Since 1997, you’ve been coming to BarnesandNoble.com to discuss everything from Stephen King to writing to Harry Potter. You’ve made our site more than a place to discover your next book: you’ve made it a community. But like all things internet, BN.com is growing and changing. We've said goodbye to our community message boards—but that doesn’t mean we won’t still be a place for adventurous readers to connect and discover.

Now, you can explore the most exciting new titles (and remember the classics) at the Barnes & Noble Book Blog. Check out conversations with authors like Jeff VanderMeer and Gary Shteyngart at the B&N Review, and browse write-ups of the best in literary fiction. Come to our Facebook page to weigh in on what it means to be a book nerd. Browse digital deals on the NOOK blog, tweet about books with us,or self-publish your latest novella with NOOK Press. And for those of you looking for support for your NOOK, the NOOK Support Forums will still be here.

We will continue to provide you with books that make you turn pages well past midnight, discover new worlds, and reunite with old friends. And we hope that you’ll continue to tell us how you’re doing, what you’re reading, and what books mean to you.

Reply
Contributor
Bronxsta
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎04-28-2011
0 Kudos

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

Contributor
Ladyneat
Posts: 23
Registered: ‎08-14-2012

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. 

New User
poppinz
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎09-11-2013
0 Kudos

Re: Looking for gritty noir-ish science fiction

did you get any good suggestions???
Frequent Contributor
WONK
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎09-06-2012
0 Kudos

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. 

Runo singer and curmudgeon
Sirvio's Keep
www.paulbunyan.net/users/gsirvio
Keep's Books and Tales
www.paulbunyan.net/users/gsirvio/content.html
Book reviews
www.paulbunyan.net/users/gsirvio/reviews.html
Gorden's bookshelf
www.midwestbookreview.com
Taconite Runes
http://TaconiteRunes.com
Pulp Writing
http://forums.delphiforums.com/pulpwriting/messages
Moderator
BN_Rick
Posts: 99
Registered: ‎02-09-2011
0 Kudos

Re: Looking for gritty noir-ish science fiction