MZW has had a new book out for awhile now, Contact With Chaos. Written under trying conditions, it is set in the universe of Freehold and The Weapon and is as good as any of his SF to date.
What it reminds me of, far more than his earlier works (though you can see it even there) is H. Beam Piper, especially when Piper was looking more closely at character -- yarns like the Little Fuzzy novels. Plus we get a little more insight into the dynamics of Freehold society, one of the more complex takes on what a free society might look like.
If you like Heinlein and Piper, give Mad Mike a try. The boy can write.
(How To Buy: go to Tam's blog and click on the Amazon link at her site).
4 weeks ago