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 ...Read MoreIt 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.Read Less
Very Good in Good jacket. (1959) 2nd impression; VERY GOOD in GOOD dust jacket; dust jacket has chipping to extremities, tape repairs have been made to spine, there is also discoloration; mild wear to cloth extremities, spine ends are softened; there are no markings to the text. One of the most popular science fiction novels ever written, Starship Troopers won the Hugo Award for best novel in 1960. The novel remains one of Heinlein's best-known and controversial works. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstor.
Good in New jacket. Size: Octavo; First Printing. Blue cloth hardcovers have shelfwear, one corner has minor discoloration, square and sound. Ink name on front pastedown endpaper, erasure on front free endpaper, else interior very good, clean, binding solid. New facsimile jacket in mylar cover.
Like new. 1961 first Signet printing (stated "First Printing, November, 1961"), 50c cover price, D1987 book number, cover shows 2 men in blue space suits going from right to left down a brown slope against a gold mottled sky, against a white cover, 208 pages. AS NEW except for the smallest marr (approx 1/4 inch by 1/16 inch) at base of front cover, slight yellowing of pages due to age. Binding glue is probably brittle due to age. **We provide professional service and individual attention to your order, daily shipments, and sturdy packaging. FREE TRACKING ON ALL SHIPMENTS WITHIN USA.
Octavo, cloth. First edition. Winner of the 1960 Hugo award for best novel. Anatomy of Wonder (2004) II-517. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2173-78. Spine lean, else a fine copy in nearly fine first printing dust jacket (priced $3.95 on front flap) with a few tiny closed tears to spine ends. A very nice copy overall. (#141058)
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket. This specific hardback book is in very good condition with a hard board cover that has sharp edges/corners and a tight intact binding. The pages are crisp, unmarked and uncreased with no underlining, highlighting, or notes with only some minor soiling or foxing to the edges which is quite normal for a book this age. The pages are very slightly yellowed with age. The dust jacket is in very good condition with a bit of cover wear, some minor soiling and some edge wear including some small tears, chips and minor curling. We package all books in custom cardboard book boxes and ship daily with tracking numbers.; This is a First Edition, First Printing as evidenced by the lack of any printing/edition statement on copyright page. This is correct for Putnam during this year. Earlier, a much abridged version was published in, "Fantasy and Science Fiction" magazine, under the title 'Starship Soldier. ' This is a blue cloth with shiny silver print and stars graphic to the front over hard board cover. The dust jacket has the price of $3.95 on the upper front jacket flap. Images are available upon request.; 8vo 8"-9" tall; 309 pages.
One of the greatest of all Military Science Fiction novels ever written. This novel bridges the gap between the Space Opera of the "Lensman" series to "The Forever War" and its many successors. Brings the soldier of the future into everyday problems of a realistic nature. A must read for any reader of Science Fiction.
Nov 3, 2010
Worth A Go
There are many things different from the movie, but I was able to enjoy both of them. This book was most enjoyable and explains a lot more than the movie. The extra explanation of boot camp and war on the bugs. The book is thankfully not too technical and allows you to easily follow along and enjoy.
Aug 24, 2008
A Thinking Persons Novel
Starship Troopers is, thank goodness, NOTHING like the movie. The best description I can give of this masterpiece is that of an essay on topics ranging from politics, human behavior, national defense, technology, child rearing and more, all set on the backdrop of a battle between two forces, the humans and the bugs. Knowing the era this was written in, the bugs just ooze communism, and as such represent the ultimate in that political mileu. The interesting thing about Heinlein's take on these alien cockroaches is the way he, at times, seems to place admiration on the way they do some things. Johnny, a two dimensional character in the movie, grows from spoiled rich kid to man capable of leading men into battle. His growth is inspiring and yet not overly dramatic. He is still that same character one meets at the begining, only evolved through trial and experience. Highly recomended.
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