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Starship TroopersThe 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 We just call it “The Bug War Everything up to A great work of science fictionThis 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 fiction and then the deeper complicated voice of the storyteller speaking from his own experienceThis is a controversial book Criticized for espousing a militaristic maybe fascist ideal Heinlein was also criticized from the other side for his own lack of combat experience This book inspires strong emotions At the end of the day it was a fine book another excellent genre transcending work from Heinlein

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Ebook ↠ Starship Troopers 335 pages ↠ Robert a. heinlein ↠ 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 We just call it “The Bug War Everything up to then and still later were incidents patrols or policThen and still later were incidents patrols or police actions However you are just as dead if you buy the farm in an incident as you are if you buy it in a declared warIn one of Robert A Heinlein? 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 actually often than not true that a movie doesn't live up to the book In this case that would be like saying the Atlantic Ocean isn't exactly like Death Valley If your only experience with Starship Troopers is the movie of that name then you don't know anything about this book excepting the names of a few characters The characters in the movie don't resemble the characters in the book The universe and governmental structure in the movie doesn't resemble that of the book The main science fiction hook of the book isn't even present in the movie When you saw the movie some of you may have noticed a flaw in the soundtrack a whirring noise That was Robert A Heinlein spinning in his grave at high speed The movie by the same name as this book is so spectacularly bad compared to the book I sometimes wonder if wasn't an intentional hit piece Sosee the movie if you will but PLEASE don't confuse it with or miss the book The book is or less a YA bookthen called a teen book an easy and uick readand FAR FAR superior to the travesty of movie by the same name By the way my late wife summed up a lot about the movie when she observed it should have been calledBug Blasters Update They have been playing this thing the movie by the same name as this bookon several TV channels lately AD NAUSEAMit seems to be on almost every time I check the listings on the idiot box So since there seems to be a new push to legitimize this grotesue cinematographic attempt at science fiction I'm forced to revisit my review here Yes this is a YA or as it was called at the time a teen bookbut it's a good one Let me emphasize again the movie doesn't even resemble the book except in that the enemy vaguely resembles the one in the book the movie uses 6 legged insect type life forms the book refers to them as arachnids giant spider life forms and they use some of the same character names But the world the novel takes place in the actual characters the nature of the government the way the military worksit's all different they even get the heart of the actual story wrong For that matter the relatively minor romance angle is as portrayed in the moviesilly and will mislead The story in the book is peripheral and is to give insight into the worldcosmos than to be a love story This movie is terrible please don't confuse it with the book This is one of those movies that ticks me off in that I liked the book and this thing takes the book's title and gives us a perversion of that story29 2018Okay time for another updateThis has come up in the discussion of the book onin the Action Adventure Aficionados group and now in a comment here I'm aware but didn't mention it in the review above The movie was actually an intentional hit piece by the movie maker He gave the book a Nazi look through his interpretation in the movie The government pictured by Heinlein in the book is Libertarian Everyone is free to live do business etc as they choose The right to vote and send the military out however only rests in the hands of those who have themselves served in that kind of service thus the reasoning in the book that a panicked civilian can't order disastrous military action You may agree you may disagree but it's not a government anything like the one in the ridiculous movie

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??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 alarming enem UPDATEDStarship 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 realism and the imagination around the weapons and tech were pretty good I definitely see how influential Heinlein was on subseuent science fiction and it is impressive that this was written back in '59 The Bugs were never given any treatment to make them less of an enemy which seemed a bit like the vilification of say blacks or arabs by the extreme right I would almost give him the benefit of the doubt that this was a critiue of society but from what I have read that wasn't really his intention There is a lot of war theory in ST The purpose of war is to support your government's decisions by forcecontrolled and purposeful violence p 78 That the government's motivations could be wrong or misguided is never really addressed but then he is writing this after WWII and before Vietnam so my cynicism is perhaps too modern for this book The worldview in the book is pragmatic and brutal There is an old song which asserts 'the best things in life are free' Not true Utterly false This was the tragic fallacy which Brough on the decadence and collapse of the democracies of the 20th century p 117 Fortunately his pessimism has not yet been born out and there are still many who adhere to the 'best things are free' philosophy rather than the Ayn Randian determinism demonstrated here by Heinlein To be fair to the author he does mention some wartime abuses and in particular post traumatic stress syndrome in the tragic story of Dillinger and his murder of the little girl Barbara But even here the protagonist reserves almost no criticism of the military just some sadness for the misfortune my sympathy is reserved for Barbara Anne Enthwaite whom I had never seen and for her parents who would never see her again p141 and then back to business after the 30 day mourning periodOne sad aspect of ST's dystopian future is how citizenship is restricted to relatively few like in ancient Greece or Rome Anyhow it wasn't the process of voting that made a citizen the Lieutenant had been a citizen in the truest sense of the word even though he had not lived long enough ever to cast a vote He had 'voted' every time he made a drop p 207 Given the current attacks on democratic systems this is a kind of dangerous form of thinking IMHO If citizens are never given any choices and are limited to the elite the fundaments of democracy disappear No attempt was made to determine whether a voter was socially responsible to the extent of his literally unlimited authority If he voted the impossible the disastrous possible happened instead and responsibility was then forced on him willy nilly and destroyed both him and his foundation less temple p 234 Again I find this view too narrow and pessimistic Overall since I am a dove politically all the military camaraderie kind of put me off I read it because it is a classic and a reference but I prefer the Red Mars or if my aliens have to be insects District 9