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.
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. ( Collapse )