“Night Walk” is the first novel published by Bob Shaw in 1967 and as it’s tipycal for this author it’s centered around an invention. In this novel we have the special glasses, an instrument that allows a blind person to see: its importance can be seen – begging your pardon for the pun – only at the end of the novel.
The novel “Axis”, by Robert Charles Wilson, is a sequel to “Spin”, a novel that received the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2006.
In his novel “Incandescence” Greg Egan tells two stories, apparently disconnected and in totally different situations.
In “Rollback” Dr. Sarah Halifax is the scientist who in 2010 manages to decipher an alien message arrived from the Sigma Draconis system and gives her contribution to create an answer that is sent to the aliens, who unfortunately live almost nineteen light years from Earth.