Starfist Headquarters is a fan site for the Starfist series, and consists
primarily of a discussion forum. Visit the Starfist Forum.
Starfist is a series of military science fiction novels set in the 25th century and
written from the viewpoint of the men of the Confederation of Human Worlds Marine Corps
34th FIST (Fleet Initial Strike Team) and later the men (and women) in the spin-off series
Starfist: Force Recon.
As of June 2010, the StarFist series comprises 14 novels written by David Sherman
and Dan Cragg. An additional spinoff series of three books by the same authors, entitled
StarFist: Force Recon, was started in 2005 with the publication of Backshot.
Unfortunately, after the publication of the novel Double Jeopardy the
publisher decided to cease publishing new Starfist novels, even though the
entire series remains in print and continues to sell. Largely because of this decision
the activity level of the Starfist Headquarters discussion forum has decreased greatly.
We would welcome a reversal of Del Rey's decision regarding Starfist, but this is
unlikely to happen.
David Sherman was a corporal in the United States Marine Corps. While a Marine he
served in the peace time infantry, a tour as a military policeman, and fought in Vietnam.
After his departure from the U.S. Marine Corps he moved to Philadelphia where he studied
at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He had a brief stint as a sculptor,
winning awards for his work. He began writing in 1983, and his first book, Knives
in the Night, a novel based on his experiences in Viet Nam, was published in 1987.
Altogether, as of June 2007, Sherman has published 26 novels, including 15 with Dan Cragg.
He lives in southern Florida, and continues to write full-time.
Dan Cragg was a non-commissioned officer in the United States Army, serving for
twenty-two years with eleven years in overseas stations, with five and half of
them in Vietnam; at retirement Cragg was a Sergeant Major. He is also a writer of
military non-fiction, including Inside the VC and NVA' and many others based around
the Vietnam War. He lives in Virginia, and has largely retired from writing.