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    2001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke

An essential member of your crew is Hal, the electronic, almost-human brain that ceaselessly guides your course. On the Earth colonized Moon, deep in the crater Tycho, a discovery has been made that has shattered the human concept of the universe. You are journeying towards something. You do not know what it is. You only know it has been waiting for man to find it for four million years.

Year: 1968
Genre: Science FictionSpace Exploration

    A Small Town in Germany by John le Carré

The British Embassy in Bonn is up in arms. Her Majesty's financially troubled government is seeking admission to Europe's Common Market just as anti-British factions are rising to power in Germany. Rioters are demanding reunification, and the last thing the Crown can afford is a scandal. Then Leo Harting--an embassy nobody--goes missing with a case full of confidential files. London sends Alan Turner to control the damage, but he soon realizes that neither side really wants Leo found--alive.

Year: 1968
Genre: Cold WarEspionageMissing Person

    A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Ged was the greatest sorcerer in Earthsea, but in his youth he was the reckless Sparrowhawk. In his hunger for power and knowledge, he tampered with long-held secrets and loosed a terrible shadow upon the world. This is the tumultuous tale of his testing, how he mastered the mighty words of power, tamed an ancient dragon, and crossed death's threshold to restore the balance.

Year: 1968
Genre: Fantasy

    Camp Concentration by Thomas M. Disch

Louis Sacchetti, a poet imprisoned for draft resistance, is delivered to a secret facility called Camp Archimedes, where he is the unwilling witness to the army's conscienceless experiments in "intelligence maximization." In the experiment, Prisoners are given Pallidine, a drug derived from the syphilis spirochete, and their mental abilities quickly rise to the level of genius. Unfortunately, a side effect of Pallidine is death.

Year: 1968
Genre: New WaveScience Fiction

    Couples by John Updike

One of the signature novels of the American 1960s, Couples is a book that, when it debuted, scandalized the public with prose pictures of the way people live, and that today provides an engrossing epitaph to the short, happy life of the "post-Pill paradise."

Year: 1968
Genre: Literature

    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick

By 2021, the World War had killed millions, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet. Those who remained coveted any living creature, and for people who couldn't afford one, companies built incredibly realistic simulacrae: horses, birds, cats, sheep. . .

Year: 1968
Genre: Bounty HunterFuture Noir

    Easy Go by Michael Crichton

Beneath the sands of the Egyptian desert lies treasure beyond imagining. And when a professor of archaeology finds clues to the location of a Pharaoh’s lost tomb in ancient hieroglyphs, he hatches a plan to find the burial site—and plunder it. But can a five-man team of smugglers and thieves uncover what the centuries have hidden? And even if they find it, can they escape with it…and with their lives?

Year: 1968
Genre: AdventureTreasure Hunt

    M*A*S*H by Richard Hooker

For fans of the movie and the series alike, here is the original version of that perfectly corrupt football game, those martini-laced mornings and sexual escapades, and that unforgettable foray into assisted if incompleted suicide--all as funny and poignant now as they were before they became a part of America's culture and heart.

Year: 1968
Genre: Korean War

    Nova by Samuel R. Delany

In the grandest manner of speculative fiction, Nova is a wise and witty classic that casts a fascinating new light on some of humanity's oldest truths and enduring myths.

Year: 1968
Genre: Space ExplorationSpace Opera

    Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy

Set is an unspecified place in Appalachia, sometime around the turn of the century. A woman bears her brother's child, a boy; he leaves the baby in the woods and tells her he died of natural causes. Discovering her brother's lie, she sets forth alone to find her son. Both brother and sister wander separately through a countryside being scourged by three terrifying and elusive strangers, headlong toward an eerie, apocalyptic resolution.

Year: 1968




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19682001 A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke Science Fiction, Space Exploration, A Space Odyssey
1968A Small Town in Germany by John le Carré Missing Person, Cold War, Espionage
1968A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin Fantasy, Earthsea Cycle
1968Camp Concentration by Thomas M. Disch Science Fiction, New Wave
1968Couples by John Updike Literature
1968Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick Future Noir, Bounty Hunter, Blade Runner
1968Easy Go by Michael Crichton Adventure, Treasure Hunt, Egypt
1968M*A*S*H by Richard Hooker Korean War
1968Nova by Samuel R. Delany Space Exploration, Space Opera
1968Outer Dark by Cormac McCarthy
1968Pale Gray for Guilt by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1968Setting Free the Bears by John Irving Literature, Austria
1968Swords in the Mist by Fritz Leiber Sword and Sorcery, Lankhmar, Short Stories
1968Tanner's Tiger by Lawrence Block Espionage, Evan Tanner, Canada
1968Tanner's Virgin by Lawrence Block Espionage, Evan Tanner, Afghanistan
1968The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe Non-fiction, New Journalism, Non-Fiction
1968The Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper by John D. MacDonald Travis McGee
1968The Ice-Cream Headache and Other Stories by James Jones Short Stories
1968The Instant Enemy by Ross Macdonald Kidnapping, Missing Person, Private Eye, Lew Archer
1968The Scoreless Thai by Lawrence Block Espionage, Evan Tanner, Thailand
1968Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut Satire, Science Fiction, Short Stories





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