THE FLEET—In the far reaches of space they are mankind’s last line of defense against hostile alien forces.
THEY ARE PLEDGED TO PROTECT US ALL
Mankind has taken one step too far and exploring the galaxy-and has run up against the Khalia, vicious weasel-like carnivores whose culture is totally different from our own. They see other sentient beings as prey—AS MEAT! They take no prisoners. Ever. Just the occasional slave who will never see his homeworld again. It is up to the brave men and women of The Fleet to keep their home planets safe.
THIS IS THEIR STORY
Meet the men and women of The Fleet ...
Terry English, eyewitness to the brutal Khalian raid (by Janet Morris)
Hansing, a brain ship, and B'grah, a Hruban commando whose duty it is to outwit the Khalians on an occupied world (by Anne McCaffrey )
Gino Deledda, whose body has been modified to fit an alien world (by Poul Anderso)
Captain John Roberts, who must go into the infamous club of Thrity-Nine Buttons to reclaim one of the most decorated war heroes (by Margaret Weis)
Captain Coax, whose rescue mission turns up a human trator(by David Drake)
and others, to fight to protect mankind.
MANKIND’S LAST LINE OF DEFENSE