Deneb (Alpha Cygni), a highly luminous blue-white supergiant star, is the brightest star in the constellation Cygnus and one of the brightest stars in the night sky. Perhaps for this reason, it is frequently mentioned as a location or destination in works of science fiction.
Deneb is the home of Jeff Raven in the Talents series of books (The Rowan, Damia, Damia's Children, Lyon's Pride, The Tower and the Hive) by Anne McCaffrey. The planet is the first human planet in the series to be attacked by the bug-like Hive.
In Dan Simmons' Hyperion Cantos, Deneb Drei and Deneb Vier are the (inhabited) third and fourth planets around Deneb. Given their names, they were likely settled by Germans or other German-speaking peoples (drei and vier are the German words for three and four).
In the Marvel Comic Universe, Zenn-La is a fictional planet located in the Deneb System. It is the birthplace of the Silver Surfer, also known as Norrin Radd.
In the Captain Future books, Deneb is the origin of Earth humans, as well as......