Starship Troopers is a classic Sci-fi novel based in the future. The lead character is John Rico, a member of the military elite MI, the 'Mobile Infantry' which is a combination of Marines, airborne and special forces, and is the main strike arm of the terran Federation.
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The novel combines Heinlein's ideas of a model society, in which voting and being a citizen depends on serving in the Federation's military in some capacity, with an adventure story of a war in space.
The first half of the book covers a combat jump of the MI, and then flashes back to Rico's school days as well as him training for the MI at camp Currie. The second half centers around the bug war, as the MI battle an intelligent race of hive spiders.
The review of this Book prepared by Chris
A young man joins the army and is engaged in war against giant spiderlike alians, while trying to understand his reasons for joining.
The review of this Book prepared by irina
Starship Troopers takes a science fiction setting and explores cultural and social issues in that context. It is both a classic of sci-fi and an excellent primer on libertarian/conservative views of society. Duty, honor and country come across strongly in it and Heinlein's background as a Naval Academy graduate is obvious.
The review of this Book prepared by Kelly Whiting
Johnny Rico, a wealthy teenager from Rio de Janiero, joins the Mobile Infantry and goes through a boot camp that makes Ranger school look like a picnic. By the time he finishes basic training, there's a war on, with humanity on one side and two sets of aliens, the communal-insectoid Bugs and the humanoid Skinnies, on the other. Johnny must stay alive from mission to mission while he matures and negotiates the more subtle hazards of command and Officer Candidate School.
The review of this Book prepared by Brian R. Hughes
The spiders are attacking! This is the story of mankind's fight against a race of intelligent aggressive insects.
The review of this Book prepared by stan
Johnny Rico goes to war to fight the bugs! Joining the MI, the mobile infantry,
he's given powered command armor that enables him to bounce around,
shooting intelligent spiders with rockets and bombs and flamers. This is a "classic"
science fiction military battles novel.
The review of this Book prepared by Steve