The weekly web ramble (2/25)

Links from the web jungle


– The 2010 Nebula Award nominees

– The 2010 Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalists

– Kirkus Reviews’ list of starred Mystery reviews of 2011 (so far)

– NPR has the 2011 books-into-films lineup

Joshua Foer (co-founder of Atlas Obscura), author of Moonwalking with Einstein: The Art and Science of Remembering Everything, on how he trained his brain to become a world-class memory athlete

Wendell Potter, author of Deadly Spin, an insider’s account of health insurance practices, explains what to look out for when shopping for a health insurance policy


Sean Beaudoin is one funny YA writer

Y.S. Lee on the pretty pink girl thing

Megan McCafferty talks Bumped, her upcoming dystopian YA

– Kim Harrison answers six questions

Ilona Andrews explains the legality of using real people in fiction


– Dark, creepy fantasy short The Yew’s Embrace by Francesca Forrest, from Strange Horizons

50 page Fridays: The Raven Queen by Jules Watson

– New excerpt from Steel by Carrie Vaughn, out 3/15

– Peek at chapter one of Carrie Vaughn‘s After the Golden Age, out 4/12

Excerpt from Megan McCafferty’s Bumped, out 5/1