By David Sherman, Dan Cragg
With its down and soiled depiction of struggle written via males who be aware of what it’s prefer to be less than fireplace, the Starfist saga is a runaway good fortune throughout the US. Now, within the explosive new Starfist experience, choked with fierce motion and hazard, Marines at conflict in destiny house locate themselves pitted opposed to a faceless, insatiable foe bent on destroying them. And that’s only for starters.
How undesirable is the approaching venture dealing with the battle-hardened Marines of thirty fourth Fleet preliminary Strike staff (FIST), the military’s unofficial alien first-contact strength? undesirable sufficient to make the brass take the extraordinary step of issuing thirty fourth FIST replacements for strive against losses sooner than the Marines even depart their domestic base.
In reaction to a sequence of unexplained deaths on a lonely outpost at the frontiers of human area, thirty fourth FIST has been dispatched to investigate–and eradicate– the matter. past that, the data on hand to Gunnery Sergeant Charlie Bass and his males is meager even via Marine criteria. not anyone is aware what awaits them, for the newly colonized global is still mostly unexplored. that implies thirty fourth FIST can anticipate creatures they've got by no means obvious, or maybe heard of, less educated for. it may be Skink acid shooters, will be whatever, for the barren station has numerous secrets–all of them deadly.
But the very last thing those Marines look forward to finding is themselves in the midst of an invasion and a mysterious war–with none except thirty fourth FIST as Enemy no 1. no matter what occurs, they’ll take care of it, simply because they’re Marines, made up our minds to be prepared . . . and to offer worse than they get.
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Extra resources for A World of Hurt (Starfist, Book 10)
But Ballard only nods. " * They call it a squid; a jet-propelled cylinder about a meter long, with a headlight at the front end and a towbar at the back. Clarke, floating between Beebe and the seabed, checks it over with one hand. Her other hand grips a sonar pistol. She points the pistol into blackness; ultrasonic clicks sweep the night, give her a bearing. "That way," she says, pointing. Ballard squeezes down on her own squid's towbar. The machine pulls her away. After a moment Clarke follows.
She wonders if anyone's watching her now. Probably not; at least, nobody human. They'll have some machine, tireless and dispassionate, something that watches with relentless attention as she works or shits or gets herself off. It will be programmed to call flesh and blood if she does anything interesting. Interesting. Who defines that parameter? Is it strictly in keeping with the nature of the experiment, or has someone programmed more personal tastes on the side? Does anyone else get off when Lenie Clarke does?
STARFISH 40 PETER W ATTS Did I say something wrong? Clarke wonders. "Outside is hardly any better, you know," Ballard says. "Outside is even worse! " Somehow, her tone has turned accusing. Clarke shrugs. "No, you don't," Ballard is speaking slowly now. Her voice drops to a whisper: "You actually like it out there. " Reluctantly, Clarke nods. "Yeah. " "But it's so — the rift can kill you, Lenie. It can kill us. A hundred different ways. " "I don't know. I don't think about it much. " Ballard cries.
A World of Hurt (Starfist, Book 10) by David Sherman, Dan Cragg