The Manatee. E. P. Dutton and Co., 1945. 251 pages
Nantucket, whaling, romance, and dark secrets.
Brunner, John (1934-1995)
The Great Steamboat Race. Ballantine Books, 1983. 568 pages
Mississippi steamboats race to from New Orleans to St. Louis. Purely historical change of pace from a noted SF author.
ClearWater. Berkley, 2000. 475 pages
USS Submarine is hijacked. A new technology which can track a trail of clear water in the ocean is the only hope to locating it.
Buchanan, William [pseud. William Ray Buck] (1930- )
Christopher Syn. Abelard Schuman, 1960. 254 pages
The Vicar of Dymchurch pursues his smuggling activities in the guise of a scarecrow during the reign of George III. Since there was no American copyright of Further Adventures of Dr. Syn, Buck took parts of Thorndike's original story and added a new ending. This novel was the basis of the Disney movie.
Buchheim, Lothar Gunther (1918-2007)
The Boat. Knopf, 1975. 463 pages
Translation of: Das Boot. Autobiographical novel looks at the Battle of the Atlantic from a German U-boat perspective. Revisionistic, boasting a humane submarine commandant who deeply regrets the necessity of sinking civilian vessels, professional, competent officers and a crew of decent, often unwarlike men nicknamed the "children's crusade" because of their extreme youth.
Budrys, Algis (1931-2008)
Scream at Sea. Fantastic, January-February, 1954
Short story. A grifter is adrift on a lifeboat with a cat. Only one can survive. Collected in Blood and Burning (Berkley, 1978).
Jeffrey Fuller series:
Deep Sound Channel. Bantam, 2000. 354 pages
Lt. Commander Jeffrey Fuller takes his stealth submarine, the USS Challenger, on a covert mission to destroy a South African biological weapons compound with the aid of a Navy SEAL strike force.
Thunder in the Deep: A Novel of Undersea Nuclear War. Bantam, 2001. 400 pages
Crush Depth. William Morrow, 2002. 464 pages
Tidal Rip. William Morrow, 2003. 464 pages
Straits of Power. William Morrow, 2004. 432 pages
Seas of Crisis. William Morrow, 2006. 416 pages
Buffett, Jimmy (1946-2023)
Tales of Margaritaville: Fictional Facts and Factual Fiction. Harcourt, Brace, Jovanovich, 1989. 230 pages
Stories set on the Gulf coast, Florida Keys and Caribbean, the nautical ones seem to be more factual, but considering the title...
Where is Joe Merchant? . Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1992. 382 pages
A rock star committed suicide, or did he? According to the tabloid headlines, he's very much on the move. Follow a fictional gumbo of dreamers, wackos, pirates, and sharks on a wild chase for the truth through the Caribbean.
Buffett, Jimmy and Buffett, Savanah Jane (Jimmy's daughter)
The Jolly Mon. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1988. 32 pages
Childrens picture book about a Bob Marley-esque sailing singer.
Trouble Dolls. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1991. 32 pages
A girl searches for her missing scientist father.
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