Turn your eyes to the heavens and be amazed... With one small step, mankind embarked on a journey fraught with potential and danger in equal measure. In A Legacy of Stars, Danielle Ackley-McPhail delves into those same depths as humanity ventures out into the complexity of space. New worlds...dangers...marvels... Unearthly landscapes and beings that transcend alien. The conflicts of man versus, well... everything, including man. The bittersweet triumph of survival out among the stars. In eleven reprints and two never-before-published stories, explore the harsh realities and boundless possibilities of mankind let loose on the greater universe. Pirates and gypsies, elite armed forces and scientific pioneers, all faced with the horror, wonder, and unexpected challenges that life in space has to offer. Pitch battles, political intrigues, military conquest, wondrous discoveries... glimpse what it is to be human, or not, in the technological age, beyond the bounds of humanity's cradle.