| Jun 11, 2012
| 3:09 PM
For 10 years, Ray Bradbury signed books, celebrated his birthdays and drew large crowds to the Mystery and Imagination Bookshop owned by his friends Christine and Malcolm Bell in downtown Glendale.
It is here that Bradbury — best known for his...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The news filtered through the great publishing companies, the fan clubs, the writers' guilds. Through the staffs of the few sci-fi pulps and fantasy magazines left. Through the minds of old readers who were once young and still couldn't escape his spell....
| Jun 13, 2012
| 9:45 PM
(With apologies to Ray Bradbury)
"What?" The old man exclaimed. He had gone to the hall closet to get something -- a raincoat? His cane? It couldn't have been his scarf or overcoat. Not in this weather. Whatever it was, he forgot it as soon as he opened...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:37 PM
What are your summer plans? Plenty of people prefer some quiet, idle time in a hammock or lounging beside the body of water of their choice. And what better time to relax with a good book? Here is a selection of books to keep you occupied no matter...
| Jul 12, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Though known primarily as an author, Ray Bradbury had a fixation with Hollywood. It was inevitable that his skills as a science fiction writer would eventually land him work in the movies.
His first gig was with Universal Pictures in the early 1950s,...
| Sep 15, 2012
It's popular these days to have a love-hate relationship with Facebook … or maybe just a hate-hate. The IPO was underwhelming, and no one likes the new timeline or that annoying ticker that flows to the right of the screen. People worry about how...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 6:25 AM
BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Michigan (AP) — For a man who built his career on word economy, the title is pretty darned long — The National Book Foundation's Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
Still, Elmore Leonard says he's...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 4:15 PM
Because I have somehow (sadly) become one of those people who gets his news through Twitter, I was recently confused at an explosion of outrage on my feed over something called "sock puppetry."
I couldn't imagine why the long-departed Shari Lewis would...
| Jul 29, 2012
While Jet Propulsion Laboratory engineers bring the rover Curiosity to the surface of Mars next week, many of the leading authorities on the Red Planet will be celebrating with the public six miles away.
The Planetary Society, a Pasadena-based nonprofit,...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Good morning, readers. Today is Wednesday, Aug. 1. Ray Bradbury's death earlier this year had a deep impact on the science community.
Steven Paul Leiva, a friend of the "Martian Chronicles" author, remembers Bradbury as a "romantic with a 19th Century...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 4:04 AM
PASADENA -- The Curiosity rover transmitted the first-ever feature song from the surface of Mars on Tuesday -- a track penned by singer and producer will.i.am to celebrate the NASA robot's successful landing on the Red Planet.
The song, called "Reach for...