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    The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester

In a world policed by telepaths, Ben Reich plans to commit a crime that hasn't been heard of in 70 years: murder. That's the only option left for Reich, whose company is losing a 10-year death struggle with rival D'Courtney Enterprises. Terrorized in his dreams by The Man With No Face and driven to the edge after D'Courtney refuses a merger offer, Reich murders his rival and bribes a high-ranking telepath to help him cover his tracks. But while police prefect Lincoln Powell knows Reich is guilty, his telepa

Year: 1953
Genre: Science FictionSF Detective

    A Talent for the Invisible by Ron Goulart

In 2020 A.D. even 20-20 vision wouldn't help you to see Jack Conger when he was working. Because Jack was an operative of the Wild Talents Division of the U.S. Remedial Functions Agency -- and his particular specialty was making himself invisible.

Year: 1973
Genre: SF Detective

    The Panchronicon Plot by Ron Goulart

What better way to get rid of political enemies than to shove them back into the past and maroon them there? It isn't exactly murder but it sure could raise a hob with history!

Year: 1977
Genre: SF DetectiveTime Travel

    Brainz, Inc. by Ron Goulart

Jake Pace is halfway through mixing a batch of cookies when his lawyer arrives with a corpse. The body in the coffin is an android, built in the shape of recently deceased electronics heiress Sylvie Kirkyard and implanted with a chip that holds Sylvie’s memories.

Year: 1985
Genre: SF Detective

    Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan

In the twenty-fifth century, humankind has spread throughout the galaxy, monitored by the watchful eye of the U.N. While divisions in race, religion, and class still exist, advances in technology have redefined life itself. Now, assuming one can afford the expensive procedure, a person's consciousness can be stored in a cortical stack at the base of the brain and easily downloaded into a new body (or "sleeve") making death nothing more than a minor blip on a screen.

Year: 2002
Genre: CyberpunkHard SFSF Detective





1953The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester
1973A Talent for the Invisible by Ron Goulart
1977The Panchronicon Plot by Ron Goulart
1985Brainz, Inc. by Ron Goulart
2002Altered Carbon by Richard K. Morgan
2014Lock in by John Scalzi
2017Gnomon by Nick Harkaway