Category Archives: Cassandra Clare

Latest Interesting Quotes from SK/CC Articles: “Wankiest Wanks” Edition

Comment at BookThingo: “That scene in question where Nick is saved by a tattooed ‘goth’ stranger dressed in leather is from Kenyon’s book Night Pleasures which was published back in the 90s.”

Slate has written on the case, in a two-page piece:

“In an email, Holly Black, a novelist and longtime writing partner and friend of Clare’s, told me that early drafts of and a proposal for City of Bones did use the name Darkhunters.” Tez Says: This confirms what we already knew, but it’s good to hear it from someone in Clare’s inner circle. So Clare can’t deny Darkhunters were included.

“However, while attending a publishing trade show in May 2006, Black was given a copy of one of Kenyon’s books and noticed that the term ‘Dark-Hunter appeared on its cover, trademarked. ‘This was before any book of [Clare’s] was in print,’ Black added.” Tez Says: Even back then, the term was trademarked.

“If Harry Potter fans generated the most epic wanks in the fan world, then Cassandra Clare was ground zero for some of the wankiest wanks in all of fandom.” Tez Says: OK, I just included this quote from the article’s author, Laura Miller (no relation), because I liked it 😉

“‘Back in the day,’ Cleolinda Jones, a onetime regular at Fandom Wank, wrote to me, ‘we used to say, “The first rule of fanfic is, do not take money for your fanfic.” Because the overriding fear was intellectual property holders would sue everybody and shut fandom down.'” Tez Says: This is why many people do not approve of P2P (pulled-to-publish fan fiction).

Some SK/CC Links

Needed a place to put links for easy referral. Here they are. DISCLAIMER: I know nothing about the law. I’ve never read a Kenyon book, but read four Clare books years ago. NOTE: I’ve posted the following as a comment on The Passive Voice blog post, as well as my Tumblr (genrecats), and now here on my WordPress.

That “Clare did it first” thing is a fallacy. While it is true that Kenyon’s Chronicles of Nick were published AFTER The Mortal Instruments, Nick’s backstory is threaded throughout the Dark-Hunter series – which came out BEFORE The Mortal Instruments. This comment on a Dear Author post explains it:

Here’s a photo of an early edition of City of Bones, which includes the word “Darkhunters”, before it was changed in later printings:

Here’s a Tumblr post with screenshots of Clare’s fanfiction compared with TV/film scripts: Not word-for-word copying, but lightly rewritten. That doesn’t relate to Kenyon, though; this is just Clare’s history.

Also, Clare tried to sell merchandise of her Lord of the Rings fanfic, but she may not have gained permission from the Tolkien Estate before she did: Again, this is nothing to do with Kenyon – just Clare’s history.

I still don’t think writers unrelated to the case should worry about how the case affects them until the outcome. Kenyon isn’t trying to stop ANYONE and EVERYONE from writing specific things – just Clare. You only need to worry about “if this sets a precedent” when/if the time comes. The case is in early days yet – I’ve heard these suits can take years.

December 2011 Releases

Done with November 2011 Releases? Here are December 2011 Releases. To see future titles, check Reading Wishlist.

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5 New Covers: Clare, Clifford, Gibsen, Harrison & Jones

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April 2011 Releases

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9 New Covers (Armstrong, Caine, Clare, Gay, Snyder, Stewart, Tracey & Verday)

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Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, Day 2: Great Covers

Today, December 22, is the second day of Persnickety Snark’s FIVE Challenge, and today’s particular challenge is…Great Covers!

Adele’s list may be YA only, but I’m including all age brackets. Where necessary I’m listing the country, because some countries get fabulous covers while other countries get stooged.

Anyhoo, here we are, counting down from 5 to 1 – yes, I do play favourites:

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September 2010 Releases

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8 New Deals

Added to my wishlist this month:

Jessica Anthony & Rodrigo Corral‘s multimedia young adult novel CHOPSTICKS to Ben Schrank at Razorbill (World Rights). Print publication in 2011, but will unfolkd in a variety of digital formats beforehand (website, Twitter, app, etc). The relationship between a piano prodigy & a boy from her past. The heroine, who is in a Bronx mental hospital after suffering a breakdown, begins corresponding with her former neighbour, an Argentinean boy who lived next door to her when she was 6. She then escapes the institution to reunite with him.

Cassandra Clare‘s CITY OF LOST SOULS & CITY OF HEAVENLY FIRE to Karen Wojtyla at Margaret McElderry Books (US). They’re books 5 & 6 in the Mortal Instruments series, scheduled for May 2012 & September 2013 respectively.

Sara Wilson Etienne‘s THE HARBINGER in a 2-book deal to Stacey Barner at Putnam. A paranormal set in a near-future world in which a diminishing oil supply has led to chaos as cities have fallen prey to mass rioting. The 16-year-old heroine begins the novel trapped in a prisonlike school called Holbrook Academy, where she’s tormented by strange visions. These visions lead her to the Harbinger, who has been sent to destroy the world in order to save it. As fate would have it, our heroine is the only one who can stop the titular being. To be published in 2012.

Melissa Marr‘s untitled trilogy to Anne Hoppe at HarperCollins (World Rights) in the upper 6-figure range. A young female assassin lives in a world where “myth meets science”. Book 1 is tentatively scheduled for 2013.

Saundra Mitchell‘s THE SPRINGSWEET (a companion to THE VESPERTINE) to Julie Tibbott at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s, for publication in 2012. A woman mourning the passing of her fiancé heads to Oklahoma to start a new life in the Victorian-era wild west.

Kathleen Peacock‘s HEMLOCK in a 3-book significant deal for publication in 2011 to Claudia Gabel at Katherine Tegen Books (NA). A small town is under siege by a werewolf virus. A girl must track down her best friend’s killer while trying to choose between the human boy who loves her & the troubled werewolf who saves her life.

Amy Kathleen Ryan‘s THE CHILDREN OF NEW HOPE in a 3-book deal to Jennifer Weis at St. Martin’s in a major deal. (Rights also sold to Pan Macmillan Australia, Pan Macmillan UK & Droemer in Germany.) 2 young lovers en route to colonise a distant planet are attacked by their supposed allies and separated, & now must find a way back to each other to save their ship, their mission & the future of the human race.

Kristen Simmons’s ARTICLE 5 in a 3-book deal for publication in 2011 to Melissa Frain at Tor. YA dystopian thriller series set in a world where religious zealotry governs, but true love still prevails & led by a strong-willed heroine who is more Katniss than Bella.

August 2010 Releases

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