Of Men And Monsters by William Tenn

The novel “Of Men And Monsters” by William Tenn was published for the first time in 1968.

Eric the Only is a boy about to face the test that will allow him to be included in the Male Society. Among the 128 people Mankind consists of, this means being able to carry out a Steal against the Monsters, the aliens who have conquered the Earth.

Thomas the Trap-Smasher, Eric’s uncle and mentor as well as one of the leaders of Mankind, reveals to his nephew that he’s adept at Alien-Science and convinces him to contact some Strangers during his test. After recovering from his surprise, Eric accepts and receives some strange alien weapons from the Strangers but when he returns to the corridors where Mankind lives, he gets captured by men of his own tribe.

Killing West by Lee Gimenez

The novel “Killing West” by Lee Gimenez was published for the first time in 2014. It’s part of the Rachel West series.

Rachel West is a CIA operative investigating Chinese billionaire Zhao Deng’s acquisitions of American technology companies. However, her mission to China ends with the man’s death at the hands of one of his bodyguards, an event that indicates that someone else must be behind him.

The information she gathered brings Rachel West far from China in search of the person, or persons behind acquisitions whose purposes are still obscure. Investigating becomes even more difficult when strong suspicions emerge that someone in the CIA is working against her.

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The novel “Ender’s Game” by Orson Scott Card was published for the first time in 1985. It’s the first book in the Ender’s Game series. It won the Hugo and Nebula Awards as the best novel of the year.

Andrew “Ender” Wiggin is a so-called Third, meaning that he’s the third child of his parents. His birth is an exception to laws that impose a limit of two children for any family and was approved in the search for humanity’s next leader against the Formics, the aliens that were already repelled in two invasion attempts.

Ender is only six years old when he’s admitted to the Battle School, the first phase of training for the next commanders of the International Fleet, after reacting brutally to the aggression of a group of bullies. Ender is subjected to tremendous pressure and manipulation by Colonel Hyrum Graff, the School director. Will he be able to resist to lead humanity’s fleet or will he be broken?

J. Michael Straczynski has announced a Babylon 5 animated movie. The Great Maker, as he’s nicknamed in the fandom, has also specified that it’s a finished project that is 100% real and will be released very soon. The reference is to the other project announced in 2021 of a reboot of the show that was under discussion and ended up in limbo after the changes that came after the merger between Warner Bros and Discovery.

The Lost Fleet: Valiant by Jack Campbell

The novel “The Lost Fleet: Valiant” by Jack Campbell was published for the first time in 2008. It’s the fourth book in The Lost Fleet series and follows “The Lost Fleet: Courageous”.

Captain John “Black Jack” Geary has decided to bring the Alliance fleet back to the Lakota system even though he fought a very tough battle there. It’s a gamble, but he’s convinced his strategy will still catch the Syndicate forces by surprise while they’re trying to stop him from bringing the fleet home.

Choosing the right strategy is crucial for John Geary in the clash with the Syndicate but also in the management of his fleet’s officers. Some of them see him as a messianic figure but others want to replace him and conspire against him. Another unknown factor is given by the possible moves of the mysterious alien force that could be behind the war between the Alliance and the Syndicate.