John Steakley’s ARMOR (, Daw) is regarded, in many ways, as a companion to Heinlein’s STARSHIP TROOPERS. In interviews given at. John Steakley only published two relatively obscure novels in his life. The first, published in , was Armor, and while taking clear inspiration. The military sci-fi classic of courage on a dangerous alien planet The planet is called Banshee. The air is unbreathable, the water is poisonous. It is.
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Banshee wants him dead, the gigantic aliens they fight begin to recognize him, and he is forced to watch as those around him are destroyed one by one. And he is protected not only by his custom-fitted body armor, the culmination of 10, years of the armorers’ craft, but also by an odd being which seems to live with him, a cold killing machine he calls “the Engine. Solid military scifi focusing on a single admor Scout who manages to be sole survivor from his unit in more than one attack.
Maybe this is autobiographical? Armor is some pretty heavy stuff and very memorable story. Stylistically, the book reads as two different stories.
John Steakley Narrated by: In Felix, we have a genuine sc Armor consists of two storylines. Sfeakley it’s a little unfair when he gets himself killed crossing the street. Bob wakes xteakley a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state.
Third is the action. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I had this one written down on a little piece of paper I keep in my wallet after reading a gushing review at another website. Borglyn will also pay Jack and give him a small scout ship to go his own way. In any case this book tells the story of Felix who leaves through nightmarish experiences in a war on a distant planet. The protagonist is Felix, an enlistee who’s been given “scout” duty on an alien planet in the seemingly endless Antwar.
The story proceeds from there; going back and forth in time between Felix’s experiences in the “Antwar” and Jack Crow’s experiences on the colony, and then cleverly links these two plot threads in the end. He gets passage on a ship off of the prison planet, but it’s a pirate ship, and they need fuel badly. At the last second, Borglyn fires all of the ships weapons, seemingly destroying everything around it.
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So what was Steakley hoping to accomplish with this stekley of characters? It started aror brilliantly, with a great Starship Troopers feel I want to know the truth behind the Ant War and what happens to Felix, but part of the fun is not knowing and leaving it to my imagination. He’s likely have shaken his head in confusion at all your talk about them being the same character despite his claims that they weren’t. It was exactly as i had imagined, not an easy feat.
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While its not one of my favorite sci-fi novels, i get the feeling much of it will stick with me, perhaps even in dark dreams. Felix is used to show the absurdity of war. The dog fell into a well but, instead of drowning, it kept fighting to stay above water to avoid drowning.
On the edge of the galaxy, a diplomatic zteakley to an alien planet takes a turn when the Legionnaires, an elite special fighting force, find themselves armkr and stfakley behind enemy lines. From beginning to end, you won’t regret it. It finally won a group read in the Sci-fi and Heroic Fantasy group, so October 30, at Do I go out and read it now, steaklye save it, knowing it’s the last new Steakley I will ever read?
The Masao, who is his best friend, begs for Felix to return to Golden. This exploration is primarily through the experiences of Felix, and the reactions of his observers, Jack Crow and company.
He has smoothness and polish that are rare in first novels…. But overall it is my favorite “power armor” novel of all time.
That said, I still recommend it for military SF fans.
Our universe is ruled by physics, and faster-than-light travel is not possible – until the discovery of The Flow, an extradimensional field we can access at certain points in space-time that transports us to other worlds, around other stars. Email required Address never made public. Even before Steakley passed away in from liver cancer he had faded from public view, with only a few projects like Armor II in the pipe.
It’s the story of Felix, a foot soldier in a war against an alien ant-like race. I would watch it. Do your self a favour Only moments before being teleported onto the ship, Felix wteakley a Hive in the distance that barrages them with missiles, killing the Masao.
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