Orion Among the Stars is the first Orion novel set entirely in the future. Orion leads a band of cloned soldiers in a galactic civil war that pits Creator against Creator. In this novel Orion is again out of place, but this time he does not have the advantage of his understanding of the future to help him in his battles.
The story's action is just as strong as the previous 4 Orion books, but Bova introduces some unique new ideas in this book, such as cloned soldiers who are frozen between battles and do not have the rights one would expect human beings to have. In one interesting sequence Orion is arguing with an old time Army officer that the soldiers deserve a batter life, while the officer cannot get over the idea that they were cloned to be warriors and they are somewhat less than human. Obviously, this parallels Orion's own existence.