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.
The novel “The Big Time” by Fritz Leiber was published for the first time in 1957 and won the Hugo Award in 1958 as the best novel.
“The Saga of Seven Suns” by Kevin J. Anderson is composed of seven novels: Hidden Empire, A Forest of Stars, Horizon Storms, Scattered Suns, Of Fire And Night, Metal Swarm, The Ashes of Worlds
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.