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American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-56 (Library of America #227)
Gary K. Wolfe, Frederik Pohl, C.M. Kornbluth, Theodore Sturgeon, Leigh Brackett, Richard Matheson

Eight Million Ways To Die: A Matthew Scudder Mystery

Eight Million Ways to Die - Lawrence Block Whoa, this is good. You can't say that it "transcends genre" because it is solidly to its core a hard-boiled mystery. You can't say it "elevates genre" because that would suggest that this sort of story can't be brilliant on its own. What is does is relish genre. It's brilliantly and violently a hardboiled mystery of the best kind.