Alma Alexander: 2012: Midnight at Spanish Gardens

December 20th, 2012. The end of the world, some might say. Five friends meet up twenty years after college, at Spanish Gardens, an old and favorite gathering spot. Olivia. John. Quincey. Ellen. Simon. Over Irish Coffees, they’ll hash out old memories and catch up on twenty years’ worth of happenings. For Olivia, who’s been the . . . → Read More: Alma Alexander: 2012: Midnight at Spanish Gardens

Steven Brust and Skyler White: The Incrementalists

In my view, a new novel by Steven Brust is something to be eagerly awaited. And when he collaborates with another writer, the results can be both unexpected and very rewarding. And so, I opened The Incrementalists with a large measure of anticipation.

The Incrementalists are a group who have been guiding humanity toward a . . . → Read More: Steven Brust and Skyler White: The Incrementalists

Kate Griffin: The Minority Council

The Minority Council, the fourth novel in Kate Griffin’s Midnight Mayor series, puts Matthew Swift, the current Midnight Mayor of London, is more peril of his and the Electric Blue Angels’ existence than in any of the previous novels as an evil far greater than anything he (they) have faced before is loose upon London.

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2012 — Day Two at GMR

Yes, it’s January 2nd here at GMR, and as I promised yesterday, we have more to keep you occupied on those long evenings.

First, Brian Lumley’s The Fly-By-Nights, a slightly different take on vampires.

And as long as we’re looking at vampires, we have Jeaniene Frost’s One Grave at a Time, in which the heroes . . . → Read More: 2012 — Day Two at GMR

On Tanya Huff

Tanya Huff has long been one of my favorite writers of science fiction and fantasy. Although I’ve thoroughly enjoyed her science fiction (the Confederation series) and her earlier magical/heroic fantasies (the Quarters series and earlier works), I think she finally hit her stride in what I call “urban fantasy with attitude,” starting with The Keeper . . . → Read More: On Tanya Huff

Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks

As you may know, Emma Bull is one of the writers who garners much approval here, as she’s a great writer, a talented musician, and a really nice person. So it’s not ‘tall surprising to me that one of her novels is on many of the lists of best novels that our staffers suggested for . . . → Read More: Emma Bull’s War for the Oaks

Words: Urban Fantasies

It is no less or more rationale to believe in ghosts and other things that go bump in the night that it is to believe in an Old Man who allowed His Son to be killed for our sins. (My sins are my own business and no one else’s! Now pass that bottle along.) Urban . . . → Read More: Words: Urban Fantasies

Words: Fantasy and Urban Fantasy Roundup

The name’s Jones. Michael M. Jones. Reviewer. I’m one of Green Man’s freelancers, a roving agent sent out into the cold, dark night to track down items of interest and write intelligent, gripping commentary. I turn folks on to the good stuff, warn them away from the bad stuff, and cry myself to sleep wrapped . . . → Read More: Words: Fantasy and Urban Fantasy Roundup

The Fantastical London: A Reading List

London aka The Big Smoke has been a setting for many a fine urban fantasy as the real city blends well with the fantastical elements that novelists add to that reality. What follows is my list of urban fantasies set in that city that are I think are well-worth your reading time.

The best known . . . → Read More: The Fantastical London: A Reading List