The weekly web ramble (7/1)

Links from the web jungle


– JB Dickey, owner of the Seattle Mystery Bookshop, explains why he won’t support Amazon’s new mystery imprint

– The 2011 Locus Award winners

– Agent Ginger Clark explains why world rights, one cover isn’t the best idea


Neil Gaiman on why it’s worth defending the freedom of icky speech

Carrie Vaughn shares her sources for Chinese mythology

Andrew Smith shares a lonely YA reflection

Jonathan Auxier shares 5 things he learned at ALA

– Orbit podcast Episode #4: an interview with Mira Grant


– Check out chapter three of Jim Butcher‘s Ghost Story

– Stephanie Burgis has posted the first chapter of A Tangle of Magicks (aka Renegade Magic, Kat, Incorrigible #2) for our reading pleasure

– Tor has posted Carrie Vaughn‘s short story, “Ghost Girl Takes Manhattan” from the Wild Cards anthology

– Also from Tor, check out the second chapter of Brian Sanderson‘s The Alloy of Law

50 page Fridays: Dragon’s Time by Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey