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  • Summer sci-fi: an up-to-minute reflection of our transnational world

    It may seem unlikely, but intergalactic robots, a train that traverses the globe and a woman with drug-induced superpowers indeed all have something to say about the reality of our actual right now even while imagining uncanny alternate paths. Michael...
  • 'Doctor Who' Premiere: BBC America Announces Special Events Before Peter Capaldi's Debut

    Leading up to Peter Capaldi's first season debut as the infamous time traveler on "Doctor Who," BBC America will premiere a series of specials, and will team up with Fathom Events for theatrical screenings of the season premiere. "Doctor Who: The...
  • Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'

    Thomas Berger dies at 89; eclectic novelist wrote 'Little Big Man'
    Thomas Berger, the witty and eclectic novelist who reimagined the American West in the historical yarn "Little Big Man" and mastered genres ranging from detective stories to domestic farce, has died. He was 89 and had been in failing health. A...
  • Review: 'Half of a Yellow Sun' ★★★

    Review: 'Half of a Yellow Sun' ★★&#9733
    Better than average historical fiction, "Half of a Yellow Sun" (now in a week's run at the Siskel Film Center) takes its cruelly hopeful title from the flag of Biafra depicting the upper half of a rising sun against bold stripes of red, black and green....
  • Science fiction roundup: 'Half a King' by Joe Abercrombie, others

    Science fiction roundup: 'Half a King' by Joe Abercrombie, others
    Half a King by Joe Abercrombie, Del Rey, 337 pages, $26 Joe Abercrombie is a best-selling figure in the school of dark, brutal and often antiheroic fantasy sometimes called "grimdark" (in fact @LordGrimdark is his Twitter handle). The premier...
  • E-reader: 'Akira' meets 'The Simpsons'

    E-reader: 'Akira' meets 'The Simpsons'
    The Left-Bank Gang by Jason, comiXology, 1-hour read, $9.99 Plenty of writers have fixated on the 1920s Paris literary scene, but no one approaches it quite like Norwegian cartoonist Jason. In his graphic novel "The Left-Bank Gang," he reimagines famous...
  • Sci-fi hit 'The Giver' reaches the big screen

    Sci-fi hit 'The Giver' reaches the big screen
    It’s taken nearly 20 years to get “The Giver” — a popular science-fiction Young Adult novel and winner of the 1994 Newbery Medal — to the big screen. “I’m glad it happened while I was still alive,” 77-year-...
  • Young Adult roundup: 'This One Summer,' others

    Young Adult roundup: 'This One Summer,' others
    This One Summer by Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, First Second, 320 pages, $17.99, age 12 and up Two girls teeter on the periphery of adulthood in "This One Summer," the smart, keenly observed new graphic novel from author-illustrator team — and...
  • Ebola has secured a place in the American imagination

    Blame it on Richard Preston. "The Hot Zone," his 1994 nonfiction science thriller about the spread and devastation of the Ebola virus, pretty much set the standard for terrifying contagion scenarios. In an opening chapter that even Stephen King called...
  • August 2014 TV premieres, movies, specials and finales

    August 2014 TV premieres, movies, specials and finales
    Starz in August premieres "Outlander," its most anticipated series since "Spartacus." The 16-episode first season comes from exec producer Ron Moore ("Battlestar Galactica") and is based on Diana Gabaldon's immensely popular "Outlander" book series. It...
  • Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'

    Bruce Wagner continues his Hollywood topography in 'Maps to the Stars'
    He stands in black boots and black coat, phone at his ear, as if conspiring with a distant demon. He beckons in a rooftop cafe and hangs up. The Hollywood Hills, which he has known since childhood, rise tidy and neat; houses shine, pools glimmer. But to...