1960s > 1969

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    A Feast Unknown by Philip Jose Farmer

The diaries of Lord Grandrith, the legendary Apeman, Lord of the Jungle and bastard son of Jack the Ripper. Blessed with unnatural long life, his power brings with it a gruesome side effect - one shared by his nemesis, the formidable Doc Caliban, Man of Bronze and Champion of Justice. But these two titans have more in common than they could ever have imagined. Who are the dark manipulators of their destiny?

Year: 1969
Genre: Fantasy

    Big Bounce by Elmore Leonard

When simple housebreaking and burglary give way to the deadly pursuit of a really big score, the stakes suddenly skyrocket. Because violence and double-cross are the name of this game, it's going to take every ounce of cunning Jack and Nancy possess to survive...each other.

Year: 1969
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Creatures of Light and Darkness by Roger Zelazny

Set on a faraway world, the seminal tale of a battle between Ancient Egyptian gods, Creatures of Light and Darkness is a grand display of the imagination, wit, and audacious genius that has placed Zelazny eternally alongside Heinlein, Asimov, Phillip K. Dick, and other legendary genre masters.

Year: 1969
Genre: Science Fiction

    Dress Her in Indigo by John D. MacDonald

Travis McGee could never deny his old friend anything. So before Meyer even says please, McGee agrees to accompany him to Mexico to reconstruct the last mysterious months of a young woman's life--on a fat expense account provided by the father who has lost touch with her. They think she's fallen in with the usual post-teenage misfits and rebels. What they find is stranger, kinkier, and far more deadly.

Year: 1969
Genre: Missing Person

    Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known--and feared--as the man christened Muad'Dib. As Emperor of the known universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremen, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne--and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence.

Year: 1969
Genre: Science FictionSoft SF

    Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie

At a Hallowe’en party, Joyce – a hostile thirteen-year-old – boasts that she once witnessed a murder. When no-one believes her, she storms off home. But within hours her body is found, still in the house, drowned in an apple-bobbing tub. That night, Hercule Poirot is called in to find the evil presence. But first he must establish whether he is looking for a murderer or a double-murderer.

Year: 1969
Genre: Murder Mystery

    Jirel of Joiry by C.L. Moore

The 1930s heralded the arrival of C.L. Moore, one of the pioneering women writers of speculative fiction, and the appearance of fantasy’s landmark female hero: Jirel of Joiry.

Year: 1969
Genre: FantasySword and Sorcery

    Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw

A memorable novel by one of America’s greatest twentieth-century authors, Rich Man, Poor Man offers a gripping ride through America between the Second World War and Vietnam. It was made into one of the first primetime TV mini-series, and starred Nick Nolte, Peter Strauss, and Susan Blakely.

Year: 1969
Genre: Family Saga

    Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut

Billy Pilgrim is the son of an American barber. He serves as a chaplain's assistant in World War II, is captured by the Germans, and he survives the largest massacre in European history the fire bombing of Dresden. After the war Billy makes a great deal of money as an optometrist, and on his wedding night he is kidnapped by a flying saucer from the planet Tralfamadore. So begins a modern classic by a master storyteller.

Year: 1969
Genre: Anti-WarBombing of DresdenSatireScience FictionWWII: Post-War

    Somebody Owes Me Money by Donald E. Westlake

Cab driver Chet Conway was hoping for a good tip from his latest fare, the sort he could spend. But what he got was a tip on a horse race. Which might have turned out okay, except that when he went to collect his winnings Chet found his bookie lying dead on the living room floor.

Year: 1969
Genre: Crime Fiction

 

 

Titles

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1969A Feast Unknown by Philip Jose Farmer Fantasy, Wold Newton Universe
Secrets of the Nine #1
1969Big Bounce by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction
1969Creatures of Light and Darkness by Roger Zelazny Science Fiction
1969Dress Her in Indigo by John D. MacDonald Missing Person, Travis McGee
1969Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert Science Fiction, Soft SF, Dune Saga
1969Hallowe'en Party by Agatha Christie Murder Mystery, Hercule Poirot
1969Jirel of Joiry by C.L. Moore Fantasy, Sword and Sorcery, Short Stories
1969Rich Man, Poor Man by Irwin Shaw Family Saga
1969Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut Satire, Science Fiction, WWII: Post-War, Anti-War
1969Somebody Owes Me Money by Donald E. Westlake Crime Fiction
1969Strong Men Armed by Robert Leckie US Marines, WWII: Pacific Theater, Non-Fiction
The United States Marines Against Japan
1969The Andromeda Strain by Michael Crichton Apocalpyse, Post Apocalypse
1969The Fifth Column by Ernest Hemingway Spanish Civil War, Spain
1969The Godfather by Mario Puzo Antihero, Crime Fiction, Organized Crime, New York City
1969The Goodbye Look by Ross Macdonald Private Eye, Lew Archer
1969The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin Science Fiction, Soft SF
1969The Moonshine War by Elmore Leonard Prohibition
1969The Venom Business by Michael Crichton Crime Fiction, Thriller
1969Ubik by Philip K. Dick Hard SF
1969Zero Cool by Michael Crichton Crime Fiction, Thriller, Paris, Spain

 

 

 


 

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