Life on other planets

Paying the Piper

By David Drake

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In his popular Hammer's Slammers series, Vietnam veteran Drake tells a military story like no other, set on warring planets in need of the mercenary services of Colonel Hammer and his men.
 

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The Man-Kzin Wars

By Larry Niven

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When the tiger-like race of the Kzinti encounter peaceful humans in an unarmed starship, they mistakenly believe they have found yet more easy prey.

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Janissaries

By Jerry Pournelle

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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.
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Dorsai!

By Gordon R. Dickson

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Donal Graeme, a talented warrior from a planet of professional soldiers, goes out to seek his fortune among the Fourteen Worlds.
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Cross the Stars

By David Drake

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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.

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