The weekly web ramble (5/13)

Links from the web jungle


– The 2011 Locus Award Finalists

– The 2011 Anthony Award nominees

– The Centered Librarian has 43 literary terms we should all know

– Alyssa Rosenberg of The Atlantic on Why Women Love Fantasy Literature

– For those who didn’t hear, about Rep. Dean’s attack on Neil Gaiman


Lisa McMann answers the question: “do you think making a movie out of a book is selling out and/or unfair to the book?”

Catherynne M. Valente‘s Confessions of a Fairy Tale Addict

Eilis O’Neal gives us a peek at her writing process

Nathan Bransford on the case for putting a manuscript in a drawer

– A Q&A with Elise Broach, author of Masterpiece & the upcoming Missing on Superstition Mountain

Erik Larson discusses his latest non-fiction book, In The Garden of Beasts, with NPR’s Fresh Air


– Read an excerpt from This Dark Endeavor by Kenneth Oppel, coming this August

– Check out the first three chapters from Graveminder by Melissa Marr

– Read the first three chapters from The Lucky Kind by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

– Check out an excerpt from Ruby Red by Kerstin Gier

– Read an excerpt from The Taker by Alma Katsu