The novel “Hard Landing” by Algis Budrys was published for the first time in the magazine “Fantasy & Science Fiction” between October and November 1992 and as a book in 1993. In the late ’40s an alien spaceship crashes on Earth. The four crew survivors destroy equipment and weapons and then split up and flee. They try to build for themselves a life on Earth facing their situation in different ways.
The novel “Destiny Times Three” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1945 in the magazine “Astounding”. In 1996 it was a finalist for the Retro Hugo Award for 1946. In the future, two scientists are conducting a research on a possible global crisis. More and more people have nightmares but above all there are more and more cases of people who are considered impostors by relatives or friends and cases of amnesia.
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.
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.