Since my last post was about a book on the reading list of the US Marine Sniper School, it reminded me of this classic by Robert Heinlein. Starship Troopers is considered by many critics to be a vision of a futuristic, fascist society, and was at one time on the reading lists of 3 of the 5 service branches of the US Military.
Join our young hero Johnnie Rico as he reports for duty with the Mobile Infantry and does battle with a hideous race of alien arachnid creatures called “The Bugs”. I won’t give away too many spoilers in case you haven’t read it. Just know that this book was published in 1959 when the US still took a billion communist Chinamen seriously. A giant swarm of hive-minded, alien, insect creatures was an excellent allegory for the commie Red Chinese then, and it still is today.
This book is an excellent read even if you aren’t into sci-fi. Just remember – either do your part and contribute or you can forget about your “citizenship”.
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