The weekly web ramble (2/25)

Links from the web jungle

WEB OF INTEREST –>

- The 2010 Nebula Award nominees

- The 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalists

- Kirkus Reviews’ list of starred Mystery reviews of 2011 (so far)

- NPR has the 2011 books-into-films lineup

- Joshua Foer (co-founder of Atlas Obscura), author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, on how he trained his brain to become a world-class memory athlete

- Wendell Potter, author of Deadly Spin, an insider’s account of health insurance practices, explains what to look out for when shopping for a health insurance policy

<– AUTHOR TALK

- Sean Beaudoin is one funny YA writer

- Y.S. Lee on the pretty pink girl thing

- Megan McCafferty talks Bumped, her upcoming dystopian YA

Kim Harrison answers six questions

- Ilona Andrews explains the legality of using real people in fiction

WEB READS –>

- Dark, creepy fantasy short The Yew’s Embrace by Francesca Forrest, from Strange Horizons

- 50 page Fridays: The Raven Queen by Jules Watson

- New excerpt from Steel by Carrie Vaughn, out 3/15

- Peek at chapter one of Carrie Vaughn‘s After the Golden Age, out 4/12

- Excerpt from Megan McCafferty’s Bumped, out 5/1

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