Behold the Man by Michael Moorcock (Italian edition)

The novel “Behold the Man” by Michael Moorcock was published for the first time in 1969. In 1966 it had already been published in a shorter version which won the Nebula Award as the best novella of the year. Karl Glogauer travels in a time machine to arrive in Palestine in 28 AD searching for Jesus. His machine falls apart in a quite violent arrival and Karl is rescued by a group of Essenes. Thus he finds John the Baptist, who is their leader, but nobody seems to know Jesus.

Double Star by Robert A. Heinlein (Italian edition)

The novel “Double Star” by Robert A. Heinlein was published for the first time in 1956, first in the magazine “Astounding Science Fiction” and shortly after as a book. In 1957 it received the Hugo Award as the best novel of the year.

The novel “Footsteps of Angels” by E.C. Tubb was published for the first time in 2003. People who have nothing in common start falling into a coma-like state. While doctors around the solar system seem completely impotent, Max Feynman, the father of a girl in that condition, is willing to spend any sum to find a way to bring his daughter back to normality.

C.O.D. - Mars aka Fear of Strangers by E.C. Tubb (Italian edition)

The novel “C.O.D. – Mars” by E.C. Tubb was published for the first time in 1968. In 2007 it was published with the title “Fear of Strangers”.

A spaceship comes back from an interstellar voyage but most of the crew members were killed by a kind of alien disease. The few survivors are also infected so the ship is put into quarantine.

The White Plague by Frank Herbert (Italian edition)

The novel “The White Plague” by Frank Herbert was published for the first time in 1982. John Roe O’Neill is an American molecular biologist whose ancestors emigrated from Ireland and that is where he moved for a genetic study. When a bomb planted by an extremist fringe of the IRA kills his family O’Neill mind gets fragmented and the personality that comes out dominant plans a terrible revenge.