War World: Jihad!

WAR WORLD: JIHAD! is the latest volume in the grand reissue of War World that will bring Haven’s history to life in chronological fashion. The CoDominium is fraying apart at the seams, and to save itself the CoDominium is exporting Earth’s problems to the outer worlds, including exiling millions of Earth’s militant Muslims on Haven. When Dire Lake dries up, famine and pestilence arrive with a vengeance. The Mahdi believes that this is a sign from Allah and that the time has arrived to overthrow the corrupt CoDominium lackeys and their Company sponsors in the Northern Plains. So the Mahdi declares a Jihad and warfare breaks out with only a thin blue line between the jihadists and what remains of civilization on Haven.

In a last-ditch attempt to save the Haven colony, Admiral Lermontov sends in the 42nd CD Marines. Will the Marines arrive in time? And if they do, can they stop the jihadists and save the overwhelmed CoDominium Marine garrison at Fort Camerone? For more information on War World, visit the War World web site at:

Cover image © Alan Gutierrez.

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, 2013

Distributed by Pequod Press

eISBN: 978-0-937912-46-1

Copyright 2013 by John F. Carr

One story in this anthology, “Dream Valley,” was published previously. “Dream Valley” first appeared in WAR WORLD: The Coming of the Eye, edited by Jerry E. Pournelle and John F. Carr published by Baen Books in 1989. The rest of the stories are here for the first time and by arrangement with the authors.

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