The weekly web ramble (7/1)

Links from the web jungle


- JB Dickey, owner of the Seattle Mystery Bookshop, explains why he won’t support Amazon’s new mystery imprint

- The 2011 Locus Award winners

- Agent Ginger Clark explains why world rights, one cover isn’t the best idea


- Neil Gaiman on why it’s worth defending the freedom of icky speech

- Carrie Vaughn shares her sources for Chinese mythology

- Andrew Smith shares a lonely YA reflection

- Jonathan Auxier shares 5 things he learned at ALA

Orbit podcast Episode #4: an interview with Mira Grant


- Check out chapter three of Jim Butcher‘s Ghost Story

- Stephanie Burgis has posted the first chapter of A Tangle of Magicks (aka Renegade Magic, Kat, Incorrigible #2) for our reading pleasure

- Tor has posted Carrie Vaughn‘s short story, “Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan” from the Wild Cards anthology

- Also from Tor, check out the second chapter of Brian Sanderson‘s The Alloy of Law

- 50 page Fridays: Dragon’s Time by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey