Long tradition of that. Back to before the time when they called it urban fantasy. Robert A. Heinlein's "Magic, Incorporated," and Poul Anderson's Operation Chaos
are classics of the genre. ( Read more...Collapse )
Read yet another urban fantasy with overt magic -- and so, of course, the admission that it's not the streets we know, it's an alternate history. It may be a factor of selection, but it seems to me that they are increasing in number.