Commonwealth Saga books. They're well-written almost to a fault as the plot can go off on some melodramatic tangents while all of humanity is at stake. But otherwise I really like the Tochee alien.
You know what's 55 minutes long so far? The edit of Android Insurrection, that's what. And that's without acts 1, 2, and (I think) 8.
David Campfield in the Daily Grindhouse.
John Scalzi is on the Author Boycott List. The Write Agenda actually looks like a work of parody. I guess it isn't.