The weekly web ramble (12/17)

Our weekly link roundup from the tweetverse and blogosphere.


– What it’d look like if your sci fi favorites were made into children’s books

Cory Doctorow on the future of the internet and DOS attacks:

– Maureen Corrigan’s favorite murder mysteries of 2010, for NPR


Sir Terry Pratchett on his battle with dementia

John Courtenay on reclaiming the vampire

Allison Leotta on the five things TV crime shows get wrong

– Richard Kadrey‘s top 10 reads of 2010

Stephen King answers fan questions about his latest, Full Dark, No Stars


– Peek at chapter one of Kim Harrison‘s upcoming Hollows novel, Pale Demon

– Peek at the prologue of Ilona Andrews‘ upcoming Kate Daniels novel, Magic Slays

– Download Reaper, a FREE novella from Rachel Vincent that takes place in the Soul Screamers world

– Read Carrie Vaughn‘s SF short Amaryllis (recently picked to be included in The Year’s Best Science Fiction anthology), here

– A tiny peek at City of Fallen Angels, the forth book in Cassandra Clare‘s Mortal Instruments series

– Read the prologue and first chapter of The Lost Saint by Bree Despain, the second book in her Dark Divine series