruthless and utter destruction our own species has wrought, not only upon animals, such as the vanished bison and the dodo, but upon its inferior races. The Tasmanians, in spite of their human likeness, were entirely swept out of existence in a war of extermination waged by European immigrants, in the space of fifty years. Are we such apostles of mercy as to complain if the Martians warred in the same spirit? "
Tasmanian Aborigines Australia: Tasmania 2100 Davidson, Avram. "Now Let Us Sleep " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000; story copyright 1957); pg. 311. [Tasmanians discussed by people living in future, est. 2100.] "'You ever hear or read about the Tasmanians?'

The intern shook his head. He thrust a needle into a vein in the younger Yahoo's arm, prepared to let the serum flow in. 'If they lived on Earth, I wouldn't know. Never was there. I'm a third generation Coulterboy, myself.'

Harper said, 'Tasmania is an island south of Australia. The natives were the most primitive people known on Earth. They were almost all wiped out by the settlers, but one of them succeeded in moving the survivors to a smaller island. And then a curious thing happened.'

Looking up from the older Primitive, the intern asked what that was.

'The Tasmanians--the few that were left--decided that they'd had it. They refused to breed. And in a few more years they were all dead . . .' "

Tasmanian Aborigines Australia: Tasmania 2100 Davidson, Avram. "Now Let Us Sleep " in Vanishing Acts (Ellen Datlow, ed.) New York: Tor (2000; story copyright 1957); pg. 311. "'...I read about them [Tasmanians] when I was just a kid. Somehow, it moved me very much. Things like that did--the dodo, the great auk, the quagga, the Tasmanians. I've never been able to get i tout of my mind. when I began hearing about the Yahoos, it seemed to me that they were just like the old Tasmanians. Only there are no settlers on Barnumland.' "; Pg. 312: "'Don't misunderstand me . . . I've got a career here. I'm not jeopardizing it to save the poor Yahoos--but if you are interested--if you think you've got any influence--and if you want to try to do anything--' He paused. 'Why, now is the time to start. Because after another few stop-overs there aren't going to be any Yahoos. No more than there are any Tasmanians.' "; Pg. 316: "Shifting and stretching, Anscomb said, 'It's been two days. Unless they've determined to commit race suicide a bit more abruptly than your ancient Tasmanians--' "
Tasmanian Aborigines Europe 1918 Newman, Kim. The Bloody Red Baron. New York: Carroll & Graf (1995); pg. 138. "The pilot -- a Tasmanian, Winthrop had learned -- groaned. "
Tasmanian Aborigines 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. 663. "The beasts in the foreground are those that have been exterminated by man or survive only in zoos and natural preserves. The dodo, the blue whale, the passenger pigeon, the quagga... Behind them are other animals and, on a hill, the dark crouching shapes of the Tasmanian aborigine and Haitian Indian. "
Tatar China -1500 B.C.E. O'Brien, Fitz-James. "The Dragon Fang Possessed by the Conjurer Piou-Lu " in Dragon Tales (Isaac Asimov, ed.) New York: Ballantine (1982); pg. 109. "'...Hang-pou, who stands stamping his feet very far down indeed, they are entirely empty; for Tartar robbers surround the throne, and a Tartar usurper sits upon it... for it is written in the Book of Prognostics, a copy of which was brought to me on the wings of a yellow serpent, that the dynasty of Han shall rule once more, and the Tartar wolves perish miserably out of the Light of Flowers.' "
Tatar China 1137 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Shield of Time. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 230. "The Kin Tatars were conquering northern China and had established their own imperium there, while the Sung rulers hung on in the South. "
Tatar Europe 1239 C.E. Anthony, Piers. For Love of Evil. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1988); pg. 116. "The alien Tartars--coming at last to Europe... Parry had studied some history himself; he knew how ferocious had been invasion of the Tartars before, then called the Huns. " [Other refs not in DB.]
Tatar Gaia 2046 Bear, Greg. Eternity. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 171. "Jamal Atta looked up from the swale and flinched. 'Tatars--Kirghiz!' he shouted. 'Hundreds of them!' "; Pg. 172: "'No banners,' Jamal Atta said. 'They're Kirghiz!' We must leave!' "
Tatar galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 244. "'...Hecate is in flight with a Crimean Tartar escort, twelve ships of varying size, running out from the sun and wide of the Khanate positions. It seems the Tartar ships remain in command of the Sister. The East India Company contingent has fled...'

The Motie said, 'Your lost ship should be safe in the hands of the Crimean Tartars...'

'...the Crimean Tartars seem to know why we wanted resources in place.' "; Pg. 245: "'...when the Crimean Tartars fleet followed us, we were taken by surprise... Why did the Khanate attack now? Now puts the Tartars in just the right position to take the Sister. It looks like some genius among the Tartars--' "

Tatar galaxy 3050 Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Gripping Hand. New York: Pocket Books (1993); pg. 318. "'...It's being harvested by the Crimean Tartars... in twenty minutes the Tartars will be running... The question is not what place the Tartars have with Medina and East India, it is what place have Moties in the universe.' "
Tatar Luna 2025 Heinlein, Robert A. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons (1966); pg. 15. "Other grandmother was Tatar, born near Samarkand, sentenced to 're-education on Oktyabrskaya Revolyutsiya, then 'volunteered' to colonize in Luna. "
Tatar New York 1886 Irving, Washington. The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1886); pg. 26. "He was famed for great knowledge and skill in horsemanship, being as dexterous on horseback as a Tartar. "
Tatar Poland 2010 Anthony, Patricia. Cold Allies. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1993); pg. 258. "'...And the Tatar driver ran over the car of the Minister of the Interior...' "
Tatar United Kingdom: London 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 98. "...the Queen [Gloriana] received the rest of her guests:... Oubacha Khan, in painted armour, iron and fur, envoy from the Tatar Empire;... Master Ishan the Mathematician from the Tatar protectorate of Anatolia; Casper, the great engineer of Jawa... "
Tatar USA 1963 Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 19. "Personally it never entered my mind. We thought of a lot of possibilities, but not really that. The Tartar mind had never schemed for the American throne until then. "
Tatar USA 1966 Rucker, Rudy. The Secret of Life. New York: Bluejay International (1985); pg. 211. "Madelaine had straight ash-blonde hair, a lisping French accent, and creamy white skin. Her face was broad--almost Tartar--and her jeans... "
Tatar USSR 1940 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: In the Balance. New York: Ballantine (1994); pg. 136. "The measure of Hitler's damnation was that imperialist England and the United States joined the Soviets in the struggle against him. The measure of the Soviet Union's damnation (though Ludmila did not think of it in those terms) was that so many Soviet citizens--Ukrainians, Baltic peoples, Byelorussians, Tatars, Cossacks, even Great Russians--collaborated with Hitler against Moscow. "
Tatar world 1239 C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 146. "The Tatars arrived too soon, were there, horses between them and safety... The Tatars seemed to be assembling near the town. Squads galloped through grainfields toward the main body of horsemen. " [Book has other references to Tatars, not all in DB.]
Tatar world 1500 C.E. Moorcock, Michael. Gloriana. New York: Warner Books (1986; c 1978); pg. 82. "Montfallcon laughed aloud. 'Come now, Lord Shahryar, you cannot misjudge my intelligence or expect me to misjudge yours. Arabia is protected by Albion because she has not the resources to defend herself against the Tatar Empire. She has no alliance with Poland because Poland shares her fear of the Tatars but hopes the Tatars will leave Poland alone and concentrate on Arabia, if Arabia is weak. On the other hand--'

'My point, my lord, is that Arabia is no longer weak.'

'Of course she isn't, for she has Albion's aid.'

'And the Tatar Empire could be conquered.'

'Gloriana will not make war unless the security of the Realm is threatened--and is seen to be threatened. We fight only if invaded. Tatary knows this and therefore does not invade...' " [More, pg. 96, 116, 124.-126, 139, 176, 243, 247, 263, 271, 302, 304, 313, 339.]

Tatar world 1838 Stirling, S.M. "The Charge of Lee's Brigade " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 66. -
Tatar world 1942 Anderson, Poul. The Boat of a Million Years. New York: Tor (1989); pg. 275. "A scrambling together of folk from Europe and Asia, down along the great rivers and over the unbounded steppes of the South, armed against Tatar and Turk, presently carrying war to those ancient foes. "
Tau Ceti galaxy 2370 Pedersen, Ted. Space Camp (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 97. "The professor, in spite of his size and bulk, was as agile as a Tau Ceti cat... "
Tau Ceti Tau Ceti 1941 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Tilting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1995); pg. 402. "'...Then all I'd have to worry about would be beating Hitler and Hirohito, and the Lizards would be back on the second planet of the star Tau Ceti where they belong, and people wouldn't meet them for another million years, if we ever did.' "
Tau Ceti Tau Ceti 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 14. Pg. 14-15, 47
Tau Ceti Tau Ceti 2000 Sawyer, Robert J. Calculating God. New York: Tor (2000); pg. 56. "'And as I told you that my starship, the Merelcas, visited six other star systems... before arriving here... the star you call Tau Ceti, the star you call Mu Cassiopeae A...' " [Also, pg. 109, 324.]

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