The novel “Halting State” by Charles Stross has been published for the first time in 2007. It was a finalist for the Hugo and Locus awards in 2008 as the best novel of the year.
The novel “Who?” by Algis Budrys was published for the first time in 1958. It’s set during a Cold War which evolved differently from what really happened since the ’60s. It’s Algis Budrys most famous novel as it was made into a film with the same title.
The novel “Gather, Darkness!” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1943 in the magazine Astounding. It’s set at the beginning of the XXIV century in a theocracy that took power on the Earth and the space colonies after a terrible nuclear war which took place a few centuries earlier. Humanity is ruled by the Hierarchy of the Great God, whose priests exploit religious beliefs to keep ordinary people in a state of ignorance and submission.
The novel “Cauldron” by Jack McDevitt was published for the first time in 2007. This is the sixth novel in a series set in the XXIII century starring the space pilot Priscilla “Hutch” Hutchins. The other novels in the series are: “The Engines of God” (1995), “Deepsix” (2001), “Chindi” (2002), “Omega” (2003) and “Odyssey” (2006). “Cauldron” was a finalist for the Nebula Award for best novel.
“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.