"Starship Troopers" is a classic novel by one of science fiction's greatest writers of all time and is now a Tri-Star movie. In one of 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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Jan 1982, 2010
I considered 5 stars here as I thoroughly enjoyed this book (and the film adaptation is not a patch on this source material), but the overly militaristic approach and sometimes slow action details brings it down one notch from Heinlein's best works. If you enjoyed the film then you will love this book, and if you are a Heinlein fan then this is also likely to appeal. If you are looking for the humanity in alternate worlds and situations that characterise some of Heinlein's books then this covers this in regard to this part that I begrudgingly drop it to 4 stars. Still a great read for any classic sci-fi fan.