Dreams Underfoot

Charles de Lint
fantasy > urban fantasy, short stories
Dreams Underfoot - Charles de Lint

World Fantasy Award: Best Collection nominee (1994).

Dreams Underfoot: A Newford Collection

Welcome to Newford...

Welcome to the music clubs, the waterfront, the alleyways where ancient myths and magic spill into the modern world. Come meet Jilly, painting wonders in the rough city streets; and Geordie, playing fiddle while he dreams of a ghost; and the Angel of Grasso Street gathering the fey and the wild and the poor and the lost. Gemmins live in abandoned cars and skells traverse the tunnels below, while mermaids swim in the grey harbor waters and fill the cold night with their song.

Like Mark Helprin's A Winter's Tale and John Crowley's Little, Big, Dreams Underfoot is a must-read book not only for fans of urban fantasy but for all who seek magic in everyday life.


  • Uncle Dobbin's Parrot Fair
  • Stone Drum
  • Timeskip
  • Freewheeling
  • That Explains Poland
  • Romano Drom
  • The Sacred Fire
  • Winter Was Hard
  • Pity the Monsters
  • Ghosts of Wind and Shadow
  • The Conjure Man
  • Small Deaths
  • The Moon Is Drowning While I Sleep
  • In the House of My Enemy
  • But for the Grace Go I
  • Bridges
  • Our Lady of the Harbour
  • Paperjack
  • Tallulah
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Release date: 1993
Genres: fantasyurban fantasy, short stories
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Updated: August 15, 2021

Newford :: Series

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The Dreaming Place
Ghosts of Wind and Shadow
Uncle Dobbin's Parrot Fair
Our Lady of the Harbour
From a Whisper to a Scream
The Wishing Well
Dreams Underfoot
I'll Be Watching You
Memory and Dream
The Ivory and the Horn
Someplace to Be Flying
Moonlight and Vines
Forests of the Heart
The Onion Girl
Seven Wild Sisters
Tapping the Dream Tree
Spirits in the Wires
Medicine Road
The Blue Girl
Promises to Keep
Old Man Crow
Muse and Reverie
The Wind in His Heart