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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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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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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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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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Young adult Christian fantasy series about 2-5 kids who traveled to an alternate world and met strange sentient creatures

So I have been searching for this book for many years now. I even came across this link a bit back in one of my searches and knew I wasn't crazy and dreaming up a book because you described the exact ...
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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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Youth Christian space sci-fi book series with hyperspace, androids, and Mars caves

This series is the Perimeter One Adventures by David Ward. You said: Looking for a late 90s middle grade Christian sci-fi book series... The books were all published in 1994 by Thomas Nelson, a ...
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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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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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Is the Kurgan referring to Jesus?

I realize this question is over a year old now, and DVK already gave a good answer. I have another viewpoint on this, however, so thought I'd post it as an alternate answer. To begin with, you have ...
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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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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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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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