::Starship Troopers


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{{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Hatnote|hatnote}} {{#invoke:Infobox|infobox}} Starship Troopers is a military science fiction novel by American writer Robert A. Heinlein, published hardcover in December 1959. The story was first published (in abridged form) as a two-part serial in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction as Starship Soldier.

The first-person narrative is about a young soldier named Juan "Johnnie" Rico and his exploits in the Mobile Infantry, a futuristic military service branch equipped with powered armor. Rico's military career progresses from recruit to non-commissioned officer and finally to officer against the backdrop of an interstellar war between mankind and an arachnoid species known as "the Bugs". Rico and the other characters discuss moral and philosophical aspects of suffrage, civic virtue, juvenile delinquency, corporal punishment, capital punishment, and war.<ref>{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref><ref name=EOLAIS/><ref name=JH/><ref name=TBC/>

Starship Troopers won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1960.<ref name="WWE-1960">{{#invoke:citation/CS1|citation |CitationClass=web }}</ref>

Starship Troopers sections
Intro  Writing of the novel  Plot  Major themes  Military innovations  Influence with U.S. military  Critical reception  Controversy  Adaptations  Cultural influence  Release details  References  External links  

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