There may be alien moons rolling high above the battlefield, but the fight for honor
and glory are much the same as today in the future worlds of military science fiction.
Drill sergeants still bark orders, and raw recruits learn to work as a team to overthrow
the tyrannies of an evil empire. And, every so often, a hero rises above the fray to
lead the soldiers to victory against overwhelming odds by dint of cleverness and
Ellen May Ngewthu leads her division in valiant effort to overthrow the godlike post-humans who were transformed with high technology centuries ago.
Follows the career of Juan Rico from boot camp to the battle zones. In this world of Heinlein's, citizenship must be earned through military service. Winner of the Hugo Award.
By Anne McCaffrey and Elizabeth Moon
When space pirates captured a little girl named Sassinak and murdered her parents, they had no idea they were sowing the seeds of their own destruction.
Young Commander Harrington's brilliance annoys her superiors who sweep her to the frontier backwater of Basilisk Station. There she finds unexpected opportunity for to display her talents for command. Shades of Horatio Hornblower.
When his senior officers are killed, a young midshipman finds himself in charge of a damaged ship and the safety of three hundred colonists.
Soldiers are rescued from certain death in an African civil war by aliens. They are transported to the planet Tran where they discover the reason for their hosts' merciful intervention.
Virgil Samms is the first human to be gifted by the Arisians with a lens that gives him telepathic powers. He will need them-- together with the newly-formed Galactic Patrol-- to put paid to the planet-conquering Eddorians.
Donal Graeme, a talented warrior from a planet of professional soldiers, goes out to seek his fortune among the Fourteen Worlds.
A soldier returns to his wife and family through the length and darkness of space to discover the unforeseen battles that await him. Part of the Hammer's Slammers series.
By Keith Laumer and William H. Keith, Jr.
Sentient tanks take on packs of four-armed dinosaurs on a backwater colony planet. First of a series.