Urban fantasy is a sub-genre of fantasy where a plot including fantastic and/or supernatural elements has an urban setting, generally a contemporary city.

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Late 50's movie episode about a man who finds a pair of old glasses that enable him to read others thoughts

I'm trying to identify a movie episode I watched in the around the late '50s, about a man who finds a pair of old glasses which enable him to read the thoughts of other people. Reading others ...
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Fantasy story circa 60s about a sheltered vegetarian boy who visits a slaughter house with dire results

The boy's parents die when he is a baby and he is raised by his vegetarian grandmother in an isolated rural setting. She teaches him to cook, but dies without teaching him about the dangers of life ...
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YA Novel published before 1994 where characters are all cockroaches living in suburbia

I remember reading this novel way back in high school in the early 1990s. All the characters are cockroaches and are living in a backyard in the suburbs. I don't know any of the names of the ...
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Looking for YA book possibly from the 70's about a boy apprentice

Not sure if I have enough information to get an answer, but I'm looking for a book I read in the early 80's, probably published in the 70's. It was about a boy who wanders into what I believe may have ...
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Can anyone identify a recent Supernatural-style TV or cable show?

A recent show was on cable or Netflix about a girl whose family started a cult. They were subsequently killed and she became possessed by a demon. She was trying to learn of her past and at the ...
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I'm looking for the title of a book about a magical bookstore and its owner

The book is fairly new, at most 4 years and it's the start of a series. I know vampires were involved and that the bookstore was open at night but that's about it.
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Looking for fantasy book about a boy who meets a tribal girl who turns out to be a shifter

It was a young adult fantasy read that came out around the same time as Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. I was told by the bookstore owner at the time that it was recommended for people who ...
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A dark French movie about a little girl, a big guy, and a mad scientist

After idly combing through this site's questions and answers, my mind is being triggered into recalling fragments of things I can't place names on. There's this French movie (dubbed in English) I saw ...
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Short Story Girl Has Out-Of-Body Experience, Flies Around, Gets Stuck in Body of Doll

The story starts with a little girl in bed at night being told a story by her mother. The mother tells her it is possible to leave your body and fly. Somehow the girl pops out of her body and flies ...
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Help ID Australian novel. Sci Fi (soft) / Magical Realist / Slipstream. Published 1976 – circa late 1980s

Asking for a friend. Length; Novel (possibly novella or novelette) Publication Notes; Australian/Melbourne author (likely but not certain. It shows a lot of familiarity with Melbourne). Australian ...
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Does anyone know the name of this novel with 3 anthology stories?

I believe it had 3 anthology stories that were loosely connected. I know one of them was about a male vampire and female human who fall in love. The vampire needs permission before it can enter her ...
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Book about a boy who travels to a parallel universe to get a book

I can't remember the gender of the main character. I remember bits and pieces from different books, but I think they're all part of the same series. The pieces may not be in order or from multiple ...
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Name of book where Christ returns as a woman, it starts with a meteor strike in Israel

Meteor strike in Israel on a secret government facility and a woman survives. Later on she performs miracles and is eventually murdered and ambiguously rises. The story is told from the point of view ...
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Fantasy book about Librarian mages using Bibliomancy to pull fictional items into reality for use

Trying to find a series I read in the library... The story is about bibliomancy, a kind of magic where people draw on the power of mass imagination from readers of books, to retrieve fictional items ...
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Story identification : About children getting butterfly wings because of a tree

I remember reading a book (published by Scholastic at that time) with a large tree on its cover and the following story line. But can't remember the name ! Story line (Spoiler alert !) : There was ...
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Trying to remember a contemporary fantasy novel involving white and black magic lodges

I read it as a paperback somewhere around 1990, might be a bit older. It's set on Earth in approximately contemporary time (I don't remember the time frame, but there were cars and phones. I don't ...
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Story about fantasy creatures as computers

I'm trying to recall a story I read several years ago. It was an urban fantasy with Greek gods involved in the plot. Our protagonist was a magical hacker of some sort, and he had a familiar, a ...
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Story identification: Singer somehow ends up in a fantasy realm with elves (and stuff)

The book is about a guy (I'm fairly certain he is a no-success singer) who goes into a cabin in the woods and somehow ends up in another world. At one point he sings with some elves or dwarfs or ...
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YA novel where clumsy boy gains wings

I'm trying to remember the name of a novel I read as a pre-teen. If I recall correctly, it would have come out in the 90s (though it may have been a reprint). The novel is set in modern times. I ...
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Fantasy/urban novel about Greek-Roman gods

I am looking for a fantasy novel about the Greek-Roman gods in the modern day. They go about their lives, which are diminished, due to failing worship. The Greek-Roman gods have become one and go by ...
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Comic female protagonist, pretty sure a goddess?

I've been searching for a urban fantasy comic/graphic novel series that I used to read when I was younger, in the last 8 years. It featured a female protagonist who was a goddess I'm pretty sure. It ...
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Lost book: ER doctor dreams of seven non-humanoid aliens who commit suicide

Story begins with female divorced ER doctor who has recurring dreams of seven non-humanoid aliens who commit suicide by poison. The dreams have grown increasingly frequent and disturbing, and her ...
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Anyone know the name of a specific Urban-Fantasy tale with an online twist?

I've not been able to find what the book was called, I borrowed it from a library ages ago, and I want to reread it. The problem is that I don't remember the name, though I'll share what plot detail ...
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Urban Fantasy Female Protagonist Sent to Alternative Dimension

Looking for a book in which a policewoman of some variety is pulled/sent into an alternative dimension in order to solve a crime that they do not have the expertise to solve. She is not best pleased ...
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Looking for a YA urban fantasy-ish novel with homeless teens and elves or faeries

And that's pretty much all I can remember about it, unfortunately. There was, I'm fairly certain, a human protagonist, and s/he stumbles upon a group of faeries/elves/something similar masquerading as ...
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Can't Remember the Title of an Urban Fantasy Vampire Novel

The book starts with a woman who kills 'bad' vampires while her tech of a brother stays in the car. When her brother quits to get married, she ends up working alone. I remember she is hurt and the ...
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What happened in the 7th level?

In the book Last Watch (also published as Final Watch) by Sergei Lukyanenko, the seventh level of the gloom (or twilight) seemed to contain ghosts or something, but I never truly understood what was ...
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Has G.K. Chesterton written any fantasy novels beside Man Who Was Thursday?

As it says on the tin. I remember reading the Man Who Was Thursday almost a decade ago and was wondering if his other novels are fantasy or something else.
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In the Dresden Files, how did Harry's dad die?

I was researching the Dresden Files, and I know that the TV series doesn't follow the books very well. One subject was Harry's father and his death. In the books, how did Harry's dad die?
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Do we ever find out what Ivy wished for?

In Dead Witch Walking by Kim Harrison, early in the book, Ivy is given a wish. Later in the book Rachel - the POV character - notices that Ivy's necklace (which contained the charm she could use to ...
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Name that Urban Fantasy novel - magic, the internet, and laptop trolls galore

I recall being somewhat impressed by a novel I read a few years back - this book may be less than five years old - which featured a college-aged man. He had a laptop which transformed into a troll ...