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timothy March 8 2011 11:38 PM

URBAN FANTASY
 
I love vampires werewolves and all kinds of creatures of the night . I have been reading a lot of vampire books lately authors like :

1) laurell k hamilton
2) charlaine harris
3) l a banks

just to name a few . also read all four of the twillight books . and I thought we could talk about books , show movies that follow this gener .

shows like :

ghost wishperer
being human bbc version vs american
supernatural
buffy the vampire slayer
angel
kindred the embraced

Canadave March 9 2011 01:48 AM

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Since when does Twilight count as urban fantasy? That takes place mostly in extremely rural Washington. :wtf:

My personal favourite in the genre, though I haven't read a lot of it, is probably Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I don't think I've ever read a book that takes advantage of its urban setting quite so much as that one. Though Mark Millar's The Good Fairies of New York, which I recently read for the first time, does come close. However, I didn't find the plot as engaging as Gaiman's work.

Velocity March 9 2011 02:55 AM

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I like Patricia Briggs, Jennifer Estep, Faith Hunter, Marjorie Liu, C.E. Murphy, Rob Thurman, Karen Marie Moning, Kalayna Price, Kat Richardson, Phaedra Weldon, S.L.Wright.... and several others. I probably read more Urban Fantasy than any other genre now. I used to read mainstream mysteries but they got to be the same thing over and over.

timothy March 9 2011 03:08 AM

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velocity very cool avatar love zim !! also twilight could be vampire romance then . also thanks for the author list . as far as neverwhere did you catch the bbc television series ?


currently reading laurell k hamilton's bloody bones :drool::drool::drool:

currently watching season 5 of supernatural :mallory::mallory::mallory:


went to the dollars movies saw harry potter deathly hollows and season of the witch . Looking forward to RED RIDING HOOD . :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin::whistle:

Checkmate March 9 2011 03:10 AM

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Shadowrun is probably the ultimate example of urban fantasy as far as I'm concerned.

Admiral_Young March 9 2011 03:19 AM

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I'm glad someone brought up Laurel K. Hamilton. Anita Blake blows "Twilight" and "True Blood" out of the water and she deserves her own show or movie.

Greg Cox March 9 2011 03:20 AM

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Another good one, if you can find it, is The Wizard of Pigeons by Megan Lindholm (aka "Robin Hobb). I have a special fondness for that one since it's set in downtown Seattle.

Timothy: You'd probably also like Carrie Vaughn's "Kitty Norville" series, which involves a female werewolf with her own radio show.

Bishop76 March 9 2011 03:24 AM

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Checkmate wrote: (Post 4796193)
Shadowrun is probably the ultimate example of urban fantasy as far as I'm concerned.

:techman:

Dresden Files is pretty awesome urban fantasy.

Klaus March 9 2011 03:24 AM

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Tim Powers! :D

Vendikarr March 9 2011 03:26 AM

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Admiral_Young wrote: (Post 4796209)
I'm glad someone brought up Laurel K. Hamilton. Anita Blake blows "Twilight" and "True Blood" out of the water and she deserves her own show or movie.

Since timothy doesn't seem to be very far along in the series...


timothy March 9 2011 03:26 AM

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I just checked my nook mr.cox she's on there well at seven of them are .
Also , later this year looking forward to reading simon R green .

I would love to see a anita blake movie maybe played be nana visitor .

Greg Cox March 9 2011 04:53 AM

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Klaus wrote: (Post 4796217)
Tim Powers! :D


Tim Powers is great, but I'm not sure I think of him as urban fantasy. Books like The Anubis Gates and On Stranger Tides are more gonzo historical fantasy . . . .

Here's hoping the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie makes him a household name!

timothy March 9 2011 05:07 AM

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also can't wait for season three of trueblood . a may release I don't have HBO .

Klaus March 9 2011 05:30 AM

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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 4796408)
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Klaus wrote: (Post 4796217)
Tim Powers! :D


Tim Powers is great, but I'm not sure I think of him as urban fantasy. Books like The Anubis Gates and On Stranger Tides are more gonzo historical fantasy . . . .

Here's hoping the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie makes him a household name!

Amen to that.. I was thinking of the Last Call/Expiration Date/Earthquake Weather series, not the historical ones.

Greg Cox March 9 2011 05:34 AM

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Klaus wrote: (Post 4796483)
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Greg Cox wrote: (Post 4796408)
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Klaus wrote: (Post 4796217)
Tim Powers! :D


Tim Powers is great, but I'm not sure I think of him as urban fantasy. Books like The Anubis Gates and On Stranger Tides are more gonzo historical fantasy . . . .

Here's hoping the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie makes him a household name!

Amen to that.. I was thinking of the Last Call/Expiration Date/Earthquake Weather series, not the historical ones.


Good point. I admit I've fallen behind in my Powers reading. I'm mostly familar with his early historical fantasies like The Stress of Her Regard . . . .


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