Thursday, February 26, 2009

Urban Fantasy News and Tidbits

New Kitty Norville Book
Carrie Vaughn states over on her blog that she is currently writing Book 7 in the Kitty Norville series to be called Kitty’s House of Horrors for January 2010 release. Why do I think of the Simpsons when I hear that title?



New Urban Fantasy Anthology
Ellen Datlow is completing the finishing touches on a new anthology of urban fantasy stories called Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy by a great line-up of fantasy writers. The contents are listed below with apparently one more story to be added. Ellen Datlow says – “It's a very mixed bag covering cities from Berlin to New York to Mexico City (and some imaginary ones) and it's got ghoul lovers, city destroyers, a story featuring the Seattle troll, and the real reason for the curse on the Chicago Cubs!”

Contents of Naked City: New Tales of Urban Fantasy
  • Curses Jim Butcher
  • How the Pooka Came To New York City Delia Sherman
  • On the Slide Richard Bowes
  • The Duke of Riverside Ellen Kushner
  • Oblivion by Calvin Klein Christopher Fowler
  • Picking up the Pieces Pat Cadigan
  • Underbridge Peter S. Beagle
  • Priced To Sell Naomi Novik
  • The Bricks of Gelecek Matthew Kressel
  • Weston Walks Kit Reed
  • The Projected Girl Lavie Tidhar
  • The Way Station Nathan Ballingrud
  • And Go Like This John Crowley
  • Noble Rot Holly Black
  • Daddy Long Legs of the Evening Jeffrey Ford
  • The Skinny Girl Lucius Shepard
  • The Colliers’ Venus Caitlín R. Kiernan
  • King Pole, Gallows Pole, Bottle Tree Elizabeth Bear

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6 comments:

  1. Lol. I didn't think Simpsons until you said something but yeah, I get this visual of one of the Halloween specials too.

    Ooh! *squeal* Love Delia Sherman so I'll have to look into picking this up even though I only recognize two other authors...

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  2. Simpsons was the first thing I thought of which shows how warped my brain is Ladytink. The anthology is an awesome lineup of writers. Crowley, Black, Bear, Novik and Kushner are particular favourites of mine.

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  3. Ooh this looks good! Jim Butcher and Ellen Kushner, gets my thumbs up.

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  4. Bella Lee you can't go wrong with either of those.

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  5. As soon as I read "Kitty's House of Horrors", I thought of the Simpsons too! My brothers always teased me and said that I'm a Lisa, but I don't think that's such a bad thing :)

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  6. Talent and brains and can play a mean sax. Oh yeah Mo!

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