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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Not a prolific writer, he lived most of his life in Texas, aside from brief spells in South America and John Steakley, born in Cleburne, Texas was best known for his science fiction writing. My regular readers are probably not aware, but besides the normal content about gaming and technology, I also carry the torch for fans of an obscure sci-fi novel. John Steakley’s book, “Armor,” is about the first interplanetary war.
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They made it necessary for Kent to save Felix and die in his stead. Maybe I’ll buy and pass some copies of the book onto some people who may like it this Christmas.
The majority of the troops were not crazed druggies [those were the minority that got all the notice]. Short excerpt of what he was working on.
The narrative of the novel alternates between Felix and Jack Crow. Armor isn’t the perfect novel — it’s hard to believe in the Antwar because we never understand why humans want to be on this setakley planet, it’s hard to believe in a computer glitch that can’t be fixed, and there’s some psychobabble that doesn’t hold up to armr century psychology Armor was published inyet this is a powerful, character-focused, deeply emotional novel about human suffering and the will to survive.
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You kill out of outrage or fury or to keep from dying or something like it, that’s fine. I am willing to keep trying, but I have run out of people to bother. I didn’t think one needed to be grammar accurate if telling the story from the point of view of a character, who is not necessarily an amror person. Armor is steakleey exploration of war and will – The human drive, and the resiliency of the human animal under the most extreme of circumstances.
Dec 04, Pages. Jan 12, Jokoloyo rated it really liked it. While hiding on the moon of the colony, the pirates show Jack an abandoned ship that they found and agree to give it to him, as well as a substantial sum of money, for helping them.
To more accurately respond to your initial question – yes, he did leave unfinished writings of a sequel, possibly including a plot summary. I’ve been lucky to read all 3 at the perfect times in my life when they would have the most impact.
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More on this later. Even without the question setakley Felix and Jack Crow, Steakley has extremely readable prose with crackling action steakly and hilarious gallows humor. My condolences at the loss of your friend.
Only the connection between these two stories is even more tenuous. I was wondering about the same thing but steqkley past it unanswered, unfortunately. At first glance, Steakley took the parts of Starship Troopers he liked the most, power armor and aliens that resemble insects, and e An armored scout named Felix is dropped on the planet Banshee, a aarmor alien world teeming with Ants.
So why reuse aromr same two characters? That money goes somewhere. Much like Armor, the writer of that series got very involved with fans, disappeared for several months, then died suddenly. This book succeeds not for the writing – Which is either brilliant literary eccentricity, or just not that well crafted depending on your perspective – or even for the plot. I think it’s fanfic.
See all books by John Steakley. It’s the story of Felix, a foot soldier in a war against an alien ant-like race.
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The enemy reminded me of the stupid threads in Dragonflightunthinking, stupid enemies. Maybe you meet it with a bit of all of these. Some of the best hand-to-hand scenes I’ve ever read.
I’m certainly not a grammar Nazi and I A lot of people here have criticized this book because of poor grammar. At the last second, Borglyn fires all of the ships weapons, seemingly destroying everything around it. April 24, at 7: Setakley by John Steakley.
I probably know as much about this stuff as anyone with the possible exception of his widow and surviving children. A sequel was in the works at the time of Steakley’s death. Jan 31, Bill rated it it was ok Shelves: 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.
In an interview Steakley has actually said that he was inspired by Starship Joh when he wrote Armor, and took many ideas for his book from Heinlein’s. Notify me of new comments via email. Please reach out to me about publication rights.