This is a continuation of the Science Fiction / Fantasy Genre Glossary Project posts. For the complete genre index click here.
What is urban fantasy?
A subgenre of fantasy that blends mythological / magical elements with a contemporary city or town setting. Urban fantasy often overlaps with stories that can also fall under the paranormal subgenre. However, urban fantasy does not require the inclusion of paranormal elements such as ghosts, or psychic phenomenon.
I haven’t read much in this genre. Do you have any favorites or recommendations?