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    DescriptionStar-studded and comprehensive, this imaginative anthology brings a myriad of modern fantasy voices under one roof. Previously difficult for readers to discover in its new modes, urban fantasy is represented here in all three of its distinct styles--playful new mythologies, sexy paranormal romances, and gritty urban noir. Whether they feature tattooed demon-hunters, angst-ridden vampires, supernatural gumshoes, or pixelated pixies, these authors--including Patricia Briggs, Neil Gaiman, and Charles de Lint--mash-up traditional fare with pop culture, creating iconic characters, conflicted moralities, and complex settings. The result is starkly original fiction that has broad-based appeal and is immensely entertaining.

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    The Urban Fantasy Anthology
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Peter S. Beagle, Edited by Joe R. Lansdale
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 467 g
    ISBN 13: 9781616960186
    ISBN 10: 1616960183

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    BIC subject category V2: DQ, FM
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    LC classification: PS648.F3 U73 2011
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    Tachyon Publications
    Imprint name
    Tachyon Publications
    Publication date
    15 August 2011
    Publication City/Country
    San Francisco, CA
    Author Information
    Peter S. Beagle is the best-selling author of "The Last Unicorn," which has sold a reported five million copies since its initial publication in 1968. His other novels include "A Fine & Private Place," "The Innkeeper's Song," and "Tamsin." His short fiction has been collected in four volumes by Tachyon Publications, including "The Rhinoceros Who Quoted Nietzsche," "The Line Between, We Never Talk About My Brother," and "Sleight of Hand." He has won the Hugo, Nebula, Mythopoeic, and Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire awards as well as the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement. Joe R. Lansdale is the author of more than thirty novels, including the Edgar Award-winning Hap and Leonard mystery series ("Mucho Mojo," "Two Bear Mambo") and the "New York Times" Notable Book "The Bottoms." More than two hundred of his stories have appeared in such outlets as "Tales From the Crypt" and "Pulphouse," and his work has been adapted for "The Twilight Zone" and "Masters of Horror." Lansdale has written several graphic novels, including "Batman" and "Fantastic Four." He is a tenth-degree black belt and the founder of the Shen Chuan martial art.
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    "Beagle proves that he is as good an editor as he is a writer, with this anthology of modern fantasy short fiction" -- Booklist "This is one of the best reprint anthologies of the year in terms of literary value, and you certainly get more than your money's worth of good fiction." -- Locus (November 1, 2011) "An essential book not only for longtime followers of such intriguing stories, but those who thought fantasy only took place in the completely imagined worlds of J.R.R. Tolkien" --www.Bookgasm.com "[This book was] as thought provoking as it was enjoyable." -- All Things Urban Fantasy (August 2011) "A rich, full, experimental and long-lasting contribution to the ecology of Fantasy. It's perfectly arranged and intentionally diverse." -- New York Journal of Books (August 2011) "An excellent collection of stories that showcases the best of urban fantasy writing (however you define it). Definitely a must read!" -- Interzone (September 2011) "Every single story in this collection has been well chosen and polished brightly... I highly recommend those with even a vague interest in urban fantasy to add The Urban Fantasy Anthology to their collection." -- Green Man Review "An excellent collection of fantasy that showcases the best of urban fantasy (however you define it). Definitely a must read!" -- Interzone (October 15, 2011)