I was looking at the "Great Scifi and Space Shows / Channels thread and thought one for books would be nice as well.
I’ll start it off with an obvious one, CJ Cherry’s Alliance/Union books like Merchanter’s Luck, Downbelow Station, etc.
Though, maybe more Cyteen, than those, when I think about it. More the big business/politics side of things…
If you haven’t read them, Nathan Lowell’s Solar Clipper books are really enjoyable as well. They spend more time with the ships in space than I think we will, but still good to get the mind going along the interstellar shipping/trading/etc. lines of thought.
I could go on for hours, but I just wanted to get the ball rolling.