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|Pygmies||USA - Southwest||1987||Le Guin, Ursula K. "Buffalo Gals, Won't You Come Out Tonight " in Future on Fire (Orson Scott Card, ed.) New York: Tor (1991; story copyright 1987); pg. 214.||"Somewhere deep in the night they stopped at a Pygmy Owl camp... "|
|Pygmies||Utah: Kanab||2000||Gates, John. Brigham's Day. New York: Walter & Co. (2000); pg. 128.||"...the 'pygmy forest,' as the locals called it... "|
|Pygmies||world||1000 C.E.||Yolen, Jane. White Jenna. New York: Tor (1990; c. 1989); pg. 54.||"The Greenfolk, the Good Folk, the Grenna, the Faire, and all names given to the Dalian equivalent of the Garunian brownies or little people. Though histo-archaeologists, like Magon, try desperately to prove there was an actual race of pygmy-like wood-dwellers who occupied the Old Forest above the Whilem River... "|
|Pygmies||world||2437||Bester, Alfred. The Stars My Destination. New York: Berkley Publishing (1975; c. 1956); pg. 94.||"They skidded around a corner into a shrieking mob of post-operative patients, bird men with fluttering wings, mermaids..., hermaphrodites, giants, pygmies, two-headed twins... "|
|Pythagorean||California||1970||Freedman, Nancy. Joshua Son of None. New York: Delacorte Press (1973); pg. 124.|| "'Number rules the universe,' Pythagoras said.
Interesting, but hardly pertinent.
He looked at Eastern mysticism. 'The Tao that can be spoken is not the true Tao.' "
|Pythagorean||California||1971||Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 110.||Pg. 111: "...his pupil Empedocles, however, broke off from the Pythagorean Brotherhood and went public. Empedocles told his friends privately that he was Apollo. He, too, like the Buddha and Pythagoras, could remember his past lives. What they did not talk about was their ability to 'remember' future lives. " [Also pg. 110.]|
|Pythagorean||California||1975||Dick, Philip K. "Man, Android and Machine " in The Dark-Haired Girl. Willimantic, CT: Mark V. Ziesing (1988; c. 1975); pg. 215.||"For example, in 1763 Jerome Gaub wrote: ' ... I hope that you will believe Pythagoras and Plato, the wisest of the ancient philosophers, who, according to Cicero, divided the mind into two parts, one partaking of reason and the other devoid of it.' " [Also, pg. 226.]|
|Pythagorean||California: San Francisco||1977||Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 60.||Pg. 60: "'Of course,' Franz said, almost regretfully, 'the idea of music being good for lunatics and smoothing troubled souls goes way back.'
'At least as far as Pythagoras,' Gun put in, agreeing. 'That's two and a half thousand years.' ";
Pg. 64: "...their foul shrieking songs, even as the White Pythagoras spied out the lay of the heavenly spheres and their crystalline symphonies, two and a half millennia ago. "; Pg. 66: "...the ultimate ecstasy of knowing each day I'll hear from the very lips of Black Pythagoras some new paranatural truth? " [More.]
|Pythagorean||California: San Francisco||1977||Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 67.||"Then his face grew intent gain. The 'Howard' in the entry had to be Howard Phillips Lovecraft, the twentieth-century puritanic Poe from Providence, with his regrettable but undeniable loathing of the immigrant swarms he felt were threatening the traditions and monuments of his beloved New England and the whole Eastern seaboard. (And hadn't Lovecraft done some ghost-writing for a man with a name like Castries? Caster? Carswell?) He and Smith had been close friends by correspondence. While the mention of a Black Pythagoras was pretty well enough by itself to prove that the keeper of the journal had read de Castries's book. And those references to a Hermetic Order and a Grand Cipher (or Fifty-Book) teased the imagination. " [More.]|
|Pythagorean||California: San Francisco||1977||Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 109.||"'Thibaut seems to have thought that there was--or that he had invented--a kind of mathematics whereby minds and big buildings (and paramental entities?) could be manipulated. Neo-Pythagorean metageometry, he called it. " [Also pg. 144, 149, 177, 181.]|
|Pythagorean||California: San Francisco||1977||Leiber, Fritz. Our Lady of Darkness. New York: Berkley Publishing Corp. (1977); pg. 181.||"Cal pointed out that fifty was the total number of faces of all the five Pythagorean or Platonic solids. But when asked what that led to, she could only shrug. "|
|Pythagorean||galaxy||2981||Anthony, Piers. Blue Adept. New York: Ballantine (1981); pg. 156.||[Some discussion of the Pythagorean Theorem, including the formula itself.]|
|Pythagorean||galaxy||3000||Burkett Jr., William R. Blood Lines. New York: HarperCollins (1998); pg. 33.||Pg. 33: "'...You may have noticed most of our towns are named for men of original ideas--Pirsig, Lao-tzu, Pythagoras...' "; Pg. 40: "'Elizabeth of Pythagoras.'...
'You know of me then, simply Ball,' she answered. 'But I was not born in Pythagoras as you can see.'
'The planet Zino,' Ball said... " [Also pg. 257.]
|Pythagorean||Greece||-603 B.C.E.||Sagan, Carl. Contact. New York: Simon & Schuster (1985); pg. 310.||"The ancient Pythagoreans, who first discovered the dodecahedron, had declared its very existence a secret, and the penalties for disclosure were severe. So perhaps it was only fitting that this house-sized dodecahedron, halfway around the world and 2,600 years later, was known only to a few. "|
|Pythagorean||Greece||-490 B.C.E.||Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 62.||"Famous Greeks had come here to study at the feet of the Masters: Thales, Pythagoras, Plato, and others... Pythagoras known for his doctrine of the transmigration of souls and the Pythagorean Theoreum. "|
|Pythagorean||Greece||-445 B.C.E.||Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 16.|| "'That's because Callias is really a Pythagorean,' said Elpinice. Pythagoras forbade members of this sect to eat beans because they contain transmigrating human souls. This is an Indian notion that somehow got taken up by Pythagoras.
'No, because I am really a victim of flatulence.' Callias thought this amusing.
Anaxagoras made his point. 'On a diet of nothing but lentils and invisible water, a man will grow hair, nails, bone, sinew, blood. Therefore, all the constituents of a human body are somehow present in the bean.' " [Other refs. not in DB.]
|Pythagorean||Greece||-445 B.C.E.||Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 21.|| "'We believe that all souls were created at the beginning by the Wise Lord. In due course, these souls are born once, and only once. On the other hand, in the east, they believe that a soul is born and dies and is born again, thousands and thousands of times, in different forms.'
'Pythagoras held the same view,' said Socrates. 'When Archelaus and I were in Samos, we met one of Pythagoras' oldest disciples. He said that Pythagoras got this doctrine from the Egyptians.'
'No.' I was firm. I can't think why. I don't really know anything about Pythagoras. 'He got it from those who live beyond the Indus River...' "
|Pythagorean||Greece||-445 B.C.E.||Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 145.||"Since the Athenian mob is still Aryan in its superstitions, few dare question openly the gods of the state. But, privately, they are either turning to pre-Aryan mystery cults or to such radical prophets as Pythagoras--or to atheism. "|
|Pythagorean||Greece||-445 B.C.E.||Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 68-69.|| "'Your wife tells me that Pythagoras has built himself a school in Croton.' Lais quite liked Democedes' wife, since she posed no threat. 'People come from all over the world to study with him.'
'It's not a school in the proper sense. It's more . . . Well, he and a number of other holy men have a house where they live in accordance with what Pythagoras calls the proper life.'
'They don't eat beans.' Histiaeus allowed himself a laugh. To this day, the surest way to make an Athenian audience laugh is to mention Pythagoras' injunction against eating beans. The Athenians think this taboo wondrously funny, particularly when the Athenian comic actor's accompaniment to a bean joke is a series of loud farts.' "
|Pythagorean||Indiana||2347||Taylor, Jeri. Mosaic (Star Trek: Voyager). New York: Pocket Books (1996); pg. 70.|| "...the solution immediately became apparent to her.
It lay in antiquity. Nearly three thousand years ago, a visionary mathematician named Pythagoras had developed a theorem that related the sides of a right triangle to the length of the hypotenuse--the distance between two end points. With sudden, vivid insight, Kathryn realized that this was the solution to the derivation of the distance formula.
...'But guess what?' she went on. 'I figured out how to derive the distance formula. It's the Pythagorean theorem, isn't it?' "
|Pythagorean||Roman Empire||284 C.E.||Bradley, Marion Zimmer & Diana L. Paxson Priestess of Avalon. New York: Viking (2001); pg. 197.||Pg. 197: "'...Thus, there are the Sophists, who doubt everything, and the followers of Plato, who believe that only archetypes are real, the mystical Pythagoreans, and the Aristotelian logicians. Each philosophy gives us a different tool with which to understand the world.' "; Pg. 199: "...it was too lovely a day to spend locked in one's head debating philosophy. That was the mistake that some of the Pythagoreans, despite their understanding of the Mysteries, had made--to fix their minds so firmly on eternity that they missed the Truth proclaimed by this green and lovely world. " [Also pg. 243.]|
|Pythagorean||Roman Empire||500 C.E.||Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 15.||Pg. 15: "Kleon remained in Crete at the celestial navigators guild to obtain some new impellers for our ship and to catch up on the latest advances in mathematics with his fellow Pythagoreans. "; Pg. 83: "Kleon picked up his lyre and strummed the Pythagorean chords of the seven spheres. "|
|Pythagorean||Roman Empire||500 C.E.||Garfinkle, Richard. Celestial Matters. New York: Tor (1996); pg. 146.||Pg. 146: "...and the navigation tower, which Kleon had personally blessed with Pythagorean rites. "; Pg. 148: "Kleon sang a hymn of praise to Pythagoras and pushed the four long levers in front of him. "; Pg. 157: "'Ridiculous. Kleon is a devout Pythagorean; the spirits would never harm him. This is not a matter of divine action, but human assault.' "; Pg. 162: "'Calm your heart,' I said. 'Remember who you are. Remember the purity of Pythagoras. Remember the harmony of the heavens.' "; Pg. 191: "Yellow Hare and I found Kleon seated in the control chair. He was... whistling the Pythagorean scales over and over again.' "; Pg. 227: "May his soul be well received by the judges of the dead, and his Pythagorean purity grant him a good life beyond life. " [Many other refs. to this character, not in DB.]|
|Pythagorean||Roman Empire||620 C.E.||Douglas, L. Warren. The Veil of Years. New York: Baen (2001); pg. 108.||"The Greek Pythagoras, centuries before, had learned of the soul from druids of the Keltoi, whose lands bordered his peoples', and wrote his doctrine of metempsychosis, the transmigration of immortal souls, and reincarnation. The Hindus east of the Indus (the same root stock as the Gauls) espoused a similar doctrine. "|
|Pythagorean||Tidewater||2300||Swanwick, Michael. Stations of the Tide. New York: William Morrow & Co. (1991); pg. 129.||"...Here is where we store all the damned children of science, the outdated, obscure... Paracelsus's alchemical system in one bottle and Isaac Newton's in another, Pythagorean numerology corked here, phrenology there... "|
|Pythagorean||United Kingdom: London||1720||Keyes, J. Gregory. Newton's Cannon. New York: Ballantine (1998); pg. 276.||"'In any event,' Newton went on more distractedly, 'you asked about the Greeks. Pythagoras and Plato, I think, had a good enough knowledge of the science I have rediscovered, but they made the mistake of enshrining it in mystical symbol. Aristotle and his Peripatetic followers failed to understand that, and their stupidity drew a shade over knowledge that has lasted more than two millennia.' "|
|Pythagorean||USA||1976||Le Guin, Ursula K. The Left Hand of Darkness. New York: Ace Books (1976; first pub. 1969), pg. 4 of author's introduction.||[Author's introduction] "As Pythagoras knew, the god may speak in the forms of geometry as well as in the shapes of dreams; in the harmony of pure thought as well as in the harmony of sounds; in numbers as well as in words. "|
|Pythagorean||USA||1982||Knight, Damon. The Man in the Tree. New York: Berkley Books (1984); pg. 232.||"'...Why not? The Platonists and Pythagoreans believed in the 'magnus annus,' the great year, when history would begin to repeat itself...' "|
|Pythagorean||USA||1993||DeChance, John. MagicNet. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1993); pg. 27.||"THERE WAS ALWAYS NUMEROLOGY, AND THAT WAS ON THE RIGHT TRACK, BUT IT WAS MOSTLY PYTHAGOREAN MYSTICAL JERKOFFERY. "|
|Pythagorean||USA||1999||Randle, Kristen D. Breaking Rank. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1999); pg. 58-59.||"But it was Art Principles and History that floored her; terms like Pythagorean harmonic ratios didn't even seem to faze him. And when she, skeptical, had asked him for definitions, he--seemingly mildly surprised at her attitude--had delivered. She took a little comfort in the fact that he couldn't spell Pythagorean. "|
|Pythagorean||USA||2077||Anthony, Piers. God of Tarot. New York: Berkley (1982; c. 1977); pg. 21.||"'...It is good to exercise the mind as well as the body. The ancient Greeks believed in that; hence we have the Pythagorean Theorem and the Olympic Games...' "|
|Pythagorean||world||-445 B.C.E.||Vidal, Gore. Creation. New York: Random House (1981); pg. 360.||"I did describe for him Gosala, Mahavira, the Buddha, Pythagoras. He found only the Buddha interesting. "|
|Pythagorean||world||1980||Maggin, Elliot S. Superman: Miracle Monday. New York: Warner Books (1981); pg. 156.||"Maybe, on the other hand, every human who ever composed a concerto, wrote a song, whistled a tune, or listened intently to the heartbeat of a woman carrying a child had heard the song of the Earth in his or her own peculiar set of perceptions. Maybe Pythagoras, Mozart and McCartney had heard the song, and had spent their lives trying, in their primitive ways, to imitate it. "|
|Pythagorean||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. 55.||"...Madame Blavatsky... and her various spirit guides, the Great White Brotherhood of Masters. It was these higher beings--Serapis and Tuitit Behy, the Tibetan prince Master Morya, and the Kashmiri Brahmin Koot Hoomi (who had been Pythagoras in an earlier incarnation)--who dictated her books to her, or simply 'precipitated' the completed manuscripts on her desk while she slept... "|
|Pythagorean||world||2011||Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 269.||"Perhaps you can understand this. When you learned Pythagoras' theorem, you learned something about every right-angle triangle in the world, for all time. If you understood Newton's laws, you grasped something about every particle that has ever existed. It is a sense of reach, of joy--of power. "|
|Pythagorean||world||2106||Heinlein, Robert A. "Misfit " in Revolt in 2100. New York: Baen (1981; story copyright 1941); pg. 205.||"In the ensuing hour the Captain and the Navigator heard Libby: one, deduce the Pythagorean proposition; two, derive Newton's laws of motion... "|
|Pythagorean||world||2150||Dick, Philip K. The Divine Invasion. New York: Timescape (1981); pg. 61.||"It pleased him; the sight of the interconnected network of phylogons was beautiful to behold. This was the kosmos of Pythagoras, the harmonious fitting-together of all things, each in its right way and each imperishable. "|
|Pythagorean||world||2500||Boulle, Pierre. Planet of the Apes. New York: Ballantine (2001; c. 1963). Translated by Xan Fielding.; pg. 121.||"Why had I not thought of this simple solution before? Mustering my school-day memories, I drew the geometrical figure illustrating the theorem of Pythagoras. It was not at random that I chose this proposition: I remembered reading in my youth a prophetic book in which such a procedure had been used by an old earth scientist to enter into communication with the spirits of another world. " [More.]|
|Pythagorean||Zambia||2010||Baxter, Stephen. Manifold: Time. New York: Ballantine (2000); pg. 79.|| "'...For instance he seems to have deduced special relativity too. From first principles.'
Younger shrugged. 'If you have the physical insight, all you need is Pythagoras' theorem. And Michael figured out his own proof of that two years ago.' "
|Qadiriya||Mars||2048||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Red Mars. New York: Bantam (1993); pg. 281.||"They were Qadirite Sufis, they told him, pantheists influenced by early Greek philosophy and modern existentialism, trying by modern science and the ru' yat al-qalb, the vision of the heart, to become one with that ultimate reality which was God. "|
|Quaker||Antarctica||1999||Batchelor, John Calvin. The Birth of the People's Republic of Antarctica. New York: Dial Press (1983); pg. 321.||"(Grandfather said that Golgotha was built on the ashes of an American Quaker camp.) "|
|Quaker||California||1971||Dick, Philip K. Valis. New York: Bantam (1981); pg. 104.||"I can remember articles dealing to a mild religious group, somewhat like the Quakers (I was raised as a Quaker); except, it is stated, they held the strong belief that children should not be put in wooden cradles. This was their special heretical thrust. Also--and I can actually see the pages of the written article about them--it is said of them that 'ever now and then one or two wizards are born,' which has some bearing on their aversion to wooden cradles; if you put an infant or baby who is a wizard--a future wizard--into a wooden cradle, evidently he will gradually lose his powers. " [Essentially it is Philip K. Dick, the author, himself narrating this novel. Was PKD raised as a Quaker, or is this a fictional element of this semi-autobiographical novel?]|
|Quaker||California: Berkeley||1950||Dick, Philip K. Radio Free Albemuth. New York: Arbor House (1985); pg. 5.||"The others attended the University in perpetuity. Berkeley had an entire population of professional students who never graduated and who had no other goals in life... As a child Nicholas had gone to a progressive Communist-front nursery school. His mother, who had many friends in the Communist Party in Berkeley in the thirties, sent him there. Later he became a Quaker, and he and his mother sat around in Friends Meeting the way Quakers do, waiting for the Holy Spirit to move them to speak. Nicholas subsequently forgot all that, at least until he enrolled at Cal and found himself given an officer's uniform and an M-1 rifle. Thereupon his unconscious fought back, burdened by the old memories; he damaged the gun and could not go through the manual of arms; he came to drill out of uniform; he got failing grades; he was informed that failing grades in ROTC meant automatic expulsion from Cal, to which Nicholas said, 'What's right is right.' " [More, pg. 40, 68.]|
|Quaker||California: Orange County||2027||Robinson, Kim Stanley. The Gold Coast. New York: Tor (1995; c. 1988); pg. 4.||"They were parked in front of the El Torito restaurant at the end of the Hewes Mall. 'This El Terriblo incorporates the oldest building in the area,' Jim explains. 'It was a Quaker church, built in 1887. They put a big bell in the tower, but it was too heavy and during the next Santa Ana wind the whole building fell over. So they built it again. Anyway, you can't tell now, the restaurant is built over it and they use the old room as a casino. But it gives me a coordinate point, see, on the old maps. And exactly a hundred and forty yards west of hear, on the other side of the street, is the site of El Modena Elementary School, built in 1905.' " [More, pg. 239.]|
|Quaker||California: Orange County||2065||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Pacific Edge. New York: Tor (1990); pg. 21.||"El Modena's town council had its chambers in the area's oldest building, the church on Chapman Avenue. Over the years this structure had reflected the town's fortunes like a totem. It had been built by Quakers in 1886, soon after they settled the area and cultivated it in raisin grapes. One Friend donated a big bell, which they put in a tower at the church's front end; but the bell's weight was too much for the framing, and in the first strong Santa Ana wind the whole building fell down, boom! In similar fashion grape blight destroyed the economy, so that the new town was virtually abandoned... to the re-emergence of El Modena as a town with a destiny of its own, converted it into a cramped and weird-looking city hall... Thus it finally became the center of the community that its Quaker builders had hoped it would be nearly two centuries before. "|
|Quaker||Central America||2100||Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 11.||"Quaker people have endured on this old estrancia on the Pacific slope of middle America for 240 years, steadfastly practicing love and faith in the midst of chaos and wars. My parents are buried I this soil, my sister, my sister's daughter, I always had thought I would one day be buried beside them. Who would have thought it would come to this--sitting among the boxes of my possessions waiting to be taken up from this house, the house in which I have lived the whole of my life until now? "|
|Quaker||Central America||2100||Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 21.||"My house is older than the Quaker settling of the land--build before The War, before the last several wars perhaps, a thick-walled bahareque with white-washed beams... "|
|Quaker||Central America||2100||Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 11.||"The cart road is a rutted track; we have deliberately kept it poor and unpaved to discourage non-Quakers from coming onto the estancia, a tactic that has been only a little successful. There have been killings, crazy wildings, here as everywhere, but we have gone on using the road after dark on Quaker principles, bearing witness to peace, trusting in the unknowable justice of God. What happens, happens, people frequently say, meaning not only murder and rape on the roads but death by plague or by cancer, which seem in these days to be distilled from the very air and water. "|
|Quaker||Europe||1984||Farmer, Philip Jose. "A Scarletin Study " in Sherlock Holmes Through Time and Space. (Isaac Asimov, ed.) USA: Bluejay Books (1984); pg. 210.||Pg. 210: "The first was a representation of a man (he looked like the risen Jesus) coming from a tomb set in the middle of some trees. To its right and a little lower was a waistcoat. Next was what looked like William Penn, the Quaker. Following it was a man [Tarzan] in a leopard loincloth with two large apes at his heels. "; Pg. 211: "'Another English-German hybrid pun... Ester sounds much like Easter, hence the risen Christ. And the wood is the holz, of course...' "; Pg. 212: "'And the Quaker?'
'I really don't know,' I said, chagrined...
The driver obeyed, and presently Ralph said, 'Ach!'
I could see nothing which reminded me of a Quaker.
'The owner of that farm is named Fuchs (fox),' I said.
'Yes, and the founder of the Society of Friends, or The Quakers, was George Fox,' he said. "
|Quaker||galaxy||2075||Anthony, Piers. Faith of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (10th printing 1986; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 212.||"Just as the derogatory term 'black' had come in the mid-twentieth century to be a mark of pride for those affected, so had the term 'nigger' by the turn of the century. The same thing had happened earlier with the 'Quakers' and no doubt would happen in future centuries too. "|
|Quaker||galaxy||2075||Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 32.|| "'Who has the floor?' a young man inquired...
'You do, Quaker,' Runford snapped.
'Then allow me to tell thee how I view the problem,' the Quaker said. 'When George Fox was a young man nineteen years of age in the year 1643, he was upon business at a fair when he met his cousin who was a professor religion--what we might call today a minister--in the company of another minister. They asked George to share a jug of beer with them, and since he was thirsty and liked the company of those who sought after the Lord, he agreed. When they had durnk a glass apiece, the two ministers began to drink healths, calling for more and agreeing between themselves that he who would not drink should pay for the drinks of all the others...' "
|Quaker||galaxy||2075||Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 33.|| "The young man paused, looking at Brother Paul. 'Now I would not presume to lecture to thee, friend, or to comment on thy private life. I only ask thee to consider whether Truth is more likely to come out of Animation than out of a bottle.'
Brother Paul, impressed by the Quaker's soft-spoken eloquence, had no ready answer. Maybe this Animation project had been ill-advised. The Quaker has not too subtly likened Animation to alcohol, and pehaps to all mind-affecting drugs; as such it was certainly suspect. If a divine spark of God were in evry person, why should anyone have to search in Animation? "
|Quaker||galaxy||2075||Anthony, Piers. Vision of Tarot. New York: Berkley Books (1985; 1st ed. 1980); pg. 32-33.||"'...George Fox was grieved that people who made a profession of religion should act this way, rivaling each other in inebriation at the expense of the more restrained, though this was perhaps typical of societies at that time and since. Disturbed, he laid a groat on the tale, saying 'If it be so, I'll leave you.' He was sleepless that night, praying to God for the answer, and God commanded him to forsake that life and be as a stranger to all. So he went, steadfast though Satan tempted him, and in time he founded the Society of Friends, also called Quakers because we were said to quake before the Lord. but our guiding principle is not quaking, rather it is the knowledge which in every person is the inner light that enables him to communicate directly with God, so that he requires no minister or priest or any other intercessory to forward his private faith, and no ritual or other service. God is with us all, always; we have but to turn our attention inward in silence.' "|
|Quaker||galaxy||2100||Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 22.||"The fields of the Miller are in the ancient Pennsylvania Quaker manner, every seventh acre set aside for forest, but the plantings are deliberately various, a subtropical pastiche... And the greater part of the fauna have come from a little parcel of mountainous land that was willed to the Japanese Society of Friends by the Nature Conservancy. "|
|Quaker||galaxy||2275||Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 45.||Pg. 45: "...perhaps a dozen people had killed themselves to end unbearable, unspeakable alienation; and when the clerk read the names of the dead at Yearly Meeting, these suicides seemed to lie at the center of all their lives, a heart of inexplicable grief. "; Pg. 46: "At Meetings for Business, people every day were reporting... "; Pg. 55: "'...I think you met him once at Yearly Meeting.' "; Pg. 64: "'You haven't made up your mind, have you? How can you find the sense of a Meeting if your mind is made up?' "|
|Quaker||galaxy||22995||Benford, Gregory. Foundation's Fear. New York: HarperCollins (1997); pg. 89.||[Referring to the milieu Voltaire in France.] "'In essences, certainly. The Maid dared cling to her vision with her whole heart, despite bullying by church and state. Her devotion to her vision, unlike mine, bore no taint of perverseness. she was the first true Protestant. I've always preferred Protestants to papist absolutists--until I took up residence in Geneva, only to discover their public hatred of pleasure is as great as any pope's. Only Quakers do not privately engage in what they publicly claim to abjure. Alas, a hundred true believers cannot redeem millions of hypocrites.' "|
|Quaker||Ganymede||2300||Benford, Gregory. Against Infinity. New York: Timescape Books (1983); pg. 167.||"The short woman shrugged. 'Going to be a Settlement, man, you got to learn to wait people out. Hear what they got to say. Not enough to have a majority rule, y'know. Otherwise, the minority won't be convinced and they won't support the plan. No point havin' people at your elbow who're against what you're doing'. So we just talk it out Quaker-style till ever'body agrees. More efficient in the long run.' "|
|Quaker||Japan||2100||Gloss, Molly. The Dazzle of Day. New York: Tor (1997); pg. 22.||"...the greater part of the fauna have come from a little parcel of mountainous land that was willed to the Japanese Society of Friends by the Nature Conservancy. "|
|Quaker||Kansas||1989||Denton, Bradley. Buddy Holly Is Alive and Well on Ganymede. New York: William Morrow and Co. (1991); pg. 31.||"Because I was wearing my helmet, my voice sounded as though I were shouting from inside a Quaker oatmeal box. "|
|Quaker||Maine||1966||King, Stephen. Hearts in Atlantis. New York: Scribner (1999); pg. 293.||"...and the decals saying FRAM and QUAKER STATE in the back windows. "|
|Quaker||Mars||2181||Robinson, Kim Stanley. Blue Mars. New York: Bantam Books (1996); pg. 499.||"One night she even got carried away and agreed to run for Odessa's seat in the global senate, as a member of the Terran Society of Friends, if they couldn't find a more viable candidate... she escaped that, and went on doing what she could to help the Earth Quakers less actively... "|
|Quaker||Maryland||2026||Moffett, Judith. Time, Like an Ever-Rolling Stream. New York: St. Martin's Press (1992); pg. ix.||"...in 2010... Relocated to Maryland, young Liam attended the College Park Friends School. "|
|Quaker||Massachusetts: Nantucket||-1249 B.C.E.||Sterling, S. M. Island in the Sea of Time. New York: Penguin (1998); pg. 411.|| "He trusted the little priest's judgment. So did his colleagues, evidently. The Town Building office held the pastors of the Episcopal and Baptist churches as well, the Congregationalists, the Methodists . . . even the Unitarians. Only the Quakers and Jews were missing, and neither were very common on Nantucket, particularly the former--ironic, since the island had once been a stronghold of Friends. Cofflin looked out the square-paned window for a second...
'I know you gentlemen and ladies'--the Congregational minister was a woman--'have been holding a conference.'
'We have indeed,' Gomez said. 'We've been trying to come to some understanding of what God meant by the Event, in a specifically religious sense. Some things are obvious. Questions of episcopacy and papal supremacy are...' "
|Quaker||Missouri||1850||McHugh, Maureen F. "The Lincoln Train " in Alternate Tyrants (Mike Resnick, ed.) New York: Tor (1997); pg. 335.||"They explain to Andrew and to me that we will sneak out of the train station this evening, after dark. We will spend a day with a Quaker family in St. Louis, and then they will send us on to the next family... They call it the Underground Railroad. "|
|Quaker||New Mexico: Atocha||2010||Williams, Walter Jon. Days of Atonement. New York: Tor (1991); pg. 197.|| "'I'm an atheist, so I'm not exactly an authority on matters theological.' He fell silent for a moment, then added irrelevantly, 'I was raised Quaker, though.'
'I was raised Baptist,' Kurita blurted, 'but so what? Listen! We can make a universe! It'll be terrific! Some thesis, huh?' "