Zen Cho discusses her latest book, BLACK WATER SISTER, an urban fantasy of ghosts, grandmas, and gangsters set in Malaysia. We talk about crafting authentic regional dialects, writing "fantasy" using real world religious lore, and exploring cultural idiom in world-building.
Tag - Urban Fantasy
Authors Caitlin Starling and Genevieve Gornichec discuss WALK AMONG US, a 3-novella story collection set in the world of VAMPIRE: THE MASQUERADE. We talk about writing for an established media IP, creative process for an audio-first anthology, and finding new spins on vampire tropes.
A SONG WITH TEETH author T. Frohock discusses writing her long-running Los Nefilim dark fantasy series, which features 3 novellas and 3 full-length novels. We talk about the intricate world-building for the action-packed saga that sees angels and daimons as 1930s gangsters.
THE VELOCITY OF REVOLUTION author Marshall Ryan Maresca discusses his "dieselpunk" fantasy novel. We chat about the setting's complex, historically inspired social caste system, the impact of his theater background on dialogue, and the story's magic mushroom that bootstraps empathy.
BALLISTIC KISS is the 11th book in Richard Kadrey's SANDMAN SLIM urban fantasy series. We discuss the books' mythological influences, creating arcs across a large series, and how he finds new things to explore with a long-running character.
Author Dan Stout returns to Fictitious! We talk about his new novel, TITAN'S DAY (DAW Books), the completely different experience of writing a sequel (to his debut novel, TITANSHADE), and the life of an author during the pandemic.
The game is afoot! No matter your genre, problems and mysteries often emerge. When your heroes don't have the answers, it's time to break out the magnifying glass and begin The Investigation.
These city streets are home to more than mundane mortals. Arcane magics, bloodthirsty brooders, and shapeshifting monsters lurk in the shadowy corners of your Urban Fantasy. Grab your spellbook, sword, or chainsaw and let's get to hunting!
An evil world order... A techno-corporate police state... A world fallen into a malignant, decaying Dystopia. This soundscape crafts an aural image of a society gone dark — waiting for your heroes to bring back the light.