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What is "urban fantasy" exactly? I think I can easily guess, but then again....


Basically, fantasy that's set in a city. Generally, a modern city, although one can make the argument (and our own Karen Everson did) that people have been writing "urban fantasy" since The Golden Ass, and I'd add, the Mahabarata.

So, Charles de Lint's UF, and so's China Mieville, and definitely Fritz Leiber, and I'd say the greatest practicioner of all is Ray Bradbury.

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