Punchy wrote:Just wait until someone writes a cosmic noir, and you'll love it.
Cosmic is my least favorite sub-genre. But I'm not a big fan of space stories in general.
I have read a lot of Philip K. Dick, though. I like his work because he uses the sci fi setting simply to explore really interesting concepts and he doesn't bog down in technical descriptions. It's almost incidental whether a character has a ray gun or a space ship. He'll note that the protagonist is an alien and then provide almost no detail of what he looks like. I love it.