Novella Double Feature 2
A new portal, caused by ionic storm activity, opens near Casserine’s fuel cell storage planet. The Vanguard, a warrior race of deadly creatures, conquering and enslaving every planet they can reach, captures a Force Cruiser by playing dead in space. They torture and kill the crew, learning the communicator technology. Their first stop of conquest: to steal the fuel cells on Casserine. The Vanguard ask who defends Casserine. A dying crewman tells them just one man, and he will kill them all. So begins a new war of the worlds.