Anything by Alfred Bester I would
categorise as °hardboiledĘ sci-fi. And his °The Demolished ManĘ I would say is
pretty noir. In a world where telepaths predict crimes before they happen how
do you commit the perfect murder?
I also have an old copy of a novel by Jack Womack called °AmbientĘ. Some reviewer on the cover describes him as °a sci-fi ChandlerĘ. HavenĘt read the book yet so I canĘt verify.
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From: "DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net" <DJ-Anonyme@webtv.net>
Sent: Sunday, July 13, 2008 1:22:54 AM
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Gibson's recommendations
In tomorrow's Parade magazine, William Gibson recomends sci-fi books for
summer. Several of them seem to overlap crime. Are any of these
hardboiled and/or noir? Any good?
Chabon's Yiddish Policeman's Union has already come up here.
Halting State by Charles Stross involves a robbery of a virtual bank.
Cory Doctorow's YA Little Brother looks the most interesting to me, with
a high school hacker pitted against the Big Brother of Homeland
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