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    Collected Millar: Legendary Novels of Suspense by Margaret Millar

The four novels in this collection straddle one of the most tumultuous decades of the 20th century and display Millar's uncanny ability to craft truly disturbing suspense fiction while still addressing social issues. Complex discussions of feminism, child abuse, and racism blend seamlessly into four of the most chilling tales ever told.

Year: 1960
Genre: Cold CaseMissing PersonPrivate Eye

    Deathworld 1 by Harry Harrison

It was all highly suspicious. Jason didn't know a soul on this planet. Yet the card sent by service tube from the hotel desk had read: Kerk Pyrrus would like to see Jason dinAlt. Blunt and to the point. He signaled the desk to send the man up, then lowered his fingers a bit until they brushed the gun butt.

Year: 1960
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Deathworld Trilogy by Harry Harrison

A legendary science fiction story, this trilogy, brought back into print in one single volume, presents hero Jason dinAlt as he discovers three separate planets. dinAlt finds excitement and intrigue as he investigates Pyrrus, a strange place where all the beasts, plants, and natural elements are out to destroy man; the unknown second planet, where every man has to kill other men or live as a slave; and Felicity, where creatures are bred for thousands of years for a single deadly purpose.

Year: 1960
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Flesh by Philip Jose Farmer

Richard Stagg and his crew return to earth after many adventures and much time in cold sleep. 800 years have passed and things are not as they used to be. Farmer continues to push the sexual envelope in this lusty tale of a very strange earth.

Year: 1960
Genre: Post ApocalypseScience Fiction

    For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming

A departure from the full-length James Bond novels, For Your Eyes Only is a stunning collection of five stories that sends 007 to Bermuda, Berlin, and beyond, and places him in the dangerous company of adversaries of all varieties.

Year: 1960
Genre: Espionage

    Old Ramon by Jack Schaefer

Awarded a 1961 Newbery Honor, Old Ramon tells the timeless coming-of-age story of a young boy who spends a summer with an old shepherd in the Mojave Desert. He leaves his textbooks behind for real life lessons with Ramon as his mentor. He learns not only how to care for the sheep but how to overcome fear, how to face death and responsibility, and the difference between being alone and being lonely.

Year: 1960
Genre: Coming of Age

    Rabbit, Run by John Updike

Harry Angstrom, in his mid-20s, his work is unfulfilling, his marriage is moribund, and he tries to find happiness with another woman. But happiness is more elusive than a medal, and Harry must continue to run--from his wife, his life, and from himself, until he reaches the end of the road and has to turn back....

Year: 1960
Genre: Literature

    Slam the Big Door by John D. MacDonald

When Mike Rodenska, a former journalist and recent widower, visits his old friend Troy Jamison in Florida, he's shocked at what he finds. For despite the parties, the shapely women, the devil-may-care air that surrounds Troy and his friends, Mike can see a life slowly coming apart. The only question is: why?

Year: 1960
Genre: Mystery

    Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Starship Troopers" is a classic novel by one of science fiction's greatest writers of all time. In one of Heinlein's most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe -- and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind's most frightening enemy.

Year: 1960
Genre: Military SF

    The Beardless Warriors by Richard Matheson

The Beardless Warriors are a squad of teenage U.S. infantrymen fighting their way across Germany during the final weeks of the war. Under fire and in over their heads, the fresh-faced young men must grow up fast if they ever hope to see home again.

Year: 1960
Genre: WWII: Europe

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

1960Collected Millar: Legendary Novels of Suspense by Margaret Millar Cold Case, Missing Person, Private Eye
1960Deathworld 1 by Harry Harrison Action & Adventure SF
1960Deathworld Trilogy by Harry Harrison Action & Adventure SF
1960Flesh by Philip Jose Farmer Post Apocalypse, Science Fiction
1960For Your Eyes Only by Ian Fleming Espionage, James Bond 007, Short Stories
1960Old Ramon by Jack Schaefer Coming of Age
1960Rabbit, Run by John Updike Literature, Rabbit
1960Slam the Big Door by John D. MacDonald Mystery
1960Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein Military SF
1960The Beardless Warriors by Richard Matheson WWII: Europe
1960The Cutie by Donald E. Westlake Murder Mystery
1960The End of the Night by John D. MacDonald Crime Fiction
1960To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Coming of Age, Literature, Southern Gothic
1960Venus Plus X by Theodore Sturgeon Soft SF, Speculative
1960Vulcan's Hammer by Philip K. Dick Science Fiction

 

 

 


 

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