10 best books like Stardoc (S.L. Viehl): Rhapsody: Child of Blood, Grimspace, Fortune's Pawn, A Confederation of Valor, Trading in Danger, City of Pearl, Mother Earth Father Sky, Orphanage, The Paladin of the Night, There Is No Darkness

Rhapsody: Child of Blood
AuthorElizabeth Haydon
The brilliant new saga is born ...

Rhapsody is a woman, a Singer of some talent, who is swept up into events of world-shattering import. On the run from an old romantic interest who won't take no for an answer, Rhapsody literally bumps into a couple of shady characters: half-breeds who come to...
AuthorAnn Aguirre
As the carrier of a rare gene, Sirantha Jax has the ability to jump ships through grimspace-a talent which makes her a highly prized navigator for the Corp. Then a crash landing kills everyone on board, leaving Jax in a jail cell with no memory of the crash. But her fun's not over. A group of rogue fighters...
Fortune's Pawn
AuthorRachel Bach
Devi Morris isn't your average mercenary. She has plans. Big ones. And a ton of ambition. It's a combination that's going to get her killed one day - but not just yet.
That is, until she just gets a job on a tiny trade ship with a nasty reputation for surprises. The Glorious Fool isn't misnamed: it likes...
AuthorTanya Huff
As military SF, maybe 4 stars. Better than most.

But I'm starting to think that military fiction has become so rigid that it's almost an automatic minus when you judge it just as SF.

Military SF checklist:
* Protagonist is a hard-boiled NCO - check (but a point for her being female)
Trading in Danger
AuthorElizabeth Moon
Kylara Vatta is the only daughter in a family full of sons, and her father’s only child to buck tradition by choosing a military career instead of joining the family business. For Ky, it’s no contest: Even running the prestigious Vatta Transport Ltd. shipping concern can’t hold a candle to shipping...
AuthorKaren Traviss
Three separate alien societies have claims on Cavanagh's Star. But the new arrivals -- the gethes from Earth -- now threaten the tenuous balance of a coveted world.Environmental Hazard Enforcement officer Shan Frankland agreed to lead a mission to Cavanagh's Star, knowing that 150 years would elapse...
Mother Earth Father Sky
AuthorSue Harrison
In a time before history, in a harsh and beautiful land near the top of the world, womanhood comes cruelly and suddenly to beautiful, young Chagak. Surviving the brutal massacre of her tribe, she sets out across the icy waters off Ameria's northwest coast on an astonishing odyssey that will reveal to...
AuthorRobert Buettner
Military Science Fiction for the Rest of Us

Brief Synopsis:
The story starts with Jason Wander, a somewhat misguided youth with two options: join the military or go to jail. Enter the devastation caused by the alien race later termed as "the slugs." The story follows Wander and his exploits...
AuthorMargaret Weis
This book, selon moi is better than the first in the series. The plot--particularly Mathew's role in it-- thickens considerably, and some of the characters introduced in the first book play larger roles. Pukah, Sond and Asrial have their own plot line that involves solving the mystery of the missing...
AuthorJoe Haldeman
Carl Bok is a citizen of Springworld, the heavy-gravity planet with monstrous and dangerous flora and fauna. Carl is well over two metres tall and weighs-in at 180 kilograms. Now Carl has won a scholarship to Starschool. He'll spend a year on this touring school, visiting sixteen of the colonized planets....
AuthorAllen M. Steele
I'd like to love Coyote Rising more; Allen Steele has created a very original tale of interstellar colonization. Unfortunately, I found the plot and the characters lacking the substance required to truly distinguish a novel, no matter how original its premise.

The first book in the series,...
Back to the Moon
AuthorTravis S. Taylor
The Saga of the Return to the Moon, This Time to Stay—and the Technological Problems are the Simplest to Solve. Science Fiction by Two Scientists Who Know Both Science and the Ways of Government Bureaucracies.  

Praise for Travis S. Taylor

“[Warp Speed] reads like Doc Smith writing...
Naamah's Curse
AuthorJacqueline Carey
Jacqueline Carey, New York Times bestselling author of the Kushiel's Legacy series, delivers book two in her new lushly imagined trilogy featuring daughter of Alba, Moirin.

Far from the land of her birth, Moirin sets out across Tatar territory to find Bao, the proud and virile Ch'in fighter...
The Will of the Wanderer
AuthorMargaret Weis
Since time began, twenty Gods have ruled the universe. Though each god possessed different abilities, each was all-powerful within his realm. Now one of the Gods has upset the balance of power, leaving the others scrambling for control in the new order...

Here is the epic tale of the Great War...
The Prophet of Akhran
AuthorMargaret Weis
The Great War of the Gods means nothing to the proud people on the mortal planet--until Akhran the Wandering God decrees the union of two mighty feuding clans. Though the families are fierce Warriors, they are few in number. Even the marriage of Khardan and Zohra is not enough to over power the strength...
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