Un article sur la fantasy urbaine


Avis aux amateurs de Fantasy Urbaine. Il y a un article en anglais ici

Petit extrait :

Genre confusion

Contemporary urban fantasy started as an offshoot of horror fiction rather than sf/fantasy but has blended with other genres, most notably romance and mystery. Many authors of paranormal romances are now setting their novels in contemporary worlds where vampires, werewolves, and fey coexist with humans. However, these titles tend to focus predominantly on the love story between a single male character and a single female character, often conclude with the traditional “happily ever after,” and each volume in a series tends to focus on a different man and a different woman. Sherrilyn Kenyon's “Dark-Hunter” series is a prime example of paranormal romances with strong urban fantasy elements.

Mystery merges with urban fantasy in two of the genre's most popular series. Jim Butcher's “Dresden Files,” which star wizard/detective Harry Dresden, are hard-boiled detective stories set in a gritty, paranormal Chicago. Charlaine Harris's “Southern Vampire” novels, which feature Sookie Stackhouse, a mind-reading barmaid with a vampire boyfriend and a shape-shifter boss, lack the tough urban setting, but these books do present supernatural beings sharing the same small community—in this case, a town in Louisiana—with humans.
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