Marko Susimetsä wrote his Marcan Rayger stories in 1999 and 2000 and he is in the process of writing a short story for the Tales from the Frontier anthology that will be released with the release of Elite: Dangerous.
Reception of Marcan Rayger
Davidtq at Frontier forums commented:
I really enjoyed the "realism" of the various characters' motivations. Rather than just being an action story there was a good believable character, a person with reasons for what he was doing and not just generic action hero. The motivations and emotions were very thoroughly explored.
The fleshing out of the Frontier universe was very nice, putting a face and a style to both the federal military and the empire was great, far more interesting than the simple bbs in the game, giving a feel of real people instead of "standard unit" soldiers.
Overall though the story for me was to Frontier what the Dark Wheel was to Elite, but had the advantage of being substantially longer (definitely a good thing).