Thursday, September 13, 2012

The 12 most important science fiction war stories

Charlie Jane Anders and io9 crowdsourced a list of the twelve most important science fiction war stories of all time.

One title on the list:
Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein

Skip the Verhoeven movie version, and go straight to the source material — the original novel about power-armored soldiers in space fighting insect aliens. Writes Gregory, "Apparently Starship Troopers the book is prescribed reading at the US Marines college. Heinlein's concepts of futuristic war and powered armour were visionary." Adds Marc, "if you think it's fascist, you missed the whole point of the book." This is being made into a whole new movie, and let's hope it's closer to the book this time.
Read about the other entries on the list.

--Marshal Zeringue