You may have noticed us mention that friend of SF Signal Kevin Brusky runs his own game company (APEGames) in his spare time. When not delegating the onerous task of shipping stuff out to his various minions, he will browbeat John, myself, and anyone else he can corner into playtesting new games. Currently Kevin is working on a new game and he’d like to use the idea of planetary colonization as the theme. He asked me for a list of books that deal with colonization as a main part of the story. The only things we could come up with were: Robinson’s Red Mars series, Steele’s Coyote series and the game Sid Meier’s Alpha Centauri. I’m pretty sure there are a bunch more cool stories/games out there that deal with mankind colonizing other planets, I just can’t think of them. So we turn to you, our readers and ask:
Do you have a favorite story about planetary colonization?
If so, let us know in the comments below. At the very least we should have a decent list of stories dealing with this subject. And who knows, maybe we’ll get a shoutout in the game instructions.