He had always managed to make acquaintances without much effort. John steakley s armor 1984, daw is regarded, in many ways, as a companion to heinleins starship troopers. Jan 02, 2019 the stark realities of john steakleys military sf. The two plots do intertwine, but the plots arent the appeal of this novel. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read armor. Armor is a 1984 science fiction novel by john steakley. Heinleins starship troopers but concentrates more on the psychological effects of violence on human beings rather than on the political aspect of the military, which was the focus of heinleins novel. This book is so completely different in both content and quality from his other book, that i almost feel like it is a different author. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial. It follows to basic plotlines one is the story of a desperate soldier fighting an impossible war, the other from the point of view of an expirate escaped from prison who joined up with the wrong crew. I have long awaited a sequel to armor, which i hope may still come. The controlling intelligence for the ants was never addressed or even why we wanted to fight on the planet. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. John steakley s first novel, armor, ranks with my top ten books of all time.
Armor by john steakley 1984, paperback for sale online ebay. Yeah i felt the same way, but steakley only published two books in his life and armor 2 would have been his third. Armor is, i believe, my favorite science fiction novel ever. When i was a kid, john steakley was an author i was immediately interested in for two reasons. So pray for this guardian of our growth and choose him well, for if he be not truly blessed, then our designs are surely frivolous and our future but a tragic waste of hope. Robert a heinlein lois mc master bujold david weber isaac asimov steven brust joe haldeman vernor vinge david brin john ringo roger zelazny. The title of this book is armor library edition and it was written by john steakley. He disappeared from public view shortly after, and he died in 2010 from liver cancer. To my beloved father, first and foremost john william steakley and to eagle, first and foremost pal, this book is gratefully dedicated.
When i was in iraq, my platoon sergeant gave me a dogeared copy of armor after some serious stuff happened and he saw that i was having a difficult time coping with it all, i was on the extreme edge of depression as suicide, it. Its a bit understandable in the case of felix since he has a secret that is revealed at the end of the book. Nov 27, 2010 john steakley, born 1951 in cleburne, texas was best known for his science fiction writing. Armor by john steakley audio book simply audiobooks. It follows to basic plotlines one is the story of a desperate soldier fighting an impossible war, the other from the point of view of an ex. Continuing to talk about books that had a real impact on me. The book is divided into three parts, the first following felix and the second jack crow. Armor is a fascinating warstory, a unique take on the military sf genre well worth a read. Digital rights management drm the publisher has supplied this book in encrypted form, which means that you need to install free software in order to unlock and read it. Armor, book by john steakley mass market paperback. About john steakley john steakley was an american author best known for his science fiction writing.
He wrote cool, pulpy genre fiction with an emphasis on character dynamics and he was actually from my home town, cleburne, tx. He wrote cool, pulpy genre fiction with an emphasis on character dynamics. The first edition of the novel was published in december 1984, and was written by john steakley. Armor by john steakley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. The wikipedia article on this novel says it was the triggerhappy security of the ship who killed him. Steakley had a habit of naming characters after his friends. John steakley books list of books by john steakley. Starship troopers is a good book, but steakley s armor is a great book. He published two novels, including his acclaimed military science fiction novel armor, as well as four short science fiction and fantasy stories. July 26, 1951 november 27, 2010 was an american author, best known for his science fiction. Armor by steakley, john and a great selection of related books. John steakley only published two relatively obscure novels in his life.
Armor library edition by john steakley 9781433294822. If you havent read it, its even better than vampires. The military scifi classic in a striking new package felix is an earth soldier, encased in special body armor designed to withstand earths most implacable enemya. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. Armor by steakley, john and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at.
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Armor by john steakley, 9780886773687, download free ebooks, download free pdf epub ebook. It is my favorite scifi book and in my top 5 favorite books in general. Im a poor writer, but often have thought about making a fanboy attempt at writing a screenplay of the book. Dec 11, 2015 john steakley only published two relatively obscure novels in his life. The first, published in 1984, was armor, and while taking clear inspiration from robert heinleins starship troopers, it presupposed the space marine subgenre by a few years. Description armor by john steakley felix is an earth soldier, encased in special body armour designed to withstand earths most implacable enemy a bioengineered, insectoid alien horde. He has published two novels, including his acclaimed military science fiction novel armor, as well as four short science fiction and fantasy stories. Sequel to novel armor by john steakley science fiction. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. A novel by steakley, john and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Armor by john steakley booksamillion online book store. Armor by john steakley 1984, paperback for sale online.
Which was odd since he didnt have trouble with people. The stark realities of john steakleys military sf novel armor. When i found armor, i was initially skeptical that an unknown like john steakley could top the legend heinlein. Apparently, he had a basic plot outline that he only verbally shared with family members. In the armor novel by john steakley, why was this character. The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 426 pages and is available in mass market paperback format. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders.
Heinleins starship troopers such as the military use of exoskeletons and insectlike alien enemies but concentrates more on the psychological effects of violence on human beings rather than on the political aspect of the military, which was the focus of heinleins novel. The best of our best, the best that each of us will ever build or ever love. I asked him about a sequel or prequel and told him i had some ideas of my own i would share with him. Pdf armor book by john steakley free download 426 pages. John steakley has written four short stories, three films, and two novels, including vampires, which was the basis for a john carpenter film.
Armor sci fi literature class presentation youtube. Who knows what the end product would have been, but i still would have read it haha level 1. Armor by john steakley 9780886773687 boomerang books. July 26, 1951 november 27, 2010 was an ameri can aut hor, best known for his science fiction writing. He also wrote several short stories in the scifi and fantasy genres. Books by john steakley writers similar to john steakley. I only found out the author died in this thread and that really breaks my heart. Still as helpful with controlling my ptsd as it was the first time i read it. The steakley fan site owner got back with me and pretty much confirmed the answer. Its the distant future, and humanity is embroiled in a bug war with the implacable, incomprehensible ants. John steakley 19512010 was an american author best known for his science fiction writing. Hes on a military starship orbiting a hostile planet called banshee and about to be dropped into combat along with 10,000 fellow warriors. Armor is a military science fiction novel by john steakley.
I was happy to stumble across vampires, which is also well done, but left me a bit depressed. Buy the mass market paperback book armor by john steakley at indigo. This particular edition is in a audio cassette format. Starship troopers is a good book, but steakleys armor is a great book. Theres an epic space opera backdrop, but the story takes place among the little people at ground level, for whom their own high command also seem distant and incomprehensible. John steakley, born 1951 in cleburne, texas was best known for his science fiction writing. As i finished armor by john steakley this morning, i laughed from the depths of me. He published four short science fiction and fantasy stories. The main characters of this science fiction, fiction story are felix, jack crow.
Part 1 the storys divided into pieces and begins with felix. We personally assess every books quality and offer rare, outofprint treasures. I loved the book and always recommend it to friends. In interviews given at the time of publication, steakley is quoted as saying that he wrote the book to explore the combat elements of a starship trooperslike universe. About the author john steakley is best known for his science fiction writing. Jan 02, 2019 when i was a kid, john steakley was an author i was immediately interested in for two reasons. But felix is also equipped with internal mechanisms that enable him and his fellow soldiers to survive battle situations that would normally destroy a mans. He published the acclaimed novels armor and vampires, the latter of which was the basis for john carpenters film of the same name.717 473 172 478 827 1491 483 1364 100 938 55 256 116 527 1529 501 785 555 616 844 819 755 265 355 1406 550 677 1145 93 762 1062 1071 1396 680 1382