Ask the Bloggers Series: Question #3 (I’m in it!)

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This is slightly old news now (and John did repost my responses as a guest post while I was on vacation), but I figure you all would like to see the answers to his third question, since I’m in it and so are bunches of others. A lot of great points are made and I had another silly typo. Okay, so it’s only a slight typo, since I used a real word and it can be molded to be correct, but I meant to say “mythos” instead of “ethos”. I guess I don’t know my latin as well as I thought! Doh!

Anywho, you can find the answers here. The question was:

In recent years, there has a been a rise in interest in the urban fantasy genre, even prompting some publishers to republish older urban fantasy works, such as Pyr’s recent publication of Stalking the Unicorn by Mike Resnick. What is your explanation for the recent rise in the popularity of this subgenre?
Secondly, since the rise and fall of popularity of fantasy and SF subgenres tends to be cyclical, what subgenre of fantasy do you predict will see an upsurge in its popularity once urban fantasy is on the wane?

So, anyone have any thoughts of their own? Figure I could open up to those of you who read my blog, since I’m curious what you all think!

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About the Author:

Shaun Duke is an aspiring writer, a reviewer, and an academic. He is currently a graduate student at the University of Florida studying science fiction, postcolonialism, posthumanism, and fantasy.

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