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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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Trojan galaxy 2372 Betancourt, John Gregory. The Heart of the Warrior (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. -3. "HISTORIAN'S NOTE

The Trojan Spaceship takes place in the fourth season of STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE. " [This novel was originally titled The Trojan Spaceship.]

Trojan galaxy 4500 Herbert, Brian & Kevin J. Anderson. Dune: House Atreides. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 21. Pg. 21: "The Dukes had made an annual tradition of performing the classic tragedy of Agamemnon, the most famous son of Atreus and one of the generals who had conquered Troy. "; Pg. 22: "...Clytemnestra, had spent the ten years of her husband's absence plotting revenge. Now, after the final battle of the Trojan War, a chain of signal fires had been lit along the coast, sending back home word of the victory... 'Agamemnon, glorious king! How you deserve our joyous welcome, for annihilating Troy and the Trojan homeland. Our enemy's shrines lie in ruins, nevermore comforting their gods, and their soils are barren.' " [More.]
Trojan galaxy 7000 Allen, Roger MacBride. Inferno. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 230. Pg. 230: "...and Bissal was in the basement with Fredda's Trojan robot. "; Pg. 234: "Also, the Trojan robot in the basement was only partially destroyed. One of the Crime Scene robots said it looked like a deliberate overload meltdown with a blaster from a depleted power pack. " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Trojan galaxy 23000 Engh, M. J. Rainbow Man. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 12. [Year estimated.] Pg. 12: "But on the Trojan--on any starship, I suppose--our stability was always expectation. "; Pg. 13: "We'd had a character like that on the Trojan, whom we'd picked up on Gantry Four. Some starships are very exclusive, but most of them cheerfully take passengers and welcome almost anybody who wants to buy in. " [Many other refs. to this ship, not in DB.]
Trojan Idaho 1985 Dick, Philip K. In Milton Lumky Territory. Pleasantville, NY: Dragon Press (1985); pg. 11. "'Yes, I wanted to pick up a package of Trojans.' " [Also pg. 13, 84. 154.]
Trojan Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 318. -
Trojan Oklahoma 1943 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 151. "'Uncle Jay understands hormones... Even though he was born during the Trojan War, his flare up in all their ancient splendor at least twice a week.' "
Trojan Solar System 2011 Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 301. Pg. 301-313, more.
Trojan Solar System 2050 Benford, Gregory. Jupiter Project. New York: Avon (1998; c. 1980); pg. 52. "...behind Ganymede at a position called the Trojan Point, where its orbit is stable. "
Trojan Solar System 2110 Clarke, Arthur C. The Hammer of God. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 69. "...before Achilles was discovered... Today we know more than ten thousand of these Trojan asteroids, so called because the first few dozen were named after the heroes of the Trojan War. Of course, that idea had to be given up years ago: now they simply have numbers... Virtually none of the Trojans are at the two Trojan points--they wander back and froth... " [More, pg. 69-71, 110.]
Trojan Texas 1996 Leon, Mark. The Unified Field. New York: Avon Books (1996); pg. 242. Trojan War
Trojan United Kingdom 1975 Gatiss, Mark. Last of the Gaderene (Doctor Who). New York: BBC Worldwide (2000); pg. 252. "'Operation Trojan Horse, eh Captain Yates?' said the Brigadier.

Yates nodded. 'Yes, sir. Operation Trojan Horse.' "

Trojan United Kingdom 1996 Bear, Greg. The Forge of God. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 37. "Trevor Hicks... He had founded the British chapter of the Trojans Society, devoted to space exploration and construction of huge orbiting space habitats... "
Trojan United Kingdom: England 500 C.E. Woolley, Persia. Queen of the Summer Stars. New York: Poseidon Press (1990); pg. 97. "'...Makes me feel like Paris with the Goddesses who started the Trojan War.' " [Also pg. 400.]
Trojan USA 1954 Knight, Damon. "Special Delivery " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1954); pg. 90. "...except when he was certain he knew what the superintendent wanted to hear; then he lied like a Trojan. "
Trojan USA 1991 Ing, Dean. The Nemesis Mission. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 101. Trojan horse
Trojan USA 2044 Sterling, Bruce. Distraction. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 186. Pg. 186, 409.
Trojan world -1400 B.C.E. Anderson, Poul. The Dancer from Atlantis. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1971); pg. 65. "'...When at last it grew calmer, we spied a ship. But they were Trojans aboard, bound home after the blackness terrified them from the voyage they had embarked on. They made us captive; an when we got there, we went for slaves.' "
Trojan world -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 268. "Greece looks like the best bet. The Hittite Empire was too big and too tightly centralized, a god-king autocracy. "
Trojan world 1944 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Striking the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 214. Trojan Horse
Trojan world 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990) Troy
Trojan world 2015 Sullivan, Tricia. Someone to Watch Over Me. New York: Bantam (1997); pg. 81. Pg. 81: "...the many layers of Troy: the city of the mind rebuilt each time over the ruins of its evolutionary predecessor. "; Pg. 315: Trojan War
Trojan world 2030 Hogan, James P. Entoverse. New York: Ballantine (1991); pg. 31. Pg. 222: "'The gods that kept coming down and meddling in the Trojan War might actually have existed. Maybe the Biblical miracles really happened, and Velikovsky had a point after all. Is it any wonder that ideas of magic and the supernatural became so deeply rooted here? At one time, it really used to work.' "; Pg. 356: Trojan War
Trojan world 2040 Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End. New York: Harcourt, Brace & World (1981; c. 1953); pg. 121. "Do you know the legend of the Wooden Horse, that got the Greek soldiers into Troy? But there's a story from the Old Testament that's an even closer parallel. . . . " [Jonah. Character prepares to stow away on an Overlord ship in a mounted whale.]
Trojan world 2050 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 199. "Trojan horses, Bonai thought, carrying soldiers to the Moon a few at a time. "
Trojan world 3001 Clarke, Arthur C. 3001: The Final Odyssey. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 222. Troja horse
Tuareg Africa 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 296. "'What's an Inadin?' Laura said.

'You know the Tuaregs? A Saharan tribe? No, huh?' He pulled the brow of his turban lower, shading his bare eyes. 'Well, no matter. They call themselves the 'Kel Tamashek.' 'Tuareg' is what the Arabs call them--it means 'the godforsaken.' ' "

Tuareg Mali 2010 Bell, M. Shayne. "Dry Niger " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1990); pg. 274-275. "'When we began this, when the Bank gave us our quotas, some said, 'How can a country drop from sixteen million people to four hundred thousand in two generations,' but we are doing it and without massacres like those in Mali.'

The Mali had mass massacred their Tuareg who would not submit to population control. "

Tuareg Mali 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 298. Pg. 298: "'For the first time Laura realized that there was another Tuareg in sight--a buglike profile, almost lost in heat haze, a mile to the north. A dotlike answering flicker. "; Pg. 299: "Under the roof a dark figure crouched over the white-striped prison form of Katje--another of the Tuareg raiders, a long sniper's rifle strapped to his back. Gresham sat Laura down, exchanged words with the Tuareg, who nodded somberly. Laura crawled into the tent, felt rough wool beneath her fingers--a carpet.

She curled up on it. The Tuareg was humming tonelessly to himself, under a ramp of blazing stars. "

Tuareg Mali 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 340. "A sudden crowd of Tuaregs on dune buggies, emerging from nowhere. The jeep surrounded. Leveled guns. Real alarm on the faces of the news team... Before her sat Gresham, turbanned, veiled, and cloaked... Behind him at left and right stood two Tuareg lieutenants, with slung automatic rifles, black bandoliers, ceremonial Tuareg swords with jeweled hilts and tasseled scabbards, combat knives, grenades, pistols.

...'He's wearing the tagelmoust,' Laura said. 'That veil and turban--it's traditional for male Tuaregs. A kind of male chador.'

'That's a switch,' McIntrye said. Deliberate lightness. She was scared, too. " [Other refs., not in DB, but all refs. by name thought to be in DB.]

Tuareg Mali 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 323. "'...The Tuaregs have nothing to sell, they're Saharan nomads, destitute. They don't have anything the Net wants--so I beg and scrape. A few rich Arabs, nostalgic for the desert while they tool around in their limousines. . . . Arms dealers, not many of those left. . . . I even took money from FACT, back in the old days...'

...The silence stretched, a desert silence broken by the distant whooping of the Tuaregs. "

Tuareg Mali 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 311. "The Inadin Tuaregs greeted them with languid, ritual politeness. Gresham translated for her. Sir is well? Yes, very well, and yourself? Myself and mine are very well, thank you. And sir's people, they are also well? Yes, very well. Thanks be to God, then. Yes, thanks be to God, sir.

One of the Inadin lifted the kettle high and began pouring tea with a long, ceremonial trickle. Everyone had tea. They then began boiling it again, pouring some course sugar over a kettle already half full of leaves. They spoke for some time about the tea, sitting politely, brushing without irritation at circling flies... Then one of the Inadin produced a flute. A second found an intricate xylophone of wood and gourds, bound with leather. He tapped it experimentally... " [More.]

Tuareg Mali 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 309. "'I'm not sure I understand the role of this American journalist you mentioned.'

'He was with the Tuaregs.'

The director tried not to look confused. 'Yes, we do have some so-called Tuaregs here, or rather, Kel Tamashek. . . . I take it that he wants to assure himself that they are being treated in a fair and equal manner?'

'It's more of a cultural interest,' Laura said. 'He did mention something about wanting to talk to them.'

'Cultural? They're coming along very nicely. . . . Perhaps I could send out a deputation of tribal elders--put his mind to rest. We gladly shelter any ethnic group in need--Bambara, Marka, Songhai. . . . We have quite a large contingent of Sarakole, who are not even Nigeran nationals.' "

Tuareg Niger 2010 Bell, M. Shayne. "Dry Niger " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1990); pg. 271. [Year estimated.] "That spring the Niger had gone dry... I looked and saw a thin man start across it from the south, driving three goats before him. Behind him came a woman carrying on her head a bundle of the black cloth favored by the Tuareg. We were getting a late start. "
Tuareg Niger 2010 Bell, M. Shayne. "Dry Niger " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1990); pg. 273. Pg. 273: "We drove through all the heat of that day and toward evening were approaching Sansanne-Hausa, where they were building a camp for the Tuareg. The Tuareg were finally coming into camps, driven this time by a famine that would not end. "; Pg. 274: "And woke sweating in my hot room in Sansanne-Hausa... The Tuareg camp lay black outside the city, a sea of tents, no fires among them. That sedentary camp marked the death of nomadic Tuareg civilization. "
Tuareg Niger 2010 Bell, M. Shayne. "Dry Niger " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1990); pg. 275. "The Mali had mass massacred their Tuareg who would not submit to population control.

'But the Tuareg do not worry me,' he went on.

I looked up at him.

'They do not believe in a neverending famine until the walk to the Niger and see that it is dry. They believe the camps are set up to castrate their men.'

'Aren't they?'

'Only if they father unlicensed children. But it dangerous to go out there to abort babies and castrate men or to castrate the illegal male babies that somehow get born. A doctor was murdered in that camp just last month. I have to send the doctors in with troops.'

...'We will meet our population quota,' Mai Maigana said. "

Tuareg Niger 2010 Bell, M. Shayne. "Dry Niger " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1990); pg. 275-276. "I sat up and saw that veiled Tuareg men were standing around our jeep. Some had guns pointed at us, others had drawn knives. One started talking to me, fast, commanding, repeating one word over and over: attini, attini.

'What does he want?' I asked Ahmid, hoping he could understand Tamasheq.

'Our water,' he said. 'And your boots and your shirt and our food, the blankets, my belt, our extra clothes.'

Then I remembered what attini meant in Tamasheq: give me.

'Do you speak French?' I asked the Tuareg, thinking I could reason with them, tell them I was here to help them, but not one of them would talk to me in French...

One of the Tuareg reached in the back of the jeep and took out our water. I let him... "

Tuareg Niger 2010 Bell, M. Shayne. "Dry Niger " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1990); pg. 276. "I looked back at the Tuareg, but in their black robes they were already indistinguishable from the shadows of the riverbanks. I suddenly felt sorry for them. They had taken tribute from us, but they had no future outside of the government camps.

Ahmid slept fitfully while I watched. We both wondered if the Tuareg would come back or if others would come along and rob us a second time. " [Many other refs. throughout story, not in DB. Whole story, pg. 271-280, focuses on the Tuareg.]

Tuareg Niger 2010 Bell, M. Shayne. "Dry Niger " in Bright Angels & Familiars. (Eugene England, ed.) Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1992; story c. 1990); pg. 277-278. "'Were you dreaming?' Ahmid asked.

I nodded. 'Of a beautiful woman.'

He looked concerned. 'A woman, you say?'

'Yes, Ahmid.'... He could never know the things I knew. I did not want to hurt him.

'You do not understand what such a dream could mean,' he said. 'The Djenoun blow about on winds across these empty lands till they find a man's mind to inhabit. If one troubles you, tell me and I will pray to Allah for your protection. Allah can protect you, even in your dreams.'

I could not believe that he believed what he was telling me about the Djenoun. Yet for one moment I wondered if Tuareg superstitions could be true, and if a Djenoun were haunting my mind. If she were I would not ask Ahmid to pray to have her taken from me.

...We passed four Tuareg women in the streets of Sinder. One looked like the woman in my dreams, then I thought all four did, then I thought ever woman I saw--Songhai, Hausa, Fulani, Tuareg--all looked like that woman. "

Turk Albania 1914 Moon, Elizabeth. "Tradition " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 31. Pg. 31: Turkish pashas; Pg. 34-35: Turks (also pg. 46-47, etc.)
Turk Albania 1944 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 3. "...had already fought the invading Italians to a standstill with their mountain men, stalwart Gheg tribesmen. And a few Tosks from the southern lowlands as well, to give them their due. Tosks might copy Turk ways and religious practices, but they too were Albanians who shared the Gheg thirst for Fascist blood. "
Turk Albania 2030 McAuley, Paul J. Fairyland. New York: Avon Books (1997; c 1995); pg. 363. "Captain Spiromilos's Turkish second-in-command, Kemmel, rides his motorbike along with the convoy... " [Other refs. to this character, not in DB.]
Turk Armenia 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 14. "...the buildings [in Maralik, Turkey]--designed to survive the next earthquake, as the old buildings had not--were squat. Not ugly--there was grace in them, given the eclectic styles that were somehow blended here, Turkish and Russian, Spanish and Riviera, and, most incredibly, Japanese. "
Turk Austria 2004 Dick, Philip K. The Zap Gun. New York: Bluejay Books (1985; c. 1965); pg. 43. "Coffee had reversed the trend. History had taken a decisive new turn . . . and all because of a few beans frozen in the snow which the defenders of Vienna had discovered after the Turks had withdrawn. "
Turk California 1985 Ing, Dean. Blood of Eagles. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 88. Pg. 88, 158, 195
Turk California: Los Angeles 1945 Dick, Philip K. Puttering About in a Small Land. Chicago, IL: Academy Chicago Publishers (1985); pg. 104. Turkish Delight
Turk Canada 1979 Ing, Dean. Soft Targets. New York: Tor (1996; c. 1979); pg. 4. -
Turk Cyprus 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 37. "Unlike old-fashioned smugglers, the haven pirates never had to physically touch their booty. Data had no substance. EFT Commerzbank, for instance, was a legitimate corporation in Luxembourg. Its illegal nerve centers were safely stowed away in Turkish Cyprus. " [Also pg. 38, 129.]
Turk Czech Republic 1600 Piercy, Marge. He, She and It. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1991); pg. 65. "...accused of consorting with the Turks and passing military secrets... "
Turk Czech Republic 2003 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 106. "The authorities would probably get his body home. Better deal than the conductor was likely to get, since he had looked like a Turk, and they'd probably just cremate him and mail his effects to his relatives. "
Turk Egypt 1810 Powers, Tim. The Anubis Gates. New York: Ace (1983); pg. 9. "...their Master had for quite a while been using a secret army of agents, and an unchartably vast fortune, in an effort to purge Egypt of the Moslem and Christian taints and, even more difficult to throw out the governing Turkish Pasha and his foreign mercenaries, restoring Egypt as an independent world power. " [Other refs. not in DB.]
Turk Europe 1470 C.E. Gentle, Mary. A Secret History. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 138. Pg. 138, 154-155, 188, 193, 289, 303.
Turk Europe 1476 C.E. Gentle, Mary. Lost Burgundy. New York: HarperCollins (2000); pg. 165. Pg. 165-176, etc.
Turk Europe 1855 Baxter, Stephen. Anti-ice. New York: HarperCollins (1993); pg. 7. Pg. 7: " a hut which had been constructed by a platoon of the Turks. "; Pg. 105: Turkish rug
Turk Europe 1881 Turtledove, Harry. How Few Remain. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 113. [Words spoken by character in 1881. Year the conflict which is referred to is unknown.] "'...As with the late war between the Russians and the Turks, what we learn here will apply to any future conflicts of ours. The Russians and Turks were less than strategically astute...' "
Turk Europe 1996 Knight, Damon. Humpty Dumpty: An Oval. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 78. "I trudged up the Turkey-carpeted stairs... "
Turk Europe 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 336. "Twenty years ago the Afropeans were supposed to be the impossible barrier to European unification, then five years after that it was Turks and Serbs... "
Turk Florin 1400 C.E. Goldman, William. The Princess Bride. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1973); pg. 89. "The third man, mustachioed, perhaps a Turk, was easily the biggest human being she had ever seen.

...'I think you should kill her now,' the Turk said. " [Many refs. in novel to this character simply as 'the Turk.' His name is soon enough revealed to be Fezzik. He is one of the main characters in the novel. Other refs. not in DB.]

Turk Florin 1400 C.E. Goldman, William. The Princess Bride. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich (1973); pg. 97. "And then everyone got busy. The Spaniard took a rope, tied Buttercup's hands and feet. The Turk raised a great leg and stomped down at the center of the boat, which gave way immediately and began to sink. Then the Turk went to the rope and took it in his hands.

'Load me,' the Turk said.

The Spaniard lifted Buttercup and draped her body around the Turk's shoulders. Then he tied himself to the Turk's waist. Then the Sicilian hopped, clung to the Turk's neck. "

Turk France 1600 Nye, Jody Lynn. "Queen of the Amazons " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 99. Pg. 99-100
Turk France 1693 McIntyre, Vonda N. The Moon and the Sun. New York: Pocket Books (1997); pg. 38, 76. Pg. 38: "'Good evening, M. Yves,' said Marie-Josephe's Turkish slave, with whom Marie-Josephe shared a birthday, and to whom she had not been allowed to speak for five years. She smiled at her mistress in a matter-of-fact way. 'Hello, Mlle Marie.' "; Pg. 76: "Though France and Turkey both made war against the same enemy, the King hardly considered the Turks his allies. In the past his armies captured and sold Turkish prisoners, like Odelette's mother, into slavery. "
Turk France 1720 Keyes, J. Gregory. Newton's Cannon. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 22. -
Turk France: Paris 1738 Suskind, Patrick. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf (1986; c. 1985); pg. 53. -
Turk France: Paris 1929 Ebershoff, David. The Danish Girl. New York: Viking (2000); pg. 131. "Turkish bath "
Turk galaxy 2084 Disch, Thomas M. "Things Lost " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 596. "...a Turkish moustache to mask his overbite. "

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