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Jacket CopyThe 2011 Hugo Award nominees have been announced....
David F. Nolan, whose disgruntlement with conventional politics — especially President Nixon's imposition of wage and price controls in 1971 — drove him to launch the Libertarian Party with a small group of friends, has died. He was 66. Nolan...
Special to the Los Angeles Times"I am submitting the enclosed short story 'LIFE-LINE' for either 'Astounding' or 'Unknown,'" Robert A. Heinlein wrote to editor John Campbell in 1939, "because I am not sure which policy it fits the better." The former magazine published science fiction,...
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BRIAN DOHERTY is a senior editor of Reason magazine and the author of "Radicals for Capitalism: A Freewheeling History of the Modern American Libertarian Movement."THE science fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein was born in Missouri, and his fiction was mostly set in the future and on distant planets. But there's no question that Heinlein — born 100 years ago this week — was one of Southern California's...
Zap2It.comABC is cleaning out its programming closet, giving summertime runs to a pair of projects that were initially scheduled to run last season. The game show "Set for Life," which way back when was slated to air in the fall, will finally premiere on Friday,...
REWRITING a famous story from a different character's point of view has become common enough that the results constitute a genre of their own. John Gardner saw "Beowulf" through the monster's eyes in "Grendel"; Jean Rhys' "Wide Sargasso Sea" excavated the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterRay Bradbury is the first Los Angeles writer many people read. He's also the first reasonably serious writer -- someone concerned with political and moral themes -- many encounter. His early science-fiction novels and story collections have drawn readers,...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterArthur C. Clarke, who peered into the heavens with a homemade telescope as a boy and grew up to become a visionary titan of science-fiction writing and collaborated with director Stanley Kubrick on the landmark film "2001: A Space Odyssey," has died. He...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSEATTLE -- For all of Neal Stephenson's achievements, his most impressive may be his ability to attract a following equal parts hacker and literati. His popularity is all the more anomalous because his books are always long and often difficult. His last...
Off in the Virgo Cluster, and only a million light years from Andromeda, on a small planet encircling a small star, and at a particular (and possibly unique) conjunction of space and time, Ray Bradbury, the distinguished author of fantasy and science...
Astral Weeks Pop Quiz: Name the piece of music responsible for these flights of fancy: Example one: "About fifteen minutes [in] . . . I have entered a different reality and am in a strange part of the universe where you can sit on the tail of a flaming...
Cornelia Wallace Former first lady of Ala. Cornelia Wallace, 69, who as first lady of Alabama threw herself over Gov. George C. Wallace after he was shot in an assassination attempt during the 1972 presidential campaign, died Thursday of cancer in...
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