The Star Wolf
series of novels by David Gerrold
is centered on the star ship Star Wolf
and its crew. The Star Wolf
is a "Liberty Ship," officially designated the LS-1187. Plagued by misfortune throughout the series, without any confirmed kills to its credit, it was denied a name by Command.
The main antagonists are the members of the Morthan Solidarity
, originally a group of genetically improved humans.
"Voyage..." explains that while a rational mind would have tried to improve rationality in genetic modifications, humans improved self-preservation and physical attributes. Sociologically, they were educated not to be a subspecies
, but a superspecies
of humanity. Their name is a neologism from "more-than". 1,500 years prior to "Voyage of the Star Wolf", the most aggressive and highly evolved Morthans broke away from the human sphere and invented a highly-ritualised culture far from human-inhabited space, genetically improving every generation in comparison to the last. It is rumoured in "Voyage..." that reproduction
is exclusively through artificial wombs; as the Morthans are said to waste nothing and allocate ressources to maximum effect, it is speculated that Morthans would consider it wasteful to bread a woman when for the same investment, they could also get a full warrior.
A full-blown war erupts in the course of "Voyage of the Star Wolf", as the Morthan Solidarity starts an offensive against the... Read More