Books Read in 1977

Following on from July’s Books Read in 1976.

And my reading tally is up to 155 titles this year, an increase of 22 on 1976. Science Fiction continues to dominate the list, with a smattering of literary fiction to add flavour, and I opened the year with a strong showing in the genre art category.

For new discoveries, I was particularly struck by James Joyce, Hubert Selby Jnr, Joanna Russ and James Tiptree Jnr.

And on my 23rd birthday I was reading Tales from the White Hart, which comes as a surprise as I don’t have much time for Arthur C. nowadays.

Here’s the list:-

Tarzan of the Apes – Burne Hogarth

Views – Roger Dean

A Pictorial History of Science Fiction – David Kyle

The Science Fiction Book – Franz Rottensteiner

Two Sisters – Gore Vidal

Science Fiction Movies – Philip Strick

Science Fiction Art: The Fantasies of SF – Brian W. Aldiss

Science Fiction Art – Chris Foss

Visions of the Future – Edited by Janet Sacks

The Marvel Collection

Black Spring – Henry Miller

Exterminator – William S. Burroughs

In Search of Lost Worlds – Henri-Paul Eydoux

Intimacy – Jean-Paul Sartre

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man – James Joyce

The Cyberiad – Stanislaw Lem

The Gambler/Bobok/A Nasty Story – Nikolai Gogol

The Black Corridor – Michael Moorcock

The Bible: Screenplay – Christopher Fry

The Wrong End of Time – John Brunner

Count Belisarius – Robert Graves

Almuric – Robert E. Howard

A Devil in Paradise – Henry Miller

The World of Null-A – A. E. Van Vogt

The Pawns of Null- A – A. E. Van Vogt

The Outsider – Albert Camus

Portnoy’s Complaint – Philip Roth

Crash – J. G. Ballard

Tropic of Cancer – Henry Miller

Tropic of Capricorn – Henry Miller

The Stone God Awakens – Philip Jose Farmer

Satan’s Saint – Guy Endore

10,000 Light-Years from Home – James Tiptree Jnr

Last Exit to Brooklyn – Hubert Selby Jnr

Flow My Tears, the Policeman Said – Philip K. Dick

Ulysses – James Joyce

The Men Inside – Barry Malzberg

The Loved One – Evelyn Waugh

The Gray Prince – Jack Vance

The Fall – Albert Camus

The Green Millenium – Fritz Leiber

An American Dream – Norman Mailer

Tales of Science and Sorcery – Clark Ashton Smith

Strait is the Gate – Andre Gide

Options – Robert Sheckley

Mythopoeikon – Patrick Woodroffe

Waiters on the Dance – Julian Jay Savarin

Beyond the Outer Mirr – Julian Jay Savarin

The Archives of Haven – Julian Jay Savarin

The World of Sex – Henry Miller

The War of the Wing Men- Poul Anderson

Welcome to the Monkey House – Kurt Vonnegut Jnr

Galactic Pot-Healer – Philip K. Dick

Destiny Doll – Clifford D. Simak

The Caltraps of Time – David I. Masson

Big Planet – Jack Vance

Will-O-The-Wisp – Thomas Burnett Swann

A Maze of Death – Philip K. Dick

Doctor Brodie’s Report – Jorge Luis Borges

Prelude to Space – Arthur C. Clarke

Miracle of the Rose – Jean Genet

Thorns – Robert Silverberg

Les Enfants Terribles – Jean Cocteau

Brak the Barbarian – John Jakes

The Sorceress – John Jakes

The Mark of the Demons – John Jakes

The Best Science Fiction of J. G. Ballard

Something Happened – Joseph Heller

The Condition of Muzak – Michael Moorcock

Chimera – John Barth

The Sheep Look Up – John Brunner

Sexus – Henry Miller

The Man in the Maze – Robert Silverberg

Myron – Gore Vidal

The Icerigger – Alan Dean Foster

The Queen of Air and Darkness – Poul Anderson

The Room – Hubert Selby Jnr

High-Rise – J. G. Ballard

The Colossus of Maroussi – Henry Miller

The Squares of the City – John Brunner

The Prussian Officer and Other Stories – D. H. Lawrence

A Tansatlantic Tunnel, Hurrah! – Harry Harrison

Darkness at Noon – Arthur Koestler

A Mirror for Observers – Edgar Pangborn

Opium – Jean Cocteau

The Masks of Time – Robert Silverberg

The Werewolf Principle – Clifford Simak

The Day After Tomorrow – Robert A. Heinlein

Case and the Dreamer – Theodore Sturgeon

The Ebony Tower – John Fowles

Hadon of Ancient Opar – – Philip José Farmer

Time Out of Joint – Philip K. Dick

Showboat World – Jack Vance

The Jester at Scar – E. C. Tubb

Lallia – E. C. Tubb

Technos – E. C. Tubb

Veruchia – E. C. Tubb

Baudelaire – Baudelaire

The Best of Murray Leinster

The Naked Lunch – William S. Burroughs

The Ballad of Beta-2/Empire Star – Samuel R. Delany

Breakfast of Champions – Kurt Vonnegut Jnr

Unfamiliar Territory – Robert Silverberg

Devil in the Flesh – Raymond Radiguet

The Two-Timers – Bob Shaw

Candide – Voltaire

Mayenne – E. C. Tubb

Jondelle – E. C. Tubb

A Universal History of Infamy – Jorge Luis Borges

On A Planet Alien – Barry Malzberg

Electra – Henry Treece

The Dark Side of the Earth – Alfred Bester

The Naked Civil Servant – Quentin Crisp

Ensign Flandry – Poul Anderson

Flandry of Terra – Poul Anderson

Agent of the Terran Empire – Poul Anderson

When She Was Good – Philip Roth

The Quest of the DNA Cowboys – Mick Farren

Synaptic Manhunt – Mick Farren

The Neural Atrocity – Mick Farren

The Favourite Game – Leonard Cohen

Grimus – Salman Rushdie

The Sot-Weed Factor – John Barth

Mindbridge – Joe Haldeman

To Die in Italbar – Roger Zelazny

Bill, the Galactic Hero – Harry Harrison

Podkayne of Mars – Robert A. Heinlein

Starburst – Alfred Bester

Nightmare Blue – Gardner Dozois & Gordon Alec Effinger

The Sailor on the Seas of Fate – Michael Moorcock

Why Call Them Back From Heaven? – Clifford Simak

We Can Build You – Philip K. Dick

The Wind from Nowhere – J. G. Ballard

Shipwreck – Charles Logan

Total Eclipse – John Brunner

The Gate of Time – Philip José Farmer

Those Who Watch – Robert Silverberg

Tales from the White Hart – Arthur C. Clarke

The Thrice-Born – Andrew Lester

Queens of Deliria – Michael Butterworth

The Invincible – Stanislaw Lem

Quiet Days in Clichy – Henry Miller

Two-Eyes – Stuart Gordon

Three-Eyes – Stuart Gordon

The Turning Wheel – Philip K. Dick

Vile Bodies – Evelyn Waugh

Bring the Jubilee – Ward Moore

Diary of a Madman – Nikolai Gogol

Wizard of Earthsea – Ursula K. LeGuin

The Tombs of Atuan – Ursula K. LeGuin

The Farthest Shore – Ursula K. LeGuin

May We Borrow Your Husband? And Other Comedies of the Sexual Life – Graham Greene

Non-Stop – Brian W. Aldiss

The Judgement of Paris – Gore Vidal

The Female Man – Joanna Russ

The anal retentive may care to note that this is my 600th blog post here. And they say I don’t stick with anything…

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