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The Franchise in general:

  • No Export for You: An OVA adaptation of the novel has never been officially released in the states.
  • The Wiki Rule: There's the Starship Troopers Wikia, which can be found here.

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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.
    • The premise of StarCraft. Power-armored action heroes fighting a Bug War (with the Skinnies being upgraded to a third faction of Space Elves because Blizzard was also inspired by Warhammer 40,000).
    • Speaking of Warhammer 40,000, the Tyranids are a Captain Ersatz of the Pseudoarachnids.
    • 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 whether "public service" in the novel's society refers to any kind of government work or only front-line military combat.

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