Starship Troopers

Starship Troopers – Robert Heinlein

Summary: Good book. Best part for me was philosophy about democracy. Stated that best was to have people who are not selfish. In this case it was people who had been in the military and had shown that they didn’t do it all just for themselves.

I didn’t agree with his views on education/punishment. That doesn’t work. It’s about constraining options, not about punishing a person.

Starship Troopers is a military science fiction novel by U.S. writer Robert A. Heinlein. Written in a few weeks in reaction to the U.S. suspending nuclear tests, the story was first published as a two-part serial in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction as Starship Soldier, and published as a book by G. P. Putnam’s Sons in December 1959.