I posted this in the Fantasy/SciFi discussion thread, but it reached it's lock limit before anyone answered, so I thought I'd post it again. I've been going on a bit of a Hardboiled/Noir speculative fiction binge. Picked up K W Jeter's Noir, and Warren Hammond's KOP series. Trying to build a list and get reviews/recommendations. I mostly read Scifi (hence this list) but horror, fantasy, weird and other speculative genre's are ok as well. Already read (and for the most part enjoyed): Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep (and the others) by P K Dick Halting State and Rule 34 by Charles Stross The Yiddish Policeman's Union by Michael Chabon Altered Carbon by Richard K Morgan (and his other books) The Great North Road and the Greg Mandel series by Peter F Hamilton The Alex Benedict series by Jack McDevitt Gun With Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem The Arabesk series by Jon Courtenay Grimwood The City and the City (and Bas Lag series) by China Mieville The Prefect (and the other Revelation Space novels) by Alastair Reynolds Finch by Jeff Vandermeer The Robot series by Isaac Asimov Metal Fatigue by Sean Williams Kiln People by David Brin What are some others? Edit: Just finished KOP and Ex-KOP by Warren Hammond. Enjoyable hard boiled fiction, but a little disappointing as Sci-Fi. The Sci-Fi is little more than a backdrop, it wouldn't take much tweaking at all to have the stories moved to a contemporary, 3rd world nation. I guess this way Hammond gets to make it all up, rather than research details. Aside from that, and perhaps a little bit too much slavish devotion to genre tropes, it's an entertaining series. The characterisation is good, and the third world setting (speculative or not) does a lot for the gritty hopelessness and desperation of hard boiled fiction. One more (KOP Killer) to go. Edit: Just finished KOP Killer by Warren Hammond. There was quite a gap between the writing of the first two novels and this one, but it's not evident in the novels themselves. Kop Killer seems a bit darker and more perverse than the first two (which weren't exactly a Care Bear Family Special), but that's largely due to the continuing downward spiral of the central character. I was actually expecting more overall plot development, as it is there's plenty of room for the series to continue. Edit: Reading Noir by K W Jeter at the moment. I rate it much higher than the KOP series. Compellingly atmospheric. Witty and biting social satire rather than puns and physical/situational comedy. Complex characterisation and the scifi aspects are integral and crucial rather than just a backdrop. Closer to a P K Dick novel as well, in that there's less action and more contemplation and altered perceptual states.