The Mortal Instruments is like The Avengers of teen fantasy

Remember when The Avengers came out, and it was just so gleefully jam-packed with crazy shit? Like, they shook the bag until every last thing fell out? The Mortal Instruments is like that, except for teen urban fantasy. This movie has everything in it, and it will make you laugh until you pass out. » 8/21/13 9:00am 8/21/13 9:00am

Will the Mortal Instruments movie keep the gay hero from the books?

Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments books have a lot in common with other recent urban fantasies — but one thing they have that's different is a major character who's revealed to be gay. We caught up with the stars of the film at Wondercon, and asked whether that will remain the case on screen. Spoilers ahead... » 4/05/13 3:29pm 4/05/13 3:29pm

Learn to Be a Better Writer By Reading Fanfiction

These days, it's pretty much accepted that fanfiction writers can become "real" authors. Fifty Shades of Grey started out as Twilight fanfic and is the year's biggest publishing sensation. Former fanfic writer Cassandra Clare is about to have a huge motion picture of her Mortal Engines series. And tons of major… » 1/01/13 12:00pm 1/01/13 12:00pm

First trailer for Mortal Instruments, are half-angel demon hunters the…

Now that Twilight is finito it's a bloody battle for the tween crown. Who will the kiddies camp out for and scream about next? The first competitor has just released its first trailer titled, The Mortal Instruments: City Of Bone. Based on the supernatural series by Cassandra Clare, The Mortal Instruments is about a… » 11/15/12 7:24am 11/15/12 7:24am

Our Love For Steampunk Is A Longing For Machines That Don't Suck

Lady Churchill's Rosebud Wristlet impressarios Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant have signed up to publish a new anthology of young-adult steampunk stories, featuring well-known authors, comics creators and YA authors. We asked Grant why people — especially young people — are so fascinated with steampunk. » 5/28/09 11:30am 5/28/09 11:30am