Have you read Douglas Adams' Hitchicker's Guide To The Galaxy
series? So far that's the one of the two non-tie in sci-fi novel series I've started. I've only read the first three so far, but I loved them. The other series I'm working on is The Hunger Games
trilogy. I loved the first book, and I'm reading the second one right now and so far it's just as good as the first.
Do you do comics? It's only kind of sci-fi, but I read the first digital collection of Y: The Last Man
and I loved it.
Way ahead of you on all three. Great stuff all around. I almost mentioned Hitchhiker's Guide in my post at the top, but felt like it probably doesn't exactly qualify.
...the Starship series by Mike Resnick...
This sounds fun. I think I'll add it to my list.
Based on what you wrote, you REALLY need to check out The Lost Fleet. Nothing in that except spaceships and space and awesome tactics and turnarounds. Most fun I've ever had on MilSF.