Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sci Fi .. a touch of Heinlein

I'm currently re-reading Robert Heinlein's classic Sci-Fi novel 'Starship Troopers'.


I first read the book 30+ years ago and was enthralled by a well written and engaging piece of Sci-Fi writing, made even more extraordinary by the fact that it was first published on 1959. And it has been interpreted in many ways since then.


For the 'gamers amongst us it is difficult to see this not being the inspiration for Games Workshop's Space Marines, although I could be wrong on that one.


This post isn't intended to be a book review, but rather an acknowledgment of what in my opinion is a wonderful piece of writing that has been hugely influential in the Sci-Fi genre, and in the world of wargaming generally.

If you haven't read 'Starship Troopers', then by crikey you should. It's simply a darned good read.

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