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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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Group Where Year Source Quote/
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Vietnamese world 2038 Jones, Gwyneth. White Queen. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 64. "Maybe it sounded more convincing in Vietnamese. " [Also pg. 124, 270.]
Vietnamese 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 . . .' "
Viking Australia 2061 Turner, George. Drowning Towers. New York: William Morrow (1987); pg. 5. "There was, for instance, his claim to Viking ancestry, based solely on his name, Andra Andrasson... "
Viking Belle Terre 2270 Carey, Diane. Chainmail (Star Trek: Challenger / Gateways: Book 2 of 7). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 7. "'We can't call ourselves 'Cavaliers,' anyway,' he extended a less than subtle apology for snapping at her. 'The living-history guys on Belle Terre have a whole regiment of horse that call themselves that.'

'Are you going to the war next month?'

'What war?'

'The Revolutionary reenactors and the Civil War ones challenged the Medieval warriors and that little stubborn bunch who call themselves Neo-Vikings. They want to stage a big battle on the meadow outside Port Bellamy.' "

Viking California 1959 Knight, Damon. A For Anything. New York: Tor (1990; 1959); pg. 17. "'...We're going to start fresh, Davey. You can't make an interplanetary vehicle out of a Viking, boy--might as well put rockets on an outhouse...' " [Referring to the Viking rockets sent out by NASA.]
Viking California 1982 Bishop, Michael. The Secret Ascension; or, Philip K. Dick is Dead, Alas. New York: Tor (1987); pg. 45. "He listened to her attentively, reminding Lia of Viking when Vike sat near the dinner table, hoping for scraps and trying to get a fix on how generous they were likely to be. Yeah, that was it. Her new patient had the sad eyes and the guileless intelligence of her Siberian husky, Viking. " [This dog, named Viking, is mentioned frequently in book. Other refs. not in DB.]
Viking California: San Francisco 1977 Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 20. "Gunnar Nordgren was a tall, slim man, ashen blond, a fined-down Viking. "
Viking Deep Space 9 2370 Archer, Nathan. Valhalla (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 67. "'...we know nothing about the culture or mores of these visitors. Many cultures, including most of those developed by our own species, have strong prohibitions against disturbing the remains of the dead; until we know otherwise, we must assume that these beings may have had similar restrictions. It may well be that they were sent through the wormhole in a sort of Viking funeral--after all, all other known wormholes are unstable... Until more is known about the customs and beliefs of the ship's crew, we must show whatever respect we can, and that being the case, it would be inappropriate to remove them from their ship, let alone to dissect them.' "
Viking Deep Space 9 2372 Carey, Diane. The Way of the Warrior (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 183. "'...If you run up on a group of tough farmers and weavers, you die. Like the Vikings of old Earth . . . to them, the only way to make it to Valhalla in the next life was to die in battle. So they could only survive as long as they could steal from others. Eventually, the others just started saying no, and figured out ways to outsmart the power of raw strength. In case you hadn't noticed, the Vikings didn't make it into modern civilization.' "
Viking Denmark 800 C.E. Anderson, Poul. War of the Gods. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 238. Pg. 238: "'They were harrying about as no vikings had dared in Denmark for many years. Though they numbered only two or three hundred, they were too much for the neighborhood's men. From things overheard it as known that one Tosti was at their head. "; Pg. 258: "As he rowed out to his, belike the vikings would turn tail. He would not give chase. Without Tosti's baneful will to bind them, they would soon scatter, some maybe again to England, some maybe slinking forlornly about till the warders of the Danish waters caught and killed them. " [More. Note that this novel is a legendary epic of old Denmark, circa A.D. 800. It takes place in Scandinavia, mainly Denmark, and the word "viking " doesn't appear to be used frequently, but there may well be many other viking-oriented references, not in DB. The word is lower-case in this book. See also pg. 267.]
Viking Europe -5998019 B.C.E. May, Julian. The Golden Torc in The Many-Colored Land & The Golden Torc (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1982); pg. 413. "'At least they got you out of that mangy fur kilt.'

The Viking only smiled. He looked magnificent and knew it, having been decked out by palace servitors in a deep-green short tunic of the simplest cut, together with his own leather collar and belt studded with gold and amber. To this had been added an ornate baldric in similar style that supported a bronze two-handed sword in a jeweled scabbard. From Stein's great shoulders fell a cloak of sherry-colored brocade held by a greenstone brooch. He wore his bronze Vikso helmet with the curling horns.

Sukey clung to one arm of this incarnation of Norse divinity. " [Many other refs. in novel to this self-styled 'Viking' character, not in DB. Refs. which specifically use term 'Viking': 462, 485]

Viking Europe 865 C.E. Harrison, Harry. The Hammer and the Cross. New York: Tor (1993) [Book jacket] "What if... the Gods of Asgard challenged Christianity for the future of mankind?

865 A.D. Warring kings rule over the British Isles, but the Church rules over the kings. Powerful bishops and black-robed priests fill their cathedrals with gold, while threatening all who oppose them with damnation. But there are those who do not fear the priests, and they are the dreaded Vikings of Scandinavia.

Among these Northern invaders, those who follow the Way of the Gods of Asgard carry the Hammer of Thor as their emblem, and they are sworn to increase mankind's knowledge and strength by conquest and by craft. And as Viking warlords cast hungry eyes upon a weak and divided Britain, the Way collides with the Church, launching an all-out war between The Hammer and the Cross.

At the center of this... is Shef... driven by strange visions that seem to come from Odin himself. " [Viking refs. throughout novel.]

Viking Europe 867 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. One King's Way. New York: Tor (1995) Book jacket: "What if. . . the Vikings had conquered Britain and forged a new religion and civilization based on the ancient gods of the North? Set in an alternate version of the Dark Ages, One King's Way continues the epic tale of Shef, new jarl of Britain, as he battles to change the course of history.

A craftsman, visionary, and warrior, Shef has risen from slavery to become king of a mighty Viking nation. Having won countless battles on land, he vows to protect his domain by building an unstoppable navy of catapult-bearing warships unlike any the world has ever seen. But his growing kingdom threatens all Europe, and he has made some powerful enemies... "

Viking Europe 867 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. One King's Way. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 16. "How under pressure from both the Vikings of the North and his own bishops at home the youthful King Alfred of the West Saxons had made common cause with some pagan sect--called, so they heard, the Way. Had then successively defeated the dreaded Ivar Ragnarsson of the Vikings, followed by Charles the Bald, Christian king of the Franks and deputy of the Pope himself. Now Alfred ruled unchallenged in England, through sharing his dominions with some heathen jarl whose name seemed almost a joke. "
Viking Europe 867 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. One King's Way. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 203. "'...She has never heard a word of her own tongue since, had five children by different masters, all taken away from her. Now her sons are Vikings, stealing women on their own. Never ask yourself why there are so many Vikings, so many Viking armies. Every man breeds as many sons from slave-women as he can. They do to fill the ranks.' "
Viking Europe 875 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. King and Emperor. New York: Tor (1996) [Book jacket] "Set during an alternate Dark Ages that never was, The Hammer and the Cross is the gripping saga of Shef, the One King, a visionary and warrior whose accomplishments have changed the course of history. First, he led a mighty Viking horde to victory over England. Then he defeated his foes among the Norsemen to become the unquestioned King of the North. Now, in the powerful conclusion to Harry Harrison's acclaimed trilogy, Shef must face the reborn power of the Holy Roman Empire... While the ancient Norse gods observe Shef from distant Asgard, visions and portents warn of the coming Ragnarok, the ultimate Twilight of the Gods. Faiths and empires clash in the final battle between The Hammer and The Cross, and not even the gods can predict the outcome. " [Many refs. throughout novel.]
Viking Europe 1200 C.E. Baxter, Stephen. "People Came from Earth " in The Year's Best Science Fiction, Vol. 17 (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (2000); pg. 145. [Year estimated] "Hence the phytomines. The technology is old--older than the human Moon, older than spaceflight itself. The Vikings, marauders of Earth's darkest age (before this, the darkest of all) would mine their ore from 'bog ore,' iron-rich stony nodules deposited near the surface of bogs by bacterial which had flourished there: miniature miners, not even visible to the Vikings who burned their little corpses to make their nails and swords and pans and cauldrons. "
Viking Europe 1990 Byatt, A.S. Possession. New York: Random House (1991; c. 1990); pg. 232. Pg. 232, 285.
Viking Florida 2003 Knight, Damon. The Observers. New York: Tor (1988); pg. 124. "Stevens thought of the old man's last voyage, a Viking's funeral, alone in a lifeboat drifting out at last into a darker and deeper ocean. "
Viking galaxy 2200 Silverberg, Robert. Starborne. New York: Bantam (1997; co. 1996); pg. 27. "The ice, the darkness, the ravening wolves rising above the blazing world. And the Earth of his Viking forefathers is so far away... "
Viking galaxy 2250 Dick, Philip K. A Maze of Death. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1970); pg. 147. -
Viking galaxy 2270 Carey, Diane. Chainmail (Star Trek: Challenger / Gateways: Book 2 of 7). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 267. "They were enticing pictures, exaggerated zoomorphs and storyglyphs with a vicious edge, like the heads of Viking ships, meant to scare the enemy, or Celtic illuminations meant to confuse the eye of evil. "
Viking galaxy 2352 Cherryh, C. J. Downbelow Station. New York: DAW Books (1981); pg. 169. "It had had to take Viking whole, with all the internal complications of astation never evacuated...

Viking had been last...

'All indication is,' Mazian said softly, 'that they have decided to fortify Viking; logical choice: Viking's the only one with its comp files complete... " [Viking is the name of a major space station, one of the major locations featured in this book.]

Viking galaxy 2360 Cherryh, C. J. Finity's End. New York: Warner (1997); pg. 188. Pg. 188: "...produce metals and other items that could drive down the prices of goods inbound from say, Viking, heavily a manufacturing system. "; Pg. 189: "A tank blew out at Viking and a major Viking tank farm shut down a quarter of its production... somebody might actually have to freight fish product to Viking. " [Also pg. 260-261, 274, 358.]
Viking galaxy 2374 Cox, Greg. Q-Strike (Star Trek: TNG / The Q Continuum: Book 3 of 3). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 71. "Driven back by the simultaneous thrusts of a Viking broadsword and an Apache tomahawk, the quaestor tripped over a constellation. "
Viking galaxy 2375 Carey, Diane. What You Leave Behind (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1999); pg. 86. "...and again Sisko was alone with his own ship and crew. He had to admit admiration for Martok's old-fashioned Klingon spirit, for which the battle gave as much satisfaction as the victory, if any. The mere act of fighting held its own kind of honor. He understood that, in its ancient Viking way, but today he also clearly saw the results of failure lurking in their dim future. "
Viking galaxy 2400 Norton, Andre & Sherwood Smith. A Mind for Trade. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1997); pg. 13. Pg. 13: "Now Ali put his fingers in his ears and shook them, then looked up at Dane. 'What's that, Viking? Can't hear you--think louder.'

The tall, rawboned cargo master smiled a little, but his demeanor was one of slight embarrassment... ";

Pg. 168: "'Where's the Viking? I haven't seen him,' Ali commented. " ['Viking' used here as nickname for Dane.]

Viking galaxy 2555 Barton, William. Acts of Conscience. New York: Warner Books (1997); pg. 358. "Yes, and you already told me that Pasardeng was a Filipino name, thought this blond, blue-eyed Viking who calls himself after the warrior Tamerlane is hardly... "
Viking Germany 1986 Anderson, Jack. Control. New York: Kensington Publishing Corp. (1988); pg. 246. "'It is easy, is it not,' said Yoshioka quietly, 'to see in them their Viking forebears? Dietrich and Thyssen are the perfect Nordic specimens the Third Reich so much prized...' "
Viking Iceland 1986 Cox, Greg. The Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh: Volume One (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2001); pg. 372. "At the moment, the spacious hall, whose wooden walls were decorated with paintings and tapestries illustrating Iceland's proud Viking past... "
Viking Illinois 1960 Simmons, Dan. Summer of Night. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1991); pg. 488. "Kevin was thumbing through a Scrooge McDuck comic--something about finding Viking gold to judge from the cover... " [More, pg. 495-496.]
Viking Louisiana 1974 Geary, Patricia. Strange Toys. New York: Bantam (1989; c. 1987); pg. 69. "Her thighs reminded you of Paul Bunyon, of Viking legends. "
Viking Mars 1973 Sagan, Carl. Cosmic Connection: An Extraterrestrial Perspective. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press (2000; c. 1973); pg. 62. Viking Mars-lander [Other refs.]
Viking Mars 1977 Bryant, Edward. "Particle Theory " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1977); pg. 462. "...the Mariner flybys and the Viking Mars lander. "
Viking Mars 1996 Bova, Ben. "The Great Moon Hoax or A Princess of Mars " in Twice Seven. New York: Avon Books (1998; c. 1996); pg. 89. "...to send their two Viking landers to the Martian... "
Viking Massachusetts: Nantucket -1250 B.C.E. Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 164. "...but you got consistent easterlies that way most of the year. You could work across on the Viking route way north, up around Greenland, there were intermittent easterlies... "
Viking Metropolis 2020 Maggin, Elliot S. Kingdom Come. New York: Time Warner (1998); pg. 26. "And across the water that came visible as the seat of the world body vanished, there was a long Viking ship, cracked abeam on a sandbar... "
Viking Netherlands 2020 Griffith. Nicole. Slow River. New York: Ballantine (1995); pg. 4. "...the river... It had seen Romans, Vikings, and medieval kings... "
Viking New York: New York City 1524 C.E. Pohl, Frederik. The Years of the City. New York: Timescape (1984); pg. 12. [Year estimated.] "New York is an old city, at least for its hemishpere. It was first visited (first by a European, that is, because dark skins don't count) by Giovanni Verrazano in 1524...unless it was by some stubborn Viking in an oared longboat or some lost Irishman in a wicker curragh. "
Viking New York: New York City 1942 Simmons, Dan. The Crook Factory. New York: Avon Books (1999); pg. 125. Pg. 125: "'Jesus Christ,' I said... One look at the subheadings in the dossier directory showed me that this would be more than twenty minutes' reading: The Southern Cross/Howard Hughes/The Viking Fund/Paul Fejos/Inga Arvard/Award: contacts with Hermann Goering/Adolf Hitler/Axel Wenner-Gren... "; Pg. 127: "Unhappy with Hollywood's way of making films, Fejos had returned to Europe to make movies for MGM there. He had come back to the United States in 1940 and set up the Viking Fund in New York City in 1941. Chartered as a nonprofit organization to finance explorations with the goal of finding lost Inca cities in the Peruvian jungle--said explorations to be recorded on film by Paul Fejos and sold commercially despite the Viking Fund's nonprofit status... " [Many other refs. to the Viking Fund, not in DB.]
Viking New York: New York City 1953 Barnes, Steven. Far Beyond the Stars (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 125. "'Calm down, dear boy. We're writers, not Vikings.' "
Viking New York: New York City 1956 Knight, Damon. "A Likely Story " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1956); pg. 228. "Gamble stood like a slightly potbound Viking. "
Viking New York: New York City 1977 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 119. "Viking loved Shadrach and were offering a hundred thousand. " [the publisher]
Viking North America 900 C.E. Heinlein, Robert A. "Concerning Stories Never Written: Postscript " in Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen (1981); pg. 211. "As for the first, consider the explorations of the Vikings a thousand years ago and the colonies they established in North America. Their labors were fruitless; Columbus and his successors had to do it all over again. "
Viking North America 1012 C.E. Shuler, Linda Lay. She Who Remembers. New York: Arbor House (1988); pg. xv. "Centuries passed before the inscription was deciphered and the great slab with its carvings became famous as the Heavener Runestone. The inscription was a cryptopuzzle, deciphered as a date, November 11, 1012. The pace was eastern Oklahoma in the Poteau Mountains above the town of Heavener.

Scholars theorized that the Vikings sailed up the Mississippi River, then up the Arkansas River, and, finally, up the Poteau River which leads to within a mile of the runestone.

What became of these Norsemen who ventured so far from he fields and fjords of home? Did they leave a legacy other than a date to mark their presence?

Kwani knew. "

Viking North America 1270 C.E. Shuler, Linda Lay. She Who Remembers. New York: Arbor House (1988); pg. 293. Pg. 293: "Thorvald jumped down from the wall and met her eye to eye. 'No.'

There was sullen silence as the Raven people pushed forward. Behind Thorvald the villagers stood ready, bows in hand. Women and children crowded windows, watching fearfully.

'The kiva--' the Clan Chief said again.

'I am Northman [Viking]. I do not squat in kivas.' The ax swung slowly, back and forth. ";

Pg. 321: "Kwani, his mate. Raped by the Northman. ";

Pg. 322: "Thorvald said, 'The meat will bring turquoise.'

'You have need to steal more?'

'I am Northman. What I want, I take.' "[Many other refs., not in DB.]

Viking North America 1270 C.E. Shuler, Linda Lay. She Who Remembers. New York: Arbor House (1988), book jacket. Book jacket: "Two hundred years before Columbus, the cliff-dwelling Anasazi Indians built great stone cities in the American Southwest... Viking explorers made their way across the territory while, from the vast Toltec kingdom of the south... the story of Kwani, an Anasazi of A.D. 1270, whose blue eyes mark her as a witch. Driven out of her tribe, she is left in the wilderness to die.

Instead she embarks on a remarkable and harrowing journey through the deserts and canyons and mountains of an untamed America. Seeking her Viking forebears, she finds love and passion. " [Other refs. not in DB.]

Viking Oceania 1984 Heinlein, Robert A. Job: A Comedy of Justice. New York: Ballantine (1984); pg. 25. -
Viking Oklahoma 2040 Pohl, Frederik. Man Plus. New York: Random House (1976); pg. 2. "They [the astronauts]... came in a choice of four shades of skin color, rom milk chocolate to Viking. "
Viking Solar System 1990 Turtledove, Harry. A World of Difference. New York: Ballantine (1990); pg. 1. "Not until 1976, though, did the Viking I spacecraft actually land on the planet [Minerva, a fictional other planet in the Earth's solar system]. The Viking analyzed Minerva's lower atmosphere, and the craft's biological experiment package and the photographs it returned to Earth confirmed that there is life on the planet.

Viking I's last photograph, arguably the most famous ever taken, confirmed far more than that. It proved humanity is not alone in the universe, for it shows a Minervan native carrying what cannot be anything but a deliberately manufactured artifact--whether a weapon or simply a pole remains the subject of hot debate. Transmission from Viking I ceased immediately after this photograph was made . . . " [Many other refs. to the Viking I spacecraft in this novel, not in DB.]

Viking Sweden 1975 Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 16. "...a summer camp for boys called Let's Go Viking! I have forgotten whose idea it was, why exactly it failed. It is enough to say that Peregrine and Israel administered, for ten years, a summer camp for American children mostly of Norse extraction whose parents wished to indulge their offspring in the legends of the Vikings. " [More, pg. 16-18, 63, 65, 70, 79.]
Viking T'ien Shan 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 293. "In sight of the Mt. Kalais Demchog mandala, said A. Bettik, and so far to the south that the peak is buring beneath kilometer-deep glaciers of gleaming ice, rises Helgafell--the 'Mead Hall of the Dead'--where a few hundred Hegira-transplanted Icelanders have reverted to Viking ways. "
Viking United Kingdom 1364 C.E. Dickson, Gordon R. The Dragon, the Earl, and the Troll. New York: Ace Books (1994); pg. 317. "It all went back, Jim knew, to something the dragons had always considered an insult: the fact that the early Vikings and the other Scandinavian seafarers had used to take down the dragon-heads of their ships when they came into shore, because they thought the sight of the dragon heads would infuriate the trolls of the land. "
Viking United Kingdom: England 865 C.E. Harrison, Harry. The Hammer and the Cross. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 10. "The Vikings were seamen, the greatest seamen in the world, or so they said. You didn't have to be a great seaman to know that there was no point in putting out on a day like this... " behind him the black crow, Erkenbert, had crouched over his parchment, his quill squeaking as he traced out the mysterious black lines that Godwin feared more than he feared the Vikings. " [Viking refs. throughout novel, not in DB.]
Viking United Kingdom: England 867 C.E. Harrison, Harry & John Holm. One King's Way. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 21. "The way to ensure defense, Shef had seen, was to stop the attackers, and especially the Vikings outside the Way, in the place where they reigned supreme: at sea. Supported by the accumulated wealth and taxes of East Anglia and East Mercia as well, Shef had started immediately to build a fleet.

He had had much help and experience to draw on. The Vikings of the Way contained many skilled shipwrights, quite ready to pass on their knowledge and skills if properly rewarded. Thorvin and his fellow-priests of the Way, immensely interested, had plunged into the work as if they had asked nothing better all their lives--as indeed was true. Conforming to their code of forever seeking for new knowledge and supporting themselves and their religion by their working skills alone. Smiths, carpenters, hauliers, poured from all over eastern England to the site Shef had chosen for his dock... "

Viking United Kingdom: England 1905 Gibson, William & Bruce Sterling. The Difference Engine. New York: Bantam (1991); pg. 167. "But they were all young and deft and sturdy, and their toppers were perched on their heads like Viking helmets. "
Viking United Kingdom: England 1944 Holdstock, Robert. Mythago Wood. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd. (1984); pg. 208. "'What is he?' Keaton said.

'A shaman. A magic man. A necromancer.'

'The Saxon called him Freya. I thought that was a Viking god or something.'

'God grew out of the memories of powerful men,' I suggested. 'Perhaps an early form of Freya was a witch.' "

Viking USA 1972 Baxter, Stephen. Voyage. New York: HarperCollins (1996); pg. 111. "'Maybe. But if I'd known, I'd have paid up the thirty grand myself. And then the [expletive] axed Viking!' " [Refers to the Viking space program. Other refs., not in DB. E.g., pg. 121.]
Viking USA 1972 Sallis, James. "Tissue " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 440. [53rd american dream] "...he looked like a Viking departing his ship... because he looked like a Viking... "
Viking USA 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 76. "In our family hall, like the Viking meadhall where the bird flies in from darkness and out again into darkness... "
Viking USA 2000 Leavitt, David. "The Term Paper Artist " in Circa 2000: Gay Fiction at the Millennium (Robert Drake & Terry Wolverton, eds). Los Angeles, CA: Alyson Pub. (2000; c. 1997); pg. 176. "'...I have a novel under contract with Viking Penguin. You know, Viking Penguin, that gigantic publisher...' "
Viking USA 2010 Bury, Stephen. Interface. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 509. Pg. 509-510: Viking football team
Viking Washington 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 162. "'Now I've even got the Vikings mad at us!'

The Vikings--a small group of mostly middle-aged men calling themselves the Nordic Worshippers of Odin in the New World--had come to Mitch as well, years before, to conduct their ceremonies. They had hoped that Mitch could prove their claims that Nordic explorers had populated much of North America thousands of years ago. Mitch, ever the philosopher, had let them conduct a ritual over the bones of Pasco man, still in the ground, but ultimately he had to disappoint them. Pasco man was in fact quite thoroughly Indian, closely related to the Southern Na-dene.

After Ripper's tests on her skeletons, the Worshipers of Odin had once again left in disappointment. In a world of fragile self-justification, the truth made no one happy. "

Viking Washington: Seattle 1993 Busby, F. M. The Singularity Project. New York: Tor (1993); pg. 92. "...deep forehead lines, Viking nose, pale blue eyes that hardly ever blinked. "
Viking world 1953 Knight, Damon. "Anachron " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1953); pg. 145. "...already flaming like a Viking's in its impromptu shroud... "


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