Starship Troopers Author:Robert A. Heinlein 7 Cassettes. Hailed as one of the greatest science fiction writers of all time, Robert A. Heinlein pens fast-moving, action-packed tales. In this thrilling best-seller, he fast forwards to a controversial future world where law and order are harshly enforced, and only the ex-military can gain citizenship. Right out of high school, Johnny Rico en... more »lists in the elite fraternity of the Mobile Infantry of planet Terra, once known as Earth. After weeks of the dangerously rugged bootcamp, Johnny is looking forward to some rest and relaxation. But when horrifying communist aliens attack Terran colonies, the entire human race becomes engaged in a terrifying struggle for survival. Starship Troopers is acclaimed as a science-fiction classic and has been made into a popular motion picture. Intergalactic war and daring invasions explode from the pages with narrator George Wilsons dramatic performance« less
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!"