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Urban fantasy anyone?

Discussion in 'Sci-Fi, Fantasy, & Horror Books' started by kcmay, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. kcmay

    kcmay New Member

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    I've been a long-time fan of Charles de Lint, but he's the only urban fantasy writer I've read. I feel like I must be missing out on other wonderful authors/books in the genre. Any recommendations?

    Thanks!
     
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    Check out The Faery Reel for starters. Then pursue similar collections by Ellen Datlow and Teri Windling. I've read a few of them, and since it's been awhile, I see there are more now. Great stuff for Urban Fantasy buffs.
     
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    How about "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman? One of my favorites regardless of genre.
     
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    Thanks for the suggestions!

    I'd started reading American Gods, but I didn't like Neil Gaiman's writing style. It grated on me. I might see if I can read the opening of Neverwhere and see if it reads better in my head. :)
     
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    How about S.M. Stirling's The Change series?
     
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    Great series, but is it Urban Fantasy? I lump them in with alternative history. If you're going that route, might as well toss in the Ring of Fire series by Eric Flint and all of Harry Turtledove's work. My favorite is Turtledove's collaboration with Richard Dreyfuss on The Two Georges.
     
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    Urban Fantasy/Alternative History what's the difference?

    Actually, I take that back. The Change series I wouldn't consider alternative history.
     
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    I think these sort of stories are hard to label.


    Other titles/series to consider:
    Windmaster's Bane-Tom Dietz(first in the David Sullivan series)

    Mad Maudlin-Mercedes Lackey & Rosemary Edgehill(Bedlam's Bard series)
     
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    Caitlin R. Kiernan
    Ilona Andrews
    Jim Butcher

    Kiernan's material can also be classified as horror, so tread carefully if you're not a fan of that genre.
     
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    Excellent! Thank you! I am a fan of horror, so I'll put her on my list. :)
     
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    Then why not try out the Anita Blake series by Laurel K. Hamilton or the Sookie Stackhouse series by Charlaine Harris?
     

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