If you're looking for some space opera action of the Firefly variety, Chris Hsiang says you might want to check out January Dancer, a novel out this month from Tor. You can read his full review over at Chris Braak's blog Threat Quality. (Note: Mr. Hsiang is known among the io9 commentariat as Grey Area, and Mr. Braak as Braak.) [January Dancer via Threat Quality]