- The galaxy's ultimate facilitator finds himself pursued by relentless enemies, while, of greater importance, there's a puzzle to be solved -
- A rescue mission to a hostile alien world turns out to be far more than it seems -
- The Celtic nation has reclaimed its homeland, forcing the English into impoverished enclaves, but hot-headed English youth isn't about to take that lying down -
- A trivial disagreement between two off-duty super soldiers out for some R&R escalates and escalates, eventually endangering an entire world -
Thirteen tales of human striving, of ingenuity, brilliance, desperate action, violence, and resolution. Thirteen tales of Conflict, of Science Fiction at its absolute best.