1950s > 1958

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    A Case of Conscience by James Blish

Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man--a priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He has found no insoluble conflicts in his beliefs or his ethics . . . until he is sent to Lithia. There he comes upon a race of aliens who are admirable in every way except for their total reliance on cold reason; they are incapable of faith or belief.

Year: 1958
Genre: Science Fiction

    A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson

Tom Wallace lived an ordinary life, until a chance event awakened psychic abilities he never knew he possessed. Now he's hearing the private thoughts of the people around him-and learning shocking secrets he never wanted to know. But as Tom's existence becomes a waking nightmare, even greater jolts are in store as he becomes the unwilling recipient of a compelling message from beyond the grave!

Year: 1958
Genre: GhostsPsychological Thriller

    Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley

Aldous Huxley uses his tremendous knowledge of human relations to compare the modern-day world with his prophetic fantasy. He scrutinizes threats to humanity, such as overpopulation, propaganda, and chemical persuasion, and explains why we have found it virtually impossible to avoid them

Year: 1958
Genre: Non-fiction

    Cape Fear by John D. MacDonald

How far would you go to save your family? In John D. MacDonald's iconic masterwork of suspense, the inspiration for not one but two Hollywood hits, a mild-mannered family is tormented by an obsessed criminal--and with the authorities powerless to protect them, they must take the law into their own hands.

Year: 1958
Genre: SuspenseThriller

    Crazy in Berlin by Thomas Berger

Thomas Berger’s debut novel of a young man tumultuously coming of age in postwar Germany. Crazy in Berlin is the first volume in the saga of Carlo Reinhart. As an army medic stationed in Allied-occupied Germany, Reinhart is a young man of large bulk (two hundred pounds, plus)--good-hearted, intelligent, and something of a fool.

Year: 1958
Genre: Coming of AgeWWII: Post-War

    Dr. No by Ian Fleming

Dispatched by M to investigate the mysterious disappearance of MI6's Jamaica station chief, Bond was expecting a holiday in the sun. But when he discovers a deadly centipede placed in his hotel room, the vacation is over.

Year: 1958
Genre: Espionage

    Exodus by Leon Uris

Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon--the towering novel of the twentieth century's most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies--the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power.

Year: 1958
Genre: Historical

    Have Sace Suit Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein

From the mind of the storyteller who has captured the imagination of readers from around the world and across generations comes this classic work of science fiction. First prize in the Skyway Soap slogan contest was an all-expenses-paid trip to the moon. The consolation prize was an authentic space suit, and when scientifically minded high school senior Kip Russell won it, he knew for certain he would use it one day to make a sojourn of his own to the stars.

Year: 1958
Genre: Action & Adventure SFSpace Exploration

    Killer's Payoff by Ed McBain

It's like an old-time gangster movie: a speeding car, a blazing gun... and suddenly a guy walking down the street without a care in the world is lying in the gutter without a head on his shoulders. But who pulled the high-powered trigger that turned blackmailer into a chalk outline? Was it the politician's wife with a pornographic past? The soda-pop tycoon desperate to keep a business-busting bungle bottled up? Or was it whoever was paying Kramer a small fortune to hide what must've been one very big bad?

Year: 1958
Genre: Police Procedural

    Lady Killer by Ed McBain

"I will kill the Lady tonight at 8. What can you do about it?" This is the message on a pasted-up letter handed to Desk Sergeant Dave Murchison at 8:00 a.m. The detectives at the 87th Precinct have gotten these types of threats before, but there's something different about this one. Something ominous. Problem is, the city contains millions of women--finding the right one in twelve hours is like finding a needle in a haystack.

Year: 1958
Genre: Police ProceduralRace Against Time

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1958A Case of Conscience by James Blish Science Fiction
1958A Stir of Echoes by Richard Matheson Ghosts, Psychological Thriller
1958Brave New World Revisited by Aldous Huxley Non-fiction
1958Cape Fear by John D. MacDonald Suspense, Thriller
1958Crazy in Berlin by Thomas Berger Coming of Age, WWII: Post-War, Carlo Reinhart, Berlin
1958Dr. No by Ian Fleming Espionage, James Bond 007
1958Exodus by Leon Uris Historical, Israel
1958Have Sace Suit Will Travel by Robert A. Heinlein Action & Adventure SF, Space Exploration, Heinlein's Juveniles
1958Killer's Payoff by Ed McBain Police Procedural, 87th Precinct
1958Lady Killer by Ed McBain Police Procedural, Race Against Time, 87th Precinct
1958Sinner Man by Lawrence Block Crime Fiction
1958Soft Touch by John D. MacDonald Noir Fiction, Suburbia
1958Some Came Running by James Jones
1958The Big Time by Fritz Leiber Science Fiction
1958The Count of 9 by Erle Stanley Gardner Murder Mystery, Cool & Lam
1958The Crowded Earth by Robert Bloch Science Fiction
1958The Deceivers by John D. MacDonald Suburbia
1958The Doomsters by Ross Macdonald Private Eye, Lew Archer
1958The Getaway by Jim Thompson Bank Robbery
1958The Once and Future King by T.H. White Arthurian Fantasy

 

 

 


 

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