Book Review – Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Starship TroopersStarship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

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