Recommended in Program(s): Challenge I
Starship Troopers proves that some questions of freedom will never be fully answered on earth. In this futuristic world, readers follow Johnny Rico, a soldier-astronaut in the war against “the Bugs,” spiderlike extraterrestrials. Under the government system the “Terran Federation,” Johnny and his peers contemplate moral questions of order, power, and freedom—questions raised in any war, now or in years to come. Though Starship offers a relatively complicated political commentary, students can easily find ideas to wrestle with in class and on their own.
- 335 pages
- © 2010
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