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Urban Fiction

Description: Recommend good fiction that has a prominent city setting. See also lists for specific cities (Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, etc.).

Members: 6 participating members (show all)

All members' listSort: Score | Title | Author | Date
1
8,521 members, 367 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: crookedcat (1), ahef1963 (8)

2
20,622 members, 470 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (1), ahef1963 (12)

3
7,379 members, 198 reviews
3.96 stars (3.96 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (1), aulsmith (13)

Explanations:

aulsmith (13): New York City - historical

4
26,392 members, 351 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (3), ahef1963 (6)

Explanations:

aulsmith (3): London and Paris - historical

5
11,500 members, 336 reviews
3.72 stars (3.72 stars)

Lists: crookedcat (2), ahef1963 (17)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (17): Gaborone, Botswana, 1990s.

6
3,961 members, 77 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (4), ahef1963 (7)

Explanations:

aulsmith (4): San Francisco - 1970s

7
12,077 members, 237 reviews
3.73 stars (3.73 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (4), aulsmith (9)

Explanations:

aulsmith (9): Edinburgh - 19th century

8
2,994 members, 85 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (2), aulsmith (28)

Explanations:

aulsmith (28): London - ca. 1930

9
15,796 members, 336 reviews
4.23 stars (4.23 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (3), aulsmith (18)

Explanations:

aulsmith (18): New York City - speculative

10
2,812 members, 101 reviews
3.53 stars (3.53 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (9), aulsmith (23)

Explanations:

aulsmith (23): Edinburgh - 1980s?

11
1,436 members, 26 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (1)

Explanations:

aulsmith (1): New York City - speculative

12
7 members, 2 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: exvano (1)

13
12,023 members, 148 reviews
3.99 stars (3.99 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (2)

Explanations:

aulsmith (2): New York City - 20th century

14
1,056 members, 60 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (2)

Explanations:

hipdeep (2): Phoenix - near future

15
16,996 members, 374 reviews
3.97 stars (3.97 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (3)

Explanations:

hipdeep (3): New Orleans

16
2,976 members, 144 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: crookedcat (3)

17
1,818 members, 73 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (4)

Explanations:

hipdeep (4): Washington, DC - speculative fiction

18
55,742 members, 902 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (5)

19
2,728 members, 61 reviews
3.83 stars (3.83 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (5)

Explanations:

aulsmith (5): A highly speculative view of Delany's life in New York City in the 1960s and 70s

20
233 members, 3 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (5)

Explanations:

hipdeep (5): Washington, DC

21
7,180 members, 153 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (6)

Explanations:

hipdeep (6): Johannesburg - 1940/

22
3,774 members, 67 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (6)

Explanations:

aulsmith (6): New York City - 20th century

23
1,999 members, 27 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (7)

Explanations:

aulsmith (7): New York City - 20th century

24
275 members, 2 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: hipdeep (7)

Explanations:

hipdeep (7): Baltimore

25
2,429 members, 36 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (8)

Explanations:

aulsmith (8): New York City - speculative

26
4,667 members, 271 reviews
4.08 stars (4.08 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (10)

Explanations:

aulsmith (10): Nagasaki - historical

27
2,679 members, 56 reviews
3.59 stars (3.59 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (10)

28
3,816 members, 286 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (11)

Explanations:

aulsmith (11): Shanghai and San Francisco - historical

29
3,105 members, 80 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (11)

30
2,552 members, 44 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (12)

Explanations:

aulsmith (12): New York City - 1970s

31
7,601 members, 222 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (13)

32
8,543 members, 570 reviews
3.98 stars (3.98 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (14)

33
1,084 members, 20 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (14)

Explanations:

aulsmith (14): New York City - 1950s

34
1,140 members, 112 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (15)

35
727 members, 7 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (15)

Explanations:

aulsmith (15): New York City - 1970s

36
14,824 members, 162 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (16)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (16): Dublin, early 1900s.

37
1,360 members, 46 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (16)

Explanations:

aulsmith (16): Varanasi, India - speculative

38
4,599 members, 225 reviews
3.75 stars (3.75 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (17)

Explanations:

aulsmith (17): Bangkok - speculative

39
10,313 members, 406 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (18)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (18): Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1950s.

40
8,038 members, 126 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (19)

41
527 members, 13 reviews
3.66 stars (3.66 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (19)

Explanations:

aulsmith (19): New York City - speculative

42
7,556 members, 206 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (20)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (20): Mumbai, India, 1970s - 1980s.

43
397 members, 19 reviews
3.91 stars (3.91 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (20)

Explanations:

aulsmith (20): San Francisco - speculative

44
5,285 members, 194 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (21)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (21): 19th century Manchester

45
1,174 members, 40 reviews
3.45 stars (3.45 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (21)

Explanations:

aulsmith (21): Washington, DC

46
3,807 members, 140 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (22)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (22): World War II London

47
1,296 members, 36 reviews
3.85 stars (3.85 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (22)

Explanations:

aulsmith (22): Rome - historical fiction

48
3,451 members, 129 reviews
3.81 stars (3.81 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (23)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (23): Oslo, Norway, 2000s.

49
3,512 members, 58 reviews
3.94 stars (3.94 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (24)

50
435 members, 14 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (24)

Explanations:

aulsmith (24): Los Angeles - historical speculative fiction

51
2,250 members, 44 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (25)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (25): Cairo, Egypt, circa the First World War.

52
143 members, 2 reviews
3.6 stars (3.6 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (25)

Explanations:

aulsmith (25): New Orleans - 1970s

53
2,442 members, 121 reviews
3.68 stars (3.68 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (26)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (26): Reykjavik, Iceland, 1990s.

54
781 members, 29 reviews
3.9 stars (3.9 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (26)

Explanations:

aulsmith (26): New Orleans - historical fiction

55
1,987 members, 66 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (27)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (27): 19th century Moscow.

56
208 members, 7 reviews
3.77 stars (3.77 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (27)

Explanations:

aulsmith (27): Washington, DC - 1050s

57
1,964 members, 109 reviews
3.43 stars (3.43 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (28)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (28): Beijing, 1990s.

58
2,447 members, 136 reviews
3.36 stars (3.36 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (29)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (29): Sydney, Australia, 1990s.

59
799 members, 18 reviews
4.04 stars (4.04 stars)

Lists: aulsmith (29)

Explanations:

aulsmith (29): New York City - 20th century

60
1,617 members, 21 reviews
3.32 stars (3.32 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (30)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (30): Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 1980s.

61
1,185 members, 27 reviews
4.01 stars (4.01 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (31)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (31): San Francisco, 1980s.

62
1,129 members, 195 reviews
3.78 stars (3.78 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (32)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (32): Tokyo, 1990s.

63
450 members, 46 reviews
3.7 stars (3.7 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (33)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (33): Lagos, Nigeria, present-day.

64
300 members, 9 reviews
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: ahef1963 (34)

Explanations:

ahef1963 (34): Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania, 1913-1914.

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Started by: sturlington (May 2014)

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