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Marie Brennan's fourth and (so far) final Onyx Court novel is out, and it's set in the Victorian period. (Hurray!) For those of us fond of London fairies and Victorians, I think our reading list is set.

I'm terrible at descriptions, so I'll let PW do it for me:

With Fate Conspire

Gifted storyteller and world-builder Brennan returns to the Onyx Court, a faery city that coexists with London, in her fourth historical fantasy (after 2010's A Star Shall Fall). As the Onyx Court is threatened by 19th-century advances in technology, the faeries and humans increasingly come into conflict. Eliza O'Malley is caught between the two worlds, both of which are often cruel and indifferent to her desperate search for her childhood friend, Owen, who was captured by the faeries seven years before. Unless Eliza can find Dead Rick, the dog-man who betrayed them, Owen will be lost to the faery kingdom forever. Series readers and fans of the Tam Lin myth will be captivated by this complex and vibrant depiction of a magical Victorian era.
akashiver: (People who read too much!)

Joe DeLyria and Sean Robinson have done a tongue-in-cheek analysis of that great Victorian novel, "The Wire."

The Wire’s treatment of the class system is far more nuanced than that of Dickens.  Who could forget “Bubbles”—the lovable drifter, Stringer Bell—the bourgeois merchant with pretentions to aristocracy, or Bodie—who, despite lack of education or Victorian “good breeding”, is seen reading and enjoying the likes of Jane Austen? 

The best thing about this essay, though is the "page scans:"
 


If only this had come out in time for my "Victorian urban mysteries / urban fantasy" paper at ICFA...
 


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