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July 7, 1992 | SHELDON TEITELBAUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Teitelbaum is a Los Angeles-based senior staff writer for the Jerusalem Report .
Science fiction novelist Harry Turtledove got the idea for his new book from a postcard he received in 1988 from a fellow writer, Judith Tarr. Tarr complained that the cover art for her latest book seemed "as anachronistic as Robert E. Lee with an Uzi." What was an annoyance to Tarr was serendipity for Turtledove. In his new Civil War novel "The Guns of the South," due out in October from Ballantine, Robert E.
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August 2, 2008 | David L. Ulin, Times Staff Writer
Los ANGELES, the playwright and performance artist Luis Alfaro once said, is "like a bunch of little border towns, and you have to cross over those borders. If you figure out the dynamics of each little border town, you can get along well." He's right and not in that snide Dorothy Parker "72 suburbs in search of a city" sort of way. This is why, in 2002, secession was such a hot-button issue, because the decentralized city makes it difficult to stake out common ground.
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February 7, 2005 | James Sallis, Special to The Times
Once an odd leaf on the tree, something of a sport even in the world of science fiction -- one thinks immediately of "Bring the Jubilee" by Ward Moore and Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" -- alternate history in recent years has become more a branch all its own, a virtual subgenre, one that Harry Turtledove has made his own. In "The Guns of the South," Turtledove had a group of white supremacists take AK-47s back to Gen. Robert E. Lee's troops.
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February 7, 2005 | James Sallis, Special to The Times
Once an odd leaf on the tree, something of a sport even in the world of science fiction -- one thinks immediately of "Bring the Jubilee" by Ward Moore and Philip K. Dick's "The Man in the High Castle" -- alternate history in recent years has become more a branch all its own, a virtual subgenre, one that Harry Turtledove has made his own. In "The Guns of the South," Turtledove had a group of white supremacists take AK-47s back to Gen. Robert E. Lee's troops.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 2, 2008 | David L. Ulin, Times Staff Writer
Los ANGELES, the playwright and performance artist Luis Alfaro once said, is "like a bunch of little border towns, and you have to cross over those borders. If you figure out the dynamics of each little border town, you can get along well." He's right and not in that snide Dorothy Parker "72 suburbs in search of a city" sort of way. This is why, in 2002, secession was such a hot-button issue, because the decentralized city makes it difficult to stake out common ground.
BOOKS
April 21, 1996 | JAMES SALLIS, James Sallis' most recent books are the novel "Black Hornet," "The Guitar in Jazz" and "Ash of Stars: On the Writing of Samuel P. Delany."
Some writers essay again and again the same virtual territory, circling ever more tightly inward toward fundamental themes, preoccupations and apperceptions, striving to get it, finally, absolutely, right. Others palpably change and develop with each novel, taking on new subject matter, extending their reach, pressing the scope of their regard and ambition. A few, a scant handful, do both. Tim Powers, for instance. The writer he most reminds me of in his best moments is Theodore Sturgeon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 19, 2000 | JAMES E. FOWLER
A Los Angeles alternative to the upcoming Nebula Awards ceremony in New York on Saturday will take place at Dangerous Visions, 13563 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks, at 2 p.m. that day. Past Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Award winners will attend, as well as crossover television writers. Authors Fiona Avery, David Beaucage, James P.
SPORTS
January 20, 2007
Marty Schottenheimer is definitely superior to Bill Belichick in instructing his team how to celebrate with class. Belichick is just a little better at making sure his team has a reason to celebrate. JOHN THOMPSON Chino To "The Drive" and "The Fumble," Marty Schottenheimer can now add "The Challenge." BRIAN S. DICKER Culver City The team anthem should be changed from "San Diego Super Chargers" to "San Diego Stupid Chargers." BOB DALLAPE Laguna Niguel It appears Bill Plaschke has the same feelings about seeing a Marty Schottenheimer-coached playoff game that I have about reading his columns.
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March 23, 2000
* Coin show--The International Coin Collectors Society presents Coin Expo/Valley this weekend at St. Nicholas Community Center in Encino. The show will feature a collection of millennium coins from around the world. The expo will also offer investment and collectible coins, coin-collecting supplies and memorabilia. Hours: Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. The center is at 17114 Ventura Blvd., Encino. $1-$2. (818) 997-6496.
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March 22, 2001
The Santa Clarita Master Chorale will perform "French Masterworks" this weekend in Valencia. Under the direction of Peter Pocock, the 43-voice ensemble will sing works by French composers Gabriel Faure and Maurice Durufle, with chamber orchestra accompaniment. Paul Plew of The Master's College music department will give a talk about the program at 7 p.m. * Santa Clarita Master Chorale; Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.; Valencia United Methodist Church, 25718 McBean Parkway. $12-$17. (661) 254-8886.
BOOKS
April 21, 1996 | JAMES SALLIS, James Sallis' most recent books are the novel "Black Hornet," "The Guitar in Jazz" and "Ash of Stars: On the Writing of Samuel P. Delany."
Some writers essay again and again the same virtual territory, circling ever more tightly inward toward fundamental themes, preoccupations and apperceptions, striving to get it, finally, absolutely, right. Others palpably change and develop with each novel, taking on new subject matter, extending their reach, pressing the scope of their regard and ambition. A few, a scant handful, do both. Tim Powers, for instance. The writer he most reminds me of in his best moments is Theodore Sturgeon.
NEWS
July 7, 1992 | SHELDON TEITELBAUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES: Teitelbaum is a Los Angeles-based senior staff writer for the Jerusalem Report .
Science fiction novelist Harry Turtledove got the idea for his new book from a postcard he received in 1988 from a fellow writer, Judith Tarr. Tarr complained that the cover art for her latest book seemed "as anachronistic as Robert E. Lee with an Uzi." What was an annoyance to Tarr was serendipity for Turtledove. In his new Civil War novel "The Guns of the South," due out in October from Ballantine, Robert E.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 23, 2000
The International Coin Collectors Society will present Coin Expo/Valley this weekend in Encino. The show will celebrate the new millennium with a collection of millennium coins from around the world. In addition to a variety of investment and collectible coins, a selection of coin-collecting supplies, memorabilia and other items will be offered. * Coin Expo/Valley, Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Nicholas Community Center, 17114 Ventura Blvd.
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