Discussion in 'General Books' started by runetracey, Aug 31, 2010.
Who likes the current trend of urban fantasy?
I like urban fantasy, but not everything.
I mean, i like Holly Black's books but i don't like Twilight. So i guess it is not a rule for me to like everything written as Urban Fantasy.
Well, I also like urban fantasy..it´s a great idea putting fantasy worlds in our sphere. It´s a mixture of classic and modern fantasy, its contemporary style can (and does!) attract many readers who are not quite that into high fantasy, so it can serve as a good introduction to fantasy with the nice mixturev of romance, adventure and creatures that are more human-alike than in any other fantasy genres.
What do you think? And do you know many people who read urban fantasy? Well, I don´t know many..i guess only 2 (me included ;P) And I don´t talk about this ´erotic´ urban fantasy (eg by Lara Adrian), where vampires are sexbombs like no others and so on..
I read some Charles DeLint years ago, before I gave up on fantasy completely for a while. Doppelganster by Laura Resnick is the first urban fantasy I've read since, and that was fun. It isn't my first choice, but I think I'll read more, including the next two books in Resnick's series.
I haven't been a huge fan of a lot of it, but I did like a some of DeLint's work. I prefer the books set in Ottawa over the ones set in fictional Newford. I also really like Emma Bull's War For The Oaks.
I've only really read Tanya Huff's urban fantasy, but it's more comedic than anything else.
Greybeard: Would you recommend Doppelganster? I've read some of Resnick's other works a while back, and enjoyed it--but not enough to the point that I'd take the time to deliberately seek out other books.
It's a fun, light read. If you like humour and mystery mixed in with your fantasy then I recommend it. If not, it's worth picking up if you stumble across it.
I enjoyed The Hunter's Moon when I was younger, and does The Mists of Avalon count?? Also the Mortal Instruments was pretty good... I usually enjoy anything that's written well... that's my biggest requirement for what I read!
love it! especially Dresden Files and similar works.
I've found myself reading quite a bit of urban fantasy lately, from the Dresden Files (I loved Changes, even with the ending), to Mark Chadbourn's Age of Misrule trilogy. Having dipped my toe into the genre, I think I'll be looking for more.
Hmm, I might--right now, though, I really want to get a copy of GRRM's Dreamsongs I/II, as well as an anthology of Harlan Ellison's short stories--neither of which come cheap, unfortunately. I'll keep an eye out for Resnick the next time I wander into a used bookstore, though.
Might not work very well since only one has been release so far.
http://www.webscription.net has Ellison collections, so if you have an e-book reader you can get what you need there.
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