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/
Zoroastrian world -445 B.C.E. Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 319. "With the current and universal penchant for writing everything down--when, where, why did it begin? The actual words of Zoroaster, the Buddha, Mahavira, Gosala, Master K'ung will be preserved for future generations... "
Zoroastrian world -105 B.C.E. Leiber, Fritz. "Adept's Gambit " in Swords in the Mist in The Three of Swords. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1973; c. 1947); pg. 424. Pg. 424: "'Silent Salmacis they call her, but I happen to know that her real name is Ahura.'

'A Persian?' asked the Mouser.

Chloe shrugged. 'She's been around for year, though no one knows exactly where she lives or what she does...' ";

Pg. 432: "'Mayhap we should choose one at random,' he muttered, 'and seek yet another world. Ahura's not Aphrodite, nor yet Astarte--quite.' "; Pg. 438: "'It comes to me, confusedly, like a scene in a rusted mirror; nevertheless, it comes, and thus: You must first possess yourselves of certain trifles. The shroud of Ahriman, from the secret shrine near Persepolis--'

'But what about the accursed swordsmen of Ahriman, Father?' put in the Mouser. 'These are twelve of them. Twelve, Father, and all very accursed and hard to persuade.'...

' must go to the Lost City of Ahriman that lies east of Armenia...' " [Many other refs. to the girl named Ahura, Ahriman and Persians, not in DB.]

Zoroastrian world -105 B.C.E. Leiber, Fritz. "Adept's Gambit " in Swords in the Mist in The Three of Swords. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1973; c. 1947); pg. 441. "For instance, a century later the priests of Ahriman were chanting, although they were too intelligent to believe it themselves, the miracle of Ahriman's snatching of his own hallowed shroud. One night the twelve accursed swordsmen saw the blackly scribbled shroud rise like a pillar of cobwebs from the altar, rise higher than mortal man, although the form within seemed anthropoid. Then Ahriman spoke from the shroud, and they worshiped him, and he replied with obscure parables and finally strode giantlike from the secret shrine.

The shrewdest of the century-later priests remarked, 'I'd say a man on stilts, or else-' (happy surmise!) '--one man on the shoulders of another.' "

Zoroastrian world -105 B.C.E. Leiber, Fritz. "Adept's Gambit " in Swords in the Mist in The Three of Swords. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1973; c. 1947); pg. 466. "First he asked about the stone city. It was a place of ancient devil-worship, they said, a place to be shunned. Yes, they had seen the black monolith of Ahriman, but only from a distance. No, they did not worship Ahriman--see the fire-shrine they kept for his adversary Ormadz? But they dreaded Ahriman, and the stones of the devil-city had a life of their own. " [Ormadz mentioned also pg. 491. Many refs. to Ahriman, not in DB.]
Zoroastrian world 1974 Ellison, Harlan. "The Deathbird " in Nebula Award Stories Nine (Kate Wilhelm, ed.) New York: Harper & Row (1974); pg. 181. [1974 is the year of publication, not the year of the events described.] "Zarathustra descended alone from the mountains, encountering no one. But when he came into the forest, all at once there stood before him an old man who had left his holy cottage to look for roots in the woods. And thus spoke the old man to Zarathustra.

'No stranger to me is this wanderer: many years ago he passed this way. Zarathustra he was called, but he has changed. At that time you carried your ashes to the mountains; would you now carry your fire into the valleys? Do you not fear to be punished as an arsonist?

'Zarathustra has changed, Zarathustra has become a child, Zarathustra is an awakened one; what do you now want among the sleeprs? You lived in your solitude as in the sea, and the sea carried you. Alas, would you now climb ashore? Alas, would you again drag your own body?' "

Zoroastrian world 1974 Ellison, Harlan. "The Deathbird " in Nebula Award Stories Nine (Kate Wilhelm, ed.) New York: Harper & Row (1974); pg. 181. [1974 is the year of publication, not the year of the events described.] "Zarathustra answered: 'I love man.'

'Why,' asked the saint, 'did I go into the forest and the desert? Was it not because I loved man all-too-much? Now I love God; man I love not. Man is for me too imperfect a thing. Love of man would kill me.'

'And what is the saint doing in the forest?' asked Zarathustra.

The saint answered: 'I will make songs and sing them; and when I make songs, I laugh, cry, and hum: thus I praise God. With singing, crying, laughing, and humming, I praise the god who is my god. But what do you bring us as a gift?'

When Zarathustra had heard these words he bade the saint farewell and said: 'What could I have to give you? But let me go quickly lest I take something from you!' And thus they separated, the old one and the man, laughing as two boys laugh. "

Zoroastrian world 1975 Shea, Robert & Robert Anton Wilson. Illuminatus, Vol. III: Leviathan. New York: Dell (1975); pg. 18. "'You know how it is with writers. One of the Illuminati Magi scanned Yerby and he thought...' "
Zoroastrian world 1988 Foster, Alan Dean. To the Vanishing Point. New York: Warner Books (1988); pg. 174. "'...I have... sat at the feet of all the prophets, trying to learn from them. Jesus and Buddha, Moses and Mohammed, Zoroaster and confucius: all of them.'

'Have you?' was all she could say.

'They like to get together and argue. Sometimes they get excited, but they never fight. That would be unbecoming to prophets.' "

Zoroastrian world 1990 Bear, Greg. Heads (fiction). New York: St. Martin's Press (1990); pg. 101-102. "I had dipped into records of past prophets during my Earth research. Zarathustra. Jesus. Mohammed. Shabbetai Tzevi... Al Mahdi, who had defeated the British at Khartoum. Joseph Smith... and Brigham Young... And all the little ones since, the pretenders whose religions had eventually foundered, the charlatans of small talent, of skewed messages... "
Zoroastrian world 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 212. Pg. 212: "Jill asked, 'What demon is it?'

'The Zoroastrian name is Azhi Dahaka.'

'I'm not up on Persian mythology, but I'll take your word for it. Is it a particularly nasty one?'

'The nastiest, I'm afraid...' ";

Pg. 213: "'...It's not Grant. I think . . . this may sound crazy. I think it's a god.'

'Any particular god?'

I asked.

Merlin returned his gaze to the screen. 'Yes. Ahura Mazda, the Persian supreme deity.'

Jill said, 'I've always wondered why Persian mythology attracts you so much.'

Merlin rotated in his chair and crossed his legs. 'Well, I spent time in Iran in the seventies, before they booted the shah out, digging up in the mountains. Couple of sites, one an ancient Zoroastrian fire-temple and monastery.' " [May be other refs. to Zoroastrian mythology, but no other refs. to Zoroastrianism by name.]

Zoroastrian world 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 214. "'I was getting to that. you see, Persian mythology incorporates a lot of stuff that's central to the entire sweep of Indo-European culture. The rots are in Persia. It was a watershed that fed Indian, Euro-pagan, Judeo-Christian, and Islamic cultures. That takes in just about everything. When you work this kind of magic you're working with forces that lie at the rot of the most powerful, the most efficacious culture that ever arose on this earth.' " [More.]
Zoroastrian world 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 215. "'...And I think the Persian ethos strikes deep at the heart of things. Have you ever studies Zoroastrianism?'

I admitted that I had not.

'It's very . . . as people your age probably put it back in the sixties--it's heavy.'

'I'm not quite that old.' " [Pg. 216: Dahaka, Arman, Ahriman, Angra Mainyu]

Zoroastrian world 1993 DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 217. "'...The problem of evil, for instance. Evil in the world doesn't make much sense in the Judeo-Christian scheme of things. The Jews are still wondering about the Holocaust. Why didn't skies darken? You know. What kind of God would permit it? But Zarathustra had an explanation. The world is a bad place. It's a vale of tears, right? Vale of tears. It all fits.' "
Zoroastrian world 1994 Morrow, James. Towing Jehovah. New York: Harcourt Brace & Co. (1994); pg. 116. "She pushed PLAY. Instantly the bombastic opening of Richard Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra erupted from the speakers, a fanfare popularized by Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Oddysey... "; Pg. 119: "They couldn't get away from Nietzsche today: Zarathustra on the tape deck, Die Frohliche Wissenschaft on their tongues. "; Also pg. 118.
Zoroastrian world 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. 111. "Sex, after all, must be part of any Zeitgeist. Baptists, Republicans, Zoroastrians, Flat-Earthers, Afrocentrists, members of Mensa and the ACLU: they all have sex... "
Zoroastrian world 1999 Banks, Iain. The Business. New York: Simon & Schuster (1999); pg. 51. "...while some sport papers from places so little known that even experienced customs and immigration officers have been known to have to refer to their reference books to find them: places like Dasah, a trucial state on a small island in the Persian Gulf, or Thulahn, a mountainous principality between Sikkim and Bhutan, or the Zoroastrian People's Republic of Inner Magadan, between the Sea of Okhotsk and the Arctic Ocean, or San Borodin, the only independent Canary Isle. "
Zoroastrian world 1999 Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 205. "'...In Persia there were asuras also, but in Persia the asuras were the gods of good. Eventually religions sprang up I which the chief god, the god of light, the Sun god, was called Ahura-Mazda. The Zoroastrians, for example, and the Mithraists. Ahura, Asura, it's the same name. There are still Zoroastrians today, and the Mithraists gave the early Christians a good fright...' "
Zoroastrian world 2010 Swanwick, Michael. "The Edge of the World " in Modern Classics of Science Fiction. (Gardner Dozois, ed.) New York: St. Martin's Press (1991; story c. 1989); pg. 650. "'Yeah, tell us about the monastery, Unca Russ,'...

'It's very old,' Russ said. 'Before the Sufis, before Mohammed, even before the Zoroastrians crossed the gulf, the native mystics would renounce the world and...' "

Zoroastrian world 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 95. "He opened a desk drawer and took out a roll of thick, glossy mediatronic paper bearing animated Christmas scenes: Santa sliding down the chimney... the three Zoroastrian sovereigns dismounting from their dromedaries in front of the stable... " [The book has many references to Parsis, but these are listed under 'Parsis' in DB.]
Zoroastrian world 2077 Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 97. "'To me, God is All; He favors no particular sect. The Holy Order of Vision is not a sect in that sense; we seek only for the truth that is God, and feel that the form is irrelevant. While we honor Jesus Christ as the Son of God, we also honor the Buddha, Zoroaster, and the other great religious figure; indeed, we are all children of God...' "
Zoroastrian world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 105. "QUMRAN SCROLL 'THE WAR OF THE SONS OF LIGHT AND THE SONS OF DARKNESS.' SOURCE: JEWISH ASCETIC SECT ESSENES.

Strange, Harms thought. He knew of the Essenes... The sect had anticipated an early end to the world, with the Battle of Armageddon taking place within the first century, C.E. The sect had shown strong Zoroastrian influences. "

Zoroastrian world 2150 Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 126. "'After that,' Zina said, 'the idea of the judgment of human souls passed over into Persia.' In the ancient Persian religion, Zoroastrianism, a sifting bridge had to be crossed by the newly dead person. If he was evil the bridge got narrower and narrower until it toppled off and plunged into the fiery pit of hell. Judaism in its later stages and Christianity had gotten their ideas of the Final Days from this.

The good person, who managed to cross the sifting bridge, was met by the spirit of his religion: a beautiful young woman with superb, large breasts. However, if the person was evil the spirit of his religion consisted of a dried-up old hag with sagging paps. You could tell at a glance, therefore, which category you belonged to... In those judgments of the dead, stemming from Egypt and Persia, the scrutiny was pitiless and the sinful soul was de facto doomed... " [More, pg. 127.]

Zoroastrian Zarathustra 2599 Piper, H. Beam. Little Fuzzy in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1962); pg. 4. "Some fifty million years ago, when the planet that had been called Zarathustra (for the last twenty-five) was young, there had existed a marine life form, something like a jellyfish... On Terra or Baldur or Freya or Ishtar [referring to other planets, also named after ancient religious figures], a single cut of polished stone was worth a small fortune. Even here, they brought respectable prices from the Zarathustra Company's gem buyers. " [The planet the entire novel takes place on is called 'Zarathustra,' another form of 'Zoroaster,' and there are many instances of use of the planet's name and the name of the company, of course, as well as derivatives: 'Zarathustran', etc. Also, the moons and some other place names are named after Persian historical figures (Darius, Xerxes). But the story has no Zoroastrian characters or references to the religion.]
Zoroastrian Zarathustra 2599 Piper, H. Beam. Little Fuzzy in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1962); pg. 5. Pg. 5: "Even the oldtimers who'd been on Zarthustra since the first colonization said so. "; PG. 6: "And he had added a dozen more items to the lengthening list of what Zarathustra could not produce in adequate quantities and no longer needed to import... The Company didn't need to carry Zarathustra any more; Zarathustra could carry the Company, and itself. Fifteen years ago, when the Zarathustra Company had sent him here... " [Etc., throughout book.]
Zoroastrian Zarathustra 2599 Piper, H. Beam. The Other Human Race in Fuzzy Papers (omnibus). Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (copyright 1964); pg. 153. "...but that had been when Zarathustra had been a Class-III planet and the company had owned it outright. In the Chartered Zarathustra Company... " [Entire novel takes place on planet named Zarathustra by Earth colonists. Refs. to this name throughout, but there are no apparent refs. to actual Zoroastrianism.]
Zulu Africa 1800 Niven, Larry; Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes. The Legacy of Heorot. New York: Simon and Schuster (1987); pg. 298. Characters living on Tau Ceti Four, perhaps around the year 3000 AD, are discussing historical events involving Zulu. The actual year of the events they are describing is uncertain:

"'...Said that it worked at Rorke's Drift, wherever that was.'

'Africa,' Mary Ann said. 'A handful of British soldiers stood against the entire Zulu nation.'

'Then it should work here,' Jerry said. There was more hope than certainty in his voice. 'The Zulus could think. Grendels react in fixed-circuits. Their attack patterns are genetically predetermined.' "

Zulu Africa 1998 Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 474. "That had been the cry of the British sentry at the battle of Rorke's Drift, during the Zulu War. "
Zulu Africa 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 269. "But for the mass of historical evidence, he could have suspected a gigantic public-relations confidence trick. 'Everyone knew'... that when the European colonial powers moved in the tribes of equatorial and southern African had been in a state of barbarism instanced by a thousand recorded facts from Chaka Zulu's murderous raiding... " [Character, living in 2010, thinks back to earlier African history.]
Zulu Africa 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 25. "...there were only so many Boer/Zulu skirmishes he could stand to read about or keep straight in his head. "
Zulu Africa - south 1976 Amis, Kingsley. The Alteration. New York: Viking Press (1976); pg. 2. "...the William Morris spandrels on the transept arches, the unique chryselephantine pyx, the gift of an archbishop of Zululand, above the high altar, the Epstone's massive marble Pieta. "
Zulu Botswana 1881 Sanders, William. "Custer Under the Baobab " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 20. "The trackers looked at each other and then at Custer, still grinning. They were an odd-looking pair; Ubi was tall and long-limbed and very black--Herero, he claimed, with a dash of Zulu and a touch of Hottentot... " [Other refs. to this char., not in DB.]
Zulu Canada 2027 Atack, Chris. Project Maldon. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 187. "'The senior doctor, a tall black woman with the stern features of a Zulu... "
Zulu China 2050 Stephenson, Neal. The Diamond Age. New York: Bantam (1995); pg. 439. "Seconds later, they were joined by two Zulu management consultants carrying long, telescoping poles with nanoblades affixed to the ends... One of the Zulus kicked the door open and leapt into the alley, whirling hs blade in a vast, fatal arc like the blade of a helicopter... "; Pg. 440: "The Zulus went in front, whirling their poles over their head and hollering some kind of traditional war-cry that drove a good many of the Chinese out of their path. One of the Jews went behind the Zulus, using his skull gun to pick off any Fists who charged them. Then came Carl Hollywood, who, with his height and his rifle... Carl saw one of the Zulus do something very ugly with his long weapon and looked away; then he reflected tht it was the Zulus' job to break trail and his to concentrate on more distant threats... " [Combat involving the Zulus continues like this for 3 more pages.]
Zulu galaxy 2100 Russell, Eric Frank. "Plus X " in Analog: Readers' Choice: Vol. 2 (Stanley Schmidt, ed.) New York: David Publications (1981; story copyright 1954); pg. 97. "'I want enough to make a set of Zulu bangles,' Leeming told him. 'I sort of fancy myself in Zulu bangles.' "
Zulu galaxy 2200 Drake, David. The Voyage. New York: Tor (1994); pg. 130. "The station ran on Zulu Time: a twenty-four hour clock based on that of Easrth at the Greenwich Meridian. It was as good a choice as any... "
Zulu galaxy 2269 Bear, Greg. Corona (Star Trek). New York: Pocket Books (2000; 1st ed. 1984); pg. 52. "'Well, you can never tell what a Kshatriyan might do. Do you know much about them?'

Mason shook her head. 'Only what I've read in my schoolbooks and picked up from the subspace bulletins. The dailies.'

'They're quite an admirable race, actually. Very tough, very defensive . . . and well they should be. They remind me of the Zulu. They're an old race, surrounded by the Romulans and the Federation, threatened by the Klingons . . . and still they hold their own, even against better technologies.' "

Zulu galaxy 2634 Forstchen, William R. Action Stations (Wing Commander). New York: Baen (1998); pg. 241. "'...definitely a Kilrathi Zulu class battleship...' "
Zulu galaxy 4600 Weber, David & Steve White. In Death Ground. New York: Baen (1997); pg. 337. Pg. 337: "'We're not supposed to tie ourselves down, Sir,' Commander Kenneth 'Zulu' Sosa, Prescott's chief of staff, said.

'I'm aware of my orders, Zulu.' Prescott didn't raise his voice, but most of his staff found someplace else to look. ";

Pg. 383: "'Zulu Four, Jason.'

'Aye, aye, Sir. Executing Zulu Four.'

TG 37.2 turned away from the gunboats... " [Also pg. 385.]

Zulu Georgia: Atlanta 2040 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 79-80. "'Toodles ain' the baby no mo',' Parthena said out of a tall, stern Zulu mask of a face. Plantation accent, Zoe noticed...

'Course,' Parthena put in, 'that 'fo' she knew how old you was.' Her Zulu mask smiled. Perfect dentures. And taller than anyone else in the room, Parthena, even seated, loomed. "

Zulu Georgia: Atlanta 2041 Bishop, Michael. Catacomb Years. New York: Berkley (1979); pg. 161. "Queequeg unaware of what was going on in her cubiclemate's hangdog head, Basenji uncertain as to what this persistent Zulu wanted of him. "
Zulu Keramos 2500 Willis, Connie & Cynthia Felice. Promised Land. New York: Ace (1997); pg. 159. "'This is niner-bravo-X-ray calling Grassedge alpha-dog-zulu, do you read?'

...'Who's alpha-dog-zulu in Grasssedge?' "

Zulu Mali 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 311. "'...I know how he's thinking. Classic Afrikaaner tactics: he's got his covered wagons in a circle, every man to the ramparts, ready to repel the Zulus. of course he's a Zulu himself, but he's read the rule books. . . . Got a camp full of childlike savage refugees to keep calm and pacified. . . . He's got us figured for friendlies, though. So far.' "
Zulu Mali 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 308. "The captain was a Zulu, a bluff, ugly customer who looked like he'd be pretty good in a bar fight. "
Zulu Mars 2130 Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 284. "Often the emigrants [to Mars] were members of ethnic or religious minorities who were dissatified with their lack of autonomy in their home countries, and so were happy to leave... There were Zulus from South Africa. Palestinians from Israel... "
Zulu New York: New York City 1953 Barnes, Steven. Far Beyond the Stars (Star Trek: DS9). New York: Pocket Books (1998); pg. 94. "...a varied collection of native African artifacts... Hung on his living room wall to the right of his desk was a Dogon door, barrier against evil spirits. A Zulu medicine mask graced the wall nearby... "
Zulu Riverworld 2008 Farmer, Philip Jose. To Your Scattered Bodies Go. New York: Berkeley Medallion Books (1971); pg. 184. "Thus Burton had met three Jesus Chriss, two Abrahams, four King Richard the Lion-Hearteds, six Attilas, a dozen Judases (only one of whom could speak Aramaic)..., a Tchaka (who spoke the wrong Zulu dialect), and a number of others who might or might not have been what they claimed to be. "
Zulu South Africa 1881 Turtledove, Harry. How Few Remain. New York: Ballantine (1997); pg. 166. "'I think perhaps the Englishmen fighting the--Zulus, I believe to be the name of the tribe--in the south of Africa would about this something different say,' Schlieffen observed. "
Zulu South Africa 1899 Berliner, Janet. "A Case for Justice " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 190. -
Zulu South Africa 1914 Berliner, Janet. "A Case for Justice " in Alternate Generals (Harry Turtledove, ed.) New York: Baen (1998); pg. 193. Pg. 193-194
Zulu South Africa 1997 Resnick, Laura. "Amandla! " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 102-103. Pg. 102: "I call him Nelson. He asks me to call him Nelson--yes, me, the youngest son of an illiterate Zulu woman. I, a kaffir boy who never saw a toilet until my twelfth year, am an intimate of the president [Mandela]. "; 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. "; pg. 105: "Meanwhile, since the white rebels have escalated their violence and terrorist activities, Nelson has issued orders that all whites, like all Zulus, must observe the new passbook laws... "; Pg. 109: "The Zulu wars have been the greatest tragedy of this government, perhaps of my life... " [Other refs., not in DB.]
Zulu South Africa 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 24. "'There's a saying among the Nguni of South Africa that you didn't only have to kill a Zulu warrior--you had to push him over to make him lie down. Background: Chaka Zulu made it a policy to take his assegai-fodder from their parents in early childhood and raise them in barrack-like conditions owning no possessions bar a spear, a shield and a sheath to hide the penis, with absolutely no privacy. He made independently the same discovery the Spartans made.' "
Zulu South Africa 2010 Brunner, John. Stand on Zanzibar. Garden City, NY: Doubleday (1968); pg. 227. "'Election agents of the ruling Shangaan Party are reported to have demanded police protection when venturing into predominantly Zulu constituencies to canvass for the forthcoming South African elections. This follows the stoning of Eurasian Harry patel, the Minister for Home Affairs and Education, on a visit to Johannesburg last week.' "
Zulu South Africa 2022 Sterling, Bruce. Islands in the Net. New York: Arbor House/William Morrow (1988); pg. 287. "'We are an empire,' Selous said firmly. 'President Umtali is a great warrior. All Zulus are great warriors.' " [More references to Pres. Umtali, not in DB.]
Zulu South Africa 2061 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 114. "Needless to say, the South Africans did not take this lightly. They reacted by establishing their own official counterintelligence services... and likewise claimed to know nothing about Shaka... But there was another, somewhat far fetched explanation for this, according to those who believed that Shaka really did exist. All its agents had been psychologically conditioned to self-destruct before there was any possibility of interrogation.

Whatever the truth, no one could seriously imagine that, more than two centuries after his death, the legend of the great Zulu tyrant cast its shadow across worlds he never knew. "

Zulu South Africa 2061 Clarke, Arthur C. 2061: Odyssey Three. New York: Ballantine (1987); pg. 187. "...especially when Maggie M confessed that at one time she had been planning a novel about Shaka, from the viewpoint of one of the Zulu despot's thousand unfortunate wives. But the more she researched the project, the more repellent it became. 'By the time I abandoned Shaka,' she wryly admitted, 'I knew exactly what a modern German feels about Hitler.' "
Zulu Tau Ceti 3000 Niven, Larry; Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes. Beowulf's Children. New York: Tor (1995); pg. 296. "Cadmann thought of a question he had never asked. 'What was your name befor you changed it?'

'Denzel Washington,' They both exploded with laughter. When they died down again, the first morning shadows streaked the ground outside. 'When I was in college, it was quite fashionable to take African names. Who the hell knows about my real ancestry? It's all too mixed up. So I just latched on to a Zulu name, and ran with it. And I was young enough to choose the name of a warrior king.'

Cadmann laughed with deep satisfaction. 'A New Guinea Islander and a Chicago exobiologist both named after a Zulu war chief. That's rich.' "

Zulu USA 1991 McCammon, Robert R. Boy's Life. New York: Pocket Books (1992; c. 1991); pg. 291. "...had started babbling in what sounded like Greek or Zulu. "
Zulu world 1960 Turtledove, Harry. "The Last Word " in Drakas! (S. M. Sterling, ed.) New York: Baen (2000); pg. 253. "Corporal Soshangane was a Zulu; his folk had been under the Draka yoke longer than almost any other. From what he'd told Hans, he was a sixth-generation Janissary, and he thought very much like his masters. " [More about this character.]
Zulu world 1972 Anderson, Poul. There Will Be Time. Garden City, NY: Nelson Doubleday (1972); pg. 65. [1972: pub. year] "'...Plenty of colored men are fine, brave fellows--Zulus, for instance, or Apache Indians...' "
Zulu world 1995 Kurtz, Katherine & Deborah Turner Harris. Dagger Magic. New York: Ace Books (1995); pg. 24. "Once the cake had been cut, using a Victorian cavalry sword carried by the groom's great-grandfather in the Zulu Wars... "
Zulu world 2006 Ing, Dean. Wild Country. New York: Tor (1985); pg. 146. "'Rhinoceri seem to lack strong herd instinct,' Wardrop said... 'Take it from one who has hunted them with the Zulu.' "
Zulu world 2025 Stephenson, Neal. Snow Crash. New York: Bantam (1992); pg. 192. "'...speaking in tongues?'...'glossolalia'... Pagan Greeks did it... The Zulu Amandiki cult and the Chinese religious sect of Shang-ti-hui...' "
Zulu world 2028 Hogan, James P. The Two Faces of Tomorrow. New York: Baen (1997; c. 1979); pg. 315. "...and if his face was the same streaky colors as his arms he must look like a Zulu in war paint. "
Zuni galaxy 3131 Simmons, Dan. The Rise of Endymion. New York: Bantam (1998 mass market edition; first ed. 1997); pg. 40. "'The market's gone because we won't need it anymore,' said Aenea. 'The Indians are real enough--Navajo, Apache, Hopi, and Zuni--but they have their own lives to live, their own experiments to conduct...' "
Zuni New Mexico 1996 Powers, Tim. Expiration Date. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 29. Pg. 29: "...the Greyhound bus had pulled out of the dawn-streaked yard of the Albuquerque station, subsequently finding the I-40 highway and cranking its way up through the dry rock Zuni Mountains... "; Pg. 46: Santa Fe

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