The historians can't seem to settle whether to call this one `The Third Space War` (or the `Fourth`), or whether `The First Interstellar War` fits it better. We just call it `The Bug War` if we call it anything, which we usually don't and in any case the historians date the beginning of `war` after the time I joined my first outfit and ship. Everything up to then and still later were `incidents,` `patrols,` or `police actions.` However, you are just as dead if you buy the farm in an `incident` as you are if you buy it in a declared war.
Starship Troopers is a classic novel by one of science fiction's greatest writers of all time and is now a Tri-Star movie. In one of Heinlein's most controversial bestsellers, a recruit of the future goes through the toughest boot camp in the universe - and into battle with the Terran Mobile Infantry against mankind's most frightening enemy.
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. ~ Amazon review