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3 new science-fiction books showcase contributions women bring to the genre

You may have heard that science fiction is a man's world. But with these three standout writers — and plenty of other new, engaging science-fiction titles from women — it may be time to set that belief aside.
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In ‘Landfall,’ an imagined Bush administration faces its follies

Thomas Mallon’s known for historical fiction that places peripheral or imaginary characters amid headline-grabbing events, from Lincoln’s assassination to Watergate to Reagan’s presidency. “Landfall” brings this treatment to two disasters from George W. Bush’s presidency.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Reagan, Lincoln, George W Bush, Bush, Watergate, Thomas Mallon


‘Ghostbusters’ Meets ‘Transformers’ in a New Crossover Comic Miniseries

In the world of Ghostbusters comics, everyone’s favorite team has already enjoyed a series of crossovers. Peter Venkman, Ray Stantz, Egon Spengler, and Winston Zeddemore not only met the animated versions of themselves, but they also met Abby Yates, Erin Gilbert, Jillian Holtzmann, and Patty Tolan from 2016’s Ghostbusters: Answer the Call. More recently, the team was also introduced to the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and now they’re about to meet another huge franchise. IDW Publishing is brin...
Tags: Books, Movies, Sci-fi, Hasbro, Ghostbusters, Transformers, Cool Stuff, Gamestop, IDW, IDW Publishing, Comic Book/Superhero, Autobots, Patty Tolan, New York Toy Fair, Winston Zeddemore, Abby Yates Erin Gilbert Jillian Holtzmann


A closer look at three National Book Critics Circle finalists

National Book Critics Circle board member Mary Ann Gwinn shares three of her favorite finalists from 2018.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Mary Ann Gwinn, National Book Critics Circle


‘Black Leopard, Red Wolf’ is the local fiction best-seller

“Becoming” is the local nonfiction best-seller.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, ` Black Leopard Red Wolf


‘Connections in Death’ is the national fiction best-seller

“Becoming” is the national nonfiction best-seller.
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Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, Feb. 15-22

    Lynne Fearman’s ‘Purple Haze.’ Fearman demonstrates her oil painting techniques on Feb. 18 at a meeting of the Santa Clarita Artists Association in Santa Clarita. (Photo courtesy of Lynne Fearman)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS     Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, an...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Homeless, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


These books-turned-movies — including ‘Where’d You Go, Bernadette’ — are coming to screens near you

Set to arrive in movie theaters this year are adaptations of the beloved set-in-Seattle best-seller by Maria Semple, several thrillers by Stephen King, the latest version of Louisa May Alcott's classic "Little Women" (starring Saoirse Ronan as Jo and Meryl Streep as Aunt March), and more.
Tags: Books, Movies, News, Entertainment, Stephen King, Meryl Streep, Seattle, Saoirse Ronan, Jo, Louisa May Alcott, Bernadette, Maria Semple


Jean Godden looks back on a lifetime of Seattle politics in ‘Citizen Jean’

Jean Godden looks back on her decades-long newspaper career and her 12 years on the Seattle City Council, which began at an age when most people hope to be retired.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle, Seattle City Council, Jean Godden


In a new collection, Janet Malcolm pulls back the curtain on celebrity, from Eileen Fisher to Rachel Maddow

Janet Malcolm's writing on noted personalities is peerless when it comes to unraveling what makes people tick, and her new book, “Nobody’s Looking at You," is no exception.
Tags: Books, Rachel Maddow, News, Entertainment, Eileen Fisher, Janet Malcolm


Seattle author Tara Conklin’s ‘The Last Romantics’ is a lovely page-turner, shadowed with loss

Tara Conklin’s “The Last Romantics” — the tale of a group of intertwined siblings, making their separate ways through the decades yet bound by an invisible, twisting cord — beautifully understands its characters.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Seattle, Tara Conklin


Here’s how to join Moira’s Book Club and what we’ll be reading

Moira's Seattle Times Book Club, an online gathering of readers, gets under way this month. Here's the FAQ.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Moira, Seattle Times Book Club


Daughters of George W. Bush to co-host author breakfast

NEW YORK (AP) — Presidential daughters-granddaughters Jenna Bush Hager and Barbara Pierce Bush will be hosting a breakfast during this spring’s BookExpo convention. Guests at the Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, announced Tuesday by convention organizers ReedPop, will include Oscar winner and author Lupita Nyong’o. Others appearing will be fantasy novelist Tomi Adeyemi, “Artemis Fowl” […]
Tags: Books, New York, News, Entertainment, Ap, George W Bush, Lupita Nyong, Jenna Bush Hager, Barbara Pierce Bush, Tomi Adeyemi Artemis Fowl


‘Saturday Night Live’ star Aidy Bryant ready to be shrill

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — “Saturday Night Live” star Aidy Bryant says she was drawn to the Hulu series “Shrill” because of the chance to play a woman who is more than her weight. The six-part comedy is based on Seattle author Lindy West’s memoir, “Shrill: Notes from a Loud Woman,” which Bryant said struck a […]
Tags: Books, Television, News, Entertainment, Ap, Nation, Aidy Bryant, Seattle, Hulu, Bryant, Pasadena Calif, Lindy West


David Moskowitz captures the beauty — and fragility — of the Northwest’s mountain caribou

In "Caribou Rainforest," Moskowitz doesn’t spare us a vivid look into the animals' struggle, as the caribou, muzzles dusted with snow, eke out their survival day to day.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Northwest, David Moskowitz, Caribou Rainforest Moskowitz


Paperback Picks: books by Chloe Benjamin, Zadie Smith and more

Among this week's half-dozen Paperback Picks are works by a pioneering African-American playwright, filmmaker, activist, film editor and educator; a noir thriller set in 1918 New Orleans; and more.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, New Orleans, Chloe Benjamin Zadie Smith


‘It’ Making-Of Book Coming this September, in Time for ‘It Chapter Two’

I don’t know about you, but I’m a big fan of those coffee table books that delve into the making of a movie. Usually loaded with concept art, interviews, and behind-the-scenes photos, they’re a great way to gain insight into a movie’s production. After I saw Andy Muschietti‘s adaptation of Stephen King’s It, I hoped a making-of book would be released showcasing the production design that went into bringing the tale of terror to life. Sadly, it didn’t happen. But it looks like I’m finally going ...
Tags: Amazon, Books, Movies, Horror, Stephen King, It, King, Roy Lee, Muschietti, Andy Muschietti, It: Chapter Two, Barbara Muschietti Dan Lin, Alyse Wax, You'll Float Too: The World of IT


Another ‘Stranger Things’ Tie-In Book Will Focus on the Origins of Chief Hopper

The first Stranger Things tie-in novel arrived in stores this week, and Netflix is wasting no time promoting the next book linked to their hit sci-fi series. The first book, Suspicious Minds, focused on Eleven’s mother, Terry Ives, and how she got caught up in the experiments of a secret government organization in the 1960s. But the second book will shift the focus to Eleven’s surrogate father, Chief Hopper (played by David Harbour on the series). Darkness on the Edge of Town will follow the ea...
Tags: Books, New York, Television, Movies, New York City, Sci-fi, Indiana, Netflix, Cool Stuff, Hopper, Stranger Things, David Harbour, Hawkins Indiana, Terry Ives


21 Places To Read Free Books Online

Here are 21 of my favorite places to read free books online. Getting ebooks for free online will save you money, and save you some bookshelf space as well! The post 21 Places To Read Free Books Online appeared first on Bible Money Matters and was written by Peter Anderson. Copyright © Bible Money Matters - please visit biblemoneymatters.com for more great content.
Tags: Books, Education, Entertainment, Marketing, Frugality, Peter Anderson


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, Feb. 8-15

    Samantha Indrieri’s “Second Take” is part of the “Unusual Views” exhibit opening on Feb. 11 at the Sturt Haaga Gallery at Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge. (Photo courtesy Samantha Indrieri)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Hello Kitty Cafe Truck: Fans of “Hello Kitty” products find limited-edit...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Lunar New Year, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN


For Valentine’s Day, a roundup of books about love — in all its forms

Here are four recently published books about love, from the book equivalent of a movie rom-com to a thriller firmly ensconced in "Gone Girl" territory and more.
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Crime fiction: In ‘The Moroccan Girl,’ a thriller writer becomes a real spy

Charles Cummings is the primary heir to espionage legend John le Carré. And his newest novel centers around a fascinating premise: what happens when a writer of thrillers is recruited to be a real spy?
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, John Le Carre, Charles Cummings


Burbank’s horror haven Dark Delicacies is moving, thanks to generous fans and a tweet from Guillermo del Toro

Whether you’re a die-hard horror movie and fiction fan, a professional author or filmmaker of the stuff or just a casual stroller through Burbank’s quirky Magnolia Park business district, Dark Delicacies has been an institution for nearly 25 years. One that seemed doomed just a few weeks ago. Del and Sue Howison, the husband-and-wife owners/founders of the first purely horror-oriented book and gift store announced that, when their current lease ends in May, they would have to leave the space Dar...
Tags: Books, Business, Real Estate, Hollywood, Movies, News, New York City, Sport, Netflix, Soccer, Queens, Guillermo Del Toro, Oscar, Local News, Porto, Maya


Michelle Obama reschedules Tacoma appearance

Michelle Obama's talk at the Tacoma Dome has been rescheduled due to weather predictions.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Michelle Obama, Local News, Tacoma, Tacoma Dome, Nation & World Politics


In ‘Trailblazer,’ Dorothy Butler Gilliam shares her struggles — and successes — as The Washington Post’s first black female reporter

Dorothy Butler Gilliam was the first black female reporter at The Washington Post. In a new memoir, she shares the struggles she faced, and provides insights that resonate in today's media landscape.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Washington Post, The Washington Post, Dorothy Butler Gilliam


HOW TO: Randall "XKCD" Munroe's forthcoming book of "absurd scientific advice"

Randall "XKCD" Munroe's next book has been announced: How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, a sequel of sorts to his 2014 book What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, spun out of his wonderful XKCD spinout site. It's out on Sept 3, and the publisher's description makes it (as Kottke says) an instant pre-order: "For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try ...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, Science, News, Webcomics, Humor, Xkcd, Kottke, Explainers For Mad Scientists, Randall XKCD Munroe


WHAT IF: Randall "XKCD" Munroe's forthcoming book of "absurd scientific advice"

Randall "XKCD" Munroe's next book has been announced: How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems, a sequel of sorts to his 2014 book What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions, spun out of his wonderful XKCD spinout site. It's out on Sept 3, and the publisher's description makes it (as Kottke says) an instant pre-order: "For any task you might want to do, there's a right way, a wrong way, and a way so monumentally bad that no one would ever try ...
Tags: Post, Books, Happy Mutants, Gift Guide, Science, News, Webcomics, Humor, Xkcd, Kottke, Explainers For Mad Scientists, Randall XKCD Munroe


Book-It takes on the raw pain, gallows humor of addiction with ‘American Junkie’

Book-It is adapting Tom Hansen's "American Junkie," his precise, raw, plain-spoken memoir about becoming a heroin user and dealer in Seattle's music scene, to the stage.
Tags: Books, News, Entertainment, Theater, Seattle, Tom Hansen


Marlon James Talks Superheroes, the Joy of Fantasy, and His Stunning New Book Black Leopard, Red Wolf

Marlon James is already a big deal; he won the prestigious Man Booker Prize in 2015 for his crime novel A Brief History of Seven Killings. But Black Leopard, Red Wolf—the first entry in his Dark Star fantasy trilogy, which the Jamaican-born author himself dubbed “the African Game of Thrones”—levels up in a huge way.Read more...
Tags: Books, Comics, Science, Interview, Marlon James, Black Panther, Wolf, Captain Marvel, X Men, Spider Man Into The Spider Verse, Black Leopard Red Wolf, Dark Star Trilogy, Seven Killings But Black Leopard Red Wolf


‘Where the Crawdads Sing’ is the local top fiction best-seller

‘Becoming’ is the local top non-fiction best-selle
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