Starship Troopers

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Penguin, May 15, 1987 - Fiction - 352 pages
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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.
 

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Instead, I will discuss the writing style. - LibraryThing
Some people don't like his prose style. - LibraryThing
Plus, it's a darn good yarn. - LibraryThing
Heinlein is writing a philosophy here. - LibraryThing
Yet Heinlein is not writing with a blind eye. - LibraryThing

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Starship Troopers has a great first chapter, one that feeds you information about the setting and main character gradually and skillfully, without beating you over the head, and simultaneously gives ... Read full review

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Another Heinlein novel often criticized for its political point of view, but I didn't find his politics so controversial...there is something relevant and--I am sure-- attractive today in his idea ... Read full review

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Historical Note
Robert A Heinlein

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About the author (1987)

Robert Anson Heinlein was born in Missouri in 1907, and was raised there. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1929, but was forced by illness to retire from the Navy in 1934. He settled in California and over the next five years held a variety of jobs while doing post-graduate work in mathematics and physics at the University of California. In 1939 he sold his first science fiction story to Astounding magazine and soon devoted himself to the genre.

He was a four-time winner of the Hugo Award for his novels Stranger in a Strange Land (1961), Starship Troopers (1959), Double Star (1956), and The Moon is a Harsh Mistress (1966). His Future History series, incorporating both short stories and novels, was first mapped out in 1941. The series charts the social, political, and technological changes shaping human society from the present through several centuries into the future.

Robert A. Heinlein's books were among the first works of science fiction to reach bestseller status in both hardcover and paperback. he continued to work into his eighties, and his work never ceased to amaze, to entertain, and to generate controversy. By the time hed died, in 1988, it was evident that he was one of the formative talents of science fiction: a writer whose unique vision, unflagging energy, and persistence, over the course of five decades, made a great impact on the American mind.

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