Petra Mayer http://ksut.org en Lev Grossman: A 'Magician' Grows Up http://ksut.org/post/lev-grossman-magician-grows The final book in Lev Grossman's <em>Magicians</em> trilogy comes out this week — <em>The Magician's Land</em>. It's a literary fantasy, inspired by Narnia and <em>Harry Potter</em>, that tells the story of what happens to brilliant young wizards when they grow up and have to deal with the world.<p>Grossman was promoting the novel at this year's San Diego Comic-Con, and as I discovered, he's a fantastic — and slightly terrifying — person to see Comic-Con with. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 09:10:00 +0000 Petra Mayer 37909 at http://ksut.org Lev Grossman: A 'Magician' Grows Up Allons-y! Why We've Been Traveling With 'Doctor Who' For 50 Years http://ksut.org/post/allons-y-why-weve-been-traveling-doctor-who-50-years This afternoon, millions of fez-wearing fans around the world will tune in to a very special episode of <em>Doctor Who</em>. The venerable British sci-fi series turns 50 today — though the time traveling alien Doctor himself is probably somewhere on the wrong side of 1,000.<p>From scrappy, low-budget beginnings (bubble-wrap monsters, anyone?), <em>Doctor Who</em> has become a global phenomenon. Only soap operas can match it for longevity and popularity. So what's the secret to the Doctor's appeal?<p>Well, let's start with a ringtone — mine, to be exact. Sat, 23 Nov 2013 09:21:00 +0000 Petra Mayer 26457 at http://ksut.org Allons-y! Why We've Been Traveling With 'Doctor Who' For 50 Years Fans Are Like Friends To 'Reigning Queen' Of Women's Fiction http://ksut.org/post/fans-are-friends-reigning-queen-womens-fiction Go to your nearest paperback rack, and odds are, you'll see two or three, or four, or — well, a lot of books by Debbie Macomber, an author <em>The Sacramento Bee</em> has dubbed "the reigning queen of women's fiction."<p>Macomber has 170 million books in print; the newest, <em>Rose Harbor in Bloom</em>, has just been released. Sun, 18 Aug 2013 18:22:00 +0000 Petra Mayer 22149 at http://ksut.org Fans Are Like Friends To 'Reigning Queen' Of Women's Fiction