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    334 by Thomas M. Disch

Set 50 years into the future in New York, technocrats and administrators have alleviated the ills of economic deprivation. But in this "paradise" of harmonious life, there seems a sense of spiritual alienation. The residents at 334--a huge and anonymous apartment complex--give us a vivid, humorous and disturbing view of what the future holds.

Year: 1972
Genre: Speculative

    Binary by Michael Crichton

Political radical John Wright is plotting an act of mass destruction—and federal agent John Graves has him under surveillance, trying to figure out what the plot is. When a government computer is hacked and a high-security shipment of nerve gas gets hijacked, Graves puts the pieces together—but can he stop Wright from unleashing his weapon before it kills a million people…including the President of the United States?

Year: 1972
Genre: TerroristThriller

    Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie

Hercule Poirot stood on the clifftop. Here, many years earlier, there had been a fatal accident followed by the grisly discovery of two bodies—a husband and wife who had been shot dead. But who had killed whom? Was it a suicide pact? A crime of passion? Or cold-blooded murder? Poirot delves into the past and discovers that “old sins leave long shadows.”

Year: 1972
Genre: Cold Case

    End Zone by Don DeLillo

In this triumphantly funny, deeply searching novel, Don DeLillo explores the metaphor of football as war with rich, original zeal.

Year: 1972
Genre: FootballHumorMilitary

    Forty Lashes Less One by Elmore Leonard

The hell called Yuma Prison can destroy the soul of any man. And it's worse for those whose damning crime is the color of their skin. The law says Chiricahua Apache Raymond San Carlos and black-as-night former soldier Harold Jackson are murderers, and they'll stay behind bars until they're dead and rotting. But even in the worst place on Earth, there's hope.

Year: 1972
Genre: Westerns

    Gadget Man by Ron Goulart

A new political map of America's west coast...Its dark wit bites through a brittle, phony, not-so-far-off world, exposing its hollow insides.

Year: 1972
Genre: Near Future

    Hawkshaw by Ron Goulart

Science Fiction or Prophesy? It's a wild and wacky satire on today's political climate - to its mind-boggling extreme in a radically different United States ... thirty-odd years from now.

Year: 1972
Genre: Satire

    Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

By the year 2130, the solar system has been colonized, with humans living on planets ranging from Mercury to the moons of Neptune. Despite so much expansion and discovery, there have been no signs of intelligent life besides our own Earth-born. Until Rama.

Year: 1972
Genre: Alien Contact

    The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam

Using portraits of America’ s flawed policy makers and accounts of the forces that drove them, The Best and the Brightest reckons magnificently with the most important abiding question of our country’s recent history: Why did America become mired in Vietnam, and why did we lose? As the definitive single-volume answer to that question, this enthralling book has never been superseded. It is an American classic.

Year: 1972
Genre: Vietnam War

    The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh

Now, with a new job and a good woman waiting for him, a kinky thief terrorizing L.A.'s choice hotels, and a tragedy looming, Bumper Morgan is about to face the only thing that can scare him: the demons that he's been hiding behind his bright and shiny badge...

Year: 1972
Genre: Police Procedural




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1972334 by Thomas M. Disch Speculative, New York City
1972Binary by Michael Crichton Thriller, Terrorist
1972Elephants Can Remember by Agatha Christie Cold Case, Hercule Poirot
1972End Zone by Don DeLillo Humor, Military, Football
1972Forty Lashes Less One by Elmore Leonard Westerns, Arizona
1972Gadget Man by Ron Goulart Near Future, Fragmented America
1972Hawkshaw by Ron Goulart Satire, Fragmented America
1972Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke Alien Contact, Rama
1972The Best and the Brightest by David Halberstam Vietnam War, Non-Fiction
1972The Blue Knight by Joseph Wambaugh Police Procedural
1972The Farthest Shore by Ursula K. Le Guin Fantasy, Earthsea Cycle
1972The Fifth Head of Cerberus by Gene Wolfe Science Fiction
Three Novellas
1972The Gods Themselves by Isaac Asimov Science Fiction
1972The Nick Adams Stories by Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1972The Odessa File by Frederick Forsyth Action, WWII: Post-War
1972The Osterman Weekend by Robert Ludlum Action
1972The Terminal Man by Michael Crichton Medical Thriller, Psychological Thriller
1972The Water-Method Man by John Irving Literature
1972The Word for World Is Forest by Ursula K. Le Guin Science Fiction, Hainish Series
1972The Avenger #1: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
Justice Inc
1972The Avenger #2: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
The Yellow Hoarde
1972The Avenger #3: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
Sky Walker
1972The Avenger #4: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
The Devil's Horns
1972The Avenger #5: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
The Frosted Death
1972The Avenger #6: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
The Blood Ring
1972The Avenger #7: Warner Reprints by Kenneth Robeson
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