In the Afterword to this essay, Heinlein says: In Starship Troopers, it is stated flatly and more than once that nineteen out of twenty veterans are not military veterans. Instead, 95% of voters are what we call today “former members of federal civil service.” This might have been Heinlein's intent.
Starship Troopers is Robert Heinlein’s second of four Hugo-winning novels. On its surface, it is another of the author’s forays into science fiction for juvenile readers. Like Space Cadet.
Arguably as his fictional response, then, Heinlein might have turned to the natural tool of the distressed writer, satire; thus, among other things, Starship Troopers can be read as Heinlein's take.
As late as 1980, the year of publication for Expanded Universe, a book of fiction and essays, Heinlein made no apology for Starship Troopers.He attacked the book's critics as largely being unable to adequately understand written English. Heinlein also made a case for increasing the requirements for the franchise in some fashion and offered some serious and some humorous proposals.
The Terran Federation is the fictional global government of Earth and her space colonies in Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 science fiction novel Starship Troopers.The 1997 Starship Troopers film adaptation uses the United Citizen Federation in its place.
Starship Troopers is a satire of war films, with the fascist rhetoric cranked up to 11. Recruitment commercials feature soldiers letting children play with assault rifles. The sole source of information, the Federal Network, uses as its logo a featureless golden eagle in front of a featureless circling globe.
Starship Troopers is one of Robert Heinlein's most famous books, and one of the most famously controversial in SF. And the 1960 Hugo winner has its problems — but that's probably why it's a classic.
Starship Troopers Awarded with the Hugo Prize, 1960 Buy Now. Previous Next.. The Heinlein Society exists to preserve the legacy renowned writer Robert Anson Heinlein left us in novels, essays, speeches, and short stories that remain as fresh as ever. Was founded in 1997 by Virginia Heinlein.