Sunday, April 12, 2015

Sci Fi .. a touch of Heinlein

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


(Source: http://www.mysteryandimagination.com/?page=shop/flypage&product_id=91190)

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.


(Source: http://www.emusic.com/book/robert-a-heinlein/starship-troopers/10014000/)

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.

Source: http://www.games-workshop.com/en-NZ/Space-Marine-Tactical-Squad

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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