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Is Interstellar an allegory of the Holy Trinity?

Nolan says that he hasn't (intentionally) included a religious subtext to the film, but that some of the imagery, and definitely the soundtrack are inspired by "religiosity" in general. “...
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Christian novel about astronauts returning from Mars to a depopulated Earth

Might this be Offworld (2009) by Robin Parrish? The blurb reads: The return of NASA's first manned mission to Mars was supposed to be a momentous day. But when the crew loses touch with ground ...
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Why does the protagonist of Asimov's Caves of Steel exclaim 'Jehoshaphat!' instead of 'Jesus!'?

Swearing (including most kinds of blasphemy) is almost completely absent in any of Asimov's works. This is an example of something called a minced oath, basically a way of swearing but without the ...
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In the Dresden Files, why does Nicodemus Archleone find Mouse so startling/threatening?

Mouse, as a Foo Dog, is a scion. In human terms in the Dresdenverse, that usually means half-mortal, half-supernatural, or some other mix like that. In this case, Mouse is a mix of a divine guardian ...
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Novel in which space traveler finds planets in various states of Biblical progression, i.e. Creation, The Fall, The End Times

This sounds like it could be C. S. Lewis's Space Trilogy: Out of the Silent Planet Perelandra That Hideous Strength The stories take place on Malacandra (Mars), Perelandra (Venus) and Earth, ...
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In the Dresden Files, why does Nicodemus Archleone find Mouse so startling/threatening?

A quick word of "god/Jim" about mouse Basically: Foo dogs gain strength based on what treshold they are set to guard. At that point in the story, Mouse is garding the Carpenter's home. You know, the ...
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In the Dresden Files, why does Nicodemus Archleone find Mouse so startling/threatening?

People always seem to neglect this part when asking about Mouse (From Ghost Story): Uriel stood over us, smiling down, but said nothing. "Missed you, too, boy," I said. "Just . . . kind of ...
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In the Dresden Files, why does Nicodemus Archleone find Mouse so startling/threatening?

There is another salient point which has ignored, or simply left out. Dresden's fairy godmother, Lea, in Changes was threatened with death by Mouse. Her response was that Mouse was far from his base ...
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Sci-fi trilogy with a female fighter pilot who falls in love with enemy commander with psi powers

This is Firebird by Kathy Tyers. If you read it as a trilogy, the odds are that you read the second edition, which seems to have a slightly different summary in Wikipedia than the first edition: ...
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Christian sci-fi/fantasy book series about teenagers who are put into cryosleep before a nuclear war

Could this be the Seven Sleeper Series by Gilbert L. Morris, starting with Flight of the Eagles? Fourteen-year-old Joshua Adams wakes from a fifty-year sleep to find that he has escaped nuclear war—...
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Mars mission with two-arm-joint Martians from dead civilization

This bears some similarities to Dream Thief (see covers) by Stephen Lawhead. First published in 1983, it is one of Lawhead's earlier works, and is indeed heavily Christian themed (it turns out ...
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In the Dresden Files, why does Nicodemus Archleone find Mouse so startling/threatening?

Possible Spoilers... if you didn't already know. Archleone can take on archangels and the like without really being too anxious because they have rules they absolutely have to obey or they could very ...
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Teen boy going into some virtual reality place (Christian novel, late 90s')

Ok, I've found it. It's a trilogy, the first book is called A Race Against Time: A Novel (Virtual Reality, Book 1) by William Kritlow. I've ordered it off Amazon and eagerly await it to share with my ...
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Pair of YA superhero books. The first book involves a gameshow of some kind, heavy Christian themes throughout

Failstate by John W. Otte? Robin Laughlin (aka. Failstate) is a contestant in a reality TV show called America’s Next Superhero. His goal? To become an official, licensed superhero. It doesn’t help ...
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Christian young adult sci-fi series with one book involving a frozen column of time

Further research suggests it's the Perimeter One series by David Ward. From the Goodreads page for the third book in the series, Out of Time (1994): In the futuristic Perimeter One Adventures, the ...
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Why does the protagonist of Asimov's Caves of Steel exclaim 'Jehoshaphat!' instead of 'Jesus!'?

Isaac Asimov was a non-observant Jew, who called himself also a humanist and atheist, though he'd simultaneously say it just describes what he doesn't believe. There is a wonderful book by David Lewis,...
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A Christian Science Fiction Series Kind of Like Tom Swift?

This is a bit of a longshot, but some of your elements match Splendini! by Scott Pinzon. The main protagonist, Dave Scott, is a budding magician who styles himself as The Great Splendini, and one of ...
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Why does the protagonist of Asimov's Caves of Steel exclaim 'Jehoshaphat!' instead of 'Jesus!'?

It's an attempt to give Lije Baley some sort of characterization. Asimov's stories are very strong in concept. Many of them set up a puzzle for the protagonist. Why is a robot running around in ...
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In the Dresden Files, why does Nicodemus Archleone find Mouse so startling/threatening?

My guess? Nick sees Mouse as equal to them both (him and Anduriel) in one person. Or more precisely Anduriel sees true nature and power of Mouse and lets Nick know (same way Harry communicated with ...
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In the Dresden Files, why does Nicodemus Archleone find Mouse so startling/threatening?

It always seemed to me like Anduriel was the one recoiling from Mouse in that scene, and Nick was unsettled because of Anduriel's reaction. The thing that separates Mouse from Uriel, and Mab (and ...
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