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Holy Sci-Fi!: Where Science Fiction and Religion Intersect | Paul J. Nahin
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Can a computer have a soul? Are religion and science mutually exclusive? Is there really such a thing as free will? If you could time travel to visit Jesus, would you (and should you)? For hundreds of years, philosophers, scientists and science fiction writers have pondered these questions and many more. In Holy Sci-Fi!, popular writer Paul Nahin explores the fertile and sometimes uneasy relationship between science fiction and religion. With a scope spanning the history of religion, philosophy and literature, Nahin follows religious themes in science fiction from Feynman to Foucault and from Asimov to Aristotle. An intriguing journey through popular and well-loved books and stories, Holy Sci-Fi! shows how sci-fi has informed humanity's attitudes towards our faiths, our future and ourselves.
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I received the #SFMBC package from @MommyOfTwo and I have already read the book but I will reread it lol. And thank you Amy for the extra book it‘s been on my TBR since it came out. @Avanders

MommyOfTwo Glad you like it! 2mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽♥️ 2mo
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For someone who doesn't generally read much sci-fi (give me a good fantasy book anyday) I seem to be reading a lot of it right now 🤔👽🛸🤖

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I‘m in love with this gorgeous Hogwarts tote! It‘s such a beautiful stained-glass-inspired fabric! I‘m truly grateful for all the wonderful #SFFS gifts, Nathan! (I was too much into eating the chips to take any pics of them 😋😇🤷🏻‍♀️)

Meeko93 This is pretty cool 7mo
TK421 I had a blast putting this swap box together! I'm really glad that you liked everything. @Avanders organized a great swap! 7mo
Soubhiville That‘s so beautiful! 7mo
Gissy Beautiful!😍❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
Avanders Wow. Great find @TK421 ! 👊🏽 7mo
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Oh my gosh! @WanderingBookaneer and I both squealed at the Harry Potter Swag! What a lovely book sleeve! And stickers! 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💜💜💜 You rocked it, Nathan! #SFFS reveal post 3

TK421 I loved this book sleeve! I had to put some Potter stuff in there for you. I have to credit @cobwebmoth with finding it for me. (She is a great swap helper) 7mo
mvegabec I love the sleeve! I have been trying to get one for paperbacks! 7mo
BookishMarginalia @TK421 yay for @cobwebmoth 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
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Gissy So pretty! 😍❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
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Yum! Tea and coffee and lots of ginger and dark chocolate goodies, plus of course, the delicious BBQ chips! Thank you, @TK421 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 - #SFFS reveal post 2

TK421 I'm always happy to share with a fellow BBQ chip fan! I was almost as excited to track down my local chips and coffee as I was the books. I must warn you though, the occasional bag of chips might randomly appear in the mail now.😁 7mo
LeahBergen Ginger nuts! 👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
BookishMarginalia @TK421 That would be amazing! 🥰 7mo
Avanders Mmm ginger nuts sound good!! 🤤 7mo
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First #SFFS reveal post! What a lovely stack of books, @TK421 ! We sent each other Heartless — serendipity! I absolutely love the journal 💜 and the Drawing Lab book — excellent picks! I‘ll use the coloring book for #audiocoloring! I‘ve been interested in the Harkness forever, so now I have a reason to bump it up the TBR. I‘m intrigued by the Mirrless, and the graphic novels look right up my alley. Thank you so much, Nathan!

TK421 I'm glad you like the books! I had to smile when I unwrapped Heartless in your swap box. I hoped you would enjoy the art journal. This was a fun swap to shop for. ☺ 7mo
BookishMarginalia @TK421 You did an excellent job choosing all the items! And those chips! I‘m going to see if I can get some more online — yummy! 7mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🧬🦄♥️ 7mo
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My stack of #SFFS gifts from @TK421 — so excited! Plus I admit to opening all the BBQ chips already! OH chips rule! (We have dinner reservations, so I‘ll post the reveal pics afterwards!)

catiewithac 🐈 7mo
TK421 Grippos are my favorite BBQ chip. I'm glad you like them!😃 7mo
BethM Great paper! 7mo
Avanders How fun! 👏🏽👏🏽 7mo
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#SFFS haul post #2. @BookishMarginalia
These socks! I love these Sci-fi socks! The Cat Wars bookmark is great. I'm trying to tell myself that I can wait til morning to eat the cookies. I think I'll try some of the coffee you sent me, and have a properly bad breakfast in the morning.😁 I might have to share the chocolates, but the cookies are mine! Mwahahaha! Thank you so much for the great swap box! I love it all!
#scififantasyswap @Avanders

Avanders Ooooh fun goodies!! 👏🏽👏🏽🥰 7mo
BethM 😍 7mo
Gissy Love those socks too!😍❤️❤️❤️ 7mo
BookishMarginalia It‘s Puerto Rican coffee — hope you like it! And yes, I almost kept the socks and the bookmark! 7mo
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@BookishMarginalia You Rock! What a book haul! I've wanted several of these for a while now. A Winter's Promise looks fascinating, I love Jasper Fforde, I've wanted Heartless ever since it came out, I like anything to do with Frankenstein, I now have a physical copy of Dark Matter for the buddy read, and the short story collection will be read immediately. I am blown away by your generosity! Thank you so much!
#SFFS @Avanders #scififantasyswap

Avanders Wowee!! What a great stack of books!!! 🧬🦄📚📚📚 7mo
BethM What a great haul! 7mo
Gissy Nice book stack! I think I need that book: Be more vader☺️ 7mo
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TK421 @Gissy the Vader book is great! Give in to the Dark Side. Buy the book. 7mo
Chrissyreadit 😍😍😍😍 7mo
KatieDid927 She doesn‘t mess around! 7mo
BookishMarginalia Yey! I‘m so glad you like everything! I tried for variety in the book choices. Btw: The Vader book is brand new — the sticky stuff on the cover is from a pesky Target sticker! 7mo
BookishMarginalia I will open my boxes as soon as I get home today. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 7mo
TK421 @BookishMarginalia we bought each other one the same books, but that's ok because I really wanted a copy.😁 7mo
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Sweet mercy! @BookishMarginalia you must be a Tetris master, because there should be no possible way to get everything that you sent packed in this box. This is awesome!
#SFFS #scififantasyswap @Avanders

Avanders So fun!! 7mo
BookishMarginalia I work hard to cram as much as possible into the large priority flat rate box, so I‘ve developed expertise! 💪🏻😇 7mo
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It‘s on its way! Your #SFFS package should arrive Monday, @TK421

TK421 WoooooHoo! I can't wait til opening day! 7mo
Princess-Kingofkings I was excited to see where you mailed from. I grew up on 22nd St. Cool! 7mo
Avanders Yay!! So fun! 😁💃🏽🔮🧬🦄🦠 7mo
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Sorry for the late send-off, but it‘s set to arrive on Saturday!! #SFFS #SciFiFantasySwap


Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 7mo
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@LapReader your #SFFS #SciFiFantasySwap parcel is ready to go out!!


LapReader That looks fantastic. Thankyou xo 7mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 7mo
Sarz @LapReader There was a slight difficulty at the post office. The parcel will look like it's been opened and then resealed - it has, but by me and not some postal worker. 7mo
LapReader Okie dokie 7mo
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#SciFiFantasySwap #SFFS

@BookwormAHN your box has been dropped off at the post office ! Expected delivery is Wednesday!

BookwormAHN Great, I can't waite 😸 7mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 7mo
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@BookishMarginalia your #SFFS boxes are on the way! You should see them by the end of the week. This was a fun one to shop for. Now to play the waiting game. ☺
#ScifiFantasySwap @Avanders

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 7mo
BookishMarginalia Got them last night! Yours is going out tomorrow priority mail. I hope you love everything! (There are quite a few things I wished I‘d bought double to keep!) 7mo
TK421 @BookishMarginalia I'm glad they arrived ok. I put it in 2 boxes because one of the times I shipped out stuff UPS mashed a box, and a bag of snacks popped all over everything. I know what you mean about buying doubles. I found a bunch of stuff in your tbr that I wanted for me! We all need a wealthy benefactor to fund a budgetless swap! 😁 7mo
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mreads 😁👍 7mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ 7mo
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Two fun #LitsyMail packages.
#SciFiFantasySwap and #MadHatterTeaPartySwap
I don't think I can take the waiting! 😬
Mine will be sent out in 2 days; along with my #FunkoPopAndBookSwap
@TheReadingMermaid @Avanders @catiewithac @kstadt929

catiewithac 🤓 8mo
TheReadingMermaid 😍😍😍 8mo
ruskigurl16 That's awesome! #bookmail is the best. I really enjoyed participating in the one swap I took part in, but I haven't been able to do anymore... and I am a normally a little bit shy about asking. Could you possibly point me in the direction of any happening soon? 8mo
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MaleficentBookDragon @ruskigurl16 absolutely! They are so much fun. Also make sure you are following @LitsyHappenings @Avanders @TheReadingMermaid @JoScho to name a few. 8mo
TheReadingMermaid @MaleficentBookDragon thanks for the shout-out sweetie 😘 @ruskigurl16 I host fun swaps and activities a few times a year but Halloween is my favorite time to shine. I have a scavenger hunt coming up in May which I will be giving out free books for. I also host a monthly read-a-thon called 24B4Monday. It's a lot of fun and everyone is welcome to join 😊 8mo
JoScho @MaleficentBookDragon thanks for the tag and welcome @ruskigurl16 8mo
ruskigurl16 @MaleficentBookDragon I followed everyone and will keep an eye out for new happenings. Thank you for the welcome and information @TheReadingMermaid and @JoScho 😊 8mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽♥️ And thanks for the tag 😘😘 @ruskigurl16 - a couple other good swap people to follow: @BookishMarginalia @MyBookSwapClub @Chrissyreadit .. and of course, it always a good idea to follow “The Books” for their amplification 😁😘 @MrBook @BookBabe (edited) 8mo
ruskigurl16 @Avanders followed everyone, including you. 😊 Thank you so much. 8mo
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I sent out my #SciFiFantasySwap package last week. I totally forgot to take a photo & make a post 🤦‍♀️.

#SFFS @Mitch @Avanders

Mitch 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 8mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽♥️💃🏽 8mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego @Mitch I just received the last item I was waiting on for your package. Sending it off in the mail today. Hopefully it gets there in time. 😊 8mo
Mitch @StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego oh thank you honey xxxxx I hope your red parcels arrive your end soon xxxxx 8mo
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@KatieDid927 you're mine for the #sffs !! Prepare to be stalked! 😂 And I need your Amazon link again, the one I have is dead.

@Avanders #SciFiFantasySwap

Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽🥳 8mo
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Matches sent!! 🤭🤭🤭

Check your emails, let me know you‘ve received your matches, and get to swappin‘! 😜

#SciFiFantasySwap #SFFS

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Yay! @Mitch we're destined for each other! 👽✌🏼💕 9mo
JoScho 💚💚💚 9mo
Vinjii ❤️ 9mo
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TK421 This is gonna be fun! 8mo
Ingerella I haven't received my match yet. 8mo
Avanders @Ingerella oh no! The email I have for you is (deleted after confirmed) — if that‘s right, I‘ll resend. Let me know. (edited) 8mo
Ingerella That is correct! 8mo
Ingerella Got it, thanks! 8mo
Avanders @Shadowfat @Sarz @hermyknee @Elma @Gissy @kamoorephoto @AnneFindsJoy @Geeklet @Regi_C @MaleficentBookDragon Please check your emails and let me know if you‘ve received your #SFFS Match... if I‘ve missed it, sorry! Just let me know 🤗 8mo
kamoorephoto I got it!! Sorry my laptop is having problems and I‘ve been horribly distracted at home... Thank you! 👍🏼 8mo
AnneFindsJoy Got it! Just responded! Thanks for organizing!🤗❤️📚 8mo
Regi_C @Avanders I got it! 8mo
Shadowfat I've got mine too. I've been dealing with family and work issues and didn't get a chance to respond 8mo
Avanders @kamoorephoto @AnneFindsJoy @Regi_C @Shadowfat Great, thanks! And @Shadowfat — hope your family/work issues are okay! 🤗 8mo
MaleficentBookDragon Got it. Thanks! 8mo
Avanders @MaleficentBookDragon 👍🏽🥳💃🏽 8mo
Sarz I got it! Sorry for not responding! 8mo
Geeklet Eep! I got it! Sorry! 8mo
Gissy Done! Let's start to stalk my match☺️and where this voyage began: Space: the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Its continuing mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no one has gone before. #SciFiFantasySwap 8mo
Avanders @Sarz @geeklet 👏🏽👏🏽💃🏽 @Gissy lol 🌌🚀🛸 8mo
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Y‘all are just sucking me in with these awesome swaps!

Thanks, @Avanders , for hosting!!! Can‘t wait!!!

Head on over to her Litsy page to sign up!! Today is the last day :)


Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽Thanks!! 🧬🦄🧞‍♀️💃🏽💃🏽 9mo
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In the words of Britney Spears..."Oops, I did it again."
So much for my self-imposed swap break! The break is broken!

Sign up here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfmu2XZSOMD6-ugs0l8jgH_exQgShP5D5JXL86J...


StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Fun!! 👽✌🏼💕 9mo
Avanders Yay!! And thanks for the repost! 🧬🦄🧞‍♀️💃🏽💃🏽 9mo
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🐉I like both, I‘ve read more fantasy and am trying to get into more sci-fi
💫 Galaxy bound (but I enjoy earthbound too)
🍵Tea Fuel
🧙🏻‍♀️Magical Powers
💚Sweet Romance
🤷🏻‍♀️I do not know what ASOIAF is.. and I‘ve never been able to get into LOTR.
🐈Animal Sidekick
📕Stand-alone (I have a hard time continuing series)
🚫UGH NO, Not YA. Anything but that

#thisorthat #scififantasyedition #scififantasyswap

hermyknee 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 9mo
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This is hard because I love both of most of these; there‘s a big grey area for me!
👽Sci-fi AND Fantasy
👽Earth mostly, sometimes other galaxies/planets
👽I like both but ICED all year round
👽I love science, also superhero AND magical powers
👽Not read either (too ‘epic‘/long)
👽Prefer standalones unless the series is only 2 or 3
👽Big YA fan but I read both!

@hermyknee @Avanders #ScifiFantasySwap

hermyknee 🙌🏼🧚🏼‍♂️🌙✨ 9mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🧬🦄🧞‍♀️ 9mo
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I am really excited for @Avanders Sci-fi & Fantasy swap! Thanks @hermyknee for a sci-fi swap themed this or that. It will definitely help our matches Litsy stalk.
1. Both
2. Both
3. Coffee
4. They can be close to the same thing
5. Salty
6. LOTR!
7. Urban, but I do like some dystopian
8. Animal, unless it could be Bender from Futurama
9. Reptile! I love snakes, turtles, lizards, and gators
10. Either way is fine
11. YA can be ok, sometimes

hermyknee 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 9mo
Avanders 👏🏽👏🏽🧬🦄🧞‍♀️ 9mo
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Woooo hoo! I just signed up for @Avanders sci-fi-fantasy swap. This should be a fun one. Check out @Avanders original post for details and the sign up link.

hermyknee 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼 9mo
Avanders Yay!! 🧬🦠🔮🦄🌌 And thanks for the repost! 😘 9mo
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I can't pass up @Avanders sci-fi and fantasy swap!

Avanders Yay!! 🧬🦠🔮🦄🌌 And thanks for the repost! 😘 9mo
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1. Sci-fi
2. Abandonment
3. I really can‘t remember. By middle school it was photojournalist or librarian
4. 51 F
5. 🤷‍♀️

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StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 😆👩‍🚀 10mo
Slajaunie 😂😂😂😂. Agreed! 10mo
Avanders 😆😆🌌🖤 10mo
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