The House of Daniel  
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Author Harry Turtledove
Genre(s) Fantasy
Publisher Tor
Publication date April 18, 2016

The House of Daniel is an urban fantasy novel released from Tor on April 18, 2016. It is set during the Great Depression in a United States where magic works and fantastic creatures like vampires and zombies are commonplace. The story's central protagonist and narrator, Jack Spivey, recounts his time with a barnstorming baseball team called the House of Daniel in 1934.

Despite the presence of working magic, Turtledove describes the novel as an urban fantasy only, and has explicitly rejected it as alternate history.

Similarities to other works[]

The Case of the Toxic Spell Dump, "Birdwitching," and The House of Daniel are all set in worlds where magic works and supernatural elements are common. However, the three timelines have very different rules of inner logic regarding biology, theology, and other crucial matters.

"Batboy," set in the early 20th century of OTL, also pairs the disparate themes of old-fashioned baseball and vampirism.

The similarly titled "The House That George Built" also revolves around baseball, but is a mild alternate history with no fantasy elements.

"The Thing in the Woods" is a set in a suburban community where certain kinds of basic horror-movie monsters are commonplace. It seems to be set in the United States in the 2000s, but Turtledove was unclear about this.

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