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  • Science fiction roundup: 'The Three Body Problem,' others

    Science fiction roundup: 'The Three Body Problem,' others
    The Three-Body Problem by Cixin Liu, translated by Ken Liu, Tor, 399 pages, $25.99 China is one of the largest markets in the world for science fiction, and yet we here in the West seldom have a chance to see the work of even the most popular Chinese...
  • HBO orders 'Westworld' series

    HBO orders 'Westworld' series
    There are no sure things in television, but HBO's latest series, "Westworld," has stacked the deck in its favor with top-drawer talent. The cable channel announced Monday that it was taking the remake of writer-director Michael Crichton's 1973 science-...
  • Steven Church talks essays, and his new book 'Ultrasonic'

    For Steven Church, the essay is, as he explains in his new collection “Ultrasonic” (Lavender Ink: 168 pp., $12.95 paper), “a way to focus my ranging mind.” The key word there, of course, is ranging, for that is what an essayist...
  • The Crowd: A generous check for Childhelp

    The Crowd: A generous check for Childhelp
    *This post has been corrected, as noted below. Jacquie and Michael Casey accepted the Founder's Award from Childhelp at an Oct. 18 gala at the Balboa Bay Resort. Childhelp co-founder Sara O'Meara praised the Caseys for their generous financial...
  • Authors presenting Jewish-themed books

    Authors presenting Jewish-themed books
    The 2014 Miami Book Fair International includes a Jewish flavor. Several authors will present Jewish-themed books during the fair that runs through Nov. 23 at Miami-Dade College's Wolfson Campus, 300 NE 2nd Ave. in Miami. One of the books being...
  • Former reporter Frank Stanfield chronicles career covering 'Vampires, Gators and Wackos'

    Former reporter Frank Stanfield chronicles career covering 'Vampires, Gators and Wackos'
    LEESBURG — The title of Frank Stanfield's latest book tells it all about his career — "Vampires, Gators and Wackos: A Newspaperman's Life." In the book, Stanfield writes about the "tons of cases" he reported on his life in journalism,...
  • Authors make case for atheism's friendlier, humanist face

    Once a week, atheists Lex Bayer and John Figdor met at coffee houses around Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif., to work on their book about how to lead a happy and moral life without religion or a belief in God. Debate often flared as they picked...
  • Jess Row discusses 'Your Face in Mine'

    The conversation novelist Jess Row wants to have is the one we don't seem to be having. "It felt like there was a discussion about race that is not happening in America or American literature," says the "Your Face in Mine" author, who appears Saturday at...
  • Author Emily St. John Mandel explains our post-apocalyptic fears

    AUSTIN Not long ago,Emily St. John Mandel was known as the author of three well-regarded literary noir novels that not a lot of people read. Call them "critically acclaimed, but terrible-selling," she says. Then came"Station Eleven." Publishers fought...
  • La Salle's Bob Dylan collection getting noticed

    PHILADELPHIA The question has lingered in song since it was first posed in the 1960s: How many roads must a man walk down before he becomes the subject of a major university archive devoted to helping researchers discern the meaning of his every move and...
  • "Bailey School Kids" author to visit Bethlehem

    "Bailey School Kids" author to visit Bethlehem
    Meet Bucks County author Debbie Dadey, who will read from “Mermaid Tales — A Royal Tea,” the ninth in her series about life under the sea with a group of young mermaids. Dadey, who with co-author Marcia Thornton Jones, also penned...