Frank O'Connor was the pseudonym of Michael Francis O'Donovan, who was born into poverty in County Cork. He left school at 12; by the age of 20 he was in prison for his political activities. Afterwards he became a teacher of Irish--he believed passionately in keeping the language alive--and a librarian; he also worked in theatre, and became a vital part of the literary and political worlds of Dublin in he 1930s. He wrote short stories, novels, biography, journalism, poetry, criticism, plays, and translations from Gaelic. Censored in Ireland for his radical politics, he came to America in 1959, returning home in 1961. He died five years later of a stroke.
From the Publisher
When humanity expanded beyond the safety of Earth to new stars and horizons, they never dreamed what dangers they would encounter there. When the alien juggernaut known as the Covenant declared holy war upon the fragile human empire, millions of lives were lost-but, millions of heroes rose to the challenge. In such a far-reaching conflict, not many of the stories of these heroes, both human and alien, have a chance to become legend. This collection holds eleven stories that dive into the depths of the vast Halo universe, not only from the perspective of those who fought and died to save humanity, but also those who vowed to wipe humanity out of existence.