The books in the series were written by several authors. It consist of five collections of short stories and three collaborative novels. Each volume takes place in roughly chronological internal order, but starting in different time periods (for instance, CoDominium: Revolt on War World, chronologically the last collection in the series, is set during the earliest years of human settlement on Haven). Blood Feuds incorporates material that originally appeared in the short story collections. John F. Carr rejuvenated the series with the publication of War World: The Battle of Sauron, by Carr and Don Hawthorne (Pequod Press, 2007). The series is starting over with the publication of War World: Discovery (2010), edited by John F. Carr. The new books will be published in chronological order, with Discovery providing background on the first surveys and colonization. The new volumes include fresh stories intermixed with ones from the original series, providing a more complete look at the War World universe.
"The Lost and the Founder" (unattributed) - A small-time hustler starts a movement that will someday go to the stars.
"The Garden Spot" - Don Hawthorne - Haven is a wasteland from pole to pole; but even it has resources worth fighting for... and killing for.
"In Concert" - E. R. Stewart? - The Church of Harmony thought they would have the barren moon Haven all to themselves, but Earth's politicians had other ideas.
"Janesfort War" - Leslie Fish and Frank Gasperik? - Haven has become a dumping ground for criminals, and some eccentric locals decide to hire a few protectors.
"The Coming of the Dinneh" - John Dalmas? - Apache rebels from Earth are exiled to the ultimate reservation—Haven!
"Politics of Melos" - Susan Shwartz - A naïve aristocrat from Earth becomes a common convict on a hellish prison planet.
"Hang Together" - Harry Turtledove - War makes strange bedfellows; but none stranger than Russian nationalist fanatics and Estonian freedom fighters!
"Sons of Hawaii" - William F. Wu? - A manipulative white-collar criminal and his naïve brother are exiled to Haven. Can two formerly wealthy sons of Hawaii survive, let alone thrive, on this dry, frigid world?
"Fire and Ice" - Eric Vinicoff? - A rebellion is put down by an experimental group of surgically enhanced suicide soldiers, funded by a newly-settled planet... called Sauron.
"Farewell to Haven" (unattributed)