While science fiction often deals with the world of tomorrow and fantasy often illuminates worlds that never were, paranormal romance and urban fantasy are—mostly—set in the world we live in. Sort of. I mean, as far as we know, our world isn’t actually populated by vampires, witches, elves, demons, or the other creatures that inhabit urban fantasy and paranormal romance novels. Paranormal romance and urban fantasy have roots in horror fiction and magical realism, in mystery and suspense, and in romance and pulp fiction. Accustomed to crossing boundaries, these paranormal romance and urban fantasy can be found in a number of sections in the bookstore, including romance, sf/f, general fiction, mystery, and on the teen/young reader shelves. Not to mention in film, on television, and in comics and graphic novels.