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 fantasy, paranormal romance, and suspense. As Suzanne Johnson, she is the author of the Sentinels of New Orleans urban fantasy series (Royal Street; River Road: Elysian Fields, Pirate’s Alley, Belle Chasse, Frenchmen Street (March 2018). Writing as Susannah Sandlin, she is the author of the Penton Legacy series (Redemption; Absolution; Omega; Storm Force; Allegiance; ILLUMINATION); The Collectors series (Lovely, Dark, and Deep; Deadly, Calm, and Cold); and the Wilds of the Bayou series (Wild Man’s Curse; Black Diamond).

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