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Starship Troopers - Robert Heinlein

1959 - Starship Troopers is the story of the Bug War through the eyes of a Juan Rico, a young, Federal Service cap trooper. When humanity goes to war with the Arachnids, an aggressive species of alien insectoids, Rico and his platoon of suit-powered troopers are on the front lines. The story is underpinned by Rico's first-hand experience of boot camp and flashbacks to his high-school moral philosophy class. More than a most science fiction novels, Starship Troopers layouts out the author's bold political philosophy, which reserves true appreciation of freedom for those who fight for it with their own hands.