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The Urban Fantasy Anthology (2011)

by Peter S. Beagle(Favorite Author)
3.57 of 5 Votes: 2
1616960183 (ISBN13: 9781616960186)
Tachyon Publications
review 1: Meh. I expected an anthology of urban fantasy stories. What I got was an anthology of stories that are UF, though some just barely, further divided into subgenres of UF and pretetious and pompous introductions about the subgenres. Urban fantasy does cover a lot of territory but I had a hard time taking the classifications seriously due the pompous nature of the articles and the fact that some of the stories barely qualified as urban fantasy or even fantasy. The stories themselves varied wildly in quality and some I couldn't finish.
review 2: I bought this because Peter Beagle, and was initially disappointed when I found out it has sections from ALL of the types of urban fantasy. IE, it includes a section on the kind of paranormal romance that I dislike -- I've
... more always hated that they use the name "urban fantasy" for what they do because it makes finding the books I want so much harder. Imagine my surprise when I liked nearly all of the stories in the antho, including the paranormal romance. There's a lot of variety, some authors that I want to check out further, and some standout short stories. "Gestella" by Susan Palwick was amazing, and she is now on my must-read list. less
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One of the best anthologies I ever read. Every story a winner, no throw-aways.
Some excellent, some good and a few I didn't care for.
5 stars, read for Patricia Briggs "Seeing Eye"
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