Tunnel in the Sky **** : Classic Heinlein space-cowboy, coming-of-age, young-adult fiction.
Warlock in Spite of Himself *** : More of the same from Escape Velocity author. Part of the Warlock series.
Escape Velocity *** : Political sci-fi set in a medieval context. A little trite in spots, but better than I expected!
Vor Game **** : Obviously part of a much larger series (which I haven't read), but good by itself. Socio-political emphasis.
The "Read Everything on My Bookshelf" Project: I had a voracious appetite for science fiction and fantasy novels when I was a teenager. I would head to the bookstore and buy books all the time, most of which ended up on my bookshelf, unread. As I have moved throughout the years, I've dutifully packed up and transported all of these books with me.
Now, decades later, as I seek to de-clutter my life and get rid of unnecessary possessions, I feel obligated to read them before getting rid of them. For years, these books sat in silence. Now their stories will be heard...