The weekly web ramble (4/15)

Links from the web jungle


- School Library Journal on the Harper Collins vs. libraries e-book kerfuffle

- Peter Jackson shares tantalizing video from the set of The Hobbit

- In honor of National Poetry Month, MediaBistro unearthed a reading of Roald Dahl‘s Cinderella (from Revolting Rhymes):


Gail Carriger shares her favorite sources for Victorian London and steampunk research

- Holly Black on her curse workers series and diversity

- Richelle Mead reveals some details about her upcoming Vampire Academy spin-off series, Bloodlines

- Aimee Carter, author of The Goddess Test, explains why Hades wasn’t so bad

- Deanna Raybourn‘s take on the new Wonder Woman

- Plus some of her favorite sources for Victoriana and poisons research

- Catherynne M. Valente on Russian Myth and Folklore


- Read an excerpt from Divergent, Veronica Roth‘s upcoming (and much buzzed) dystopian YA

- Ilona Andrews gives us a snippet from her upcoming book, Fate’s Edge (The Edge #3)

- Check out an excerpt from Blood Magic, a paranormal YA from Tessa Gratton

- has Kim Stanley Robinson’s dystopian SF short, The Lunatics, up for our reading pleasure

- A short by Cory Doctorow,Chicken Little, is also up on – this story was originally printed in Gateways, an anthology of original stories inspired by science fiction great Frederik Pohl

- A peek at The Girl in the Steel Corset by Kady Cross

Read the first two chapters of Uncommon Criminals (Heist Society #2) by Ally Carter (you just have to scroll down a bit)