Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Definition of urban fantasy

Urban fantasy: a genre that takes place in a setting (past, present, future, or alternative) that manifests modern or urban social or technological advances and ideals, but contains mythological, supernatural, or fantastic elements and characters as well. It usually has a protagonist, who demonstrates the urban ideals but also dips in varying degrees into the realm of the fantastic, and a antagonist, who is corrupted to some extent by their association with the fantastic. The plot is usually based in a detective mystery or a rocky romance, but is not limited to these two tropes.

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