Masters of Orion: Darwin, is the first of eight science fiction/adventure/tech-thrillers written in the style of Tom Clancy. Masters of Orion: Darwin depicts Human civilization's struggle to adapt to, cooperate with, and struggle against other advanced civilizations, while the invisible hand of Darwin subtly influences events. Like Tom Clancy vels, this vel depicts the detailed realities of science, space, and techlogy on every situation, giving a rich and graphic environment for the reader to enjoy through the life and death experiences of this international cast of characters. Each chapter heading primes the reader's anticipation by using a famous quote from history. Survival of the Fittest was never more evident than in this first vel, as Human civilization blunders into an armed conflict with the first alien species; the Zefi. Human betrayal by Humans, Human POWs surviving Zefi captivity, cyber-warfare, and intense and detailed land and space combat, are typified as both the Zefi and the Humans alternate between military victories and inter-species coexistence.