If you love urban fantasy, then you owe a stupendous debt to Charles de Lint, whether you've read him or not. His playful, majestic, clever stories helped shape the genre and were part of what made me fall in love with magical stories set in cities. And now you can get a collection of his best writing for free.
Everbody loves a good dark, horrible fantasy. A misanthopic adventure, in which everybody is morally compromised, and we all live and die in the dirt. But every now and then, it's nice to read a fantasy novel in which people are, you know... good.
Charles de Lint's latest novel, Eyes Like Leaves, is a rollicking epic quest fantasy in which a motley assortment of heroes and ordinary folk strive to save the Summerlord from the Icelord and keep the world from falling into Everwinter. But the most memorable part of it, almost certainly, is the care with which de…
Charles de Lint is a god among fantasy writers, and an urban fantasy pioneer. So I guess it's no surprise that with The Painted Boy, he manages to breathe awesome new life into the tired "magical coming of age" story.
Charles de Lint treats folklore, mythology and personal magic with the kind of serious respect that give his stories a deep enchantment. His new book, Muse and Reverie, is a collection of thirteen stories set around the city of Newford.
A new anthology, out now, covers the highlights of 60 years of The Magazine Of Fantasy & Science Fiction. To celebrate The Very Best Of F&SF from Tachyon Press, Rick Kleffel interviewed some classic authors that both companies have published.