Using the dark necromantic rites of Google’s cache feature, I’ve resurrected a couple posts from the original version of this blog. They’re both attempts to talk about my approach to Mob Rules and to urban fantasy as a genre, so I’m glad I was able to recover them. Enjoy!
The urban fantasy category is hot right now, and has been for several years. Why? What’s the appeal? Carrie Vaughn argues it’s the kick-ass heroines. Lilith Saintcrow believes it’s angry chicks in leather. I think both authors are right that strong female protagonists are appealing to a broad readership. But I don’t think that element, […]
There are two things that make urban fantasy my favorite fiction genre (or subgenre, category, whatever you prefer). First, at its best, urban fantasy is contemporary folklore. Like all folklore, it’s deeply informed by the past, but it’s modern, it’s happening, and it’s about our world. A lot of folks think of urban fantasy as a fad, […]