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What’s Magic Got to Do With It?

By Stanley Gray / May 29, 2018

According to one dictionary, magic can be defined as: the power of apparently influencing the course of events by using mysterious or supernatural forces. Wikipedia defines magic as: “Representing a category used in the study of religion and the social sciences to define various practices and ideas considered separate from both religion and science.” One of […]


Book Review: War Demons by Russell Newquist

By Hawkings Austin / May 27, 2018

Bottom Line Up Front (BLUF): Just to make it clear – Russell runs and Silver Empire. He’s a friend and I HATE writing about friend’s books, but he asked for it. (There may have been a martial arts showdown involved.) War Demons is a solid Urban Fantasy. If you expect a hero, some monsters, […]


Genre Debate: What Is U-F?

By Richard Paolinelli / May 26, 2018

We’ve been talking about the Urban Fantasy genre for a couple of months now. We’ve defined it somewhat but I wouldn’t go so far as to say we have completely carved out what is and is not U-F just yet. For example, yesterday I talked about the movie, Winchester, as well as the house and […]


Urban Fantasy Legends: Who Played The Wolfman Best?

By Richard Paolinelli / May 18, 2018

Recently we’ve examined the lycans in literature and cinema. There really is just one last, but most important, question to ask: Who portrayed the Wolfman the best? Lon Chaney Jr. started things off in 1941 original, Oliver Reed’s first role as the lead actor followed two decades later and Benicio Del Toro’s turn in 2010 was […]


Harry Potter Gets Hairy

By Stanley Gray / May 17, 2018

One debate I’ve encountered with increasing frequency lately strikes at the very definition of urban fantasy. I find it healthy to engage in such discussions. As with most things, literature evolves over time. Genres and sub-genres also shed vestigial organs as they adapt to the dynamic world around them. If the nature of reality is […]


Book Review: Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima

By Jemma Jablowski / May 16, 2018

I recently re-read The Warrior Heir by Cinda Willimas Chima, for the third time I believe. One of my favorite things about this book and this series is the re-readability. The first time I re-read it, the only thing I remembered about the book was that I had enjoyed it. And it’s not that the […]


Book review: Hard Magic, by Larry Correia

By Stanley Gray / May 8, 2018

Jake Sullivan, the protagonist in Hard Magic, by Larry Correia, is a tough man. He also possesses magical abilities. One of the finer qualities of this compelling tome is the fact that the magic we see is not necessarily arcane. Readers are treated to reasonable and detailed explanations of both the magic Sullivan deploys and […]


No Scary Stairs For Me

By Richard Paolinelli / May 6, 2018

I was recently invited to be a part of a project you’ve no doubt heard of by now. Secret Stairs: Tribute To Urban Legend by Silver Empire. It was an amazing anthology that I am proud to have been a part of. Evidently, readers of horror and urban fantasy agreed. It spent quite some time as […]


Our First Month Is In The Books

By Richard Paolinelli / May 3, 2018

Hey, we’re a month old. Happy Birthday to us! Even the big fella joined in on the festivities: We’re pretty proud of what we’ve put together here at and I am eager for you to check out what we’ve got on tap for your enjoyment. We’ve discussed books we’ve read, movies we’ve watched and […]


Superhero Shows on Netflix Streaming April 2018

By Morgon Newquist / April 25, 2018

Fans of Superhero media have had quite the streak the last several years. Here at we like to think of Superheroes as a subgenre of Urban Fantasy. There are plenty of other great sites covering the news for them, so we won’t touch on them too much most of the time. But as I […]

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