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  • Zen Buddhism and storytelling merge in novelist's journey

    Novelist Ruth Ozeki's spiritual companion is a Zen master named Dogen. Dead for nearly 800 years, when you listen to Ozeki, you know he's there. Addressing nearly 2,300 Ozeki fans inside a concert hall here, the critically acclaimed novelist talked about...
  • EXCHANGE: Freeport author pens 14th ghostly book

    Terri Reid has been telling ghost stories since she was a little girl. Reid always wanted to become a published author. It all began when she published her first book in 2010, which was entitled "Loose Ends: A Mary O'Reilly Paranormal Mystery." That...
  • George R.R. Martin says Emily St. John Mandel should get the Hugo

    The Hugo Awards are among the most important in science fiction and fantasy. Their nominating process, which is open to participants in recent Worldcons, concludes tonight just before midnight. Author George R.R. Martin has been sharing his thoughts...
  • The Offing, a new online literary magazine, launches in Los Angeles

    Next week, a new literary magazine, the Offing, will premiere online. Based (for the most part) in Los Angeles, where it is affiliated with the Los Angeles Review of Books Channels project, it is really a national, or even international, effort, which...
  • Gaza novelist writes of lives framed by recurrent wars

    A Gaza novelist who was shortlisted for a prestigious Arabic literature prize but couldn't attend the announcement ceremony because of alleged Hamas harassment says he learned story-telling from his refugee grandmother, who recounted happier times. As...
  • TV picks: 'American Crime,' 'Dig,' 'The Returned'

    “American Crime”—Using the newly minted anthology style of “True Detective,” John Ridley’s new series is a wide-ranging exploration of race, class and gender, a gratifying breakthrough for television that moves by means...
  • Movie review: �Eva� ponders the difference between real kids and robotic ones

    It's possible to tell a sci-fi story about the coming age of sentient machines without a "Chappie" size budget, or turning "Chappie" insipid. "Eva" is a modestly chilling if predictable Spanish science fiction film about "emo" robots. A 2011 vehicle...
  • New 'Tomorrowland' trailer features more of futuristic city

    New 'Tomorrowland' trailer features more of futuristic city
    The second trailer for the upcoming science fiction mystery adventure film "Tomorrowland" was released Monday, featuring more scenes of a futuristic city as well as a meeting between the two main characters. George Clooney stars as a scientist and Britt...
  • Secrets and scandals good enough for fiction, but some of it's true

    Secrets and scandals good enough for fiction, but some of it's true
    Growing up in Baltimore as the child of Trinidadian immigrants, Lauren Francis-Sharma saw her hardworking parents pursue the American dream, while holding fast to nostalgic dreams of a Caribbean homeland an ocean away. "From an early age, I straddled...
  • 'Chappie': Why do so many sci-fi helmers lose heat on their fastball?

    'Chappie': Why do so many sci-fi helmers lose heat on their fastball?
    There's no shortage of ways that Neill Blomkamp’s science-fiction robot story “Chappie” goes off the rails. The movie is a retread of so many bots-gone-wild/bots-still-cute movies, and the way Blomkamp and longtime screenwriting...
  • Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro

    Review: 'The Buried Giant' by Kazuo Ishiguro
    If I had to nominate one novel from the last 50 years for preservation, it would be “Never Let Me Go” by Kazuo Ishiguro.  It’s probably the wrong choice — a book without the vast synoptic intelligence of “Infinite Jest”...