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View Poll Results: What belongs in Urban Fantasy?
vampires (of the evil Dracula variety) 17 89.47%
vampires (of the Anita Blake and/or Angel/Buffy variety) 17 89.47%
werewolves 18 94.74%
other lycanthropes 18 94.74%
magic (of the Cheap Wicca aka Charmed variety) 11 57.89%
magic (of the conjuration/alchemical variety) 18 94.74%
magic (of the Harry Potter variety) 11 57.89%
angels and/or demons 16 84.21%
aliens 3 15.79%
super technology (cyborgs, freeze rays, laser guns) 5 26.32%
elves and/or other fairie folk 14 73.68%
local myth o' the week (native american spirits, kitsune, djinn, etc) 17 89.47%
time travel 5 26.32%
alternate dimensions 13 68.42%
zombies (of the Dawn of the Dead variety) 15 78.95%
intelligent animals (with or without the power of speech) 10 52.63%
telepathy, telekinesis, and other psychic powers (as distinct from magic) 15 78.95%
Something you left off the list (as filled in below) 6 31.58%
You're an insensitive clod! 4 21.05%
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Just a simple poll, multiple choice: What sort of things do you think belong in the urban fantasy genre? Not to say they all have to be in the same book, just what sort of things do you think are appropriate for filing under "Urban Fantasy."
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I'm ok with intelligent animals etc in silly urban fantasy, but in the proper thing it's a bit naff, after all we have lycanthropes and shifters.
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I voted yes on everything, because I think that any of those CAN have a place in an urban fantasy setting.

Oh, and I think you're an insensitive clod.
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All of the above

And then some!
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Look at all the modern Cinderella stories sans fairy godmothers. Anything from Fantasy goes well with Urban Fantasy.
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