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Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy By Ellen Datlow Nathan Ballingud Peter S. Beagle Elizabeth Bear Richard Bowes Patricia Briggs Jim Butcher Pat Cadigan Naked City Tales of Urban Fantasy In this thrilling collection of original stories some of today s hottest paranormal authors delight thrill and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief In Jim Butcher s Curse

  • Title: Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy
  • Author: Ellen Datlow Nathan Ballingud Peter S. Beagle Elizabeth Bear Richard Bowes Patricia Briggs Jim Butcher Pat Cadigan
  • ISBN: 9780312385248
  • Page: 333
  • Format: Paperback
  • Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy By Ellen Datlow Nathan Ballingud Peter S. Beagle Elizabeth Bear Richard Bowes Patricia Briggs Jim Butcher Pat Cadigan In this thrilling collection of original stories, some of today s hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill, and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief In Jim Butcher s Curses , Harry Dresden investigates how to lift a curse laid by the Fair Folk on the Chicago Cubs In Patricia Briggs Fairy Gifts a vampire is called home by magic to save tIn this thrilling collection of original stories, some of today s hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill, and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief In Jim Butcher s Curses , Harry Dresden investigates how to lift a curse laid by the Fair Folk on the Chicago Cubs In Patricia Briggs Fairy Gifts a vampire is called home by magic to save the Fae who freed him from a dark curse In Melissa Marr s Guns for the Dead , the newly dead Frankie Lee seeks a job in the afterlife on the wrong side of the law In Holly Black s Noble Rot , a dying rock star discovers that the young woman who brings him food every day has some strange appetites of her own.Featuring original stories from 20 authors, this dark, captivating, fabulous, and fantastical collection is not to be missed Contents Curses by Jim Butcher How the pooka came to New York City by Delia Sherman On the slide by Richard Bowes The Duke of Riverside by Ellen Kushner Oblivion by Calvin Klein by Christopher Fowler Fairy gifts by Patricia Briggs Picking up the pieces by Pat Cadigan Underbridge by Peter S Beagle Priced to sell by Naomi Novik The bricks of Gelecek by Matthew Kressel Weston walks by Kit Reed The projected girl by Lavie Tidhar The way station by Nathan Ballingrud Guns for the dead by Melissa Marr And go like this by John Crowley Noble rot by Holly Black Daddy longlegs of the evening by Jeffrey Ford The skinny girl by Lucius She
    Naked City: Tales of Urban Fantasy By Ellen Datlow Nathan Ballingud Peter S. Beagle Elizabeth Bear Richard Bowes Patricia Briggs Jim Butcher Pat Cadigan

    Naked City is an anthology collection of short stories book the Stories are a Urban fantasy genre magic supernatural in a modern world city setting Each stories is a unique blending of fantasy and modern world life make this an entertaining read. May , Featuring original stories from authors, Naked City, edited by the award winning Ellen Datlow, is a dark, captivating, fabulous and fantastical collection that s sure to Jul , Guns for the Dead by Melissa Marr follows a recently deceased man as he goes job hunting and Holly Black s Noble Rot presents a cautionary tale about the dangers to which rock stars can fall prey In addition to these goodies, Naked City features works by than a dozen other authors Editor s recommendation. Naked City is an anthology collection of short stories book the Stories are a Urban fantasy genre magic supernatural in a modern world city setting Each stories is a unique blending of fantasy and modern world life make this an entertaining read. Naked City Tales of Urban Fantasy Ebook written by Ellen Datlow Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Naked City Tales of Urban Fantasy. In this thrilling collection of original stories, some of today s hottest paranormal authors delight, thrill, and captivate readers with otherworldly tales of magic and mischief In Jim Butcher s Curses , Harry Dresden investigates how to lift a curse laid by the Fair Folk on the Chicago Cubs. Find many great new used options and get the best deals for Naked City Tales of Urban Fantasy , Trade Paperback at the best online prices at eBay Free shipping for many products Detectives Flint and Arcaro and their no nonsense supervisor Lt Mike Parker handle the NYPD th Precinct s toughest cases in this street smart s crime s The Naked City aka Naked City is a American film noir directed by Jules Dassin.Based on a story by Malvin Wald, the film depicts the police investigation that follows the murder of a young model, incorporating heavy elements of police procedure.A veteran cop is placed in charge of the case and he sets about, with the help of other beat cops and detectives, to find the girl s killer. Naked City is a police drama series from Screen Gems which was broadcast from to and from to on the ABC television network It was inspired by the motion picture The Naked City and mimics its dramatic semi documentary format.

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    1. Chao on said:

      This rating is only for the following Fairy Gifts by Patricia Briggs 5 starIt s a wonderful story told in few words but weaved together with rich details, excellent writings and sympathetic characters that feels real I especially like the way Briggs tells her story it s that ability of a good author to sweep readers off their feet and carry them along with her him Loved it Given that I only read one story in this, I ve toned down the rating to 4 star for the book But Fairy Gifts was 5 star all t [...]

    2. Jessica on said:

      I think I would have been happier about this book as a whole if the subtitle had been tales of urban fantasy and horror Because really, that s what it is.I did enjoy a handful of the stories those I liked most are in bold , but there were also quite a few that didn t work for me at all Quick synopses impressions below Curses Jim ButcherIn which Harry ogles a well mammaried faerie, gets beat up a shocking zero times and investigates a curse placed on the Chicago Cubs in 1945.How the Pooka Came to [...]

    3. Willa on said:

      I couldn t wait for this book to come out, pre ordered it, and then after it came out, even saved it and put off reading it so it would last Silly me I finally started it, and found myself skipping pages, trying to find something worth reading Urban fantasy is sometimes difficult to describe, but whatever it is, this isn t it Urban fantasy, at least in my opinion, and going by books that are generally shelved in that genre, involves characters that are usually considered to be fantastic, such as [...]

    4. Just_ann_now on said:

      I ve been eagerly awaiting this book primarily for the story The Duke of Riverside , which I ve been waiting YEARS for, and it would certainly have been worth the price just for that But there are other marvelous, amazing stories here as well Holly Black s Noble Rot , about a dying rock star and and his last fan, could have just tipped over sideways into being a horror story, while Elizabeth Bear s King Pole, Gallows Pole, Bottle Tree was a tour de force I can t even begin to describe it s just, [...]

    5. Nandakishore Varma on said:

      This book took me a very long time, peppered with a lot of breaks when I had to come up for air and read other books Either it is not a very good collection, or urban fantasy is just not my thing I found it tedious to get through.

    6. Kat on said:

      Premise Urban fantasy tales that focus on the importance of a particular city, making the city a vital part of each tale.My brain is kind of fried after reading this one It took a LONG time to finish, longer than I really anticipated Some of the stories are a lot of description, which takes a lot longer to get through than action It didn t help that the story that I most wanted to read, the Jim Butcher offering, was first in the book, so I had little to look forward to as I read A lot of the sto [...]

    7. Melodie on said:

      Typical of pretty much all of these UF anthologies, there are some really good stories and then some really bad ones As per usual when he has a story in one of them, Jim Butcher s story was the best He has truly mastered the art of the short story This one about who really placed the curse on the Cubs is the first in the book and the best, by far The other good ones were Fairy Gifts by Patricia Briggs, Picking Up the Pieces by Pat Cadigan about the fall of the Berlin Wall , Priced To Sell by Nao [...]

    8. Lisa on said:

      I can t tell you how excited I was to get Naked City Tales of Urban Fantasy It sat on my To Be Read shelf for a while, as I finished up other commitments, and it taunted me, whispered to me, enticed me the whole time There are some great authors included in this collection and I couldn t wait to dig in.It certainly gets off to a good start In Curses by Jim Butcher, Harry Dresden the only Wizard listed in the Chicago Yellow Pages is approached about removing a very old curse from a local sports t [...]

    9. Rob on said:

      I m not a Cubs fan, or much of a baseball fan for that matter I was only vaguely familiar with the Billy Goat Curse that is the premise for this story.As a pre Changes story, things feel a bit of the old Dresden Dresden gets a case, and digs deeper into things There is almost no action in this one though.Overall it s a decent, but unremarkable story There are several other Dredsen short stories I think are much better Hopefully Mr Butcher will release a Side Jobs 2 that will include this and se [...]

    10. Anthony on said:

      I think the day I m disappointed with an Ellen Datlow anthology will be the day I give up on short stories altogether Once again, for me there are hits than misses in this book The collection starts and ends strong, beginning with a Jim Butcher tale of Harry Dresden s early days and a famous sports franchise curse and ending with a ghostly tale by Elizabeth Bear of Las Vegas featuring One Eyed Jack and the Suicide King In between, there are stories of ghosts, vampires, spiders yes, spiders , fa [...]

    11. Raicara on said:

      Picked this up at the library When I got home and went to add it to my Good Reads list, it showed as my having read it I started to read and nothing struck me as familiar There are 20 stories it took until story ten for anything to feel like I had read it before That was the only one So I got live the bookeormd dream, I got to read a books second time like it was the first I enjoyed all the stories.

    12. Robin on said:

      I picked up this book solely to read Curses by Jim Butcher.Wizard Harry Dresden is hired to life a curse that stops the Chicago Cubs from winning the world series Harry must figure out who made the curse and how it is still in effect after several decades.I m a huge fan of The Dresden Files, but I found this story just OK Thirty pages is way too short to really get into a good story My rating 3 Stars.

    13. Gayle Surrette on said:

      Naked City Tales of Urban Fantasy is a themed anthology of original stories edited by Ellen Datlow With twenty stories, there s bound to be something for every reader The stories are by some of the top names in urban fantasy so, if you ve heard of an author but haven t yet read one of their novels, Naked City is a great opportunity to get a chance to get a feel for the type of fantasy that they write For me, the beauty of anthologies is a chance to read a selection of authors and perhaps to find [...]

    14. Joel Neff on said:

      Curses by Jim ButcherHarry Dresden finds himself being hired to find out who put a curse on the Chicago Cubs and how to get rid of it It turns out, curses are not always a bad thing 5 5How the Pooka Came to New York City by Delia ShermanI m honestly not sure if I was charmed by the story or by the lovely Irish lilt of the narrator Either way, this was a charming, fun story that takes a different look at the great wave of immigration to 19th century New York Really liked this one 5 5On the Slide [...]

    15. Kathy Davie on said:

      An anthology of 20 urban fantasies in a variety of cities Series Curses The Dresden Files, 10.7 Duke of Riverside The World of Riverside, 1.6 before and after Swordspoint, 1 Guns for the Dead Graveminder, 1.6 Fairy Gifts Mercyverse, 0.7 The StoriesJim Butcher s Curses is a funny tale of baseball, the Cubs, and Wrigley Field when Harry is hired to lift the curse preventing the Cubs from winning the World Series Any World Series Delia Sherman s How the Pooka Came to New York City is cute and unexp [...]

    16. Shanshad Whelan on said:

      So I m going to try and comment on the individual stories as I read them.Intro short, sweet and to the point Datlow manages to weave in her own love and connection to urban fantasy while leaving the main platform open for the authors and the stories we will find within After reading it, I m looking forward to diving in 1 Curses by Jim Butcher A great little Harry Dresden tale that doesn t depend on knowing the series to work well Perfectly Chicago, and charming to boot 2 How the Pooka Came to Ne [...]

    17. M on said:

      Having a city be a central character in your works requires authors to walk a fine line You have to let the urban arena become its own entity without swallowing up its residents The stories collected in this volume offer highs and lows of this tightrope dance Jim Butcher opens with a humorous look at the curse placed on the Chicago Cubs, followed by an Irish immigrant s tale following the shape shifting Pooka from Delia Sherman Richard Bowes falls flat on his Hollywood tale On the Slide, while a [...]

    18. Jenny (Reading Envy) on said:

      I read this anthology during an attempt to read urban fantasy, and the readers in my ReadingEnvy blog chose urban fantasy over paranormal romance I also listened to Down These Strange Streets to fulfill this task, see my review There are some great stories here, and others that I merely skimmed Perhaps if I articulate what I liked, I will understand my feelings about urban fantasy Picking Up the Pieces by Pat Cadigan about the Berlin Wall coming down I m still not sure I understand what happen [...]

    19. Alex Telander on said:

      The subject known as urban fantasy has grown to become its very own strong and prominent genre in fantasy, and yet there are still many people who have yet to read an urban fantasy book, or an urban fantasy story for that matter And where are said readers supposed to start with the glut of urban fantasy currently out, along with the many works being published An anthology is a good place to start this particular anthology Naked City is a great one.With so many different authors writing urban fa [...]

    20. Julia on said:

      There are twenty short stories in this anthology, and that is ten or so than I tend to like in anthologies Great stories get lost with so many to choose between On the other hand, there s a lot of unusual settings and situations in this anthology There s a Harry Dresden story in this, Curses and several others by writers I follow, including The Duke of Riverside by Ellen Kushner about how Alec and Richard St Vier met, that I was sure I d read, perhaps online, or likely I m misrembering But the [...]

    21. Bookwormgirl on said:

      With 20 authors contributing to this anthology, I have decided not to break it down by each story My review would then be endless and y all would just get bored reading it Instead, I ll tell you that this is an outstanding collection of short stories that showcases some of the many faces of urban fantasy From Horror to Faeries, a Wizard Detective, and the Troll of Seattle, you will find something you like in this collection.My favorites are the following in order of appearance 1 Curses by Jim Bu [...]

    22. Samantha wickedshizuku Tolleson on said:

      Going to try and give this one another go I m going to be skipping around a bit in this one First since I just finished the newest Dresden Files book, I m starting withJim Butcher Curses.This is fairly interesting I m learning a little bit about baseball and the politics in the background ooohh oooo YaY Bob the skull is in this story Christopher Fowler Oblivion by Calvin Klein This plot was just senseless to me I didn t like the feel of the main character nor did I like her logic.Delia Sherman H [...]

    23. Cait on said:

      Jesus Everybody really phoned this one in, from authors to editor to cover artist I found myself wondering a lot throughout whether anybody involved with this project was familiar with the concept of urban fantasy beforehand or if they just shrugged their shoulders and went I guess I can probably figure it out They didn t, tho Like, you had some authors even admitting this was gonna be a novel but uh I got lazy so I switched the setting to a city and put it here instead It was almost unreadable [...]

    24. Dianne on said:

      Naked City by Various AuthorsThis is a book chock filled with the stories of today s best and brightest speculative fiction authors Since it would probably be unproductive for me to synopsize each story, I will say that there are several that I enjoyed very much Priced to Sell by Naomi Novik a hilarious light story which deals with the harshness of selling real estate in New York to Vampires, Pookas and various other things that go bump in the night Noble Rot by Holly Black was another of my fav [...]

    25. E.J. Stevens on said:

      This anthology is worth reading for Jim Butcher s Curses, Ellen Kushner s Duke of Riverside, Patricia Briggs Fairy Gifts, and Melissa Marr s Guns for the Dead.Naked City Tales of Urban Fantasy begins strong with a Dresden Files short story, but readers should be forewarned that many of the short stories in this collection are not what most people would consider Urban Fantasy This does not make the collection bad There are fantasy and horror elements in many of the stories, just not the combinati [...]

    26. Wealhtheow on said:

      A mixed bag of urban fantasy stories, not all of which are actually fantasy, and not all of which are really all that urban A number are magical realism, and if I liked that genre better or at all I would have enjoyed this collection better My favorite stories were Delia Sherman s How the Pooka came to New York City , Patricia Briggs s Fairy Gifts , and Peter S Beagle s Underbridge Each of them provide a good deal of characterization in a short amount of space amid an interesting plot My very fa [...]

    27. Laurian on said:

      I was lured in by this book with the two big names on the front of it I generally like these short story compilations that have those two authors and thought that the premise of the book sounded pretty interesting The idea is that the city should be as central a character in the story as the main character that the city should have presence instead of just being part of the background The book started off strong with Jim Butcher s story, which was fun and enjoyable But then it just kind of went [...]

    28. Paul Bonamy on said:

      This is a wonderful collection of stories Not all of them precisely fit my taste, but this is, I suspect, a good thing on the whole Officially this is a collection of urban fantasies, but the actual tone and subject matter range everywhere from a wizard PI in Chicago to histories of the fantastic to the forces behind cities, and even a story about a city itself If you re into anything that could be called urban fantasy, there s almost certainly something in this collection for you.Since it conce [...]

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