Recommendations for hardboiled detective SF or fantasy?
September 20, 2010 11:48 AM Subscribe
Can you recommend fiction that is a crossover between noir/hardboiled detective stories and sci-fi/fantasy?
posted by gritter to Media & Arts (64 answers total) 108 users marked this as a favorite
A few examples that jump to mind: Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan (SF), the Dresden Files series by Jim Butcher (urban fantasy), A Scanner Darkly by Philip K. Dick (SF), Gun with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem (SF), etc. I think there are probably good examples from science fiction & urban fantasy, but I've yet to find something that mashes up a hardboiled-style detective story with epic, sword & sorcery-style fantasy.