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[Reading] ➽ Starship Troopers By Robert A. Heinlein – Webpolitics.us

Starship Troopers It Is Told Through The Eyes Of Starship Trooper Johnny Rico, From His Idealistic Enlistment In The Infantry Of The Future, Through His Rigorous Training To The Command Of His Own Platoon Of Infantrymen His Destiny Is A Galactic War Of Unlimited Violence And Destruction, In Which He And His Fellow Troopers Scour The Metal Strewn Emptiness Of Space To Hunt Down A Terrifying Enemy An Insect Life Form Which Threatens The Very Future Of Mankind About The Author Robert Anson Heinlein Was Born On July 7, 1907 In Butler, Mo The Son Of Rex Ivar And Bam Lyle Heinlein, Robert Heinlein Had Two Older Brothers, One Younger Brother, And Three Younger Sisters Moving To Kansas City, Mo., At A Young Age, Heinlein Graduated From Central High School In 1924 And Attended One Year Of College At Kansas City Community College Following In His Older Brother S Footsteps, Heinlein Entered The Navel Academy In 1925 After Contracting Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Of Which He Was Later Cured, Heinlein Retired From The Navy And Married Leslyn Macdonald Heinlein Was Said To Have Held Jobs In Real Estate And Photography, Before He Began Working As A Staff Writer For Upton Sinclair S EPIC News In 1938 Still Needing Money Desperately, Heinlein Entered A Writing Contest Sponsored By The Science Fiction Magazine Thrilling Wonder Stories Heinlein Wrote And Submitted The Story Life Line, Which Went On To Win The Contest This Guaranteed Heinlein A Future In Writing Using His Real Name And The Pen Names Caleb Saunders, Anson MacDonald, Lyle Monroe, John Riverside, And Simon York, Heinlein Wrote Numerous Novels Including For Us The Living, Methuselah S Children, And Starship Troopers, Which Was Adapted Into A Big Budget Film For Tri Star Pictures In 1997 Heinlein Died In 1988 From Emphysema And Other Related Health Problems Heinlein S Remains Were Scattered From The Stern Of A Navy Warship Off The Coast Of California.

[Reading] ➽ Starship Troopers  By Robert A. Heinlein – Webpolitics.us
  • Paperback
  • 222 pages
  • Starship Troopers
  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • English
  • 24 April 2017
  • 0340837934

    10 thoughts on “[Reading] ➽ Starship Troopers By Robert A. Heinlein – Webpolitics.us


  1. says:

    My first impulse is to dismiss it as an appalling piece of militaristic propaganda, whose one saving grace is that it s at least much better than the movie But that wouldn t be doing the book justice With all its faults, I simply loved it as a 14 year old, and I m in no way alone there Why is it so fascinating Let me start by dismissing a couple of possible theories One reviewer wonders if it s deadpan satire I suppose, when you see some of Heinlein s later books Stranger in a Strange Land My first impulse is to dismiss it as an appalling piece of militaristic propaganda, whose one saving grace is that it s at least much better than the movie But that wouldn t be doing the book justice With all its...


  2. says:

    I first read this back in early high school, maybe 26 30 years ago, and over time my memory of the book had been diluted by memories of the film and by thoughts of a similar Hugo award winning novel, The Forever War by Joe Haldeman I m glad that I re visited this one, because in the 30 years since I first read it, I changed I became a husband and a father, and significant to my appreciation of this work, went to boot camp, OCS, and Iraq From this new perspective, I think I understand and valu I first read this back in early high school, maybe 26 30 years ago, and over time my memory of the book had been diluted by memories of the film and by thoughts of a similar Hugo award winning novel, The Forever War by Joe Haldeman I m glad that I re visited this one, because in the 30 years since I first read it, I changed I became a husband and a father, and significant to my appreciation of this work, went to boot camp, OCS, and Iraq From this new perspective, I think I understand and value Heinlein s visionthan I did before This is not at all about action, and fighting bugs, it is a study of a man s compulsion to fight and or serve his country, and a discussion about our society s, and any society s responsibility to its citizens and what is best for society Like many Heinlein novels, it works well on many levels, the surface science fict...


  3. says:

    Starship Troopers is listed amongst the recommended books by the United States Air Force for a reason For those who plan on pursuing a military career, this book exhibits the very ideals upon which our current military standards are based Camaraderie, Sacrifice, and Responsibility arethan mere words to the protagonist The distinction between a fighting man and a soldier is made The distinction between a superior rank and a true officer is made Johnny Rico is a soldier inthan mer Starship Troopers is listed amongst the recommended books by the United States Air Force for a reason For those who plan on pursuing a military career, this book exhibits the very ideals upon which our current military standards are based Camaraderie, Sacrifice, and Responsibility arethan mere words to the protagonist The distinction between a fighting man and a soldier is made The distinction between a superior rank and a true officer is made Johnny Rico is a soldier inthan merely name, and the reader discovers this through this narrative.For those of you who have seen the film incarnation of this story, simply forget it It won t aid you in understanding or predicting the outcome of this book The tempo, ...


  4. says:

    I first read Starship Troopers as an impressionable teenager My dad had a lot of SF books around the house, particularly Heinlein s, and I read most of them, except the especially sexy ones that he hid from me I read several of them later and hated them But that s a different story And I have vague memories of liking this book a lot So when I decided to reread it as an adult, I was expecting some old fashioned shoot up the aliens classic pulp SF, like, say, The Puppet Masters What I go I first read Starship Troopers as an impressionable teenager My dad had a lot of SF books around the house, particularly Heinlein s, and I read most o...


  5. says:

    Starship Troopers, Robert A HeinleinStarship Troopers is a military science fiction novel by U.S writer Robert A Heinlein Written in a few weeks in reaction to the U.S suspending nuclear tests, the story was first published as a two part serial in The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction as Starship Soldier, and published as a book by G P Putnam s Sons in December 1959 The story is set in a future society ruled by a world government dominated by a military elite The first person na Starship Troopers, Robert A HeinleinStarship Troopers is a military science fiction novel by U.S writer Robert A Heinlein Written in a few weeks in reaction to the U.S suspending nuclear tests, the story was first published as a two part serial in The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction as Starship Soldier, and published as a book by G P Putnam s Sons in December 1959 The story is set in a future society ruled by a world government dominated by a military elite The first person narrative follows Juan Johnny Rico through his military service in the Mobile Infantry Rico progresses from recruit to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between humans and an alien species known as Arachnids or Bugs Interspersed with the primary plot are classroom scenes in which Rico and others discuss philosophical and moral ...


  6. says:

    Where do I even begin For starters, I should let the reader know that I m not basing my score on the politics of the book as laughable as I think they are but on the plot of the book, or rather the complete lack of a plot in the book While things do happen, some of them pretty big, Mr Heinlein has seen fit that we should not be party to any of those things Instead, he saves the most loving descriptions for daily life at boot camp Seventy, yes seventy, pages of a two hundred odd page book Where do I even begin For starters, I should let the reader know that I m not basing my score on the politics of the book as laughable as I think they are but on the plot of the book, or rather the complete lack of a plot in the book While things do happen, some of them pretty big, Mr Heinlein has seen fit that we should not be party to any of those things Instead, he saves the most loving descriptions for daily life at boot camp Seventy, yes seventy, pages of a two hundred odd page book are dedicated to boot camp Within those pages we learn the importance of food, and being able to sleep in any condition Thrill to the excitment of marching into the middle of nowhere You will weep and wail along with the officers when you hear them lament the fact that they are compelled, nay forced, to flog their men when they misbehave Honestly, you ...


  7. says:

    Find all of my reviews atNothing of value is free Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and painSince NPH is one of the reasons Starship Troopers remains a favorite film of mine, I think I ll let him express my sentiments on the paper versionI need to realize that sometimes it s okay to not read the book Starship Troopers is such a cult classic it s just soooooo bad that it somehow became great The book, on Find all of my reviews atNothing of value is free Even the breath of life is purchased at birth only through gasping effort and painSince NPH is one of the reasons Starship Troopers remains a favorite film of mi...


  8. says:

    I enjoyed this book greatly While I certainly can t be said to agree with Heinlein on every aspect of life, politics, or theologyI do appreciate where he s coming from in this book Remember it s a 1959 book, before the idiotic handling of Vietnam became apparent There are thought provoking ideas in this book even if it is considered a YA book Agree or disagree, it s a good read By the way, I must say this It s often actuallyoften than not true that a movie doesn t live up to t I enjoyed this book greatly While I certainly can t be said to agree with Heinlein on every aspect of life, politics, or theologyI do appreciate where he s coming from in this book Remember it s a 1959 book, before the idiotic handli...


  9. says:

    Big nasty communist spiders are attacking Earth and all the planets it has colonized It s a battle between man and bug, and who is to save us I ll tell you who Guys with really fucking big guns, that s who With spacesuits that make it so they can jump over buildings, and deflect bullets, and drop from spaceships to the surface of planets without getting hurt That s who These guys get dropped onto planets with their spacesuits and their big guns, and they can incinerate some little brown peo Big nasty communist spiders are attackin...


  10. says:

    UPDATED Starship Troopers was definitely a page turner and one did feel like he was on the ground with the Mobile Infantry, bouncing around killing Bugs But It was also incredibly pro war and the middle development section got a little long You remember how great Full Metal Jacket was, but that the great parts were at the very beginning and at the very end Well, I felt that this book also started and ended with adrenaline rushes but that the middle was a bit flat That being said, the reali UPDATED Starship Troopers was definitely a page turner and one did feel like he was on the ground with the Mobile Infantry, bouncing around killing Bugs But It was also incredibly pro war and the middle development section got a little long You remember how great Full Metal Jacket was, but that the great parts were at the very beginning and at the very end Well, I felt that this book also started and ended with adrenaline rushes but that the middle was a bit flat That being said, the real...

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