I have long had an immense fascination with the novels and short stories of Raymond Chandler, having read most of them several times in adult life.

Nevertheless these tales do seem more than a little dated when read in the twenty-first century. Of course, they were originally written in the 1930s and 1940s, with incidents and descriptions severely constrained by the social conventions of the time.

So, here is the full text of The Big Sleep, my own tribute to the life and works of the late great Mr. Chandler, and closely based on his novel of the same name.

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But be warned, I have not felt myself to be as constrained by social conventions as Mr. Chandler was required to be, so expect a powerful dramatic and erotic experience.

Love Over Gold Alblum Cover I have re-set Chandler's classic story against a future background of decayed and anachronistic technology, in an artificial, domed habitat populated by cynical people and cheap cyborgs and antique robots, all orbiting a moon of the planet Saturn.

I have included some music to get you in the right mood. This is Private Investigations, by Dire Straits from the album Love Over Gold. (There is a slow quiet start on this track.)

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