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L.A. NOWLos Angeles City Council members are scheduled Thursday to dedicate a square outside the Central Library to Ray Bradbury, the late science fiction writer who spent much of his life in Southern California. Ray Bradbury Square is scheduled to be......
Air Force Capt. Harry "Skip" Brittenham was stranded in officers' quarters in Washington, D.C., during a snowstorm in 1964 when he found a copy of "The Fellowship of the Ring," the first installment of J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Lord of the Rings." He...
Harry Harrison Science fiction author's work inspired 'Soylent Green' Harry Harrison, 87, an author whose space-age spoofs delighted generations of science fiction fans, died Wednesday in southern England, according to his friend and fellow sci-fi...
L.A. NOWRay Bradbury was being remembered Wednesday at his alma mater, Los Angeles High School. Bradbury graduated from Los Angeles High more than 70 years ago, but a plaque honoring him still hangs at the entrance to the school library, which......
Company Town"John Carter" fans created their own unauthorized version of the new film trailer for Walt Disney Studios' upcoming space adventure movie....
Act of Passion A Novel Georges Simenon New York Review Books: $14.95 paper Though successful at his work and family life, a doctor grows dissatisfied and restless and thinks a casual affair is the perfect answer—until the consequences are far...
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David F. Nolan, whose disgruntlement with conventional politics — especially President Nixon's imposition of wage and price controls in 1971 — drove him to launch the Libertarian Party with a small group of friends, has died. He was 66. Nolan...
Special to the Los Angeles Times"I am submitting the enclosed short story 'LIFE-LINE' for either 'Astounding' or 'Unknown,'" Robert A. Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell in 1939, "because I am not sure which policy it fits the better." The former magazine published science fiction,...
Half a century ago, a middle-aged newspaperman with a few obscure books to his name sat down to pursue a pet obsession based on a story that had never sold. The ensuing 1965 novel -- in which his agent had no confidence -- sagged at first. But within a...
Jacket CopyIt's three days later, and I'm still trying to get a handle on the most important elements of the Festival of Books "#book: new media meets publishing" panel discussion. And I think I should have figured it out by now,......
Jacket CopyHe was a Berkeley bohemian who moved to what he called the land of plastic. Science fiction visionary Philip K. Dick spent the last decade of his life in the unlikely climes of Orange County, and a symposium on Friday......
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