Over the last three years here at Altworld we have battled shadowy creatures on the dark streets of Baltimore in the Tether Saga, rode the magic of Once Upon a Time in the Ninth Kingdom in The Wonder Tales, delved into grimness of Steampunk with Flight of the Phoenix, glimpsed moments of altered reality with Flash Fiction shorts, jumped the madness of writers block with the unique mashup of comic book and narrative prose in Exposition, witnessed the horror of war with Sigmartyr and followed a brave Teddy Bear who defends his child from the Monsters under the Bed in A Teddy Bear Tale. It has been quite a ride into my imaginings and we’ve only just begun… Mount up my friends, here in 2013 I start changing your reality as I bring you even more wonders I have seen… You ready for this?
Recently I saw Starship Troopers 3 on TV it actually showed Mobile suits for the first time, but it was all a world away from what Starship Troopers the book is about. It did though stir me into writing this review of Starship Troopers the novel.
First off forget the movies, the movies do an extremely poor service to what this book and its clever social commentary is all about. In fact the movie barely touches what the novel is all about. While the book has attracted controversy and criticism for its social and political themes, which some critics claim promote fascism and militarism. The movie does nothing to explore the themes of the book and instead chooses to parody them. Continue reading →