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Death's Head Rebellion

Death's Head Rebellion Anthology of short stories that take place in the CoDominium Universe created by Jerry Pournelle. Part of a series of short stories and novels that is called War World series. Published 1990.

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.

Contents:

Introduction (unattributed)
"The Face of the Enemy" - Don Hawthorne - As the Secession Wars grind on for generations, The Empire is driven to desperation and paranoia.
"Death's Head Patrol" - Roland Green and John F. Carr - The Saurons thought they could just drop in and take Haven. They soon learned otherwise.
"Strong Blood" - G. C. Edmondson? - As starving refugees flee from the Saurons into the harsh wilderness, they must learn new ways to survive... including some that they would never have considered before.
"Brenda" - Larry Niven - On the planet Tanith, one Sauron has also survived, and found a way to blend into the population - literally.
"Some Things Survive" - John LaValley? - A single ship from the planet Frystaat is sent out to hunt the last remaining Saurons, in what most believe is a fools' errand.
"No Such Thing as a Non-Lethal Weapon" - James Landau? - Haveners must now adapt to a more violent world, but sometimes even a pacifist can find a way to fight.
"Loved Not I Honor More" - Martin Tays? - The Sauron practice of taking "tribute maidens" for breeding drives some to the greatest lengths for revenge.
"The Field of Double Sowing" - Harry Turtledove - The Sauron breeding program is not perfect; sometimes those who are rejected as "inferior" can prove to be of great worth. A retelling of Oedipus Rex.
"Far Above Rubies" - Susan Shwartz - The Haveners have learned the value of Sauron genes, and seek to add them to their own bloodlines at every opportunity, by adopting their outcast children.
"Tayok's Base" (unattributed)



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