If you missed the first Storyboard show at Geek & Sundry, you can still catch it on YouTube. The show was hosted by fantasy author Pat Rothfuss and featured a discussion about urban fantasy with a few of the genre’s top authors: Jim Butcher, Emma Bull and Diana Rowland.
Here’s a quick recap of things they discussed:
– The definition of urban fantasy
– Where these authors get their ideas
– The depth of worldbuilding involved in creating an urban fantasy versus creating an epic/traditional fantasy
– Sex in urban fantasy – Is it a requirement of the genre? Do the authors feel pressure to put sex scenes in their books? Is sex part of character building?
– Is urban fantasy the modern equivalent of fairy tales or myths?
– Writing tips from the authors
– And reading recommendations. (You can skip to the list of recommendations in the dooblydoo of the video.)
Robert Pattinson, who plays teenage vampire Edward Cullen in the upcoming film Twilight, was group interviewed by SciFi.com and others at Comic Con.
“[It’s] very difficult to see, really, what he’s thinking.” Pattinson said. “Because he’s always hiding things from Bella all the time. And especially when I read the unfinished [book,] Midnight Sun, which is from Edward’s … perspective, that kind of changed, because it helped things a bit.”
WordPress is not cooperating and won’t allow me to upload any graphics, so today’s news is nekkid. I’m thrilled with the response to the current poll, so keep voting! When I have the results, I will start a second thread on “why” folks feel the way they do about the UF Elements they chose. Enjoy!
Evil Editor will be hosting a Book Chat for Stephenie Meyer’s The Host on Thursday May 29 at 6:00 p.m. EDT.
Kimberly at Darque Reviews reviews Blood Noir by Laurell K. Hamilton.