Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy

Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy

by Ellen Datlow (Editor)
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Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy by Ellen Datlow

In this thrilling collection of original stories some of today's hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill, and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief. In Jim Butcher's "Curses" Harry Dresden investigates how to lift a curse laid by the Fair Folk on the Chicago Cubs. In Patricia Briggs' "Fairy Gifts," a vampire is called home by magic to save the Fae who freed him from a dark curse. In Melissa Marr's "Guns for the Dead," the newly dead Frankie Lee seeks a job in the afterlife on the wrong side of the law. In Holly Black's "Noble Rot," a dying rock star discovers that the young woman who brings him food every day has some strange appetites of her own.

Featuring original stories from 20 authors, this dark, captivating, fabulous and fantastical collection, Naked City, is not to be missed! Edited by award-winning editor Ellen Datlow.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312385248
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/05/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 560
Sales rank: 485,539
Product dimensions: 8.06(w) x 5.56(h) x 0.98(d)

About the Author

Multiple award-winning editor Ellen Datlow has been editing science fiction, fantasy, and horror short fiction for almost thirty years. She was fiction editor of OMNI Magazine and SCIFICTION and has edited more than fifty anthologies, including the horror half of the long-running The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. She lives in New York.

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Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 20 reviews.
harstan More than 1 year ago
Starting with Dresden attending a Cub game where he tries to do the impossible by removing "Curses" preventing the team from winning, this twenty tale collection of urban fantasies is a winner for sub-genre fans. Batting second, Delia Sherman tells readers "How the Pooka Came to New York City" with the Irish immigrants in 1855. "Fairy Gifts" by Patricia Briggs stars a vampire in Big Sky Country paying a debt to the Fae who removed a curse haunting him. The Graveminders' entry "Guns for the Dead" by Melissa Marr stars deceased Frankie Lee seeking employment similar to the felonious jobs he had as a mortal. Under a Seattle bridge, bitter children's literature Professor Richardson meets an equally cynical troll in Peter S. Beagle's "Underbridge." The other contributions are excellent while warning readers to watch out for the hand that serves man (see "Noble Rot" by Holly Black) as the price may be more than just your life. These "Tales of Urban Fantasy" make for one of the year's best anthologies regardless of genre. Harriet Klausner
Sekhautet0 More than 1 year ago
Naked City is one of Ellen Datlow's latest urban fantasy short story collections. As usual, an entertaining read with lots of my faves in the business, including Holly Black, Patricia Briggs, and Kit Reed. This collection breathes new life into the Fair Folk and I discovered some new authors. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves a good fairy story, the urban fantasy genre, or is looking for something new.
Arnora More than 1 year ago
Any time you can get a combination of great writers such as Jim Butcher or Patricia Briggs together you know you are in for a treat. You won't be dissapointed with this compilation either. Read it - you'll enjoy.
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