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The Urban Fantasy Anthology

Star-studded and accomplished, this inventive anthology brings a myriad of contemporary fable voices less than one roof. formerly tricky for readers to find in its new modes, city delusion is represented the following in all 3 of its distinctive styles—playful new mythologies, horny paranormal romances, and gritty city noir. whether or not they function tattooed demon-hunters, angst-ridden vampires, supernatural gumshoes, or pixelated pixies, those authors—including Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman, and Charles de Lint—mash-up conventional fare with popular culture, growing iconic characters, conflicted moralities, and complicated settings. the result's starkly unique fiction that has broad-based allure and is immensely entertaining.

Introduction via Peter S. Beagle
Mythic Fiction
• creation: “A own trip Into Mythic Fiction” through Charles de Lint
• “A poultry That Whistles” through Emma Bull
• “Make a cheerful Noise” via Charles de Lint
• “The Goldfish Pool and different Stories” by means of Neil Gaiman
• “On the line to New Egypt” via Jeffrey Ford
• “Julie’s Unicorn” by means of Peter S. Beagle
Paranormal Romance
• advent: “A humorous factor occurred so that it will city Fantasy” by way of Paula Guran
• “Companions to the Moon” through Charles de Lint
• “A Haunted condominium of Her Own” by way of Kelley Armstrong
• “She’s My Witch” through Norman Partridge
• “Kitty’s Zombie New Year” by way of Carrie Vaughn
• “Seeing Eye” through Patricia Briggs
• “Hit” by means of Bruce McAllister
• “Boobs” by means of Suzy McKee Charnas
• “Farewell, My Zombie” via Francesca Lia Block
Noir Fantasy
• advent: “We usually are not a membership, yet We occasionally proportion a Room” via Joe R. Lansdale
• “The White Man” through Thomas M. Disch
• “Gestella” by way of Susan Palwick
• “The Coldest woman in Coldtown” via Holly Black
• “Talking again to the Moon” via Steven R. Boyett
• “On the some distance part of the Cadillac wilderness With lifeless Folks” via Joe R. Lansdale
• “The Bible Repairman” by means of Tim Powers
• “Father Dear” by way of Al Sarrantonio

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