Monday, June 18th, 2018
I hope those of you who are fathers had a very happy Father’s Day!
I came across a good article the other day when researching military science fiction called The 23 Best Military Science Fiction Books. On it were a few books that I have read and enjoyed, most notably the Honor Harrington series of books (important because SphinxCon is coming to Atlanta in November and we have big news about that!) and John Scalzi’s epic Old Man’s War series.
When I first was first writing Axanar, I stopped after 3 acts and it took me a year to write Act Four. It was kind of intimidating to write in details an epic Starfleet battle. And so I did my research. And the first three Honor Harrington novels were absolutely invaluable to flesh out technology, tactics and get me in the right head space. I strongly urge you to read book I of the series On Basilisk Station. You will then see if you are hooked as I was! And the author David Weber, will be at SphinxCon (Which is in Atlanta in November if I didn’t mention it).
The other MUST READ book is John Scalzi’s Old Man’s War. A brilliant book that is exciting, funny, and a fast read, Old Man’s War burst onto the Sci Fi scene a few year’s ago and spawned a series of books, all of which are great reading. You will absolutely love these books as old people get put into new super-human bodies to fight for mankind’s expansion in the galaxy.
Damn, I need to go read Old Man’s War again!
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By the way, On Basilisk Station, book 1 of the Honor Harrington series, is offered as a FREE ebook by Baen Publishing.
I agree with your review. The Harrington series is epic. Well worth your time if you are a fan of Space Opera, exploding spaceships, and/or military science fiction.
And if you like Basilisk Station, Book 2 of the Harrington series, The Honor of the Queen, is also a free ebook at Baen…
Both On Baslilsk Station and Honor of the Queen are free on Amazon Kindle too 😉
All good stuff. I just got into the Honor Harringtons, but I also think Jack Campbell/John G. Hemry Lost Fleet series is worthy of this list as well.
2 Great series, just to add it’s never a bad idea to check out Baen.com and have a look at their free library – a lot of great stuff by great authors in the fields of Sci-fi and Fantasy… Short story collections, novels and more, these guys give a lot away for free knowing you will get hooked and come back for more! 🙂
https://www.baen.com/catalog/category/view/s/free-library/id/2012/?limit=36 for anyone looking for the link…
Fan of Honor Harrington, but I couldn’t stop at three! Great series!