The weekly web ramble (2/4)

The weekly linkage round-up


The strangest places children’s book editors have been pitched a book

– has a round up of January’s sci/fantasy short fiction

– A concerned literary agent points out a troubling clause in the new Macmillan contact

China Mieville‘s web comic, London Intrusion, in its entirety

Jim C. Hines gives us 20 (hilarious) Neil Gaiman facts


Scott Westerfeld breaks down the BitchMedia YA list controversy

Philip Pullman‘s speech on saving the Oxfordshire libraries

China Mieville on how he started writing genre

A conversation with Ben Aaronovitch, author of Midnight Riot


– Read an excerpt from Carrie Vaughn‘s upcoming swashbuckling YA, Steel

Ilona Andrews gives us part 2 of the Curran POV scene (from the end of Magic Bleeds)

Kim Harrison gives us chapter 4 of Pale Demon

– Check out True Grit: Mean Business, a free 24 page graphic novel adapted from the novel by Charles Portis

50 page Friday: The Red Wolf Conspiracy by Robert V.S. Redick