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I didnt do it Inactive Member31 Dec 2012 2:59 a.m. PST

Happy new year!

I just got a Kindle Paperwhite as a xmas gift and already read one book on this device. I found that it is a great product and want to buy some ebooks.

Any suggestion of SF/Military SF novel except Hammer's Slammer and Starship Troopers?

kreoseus231 Dec 2012 3:08 a.m. PST


I recommend these books, the author is a friend of mine, very good military sci-fi.


MajorB Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2012 3:35 a.m. PST

David Weber's Honor Harrington series

Dynaman878931 Dec 2012 3:45 a.m. PST

Semper Mars, if you like Marines in space!!!! (I like them, so not making fun).

12+ books in the series so far, 3 sets of 3, and a 4th set that is now up to 4 books. Each group of 3 generally follows one time and the next set then jumps ahead a generation (or 2 or a few hundred)


Aliosborne31 Dec 2012 4:24 a.m. PST

I highly recomend th efollowing series

lost fleet – excelent space combat


Also I have just finished reading th efollowng on my kindle

Star crusade series


and Battle Earth



laager5031 Dec 2012 4:42 a.m. PST

Look here for free books


Happy reading

TonicNH31 Dec 2012 5:14 a.m. PST

just my 2p worth but in no particular order….

- no idea where you're based so some of the following (UK) links might not be that much use ;-)

Gordon Dickson's Dorsai Series (Tactics of Mistake etc)


Jerry Pournelle' Falkenberg books (The Mercenary, West of Honor etc)


John Scalzi's "Old Mans War" series (Old Man's War, The Ghost Brigades, The Last Colony)


David Drake et al "Crisis of Empire" series

Joe Haldeman – The Forever War


Irish Marine Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2012 5:57 a.m. PST

This was a very good series. StarFist series of course takes place in the future and revolves around a future version of a MEU(Marine Expeditionary Unit) there are 14 books in the series so they should keep you busy.


bsrlee31 Dec 2012 6:02 a.m. PST

Check out the Baen Free Library, has full .mobi (kindle) copies of several dozen SF books for FREE, including David Weber, John Ringo etc.


Also copies of the CD's that used to come with Baen's hardbacks with even more books,including entire series, that are allowed to be shared for FREE

Cyclops Inactive Member31 Dec 2012 6:10 a.m. PST

Baen Books has the first Honor Harrington for free as well as a few others.
I've popped them on my Kindle Fire HD with no problems. See the Reader Software button on the list on the left.
This is apparently almost impossible according to many reviewers of the Kindle Fire. I can only assume they are illiterate or stupid.
edit: bsrlee beat me to it.

Parzival31 Dec 2012 6:43 a.m. PST

Elizabeth Moon's Vatta War series and Herrano series are both good, and should be available in e-book format.
I'll echo the Lost Fleet series by Jack Campbell as also solid.
I thoroughly enjoyed R.M. Meluch's Tour of the USS Merrimack series, which combines ship and marine combat with some fun plot and setting ideas.
Mike Shepherd's Kris Longknife series also hops around from space to ground combat and are good reads.
I did enjoy John Ringo's Troy Rising series. It's very near future, with a twist (in fact, it's clearly meant to be the beginnings of Howard Taylor's Schlockiverse from the Schlock Mercenary web comic… which is itself a very good SF military series, which you could read on a Kindle, I believe— He does get technical on the science/engineering side in places, but with giant solar space lasers, a poor-man's Death Star made from an inflated, hollowed-out asteroid, and an interstellar war started over a breakfast condiment, what do you really care? grin

Caesar Inactive Member31 Dec 2012 8:29 a.m. PST

Very useful thread.

ordinarybass31 Dec 2012 8:36 a.m. PST

Note that the BAEN free cd link has every Honor Harrington novel (and the side plot novels) except for the most recent 1 or 2 for Free!

I read through almost the entire series (I had dead tree copies of a few) via Kindle this way.

Cadian 7th Inactive Member31 Dec 2012 9:15 a.m. PST

I would also recommend "the Lost Fleet". The "Death's Heads" series is really good too. Written by David Gunn I think 3-4 books are available now and they center around an antihero. I got them on my nook, so you should have no problems finding them for the kindle! wink

Personal logo JammerMan Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2012 11:00 a.m. PST

Harrington series is good, Almost anything by Drake and I like the Legion of the Damned by William C. Dietz. It is futurist FFL like, with lots of ground and space combat.

RavenscraftCybernetics31 Dec 2012 1:14 p.m. PST

glen cook's Stars End trilogy is quite good.

jgawne Inactive Member31 Dec 2012 1:29 p.m. PST

check out 'The Chronicles of Old Guy' and it's follow up 'Space Battleship Scharnhorst and the Library of Doom.'

It is not as silly as it sounds, and while there is great fighting, they tend to try and avoid getting into combat.

Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2012 3:20 p.m. PST

Honor Harrington is not a series, it is an addiction. tAKE CARE lest you become ensnared!

I didnt do it Inactive Member01 Jan 2013 4:59 a.m. PST

Thank you guys for all your useful information.

Just downloaded the first book of Honor Harrington, On Basilisk Station.

Starfist seems interesting too.

Personal logo brass1 Supporting Member of TMP01 Jan 2013 7:50 a.m. PST

Robert Frezza's trilogy about the 1/35th Imperial Infantry (Rifles)- A Small Colonial War, Fire In A Faraway Place, and Cain's Land.

Walter Jon Williams' "Dread Empire's Fall" books – The Praxis, The Sundering, and Conventions of War.


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