If you love most excellent Science Fiction, I must reccomend that you read the Liaden series by Sharon Lee & Steve Miller. Each book can stand alone but together? Oh man. There's a *reason* I've read each book (exept the two I've gotten recently) at least five times!! These books rock! And there is a contest wherein IF you haven't read (cross your heart) this series, you could win an electronic copy of an omnibus of the first three books. Go here
. Go now. You know you want to. I'll wait.