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    A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway's "A Moveable Feast" captures what it meant to be young and poor and writing in Paris during the 1920s. Hemingway arrived in Paris in 1921, three years after the trauma of the Great War. Braque and Picasso were experimenting with cubist form; James Joyce, long living in self-imposed exile from his native Dublin, had just completed "Ulysses; " Gertrude Stein held court at 27 Rue de Fleurus, and deemed young Ernest a member of "une gneration perdue; " and T.S. Eliot was a bank clerk in London.

Year: 1964

    A Purple Place for Dying by John D. MacDonald

Travis McGee's taking his retirement in installments while he's still young enough to enjoy it. But sooner or later, his money runs out and he has to work. This time McGee's lured out West to a strangely secretive meeting with a woman in trouble, in a place whose beauty hides some ugly, dangerous secrets.

Year: 1964
Genre: Private Eye

    Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick

For years, the third moon in the Alphane system was used as a psychiatric hospital. But when war broke out between Earth and the Alphanes, the hospital was left unguarded and the inmates set up their own society, made up of competing factions based around each mental illness. When Earth sends a delegation to take back the colony, they find enclaves of depressives, schizophrenics, paranoiacs, and other mentally ill people coming together to repel what they see as a foreign invasion.

Year: 1964
Genre: Science Fiction

    Corpus Delectable by Talmage Powell

She hadn't moved, and a new sensation blew cold across the back of my neck. As I lunged for her she crumbled and fell backwards down the yawning stairwell. When I reached her on the next landing I saw that not all the redness was in her costume. A bullet had struck her in the back.

Year: 1964
Genre: Private Eye

    Deathworld 2: The Ethical Engineer by Harry Harrison

Jason dinAlt has been kidnapped and is being returned to the planet Cassylia to stand trial for his crimes. But en route the space ship he is on crash lands on a planet inhabited by men who have lost much of their technology. It is up to Jason to find a way to stay alive and get off planet. Can he succeed in leaving this new Deathworld?

Year: 1964
Genre: Action & Adventure SF

    Farnham's Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein

A nuclear holocaust throws a brave and tough-minded family into a future where they are considered traitors and sub-humans and where they must fight tooth-and-claw to avoid becoming slaves to the benighted survivors of the war.

Year: 1964
Genre: Science Fiction

    Little Big Man by Thomas Berger

"The truth is always made up of little particulars which sound ridiculous when repeated." So says Jack Crabb, the 111-year-old narrator of Thomas Berger's 1964 masterpiece of American fiction, Little Big Man. Berger claimed the Western as serious literature with this savage and epic account of one man's extraordinary double life.

Year: 1964
Genre: Westerns

    Lucky at Cards by Lawrence Block

On the mend after getting run out of Chicago, professional cardsharp Bill Maynard is hungry for some action ... but not nearly as hungry as Joyce Rogers, the tantalizing wife of Bill's latest mark. Together they hatch an ingenious scheme to get rid of her husband. But in life as in poker, the other player sometimes has an ace up his sleeve.

Year: 1964
Genre: Noir Fiction

    Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick

On an arid Mars, local bigwigs compete with Earth-bound interlopers to buy up land before the UN develops it and its value skyrockets. Martian Union leader Arnie Kott has an ace up his sleeve, though: an autistic boy named Manfred who seems to have the ability to see the future.

Year: 1964
Genre: Science Fiction

    Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald

Travis McGee's permanent address is the Busted Flush, Slip F-18, Bahia Mar, Lauderdale, and there isn't a hell of a lot that compels him to leave it. Except maybe a call from an old army buddy who needs a favor. If it wasn't for him, McGee might not be alive. For that kind of friend, Travis McGee will travel almost anywhere, even New York City. Especially when there's a damsel in distress.

Year: 1964
Genre: Murder Mystery

 

 

Titles

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1964A Moveable Feast by Ernest Hemingway Paris, Non-Fiction
1964A Purple Place for Dying by John D. MacDonald Private Eye, Travis McGee
1964Clans of the Alphane Moon by Philip K. Dick Science Fiction
1964Corpus Delectable by Talmage Powell Private Eye, Ed Rivers
1964Deathworld 2: The Ethical Engineer by Harry Harrison Action & Adventure SF
1964Farnham's Freehold by Robert A. Heinlein Science Fiction
1964Little Big Man by Thomas Berger Westerns
1964Lucky at Cards by Lawrence Block Noir Fiction
1964Martian Time-Slip by Philip K. Dick Science Fiction
1964Nightmare in Pink by John D. MacDonald Murder Mystery, Travis McGee, New York City
1964Pop. 1280 by Jim Thompson Crime Fiction
1964Sometimes a Great Notion by Ken Kesey Family Drama
1964Stubby Pringle's Christmas by Jack Schaefer Westerns
1964Summa Technologiae by Stanislaw Lem Non-Fiction
1964Tales of the Dying Earth by Jack Vance Science Fiction
1964The Deep Blue Good-By by John D. MacDonald Private Eye, Travis McGee
1964The Light of Day by Eric Ambler Extortion, Jewel Thiefs
1964The Quick Red Fox by John D. MacDonald Extortion, Travis McGee, Hollywood
1964The Shadow Strikes by Maxwell Grant
1964The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch by Philip K. Dick Science Fiction
1964The Wanderer by Fritz Leiber Science Fiction
1964You Only Live Twice by Ian Fleming Espionage, James Bond 007

 

 

 


 

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