Urban Fantasy–It’s All About the Sex

Great blog post from sci-fi writer Philip Palmer about urban fantasy. Where sci-fi is about the thing or the process, and fantasy’s about the worldbuilding and the quest, UF is all about the sex–or so Palmer says.

Too simplistic, but he makes a good argument. If you shove aside the madness that is Twilight, there’s lots of UF that is not oversexed. Well, okay, shove aside Laurell K. Hamilton, too, except for the early Anita Blake books. And I would say shove aside JR Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood series except it’s just too good to shove aside. And, okay, you can push the Sookie Stackhouse series aside too, although I love it.

But you still have Jim Butcher. Simon R Green. Kim Harrison. The Kitty Norville series from Carrie Vaughn that I’m reading currently, which started out slow but is growing on me. And my favorite, Patricia Briggs, who can actually make me laugh and cry in the same book. I want to be her someday.

Still, Palmer’s post is a good read–check it out.

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About Suzanne Johnson

Author of urban and paranormal fantasy and romantic suspense, currently living in Auburn, Alabama. Author of the Sentinels of New Orleans series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate's Alley, and Belle Chasse (Nov 2016). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the upcoming Wilds of the Bayou series (Book 1, Wild Man's Curse) releases April 2016).

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