Author(s): Mark Latham
They said there were no monsters. But there are. It is the 23rd Century. Across the cold void of space, alien monsters prey on humanity: infesting generation-ships, destroying colonies, and transforming humans into hosts for their foul spoor. From the insectoid hive-beasts of Klaatu, to the xenomorphic parasites of the outer rim, this book contains the sum total of human knowledge of the myriad forms of alien menace; where to find them...and how to kill them. In this guide you will find details of mankind's greatest champions, the marines of STAR Industries. With their state-of-the-art technology and advanced combat tactics developed over a century of warfare, the STAR marines battle the alien, wherever it may strike.
A 'factual' future history of the 23rd century Marine Corp, and their struggles against the monstrous aliens that threaten humanity's expansion in outer space.
Mark Latham is a writer, editor and games designer from Staffordshire, UK. After graduating with an MA in English literature from the University of Sheffield, Mark went on to become the editor of White Dwarf magazine, and then the managing editor of Games Workshop's games development team, before finally becoming a full-time author of novels, short stories and games. A keen amateur historian, Mark is fascinated by the nineteenth century, leading to the production of the popular tabletop games Legends of the Old West, Trafalgar and Waterloo for Warhammer Historical. Darren Tan grew up drawing spaceships, dinosaurs and the stuff of his imagination, which was fuelled by movies and computer games. Following a brief stint in 3D animation, Darren now works as a digital concept artist at Imaginary Friends Studios and is enjoying getting paid for his hobby. *RU-MOR studied Fine Arts at the University of Seville, Spain specializing and working on artwork restoration. These days she combines her work as a miniaturist with her work as a freelance illustrator. *RU-MOR was born in Tarragona, Spain. She studied Fine Arts at the University of Seville, specializing and working on artwork restoration. She began her professional career in 2000, sculpting historical, fantasy and science-fiction miniatures. These days she combines her work as a miniaturist with her work as a freelance illustrator. She has provided illustrations for various Spanish RPGs, books and card games since 2009, as well as for historical themed publications.
Introduction / The Alien Menace: Know Thy Foe, Infamous Infestations, The Ongoing Threat / STAR Industries Marines: Origins, Organisation, Tactical Remit, Weapons and Wargear / Tactical Manual: Planet-side Surgical Strikes, Deep Space Boarding Actions, Defensive Actions, Open War /Conclusion