As we approach the end of the year, there are many “best of” lists released for books! I’ve collected a few of them here, and am showcasing books that we’ve reviewed that can be found on these lists! What books were your favorites this year? NPR’s Book Concierge is NPR’s guide to the best books of 2017! I’ve linked directly to their science-fiction/fantasy section. Some books that we’ve reviewed on that list include The Unyielding and The Bear and the Nightingale. Click images below for links! Amazon’s Best Science Fiction and Fantasy list of 2017 includes The Bear… Read more »
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As some of you may know, I’ve got a thing for Serial Box. We’ve had them as a guest here on the blog, and we’ve reviewed some of their urban fantasy serial, BOOKBURNERS. So I’m always excited when they have new content, and some free content at that, and I love to share it with you! Here’s what they’re up to over there in recent weeks. Season three of TREMONTAINE started in October! (Honestly, because the concept is so fresh and new, I have a had time believing Serial Box has been around long enough to have third season of anything,… Read more »
As you may know, I’m a big fan of Serial Box, and so we’re pleased to have an excerpt today from Season 1 of THE WITCH WHO CAME IN FROM THE COLD, recently published in physical form by Saga Press (June 13, 2017). Perfect binge reading for the summer! And, if you’ve already read Season 1, check out Season 2, which is out now in e-book and audiobook form from Serial Box.
Penguin Random House’s website dedicated to sci-fi and fantasy, is currently holding its yearly ‘cage match,’ with characters from books pitted against each other. This year’s theme is “Sci-Fi vs. Fantasy” and they’re currently in round four! For each round, authors have written how they think the fight between the characters will go down, and users are able to vote on the character they think should win. For round four, the character matches are Tom Bombadil vs. Devi, written by Patrick Rothfuss and Ragnar Volarus vs. Georgia Mason, written by Seanan McGuire. There’s about 10 hours left… Read more »
On Wednesday, the last episode of season 2 of Serial Box’s Bookburners serial was published! This makes it the perfect time to binge read the whole season! With thirteen episodes available on e-book and audiobook, it’s a perfect weekend activity, whether you like to read or listen to your books. I’ll be honest, I’m only on episode six of season two right now, but one of the storylines is about a bunch of techno-cultists. Serial Box has made a playlist for us – “If you were a techno-cultist trying to take over the world…this is the playlist for you.” You can find… Read more »
You may have noticed a few new reviewers popping up recently! After our call for applications in the winter, we received some great applicants and it was hard to narrow it down. But lucky for us (and you!) we’ve got two new reviewers, James and Kim, who will be joining the rotation. We’re excited to have them both! A little bit about them: I am an avid reader and audiobook listener, along with being a self-published author. I generally consider it a bad week if I only finish two books. I enjoy most genres, but I gravitate towards urban fantasy and… Read more »
Long time readers of All Things Urban Fantasy know that there is something of a tradition around this time of year. We Get BIGGER! That’s right, if you missed your chance in previous years or you’re ready to apply for the first time, We (and our favorite Ghostbuster) Want You! If you know the drill, jump on down and fill out the form (it’s new and improved this year). Otherwise, sit back and let us entice you with the wondrous, magical, and rewarding thing it is to be part of the All Things Urban Fantasy team. If you love paranormal… Read more »
You may notice things are going to start looking a bit different around here. We were currently in the process of a re-design, but I decided to switch our theme after some issues with the toggle boxes on our old theme. Unfortunately, this means things are looking a little ugly at the moment. Please pardon our dust while I work on it, we appreciate your patience!
Tomorrow, Thursday, September 4th, at 8:00 PM EST, All Things Urban Fantasy will be participating in a Twitter chat about Urban Fantasy! You can use this TWUBS link or just follow the hashtag (#GenreLitChat) on Twitter. Beverly Bambury is hosting the chat, and she is welcoming any questions ahead of time that you’d like to ask the participants. Participating in the chat are these really cool authors: Mia Marshall is the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award-winning author of the Elements urban fantasy series. Before she started writing about things that don’t exist in this version of reality, she worked as a high school teacher, script supervisor, story… Read more »
Dear readers, it seems I’ve got a bit of the spring cleaning bug. (I know, I know, it’s still snowing in some places, but it’s MARCH.) In addition to cleaning out some old posts and drafts we’ve had cluttering things up, All Things Urban Fantasy is looking at switching web hosts, possible new designs, and just making some general improvements. In order to do that though, we’d like to know what our readers want! There isn’t much point in putting a ton of time and effort into something if it will drive you all away, or if you don’t care…. Read more »