Tag Archives: Noir SF

DNF Review of Hex-Rated by Jason Ridler

I had to request an ARC of Hex-Rated as soon as I saw the cover.  The snake, the woman tied to a post, the guy in a cheap blue suit, the font of the title…it’s a little lurid, it’s got … Continue reading

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Review of Moonshine vol. 1 by Brian Azzarello

Moonshine is a new comic about a Prohibition-era gangster sent deep into the dark hills of Virginia to recruit a hillbilly moonshiner to work for the organization. If the copy and the silhouette on the back cover don’t clue you … Continue reading

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Throwback SF Thursday: The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

Tension, apprehension, and dissension have begun . . . Alfred Bester may have had a touch of psionic ability himself.  The Demolished Man reads like equal parts hardboiled noir and cyberpunk.  It’s tense and taut throughout, if it never quite … Continue reading

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Review of The Dark Side by Anthony O’Neill

I had the pleasure of attending LibertyCon this past weekend.  While I was there I attended a panel on noir and hardboiled detective fiction.  (One of the panelists was Larry Correia, who wrote the excellent noir fantasy Grimnoir Chronicles.)  I’ve … Continue reading

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Short Review Roundup – 2014 Hugo Awards Edition

In an effort to clear my backlog of books I’ve read but not reviewed, I’m posting short review roundups.  I already wrote a post on the best of the 2015 books I read that didn’t get Hugo nominations.  Today’s post … Continue reading

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Review of Something More Than Night by Ian Tregillis

Ian Tregillis made a very big impression on me with his debut trilogy, the Milkweed Triptych.  Something More Than Night is something completely different.  The Milkweed Triptych was a fantasy pseudo-science-ish time-hopping alternative history.  Something More Than Night is a … Continue reading

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Review of Killing Pretty (Sandman Slim) by Richard Kadrey

Sandman Slim investigates Death’s death in this hip, propulsive urban fantasy through a phantasmagoric LA rife with murder, mayhem, and magic. James Stark has met his share of demons and angels, on earth and beyond. Now, he’s come face to … Continue reading

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