Top Ten Urban Fantasy Essentials (As Decided By You)
Awesome human being Carol McKenzie has gone ahead and started to tally the books listed in the various Monday “crowdsourcing the essentials” posts (everyone please say, thanks, Carol!) — now it’s time to view some of the results. Starting with: Urban Fantasy.
So, the top ten are:
1. Jim Butcher: The Dresden Files series
2. Neil Gaiman: Neverwhere
3. Neil Gaiman: American Gods
4. Ilona Andrews: the Kate Daniels series
5. Richard Kadrey: the Sandman Slim series
6. Emma Bull: War for the Oaks
7. Seanan McGuire: the October Daye series
8. Patricia Briggs: the Mercy Thompson series
9. Kevin Hearne: the Iron Druid Chronicles
10. Rachel Caine: the Weather Warden series
Amongst the next top ten after that were authors like Lauren Beukes, Karen Marie Moning, Mike Carey, Sergei Lukyanenko, Ben Aaronovitch, Laurel K. Hamilton, C.E. Murphy, Kelley Armstrong, China Mieville and, totally entirely utterly unfairly, me.
(Remember, these are the ones chosen through compiling the comments on the urban fantasy post. If you want to check out this week’s, we’re asking about essential steampunk reads.)