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  •  I honestly think his best writing... (5+ / 0-)

    ...is in the pulps more than in the "serious" works, much like with Philip K. Dick.  "Starship Troopers" doesn't have great ideas behind it, but it has great flow and style.

    The urge to save humanity is almost always a false face for the urge to rule it. ~ H.L. Mencken

    by Jay Elias on Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 05:56:42 PM PST

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    •  Contrast ST to MHM (4+ / 0-)
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      Starship Troopers is a much better story.  You're right.  It doesn't have the ideas but it does have the characters, plot and flow.

      Moon, OTHO, has big ideas, but the plot sucks.  Everytime the revolutionaries need something to happen they just ask Mike and he creates a miracle.  It's very lazy writing.

      Results count for more than intentions do.

      by VA Classical Liberal on Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 06:18:52 PM PST

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    •  His best writing was in the juveniles (0+ / 0-)

      Between Planets, Farmer in the Sky, Red Planet, Citizen of the Galaxy, Time for the Stars, Space Cadet, The Rolling Stones, The Star Beast, & the aforementioned HSSWT...even Starship Troopers is really a YA book...

      May I bow to Necessity not/ To her hirelings (W. S. Merwin)

      by Uncle Cosmo on Sun Dec 06, 2009 at 11:05:59 PM PST

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