Another good day for the empire today, as we gained about 80k.
A couple people joined up, and more players submitted games. Personally, I've got one game completed and another in the works.
We have two new members today, Di55ec7i0n, and Colonel Mustard! Welcome to the Kzinti Empire!
I dont remember who it was that suggested reading John Ringo to me, but I'm about 1/3 of the way through A Hymnn Before Battle. I'm not finding it to be that interesting. There's almost no depth to the setting or the characters. For example, in 2001 the humans find out that there are star-faring civilizations involved in a great war with each other, and the war is headed towards Earth. There is about 6 billion humans, versus hundreds of trillions of aliens, whose technological capability is many times greater. Yet, the reaction of the humans, except for happily gearing up to go to war, is virtually nil. I think a situation like that would initially cause a lot of chaos on Earth, with rioting, looting, suicides, people going nuts, governments falling, etc. At the very least, people should be feeling a little down...
But in the book there's nothing. I find that quite mystifying. I'll finish the book, but I probably wont continue with the series.
Next I'll try Verner Vinge as someone also suggested.
Motti, how is your game with Miaowara Tomokato coming? My gf thinks your character name is especially clever. Sentient species taste better...