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Old March 9 2011, 05:59 AM   #16
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Re: URBAN FANTASY

Actually I've envisioned former "24" star Reiko Aylesworth for Anita Blake for some reason or perhaps Michelle Rodriguez.
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Old March 9 2011, 06:03 AM   #17
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Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files are another excellent example of the genre.
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Old March 9 2011, 06:06 AM   #18
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you have a picture of her ? what has she been in ?
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Old March 9 2011, 06:21 AM   #19
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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 . . . .
They're set in Las Vegas and California in the 1980s... excellent books, the first two seem standalone until the third one combines their plotlines.
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Old March 9 2011, 12:06 PM   #20
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Actually I've envisioned former "24" star Reiko Aylesworth for Anita Blake for some reason or perhaps Michelle Rodriguez.
If I had ever seen Michelle Rodriguez play a character whose first trait wasn't angry, I might agree with you.

I thought Erica Cerra would make a good Anita.
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Old March 9 2011, 02:45 PM   #21
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I think anita would like you're avatar she very much into pinguines .
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Old March 9 2011, 05:19 PM   #22
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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 . . . .[/QUOTE]

They're set in Las Vegas and California in the 1980s... excellent books, the first two seem standalone until the third one combines their plotlines.[/QUOTE]

I read and enjoyed Last Call. Bugsy Siegel as the Fisher King!

Haven't caught up with the later books, though. I still need to read Declare as well.

P.S. If you like Powers, you should check out Graham Joyce. A bit more literary, verging on mainstream, but great stuff. Requiem, Indigo, The Tooth Fairy . . . .

(Full disclosure: I acquired Graham's first four novels for Tor, although he's since moved on to other publishers.)
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Old March 9 2011, 06:10 PM   #23
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ty for the heads-up, I'll do that!

...and Declare was fun, it partly reminded me of the Roberta Lincoln parts of your first Khan novel.
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Old March 9 2011, 10:33 PM   #24
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has anyone read aberham lincoln vampire slayer yet great read . looking forward to the movie .
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Old March 9 2011, 11:22 PM   #25
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I like the actor they got to play Lincoln. That movie sounds like it will be entertaining.
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Old March 10 2011, 01:01 AM   #26
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who's playing lincoln ?
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Old March 10 2011, 02:14 AM   #27
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Shadowrun is probably the ultimate example of urban fantasy as far as I'm concerned.


Dresden Files is pretty awesome urban fantasy.
I agree! Harry Dresden is my favorite. The new Dresden Files book usually comes out in April but it's been pushed back to july this year, sigh.
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Old March 10 2011, 02:49 AM   #28
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have you seen the tv series ?
it ran only one season it was pretty good . I've read the first two novels and liked what I have read . plan to get back to it later this year .
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Old March 10 2011, 02:53 AM   #29
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Benjamen Walker is playing Lincoln. Mary Elizabeth Winstead is playing Mary Todd. Trent Reznor is playing vampire Jack Barts. Excellent and fun book and am looking forward to the film.

I also recently finished a book called "Blood Oath" the first in the President's Vampire (now a duology as the sequel is being released next month) written by Christopher Farnsworth which I would recommend checking out. Awesome book. The author has suggested Christian Bale and Justin Long as the leads for his two characters.

There's also Scott Synder's excellent "American Vampire" comic. Lots of good stuff out there.
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Old March 10 2011, 03:24 AM   #30
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well my main goal this year is to finish all 20 novels before the summer and then back
to st:tng relaunch and then jim butcher the dressden files followed by star trek vangaurd . the true blood series followed by st : ds9 relaunch then onto l a banks .
this way I keep up with several series this year and dont get burned out .
I buy two books a week . This week I picked up star trek tng resistance and laurell k hamilton's obsidian butterfly . and then I picked the new true blood graphic novel .

has anyone read lock and key ?
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