Hello out there--
I just found a very interesting tidbit that I'd like to share. If any of you have read John Scalzi's "Old Man's War" series, you might be interested in this. There is a novella that takes place between "Ghost Brigades" and "The Last Colony" called "The Sagan Diaries". I think this had a limited print run, and I have been unable to find it in hard copy. However, Mr. Scalzi was kind enough to put together an audio version of this story. The links to the chapters are on his "Whatever" blog:
The Sagan Diaries
He did have a comment on there that he wanted a lot of people to listen to these, so I'm posting a link here.
If you haven't read "Old Man's War" yet, get your bad little self down to the bookstore and get a copy. It's a great science-fiction story about future colonization and the military that defends it: an army of retired people. It's very entertaining. It's a serious story with a lot of humor laced into it. I highly recommend it.