Disclaimer: I know Walter Hunt, but that’s what lead me to find out abou this series; I liked them a lot regardless.
Walter Hunt‘s four-book series, The Dark Wing universe, hits a lot of the aspects of SF I like. Lots of real, multifaceted characters, lack of pure good and pure evil, somewhat hard SF, and first-person aliens. Yes, one of my favorite types of SF is when you’re put in the head of a creature that thinks completely differently than we do. Hunt takes that to such an extent that he even has each race use a different numbering system based on their environment and physiology, as ours is.
He recently ran into some issues with his publisher, and then his next publisher, and I truly hope that all gets resolved soon. I also hope he comes out with another book or two in this series. I know he’s wrapping up a book right now that’s not in this universe, and I’m anxiously awaiting that.
If you’ve read those books, I would love to hear your thoughts on them.