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Starfist: Firestorm by David Sherman & Dan Cragg
Review by Ernest Lilley
Del Rey Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345460561
Date: 26 June 2007 List Price $21.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

In the classic SF film Aliens, a company of Marines is sent out on a mission, and one of them has the presence of mind to ask "Is this going to be a stand-up fight, Sir, or another bug-hunt?" They were on a bug-hunt. Unfortunately for us, in Firestorm, the twelfth in the Starfist Mil-SF series is it's a stand-up fight against a planet-full of colonists who think that while humanity is fighting a bug-war against the alien Skinks, it's be a good time to mount a war of their own...against the Confederation of Human Worlds. The greatest danger facing the Marines of the 34th FIST turns out to be the Army General in command of the mission, whose disregard for them shows an unbalanced mind at best.

From official release/information:

From publicity material: It's the 25th Century, and humans have settled across the galaxy. But then the Skinks, aliens bent on destroying humanity, appeared. In Starfist: Flashfire, the Confederation of Human Worlds moved to bolster its far-flung defenses against this alien menace, providing the perfect opportunity for an insurrection to break out closer to home. So it falls to the Marines of the 34th FIST to try to defend a base against overwhelming odds, with little hope of reinforcement. (This is 12th in the military SF series)

(Source: Del Rey)

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