1980s > 1987

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    2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke revisits the most famous future ever imagined, as two expeditions into space are inextricably tangled by human necessity and the immutable laws of physics. And Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths, must once again confront Dave Bowman--or whatever Bowman has become--a newly independent HAL, and the power of an alien race that has decided Mankind is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.

Year: 1987
Genre: Hard SFSpace Exploration

    A World Too Wide by Gregory Mcdonald

David MacFarlane, a retired jazz pianist, has offered his bucolic Tennessee farm, Bass Clef, for the wedding of the son and daughter of friends. The tranquil surroundings enable the participants to reflect about their lives and the state of the world. All are old friends, some ex-lovers, and all discuss art, music, creativity, philosophy.

Year: 1987
Genre: Literature

    Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lackey

Talia could scarcely believe that she had finally earned the rank of full Herald. Yet though this seemed like the fulfillment of all her dreams, it also meant she would face trials far greater than those she had previously survived.

Year: 1987
Genre: Epic Fantasy

    Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey

Follows the adventures of Talia as she trains to become a Herald of Valdemar in the first book in the classic epic fantasy Arrows trilogy

Year: 1987
Genre: Epic Fantasy

    Bandits by Elmore Leonard

Leonard is at the top of his game, ensnaring readers in an ingenious plot hatched by a former jewel thief and a radical ex-nun to scam millions from a sadistic Nicaraguan colonel.

Year: 1987
Genre: Crime Fiction

    Being Invisible by Thomas Berger

Fred Wagner thought his newfound ability would bring big opportunities, but some special powers aren’t as useful as they appear to be. Filled with humor and pathos, Being Invisible perceptively examines the life of a struggling writer and the power each of us has to change our own lives.

Year: 1987
Genre: HumorLiterature

    Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut

Broad humor and bitter irony collide in this fictional autobiography of Rabo Karabekian, who, at age seventy-one, wants to be left alone on his Long Island estate with the secret he has locked inside his potato barn. But then a voluptuous young widow badgers Rabo into telling his life story--and Vonnegut in turn tells us the plain, heart-hammering truth about man's careless fancy to create or destroy what he loves.

Year: 1987
Genre: Satire

    Bones of the Moon by Jonathan Carroll

Cullen James is a young woman whose life dictates her dreams-and whose dreams control her life.

Year: 1987
Genre: Fantasy

    D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton

When Alvin Limardo walks into P.I. Kinsey Millhone's office, she smells bad news. He wants Kinsey to deliver $25,000. The recipient: A fifteen-year-old boy. It's a simple matter. So simple that Kinsey wonders why he doesn't deliver the money himself. She's almost certain something is off. But with rent due, Kinsey accepts Limardo's retainer against her better judgment...

Year: 1987
Genre: Private Eye

    Dayworld Rebel by Philip Jose Farmer

Jeff Caird was once a daybreaker: a criminal who avoided government-required suspended animation by living seven different identities. Now he goes by the name William St.-George Duncan, and he’s suppressed the memory of his past, and even his real identity, in order to avoid harsh punishment by the government of the Organic Commonwealth of Earth. But the danger is far from over, and the authorities continue to hunt him—because among the things he’s forgotten there’s something very important . . .

Year: 1987
Genre: Action & Adventure SFDystopian

 

 

Titles

Want ItGot ItRead ItYearTitle

19872061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke Hard SF, Space Exploration, A Space Odyssey
1987A World Too Wide by Gregory Mcdonald Literature
1987Arrow's Flight by Mercedes Lackey Epic Fantasy, Valdemar
1987Arrows of the Queen by Mercedes Lackey Epic Fantasy, Valdemar
1987Bandits by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction
1987Being Invisible by Thomas Berger Humor, Literature
1987Bluebeard by Kurt Vonnegut Satire
1987Bones of the Moon by Jonathan Carroll Fantasy, Answered Prayers
1987D is for Deadbeat by Sue Grafton Private Eye, Kinsey Millhone
1987Dayworld Rebel by Philip Jose Farmer Action & Adventure SF, Dystopian, Dayworld
1987Death Arms by K.W. Jeter Dr. Adder Trilogy
1987Echoes in the Darkness by Joseph Wambaugh Murder Mystery, True Crime, FBI, Non-Fiction
1987Equal Rites by Terry Pratchett Epic Fantasy, Satire, Discworld
1987Fiasco by Stanislaw Lem Alien Contact
1987Great Sky River by Gregory Benford Hard SF, Galactic Center Saga
1987Infernal Devices by K.W. Jeter Steampunk, Time Travel, George Dower
1987Misery by Stephen King Suspense, Authors
1987Mort by Terry Pratchett Epic Fantasy, Satire, Discworld
1987On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers Supernatural, Pirates, Voodoo, Zombies
1987Outbreak by Robin Cook Medical Thriller, Virus Pandemic
1987Pale Kings and Princes by Robert B. Parker Private Eye, Spenser
1987Patriot Games by Tom Clancy Revenge, Terrorist, Jack Ryan
1987Peace on Earth by Stanislaw Lem Satire, Science Fiction
1987Presumed Innocent by Scott Turow Legal Thriller, Courtroom Drama, Kindle County
1987Seventh Son by Orson Scott Card Fantasy, Alvin Maker
1987Son of Gun in Cheek by Bill Pronzini Mystery, on Writing, on Pulp Fiction
An Affectionate Guide to More of the "worst" in Mystery Fiction
1987Sphere by Michael Crichton Action & Adventure SF
1987Spider, Spin Me a Web by Lawrence Block on Writing, Non-Fiction
A Handbook for Fiction Writers
1987Texasville by Larry McMurtry Family Drama, Duane Moore, Texas
1987The Black Dahlia by James Ellroy Crime Fiction, L.A. Quartet, Los Angeles
1987The Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe Legal Thriller, Satire
1987The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway by Ernest Hemingway Short Stories
1987The Curse Of The Obelisk by Ron Goulart Fantasy, Harry Challenge
1987The Drawing of the Three by Stephen King Dark Fantasy, Epic Fantasy, Dark Tower
1987The Forge of God by Greg Bear Apocalpyse, Hard SF
1987The Monkey's Raincoat by Robert Crais Private Eye, Elvis Cole, Joe Pike
1987The Neon Rain by James Lee Burke Detective Fiction, Dave Robicheaux, New Orleans
1987The Tommyknockers by Stephen King Horror
1987The Urth of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe Science Fiction, The Book of the New Sun
1987To Sail Beyond the Sunset by Robert A. Heinlein Speculative, Lazarus Long
1987Touch by Elmore Leonard Crime Fiction
1987Watchers by Dean Koontz Horror
1987Wild Card III: Jokers Wild by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, The Original Triad, Wild Cards
1987Wild Cards I by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, Alternate Fantasy, Secret History, The Original Triad, Wild Cards, Short Stories
1987Wild Cards II: Aces High by George R. R. Martin Action & Adventure SF, Secret History, The Original Triad, Wild Cards, Short Stories
1987Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus #3 by Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus
1987Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus #4 by Kenneth Robeson Doc Savage: Bantam Omnibus

 

 

 


 

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