About. It went on for years, spawned board/video games and entire genres of Anime. There are many.
It’s the source of the Mechwarrior games.
I got them over time at used book places. Some of the early ones are not common but can be found with a bit of searching/Ebay. Cheap too.
Another side note, while Stephen King may be a libidiot, his books “On Writing” and Danse Macabe are must reads as well.
I see to remember a BattleTech game or something some kids in school were doing.. I didn’t know that was part of something bigger. That was a long long time ago too