Urban fantasy(was Charles DeLint (OT))

Philip.Belben at powertech.co.uk Philip.Belben at powertech.co.uk
Wed Apr 11 09:13:45 EDT 2001






Replying to one's own message is very bad form, but...

> Interesting.  A book that I haven't read in ages, but it has come up three
> times now:  "Tangents" by Greg Bear.  It is a collection of short stories,
> of which I mentioned the eponymous "Tangents" in my note on the 5th dimension.
> The same story is going to come up again when I get around to replying to
> Jacob's latest on TotG.  And now there is another story (sorry, I can't
> remember the title) which Bear himself describes as "an urban fairy tale".
> I think this story has strongly influenced how I understand the term "urban
> fantasy", since afaik it was the first story I saw so described.  This is far
> more "of a city" than "dark and gritty" (oops - better watch out or I'll start
> posting in rhyme...)

The story is called "Sleepside Story".

P.







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