Byrt’s weekly blog ramble (11/12)

Our weekly trundle through the blogosophere and tweetverse


– Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon will crack you up with their Michael Cain impressions:

– Ian McKellen hilariously describes filming the Bridge of Khazad-dum sequence:

PBS chats with Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss, the co-creators of Sherlock

J.K. Rowling is considering more wizarding books – but they won’t star Harry Potter

– If you write a note here, it will be printed out and put into Tom Clancy books that are being given to recovering soldiers at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center


Sophia McDougall stands up for steampunk

Ally Carter, on book piracy

Marjorie M. Liu interviews Clay and Susan Griffiths, authors of The Greyfriar

Mercedes Lackey on her first sale


– Baen is giving the world the entire Vorkosigan Saga by Lois McMaster Bujold FREE

Check out the first 50 pages of Lucy A. Snyder‘s Spellbent

– A peek at the first 12 pages of the new English translation of Adele Blanc-Sec, from Fantagraphics

Both a rip-roaring adventure series set in pre-World War I Paris and a parody of same, Adèle Blanc-Sec by Jacques Tardi has been enchanting, thrilling, and puzzling readers worldwide through four decades.

A deleted scene from Brenna Yovanoff‘s The Replacement

A deleted scene from Ally Carter‘s Only the Good Spy Young