Know who is awesome? Author Mike Z. Williamson. You should really go and buy all his books (many finally available on Kindle). Most of his novels for Baen Books take place in his own Freehold universe about a libertarian space colony and its conflicts with the old governments of Earth, including his most recent, When Diplomacy Fails, which is the third book in the awesome, fast-paced series following Ripple Creek Security. My favorite of his books, though, is Contact with Chaos about man’s first encounter with an alien species. This had the most hard science of his books and was really fascinating; I hope he does a sequel to it.
Anyway, Mike Z. Williamson is cool and awesome and a great guy and is a veteran and has a ‘Z’ as a middle inital and has a mustache and everyone should buy and read his books.
Do it now!