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The Haunting of Tram Car 015 by P. Djeli Clark

This is the last of the Hugo Award nominated novellas I was able to read. Just in time, because the Hugo Awards will be given out next week. I’ve put in my votes for the portions I felt comfortable voting for. (For example, I didn’t vote for editors, because I don’t know what makes a good editor. I did vote for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form because I’d seen several of the movies/series nominated. I didn’t vote for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form because I hadn’t seen those particular episodes yet, even if I’d seen some of the series.)

Published: 2019

Genre: fantasy novella

Length: 144 pages

Setting: 1912, Cairo inhabited by djinns

Summary: Agents Hamed and Onsi of the Ministry of Alchemy, Enchantments and Supernatural Entities are called in to investigate a haunted tram car. It takes some investigating to determine what exactly is haunting the car and how to exorcise the spirit. Continue reading

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The City We Became by N. K. Jemisin

This is Jemisin’s latest book. I’d read the prologue as a short story and was intrigued by the concept. Besides, I love her books. Of course I’d read her new one.

Published: 2020

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 434 pages

Setting: New York City, present day

Summary: Short version: The spirit of NYC manifests in avatars representing its boroughs, and has to fight an enemy Continue reading

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Blood Rites by Jim Butcher

This is the sixth book in the Dresden Files series.

Published: 2004

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 372 pages

Setting: Chicago, a bit after the events of Death Masks

Summary: Short version: Harry has to break an entropy curse and avoid dying by a Black Court vampire Continue reading

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Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton

This is the 16th book in the Anita Blake series. I can’t put them down once I start.

Published: 2008

Genre: urban fantasy

Length: 340 pages

Setting: Asheville, NC, after the events of The Harlequin

Summary: Short version: Marmee Noir targets Anita and Jason as they travel Continue reading

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Wayward Son by Rainbow Rowell

This is the sequel to Carry On. Miss Adventure got it from the library and I had to read it, now that it was in the house.

Published: 2019

Genre: YA urban fantasy

Length: 354 pages

Setting: a road trip from Chicago to Las Vegas, present day

Summary: Short version: Simon, Baz, and Penny go on a road trip across the Midwest and adventures ensue Continue reading

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The Boy Who Was Mistaken for a Fairy King by H.L. Fullerton

I received a review copy of this book from the publisher in return for my honest review. It comes from Annorlunda Press, who specializes in entertaining books that make you think. The book was published today.

Published: today! 2019

Genre: fantasy novella

Length: 122 pages

Setting: the Catskills, NY, present day

Summary: Short version: Carl seems to be usurping the erlking’s role, which leads to consequences Continue reading

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Zoo Day by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the last story in that collection, and the only new story in the collection.

Published: 2018 in Brief Cases

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 58 pages

Setting: Chicago, after the events of Changes

Summary: Short version: A trip to the zoo from the viewpoint of Dresden, Maggie, and Mouse Continue reading

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Day One by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the eleventh story in that collection.

Published: originally in 2018 in Unfettered II

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 28 pages

Setting: Chicago, after the events of Skin Game

Summary: Short version: Butters gets his first Call as a Knight to help someone Continue reading

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Jury Duty by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the tenth story in that collection.

Published: originally in 2015 in Unbound

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 28 pages

Setting: Chicago, after the events of Skin Game

Summary: Short version: Dresden turns jury duty into a chance to screw over the bad guys Continue reading

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Cold Case by Jim Butcher

I’m slowly making my way through Jim Butcher’s collection of short stories, Brief Cases. This is the ninth story in that collection.

Published: originally in 2016 in the anthology Shadowed Souls

Genre: urban fantasy short story

Length: 48 pages

Setting: in the town of Unalaska, Alaska, after the events of Ghost Story

Summary: Short version: Mab sends Molly, as the Winter Lady, to collect tribute from the Miksani Continue reading

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