This isn’t a confession and I don’t feel the slightest bit guilty – I love reading cheesy military sci-fi. You can’t go wrong with super soldiers, aliens, space battles, and tons of testosterone because it’s the perfect palate cleanser between weightier tomes.
With that said the latest offering from StoryBundle is right up my, and hopefully your, alley. The Military SF Megabundle, curated by best-selling author Kevin J. Anderson (The Saga of the Seven Suns, Star Wars EU novels, Dune prequels, and more), has a whole whack of bullets, lasers and explosions for your reading pleasure from some of the genre’s more prolific authors; including the likes of Anderson, Robert Asprin, Michael Z. Williamson and John Ringo. Oh, John Ringo.
As usual for StoryBundle the bundle has two tiers, and all novels come in both .epub and .mobi formats. The first tier will set you back $5 and includes the following six titles:
- Empire’s Rift by Steven Rzasa
- Five by Five 2: No Surrender edited by Kevin J. Anderson
- Comrades in Arms by Kevin J. Anderson
- Assault on Alpha Base by Doug Beason
- Lights in the Deep by Brad R. Torgersen
- Better to Beg Forgiveness by Michael Z. Williamson
Chip in a further $10, making a grand total of $15, you’ll receive the following nine titles in addition to those above:
- Phule’s Company by Robert Asprin
- Strong Arm Tactics by Jody Lynn Nye
- The Golden Queen by David Farland
- March or Die by Andrew Keith and William H. Keith, Jr.
- Triorion: Awakening (Book One) by L.J. Hachmeister
- Sniper by Jonathan P. Brazee
- Under a Graveyard Sky by John Ringo
- The Year’s Best Military & Adventure SF 2015 by David Afsharirad
- One Day on Mars by Travis S. Taylor
There we have it. While I’ve read works by some of these authors before (namely Anderson, Williamson, Keith and Ringo – whose female characters are amazing for all the wrong reasons), I’ve never read any of these novels so I’m quite keen to pick this up.
How about you?
Last Updated: May 22, 2017
May 22, 2017 at 10:22
for me, stories like Knights of the Black Earth (Mag Force series), by Weiss and Perrin are super cheesy military, sort of, Sci-fi.
They are sort of like mills & boons romance novels for the Sci-fi geeks. Read fast, process quickly, enjoy in the moment and move on. Sort of a guilty pleasure, you think you should be reading Sci-fi that is more, intellectual, sophisticated.
And the The Saga of the Seven Suns is one or two books too many, but still a load of fun. He must have had A0 papers printed out on all his walls for him to keep track of ALL the characters and their story arcs.