1980s > 1984

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    A Time for Trumpets by Charles B. MacDonald

Historian Charles B. MacDonald fought in the Battle of the Bulge as an infantry commander. In A Time for Trumpets, he presents an exhaustively researched, honestly recounted, and movingly authentic account of this crucial moment in history. Mingling firsthand experience with the insights of a distinguished historian, MacDonald brings to life the greatest battle fought by the U.S. Army.

Year: 1984
Genre: Battle of the Bulge

    Across the Sea of Suns by Gregory Benford

2076: Technology has propelled the world into a new age of enlightenment. Nigel (from In the Ocean of Night) has left Earth to explore space for alien life. But while on this captivating mission, humanity's birthplace has fallen prey to attack and its seas are seeded with alien lifeforms.

Year: 1984
Genre: Hard SFSpace Exploration

    Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney

The novel follows a young man, living in Manhattan as if he owned it, through nightclubs, fashion shows, editorial offices, and loft parties as he attempts to outstrip mortality and the recurring approach of dawn. With nothing but goodwill, controlled substances, and wit to sustain him in this anti-quest, he runs until he reaches his reckoning point, where he is forced to acknowledge loss and, possibly, to rediscover his better instincts.

Year: 1984

    Carioca Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald

An old woman off the streets of Rio de Janeiro tells Fletch that he's the reincarnation of her husband and implores him to solve the mystery of his death. Caught between the rhythmic chaos of Carnival and this past-life murder, Fletch starts to lose more than just sleep as he pokes around through favelas and sambas through nightclubs searching for answers.

Year: 1984
Genre: CarnivalMurder MysteryReincarnation

    Clay's Ark by Octavia E. Butler

In an alternate America marked by volatile class warfare, Blake Maslin is traveling with his teenage twin daughters when their car is ambushed. Their attackers appear sickly yet possess inhuman strength, and they transport Blake's family to an isolated compound. There, the three captives discover that the compound's residents have a highly contagious alien disease that has mutated their DNA to make them powerful, dangerous, and compelled to infect others.

Year: 1984
Genre: Science Fiction

    Deadlock by Sara Paretsky

When Chicago Black Hawks hockey legend Boom Boom Warshawski slips off a wharf and drowns in Lake Michigan, his private-eye cousin questions the accidental death report and rumors of suicide. Armed with a bottle of Black Label and a Smith & Weson, V.I. follows a trail of violence and corruption to the center of the Windy City's powerful shipping industry.

Year: 1984
Genre: Private Eye

    Deep Six by Clive Cussler

A deadly tide of poison flows into ocean waters. A ghost ship drifts across the empty northern Pacific. A luxury Soviet liner blazes into a funeral pyre. The Presidential yacht cruises the Potomac night--and the President disappears without a trace.

Year: 1984
Genre: ActionSea Stories

    Dr. Adder by K.W. Jeter

The one that started it all - K. W. Jeter's first novel that took him 12 years to get published, despite every science fiction editor in America telling him it was a great book, exactly what they should be publishing, but were too afraid to pull the trigger on. The book about which Philip K. Dick said "will change your notions of what's possible in science fiction forever".

Year: 1984
Genre: CyberpunkNear Future

    Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Ernest Hemingway

Hemingway wrote often about writing. And he wrote as well and as incisively about the subject as any writer who ever lived... This book contains Hemingway's reflections on the nature of the writer and on elements of the writer's life, including specific and helpful advice to writers on the craft of writing, work habits, and discipline. The Hemingway personality comes through in general wisdom, wit, humor, and insight, and in his insistence on the integrity of the writer and of the profession itself.

Year: 1984




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1984A Time for Trumpets by Charles B. MacDonald Non-Fiction
The Untold Story of the Battle of the Bulge
1984Across the Sea of Suns by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Space Exploration, Galactic Center Saga
1984Balkan Breakout by Gregory St. Germain Action, WWII: Europe, Resistance
Resistance: 6
1984Bright Lights, Big City by Jay McInerney
1984Carioca Fletch by Gregory Mcdonald Murder Mystery, Carnival, Reincarnation, Fletch, Brazil
1984Clay's Ark by Octavia E. Butler Science Fiction, Patternist
1984Deadlock by Sara Paretsky Private Eye, V.I. Warshawski, Chicago
1984Deep Six by Clive Cussler Action, Sea Stories, Dirk Pitt
1984Dr. Adder by K.W. Jeter Cyberpunk, Near Future, Dr. Adder Trilogy, Los Angeles
1984Ernest Hemingway on Writing by Ernest Hemingway Non-Fiction
1984Flynn's In by Gregory Mcdonald Murder Mystery, Flynn
1984Free Live Free by Gene Wolfe Science Fiction
1984Games to Keep the Dark Away by Marcia Muller Missing Person, Murder Mystery, Private Eye, Sharon McCone
1984God Knows by Joseph Heller Literature
1984Hellquad by Ron Goulart Humor, Science Fiction
1984Heretics of Dune by Frank Herbert Science Fiction, Soft SF, Dune Saga
1984In the Nick of Time: Motion Picture Sound Serials by William C. Cline Cliffhanger Serials
1984JOB: A Comedy of Justice by Robert A. Heinlein Satire
1984Leave A Message for Willie by Marcia Muller Stolen Goods, Conspiracy, Sharon McCone, San Francisco
1984Lines and Shadows by Joseph Wambaugh Police Procedural, True Crime, San Diego, Non-Fiction
1984Microworlds by Stanislaw Lem on Science Fiction, Non-Fiction
Writings on Science Fiction and Fantasy
1984Neuromancer by William Gibson Cyberpunk, Science Fiction, Sprawl Trilogy
1984Nightshades by Bill Pronzini Private Eye, Nameless Detective
1984One More Sunday by John D. MacDonald Missing Person
1984Quicksilver by Bill Pronzini Buried Past, Nameless Detective, San Francisco
1984The Aquitaine Progression by Robert Ludlum Action, Conspiracy
1984The Big U by Neal Stephenson Humor
1984The Digging Leviathan by James P. Blaylock Action & Adventure SF, Los Angeles
1984The Good War by Studs Terkel World War II, Non-Fiction
An Oral History of World War II
1984The Haj by Leon Uris Revenge, Middle East
1984The Hunt for Red October by Tom Clancy Thriller, Chase Story, Cold War, Jack Ryan
1984The Infinity Concerto by Greg Bear Fantasy, Music, Songs of Earth and Power
1984The Miko by Eric Van Lustbader Action, Nicholas Linnear, Japan
1984The Prisoner Of Blackwood Castle by Ron Goulart Adventure, Harry Challenge
1984The Sicilian by Mario Puzo Organized Crime
1984The Talisman by Stephen King Fantasy
1984The Witches of Eastwick by John Updike Literature, Witches
1984Tough Guys Don't Dance by Norman Mailer Murder Mystery





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