Actually, an Author recommendation. Through Facebook, I’ve become acquainted with Joe Bergeron, a well-known space artist (at least in the realm of science fiction and fantasy) and his fiction, particularly the Endurian Universe novels.
If you like your science fiction hard, as in based on what we think we know of physics and the rest of the hard sciences, I highly recommend this series. Likewise, if you like complex characters with complex histories and motives, as well as wonderfully visual descriptions of land forms and space forms, you’ll love the Endurian tales. If you sometimes wonder what we humans as a species might look like to people from other worlds and times, you can find out here. And if you like fast-paced can’t-put-it-down action leavened with a bit of humor here and there, you’ll definitely find it in these tales.
I’ve now read six of the eight stories, and will soon dive into the last two tales. I expect they will be just as good as the stories I’ve read already.