The Expanse (The Books and the Amazon Prime Series)
I first discovered the Expanse a few years back on the television/streaming series first two seasons. I then listened to the audio books, and opted to wait until the series was done to watch the rest of it. It's an interesting premise of soft sci-fi alien, physics-defying technology/biology invading a solar system of hard sci-fi where humanity is still limited to the confines of the solar system. Some have called it Game of Thrones in space, but I think it's better than GOT. The crew of the Rocinante are the focal points of the series, but other stand out characters like Detective Miller, Gunnery Sergeant Bobbi Draper, and Under Secretary Avasarala really round out the politics of the books and show. I haven't gotten to the end of the show yet, but the books' finale stuck the landing. Good stuff.
This Steam game draws heavily on other turn based tactics games like Shining Force, of which I am a big fan. The story is full of typical anime goofiness. There are a ton of characters, and you'll end up not using about half of them, which is a slight demerit. However, the game play is incredibly fun for anyone who likes tactics games with each attack getting a little zoom in cut scene. It's like comfort food for my brain, and I'm totally up for a little of that right now.