Battletech is a series that I’ve been following for a long time, since the late 80s actually. I was first introduced to it through the PC game Battletech: The Crescent Hawk’s Inception. The game itself was brilliant, and the follow up The Crescent Hawk’s Revenge was one of the first real-time games.
Anyway, the first Battletech Novel I read was Warrior: Coupe and it helped that Michael A. Stackpole was the author, he’s just awesome. FYI, Stackpole is also known for writing some great Star Wars Novels (now considered part of the Legends series). And from that point, I just immersed myself in the Battletech universe, and boy, was the universe huge.
It’s a pity the franchise kinda slowed down after FASA sold it to Wizkids (who nearly destroyed the franchise). The franchise slowly recovered after Topps acquired it, but there still hasn’t been as much growth as compared to the 90s.
Hopefully the game can rekindle interest in Battletech and we can see more novels and stuff come out.