Starship Troopers Author:Robert A. Heinlein In one of Robert A. Heinlein's most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe-and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind's most alarming enemy.
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An excellent sci-fi war novel from the viewpoint of a grunt. This novel has very little in common with the movie of the same name. This book is more akin to "Platoon" in space than anything else. The reason is because it's essentially Heinlein retelling his experiences island-hopping during WWII with a futuristic twist. One of his best books.
I have read a couple Heinlein books now. I love his writing style. Having seen the movie, I expected the book to be similar but better. This went leaps and bounds beyond my expectations! Heinlein had a lot more to say than "Kill the bugs!"
Starship Troopers is classic Heinlein, pulpy, funny sci-fi from the golden age. It reads like a propaganda pamphlet for Heinlein's political and moral views, and he doesn't mind just banging the reader over the head with his message all the way through. But, this is a book from a time when science fiction writers were actual visionaries who charged themselves with defining the future of the human race, so I forgive him.