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Starship Troopers (original 1959; edition 1987)

by Robert A. Heinlein

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Title:Starship Troopers
Authors:Robert A. Heinlein
Info:Ace (1987), Edition: Reissue, Paperback, 272 pages
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Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (1959)

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  kewlgeek | Jun 30, 2015 |
Another Heinlein novel often criticized for its political point of view, but I didn't find his politics so controversial...there is something relevant and--I am sure-- attractive today in his idea that one must take responsibility for a society if one is to exercise the right to vote or govern. Unfortunately, the political discourses in this novel did get tedious in this novel. What I think gets lost in arguments over Heinlein's political philosophy is his protagonist being an ethnic minority character--I certainly did not remember this from my first reading of the book, decades ago. I also wonder too what extent Heinlein's "Bugs" inspired Orson Scott Card. ( )
  nmele | Apr 27, 2015 |
Leave it to a former Navy man to botch a sci-fi novel about Army pukes. Heinlein managed to write the most boring military novel ever! This was terrible and I regret wasting the time on it. ( )
  jimocracy | Apr 18, 2015 |
A macho classic. Somewhat provocative, but I wouldn't recommend it to folks who aren't already fans. ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Apr 14, 2015 |
Everyone goes down! Everyone fights!
  Hack | Jan 18, 2015 |
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To "Sarge" Arthur George Smith - SOLDIER, CITIZEN, SCIENTIST - AND TO ALL SERGEANTS ANYWHERE WHO HAVE LABORED TO MAKE MEN OUT OF BOYS. R.A.H.
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I always get the shakes before a drop.
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Anyone who clings to the historically untrue-and thoroughly immoral-doctrine that 'violence never settles anything' I would advise to conjure up the ghosts of Napoleon Bonaparte and of the Duke of Wellington and let them debate it. The ghost of Hitler could referee, and the jury might well be the Dodo, the Great Auk, and the Passenger Pigeon. Violence, naked force, has settled more issues in history than has any other factor, and contrary opinion is wishful thinking at its worst. Breeds that forget this basic truth have always paid for it with their lives and freedom.
"The noblest fate that a man can endure is to place his own mortal body betwen his loved home and war's desolation."
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0441783589, Mass Market Paperback)

Juan Rico signed up with the Federal Service on a lark, but despite the hardships and rigorous training, he finds himself determined to make it as a cap trooper. In boot camp he will learn how to become a soldier, but when he graduates and war comes (as it always does for soldiers), he will learn why he is a soldier. Many consider this Hugo Award winner to be Robert Heinlein's finest work, and with good reason. Forget the battle scenes and high-tech weapons (though this novel has them)--this is Heinlein at the top of his game talking people and politics.

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With Earth embroiled in a vast interplanetary war with the "Bugs," a young recruit in the Federal Reserves relates his experiences training in boot camp and as a junior officer in the Terran Mobile Infantry.

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