| 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,...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 3:03 PM
Superheroes were never in Jeff Lemire’s plans. The Canadian cartoonist read DC and Marvel comics as a boy, but when ......
| Jun 6, 2012
| 6:29 PM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) - Ray Bradbury, a science fiction visionary whose singular imagination regarding space travel and worlds of the future set the standard for writers and dreamers worldwide, has died at age 91.
Bradbury's agent Michael Congdon...
| Oct 21, 2010
What do coastlines, clouds, cauliflower and the stock market have in common?
Mathematician Benoit Mandelbrot may not have conceived the question, but he provided an answer — one that was compelling in its originality and startling in its usefulness...
| Feb 23, 2012
| 9:33 PM
"John Carter" fans created their own unauthorized version of the new film trailer for Walt Disney Studios' upcoming space adventure movie....
| Dec 19, 2010
What are we supposed to think when someone claims he's getting important life-changing news in a dream or from an angel? For some, the reaction is: Get the straitjacket ready. Others, however, will turn to someone like Richard Dawkins, who says such...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 7:51 AM
Nothing in life is certain anymore — not even death and taxes, thanks to cryonics and a Republican Congress. Thus I can't give you an absolute, ironclad, airtight guarantee that if you hold "The Magician King" (Viking) at just the right angle at...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 7:59 AM
When Walt Disney Co.'s "John Carter" opens in theaters this weekend, the science-fiction adventure may encounter obstacles as formidable as its hero faces on Mars.
The film brings to the big screen a century-old fantasy tale, from Tarzan creator Edgar...
| Mar 19, 2008
Arthur 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...
| Jul 1, 2007
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...
| Mar 28, 2008
"That door," he says with dramatic pause. "That door weighs 4,000 pounds. It's been reinforced to withstand a nuclear blast."
Peter Davenport has a radio voice, the kind of exaggerated baritone that cuts through walls and most doors,...
| May 10, 2009
Forest Park is one of the largest patches of urban wilderness in the United States, and the Victorian homes and gardens nearby create an air of Tolkienesque enchantment. Right around here in fact, one of Tolkien's heirs labors in a century-old house....