There are eight million stories in the Future City; this is one of them. Copernicus Jones is your typical wise-cracking private eye: he's got a weakness for betting on sports games and he can't say no to a leggy dame with a fat pocketbook. But beneath the hat and trenchcoat, he's all robot.
In Italian director Dario Argento's 1996 horror-thriller The Stendhal Syndrome, his own daughter Asia Argento stars as Anna Manni, a detective investigating a series of brutal sex killings in Rome and Florence. So begins perhaps the most awkward take-your-daughter-to-work day in cinema history.
Hanna is Not a Boy's Name stars a nameless zombie employed by a bouncing-off-the-walls hyper detective. Together, they investigate offbeat paranormal mysteries — and try not to get too many people killed in the process.
Science fiction noir doesn't come much nastier than the KOP novels by Warren Hammond. The adventures of a bent cop on a rotten planet, they're like Dashiell Hammett mixed with Philip K. Dick. Spoilers ahead.