Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations
Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations

Edition:
ISBN: 9781607013990
Year of publication: 2013
Keywords: fantasy weird

Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations


Author:
Carrie Vaughn
Charlaine Harris
Dana Cameron
Tanya Huff
Jim Butcher
P N Elrod
Elizabeth Bear
Joe R Lansdale
Simon R Green
Patricia Briggs
Neil Gaiman
Bradley Denton
Lillian Stewart Carl
Faith Hunter
Richard Bowes
Ilsa J Bick
Jonathan Maberry
Simon Clark
Justin Gustainis
ín Kiernan
William Meikle
Sarah Monette
Richard Parks

Genre:
Detective science fiction


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Weird Detectives: Recent Investigations BEYOND RATIOCINATION, REASON, GUMSHOES, AND GUNS: WEIRD DETECTIVES Paula Guran The subgenre that came to be known as “urban fantasy” was the most popular type of fantasy—perhaps fiction as a whole—of the first decade of the twenty-first century. Although full of action-adventure and horror’s supernatural beings—vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters, ghosts, witches, et al—it really owed more to mystery than any other genre, especially the hard-boiled or noir detective mystery. Raymond Chandler’s Philip Marlowe, Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade, and their fictional counterparts are close literary kin to today’s vampire slayers, demon hunters, wizardly private eyes, and other paranormal protagonists. Just as with urban fantasy’s heroes and heroines, the hard-boilers were outsiders. They took a lot of physical punishment, and dished out just as much. They adhered to individual moral...