Robert A. Heinlein
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In Robert A. Heinlein’s controversial bestseller, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the Universe—and into battle against mankind’s most alarming enemy.
JOIN THE ARMY AND SEE THE UNIVERSE
The historians can’t seem to settle whether to call this one “The Third Space War” (or the fourth), or whether “The First Interstellar War” fits it better. The soldiers just call it “The Bug War.” Everything up to then and still later were “incidents,” “patrols,” or “police actions.”
In the Mobile Infantry, everybody fights. But you're just as dead if you buy the farm in an “incident” as you are if you buy it in a declared war...
“A classic…If you want a great military adventure, this one is for you.”—All SciFi
Heinlein's Outstanding Creation
Although many would consider some other work as Heinlein's best novel, it is Starship Troopers that snaps a reader out of reading for the "what", and into reading for the "why". A brisk novel, compatriots with Card's "Ender's Game" and Steakley's "Armor", it explores science fiction in setting and device, but it's philosophical musings stand out clear and concise in a muddled sea of bland and abstract essays on the human condition in recent and elder novels. Must be read by anyone, it asks you to wonder why, and to investigate why as truth is reasoned by the synthesis of truths blended with the impossible.
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.
Surprisingly good book
Really enjoyed this book and I highly recommend it.