The novel “Imperial Earth” by Arthur C. Clarke published for the first time in 1975 starts on Saturn’s moon Titan in 2276. The Makenzie family is the most important in the colony that thrives on Titan thanks to the trade of hydrogen, essential as fuel for the fusion engines that make space travel possible.
The novel “The Heaven Makers” by Frank Herbert published for the first time in 1967 is based on the idea that human history is manipulated by an alien species, the Chems.
The novel “Flood” by Stephen Baxter starts in 2016. Four people are liberated from a group of Christian fanatics after some years of captivity. They think they can finally go back to their normal life but they discover that during the years they were captives sea levels started rising quickly so more and more lands are flooded.
The novel “The Dosadi Experiment” by Frank Herbert published in 1977 is set in the same universe as “Whipping Star”. The protagonist is once more the saboteur extraordinary Jorj X. McKie who, while working for the BuSab, discovers that the planet Dosadi hosts a secret experiment carried on by a Gowachin faction with help from members of other species.
The novel “Whipping Star” by Frank Herbert published in 1970 is set in a far future where human kind and other intelligent species formed a common organization called ConSentiency. The protagonist Jorj X. McKie is a saboteur extraordinary from the BuSab who is investigating the disappearance of the Calebans, one of the intelligent species who some time earlier had offered the other species the use of jumpdoors to let them travel instantly anywhere in the universe.