Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

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In one of Robert 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 frightening enemy.

About Robert A. Heinlein

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Robert A Heinlein is considered one of the Big Three of classic science fiction (along with Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke). Heinlein is a seven-time Hugo Award recipient and was given the first Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement. Heinlein's juveniles alone have influenced generations of scientists, engineers and creators the world over (for instance, it was once estimated that everyone in the Apollo 11 mission control room had read and loved at least one Heinlein novel). His worldwide bestsellers include "Have Space Suit--Will Travel, Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, Time Enough for Love", and "The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress".
Published November 5, 1959 by Ace. 292 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, War, Business & Economics, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Nature & Wildlife, Science & Math. Fiction

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His adventures not only include fantastic journeys through space, combats with horrifying insect enemies, and a range of bewildering maneuvers, they also extend to the battle front of his mind in which ultimately he justifies the moral validity of war as an instinctual preservation of the species.

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They complained that the film had replaced Heinlein's socio-political military philosophy with mindless bug battles.

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A classic in the genre of science fiction but also a somewhat controversial book.

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Geek Speak

I apparently have a thing for books dealing with science fiction wars with bugs.

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Horror News Net

It’s easy to get sucked into viewing the film simply as a gung-ho Hollywood blockbuster, with a US$100 million budget, big explosions, giant spaceships and thousands of Klendathu bugs, but Starship Troopers is much more satirical in its evocation of World War Two propaganda, particularly the kind...

Feb 26 2012 | Read Full Review of Starship Troopers

Rolling Stone

Of Robert Heinlein's 1959 science-fiction novel on which the film is based (only loosely, since the science that made Heinlein a sci-fi master has been replaced by Verhoeven's brand of crude sensation), let's just say that Ed Neumeir's script bears as much relation to Heinlein's book as Showgirls...

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Geek Life

When I talk about Starship Troopers, I always have to explain that while I loved the movie for what it was, there is no real way to compare it to the book other than some character names, “Apes” and lots of “Bugs.” The only other major similarity is the name “Starship Troopers.” There are a few ...

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Star Pulse

Summary:Director Paul Verhoeven (Showgirls, Total Recall) reunited many from his 1987 Robocop team for this 100-million science fiction adventure, adapted from Robert A.

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