Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic

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The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic edited by Jan Edwards and Jenny Barber

ISBN 978-0-9573489-3-6

Cover artwork: Ben Baldwin

There is magic out there on the street and the Mythic are alive and well and creating chaos in a city near you.

Fourteen fabulous authors bring you tales of wonder and horror, with ancient curses and modern charms, strange things in the Underground, murder and redemption, corporate cults and stalwart guardians, lost travellers and wandering gods, fortune tellers and urban wizards, dragons,  fae and unspeakable beasts.

With stories from:  James Brogden, Joyce Chng, Zen Cho, Graham Edwards, Jaine Fenn, Christopher Golden, Kate Griffin, Alison Littlewood, Anne Nicholls, Jonathan Oliver, Mike Resnick, Gaie Sebold, Adrian Tchaikovsky, and Ian Whates.

  • James Brogden – The Smith of Hockley
  • Joyce Chng – Dragonform Witch
  • Zen Cho – Fish Bowl
  • Graham Edwards – A Night to Forget
  • Jaine Fenn – Not the Territory
  • Christopher Golden – Under Cover of Night
  • Kate Griffin – An Inspector Calls
  • Alison Littlewood – The Song of the City
  • Anne Nicholls – The Seeds of a Pomegranate
  • Jonathan Oliver – White Horse
  • Mike Resnick – The Wizard of West 34th street
  • Gaie Sebold – Underground
  • Adrian Tchaikovsky – Family Business
  • Ian Whates – Default Reactions

Urban Mythic is only £10.99 from Amazon UK / Amazon USA — also available for your Kindle

“I really enjoyed The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic. It was a great collection of stories, none of which disappointed. If you’d like to discover more flavours of urban mythic and some wonderful stories, The Book of Urban Mythic is a good one to pick up. I’ll be very much looking forward to see what the editors include in their second volume.” —  W.M.M. van der Salm-Pallada

“The 14 authors who contributed to Urban Mythic have drawn on a wide variety of folklore, fable and freaky faery stories to blend a solid mix of different interpretations around the book’s common theme. Some of these tales are out and out action-adventures, while others are altogether more whimsical and wistful. None are particularly long, which means you can read them in 20 minute or half-hour sessions and reach a satisfying conclusion without having to leave an adventure halfway through.” — Rowena Hoseason

“An excellent collection that seems shorter than it is because the stories are so engrossing. No two are alike and all avoid the cliches of the genre. A magical read.” — J Curwen

Urban Mythic contains a strong set of stories. What I really loved was the diversity contained in the stories; from the settings to the ethnicities portrayed to the mythical underpinnings, the anthology travelled the globe in every direction … a great collection of stories, none of which disappointed. If you’d like to discover more flavours of urban mythic and some wonderful stories, The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic is a good one to pick up.” — Mieneke van der Salm / A Fantastical Librarian

“In all of these tales, a demigod or weird sister or Gothic monster has somehow sidestepped into the modern world. These are exactly the kind escapist, imaginative entertainments which brighten the day – they draw on ancient legends and traditions but it’s easy to believe that maybe all this activity is going on, just out of sight …Overall, then, a cracking collection for anyone with an open mind.” —  Murder, Mayhem and More

“…I enjoyed pretty much all of the stories in The Alchemy Press Book of Urban Mythic. My favourites include ‘Default Reactions’ by Ian Whates, ‘The Smith of Hockley’ by James Brogden, ‘The Wizard of 34th Street’ by Mike Resnick and ‘An Inspector Calls’ by Kate Griffin. These were all well-written, original and thoroughly enjoyable stories … Urban Mythic is a very strong collection of stories … I liked the journeys I was taken on in most of these stories.” —  The Book Lover’s Boudoir:








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