The weekly web ramble (2/4)

The weekly linkage round-up

WEB OF INTEREST ->

- The strangest places children’s book editors have been pitched a book

- Tor.com has a round up of January’s sci/fantasy short fiction

- A concerned literary agent points out a troubling clause in the new Macmillan contact

- China Mieville‘s web comic, London Intrusion, in its entirety

- Jim C. Hines gives us 20 (hilarious) Neil Gaiman facts

<–AUTHOR TALK

- Scott Westerfeld breaks down the BitchMedia YA list controversy

- Philip Pullman‘s speech on saving the Oxfordshire libraries

- China Mieville on how he started writing genre

- A conversation with Ben Aaronovitch, author of Midnight Riot

WEB READS–>

- Read an excerpt from Carrie Vaughn‘s upcoming swashbuckling YA, Steel

- Ilona Andrews gives us part 2 of the Curran POV scene (from the end of Magic Bleeds)

- Kim Harrison gives us chapter 4 of Pale Demon

- Check out True Grit: Mean Business, a free 24 page graphic novel adapted from the novel by Charles Portis

- 50 page Friday: The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick

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