Category Archives: Urban Fantasy Comparisons
Harry’s Love Life: The Significance of Sex in the Dresden Files and in Urban Fantasy
So, this post is the result of two thoughts coming into close proximity. Last October, in the spirit of Halloween, I took a look at several of the classic scary monsters and supernatural powers, and talked about how they are … Continue reading
Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Humans?
I would say, all the monsters in the world should definitely be afraid of humans. Humans, after all, are the ones who become vampires, witches, and werewolves, become (possibly) fairies and goblins, become angels and demons, become ghosts… and become … Continue reading
Ghosts: The Quiet and Unquiet Dead
You cannot have a discussion of Halloween monsters and urban fantasy without talking about ghosts. 😉 Is there anything more timeless, more automatically understood, than ghost stories? The one thing that all humans have universally in common is death. It … Continue reading
Angels and Demons of Urban Fantasy
Vampires, witches, and werewolves have long been the icons of scary stories, as surely as Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman have become the iconic trio of superheroes. Meanwhile fairies and goblins, hailing from the pagan traditions of ancient Europe, are … Continue reading
Fairy Queens and Goblin Kings… Usually
Where there is urban fantasy, there are the fae. That might not be a hard and fast rule, but it’s a trope that gets a fair amount of use. I mean, the entire idea is to bring all the fairy … Continue reading
Vampires and Witches and Werewolves, Oh My!
Happy October, everybody! We are in the home stretch of 2020 now, just a bit more to go! We have ghost stories, turkey, presents, and possibly the end of civilization to look forward to in these final few months. (wait, … Continue reading