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Looking for gritty noir-ish science fiction

I love neo noir fiction and love science fiction
Some of my favorite novels are Richard Morgan's Altered Carbon and Warren Hammond's Kop.

So I'm looking for gritty grounded science fiction with a noir/hard boiled atmosphere. Violent, dark, bleak, with an anti-hero or criminal protagonist. Preferably set on Earth or some kind of lawless frontier-like colony

Any suggestions, either books or authors? I prefer more current work, at least from the last decade

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Re: Looking for gritty noir-ish science fiction

Have you read the Kristine Kathryn Rusch series The retrieval artist?  Its hard boiled set on the Moon.  Nice mix of detective story and science fiction.  There are several novels, if you like it you have a few books to read. 

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Re: Looking for gritty noir-ish science fiction

did you get any good suggestions???
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Re: Looking for gritty noir-ish science fiction

There are a number of different options.  Montezuma Strip by Alan Dean Foster is good.  Most of Foster's stories are light but he does have a number of noir style myteries--you just have to search for them.  He possibly has a 100 books out and about a dozen would be noir.  J.D. Robb writes detective mystery noir set in the near future.  If you don't mind dark noir mysteries that have a comedy edge you can check out J.D. Crayne.  She has this dark humor that can make you a fan.  She also writes straight comedy so you will need to check out the details.  Uncle Daniel's Den would be a good one of hers to try but you might consider it more fantasy than SF. 

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