Byrt’s weekly blog ramble (10/29)

Our weekly trundle through the Tweetverse and Blogosphere


- the Jungle Red writers point out a sweet story in NYC that all started with reading

- After Glenn Beck took umbrage at Machine of Death‘s success, the Machine of Death blog posted this hilarious reply

Machine of Death is an indy published collection of sci-fi short stories from Ryan North, David Malki and Matthew Bennardo – it beat out Beck’s latest book for the #1 spot on Tuesday

- The Mad Hatter asked a dozen authors to tell us what steampunk is…

- Interview with amazing cover artist Don de Santos (he creates the Mercy Thompson covers, among many others)


- Maggie Stiefvater, on how she somehow ended up agreeing to give a speech for NASA

- A Jennifer Rardin interview, completed before she passed away

- Elizabeth Moon on the WisCon controversy


- Peek at The Greyfriar, steampunky vampire goodness from Clay and Susan Griffith, coming Nov 2

- Peek at chapter one of Towers of Midnight by Robert Jordan and Brian Sanderson, out next week

- Read the first hundred pages of Cross Fire, James Patterson‘s upcoming Alex Cross book

- Cool peek at the Steampunk Bible, coming 2011 from Jeff VanderMeer and S.J. Chambers