Aeons have passed since Man’s first faltering journeys to the stars.  Now distant galactic clusters are home to the descendants of Old Earth. Each world, light years from its nearest neighbour, forms part of a huge island universe – Starswarm. Uneasy alliances bind the islands together, for the creatures who inhabit Starswarm were once of the race called Human. And on their brave new worlds, man’s brutal, timeless struggle for conquest still goes on.