By Vaughn Heppner, B. V. Larson, David VanDyke

3 novellas of destiny strive against in a single quantity through the masters of army SF. each one tells the tale of a planetary invasion by way of males on a do-or-die challenge.

"An military of One" via B. V. Larson (a novella within the celebrity strength sequence) – One guy makes an attempt to stick neutral…and fails. The Macros are invading from the skies. the one nanotized guy who isn’t formally a part of famous person strength learns how challenging it may be to prevent an interstellar war.

"First Conquest" by means of David VanDyke (Book no 1 of the Stellar Conquest sequence) – In 2115, EarthFleet sends its top warships and bravest Marines on a one-way journey to overcome an alien famous person process, to win or die trying.

"Cyborgs!" via Vaughn Heppner (a novella set within the Doom famous person sequence) – the gap Marines are within the Oort Cloud, racing of their insertion pods to the frozen planetoid of Tyche. by myself at the hours of darkness, outnumbered and outgunned by way of the cyborgs looking ahead to them at the methane-ice floor, the hour of desperation has arrived

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