| Jul 16, 2012
RIP Donald Sobol, author of the Encyclopedia Brown series....
| Jun 6, 2012
| 11:43 AM
Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91.
Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
| Oct 13, 2011
Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93.
For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...
| Oct 19, 2011
Norman Corwin, the legendary writer, director and producer of original radio plays for CBS during the golden age of radio in the 1930s and '40s when he was revered as the "poet of the airwaves," has died. He was 101.
Corwin, a journalist, playwright,...
| Sep 1, 2011
| 4:21 PM
Founded in 2001, our club meets monthly.
We pick titles by theme and try to bring food and drink to match the book's content. Some of our favorite combinations were graveyard cake and blood punch for Ray Bradbury's "Something Wicked This Way Comes" and...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 1:53 PM
SAN DIEGO -- When reporter Andrew Makarushka covered a small gathering of comic and science fiction enthusiasts in 1970 for the San Diego Union, he never imagined Comic-Con would turn into the mega-convention that it has now become.
| Jul 30, 2011
Henry James once opined that the two most beautiful words in the English language are "summer afternoon." I would like to edit James — alas, who wouldn't? — and bestow the most felicitous phrase award upon the words "summer reading."
| Jun 6, 2012
| 9:22 AM
Ray Bradbury, an iconic science fiction author who helped bring the genre into the mainstream, has died, his family confirms. He was 91.
Bradbury was the recipient of many awards, including a National Medal of Arts, a special citation from the Pulitzer...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 8:43 AM
In every life, a little fall must reign.
One slip, one missed opportunity, one hesitation or wrong turn can haunt you forever, casting an intractable shadow over the rest of your days. The words "if only" are never far from anyone's thoughts.
| Jun 6, 2012
| 3:26 PM
“Rocket summer. The words passed among the people in the open, airing houses. Rocket summer. The warm desert air changing the frost patterns on the windows, erasing the art work ... The rocket lay on the launching field, blowing out pink clouds of...
| Oct 29, 2010
| 3:04 PM
With Halloween right around the corner, I think it's the perfect time to grab some fun-sized candy bars (I suggest 100 Grand), snuggle up with a good short story and get scared stiff.
I asked the authors and editors I spoke with about the state of the...