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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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. Had a Caucasian male on the front cover, I think with a flame in the palm of his hands. There was white magic and black magic with ...
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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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Desperate to find comic, features 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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Average lifespan of a demigod in Percy Jackson & The Olympians

How long can demigods live? Daedalus lived for thousands of years... by making a discovery for immortality, like Nicholas Flamel? Circe lived for thousands of years... by using magic? Or is she a ...
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What is the significances of the phrase “Fish, Cookie, Weasel”?

At the end of The Throne of Fire by Rick Riordan, Ra states "Fish, Cookie, Weasel" in his sleep. Weasel is mentioned in the book earlier, and that meaning is known, but what about Cookie and Fish? ...
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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 ...