I keep getting asked “How do I read the Compact Universe? Do I need to read them in order to know what’s going on?”
No, actually, you don’t. You can even pick up Suicide Run without having read any of the other novels. So what’s the best way to go about this?
By Story Arc
The Seeds of War Arc
The Amargosa Trilogy
The Homefront Arc
The Gathering Storm Arc
428 IE (Interstellar Era)
Author’s Suggested Reading
It’s best to start with either No Mariolds in the Promised Land or The Children of Amargosa. You can also start with Suicide Run and go back.
Once you’ve read any of those three, the author suggests reading the rest of the Amargosa Triology – Second Wave and Storming Amargosa. All the other novellas add background and color. Of particular interest would be Tishla, Broken Skies, Warped, and Flight Blade. These introduce the characters of Tishla, Admiral Austin, Lancaster, and Mitusko.
(C) TS Hottle