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/
Wyoming Wyoming 2020 Dick, Philip K. & Roger Zelazny. Deus Irae. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1976); pg. 4. "...and Tibor had complained, in his understanding way, of eye fatigue. And that was a dreadful harbinger, because nowhere in the Wyoming-Utah area could a lensman be found... "
Wyoming Wyoming 2025 Dick, Philip K. The Penultimate Truth. New York: Dell (1964); pg. 69. Pg. 69-70: Cheyenne, Wyoming [A major setting of the novel. Other refs. to Cheyenne by name include pg. 98, 104, 123, 127, 137, 166, 174, 176, 189, , 209221.]
Wyoming Wyoming 2031 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Chronoliths. New York: Tor (2001); pg. 235. Pg. 41, 235-236, 243, 248, 255, more set in Wyoming throughout most of the rest of the novel.
Wyoming Wyoming 2044 Sterling, Bruce. Distraction. New York: Bantam (1998); pg. 47. "'...You know, if Wyoming weren't on fire right now, I really think this would be the political story. For this week, anyway.'

'How is that Wyoming thing shaping up, by the way?'

'Oh, the fire's a lot worse now. The President's there.'

'The old guy, or Two Feathers?'

'Two Feathers of course. Nobody cares about the old guy anymore, he's finished, he's just the duck now...' " [More. Also pg. 235, 427.]

Wyoming Wyoming 2051 Kress, Nancy. Beggars in Spain. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 143. Evanston, WY
Wyoming Wyoming 2055 Dick, Philip K. Now Wait for Last Year. New York: Manor Books (1976); pg. 25. "On Terra at the UN capital city, Cheyenne, Wyoming, in addition to those in POW camps, there existed a herd of captured, defanged reegs, maintained on public exhibition by the Terran military establishment. " [Also pg. 61, 64-66, 69, 78-85, 102-105, 115-116, 120, 146-151, 171-173, 176, 180-182, 189-196, 207, etc.]
Wyoming Wyoming 2075 Asimov, Isaac. "Let's Get Together " in The Complete Robot. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1982; c. 1956); pg. 156. [Year est.] "The Bureau of Robots was headquartered in Cheyenne, in line with the century-old trend toward decentralization... His clothing was out of line with Cheyenne but it suited a universally air-conditioned Washington, where Security, despite everything, was still centered. " [Many other refs., not in DB.]
Wyoming Wyoming 2100 Dick, Philip K. "The Electric Ant " in The Best of Philip K. Dick. New York: Ballantine (1977; story c. 1969); pg. 396. [Year estimated.] "'...In fact we've splunked orders from three separate police systems, all here on Terra. Two in Ohio, one in Wyoming...' "
Wyoming Wyoming 2293 Dillard, J. M. Star Trek: Generations. New York: Pocket Books (1994); pg. 12. "He flashed on an image of himself, years before, seated in front of a crackling campfire in Yosemite Park, grinning up at his friends' faces, orange with reflected firelight.

That's right; he had scaled El Capitan, the most rugged peak in the park, and had fallen... " [More about events in Yosemite.]

Xango Brazil 1998 Friesner, Esther M. "Brown Dust " in Starlight 2 (Patrick Nielsen Hayden, ed.). New York: Tor (1998); pg. 183. "They found him thrashing in his madness, the women in their brightly flounced and tiered skirts, the good steeds of the orixas Xango and Exu and Oxumare. "
Xango world 1980 Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 52. "When a man kneeled before a statue of St. Barbara, spoke hername reverently, and left an offering, who could say for sure whether it was the Catholic Saint he prayed to in his heart or Xango, the Voodoo God of lightning? "
Xhosa South Africa 1940 Berliner, Janet. "A Case for Justice " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 197. -
Xhosa South Africa 1997 Resnick, Laura. "Amandla! " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 103. "I turned my back on the past, on tribalism, on the fight between black and white, on the fight between Xhosa, Zulu, Tswana, Sotho, Shangaan, Ndebele, and Venda. "
Xhosa USA 1959 Bison, Terry. Fire on the Mountain. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 142. "'My Xhosa and Arabic are both so bad,' Yasmin said, 'that we laughed a lot and hardly ever argued...' "
Yakut Russia 1832 Bishop, Michael. Brittle Innings. New York: Bantam (1994); pg. 246. "Yaket clansman " in the Siberian Arctic
Yakut Russia 2038 Brin, David. Earth. New York: Bantam (1990); pg. 90. "Along the banks of the Yenisey River... Grateful to be here at all, they thank their Russian and Yakut hosts... "
Yakut world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 192. "'...speaking in tongues?'...'glossolalia'... Pagan Greeks did it... Chukchi shamans, Lapps, Yakuts...' "
Yakut world 2028 Barnes, John. Mother of Storms. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 306. Pg. 306: "They don't seem to speak English, or care very much what he tries to say in Russian, Yakut, or Buryat. "; Pg. 337: "Abdulkashim speaks in Russian, still the Siberian lingua franca, but Klieg discovers his headset has settings for English, German, Japanese, Spanish, Chinese Arabic, Yakut, Buryat, and several of the local tribal languages. "
Yamacraw Georgia, USA 2066 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 229. "'...In ten years, violatin' first this treaty, then that, he had all of us cleared out of here: Yamacraw, Creek, Yuchi, Cherokee. That [Andrew] Jackson's one dead fellow I wish was alive, jes' so I could kill him again.' "
Yamana world 1972 Kerr, David. "Epiphany for Aliens " in Again, Dangerous Visions (Harlan Ellison, ed.) Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1972); pg. 477. "'...Like the Yamana tribesmen, decimated by English diseases in the wake of puritan missionary zeal...' "
Yanomamo Brazil 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 24. Pg. 24: "'These are organic ornaments,' he said. He held one of the brown things out to her. 'Handmade by the Yanomamo Indians. Each one is made by natural by-products found in the Brazilian rain forest.' He hung the brown thing on the tree.

...'That is my heart's desire. I want you to go away and take this tree and your Yanomamo ornaments with you.'

...The spirit might decide Scott's clothes weren't made of natural fibers or something and turn him into a Yanomamo Indian. ";

Pg. 28: "'That's okay,' Lauren said. 'At least it wasn't a Yanomamo ornament.' "

Yanomamo Brazil 1999 Willis, Connie. "Miracle " in Miracle and Other Christmas Stories. New York: Bantam (1999); pg. 33. "'It was handmade by the Yanomamo Indians,' he said, smoothing down what might be the skirt. 'Do you realize that their natural habitat is being destroyed at the rate of 750 acres a day?'

'I don't care. I want my dress back.' " [More, pg. 37.]

Yanomamo Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 201. "...had once resulted in the loss of a pipe used by the Yanomano to blow psychoactive residue into each other's nostrils. Barry Hornick claimed that his work on the Yanomano diorama was set back three weeks, and the entire South American Peoples division traced the late opening of their new gallery to this same housekeeping error. "
Yapese New York 2020 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. Player Piano. New York: Delacorte Press (1952); pg. 207. "...told himself that the Shaw really was different from his other guests in this respect, different from the French and Czechs and Japanese and Panamians and Yaps and... "
Yaqui Mexico 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 208. "An interesting account of a traditional system used by quite primitive Mexican Indians, yet basically similar to any and all of the above, is provided by anthropologist Carlos Castenada, who underwent training as a Yaqui shaman, and recounts some of the terrors vividly in The Teachings of Don Juan, A Separate Reality, Journey to Ixtlan, and Tales of Power... "
YMCA California 1986 Powers, Tim. "Night Moves " in L. Ron Hubbard Presents The Best of Writers of the Future (Algis Budrys, ed.) Los Angeles, CA: Bridge Publications (2000; c. 1986); pg. 397. -
YMCA California 1993 Cummings, James. "Space People " in Washed by a Wave of Wind (M. Shayne Bell, ed.). Salt Lake City, UT: Signature Books (1993); pg. 62. "He just swims, closing his eyes, taking long, smooth strokes as if he were in the pool at the YMCA. "
YMCA Connecticut 1960 King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. New York: Scribner (1999); pg. 291. Pg. 291: "'...I spent three weeks at Camp Winiwinaia on Lake George the summer I was twelve. YMCA camp--poor kids' camp, my mom called it...' "; Pg. 468: "All he knew for sure was that Bobby had changed somehow in the summer of 1960--the summer Sully had won a free week at the YMCA camp on Lake George... "
YMCA France 1916 Anthony, Patricia. Flanders. New York: Ace Books (1998); pg. 7. Pg. 7: "Well, I am unmasked for an academic. Captain Miller came upon me today as I sat alone, reading from my Keats.

'Why are you not at the YMCA pavilion?' he asked.

'Noisy,' I told him. It was getting noisier all the time... ";

Pg. 13: "I walked past the YMCA pavilion. Across the way... "; Pg. 35: "'...I'll meet you by the YMCA pavilion at sundown.' " [Also pg. 63, 202, 319, 324-325.]

YMCA Idaho 1942 Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: Upsetting the Balance. New York: Del Rey (1996); pg. 125. Pg. 125-127
YMCA Illinois 1928 Bradbury, Ray. Dandelion Wine. New York: Bantam (1982; c. 1957); pg. 199. "'...And all of a sudden it was like knowing the Y.M.C.A. was going to be shut up forever--or school, which isn't so bad...' "
YMCA Maryland 1999 Bear, Greg. Darwin's Radio. New York: Del Rey (1999); pg. 227. "He had shaved very carefully this morning, staring into the long mirror in the communal bathroom at the YMCA... "
YMCA Minnesota 1998 Erdrich, Louise. The Antelope Wife. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 172. "'Aerobics... It is sponsored by the YWCA.' "
YMCA New York: New York City 1982 Farrell, James T. "A Benefactor of Humanity " in Laughing Space (Isaac Asimov, ed.) Boston: Houghton Mifflin Co. (1982); pg. 495. "He lived alone at the Young Men's Christian Association and every night he dreamed about books. He made shelves for his room and filled these with books. Every night he looked at his books, touched them, felt them, counted them, and rearranged them. His fellow inmates at the Y.M.C.A. gave him the nickname of 'the Book Lover,' and he was proud of that.

...authors... didn't live at the Y.M.C.A. "; Pg. 496: "Over and over again that night in his room at the U.M.C.A. he fondled his books and asked himself the question: 'Why are authors?' "

YMCA North Carolina: Raleigh 1999 Kessel, John. Good News from Outer Space. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 156. "Richard walked downtown on the main street, past the YMCA... "
YMCA Ontario 1992 Huff, Tanya. Blood Trail. New York: DAW Books (1992); pg. 108. Pg. 108, 138, 210
YMCA Ontario: Toronto 1990 Wilson, Robert Charles. The Divide. New York: Doubleday (1990); pg. 102. "Susan helped Amelie check into a YWCA, spent a sleepless night at the hotel... "
YMCA USA 1976 Matheson, Richard. What Dreams May Come. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1978); pg. 236. -
YMCA USA 2002 Bear, Greg. Vitalis. New York: Ballantine (2002); pg. 218. YWCA
YMCA USA 2024 Ellison, Harlan. "A Boy and His Dog " in Nebula Award Stories Five (James Blish, ed.) New York: Pocket Books (1972; 1st ed. 1970; story c. 1969); pg. 23. "Blood and I crossed the street and came up into the blackness surrounding the building. It was what was left of the YMCA.

That meant 'Young Men's Christian Association.' Blood taught me to read.

So what the hell was a young men's christian association? Sometimes being able to read makes more questions than if you were stupid. " [Also pg. 24, 28, 33.]

YMCA Washington, D.C. 1995 Hand, Elizabeth. Waking the Moon. New York: HarperPrism (1995); pg. 205. "'...singed up for a self-defense class at the Victoria YWCA...' "
YMCA world 1943 Rand, Ayn. Fountainhead. New York: Penguin (1993; c. 1943); pg. 609. "No gymnasium had been provided in the original plans; there were two schools and a Y.M.C.A. within walking distance. "
YMCA world 1944 Vonnegut, Kurt. Slaughterhouse-Five. New York: Random House (1999; c. 1969); pg. 127. Pg. 127: "They were sure Billy was going to pieces because his father had thrown him into the deep end of the Y.M.C.A. swimming pool when he was a little boy... " [Also pg. 55.]
YMCA world 1982 Straub, Peter. Koko. New York: E. P. Dutton (1988); pg. 518. Pg. 518-519, 553: YMCA
YMCA world 2003 Barnes, John. Kaleidoscope Century. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 125. "For tonight, anyway, and maybe for a couple days following, I'd check into a YMCA or whatever other kind of secure shelter they had... "
YMCA world 2233 Moffett, Judith. Pennterra. New York: Congdon & Weed, Inc. (1987); pg. 78. "His father had taught him to swim at the Y, in an indoor pool whose chlorine burned his eyes and nose disagreeably. "
yoga California 1967 Koontz, Dean R. Lightning. New York: G. P. Putnam's Sons (1988); pg. 85. "She had become interested in yoga when the Beatles endorsed Eastern meditation, and she had said that when she finally met Paul McCartney (which was her indisputable destiny), 'it would be nice if we have something in common, which we will if I can talk with some authority about this yoga crap.' "
yoga California: Los Angeles 1993 Shiner, Lewis. Glimpses. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 162. "'...That's when I gave up meat and all that. I started to come here once a week to do yoga....' "
yoga galaxy 2200 Hawke, Simon. The Whims of Creation. New York: Warner Books (1995); pg. 75. "...daily yoga and martial arts exercises. "
yoga galaxy 2371 Betancourt, John Gregory. Incident at Arbuk (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1995); pg. 97. "Everyone had a different way of coping with it. Chakotay had tasted such responsibility as head of a Maquis ship; now he fell back on Native American rituals and an animal spirit-guide. Other captains she knew used yoga meditations, strenuous physical exercise, or highly focuses hobbies or outside interests to keep them sane. She had her holonovels. "
yoga galaxy 5000 Le Guin, Ursula K. The Telling. New York: Harcourt (2000); pg. 133. "Many of the practices she learned about had equivalents on Earth. The exercises, like yoga and tai chi, were physical-mental, a lifelong discipline... "
yoga India 1967 Chayefsky, Paddy. Altered States. New York: Harper & Row (1978); pg. 19. "He had been interested in Buddhism and yoga lately, ever since he had been struck by the similarity in encephalographic patterns between his own tank states and those of yogis and Zen monks in meditation. He was in correspondence with two young Indian physiologists at the University of Calcutta, G. K. Mishan and B. S. Chhan, who were doing EEG work on yogis. They were going to a lamasery north of Delhi that summer to do more intensive studies, and they had asked Jessup to join them. It was a Tibetan lamasery which had moved down into India after the Chinese invasion, an unusual opportunity to study Northern Yoga. The prospect fascinated Jessup. He had decided to go... "
yoga India 1989 Simmons, Dan. Phases of Gravity. New York: Bantam (1989); pg. 14. "'It's the same stuff as always. Lectures from the Master. Solitude sessions. Dances.'


'Well, not really. They play music. The beat picks up. Faster and faster. They move around. Faster and faster. Finally they collapse from exhaustion. It cleanses the soul. That's part of the tantra yoga thing.' "

yoga India: Calcutta 1977 Simmons, Dan. Song of Kali. New York: Tor (1998; c. 1985); pg. 123. "A small sign outside proclaimed ABSOLUTELY NO YOGIC EXERCISES PERMITTED IN GARDENS! "
yoga New Mexico 2160 Dick, Philip K. The Game-Players of Titan. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall (1979; c. 1963); pg. 24. "'A nut,' Schilling said softly. 'Eats yogurt and practices Yoga. And lots of vitamin E--for potency. I get all kinds.' "
yoga New Mexico: Atocha 2010 Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 181. "Loren looked at the other bookshelf. Managing Stress. Breath Control for Yoga Mastery. Fifteen Deadliest Strikes. Sharpening Your Mind for Effective Action. Relax!... "
yoga New York: New York City 1958 Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 75. "a plump, short-haired woman ceramicist who was interested in kundalini yoga... "
yoga 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...' "
yoga New York: New York City 1975 Russ, Joanna. The Female Man. New York: G. K. Hall (1977; 1975); pg. 31. "She used to practice her yoga on the white living room rug, callouses on her feet actually catching in the fuzz... "
yoga Oregon 2001 Callenbach, Ernest. Ecotopia. New York: Tor (1977; c. 1975); pg. 38. "They stretch, rearrange themselves, do mysterious yoga-like exercises, and just seem to enjoy their bodies tremendously. "
yoga Tarot 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 84. "The man to the Reverend's right spoke: 'Janson, Adventist.' And, in turn, the others: 'Bonly, Mason.' 'Appermet, Yoga.' 'Smith, Swedenborgian.' 'Miller, Vegan Vegetarian.' "
yoga Thailand: Bangkok 1992 Simmons, Dan. "Dying in Bangkok " in Lovedeath. New York: Warner Books (1993); pg. 40. "...and wriggles out of her yoga backbend. "
yoga USA 1954 Knight, Damon. "Special Delivery " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1954); pg. 86. "She was staring at a mildly obscene drawing of a fetus lying in a sort of upside-down Yoga position inside a cutaway woman's body.

'That's what he looks like,' she said. 'Mama.'

The diagram was of a fetus at term. "

yoga USA 1954 Knight, Damon. "Special Delivery " in The Best of Damon Knight. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1976; c. 1954); pg. 95. "Little Leo, it appeared, was working his way simultaneously through biology, astrophysics, phrenology, chemical engineering, architecture, Christian Science, psychosomatic medicine, marine law, business management, Yoga, crystallography, metaphysics and modern literature. "
yoga USA 1985 Zelazny, Roger. Trumps of Doom. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 19. "'She started with theosophy, even attended meetings of a local group. She got turned off on it fairly quick, but by then she'd met some people with different connections. Pretty soon she was hanging around with Sufis, Gurdjieffians, even a shaman.'

'Interesting.' I said. 'No yoga?'

'No yoga. When I asked her that same thing she said that it was power she was after, not samadhi. Anyhow, she just kept finding stranger and stranger acquaintances. The atmosphere got too rarefied for me, so I said good-bye.' "

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