The novel “Friday” by Robert A. Heinlein was published for the first time in 1982. Friday is an artificial person, the result of genetic engineering. She works as a courier delivering anywhere in the world or close to Earth colonies anything, often very cnfidential information. Her trips are often dangerous so sometimes she must use her physical skills, which are far better than normal to defend herself.
Greg Egan was born on August 20, 1961, in Perth, Australia. His novels are: “Quarantine”, “Permutation City”, “Distress”, “Diaspora”, “Teranesia”, “Schild’s Ladder”, “Incandescence”, “Zendegi” and “Orthogonal: Book One: the Clockwork Rocket”. Among his great works there’s also the novella “Oceanic”.
Gregory Dale Bear was born on August 20, 1951 in San Diego, California. Among his greatest hits in science fiction there’s the novelette “Blood Music”, the novels “Eon”, “The Forge of God”, “Moving Mars”, “Darwin’s Radio” and many others. He won several Hugo and Nebula awards.
The novel “The Life of the World to Come” by Kage Baker was published for the first time in 2004. It’s part of the cycle of the Company. Alec Checkerfield was born in the XXIV century and growing up he realizes more and more that he’s different from other people and investigating he discovers how much Dr. Zeus has influenced his life. Blaming the Company as the cause of his and his family’s problems he decides he wants revenge.
The novel “Starman Jones” by Robert A. Heinlein was published for the first time in 1953. Max Jones dreams of becoming an Astrogator but he must cheat to become part of a starship crew. It’s the beginning of an adventure that’s very exciting but also dangerous because the art space navigation is very complex.