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Co-author Dan Cragg
Dan Cragg

Demontech, Rally Point
Starfist, Flashfire
Starfist: Force Recon, Pointblank



Author David Sherman

David Sherman


08-23-07: interviews David Sherman, author of the DemonTech series and co-author with Dan Cragg of the Starfist and Starfist: Force Recon series.

MilSciFi: “Welcome. What was your inspiration for your novels?”

Sherman: “I draw on a fair breadth of knowledge in a wide variety of topics, as well as a wide variety of experiences to create characters and the situations they find themselves in.”

MilSciFi: “Do you have any future plans for stories set in the same universe?

Sherman: “Starfist is an on-going, open-ended series with no end in sight.”

MilSciFi: “What other upcoming works are on the horizon for you?”

Sherman: “Dan Cragg and I are currently working on the 13th Starfist novel, and I have a proposal for something else in my publisher's hands”

MilSciFi: “If you had a chance to write one story just because you wanted to, and didn't have to worry about if it would sell or not, what would it be about?”

Sherman: “I make my living by writing, so I can't write something just because I want to without consideration of whether or not it will sell.”

MilSciFi: “What is your favorite story you have ever written and why?”

Sherman: “Probably _The Hunt_, a non-traditional, contemporary vampire novel.  It's only available as a download (see my website for details).”

MilSciFi: “Give us the details on your upcoming author appearances.”

Sherman: “I plan to attend Philcon in November.”

MilSciFi: “What advice would you give the aspiring military science fiction writer?”

Sherman: “Military culture is quite removed from civilian culture, so it's extremely difficult for anyone who hasn't lived in it to get it right.  And war is so far removed from any other human experience that the only way to get the people doing the fighting right is to have fought in one yourself.  Not a course of action I recommend for anyone.”

MilSciFi: “What is the one thing you find the most difficult about writing military science fiction?”

Sherman: “Not repeating myself and getting bored.  Between the books I've written on my own, and those co-authored with Dan Cragg, I've written twenty-nine novels of men at war.  After awhile it really gets difficult to come up with new ways of treating scenarios.”

MilSciFi: “Do you have a website where our readers can go to fine more information about your work?”

Sherman: “My website is"

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