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Starfist: Technokill: Book 5 (Starfist #5)

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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 Conf ...more
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Published January 1st 2003 by Random House, Inc. (first published January 8th 2000)
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Per Gunnar
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 an
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Joshua
May 09, 2014 Joshua rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read Technokill by David Sherman. Sherman was writing to entertain his readers. I know this because he tells a story that he came up. The theme of the book is: Just because politicians have power, does not mean they can get away with crimes they organize. The villain is a politician that organizes a smuggling operation of valuable gems on a planet inhabited by a bird-man race with pre-stone age technology.
The story is told in narrative because of the chronological order of events that happe
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I.F. Adams
Space marines. IN SPACE. Semi-novel premise (If you've never seen star trek.... or read any sci-fi) of preventing high-technology from falling into primitive alien hands. Not bad, but a bit of a snooze at points with the typically overdone combat. But hey, they've done something right, I've now paid for 5 of the books.
Jim
Mar 26, 2010 Jim rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kind of strange story. Not too sure why the Marines were called in to stop some smugglers that the Navy could have handled by destroying their starship in the first place. 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.
David Dail
In the middle of it right now but I am spending a lot more time reading about the bad guys than I am about the marines that I have developed a liking for, action is a little slower paced.
Robert
Jan 08, 2011 Robert rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ahhhh what a way to go a gas pit of waste ewww.
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David Sherman has been a Marine and a sculptor. He writes science fiction and military novels.

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