Originally Posted by Brainiac
I highly recommend a couple of books by "the dean of science fiction", Robert A. Heinlein: Methuselah's Children and Starship Troopers. If you decide you like Heinlein, there are many more.
I continue to view Stranger in a Strange Land as his seminal work.
If you become a technician, you just whup 'em on pure technique. /W.Shields