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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  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...

  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.

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

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

  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 :)

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


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