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Starship Troopers. 1959 Starship Troopers
by Robert A. Heinlein
First Edition 1959
G.P. Putnam's Sons
New York
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Jerry Robinson
310 pages
Price: $3.95

Starship Troopers was written as a Heinlein juvenile novel but was rejected by publisher Charles Scribner's Sons.

The novel was then expanded and adapted to appeal to a wider audience before it was accepted for publication by G.P. Putnam's Sons.

First published in condensed form as a serial in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction (October and November 1959 issues) under the title Starship Soldier.

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the 1970 printing of the New English Library paperback edition, SBN 450005739. Cover illustration by Karel Thole.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers are the jet-propelled infantrymen of the future. In a galactic war of untold violence and destruction, they scour the metal-strewn emptiness of space and hunt out The Enemy.

But neither the viciousness of their electronic armour nor the bloodthirsty militarism of their training can save them from the grip of loneliness and fear.

Heinlein is an acknowledged master of Science Fiction, a genius who has become spokesman for a whole generation. And his starship trooper John Rico, rising from boyhood dreams to high command in the cosmos, is a hero of the first dimension – and beyond.

Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers
A military strategy boardgame based on Starship Troopers - 1976 - Avalon Hill Gam Company. Box illustration by G. Goebel.
Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers
Robert Heinlein's Starship Troopers

Shines the Name
A gambook set in the world of Starship Troopers - 1987 Ace Books First Edition, ISBN 0441115357. Cover illustration by Don Dixon.
Starship Troopers - Shines the Name. 1987

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