After publishing five novels with Tor Books, I moved to new publisher Orbit Books with Monster. This is my dip into the urban fantasy genre, and while I’d experimented with fantastic elements in the modern world in Gil’s All Fright Diner (which is technically rural fantasy though not sure that’s an official genre), I’d never tackled the specific assumptions and conventions of the urban fantasy genre.
Monster is solidly urban fantasy. It features a protagonist who lives in both the modern world and a magical one. He has magical powers and knows secrets that more mundane folks can’t understand. But there are some choices I made that think set it apart.