**All five stories collected in this volume have been previously published in various collections, novels and anthologies, including Forge and Steel, Planetary Assault, First Conquest, Desolator: Conquest, and Jerry Pournelle's There Will Be War X.**
Earth and her solar system are under continuous attack by an empire of a thousand worlds. The enemy's living ships spread inexorably from star to star, reproducing along the way. The only thing standing in their way are the men and women of EarthFleet and their Fleet Marine brothers- and sisters-in-arms.
But soon, EarthFleet will launch its own counterattack, a desperate bid to conquer an enemy star system and turn the tide of war. Leading the assault will be Sergeant Major Jill "Reaper" Repeth, Lieutenant Joseph "Bull" ben Tauros, Admiral Henrich Absen, and Commander Vincent Markis, all ready to lay their lives on the line to preserve the lives and freedom of a fragile humanity.
This is the world of Plague Wars: Stellar Conquest, a science fiction saga spanning sixteen novels and several shorter stories.