The weekly web ramble (2/4)

The weekly linkage round-up


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

- 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


- 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


- 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