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Dystopian fantasy (no zombies) (7 titles)
All sorts of Dystopian fantasy books out there. This list is a work in progress. Skipping the Zombie genre since they are so many and all but one or two are frighteningly BAD. (characterized by no character development and the average zombie novel reads like a collection of short action stories)
City Fantasy (6 titles)
A list of fantasy titles that center around an urban locale. Where the location or city plays a central role. Some call this "urban fantasy" but avoid that term since it has come to be defined as softcore erotica wrapped in teen angst.

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Cover ArtDies the fire
by Stirling, S. M.
Re reading this series in preparation of reading the sequel. I still don't buy that the expansion and decompression rate of gas could be affected without simple biologic processes also being affected.. but if you can suspend your disbelief and just pretend this is "magic" it works great as a apocalyptic dystopia   posted May 11, 2013 at 10:38AM

Cover ArtThe lottery : and other stories
by Jackson, Shirley, 1916-1965.
Before "Hunger Games", Before "The Running Man" there was "The Lottery" Anyone who has read the books or seen the movies should read this to see where they got the idea.   posted Apr 29, 2013 at 8:34PM

Cover ArtTerrier
by Pierce, Tamora
Tamora Pierce comes through again with a well rounded strong female character. Terry Pratchett fans will recognize this as a more serious treatment of the same issues explored in the humorous "City Watch - Discworld" series.   posted Apr 28, 2013 at 12:09PM

Cover ArtGuards! guards! : a novel of Discworld
by Pratchett, Terry.
Mr Pratchett is to Fantasy what Douglas Adams was to Sci Fi. Thankfully for his readers he is much more prolific, alive and kicking, and able to make deadlines, so we have plenty of material to enjoy. This part of his famous "discworld" series really starts to investigate what makes a city work. In this case he takes his sharp wit to see how the "city guard" or medieval police force of "Ankh-Morpork" is a vital living part of the city.   posted Apr 28, 2013 at 12:03PM

Cover ArtFated
by Jacka, Benedict
Almost a tribute spin off series to the Harry Dresden books by Jim Butcher. A welcome breath of fresh air, as Mr Butcher seems to have run out of things to torture his main character with. This is set in London with the main characters "magic" a mix of old fashioned seer and quantum theory.   posted Apr 28, 2013 at 11:53AM

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