I love no-nonsense science fiction that isn't just fantasy in space. No heros, no laser swords, no cybernetic ninjas. Just a gritty world filled with violence, sex, and characters that could die at any time. If a character is wearing shot while wearing body armor, I want to know the details on the gun, the bullet, the body armor, and the trauma the character sustains from it. If robots are used for law enforcement, I want to know the details on their weapons systems, optical arrays, and method of movement. Also, no alien names like "Kt'Ale'i" or "Bazooglethorpe". I'm reading English, not Lovecraftian.