Wednesday, July 08, 2015

MIND MELD: Our Favorite SF Detective/Mystery Novels

MIND MELD: Our Favorite SF Detective/Mystery Novels

11 comments:

Greg Daniel said...

Can't believe no one mentioned THE DEMOLISHED MAN by Alfred Bester -- definitely my 1st pick. But was glad to see AS GRAVITY FAILS by George Alec Effinger, an underappreciated book and author in my view

Bill Crider said...

Leaving off THE DEMOLISHED MAN is a big mistake, but I really enjoyed that whole series by Effinger.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

I liked Lynn S. Hightower's four book David Silver/"Alien" series.

Jeff

R.K. Robinson said...

Of the nooks mentioned, I've only read the Dick. I think the Asimov robot novels qualify.

Bill Crider said...

I really liked those Asimov novels when I read them back in the '50s, Rick.

R.K. Robinson said...

Also Kristine Kathryn Rusch’s Retrieval Artist series, and Larry Niven's A.R.M. stories.

Bill Crider said...

Yep, I've enjoyed both of those.

John D. said...

Thanks for the link love, Bill!

Also: #SmacksHead. I wish we had included you in this one. Great suggestions above and I'm sure you have many more. Feel free to leave a comment at SF Signal and school all of us. :)

Bill Crider said...

If I'd been included, I probably couldn't have remembered any of these.

George Kelley said...

Plenty of Jack Vance stories and novels have mysteries at their core. Certainly the Magnus Ridolph series qualifies.


Bill Crider said...

Right you are, George. I have a collection of those stories in an Ace Double, I think.