Books published in 1956

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A Place In The Sun

  [english | 1956]  

Stephen Marlowe


Summary: [Matryonas Place () sometimes translated as Matryonas Home (or House) is a novella written in 1959 by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn. The story is narrated in the first person by a former prisoner of the gulag and a teacher of mathematics as was Solzhenitsyn at time. The narrator who has a longing to return to live in the Russian provinces takes a job at a school on a collective farm. Matryona offers him ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 466

Atom Drive

  [english | 1956]  

Charles Louis Fontenay


Summary: [It was a race between the tortoise and the hare. But this hare was using some dirty tricks to make sure the ending would be different....]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 475

Check List Of The Birds Of Kansas

  [english | 1956]  

Harrison Tordoff


Excerpts: [... transient. Two authentic specimens: Manhattan, Riley County, September 30, 1878 male (KU 27465), 2-1/2 miles north of Lawrence, Douglas County, November ...... Inman, McPherson County, August 9, 1934, by R. E. Mohler and Richard H. Schmidt one seen, 1-1/2 miles south of Iatan Marsh, Atchison County (near Iatan, ...... 3 miles north and 1 mile east of Sharon, Barber County, on ...]
Genres: [science | post 1930Downloads: 49

Conquest Over Time

  [english | 1956]  

Michael Shaara


Summary: [What was the startling secret of Diomed III that almost caused Travis to lose his life? And who was Lappy?]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 298

Dead Ringer

  [english | 1956]  

Lester Del Rey


Summary: [There was nothing especially on Earth which could set him free--the truth least of all!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 168

Exile From Space

  [english | 1956]  

Judith Merril


Summary: [The Dome of Eyes made it almost impossible for Terrans to reach the world of Tepokt. For those who did land there there was no returning--only the bitterness of respect--and justice!]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 26

Hard Guy

  [english | 1956]  

Howard Browne


Summary: [A Lot of Hard Yakka subtitled Triumph and torment: a county cricketers life is the first volume of autobiography by the cricketer-journalist Simon Hughes and the William Hill Sports Book of the Year for 1997 making it the first volume on cricket thus to be f^eted. Its success as surmised by Leslie Thomas in a review for Wisden Cricketers Almanack came more than a little to the authors surprise: I ...]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 255

Heist Job On Thizar

  [english | 1956]  

Randall Garrett


Summary: [In the future we may discover new planets our ships may rocket to new worlds robots may be smarter than people. But well still have slick characters willing and able to turn a fast buck--even though they have to be smarter than Einstein to do it.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 224

Highways In Hiding

  [english | 1956]  

George Oliver Smith


Summary: [Highways in Hiding is a science fiction novel by author George O. Smith. It was published in 1956 by Gnome Press in an edition of 4000 copies. The novel was originally serialized in the magazine Imagination in 1955. An abridged version was published by Avon Books in 1957 under the title Space Plague.]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 336

Human Error

  [english | 1956]  

Raymond Fisher Jones


Summary: [The government was spending a billion dollars to convince the human race that men ought to be ashamed to be men?instead of errorless cybernetics machines. But they forgot that an errorless man is a dead man....]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 174

In The Cards

  [english | 1956]  

Alan Cogan


Summary: [Marked Cards is the fourteenth volume (dubbed Book II of a New Cycle) in the Wild Cards shared universe fiction series edited by George R. R. Martin. Published in 1994 it followed Card Sharks on the story of the conspiracy to kill all people infected with the Wild Card virus with the development of a massive biological weapon called the Black Trump.]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 492

Indirection

  [english | 1956]  

Everett Cole


Summary: [The best way to keep a secret is to publish it in a quite unbelievable form--and insist that it is the truth.]
Genres: [short story | post 1930 | science fictionDownloads: 204

Islands Of Space

  [english | 1956]  

John Wood Campbell


Summary: [Their space-drive engine shattered the intergalactic barriers]
Genres: [fiction | science fictionDownloads: 252

John Jones Dollar

  [english | 1956]  

Harry Stephen Keeler


Summary: [Take a board with 64 squares on it. Put a grain of wheat on the first square--two on the second--four on the third. Keep doubling in this manner and you will find there is not enough wheat in the world to fill the sixty-fourth square. It can be the same with compound interest.]
Genres: [short story | science fiction | post 1930Downloads: 394

John Joness Dollar

  [english | 1956]  

Harry Stephen Keeler


Summary: [Take a board with 64 squares on it. Put a grain of wheat on the first square--two on the second--four on the third. Keep doubling in this manner and you will find there is not enough wheat in the world to fill the sixty-fourth square. It can be the same with compound interest.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 9

King Evil

  [english | 1956]  

Avram Davidson


Summary: [Although I have read Mr. Davidsons science fiction in the past and loved it I did not find this one of his best stories.]
Genres: [short story | post 1930 | science fictionDownloads: 78

Kings Evil

  [english | 1956]  

Avram Davidson


Summary: [Although I have read Mr. Davidsons science fiction in the past and loved it I did not find this one of his best stories.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 307

Lease To Doomsday

  [english | 1956]  

Lee Archer


Summary: [The twins were a rare team indeed. They wanted to build a printing plant on a garbage dump. When Muldoon asked them why their answer was entirely logical: Because we live here.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 205

Love Story

  [english | 1956]  

Irving Cox


Summary: [Gracie: A Love Story is a 368 page non-fiction book authored by George Burns and published on November 1 1993 by Penguin Books. The plot follows the author George Burns paying a tribute to his wife as well as highlighting their life together. The audiobook version won Burns the 1991 Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album.]
Genres: [fiction | science fiction | short storiesDownloads: 367

Manjiro The Man Who Discovered America

  [english | 1956]  

Hisakazu Kaneko


Excerpts: [... to turn his ability and experience to the best account for his country at its crisis. This book is an attempt to present as clearly as possible, and ...... surely be the death of us all.. While everyone thought hard, Toraemon put in, Death stares us in the face. We shall be lucky if we are alive tomorrow. ...... You have not forgotten any valuable things in the cave, have you. If ...]
Genres: [history | post 1930Downloads: 142
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