If you've managed to read any of my other reviews, you know I staunchly support Honor, and the military necsseties. Now, we have 1 story by DF Weber, in which he introduces the treecats as more than Honor's quizzical, mischeveous emotional guru. Learn a little something intruiging about the Harrington lineage too.. 1 story from David Drake, which starts out making me wonder if anything interesting could possibly occur, then it does. Better than the Slammers even. 1 story from SM Stirling, who may have abandoned the 5th millennium of his own creation, but writes quite well in Honor's. If SM Stirling wrote for the Peeps, and DF Weber wrote for the Manties, there'd be hell to pay on both sides, something akin to 2 of Niven & Pournelle's Motie warriors duking it out. No survivors. They're that good. Not to spoil it for you, but if things evolve from Stirlings contribution, God help the Manties. Either that, or the Peeps may actually be salvageable after all. Read it. For the warm fuzzies of the first story, the triumph of the second, or the bitter hope of the third.