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Sauron Dominion

Sauron Dominion 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 1991.

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:

"Prologue" (unattributed)
"War World Economics" - (unattributed) - The HaBandari are a Havener nation descended from refugees, bandits and exiled soldiers. Their greatest strength is not just their superb military abilities, but their habit of making shrewd alliances...
"The Gates of Paradise" - Don Hawthorne - Controlling the access to the few deep valleys on Haven is vital, for only there does the air contain enough oxygen for safe childbirth.
"Maitreya and the Cyborg" - John Dalmas? - The last surviving Sauron Cyborg encounters a society that cannot be cowed by military force.
"Building a Pillar" - John LaValley? - An isolated Frystaater community on Haven must make contact with outsiders to survive; but there is too much room for potentially deadly misunderstanding.
"Aegir's Children" - Phillip Pournelle? - A seafaring society may hold the key to a new industrial age for Haven, if the Saurons don't destroy them first.
"Ceremonies at the Last Bar in the Village" - John Hartnett? - Saurons don't make allies, they conquer! But a little gesture of friendship never hurt.
"Juchi the Accursed" - Harry Turtledove - A blind old man and his teenage daughter cannot possibly be a threat to the mighty Saurons. At least, that's what they tell themselves...
"Seven Against Nûrnen" - Susan Shwartz - Seven warriors unite to take down Haven's masters, and a legend begins.
"Shame and Honor" - S. M. Stirling - A female warrior of the HaBandari must reluctantly ally with a Sauron soldier to survive in hostile territory.



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