Armor
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Genres: Sci-Fi, War
Tags: armor war, Recommended Books, Science Fiction, War, whyslider
Publisher: DAW
Publication Year: 1984
ASIN: 0886773687
ISBN: 0886773687

The military sci-fi classic of courage on a dangerous alien planetThe planet is called Banshee. The air is unbreathable, the water is poisonous. It is home to the most implacable enemies that humanity, in all its interstellar expansion, has ever encountered. Body armor has been devised for the comma...

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Armor war novel by John SteakleyArmor War… Without doubt, the most entertaining sci-fi war novel I have ever read.

Armor war.. The military sci-fi classic of courage on a dangerous alien planet

The planet is called Banshee. The air is not breathable, the water is poisonous. It is home to the most implacable enemies that humanity, in all its interstellar expansion, has ever encountered.

 

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Body armor war has been devised for the commando forces that are to be dropped on Banshee—the culmination of ten thousand years of the armorers’ craft. A trooper in this armor is a one-man, atomic powered battle fortress. But he will have to fight a nearly endless horde of berserk, hard-shelled monsters—the fighting arm of a species which uses biological technology to design perfect, mindless war minions.

Felix is a scout in A-team Two. Highly competent, he is the sole survivor of mission after mission. Yet he is a man consumed by fear and hatred. And he is protected, not only by his custom-fitted body armor, but by an odd being which seems to live within him, a cold killing machine he calls “The Engine.”

This is Felix’s story—a story of the horror, the courage, and the aftermath of combat, and the story, too, of how strength of spirit can be the greatest armor of all.

Armor… The Only One Of It’s Kind

Although the movie Starship Troopers claims source from the Robert A. Heinlein (book). I point you to

Armor War Mass Market Paperback – December 4, 1984 by John Steakley. This is the book that tells the real story.

Starship Troopers… Humans in a fascistic armor war battle against giant alien bugs.

Director: Paul Verhoeven
Writers: Edward Neumeier (screenplay) (as Ed Neumeier), Robert A. Heinlein (book)
Stars: Casper Van Dien, Denise Richards, Dina Meyer

Armor war story by John Steakley, born 1951 in Cleburne, Texas. Two major sci-fi novels: Armor (1984) and Vampire$ (1991. Vampire$ serves as the root for John Carpenter’s Vampires movie. Although making an occasional trip to Hollywood and to South America, Steakley lived most of his life in Texas.

 

 

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John Steakley

John Steakley, born 1951 in Cleburne, Texas. Two major sci-fi novels: Armor (1984) and Vampire$ (1991. Vampire$ serves as the root for John Carpenter's Vampires movie. Although making an occasional trip to Hollywood and to South America, John Steakley lived most of his life in Texas.

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