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OK, here's the story. My dad is an avid mystery buff. His favorite mysteries are Perry Mason, and the Travis McGee books. But he's definitely *NOT* into sci-fi.

So, what I want is suggestions for mystery sci-fi that's heavier on the mystery end, so I can try to get him addicted to sci-fi as well.

I read him the back cover of "Feet of Clay" by Terry Pratchett, and it didn't interest him at all. I was thinking Niven's "Flatlander", but I think that's a bit heavy on the sci-fi...

So, I need some suggestions here. Post away!

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Some of the Vorkosigan books by Lois McMaster Bujold might be suitable - I think I'm thinking of Cetaganda. (Unfortunately I haven't read all the books in the series - started perhaps six months ago, generally have to wait a few weeks for the library hold to reach the top of the list, and then they "upgrade" their database at the end of last year. :x I really hate trying to use it now...)


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Re: Vorkosigan's book

Mountains of mourning might be a good place to start - shorter, and sadder than Cetaganda. Though I don't know if someone who doesn't know the setting already can appreciate it in full. :\ Komarr is centered around a crime too.

Asimoc's Black Widower is mystery, but not sci-fi at all.


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