I started a series called Honor Harrington. Its an interesting chain back to how I got into this book.
Fast forward a decade...
In 2003, T2K resurfaces due to reprints of GDW's catalog. Last year I scored a copy of the reprints and read it often at work (during the Midday newscast). Living with Lord Bobo, I had access to many different rpg books- including the reprints of another GDW game called TRAVELLER.
Having recently submerged myself deep into the world of Firefly, I've checked out alot of web sites and there has been a lot of speculation that Joss Wedon was a fan of Traveller because the 'Verse of Firefly has a similar feel to it. Dreaming about a Firefly rpg (which does happen to be in the works, officially) and being familiar with GDW I made the plunge in to Traveller with Bobo's copy of the reprints.
There is a lot of similarity, naturally, between the writing of T2K and Traveller. It was easy to get into it. The premise of Traveller is a hard science space opera. Your characters usually are retired military types out trying to make a living. Getting into this game, I lurked some of the forums and found a lot of people talking about Honor Harrington. That sent me on a search for what it was all about. Everyone who has read these books say how wonderful they are, so I thought I'd check it out for myself.
and now I find my self fast approaching the middle of the first book- Honor Harrington: On Basilisk Station and here I am, writing about how good it is. Full circle.