Robert A. Heinlein
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In Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial Hugo Award-winning bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy...
Johnnie Rico never really intended to join up—and definitely not the infantry. But now that he’s in the thick of it, trying to get through combat training harder than anything he could have imagined, he knows everyone in his unit is one bad move away from buying the farm in the interstellar war the Terran Federation is waging against the Arachnids.
Because everyone in the Mobile Infantry fights. And if the training doesn’t kill you, the Bugs are more than ready to finish the job...
“A classic…If you want a great military adventure, this one is for you.”—All SciFi
One of the greats.
Don't let the awful movie deter you. They even left out the book's greatest invention: the suits. Filled with classic Heinlein politics and short enough to read in a single sitting, this is a must have. It's All Quiet on the Western Front in space.
The movie is a farce!
Not to sound like a librarian, but the book is magnitudes better than the movie. Not only did the movie leave out the suits, but left out the other enemy and (imaginative) weaponry (the grenades dropped me - I had to pause reading for minutes to laugh). After reading the book, I realized the book/movie comparison is similar to comparing Dune (the novel) to the older Dune movie (there is no contest).
One of the greatest fiction books
Starship troopersis arguably one of the best books ever written not only in scifi, but fiction generally. Thoughts on human organization make an integral part of the plot, while the concept of duty is definitly orth noting in the modern individualistic world.