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Old 12-23-2012, 08:39 PM   #1456
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Old 12-23-2012, 09:03 PM   #1457
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My take on Urban Fantasy is a story with supernatural elements set in modern society.

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Ahh thank you. Like your take on it a bit better than wikipedia's. I usually don't like to think of genres when reading. Maybe I will pick up something else genre wise after finishing Harry Dresden (for now at least until after Cold Days).
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Ahh thank you. Like your take on it a bit better than wikipedia's. I usually don't like to think of genres when reading. Maybe I will pick up something else genre wise after finishing Harry Dresden (for now at least until after Cold Days).
Actually I highly dislike labeling things like that, but conversationally, book genres are actually quite handy.

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Old 12-23-2012, 09:13 PM   #1459
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Urban Fantasy has basically swallowed up what used to be called Modern Fantasy.
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Old 12-23-2012, 11:23 PM   #1460
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Urban Fantasy has basically swallowed up what used to be called Modern Fantasy.
*chomp* *chew chew* *gurgle* *burp*

My view of urban fantasy is a tale with magical/fantastical elements set in a world pretty much identical to the real time and place the author sets the story in. In other words Dresden Files = Urban Fantasy.

Set the story in the past of our reality and it's alternate history/urban fantasy, unless it's in a rural setting or medieval type town/city/castle.

Set it in the future on Earth and/or add in items like an alien invasion and it becomes Sci-Fantasy like David Weber's "Out of the Dark". That's a pretty good one, plays out as straight Sci-Fi until near the end a rather, um, unique solution to the invasion happens. Could also have been done as straight Sci-Fi but the book probably would've been twice as long to show how the humans defeated the aliens.

If it's in a world that has absolutely nothing to do with Earth, but it's chock full of magic without any scientifictional underpinnings, then you have "straight" fantasy like the Discworld series, The Deed of Paksenarrion and a few million other books.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:51 AM   #1461
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My view of urban fantasy is a tale with magical/fantastical elements set in a world pretty much identical to the real time and place the author sets the story in. In other words Dresden Files = Urban Fantasy.
Robert Holdstock's fantasy classic "Mithago Wood" is set in the modern day, but I absolutely would NOT classify it as "Urban Fantasy".
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:39 AM   #1462
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Robert Holdstock's fantasy classic "Mithago Wood" is set in the modern day, but I absolutely would NOT classify it as "Urban Fantasy".
True, Harry. One of my all-time favourites, that (it's 'Mythago Wood', btw). I'd say that Urban Fantasy must be, well, urban. Or at least mostly. And Ryhope Wood is about as far from urban as it's possible to get
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Old 12-24-2012, 09:52 AM   #1463
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So, now it is christmas and I will read "Cold days". Did read the codex alera serie between, and can't stand in the moment any book with war. Was a bit much with all
the book read at once.
I am happy, to read the new book, and then have to wait like all the others of the new realease hopefully in 2013.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:02 PM   #1464
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I'd say that Urban Fantasy must be, well, urban.
My daughter decided to do a report on Dresden for lit' class. When she asked what genre it was and then asked what specifically "urban" fantasy was, this was my answer.
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Old 12-24-2012, 01:29 PM   #1465
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This is an UNOFFICIAL Fan Teaser for "Cold Days" - the 14th Novel of "The Dresden Files".

Back from the dead, Chicago Wizard Harry Dresden, the newly appointed Winter Knight is on a mission for Queen Mab. Reuniting with old friends, facing new foes, and coming to terms with his own new power and position, what will his future hold? Find out in the next exciting novel from New York Times Bestselling Author, Jim Butcher.

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Old 12-24-2012, 02:23 PM   #1466
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Old 12-25-2012, 03:02 AM   #1467
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This is my first video so let me know what you think. Even though I liked who I picked, I can also think of several other people who would be perfect for the part so tell me who you would pick please. No copyright infringement intended. I do not own anything. Song is Savior by Rise Against.

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I like most of the people, the only one I don't like is Harry. Something not right with it. He is not tall enough, not grumpy enough. Never clear to me how old he actually is, and then of course never clear how old he looks. But since he seldom uses mirrors, Harry never describes himself other than clothing.

So in short Harry needs to be noticably larger and I don't know - like Robert Donner. Plus he played in El Dorado - not sure if he is big enough or would be if he was still alive.
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Ben Browder as Harry Dresden. Still typecast as John Crichton on Farscape. He's 50 years old.
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