A while ago at a party I was inebriatedly rattling on about how great the Sector General series and how it was a shame few people remembered it anymore. I was invited to put my pen where my mouth was and write an article about it. This is that article! Tor just re-released the series with awesome new covers.
I wrote this article WAAAAY back last October, it's great to see it go live! I will note that releasing Xan and Ink by 4/20 now seems pretty optimistic (hoping to have it out halloween)
Just in case you got here via Tor and are looking for SURVIVAL MODE click this book for the Amazon link:
For reference here's one of the classic covers from the Ballantine edition ^_^