The weekly web ramble (7/29)

Links from the web jungle


– Here’s a look back at a 2007 article where Stephen King reflects on the Harry Potter phenomenon

– GalleyCat has a nice roundup of excerpts from the books that made the longlist for the 2011 Man Booker Prize for Ficton

– The World Fantasy Award nominees have been announced

– In case you missed it, check out Andrew Garfield’s incredibly sweet and rambling geek out about being at Comic-con, as the actor playing Spider-Man:


J.K. Rowling tells the Guardian that she’s been writing hard

T.C. McCarthy on his debut novel, Germline

Kirsten Imani Kasai talks Tattoo with Suvudu

– Suvudu also has posted video coverage of the “Putting the Epic in Epic Fantasy ” panel from Comic-con 2011, featuring George R. R. Martin, Brandon Sanderson, Kevin J. AndersonChristopher PaoliniPeter OrullianPatrick Rothfuss, and K.J. Taylor


– Take a gander at the first chapter of Kelli Stanley‘s upcoming Miranda Corbie novel, City of Secrets

– Check out an excerpt from Cleopatra’s Moon by Vicky Alvear Shecter

50 page Fridays: Ice Song by Kirsten Imani Kasai

– If you want an extremely spoilerific peek at Bloodrose, the third book in Andrea Cremer’s Nightshade trilogy (seriously guys, SPOILER ALERT), you can find the first twenty pages here

– has posted a new short story from Catherynne ValenteThe Girl Who Ruled Fairyland – For A Little While (a prequel to The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in A Ship of Her Own Making)

– And you can read the first 70 pages of Supernaturally, Kiersten White‘s follow up to Paranormalcy