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Starship Troopers is a military science fiction novel by Robert A. Heinlein, first published (in abridged form) as a serial in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction (October, November 1959, as "Starship Soldier") and published hardcover in December, 1959.

The first-person narrative is about a young soldier from the Philippines 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, capital punishment, and war.

Starship Troopers won the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1960. The novel has attracted controversy and criticism for its social and political themes including allegations of advocating fascism or militarism.

Mobile Infantry Edit

Marauder
Type: Armored Bipedal Vehicle
dimensions
Height: 3.65 m
Breadth: (across shoulders) 2.33 m
specifications
Armaments: 15.6 mm 5-barrel "Morita Cross" Heavy Machine Gun
15.5 mm M64B Vulcan III Rotary Cannon
155 mm M779 Ultralight-Weight Auto Howitzer
41 mm Mk.32 mod.5 Grenade Machine Gun
M2A5-2 Flamethrower
Defences: Fully Dense Boron Carbide Plate Armor
Crew: 1

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