“Man of Earth” is a novel by Algis Budrys published for the first time in 1958. It starts in 2197 on an Earth more and more closed in on itself. After a period of expansion in the solar system in which colonies were set up on Venus and Pluto the earthlings’ laziness had encouraged the mother planet’s inhabitants to leave the settlers on their own.
“Conjure Wife” was the first novel written by Fritz Leiber. Published for the first time in in the April 1943 issue of the magazine “Unknown” it was published in a revised and expanded edition as a book for the first time in 1953.
The novel “Emissaries From The Dead” by Adam-Troy Castro. It was published for the first time in 2008 and won the Philip K. Dick Award in 2009. It’s the first novel of the Andrea Cort series.
The novel “Forever Peace” by Joe Haldeman was published for the first time in 1997. It won the Hugo, Nebula and John W. Campbell awards.
In the novel “Galaxy Blues” by Allen Steele published for the first time in 2007 Jules Truffaut is a former Union Astronautica officer who was kicked out for having helped his brother to cheat the academy final exams. Left with no prospect he decides to travel to the planet Coyote as a stowaway on a spaceship, but he’s discovered during the journey and ends in prison.