Harl Vincent's "Neutral Vessel" (novelette, kinetic weapon, free): NY WTC attacks' style plot from several decades before
According to Johnny Pez's introduction to the story, this story features "science fiction’s first kinetic weapon". He also talks of parallels of the plot with then about-to-start WWII & popular perceptions in the US then.
Story summary.Venus & Mars are both inhabited. There is intermarriage across worlds - so presumably both are settled by humans. There has been a war going on between Mars & Venus. Earth has stayed neutral so far.
In this background, the drive & communications systems of a large passenger ship on earth-to-Venus run are sabotaged by Martian agents in a way that makes the ship accelerate uncontrollably to eventually hit Venus.
Can the captain & his crew be able to save themselves & a world...
- Pat Forde's "In Spirit" (download): A collection of 9/11 stories where one of the culprits is forced to experience the event from victims' perspective.
Fact sheet.First published: Astounding, January 1940.
Download full text from Johnny Pez's blog (story is distributed over 5 pages; links to other pages available with the story).
Among the stories edited by John Campbell for Astounding/Analog.