Thursday, June 19, 2008

Top American Films

The American Film Institute has created a new list of the top 100 films by creating lists of the top 10 films in 10 different genres. Check out the list on their website. Movie buffs will also enjoy trying their quiz.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Library Journal does Urban Fantasy

Recommended article: the June 1 issue of LJ has a terrific overview of urban fantasy literature: The City Fantastic by Nanette Wargo Donohue. There's an introduction and a fairly extensive annotated bibliography. Sections of the essay include:

  • Introduction
  • Folkloric tradition
  • Vampires, werewolves, & fairies
  • Genre confusion
  • Shape-shifting formats
  • Collection development resources
  • Core titles in two areas (see full article for all titles & annotations)
    • Traditional Urban Fantasy
      • Bull, Emma. War for the Oaks
      • de Lint, Charles. Dreams Underfoot
      • Gaiman, Neil. Neverwhere
    • Contemporary Urban Fantasy
      • Briggs, Patricia. Moon Called
      • Butcher, Jim. Storm Front
      • Hamilton, Laurell K. Guilty Pleasures
      • Harris, Charlaine. Dead Until Dark
      • Harrison, Kim. Dead Witch Walking
      • Vaughn, Carrie. Kitty and the Midnight Hour
  • Web Sites