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15 Best Science Fiction Noir Books

Even in the future, hardboiled detectives will put everything on the line to solve baffling cases of murdered little nobodies that everyone else wants to forget. And despite being filled to the brim with cynicism so thick you could spread it on toast, they’re still driven by a small kernel of integrity that they can’t shake loose, no matter how hard they try.

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13 Best Gothic Science Fiction Books

Gothic science fiction (or “space goth”) focuses on the macabre, reveling in mystery, darkness, death, decay, madness, and monsters. Bonus goth points if vampires or werewolves appear and are explained non-magically.

There are supernatural elements in some gothic SF, so I recommend relaxing your definitions of what is or isn’t science fiction, and drift down the black river of the irrational into these stories.
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