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Male Urban Fantasy Writers

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1PopinFresh
Dec 4, 2008, 12:38pm

Howdy!

I was wondering if you could help me out. I recently made a post, as well as a full list at Amazon about male urban fantasy writers and I was hoping you could tell me if I missed anyone.

Here is my list at the moment
Marcus Pelegrimas
Mark Del Franco
Anton Strout
Jim Butcher
Mark Henry
Justin Gustainis
John Levitt
J. F. Lewis
Charlie Huston
Toby Barlow
Mario Acevedo
Mike Carey
Charles de Lint
Andrew Fox
Scott Westerfeld
M.L.N. Hanover
David Sosnowski
Neil Gaiman
John Ajvide Lindqvist
Sergei Lukyanenko
Simon R. Green
Christopher Moore
Christopher Golden

Do you know of anyone else?

3Jenson_AKA_DL
Dec 4, 2008, 1:03pm

Two urban fantasy LT urban fantasy authors not previously listed:

Sam Enthoven
Steve Berman

4susiesharp
Jul 31, 2009, 9:25am

Will Shetterly His Borderlands books are really great!

5laamsden
Aug 19, 2009, 11:22am

You might try John Levitt. I really enjoyed his new series featuring a society of sorcerers who police the magical community of San Francisco. Begin with Dog Days (Ace Fantasy Book) and New Tricks.

6bluetyson
Aug 19, 2009, 1:44pm

Bram Stoker
H. P. Lovecraft
Robert E. Howard
Abraham Merritt
Henry Kuttner
Murray Leinster
Mark Chadbourn
Fritz Leiber
Mark Teppo
Stephen Dedman
Chris Roberson
Greg Bear
Raymond Feist
George R. R. Martin
China Mieville
John Meaney
Michael Moorcock
Kim Newman
Dan Simmons
Roger Zelazny
Ray Bradbury
Roald Dahl
Laird Barron
Stephen King
Clive Barker
George R. R. Martin
Tim Pratt
Charles Stross
Michael Swanwick
Poul Anderson
Lucius Shepard
Steven Brust
John Langan
Joe R. Lansdale
Tim Lebbon
Todd McAulty
S. P. Somtow
Greg van Eekhout
F. Paul Wilson
Robert A. Heinlein
David Drake
James Gunn
Isaac Asimov
Mike Resnick

7viciouslittlething
Sep 3, 2009, 7:52am

thomas sniegoski I came across him in the Mean Streets anthology, his story about fallen angels, more particularly Remy Chandler. Would like to get hold of his series of books now.

8KimarieBee
Sep 18, 2009, 5:51am

You could add Keith Donohue to the list.

9spoiledfornothing
Oct 27, 2009, 8:35pm

6: bluetyson - Isaac Asimov wrote urban fantasy? Consider my confused, because he is a classic science fiction writer.

10AnnieMod
Oct 27, 2009, 9:00pm

>9 spoiledfornothing:

He did write not so bad fantasy stories also even if he is mostly popular for his SF works.

11amberwitch
Oct 28, 2009, 5:09am

I think you are going to end up with a very long list:-)
I've tried to avoid duplicates in the list below, and the only criteroin has been genre and gender - not quality.
Urban fantasy goes from P.I. pulp to something resembling magical realism, so there is a great variety on the list.
Sean Stewart
Graham Joyce
Jonathan Carroll
Guy Gavriel Kay - apart from Ysabel most of his works are historical
Simon Hawke
Peter S. Beagle
James A. Hetley
A. Lee Martinez
Jasper Fforde
Tom Holt
John M. Ford
Peter David
Paul Brandon
James P. Blaylock
Eric S. Nylund
Adam Stemple
William Mark Simmons/Wm. Mark Simmons
S. Andrew Swann
M. R. Sellars - not recommended
Martin Millar
Perry Moore
T. A. Pratt = Tim Pratt mentioned above
Andrew Fox
Pete Hamill

12reading_fox
Oct 28, 2009, 11:53am

#9 - Well at least he edited some, I don't know of any titles he actually wrote himself. THere's a series of which I only own Giants Asimov's magical worlds of Fantasy. I can't remember all the rest, but it's witches, Ghosts etc etc. The Giants collection is pretty good, some vary varied short stories, some obviously better than others, but overall better than many collections.

13spoiledfornothing
Edited: Oct 28, 2009, 3:17pm

10: AnnieMod - he did? what books?

12: reading_fox - okay. this is all news to me. i didn't know he wrote (or edited!) anything except science fiction

although i have trouble believing any of his works could be urban fantasy (and the person asked for male urban fantasy writers, not fantasy in general) since urban fantasy is a fairly recent sub genre.

14reading_fox
Oct 29, 2009, 8:13am

"since urban fantasy is a fairly recent sub genre"

Just because it's been 'defined' recently doesn't mean earlier works don't also fall into that category. There was a thread recently asking for the definition of UF which had some replies including a very broad scope of works.

15spoiledfornothing
Edited: Oct 29, 2009, 6:54pm

14: reading_fox - I know that, but the earliest urban fantasy work I've ever encountered was from the 80s and asimov wrote earlier than that. Much earlier, like in the 1950s.

16bluetyson
Oct 29, 2009, 11:35pm

15

Asimov wrote a series of stories about a guy and a demon called Azazel, for one.

You are sort of wrong in both directions - Asimov wrote from the 30s to the 90s. The Azazel stories are from the end of his career. He also has a collection called "Magic, the Final Fantasy collection" from this period.

Because the 80s is the earliest you have encountered just means you aren't terribly well versed.

A few examples :

Robert A. Heinlein wrote Magic, Inc. in 1940.

Poul Anderson wrote Operation Otherworld stories about a witch and her werewolf husband in the 1950s.

Fritz Leiber's Conjure Wife is from the early 50s.

Anne Rice's Interview With the Vampire is from 1976, hard to miss that. :)

Then there are the Victorian era occult detective types.

17spoiledfornothing
Oct 30, 2009, 3:23pm

16: bluetyson - I have heard of Magic Inc - never read it! Thought it was other type of fantasy, with like a magical company or something. I think I tried one of Poul Anderson stories, don't remember which one. I've never heard of Fritz Leiber! lol I thought Interview With the Vampire was more horror . . . and I thought it was from the 80's. :P

18bluetyson
Oct 31, 2009, 9:19am

Ha. Well, not quite :-

"No, that's the trouble. Perhaps I should explain myself. I'm assigned to the antimonopoly division; we got a line on this chap Ditworth, or Nebiros.
I followed him in here, thinking he was simply a black wizard and that I could use his portal to get back. By the time I knew better it was too
late, and I was trapped. I had about resigned myself to an eternity as a fake demon.'

I was very much interested in his story. I knew, of course, that all G-men are either lawyers, magicians, or accountants, but all that I had ever met were accountants. This calm assumption of incredible dangers impressed me and increased my already high opinion of Federal agents.

You may use our portal to return,' Anianda said. Stick close to us.' Then to the rest of us, Shall we go now?'"

Leiber is worth pursuing in almost whatever you can find.

19AdriaFaye
Jul 18, 2013, 12:40pm

Richard Kadrey, author of the Sandman Slim series.

20MartinCosgrove
Oct 28, 2013, 9:07am

Lev Grossman
Me!
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