Sian Holt (Star Wars: The High Republic)

Created by Daniel José Older and David Wachter Well, it had to happen... The Star Wars universe has, as far as I can tell, finally unveiled its very first private investigator. SIAN HOLT  is a high-priced space shamus who operates during the so-called High Republic Era, which takes place about two hundred years before the events … Continue reading Sian Holt (Star Wars: The High Republic)

Dick Spanner (Dick Spanner P.I.)

Created by Terry Adlam "The detective who puts the P.I. in stuPId!" Private eyes are GO! Mild-mannered private detective DICK SPANNER was the suitably square-jawed (but tiny-brained) titular robot hero of Dick Spanner, P.I., a tongue-in-cheek British series set in "a parallel universe not far from here," featuring puppets, filmed entirely in stop-motion animation. Occasionally … Continue reading Dick Spanner (Dick Spanner P.I.)

Thompson Heller Detective Interstellar

Created by Milton Lawson and Dave Chisholm (art) Some people call him the Space Cowboy... A tumbler of Johnnie Walker Black  in hand, a Davidoff gasper in his maw, and perennially in need of a shave, party dude, cosmic slacker and avowed atheist THOMPSON HELLER is an intergalactic gumshoe, ready to roll, especially if the cause--or the pay--is … Continue reading Thompson Heller Detective Interstellar

Sam Space

Created by William F. Nolan Pseudonyms include Frank Anmar, F. E. Edwards & Warren Kastel  (1928-2021) Maybe Mars aint the place to raise the kids, after all... And it may not be the best place to run a detective agency either, as William Nolan's wonked-out sci-fi gumshoe is starting to discover. SAM SPACE is a … Continue reading Sam Space

Ruth Law

Created by Ken Liu "He misses her, like missing a mirror you’ve broken." In "The Regular," a short story by acclaimed sci-fi writer Ken Liu, we're introduced to RUTH LAW, a coldly efficient half-Chinese, half-American private eye who works out of a tiny office above a butcher shop in Boston's Chinatown. She specializes mostly in "hidden assets, … Continue reading Ruth Law

Sig Dreyer

Created by F. Paul Wilson Another gloomy future. Most of the Earth's population has got while the getting's good, abandoning the ol' home planet for the safety of outer space. The few that have stuck around in horror and sci-fi writer  F. Paul Wilson's Dydeetown World (1989) have to make do with a world where, … Continue reading Sig Dreyer

Lije Baley & R.D. Olivaw

Created by Isaac Asimov(1920-92) Sorry, but as several folks have pointed out, sci-fi meister Isaac Asimov's ELIJAH "LIJE" BALEY and his robot partner R. DANEEL OLIVAW don't really cut it as private eyes. As members of the New York city police, sometime in the future, they fail to meet even the minimum standards for private … Continue reading Lije Baley & R.D. Olivaw

Patrick “P.I.” Immelmann (Private Eye)

Created Brian Vaughan "Nothing in life is completely confidential." -- P.I. It's hard to believe comic book mastermind Brian Vaughan originally gave this away Private Eye, an absolutely stunning graphic novel from 2015, for free! Or as much--or as little--as you felt it was worth. And yet there it was, on Panelsyndicate.com, for the asking. And it's … Continue reading Patrick “P.I.” Immelmann (Private Eye)

Vernay and Zeno Zenobius of The Anthropol Detective Agency

Created by Louis Trimble Louis Trimble was a prolific pulp fiction writer, pounding out westerns, mysteries and even the occasional sci-fi story. He created such private eyes as Bert Norden, Peter Cory and Tom Blane. But one of his more interesting creations was the intriguingly-titled THE ANTHROPOL DETECTIVE AGENCY, whose turf seems to be outer … Continue reading Vernay and Zeno Zenobius of The Anthropol Detective Agency

Gil Hamilton

Created by Larry Niven GIL HAMILTON isn't actually a private eye, but he sure acts like one. He's a member of A.R.M., a special unit of the U.N. dedicated to the task of tracking down organleggers. You see, in the future, medical knowledge has reached the point where almost any body part is transplantable. But … Continue reading Gil Hamilton