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Publication Order of Starfist Books

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Publication Order of Starfist: Force Recon Books

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Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Soldier's Prize (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars: Clone Wars Books

Star Wars: Shatterpoint (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shatterpoint (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cestus Deception (By: Steven Barnes) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jedi Trial (With: David Sherman) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Guide to Military Installations (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
Top Sergeant (With: William G. Bainbridge) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Generals in Muddy Boots (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Williams-Ford Texas A&M University Military History Books

Inside the VC and the NVA (With: Michael Lee Lanning) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sappers in the Wire: The Life and Death of Firebase Mary Ann (By: Keith William Nolan) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Star Wars Legends Books

Splinter of the Mind's Eye (By: Alan Dean Foster) (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Han Solo Adventures (By: Brian Daley) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Adventures of Lando Calrissian (By: L. Neil Smith) (1983)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Courtship of Princess Leia (By: Dave Wolverton) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Truce at Bakura (By: Kathy Tyers) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Crystal Star (By: Vonda N. McIntyre) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children of the Jedi (By: Barbara Hambly) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
We Don't Do Weddings (By: Kathy Tyers) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darksaber (By: Kevin J. Anderson) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
The New Rebellion (By: Kristine Kathryn Rusch) (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Planet of Twilight (By: Barbara Hambly) (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
I, Jedi (By: Michael A. Stackpole) (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tales from the New Republic (By: Peter Schweighofer,Patricia A. Jackson,Craig Carey) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Rogue Planet (By: Greg Bear) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darth Maul's Revenge (By: Eric Arnold) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cloak of Deception (By: James Luceno) (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darth Maul Shadow Hunter (By: Michael Reaves) (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jango Fett: Bounty Hunter (By: Eric Arnold,Valerie Reckert) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Approaching Storm (By: Alan Dean Foster) (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Forest Apart (By: Troy Denning) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Tatooine Ghost (By: Troy Denning) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shatterpoint (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Ruins of Dantooine (By: Voronica Whitney-Robinson,W. Haden Blackman) (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cestus Deception (By: Steven Barnes) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Survivor's Quest (By: Timothy Zahn) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fool's Bargain (By: Timothy Zahn) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Jedi Trial (With: David Sherman) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Yoda: Dark Rendezvous (By: Sean Stewart) (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
Labyrinth of Evil (By: James Luceno) (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Outbound Flight (By: Timothy Zahn) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dark Lord: The Rise of Darth Vader (By: James Luceno) (2006)Description / Buy at Amazon
Allegiance (By: Timothy Zahn) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ready, Set, Podrace! (By: Simon Beecroft) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Star (By: Steve Perry,Michael Reaves) (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Millennium Falcon (By: James Luceno) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Luke Skywalker and the Shadows of Mindor (By: Matthew Woodring Stover) (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
Death Troopers (By: Joe Schreiber) (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crisis on Coruscant , #4) (By: Jonathan Green) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crosscurrent (By: Paul S. Kemp) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Red Harvest (By: Joe Schreiber) (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
Choices of One (By: Timothy Zahn) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadow Games (By: Michael Reaves,Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Riptide (By: Paul S. Kemp) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Knight Errant (By: John Jackson Miller) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Shadows of the Empire (By: Steve Perry) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Lost Tribe of the Sith (By: John Jackson Miller) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winner Lose All (By: Timothy Zahn) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scourge (By: Jeff Grubb) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Maul: Lockdown (By: Joe Schreiber) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Darth Plagueis (By: James Luceno) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
Scoundrels (By: Timothy Zahn) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Kenobi (By: John Jackson Miller) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Crucible (By: Troy Denning) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Into the Void: Dawn of the Jedi (By: Tim Lebbon) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon

Dan Cragg
Dan Cragg was born in Rochester, New York on September 6, 1939. From 1958 until 1980, he served in the United States Army, and retired with the rank of sergeant major. Dan served two tours of duty in Vietnam, 1962-63 and 1965-69, along with tours of duty in South Korea, Germany, and Italy.

Then from 1985 until 2003, he worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Washington, DC as a management analyst; member, Fairfax County History Commission, 1997-2003; auxiliary police officer, Fairfax County PD, 1996-2002.

During his tour of duty in the US Army, he received, among other awards, the Vietnam Armed Forces Honor Medal and the Vietnam Service Medal, with eleven campaign stars.

“First to Fight” is the first novel in the “Starfist” series and was released in 1997. Stranded in this hellish alien desert, stripped of their strategic systems, quick reaction force, and supporting arms, and just carrying one day’s worth of water, Marine Staff Sergeant Charlie Bass and his seven man team are faced with a grim future seventy-five light-years from their home.

The one thing between his Marines and safety was eighty-five miles of waterless and uncharted terrain and two thousand bloodthirsty savages with their state-of-the-art weapons in their hands and murder on their minds.

However this enemy did not reckon on the warrior cunning of Marines’ Marine Charlie Bass and the bravery of the few good men that would follow this man anywhere. Even to death.

“School of Fire” is the second novel in the “Starfist” series and was released in 1998. Betrayal, murder, and combat at the edge of human space.

Deployed out to assist the oligarchs of Wanderjahr in putting a rebellion down which threatens this planet’s economic and political stability, these Marines have to fight two wars at the same time. One against the well-led and resourceful guerrillas and another with the well entrenched police bureaucracy.

However who’s the real enemy and who can actually be trusted? On Wanderjahr, nothing is like it appears (not even the animal life), and everybody’s got his own agenda. Inexorably, the Marines of the 34th FIST are drawn deeper and deeper into the politics of this world where terror, murder, and betrayal are the accepted methods of government, and everybody is ripe for an old-fashioned butt kicking.

“Steel Gauntlet” is the third novel in the “Starfist” series and was released in 1998. It is the 25th century, however the Marines have still been looking for a few good men.

After the resource rich planet of Diamunde gets seized by the armed forces of industrialist Marston St. Cyr, the Confederation Marines face their most desperate of battles to date against the mechanized forces of this bloody usurper. Promised a walkover by the military planners, but instead the Marines have to run a gauntlet of steel, with weaponry that is centuries out of date.

In order for the Confederation’s invasion army to seize this planet, the Marine FISTs have to first secure a planethead against St. Cyr’s much bigger forces which are equipped with far superior weapons. Together with their outgunned comrades, the Marines of 34th FIST (Fleet Initial Strike Team) have to do the impossible. Or die.

“Blood Contact” is the fourth novel in the “Starfist” series and was released in 1999. Through three whole centuries of interstellar travel, intelligent alien life-forms had never once been encountered. Until now.

When this scientific team exploring some obscure planet fails to make its regular communications check, the Marines from the third platoon get sent in to investigate. They prepare for a routine rescue operation, however what they end up finding on Society 437 is a horror that defies any description. Just a handful of ragtag pirates that were in the wrong place at the worst of times survived, and there is little trace of the scientists.

What happened to the scientists? And why have the pirates been spared? Gunnery Sergeant Bass and the men from the third platoon are about to find out, and the answer carries with it a horrifying implication for the Marines, and the entire human race.

“Technokill” is the fifth novel in the “Starfist” series and was released in 2000. An evil coterie of ruthless masterminds, a horrifying secret, a murderous battle of cunning and lethal skill. It is time to send the Marines in.

After the Confederation makes a stunning find on some alien world, this nefarious group of opportunists from the highest echelons of power are plotting to steal the vast riches for themselves. Along with the ability to crush any resistance, these moguls possess unlimited resources, spacecraft, and a lethal arsenal of cutting edge weapons.

The only one that doesn’t come with a price tag is the Confederation’s president. Now she’s sending Gunnery Sergeant Bass, the men of the third platoon, and one special agent to expose the shadowy figures behind this corruption. And so, one this obscure planet, which is home to unimaginable treasure and this unsettling species, the toughest of fighters in Human Space face off against their fiercest of battles. For there will be no losers in this war, just the triumphant, the vanished, and the dead.

“Backshot” is the first novel in the “Starfist: Force Recon” series and was released in 2005. Jorge Lavager (charismatic leader of the mysterious Union of Margelan), is ferociously guarding this agricultural research facility on the planet Atlas. What this facility is concealing is going to prove whether Lavager is an idealist that seeks to unify Atlas under this banner of freedom and prosperity, or is just a tyrant that aims to control all of Human Space.

The Marines of Fourth Force Recon’s second platoon get dispatched to Atlas in order to uncover the truth. They’ll need to sneak past state-of-the-art surveillance equipment that is barring unlawful entry to this planet and land in this desolate area miles away from their target. And should they find lethal new weapons rather than legit research, the 36 Marines are supposed to seize the compound, which is guarded by armed-to-the-teeth and merciless soldiers, and destroy all of it. However what this recon team finds on Atlas sets this chain of events off which will force some tough choices on these Marines, and end in quite the deadly surprise.

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