A post about mystery and the moon
earlier this week elicited some interesting examples of crime fiction with a space theme or setting as well as the information, new to me, that Ray Bradbury and Isaac Asimov, two science-fiction giants, had written mysteries as well. I also had never known that John D. MacDonald
wrote science fiction.So here's a question: What, other than money,
might dispose a crime writer to turn to science fiction or vice versa? What features do the genres share, or is it just a matter of certain writers' simply liking to work in both forms?
B.V. Lawson's In Reference to Murder
blog adds Stanislaw Lem to the roster of science-fiction/crime-fiction boundary jumpers with his novel The Chain of Chance
.© Peter Rozovsky 2009
Labels: Isaac Asimov, John D. MacDonald, miscellaneous, Ray Bradbury, science fiction