Sunday linky

Since I always go a little bit brain-dead after finishing a draft, here are some other people being smart instead:

Rebecca Stead on the need to let tweens get out and explore their world.

stinabat on the disturbing side of our growing fascinationg with zombies. Short version: does some part of us like them because they’re simple villains, and create a very clear-cut sort of us vs. them scenario? And if so, what does that say about our own politics?

marypearson on what YA is–and isn’t.

stephanieburgis has posted chapter one of her forthcoming A Most Improper Magick, and it is a most excellent thing.

Uncomfortable questions: was the Death Star attack an inside job? (Via telophase.)

The werewolf never gets any respect.

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