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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Vietnamese, continued...

Group Where Year Source Quote/
Vietnamese USA 1963 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 35. "With Vietnam on the horizon. " [Also pg. 181.]
Vietnamese USA 1980 Simmons, Dan. Carrion Comfort. New York: Warner Books (1990; c. 1989); pg. 211. Pg. 211: Vietnam War; Pg. 349: "'My pilot's a Vietnam vet' " [More.]
Vietnamese USA 1983 Simmons, Dan. "Carrion Comfort " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1983); pg. 372. Vietnam War
Vietnamese USA 1984 Grimwood, Ken. Replay. New York: Arbor House (1986); pg. 212. "'The gory stuff, the shooting and killing, all that. Vietnam; Richard Speck, who did those nurses in in [sic] Chicago; the Manson thing; Jonestown . . . and the terrorists...' "
Vietnamese USA 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 9. "He was in his late forties, a veteran of the anti-Vietnam War movement of the sixties and early seventies. "
Vietnamese USA 1997 Drake, David. The Tank Lords. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 387. [Author's afterword.] Pg. 387-391: Vietnam war discussed. The author mentions that he is a Nam vet and this book draws heavily upon his experiences.
Vietnamese USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 45. Pg. 9: a cherubic Vietnamese girl; Pg. 45: "The little Vietnamese girl? "; Pg. 513: "...held a press conference in Seattle, in which leaders of the local Vietnamese-American community stated that no one had ever seen, or heard of, the little Vietnamese lady who had accused Cozzano of war crimes. The woman herself had gone into seclusion after having been released by the police, and was no longer speaking to the press... " [More.]
Vietnamese USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 87. "'...But we no longer trust charisma because Hitler used it to kill Jews and JFK used it to get laid and send us to Vietnam.' "
Vietnamese USA 2020 Simmons, Dan. "E-ticket to 'Namland " in Prayers to Broken Stones. New York: Bantam (1992; c. 1987); pg. 209-231. [The central theme of the story is the Vietnam War, and a virtual reality visit to it. The Vietnam War, and film portrayals of that war, is the topic of the author's 2-pg. introduction. Refs. throughout, not in DB.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1965 Hickman, Tracy. The Immortals. New York: ROC/Penguin Books (1997; c. 1996); pg. 225. "His father and his ways were a mystery to him by the time his father had to go on the 'big trip' when he was nine--Vietnam. Douglas Simms was among those who were returned eight years later, having spent almost seven of those in a North Vietnamese camp. "
Vietnamese Vietnam 1965 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 76. "He said that Americans had no choice but to keep fighting in Vietnam until they achieved victory or until the Communists realized that they could not force their way of life on other weak countries. " [More.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1967 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 31. "...and fought in Vietnam. " [Other refs., incl. pg. 241.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1968 Silverberg, Robert. Dying Inside. New York: Ballantine (1976; c. 1972); pg. 49. "In a place called Vietnam, which you probably wish you didn't remember either, we were dumping napalm on everything in sight... " [Also pg. 191.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1969 Wilson, Robert Charles. Gypsies. New York: Doubleday (1989); pg. 38. "...ancient mills revived by the war in Vietnam. "
Vietnamese Vietnam 1970 Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee. Cradle. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 40. Vietnam War [Also, pg. 42-43.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1972 Wolfe, Bernard. "Monitored Dreams and Strategic Cremations " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 291. Pg. 291: "'Our boys in Vietnam don't die like Communists, it's for something positive and what's more, they know it.' " [Much more about Vietnam War, pg. 287, 293, 297, etc. The Vietnam War is a central thematic element of the story.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1973 Anthony, Patricia. "Born to Be Wild " in Eating Memories. Woburn, MA: First Books; Baltimore, MD: Old Earth Books (1997; c. 1993); pg. 243. "'...and be drafted. He's going to die in Viet Nam.' "
Vietnamese Vietnam 1973 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 11. Vietnam War [More pg. 11-12, 15, 20, 25, 52-55, 64, 95.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1973 Leong, Russell. "Virgins and Buddhas " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 223. Pg. 223, 228.
Vietnamese Vietnam 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 213. -
Vietnamese Vietnam 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 130. ...How did your ex-President Johnson put it . . . to declare war on poverty? One would think that his war in Vietnam would have satisfied him.'
Vietnamese Vietnam 1980 Dick, Philip K. "Faith of Our Fathers " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1967); pg. 359. "On the streets of Hanoi... " [Story takes place in Vietnam. Many Vietnamese refs., not in DB, although the ruling class appears to be Chinese Maoists.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1981 Miller, John J. "Comes a Hunter " in Wild Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1986); pg. 372. Pg. 372: "Kien was still alive. Of that he never had a doubt. Kien was a cunning and ruthless survivor to whom the fall of Saigon was merely an inconvenience. "; Pg. 381: "'Kien's Vietnamese, an ex-general...' " [Many other refs. throughout story, not in DB. Some of main characters are Vietnamese.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1984 Delany, Samuel R. "The Tale of Plagues and Carnivals " in Flight from Neveryon. Hanover, NH: Wesleyan University Press (1994; c. 1984); pg. 238. "...with some heavy-handed commentary on the Vietnam War. (In it, Link makes a brief appearance as the reactionary Madame Nhu of South Vietnam, who, through a barrage of pointed political questions, has 'Nothing to say.') "
Vietnamese Vietnam 1986 Vonnegut, Kurt. Galapagos. New York: Delacorte Press (1985); pg. 29. "Example: It had me join the United States Marines and go fight in Vietnam. " [Also pg. 108, 196, 293-294.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1987 Simons, Walton. "The Teardrop of India " in Wild Cards IV: Aces Abroad (George R.R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1988); pg. 255. "'Australia. Then where?'

...'Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, China, Japan...' " [Vietnam/Vietnamese - new category. Not indexing before December 2000. Even not, may not index this category regularly, as it is a nationality, not a religion or tribe.]

Vietnamese Vietnam 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 81. "...but planted side by side with them were poppies, like those he had seen growing in plantations in Vietnam and Thailand... "
Vietnamese Vietnam 1988 Martin, George R. R. & John J. Miller. Wild Cards VII: Dead Man's Hand. New York: Bantam Books (1990); pg. 222. "There Brennan had learned firsthand how difficult it was for ideals to flourish in an imperfect world. He'd been sent to defend Vietnam. Instead, because of inefficiency and incompetence, avarice and stupidity, he'd helped devastate it... leaving the Vietnamese people in the hands of the murderous thugs they'd sworn to defend them from. "
Vietnamese Vietnam 1989 Simmons, Dan. Children of the Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1992); pg. 44. Vietnam War [Also pg. 298.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 33. "Soldiers could be packing their gear for a trip to a jungle called Vietnam. " [Also pg. 146.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1991 Miller, John J. "And Hope to Die " in Wild Cards IX: Jokertown Shuffle (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 15. Pg. 15: "His father had been visiting him, speaking softly of the good old days back in Vietnam when Kien had worked in the family's small store. He had always been a dutiful son, though the stifling life of a storekeeper in a small village had bored him unmercifully... There was no way he was going to have a successful military career with an ethnic Chinese name among the extremely prejudiced Vietnamese. "; Pg. 17: That night he'd returned to Ann-Marie, his French-Vietnamese wife. "; Pg. 51: "It was bad enough growing up ethnic Chinese among the damned Vietnamese. It was worse to... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 68. "'Yes. Tail end of 'Nam, just before the evac. You'd be still a kid then; right?' "
Vietnamese Vietnam 1993 Harrison, Harry. "Commando Raid " in Stainless Steel Visions. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 84. "'...The Eskimos in the Arctic have DDT poisoning from the farms in the Midwest...' "
Vietnamese Vietnam 1994 Delacorte, Peter. Time On My Hands. New York: Scribner (1997); pg. 38. Pg. 38: Vietnam War; Pg. 315: Saigon
Vietnamese Vietnam 1994 Leigh, Stephen. "The Color of His Skin " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 124. "'The Free Vietnamese government exhumed the reputed body of Dr. Etienne Faneuil two days ago...' " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 61. -
Vietnamese Vietnam 1996 McDevitt, Jack. Ancient Shores. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 17. Pg. 17: "Gollingwoods had flown over Baghdad and Hanoi. " [Hanoi, in Vietnam.]; Pg. 168: "In 1965 he went to Vietnam. During his second patrol he took a bullet in the hip. " [Also pg. 226] [31 May 2002: The category 'Vietnamese' is being discontinued in this indexing. Most references are not to ethnic Vietnamese anyway, but are simply references to the Vietnam War.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 56. "...under the words HOMELESS VIETNAM VET... " [Also, pg. 111.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1997 Drake, David. Lord of the Isles. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 9. "A Note to the Reader

I've stolen all the verse quoted within this novel from Greek and Latin poets. Celondre is Horace, whose Odes I carried through Basic Training and into Vietnam. "

Vietnamese Vietnam 1998 Disch, Thomas M. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World. New York: Simon & Schuster (2000; c. 1998); pg. 94. Pg. 94: Vietnam War [Also pg. 126, 169, 181.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1998 Wood, Crystal. Cut Him Out in Little Stars. Denton, TX: Tattersall Publishing (revised and reprinted 1998; c. 1994); pg. 13. Pg. 13: "...entered U. S. Army two years later... a tour of duty in South Vietnam as assistant camp cook. "; Pg. 13: "'Oh, yeah. I remember from your file--Vietnam, early seventies. Your encampment was assaulted by Viet Cong renegades.' " [Also, pg. 207, 268.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 1999 Anderson, Jack. Millennium. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 254. "'...My dad served in Vietnam, and he always told me that while he got treated bad because he volunteered, he was so proud to serve his country...' "
Vietnamese Vietnam 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 136. Vietnam War
Vietnamese Vietnam 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 168. "'Molly told me that burdock was in Vietnam back in the sixties.' " [Much discussion of the Vietnam war, pg. 169-182, 194, 199, 204, 247, etc.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 2000 Ebershoff, David. "The Rose City " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000); pg. 119. "During Vietnam... "
Vietnamese Vietnam 2000 Knight, Damon. Rule Golden in Three Novels. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (c. 1954); pg. 59. "And on Sunday it hit fighting in Indo-China. Allied and Communist units, engaging at sixty points along the eight-hundred-mile front, fell back with the heaviest casualties of the war.

Red bombers launched a successful daylight attack on Luangprabang: successful, that is, except that nineteen out of twenty planes crashed outside the city or fell into the Nam Ou.

Forty Allied bombers took off on sorties to Yen-bay, Hanoi and Nam-dinh. None returned. "

Vietnamese Vietnam 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 61. "'...We know what you did to Vietnam...' " [Also, pg. 103, 146, 193.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 2001 Castro, Adam-Troy. Spider-Man: Revenge of the Sinister Six. New York: BP Books (2001); pg. 428. -
Vietnamese Vietnam 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 190. "Using some of my old mental tricks, learned back in Vietnam and Laos... " [Other refs. to Vietnam, the Vietnam war, and this main character, a veteran from that war, e.g., pg. 192-193.]
Vietnamese Vietnam 2008 Knight, Damon. Why Do Birds. New York: Tor (1992); pg. 272. Hanoi
Vietnamese Vietnam 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 3. Pg. 3: Vietnam War
Vietnamese Vietnam 2012 Morrow, James. Only Begotten Daughter. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1990); pg. 208. -
Vietnamese Vietnam 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 79. "I wonder if any of those young friends ended up in Vietnam? "
Vietnamese Vietnam 2027 Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 264. Vietnam War
Vietnamese Vietnam 2031 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 166. Vietnam
Vietnamese Vietnam 2050 Bova, Ben. Moonwar. New York: Avon Books (1998); pg. 294. "Yes, politicians such as Ho Chi Minh successfully directed the liberation of Vietnam from the imperialists, he knew. But that was generations ago, and besides, Ho and his comrades had military experience of their own. "
Vietnamese Vietnam 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 169. "'What if India offers Pakistan a free hand against Iran? It can go for the oil. India is free to move east. To scoop up the countries that have long been under her cultural influence. Burma. Thailand...'

'Is China going to sit and watch?' asked Peter.

'They might if India tosses them Vietnam,' said Bean. "

Vietnamese Vietnam 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 199. "How to mount a campaign [from India] against Burma and Thailand and, eventually, Vietnam that would sweep all resistance before it, yet never provoke China to intervene. "
Vietnamese Vietnam 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 290. "The truck (little white Vietnamese-made 'Ho'-type vehicle) originated at a warehouse in Gejiu... and crossed the Vietnamese border between Jinping, China, and Sinh Ho, Vietnam. "
Vietnamese Vietnam 2127 Card, Orson Scott. Shadow of the Hegemon. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 347. "The same [deportation by China]... happened to the ruling elites of Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. "
Vietnamese Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Milan, Victor. "My Sweet Lord " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 72. Pg. 72: "He was a small man for an overt Occidental, not much bigger than the Vietnamese norm, with a narrow clever face and red hair... "; Pg. 73: "'What about allegations that Vietnam is being overrun by jokers?' a British reporter shouted. The flying ace was, after all, a semi-official spokesman for the government of the Republic of Free Vietnam...

'If you brought all the jokers in the world here, they wouldn't make up five percent of the population,' JJ said. 'Get real.' " [Many refs. throughout story, not in DB. Story takes place in Saigon, Vietnam.]

Vietnamese Vietnam: Saigon 1994 Williams, Walter Jon. "Feeding Frenzy " in Wild Cards: Book II of a New Cycle: Marked Cards (George R. R. Martin, ed.) New York: Baen (1994); pg. 197. " smuggle them to one of the Jokertown havens, Jerusalem or Guatemala or Saigon . . . "
Vietnamese Washington, D.C. 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 4. [Book jacket] "Years after the end of the Vietnam War, four veterans, members of the same platoon, meet at the unveiling of the memorial in Washington... drawn together by their awareness of a series o grisly murders being committed throughout Asia... "; Pg. 4: "He wanted a great grand reunion with everyone he had ever seen in Vietnam, living or dead. And he wanted to see the Memorial--in fact Poole wanted to love the Memorial. " [Many refs. to Vietnam throughout novel, not in DB.]
Vietnamese world 1973 Watson, Ian. The Embedding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons (1973); pg. 29. "'...But that's the Communist ideal--to break down civilization in blood and order. Then step in with the vain promise of a better world. You'll understand this, Mr. Faith--I hear you're a Vietnam veteran? Happily Communists haven't done so well lately. They cannot kidnap ambassadors so easily...' "
Vietnamese world 2018 Bova, Ben. Voyager II: The Alien Within. New York: Tor (1986); pg. 31. "The new Director of Corporate Public Relations for Vanguard Industries was An Linh Laguerre. To her, the frozen astronaut was more than a new story, more than a company project. It was a personal quest.

She had been born twenty-eight years earlier in a refugee camp in Thailand, a few miles from the border of Kampuchea, where Vietnamese troops and hard-eyed Communist administrators were turning the former Cambodia into an unwilling, starving colony of Vietnam. Millions had been killed in the years of fighting and massacres, and millions more had been driven from their homes, struggling desperately over shattered highways and tortuous jungle trails toward the relative safety of independent Thailand. " [Many other refs., not in DB. One of novel's main characters is Vietnamese. See this chapter. Also, pg. 107.]

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