Byrt’s weekly blog ramble (11/19)

Our weekly trundle through the tweetverse and blogoshere


– The stars of Harry Potter try to speak American:

Warren Ellis threw the gauntlet and holy steampunk. Batman! True poster awesomeness – here’s a taste:

– A first look at pictures from HBO’s upcoming Game of Thrones series

Steven Gould on waterproofing your ipad


Neil Gaiman‘s annual NeNoWriMo pep talk

Holly Black‘s NeNoWriMo pep talk

Kim Harrison‘s NeNoWriMo thoughts from 2009 on how she outlines

Maureen Johnson takes on the James Frey situation (and here’s the contract she’s talking about)

Kristen Cashore says thank you to her editor

Melissa Marr chats with Robin McKinley

Kathy Reichs on real life inspiration and from Bones to her books

Hal Duncan‘s It Gets Better video:


– A new snippet and a deleted scene from Magic Slays by Ilona Andrews

– Tor short story: Lightbringers and Rainmakers by Felix Gilman

– Del Rey Spectra’s 50 page Friday: Alan Dean Foster‘s The Human Blend