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by David Sherman

eBook Technokill (Starfist, Book 5) epub
  • ISBN: 0345435915
  • Author: David Sherman
  • Genre: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Del Rey; 1st Printing edition (August 1, 2000)
  • ePUB size: 1574 kb
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CAUTION! Any book written by Dan Cragg and David Sherman is bound to be addictive, and this is the first in what promises to be a great adventure series. First to Fight is rousing, rugged, and just plain fun.

CAUTION! Any book written by Dan Cragg and David Sherman is bound to be addictive, and this is the first in what promises to be a great adventure series. The authors have a deep firsthand knowledge of warfare, an enthralling vision of the future, and the skill of veteran writers. Fans of military fiction, science fiction, and suspense will all get their money's worth, and the novel is so well done it will appeal to general readers as well. It's fast, realistic, moral, and a general hoot.

14 primary works, 14 total works. Book 2. School of Fire. Book 1. First to Fight.

I would have had more conflicts in the book, but I expect nothing less quality of a story by Sherman form his Star-Fist Series. Mar 18, 2010 Jim rated it liked it. Kind of strange story. Little far-fetched having a planet with an intelligent species of birds. Really had to dig to find something they had that was valuable to smugglers.

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A terrifying secret, an evil coterie of ruthless masterminds, a murderous battle of cunning and deadly skill-it's time to send in the Marines!After the Confederation makes a shocking discovery on an alien world, a nefarious band of opportunists from the highest echelons of power plot to steal the vast riches for themselves.

Starfist: Technokill. Book V. David Sherman and Dan Cragg. David Sherman is a former US Marine and the author of eight novels about Marines in Vietnam, where he served as an infantryman and as a member of a Combined Action Platoon

Starfist: Technokill. David Sherman is a former US Marine and the author of eight novels about Marines in Vietnam, where he served as an infantryman and as a member of a Combined Action Platoon. He is also the author of the military fantasy series Demontech. More from David Sherman. Dan Cragg enlisted in the . Army in 1958 and retired with the rank of sergeant major twenty-two years later.

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Starfist, Book 3. By: Dan Cragg, David Sherman. Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd. Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins. love the book, audio lacking. By Mpknight443 on 11-02-18. By: David Sherman, Dan Cragg. Narrated by: John Bedford Lloyd

Starfist, Book 3. Length: 2 hrs and 9 mins.

A terrifying secret, an evil coterie of ruthless masterminds, a murderous battle of cunning and deadly skill—it’s time to send in the Marines!After the Confederation makes a shocking discovery on an alien world, a nefarious band of opportunists from the highest echelons of power plot to steal the vast riches for themselves. Along with the ability to crush any resistance, these moguls possess spacecraft, unlimited resources, and a deadly arsenal of cutting-edge weapons.The only one without a price tag is the Confederation president. Now she is sending Gunnery Sergeant Bass, the men of third platoon, and a single special agent to expose the shadowy figures behind the corruption. And so, on an obscure planet, home to unimaginable treasure and an unsettling species, the toughest fighters in Human Space confront their fiercest battle. For there will be no losers in this war, only the triumphant, the dead, and the vanished . . .
Comments: (7)
Mezilabar
This book in the Starfist series was not exactly the strongest card in the deck. Actually I was somewhat disappointed. The title, as well as the book blurb, led me to believe that this would be some high-tech action but actually it’s quite the opposite.

The bad guys do not really have any cutting edge weapons. The planet the marines go to are inhabited buy a primitive alien presence and, thanks to a directive not to expose modern technology to the aliens, the marines are given minimal weaponry and technical support. Not exactly what I expected.

As a matter of fact, the biggest obstacle for the marines is probably the a..hole scientist that commands the research station in orbit around the planet. The entire book is more of a police intervention against a bunch of smugglers than anything else.

The fact that the authors have ventured into languages they do not seem to understand (not the first time) doesn’t help. For instance a space ship called Marquis de Rien which roughly translates into Marquis Nothing? Maybe it was meant to be funny but I didn’t really get the fun part in that case.

Okay, it wasn’t a really really bad book and I did enjoy reading it but it was really not up to the standard of the other books in the series that I’ve read so far.
Querlaca
I quite enjoyed this book, but it had a few sad points and some awful things were done by a character or two who thought they had the right to do things regardless of whether it was good or not. I won't bore you with a plot summary as I know other reviewers are fond of doing that. I liked most of the newer characters in this book, except, of course, for the few you're probably not supposed to like. If you liked the previous books in the series, you should like this one, I think. Give it a shot because I don't think you'll be disappointed. I know some of the reviewers are not fond of some of this series, so far, but I think some people expect too much from fiction and want it to be something other than light entertainment, when it's probably not supposed to be or intended to be anything else. People have different tastes, however, so I don't hold it against them. This book might mildly disturb people who are very fond of animals in parts, just to let anyone reading this know, especially if they are intelligent animals. Have at it! It's quite a ride in more ways than one.
Nenayally
After reading the first four books of the series and encountering a universe where humanity is the only sentience, until the last volume, it was surprising to find more aliens in the very next installment from a completely new planet. It was surprising but nicely handled.

This time the jarheads are sent to an ultra secret planet to fight smugglers. The existence of this planet is known to only a few at the highest levels of government because the natives there are intelligent but very far behind humanity in terms of development. Think in terms of nomadic hoards. There is a sort of "Prime Directive" at work in which the decision has been made to let the culture develop naturally. There are a few problems with this. The natives produce some extremely valuable gemstones which makes smuggling worthwhile and the head scientist is doing nasty experiments on the natives. When the marines are sent in to stop things, they have their hands full.

Instead of being action packed, this book spends more time on story development. That didn't bother me but those who don't want the shooting to cease may be a bit disappointed.

I would have given this book a fifth start where it not for one thing. It seems in many places to be temporally disjointed. There is a perception that some of the narrative is out of order. Sometimes it was a minor matter of the difficulty of telling two simultaneous stories. Other times it was more distracting in that I thought I was reading of subsequent events when actually I was reading of prior ones.
Roru
Fans of rough and tumble action should look elsewhere. The back of the book says "the toughest fighters in Human Space confront their fiercest battle." which is stretching things quite a bit. Basically out of 346 pages there is a 6 page fight with the aliens (who use clubs and 22-caliber rifles!) and a 13 page assault on a spaceship. The whole spaceship sequence was really a dissapointment as the setup was great: a desperate band of pirates, a heavily modified ship with unknown defenses, but with the exception of the bridge the whole ship was taken in 4 pages - and this is most of the big climax to the book!
Obviously the focus of this book in the series is not on combat. It is much more about the characters and the aliens, who are well fleshed out and believable. I tend to prefer action stories which may be why I am harsh on this one, but I also like happy endings with the good guys winning..which makes this one tough for me...I'm trying not to give away too much here, and although it may be more realistic, the whole ending wasn't satisfying to me. The issue with the scientists never was resolved, the issue with Captain Coronado wasn't resolved to my satisfaction and the issue with Corporal Doyle - a very interesting character sure didn't sit well with me...but then I prefer Disney'ish happy endings..so take what I say with a grain of salt.
With all that you may think I didn't like it at all.. not the case, it was a good read, just slower than others, and a lot more info about the universe around the marines, the government, the lives of the pirates and especially the aliens. It wasalso cool that it was specifically a believable sequel to Book 4, with everyone still wandering around wondering about the aliens in that book.
But my interest is primarily action and fighting with cool futuristic weapons. I want my heroes down on the ground slugging it out with the bad guys. Here the Marines don't arrive at the planet until page 148 and really, the whole problem could have been resolved with a couple of knock-out gas bombs - which I would imagine the 25th century Marines have. I'm hoping the next book in the series will have more action....
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