OK, one of them. Made the following comment up-post from here:
In trying to describe The January Dancer (especially the cultural mixing), I once described it as "a combination of Dune, Firefly and The Maltese Falcon, as told by an Irish bard in an Indian restaurant."
-- Stevo Darkly
Should he consent, I'll put his name to it; (he did; I did) but I am ROFLOL.
It is apt. I wrote the early version in HS and College, inspired in part by Dune. And I did have the Maltese Falcon in mind as a background. Firefly had not been invented yet.