All of these books are also available in multiple ebook formats. Blood Contact is also available as an audiobook, and Hangfire is scheduled to be released as an audiobook in May, 2002.* Go here for more information. If you want a freebie, you can download a free ebook of First to Fight if you have either the Adobe Ebook Reader or the Microsoft Reader.
 

 
cover Book 4: BLOOD CONTACT
A Del Rey Book
Published by Ballantine Books
Copyright 1999 by David Sherman and Dan Cragg

Cover art by Jim Burns

Book 4: BLOOD CONTACT; There are several new characters -- necessary after STEEL GAUNTLET -- and the return of a couple of characters who appeared in earlier books then disappeared, along with a major and startling new development. H. Sapiens has been traveling the spaceways for some three centuries at the time of the series, and never encountered any alien life much more intelligent than the dog. Then third platoon, Company L, 34th FIST is deployed to find out why the scientific mission set up to determine whether the planet officially known as Society 437 is worthwhile for human colonization hasn't been making its routine reports. What the Marines find is, the entire thousand person mission was horribly wiped out by someone -- or something -- unknown. Then they find out that someone is still there, and intent on killing any humans who land on Society 437.
 

 
cover Book 5: TECHNOKILL
A Del Rey Book
Published by Ballantine Books
Copyright 2000 by David Sherman and Dan Cragg

Cover art by Jean Targete

Book 5: TECHNOKILL. Dan Cragg and I got together just before Halloween, 1998 to plot the fifth book in the series. The timing somehow seemed appropriate, considering the nasty trick played on the Marines of Company L, 34th FIST this time around. This novel has some people with arms it's illegal for them to possess, dealing weapons to folks who aren't supposed to have what they're getting. The Marines are stunned by the situation -- and pretty unhappy because of how they have to deal with it. You see, another alien sentience has been discovered, an intelligent "people" a millenium behind humanity in technological development. The Marines are supposed to avoid contact with the aliens, remove the humans dealing technology to them, and (while avoiding contact) remove the technology from the aliens. Company L isn't sent to fight the aliens, they're sent to protect them.
Technokill is tentatively scheduled to be released as an audiobook in June of 2003.*


 
cover Book 6: HANGFIRE
A Del Rey Book
Published by Ballantine Books
Copyright 2000 by David Sherman and Dan Cragg

Cover art by Jean Targete

Book 6: HANGFIRE sends three Marines of third platoon, Company L, 34th FIST, on a secret mission to the mob-controlled resort world of Havanagas. Lance Corporals Claypoole and Dean, under the command of Corporal Pasquin, are to get the proof that law enforcement agents haven't been able to get to proove the mob control so the gangsters can be brought to justice. Amazon.com has a more detailed synopsis of this main plot. There are also three side-stories in Hangfire. In the first, Brigadier Sturgeon goes to Marine Corps Headquarters on Earth to resolve a problem 34th FIST has. What he learns is ominous for his Marines, and has implications for the future of humanity. In the second side-story, a pre-technological sentience on an only partially explored world is visited by the "Skinks" from Blood Contact, with disasterous results for them. The Skinks then invade Kingdom, a human occupied world. And therein lies another story.
Hangfire is scheduled to be released as an audiobook in May, 2002.*
 

*This is not a typo. Hangfire, STARFIST book 6 is scheduled to be released in audio before Technokill, STARFIST book 5. Don't ask me, I only write them.

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