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Recently I read something about Scientology. I remember having read about it before, in some SciFi novel. Thing is, all I can remember was that this:

  • There was one dialogue about Scientology.

  • The dialogue explained the general practice, and also gave an example of some lady (their disciple) who was tortured or something.

At first, I though it was Contact, but I don't think that there's a Scientology reference there. Might be a Michael Crichton book, but I can't figure out which.

I also remember that the book was good, but can't remember any details of the plot.

closed as too broad by user56, Null, Jason Baker, alexwlchan, Manishearth Feb 24 '15 at 18:30

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    You might have better luck with this in Chat; list questions are discouraged -- this has a Story-Identification question, but ends with a list request. I wouldn't be terribly surprised to see votes closing it shortly. Rephrasing it might help. :) – K-H-W Feb 17 '12 at 6:47
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    @KeithHWeston: I don't think Manishearth is asking for a list, I think he's asking about a specific book. – Wikis Feb 17 '12 at 7:13
  • @Wikis - That's why I suggested he re-phrase it slightly; it's ending with "...if you list as many books as you can remember with..."; phrasing like that usually triggers a somewhat negative response. Just my suggestion; I think it will get him better responses to the main question here, and, failing that, a better list from chat. – K-H-W Feb 17 '12 at 7:15
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    Please add more details to this. I know you might not have much, but we really need more details if we are to have any chance of figuring this one out... – PearsonArtPhoto Feb 17 '12 at 13:35
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    Does L. Ron Hubbard explicitly mention Scientology in any of his science fiction? – Sam Mar 4 '12 at 17:26
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I don't think it's the specific one you're talking about, but On Basilisk Station includes a brief description of the faiths of the bridge officers, one of whom is a 2nd Reformation Scientologist. As far as I can remember, no further information is given.

  • Thanks for the answer, but thats not it :( – Manishearth Feb 17 '12 at 15:27
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There is a reference to scientology in the 1972 film " The Terminal Man" based on a Michael Crichton novel. There is also a reference in the book "Audrey Rose" by Frank De Fellita, which is a novel about reincarnation ( the main character meets a scientologist at one point who does believe in reincarnation )

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