URBAN FANTASY

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by timothy, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. timothy

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    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
     
  2. Canadave

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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.
     
  3. Velocity

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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.
     
  4. timothy

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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:
     
  5. Checkmate

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

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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.
     
  7. Greg Cox

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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.
     
  8. Bishop76

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    :techman:

    Dresden Files is pretty awesome urban fantasy.
     
  9. Klaus

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    Tim Powers! :D
     
  10. Vendikarr

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

    I enjoyed the early Anita Blake stories. I lost interest when it seemed to become all about sex. I realize that's a big draw for the female readers, but I enjoyed the earlier cases more.
     
  11. timothy

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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 .
     
  12. Greg Cox

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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!
     
  13. timothy

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

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

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    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 . . . .
     
  16. Admiral_Young

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    Actually I've envisioned former "24" star Reiko Aylesworth for Anita Blake for some reason or perhaps Michelle Rodriguez.
     
  17. Skywalker

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    Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files are another excellent example of the genre.
     
  18. timothy

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    you have a picture of her ? what has she been in ?
     
  19. Klaus

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    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.
     
  20. Vendikarr

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    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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