Sworn Allies

The Fleet: Book Four

THE FLEET—One day they’ll free the Heavens, but first they’ll have to blast their way through Hell

Pledged to Protect Us All

In the remote darkness of space, they’ve fought the most fiery battles the stars will ever witness. On hellish planets with poisoned atmospheres, they've challenged the ruthless advance of the Khalian horde. Now the brave men and women of the Fleet face their greatest challenge ever ... and they’re calling on the Alliance’s most startling technology to do so. From missiles endowed with human minds to self-replicating mechanical monsters, the war of the millennium will never be the same.

Follow the soldiers and spacers of the Fleet to the bitter end of a bloody interstellar war in adventures crafted by ...

Poul Anderson - “Dereliction”
A giant anti-matter weapon endowed with a human mind questions its own mission of destruction.

Larry Niven & David Drake -“Mom and the Kids”
Khalian raiders capture a piece of Alliance technology and - unfortunately for them - learn to make it work!

Diane Duane & Peter Morwood - “Pest Control”
A seemingly lifeless, damaged ship drifts into Khalian territory ... like the Trojan Horse.

Anne McCaffrey - “A Sleeping Humpty Dumpty Beauty”
A lady surgeon, smitten by a handsome but comatose soldier, learns that fairy tales really do come true.

David Drake - “The End”
The warriors of the Fleet blast their way to a sudden, suspicious Khalian surrender ...

. . . and more great stories by Christopher Stasheff, Janet Morris, Jody Lynn Nye and N. Lee Wood

This is a work of fiction. All the characters and events portrayed in this book are fictional, and any resemblance to real people or incidents is purely coincidental.

First printing, March 1990 by Ace

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