Two novels in one large volume, both set in the same universe as The Ship Who Sang:
The City Who Fought*: Simeon was bored with running the mining and processing station that made up his "body." If anyone was to survive, somehow he must transform his wargaming hobby into the real thing and become The City Who Fought.
The Ship Avenged: Ten years later, Joat, the eleven year old techno-demon heroine of the first novel is now an adult herself. She and her ship are on the trail of the Kolnari space raiders, trying to stop them before they can spread an infectious, mind-destroying disease among the inhabited stars and destroy civilization throughout the galaxy.
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"Anne McCaffrey and S.M. Stirling have, in The City Who Fought, combined her brain-ships and his military expertise to produce a superior book." —Chicago Sun-Times
"McCaffrey and Stirling create vivid heroes and villains in a complex and deadly game." —Publishers Weekly
"Intriguing . . . McCaffrey and Stirling have produced a book that expands the boundaries of the series to which it belongs, yet remains consistent with the cycle's overall design. Fans of both writers should be more than pleased." —Dragon
"[The Ship Avenged is a] compelling story of resourcefulness and politics in space." — Midwest Book Review*