Urban Fantasy


Deacon Creator Edson Burton Discusses His BBC Urban Supernatural Drama

Deacon Creator Edson Burton Discusses His BBC Urban Supernatural Drama

Deacon is a new trilogy of stories on BBC Radio 4 featuring veteran actor Don Warrington as a mysterious drifter who shows up when least expected to save a lost soul. Created and written by Edson Burton, a historian, poet, playwright, and performer, the series features an almost all-black cast and features myths and the […]

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Fans Are Ready For Real Paranormal Romance

Buffy The Vampire Slayer Fans Are Ready For Real Paranormal Romance

Dominated by women authors, paranormal romance and urban fantasy series often feature complex, powerful female characters, kick-ass action sequences, detailed world-building, and scintillating romantic relationships that are not limited by societal norms In other words, exactly what we want to see on television.[caption id="attachment_1242967" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Courtesy of suzannewright.co.uk[/caption]Gone are the days when vampires and[...]

Nomen Omen: New Image Comics Series to Rewire the Rules of Urban Fantasy

Nomen Omen: New Image Comics Series to Rewire the Rules of Urban Fantasy

Bucci and Jacopo Camagni which promises to rewire the rules of urban fantasy And because you can't spell rewire without "variant cover," the series will include covers by Olivier Coipel and Becky Cloonan.A press release contains more details: PORTLAND, Ore 07/17/2019 — Writer and RPG creator Marco B Bucci (Magna Veritas, Memento Mori) and artist Jacopo[...]

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor is a Delightful Take on Urban Fantasy [Book Review]

Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor is a Delightful Take on Urban Fantasy [Book Review]

Unlike many, many other urban fantasy stories, Okorafor doesn’t give us a case of "do as I say, not as I do." In this story, violence and us-versus-them rhetoric is not the answer Teamwork and shared empathy are, boosted by the main characters’ differing cultures and skill-sets Cooperation and variety save the day.If you like[...]

Review: Someplace To Be Flying An Urban Fantasy Novel By Charles De Lint

Review: Someplace To Be Flying, An Urban Fantasy Novel By Charles De Lint

[rwp-review-recap id="0"]Someplace to be Flying is an urban fantasy novel by Charles de Lint It isn’t his newest book (published in 1998), but it feels more balanced and well wrought than some of his newer pieces, and introduces the majority of characters in his “Newford” series as they struggle to find where they fit in[...]