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Juan Rico signed up with the Federal Service on a lark, but despite the hardships and rigorous training, he finds himself determined to make it as a cap trooper. In boot camp he will learn how to become a soldier, but when he graduates and war comes (as it always does for soldiers), he will learn why he is a soldier. Many consider this Hugo Award winner to be Robert Heinlein's finest work, and with good reason. Forget the battle scenes and high-tech weapons (though this novel has them)--this is Heinlein at the top of his game talking people and politics.
“Elegantly drawn battle scenes.”—Science Fiction Weekly
“A book that continues to resonate and influence to this day, and one whose popularity and luster hasn’t been dimmed despite decades of imitations.”—SF Reviews
“Heinlein’s genius is at its height in this timeless classic that is as meaningful today as when it was written...a fast-paced novel that never gets preachy. This is a definite must-have, must-read book.”—SF SiteSee all Editorial Reviews
As a marine infantry officer I seriously enjoyed many of the themes and topics described in this novel. Read morePublished 1 day ago by john mccarthy
A phenomenally important question--should people who give nothing and take everything have full citizenship, or should citizenship belong only to those who have put EVERTHING on... Read morePublished 1 day ago by John Kebbel
I read all of Robert Heinlein when I was at university about 100 years ago. Saw this referenced in another book and thought I'd read it again. It's better than I remember. Read morePublished 4 days ago by Mark Herbertt
A great read and a classic. Much better than the movie, obviously.Published 9 days ago by Ben Bracamonte
I wasn't really gripped by the plot in this book but his description of the social structure and the economic system was amazing. Read morePublished 10 days ago by David W.
This book is lame. I'm really disappointed. First of all, it's boring. Lot's of philosophizing and not much action. Read morePublished 11 days ago by RFreddy
After seeing the movie, I never gave the book serious consideration. Thankfully, the book is a philosophical read for all ages. Read morePublished 13 days ago by Tommy P.
This is THE classic book of far future military science fiction. Ignore the very bad movies inspired by this book, and just read the book.Published 17 days ago by G. N. Papadatos