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Old 11-01-2011, 12:11 AM   #31
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^^ I've read the Black Widowers before but thanks anyway.

I'm bumping this thread because I've been watching some heist movies and was wondering if anyone knows of any Science Fiction 'caper' stories?
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Old 11-01-2011, 08:30 AM   #32
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And let us not forget Douglas Adams' "Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency". Sci-fi + humor +Detective. Or John Zakour's "The Plutonium Blonde" and the rest of his Zach Series.
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Old 11-01-2011, 11:11 AM   #33
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I'm bumping this thread because I've been watching some heist movies and was wondering if anyone knows of any Science Fiction 'caper' stories?
Deathworld by Harry Harrison isn't quite a heist, but it came immediately to mind - and it is available for free (4 versions in Patricia Clark Memorial Library here, e.g. Harrison, Harry: Deathworld v1 17 mar 2009).

Another good moneyed sf book is We the Underpeople by Cordwainer Smith.
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Deathworld by Harry Harrison isn't quite a heist, but it came immediately to mind - and it is available for free (4 versions in Patricia Clark Memorial Library here, e.g. Harrison, Harry: Deathworld v1 17 mar 2009).

Another good moneyed sf book is We the Underpeople by Cordwainer Smith.
You managed to recommend Harry Harrison, but NOT The Stainless Steel Rat?

Not precisely a heist per se but you sure get the same mindset. Be aware that after the original three books it almost becomes a different series.

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Deathworld by Harry Harrison isn't quite a heist, but it came immediately to mind - and it is available for free (4 versions in Patricia Clark Memorial Library here, e.g. Harrison, Harry: Deathworld v1 17 mar 2009).
Is the one here the whole trilogy or just the first book?
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Is the one here the whole trilogy or just the first book?
no, that appears to be just the first one
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no, that appears to be just the first one
Oh Phooey! like I need to add anything to my over taxed TBR list...
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I found a cool article on tor.com about heist/caper stories in genre fiction. Not all of them are SF but the article and comments section are filled with recommendations.

Why Do I Hate Heists in Genre?
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Charles Stross' 'Halting State' is sf + crime thriller. Peter F. Hamilton's 'Night's Dawn Trilogy' is sf + horror.
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