Twilight, Fringe, Armstrong, Butcher, Hamilton and more in the news

Robert Pattinson, who plays teenage vampire Edward Cullen in the upcoming film Twilight, was group interviewed by and others at Comic Con.

“[It’s] very difficult to see, really, what he’s thinking.” Pattinson said. “Because he’s always hiding things from Bella all the time. And especially when I read the unfinished [book,] Midnight Sun, which is from Edward’s … perspective, that kind of changed, because it helped things a bit.”

New blog, has posted video footage of Kelley Armstrong signing for fans at Comicon.

Another new blog,, was also at Comicon and nabbed Dresden Files author Jim Butcher for an interview in a storage room (plus bonus video material).

Laurell K Hamilton has posted a new episode of her podcast via her blog and is hoping to make it a monthly event.

From the Washington Post, Young Adult novels about life on the fringes, a look at Ivy by Julie Hearn, Ink Exchange by Melissa Marr, Little Brother by Corey Doctorow, and The Underneath by Kathi Appelt.

Just when you thought there was nothing left to be told of Batman’s story… Neil Gaiman will be writing Batman.

According to the trailer for the comic version of The Stand, Stephen King is “the greatest science fiction, fantasy and horror writer of our generation.” Hmmm. Horror maybe, but  SF and fantasy? I’d put Neil Gaiman over King for fantasy. Not sure about SF. Who do you think reigns supreme in horror, SF and fantasy?

JJ Abrams leaked info about his new TV series Fringe. It’s typical Abrams, mytho-scientific, and inspired by 1970s movie Altered States. But I’ll be giving it a try because it’s got Pacey:



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