RE: RARA-AVIS: hardboiled crossovers: Dante

From: Todd Mason (
Date: 11 Mar 2002

"Cyberpunk," which I'm also having difficulty typing this evening. John Shirley from that group almost made my last list; Lewis Shiner's SLAM is pretty much a solid hb, but not sf like much of his other work.

Among the Splatterpunk and related horror writers, it's also hard to swing a dying cat w/o hitting hb folk: Joe R. Lansdale, Shirley, Douglas Winter, David Schow...going back a bit further, Dennis Etchison....

-----Original Message----- From: Joe Dante [mailto:] At 3/11/02 05:52 PM, Forstater, Mathew wrote:
>How about hb Science Fiction?

Philip K. Dick would be on my list, DO ANDROIDS DREAM OF ELECTRIC SHEEP always struck me as hard-boiled. And Walter Mosley's story collection FUTUREWORLD has a real hard-boiled feel to it.

Some of the stuff in the "Cuber-Punk" sub-genre seems like it would qualify. Authors Neal Stephenson (SNOW CRASH) and William Gibson come to mind.

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