RARA-AVIS: Re: Sci-Fi noir

From: Richard Moore ( moorich2@aol.com)
Date: 24 May 2005

I have not read "Farewell Horizontal" but I recall elements of noir in what I have read by K.W. Jeter--long ago though that was.

Recently I heard of a Japanese SF/Detective story that sounds very interesting. It is the title story in a four story collection MURDER IN BALLOON TOWN By Yumi Matsuo. I gather from the commentary that it must take place in a cartoon world, ala Roger Rabbitt.

Although I can find commentary on the collection and interviews with the author, I haven't found a specific reference to an edition in English. Is anyone familiar with this story?

Richard Moore

--- In rara-avis-l@yahoogroups.com, bsandyman@a... wrote:
> Having just read Stansberry's treatment on the state of noir, I
remembered a book I had read years ago, but had never considered in the style of Noir. The name is "Farewell Horizontal" and it is by K. W. Jeter.
> Has anyone read this, and if so do you consider it Noir?
> --
> Clendon
> [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]

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