The weekly web ramble (4/29)

Links from the web jungle


GalleyCat has a put together a list of excerpts from the Hugo Award nominees

– The 2011 Edgar Award winners

Publishers Weekly‘s picks for the big Children’s Books of BEA

Robert Louis Stevenson’s collection of Samoan fairy tales will finally be published together

– For national poetry month, here’s a poem by Kate DiCamillo that both Shannon Hale and Stephanie Burgis adore


Shannon Hale shares her mortifying memories of being an author on tour

Ilona Andrews on e-book sales and realistic expectations

Stephanie Burgis, on hard truths in her life

Meg Cabot explains how Key West was an inspiration for Abandon

– SFBC interviews Scott Westerfeld, and he drops a few hints about Goliath:


– Read an excerpt from Legend by Marie Lu (a much buzzed upcoming dystopian release)

Check out the first 99 pages of Starcrossed, by Josephine Angelini

– Read an excerpt from Missing on Superstition Mountain by Elise Broach

Lauren DeStefano, author of Wither, has posted two short stories for us to enjoy: Exit and The World Over

– You can read the first 15 chapters of The Winds of Khalakovo by Bradley P. Beaulieu

50 page Fridays: Embassytown by China Mieville