The weekly web ramble (3/11)

Links from the web jungle


– Galley Cat has put together a sampler with links to excerpts from all the books that were nominated for 2011 National Book Critics Circle awards

– Galley Cat also has a sampler for the 2011 ALA Youth Media Awards

Kim Harrington on how she tortures her mother


Patricia Briggs on why she loves Mercy

Jacqueline Winspear talks Maisie Dobbs (you have to scroll down a bit to see the interview)

Nicole Peeler on On Age Appropriateness and Saucy Literature

Seanan McGuire‘s take on what’s happening in Wisconsin

Kevin Poulsin, editor of Wired (and former black hat hacker) talks about his debut novel, Kingpin


– Check out an excerpt from China Mieville‘s upcoming novel, Embassytown

Peek at Juniper Berry by M. P. Kozlowsky

The Sandal Bridea short story by Genevieve Valentine, from Fantasy Magazine

– Check out the first 60 pages of Steel by Carrie Vaughn

Peek at Naomi Novik’s upcoming manga, Will Super Villians Be on the Final?