A brief history of space opera. Illustrated.
Just received Schlock Mercenary: Terraport Wars in the mail. Very cool. By the way, if you like good space opera with a humorous twist, go check it out here. Its posted daily (and he hasn’t missed once), but be warned, the web comic goes back to June of 2000. It took me about six months to get caught up.
I ordered Schlock Mercenary: Terraport Wars at WorldCon in Denver this last August while I was buying copies of the previous Schlock books from their ever gracious and talented author Howard Taylor and his wife Sandra. He kindly personalized them with an illustration each (a con special).