A couple of weeks ago, I had a post asking me what male authors I had on my TBR list – if any. Well, I floundered. I guess I did realise on some level that the urban fantasy genre was made up mainly of women… well, I just was not used to it. When it comes to literary fiction, it is so easy to read only male authors – and I guess I was still used to that. Because, when it comes right down to it, I believe men have an easier job of it at getting published. Or, at the very least, have an easier job having their works recognised as “Great Works Of Fiction.”
Publishers love to group genre with gender, and while there are always exceptions, urban fantasy is trending that way. Personally, I am ok with that. For decades sci-fi and fantasy was seen as a very male genre – and now, well, it is starting to even out. As I am sure that, one day in the likely distant future, the romance genre will read by men and written by male writers.
So how about some urban fantasy written by men? Well, here is an incomplete selection from my wishlist – if you have any suggestions, I would love to hear them!
Something from the Nightside by Simon R. Greene