Read The First 2 Chapters Of Paul Cornell's Severed Streets Right Here

Paul Cornell's urban fantasy novel London Falling got rave reviews for its story of London police officers who learn to see the uncanny supernatural weirdness in their midst. (And stay profressional in the face of it all.) Now he's back with a sequel, The Severed Streets, and we've got the first two chapters. » 4/24/14 12:17pm 4/24/14 12:17pm

The Mortal Instruments is like The Avengers of teen fantasy

Remember when The Avengers came out, and it was just so gleefully jam-packed with crazy shit? Like, they shook the bag until every last thing fell out? The Mortal Instruments is like that, except for teen urban fantasy. This movie has everything in it, and it will make you laugh until you pass out. » 8/21/13 9:00am 8/21/13 9:00am

Now THIS is the urban fantasy heroine we want

The hero of Mur Lafferty's Shambling Guide to New York doesn't wear tight pants, tote a crossbow, or have the most special power ever. She doesn't fall in love with any magical creatures, or have everybody smitten with her. She's just a travel book editor trying to finish her supernatural guidebook on time, and we… » 6/13/13 4:07pm 6/13/13 4:07pm

Will the Mortal Instruments movie keep the gay hero from the books?

Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments books have a lot in common with other recent urban fantasies — but one thing they have that's different is a major character who's revealed to be gay. We caught up with the stars of the film at Wondercon, and asked whether that will remain the case on screen. Spoilers ahead... » 4/05/13 3:29pm 4/05/13 3:29pm

This is clearly the best moment from any Christmas episode of any TV…

The trick of juxtaposing extreme, crazy violence with sugary, happy music is as old as the hills — I would have said The Prisoner perfected it in the series finale — but last night's Vampire Diaries breathed new life into it, with this scene of Klaus ripping apart his rebellious hybrids to the strains of "O Holy… » 12/14/12 5:26pm 12/14/12 5:26pm

Detective tale Mockingbird pits a psychic against a serial killer

Miriam Black has returned, along with her unpleasant precognitive power to see the time and manner of death of any person she touches. She's trying to settle into a normal life, but when she discovers a group of girls will be brutally murdered by a serial killer, she can't stay on the sidelines. » 11/28/12 2:20pm 11/28/12 2:20pm

Phonogram, our fave comic about magicians channeling Madonna records,…

In artist Jamie McKelvie and author Kieron Gillen's Image Comics series Phonogram, a group of British magicians draw their supernatural powers from pop music LPs ranging from Pulp to Robyn to Dexys Midnight Runners. It's a sleek and clever comic with two volumes — Rue Britannia and The Singles Club — and has also been… » 2/27/12 1:20pm 2/27/12 1:20pm