Clare, Cassandra

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Pseudonym of Iranian-born author Judith Rumelt (1973-    ), in the US from an early age, who signed as Cassandra Claire for early fan fiction; she began to publish work of genre interest with "The Girl's Guide to Defeating the Dark Lord" in Turn the Other Chick (anth 2004) edited by Esther Friesner, but soon focused on longer book-length titles. She is best-known for two linked series of Young Adult Urban Fantasies (see TheEncyclopedia of Fantasyunder links below); the second of these – the Infernal Devices series comprising Clockwork Angel (2010), Clockwork Prince (2011) and Clockwork Princess (2013) – precedes in terms of internal chronology the Mortal Instruments series, comprising City of Bones (2007), City of Ashes (2008), City of Glass (2009), City of Fallen Angels (2011), City of Lost Souls (2012) and The Shadowhunter's Codex (2013), the first five variously assembled as boxed sets. Set in nineteenth century London, and interwoven with Steampunk motifs that modestly evoke sf, Infernal Devices provides backstory explaining the origin of the cadre of teenagers known as Shadowhunters, who defend the planet against supernatural creatures including Vampires. Mortal Instruments, which is set in contemporary New York, continues the long story, with a strong admixture of romance. [JC]

Judith Rumelt

born Teheran, Iran: 27 July 1973

died

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Mortal Instruments

  • City of Bones (New York: Simon and Schuster/Margaret K McElderry Books, 2007) [Mortal Instruments: hb/Cliff Nielsen]
  • City of Ashes (New York: Simon and Schuster/Margaret K McElderry Books, 2008) [Mortal Instruments: hb/Cliff Nielsen]
  • City of Glass (New York: Simon and Schuster/Margaret K McElderry Books, 2009) [Mortal Instruments: hb/Cliff Nielsen]
  • City of Fallen Angels (New York: Simon and Schuster/Margaret K McElderry Books, 2011) [Mortal Instruments: hb/Cliff Nielsen]
  • City of Lost Souls (New York: Simon and Schuster/Margaret K McElderry Books, 2012) [Mortal Instruments: hb/Cliff Nielsen]
  • The Shadowhunter's Codex (New York: Simon and Schuster/Margaret K McElderry Books, 2013) with Joshua Lewis [faux nonfiction: guide to series venues etc: Mortal Instruments: hb/Cliff Nielsen]
  • City of Heavenly Fire (New York: Simon and Schuster/Margaret K McElderry Books, 2014) [Mortal Instruments: hb/Cliff Nielsen]

Infernal Devices

  • Clockwork Angel (New York: Simon and Schuster/Margaret K McElderry Books, 2010) [Infernal Devices: hb/Cliff Nielsen]
  • Clockwork Prince (New York: Simon and Schuster/Margaret K McElderry Books, 2011) [Infernal Devices: hb/Cliff Nielsen]
  • Clockwork Princess (New York: Simon and Schuster/Margaret K McElderry Books, 2013) [Infernal Devices: hb/Cliff Nielsen]

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