Sunday, November 24, 2019

Ten top books for "Battlestar Galactica" fans

At the B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog Ross Johnson tagged ten "frakking good books for Battlestar Galactica fans," including:
Fortune’s Pawn, by Rachel Bach

Though it resulted in plenty of whining from the usual quarters, one of the most impressive innovations of the 2004 Battlestar was reimagining Starbuck—the smart-mouthed, hard-drinking, cigar-smoking ace pilot from the original—as a woman (brought to hard-edged, angular, and instantly iconic life by Katee Sackhoff). She was by no means the first space-military badass to also be a woman, but she certainly shifted the bar. In that spirit, Bach’s novel (the first in a trilogy) introduces Devi Morris, an ambitious and talented mercenary who takes a security job on a ship with a reputation for trouble. Over the course of the series, she finds herself in a galactic conflict, and comes into contact with a virus that could be lethal to the “phantoms” invading our universe.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Fortune’s Pawn is among Sam Maggs's five top books about kick-ass women livin’ large among the stars and Thea James's eight best women in military science fiction.

My Book, The Movie: Fortune's Pawn.

--Marshal Zeringue