Trivia / Starship Troopers

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The book:

  • Referenced by...: In the first chapter, semisentient bombs that yell their countdowns are mentioned. The character Andy from Red vs. Blue is one of these.
    • StarCraft II has a Terran grenadier soldier called the Marauder.
    • In Armor, Felix is asked if he joined up because the Ants nuked his South-American hometown.
  • Science Marches On: The planet where life doesn't evolve because it doesn't get enough mutation-causing radiation. We now know that even with zero radiation, the enzymes that replicate DNA still make mistakes sometimes.
  • Writer Conflicts With Canon: The controversies over the novel's ethical and political messages are exacerbated by the fact that some of the things Heinlein said about the worldbuilding in later interviews and essays don't seem to fit what is actually depicted in the novel, in particular what precisely qualifies in the novel's society as "public service".

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