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1960. Starship Troopers

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Lloyd Biggle Jr decided he wanted to be a writer at the age of nine. Then he devoted some 20 years to the study of music, and as a result, may qualify as the only science fiction writer to possess a Ph.D in musicology. One of his favourite pursuits was to play clarinet in chamber music concerts in his home state of Michigan, where he lived with Ypsilanti his wife and two children. He possessed a guinea-pig called Schopenhauer.
He edited the Nebula Award Stories No. 7 for the Science Fiction Writers of America.

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Heinlein, Robert. 'Starship Troopers' published in 1972 in Great Britain by New English Library, 223pp, no ISBN. Condition: fair, or acceptable. The internal pages are mildly foxed and the cover edges and corners are slightly rubbed. Price: £3.00, not including post and packing
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  • Starship Troopers [top]
    First published in a much abridged version of the book in Fantasy and Science Fiction magazine under the title "Starship Soldier"
    First published in this edition in 1960 in the United States by G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York, and simultaneously in the Dominion of Canada by Longmans, Green & Company

Storyline: Robert Heinlein's "Starship Troopers" are the jet-propelled infantrymen of the future. In a galactic war of untold violence and destruction, they scour the metal-strewn emptiness of space and hunt out the Enemy. But neither the viciousness of their electronic armour nor the bloodthirsty militarism of their training can save them from the grip of loneliness and fear. It is essentially a story about war, this one some 5,000 years in the future: and about the soldiers that fight the war - infantrymen equipped with jet-propelled armoured suits and fearsome weapons. Above all, it is the story of the making of a man - John Rico - from the time he leaves school to enlist till he commands his own platoon of infantrymen

 



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