The weekly web ramble (12/31)

Our weekly link roundup from the tweetverse and blogosphere.


– Presenting Lenore looks ahead to the dystopian reads of 2011

– The Book Smuggler’s most excellent books of 2010 and most anticipated books of 2011

– A look at early robots and automatons, courtesy of Jonathan Carroll

– has stuff you didn’t know about Victorian women

– PBS’s Rebecca Eaton, the producer behind all things Masterpiece, on creating historical dramas:

– Egmont publisher Elizabeth Law and editor Alison Weiss answer questions about the YA market


– Short essays from Scott Westerfeld, Paolo Bacigalupi and Maggie Steifvater on the dark side of YA

Javier Grillo-Marxuach (the writer behind The Middleman TV and comics) recounts his year without Star Wars

Ally Carter on trends in publishing


– A tiny peek at Ally Carter‘s upcoming Heist Society 2: Uncommon Criminals