From the introductory post:
Welcome to Noir Week at Tor.com! Join us as we escape from the sweltering dog days of summer into the cool, shadowy underworld of back alleys, jazz joints, hardboiled hooligans and tough-talking femme fatales; a world filled with violence, glamour, and intrigue, where the color scheme is black and white and the rules are anything but….
This week, we’re making the most of our “And related subjects” tagline and branching out into new territory: in addition to our regular content, we’ve got posts on some of our favorite classic noir movies, writers, iconic characters and actors. Less a genre than a style, noir continues to be an iconic and influential force in fiction, film, and fashion and we’re taking a detour all the way down to its shady, whiskey-soaked roots — so grab your fedora, slip your pearl-handled pistol into your purse, and brush off your best Bogart impression: it’s going to be a wild ride.
Here’s a smattering of posts so far:
- Genre in the Mainstream: The Noir of Jonathan Lethem’s Gun, With Occasional Music
- Five Classic Science Fiction Films Steeped in Noir
- From Chandler to Gibson: How Noir Led to Cyberpunk
- Bright Lights, Big City: John D. MacDonald’s Las Vegas
- Criminal: Noir Comics, Better with Age
And don’t forget to checkout the Index post. There’s tons of great stuff on noir and especially the fantastic & science fictional noir.