Of Our Elaborate Plans
Victory Conditions (Vatta’s War, volume 5)
By Elizabeth Moon
2008’s Victory Conditions is the fifth and final volume in Elizabeth Moon’s Vatta’s War quintology.
Gammis Turek’s Deepspace Benevolent Association is very much at war with the local systems: if sabotage and acts of piracy did not prove this, their campaign of intimidating atrocities do. Simple self-interest would dictate that the independent governments coordinate their defensive efforts against a common foe. Regrettably, not only is there no local tradition of transnational cooperation, but some factions are convinced the DBA is not the greatest threat they face.