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"Starship Troopers" by Robert A. Heinlein 1959

The Hermetic Hour

On Thursday August 17 the Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will present a review and discussion of Robert A. Heinlein's 1959 science fiction novel Starship Troopers and the 1997 film version. Poke will be joined by Max Paul (Frater SithMeth)in the discussion of this controversial cult classic. Set in a future interstellar time period where Earth is the center of a Federation (similar to Star Trek) With a government which appears to be based on Plato's Republic. The Earth is attacked by a race of intelligent insects who control meteors as weapons of mass destruction. The Federation must fight to survive. The story of the war is told from the viewpoints of young people who join the military, serving in all branches. They come together in the climax in a final battle which turns the tide in favor of the Federation.The Federation is presented as an authoritarian state that appears superficially fascist, more so in the film than in the novel. Actually its concepts of Citizenship are more socialist than fascist. Heinlein was a liberal democrat who had come to believe that liberal democracy had failed. Like J.F.Kennedy he seemed to be saying: "Ask not what your country can do for you, but rather what you can do for your country." As a former paratrooper, this is one of my favorite novels and films. I hope you enjoy our exploration of this Classic.

52mins

19 Aug 2022

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691 READALONG Tunnel In The Sky by Robert A. Heinlein

The SFFaudio Podcast

2hr 59mins

18 Jul 2022

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685 READALONG The Star Beast by Robert A. Heinlein

The SFFaudio Podcast

2hr 53mins

6 Jun 2022

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672 READALONG Red Planet by Robert A. Heinlein

The SFFaudio Podcast

4hr 53mins

7 Mar 2022

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317 Heil! by Robert A. Heinlein

Reading, Short and Deep

Heil! by Robert A. Heinlein

33mins

2 Mar 2022

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Ep. 36: Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein - Part III: More Political Science-Fiction

Atoz: A Speculative Fiction Book Club Podcast

Would you like to know even more? Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus series! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. Lovecraft? Poe? Check out Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast. Trekker? Join us on Lower Decks: A Star Trek Podcast. Want to know more about the Middle Ages? Subscribe to Agnus: The Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine Podcast. Follow Valerie's Plants in Star Trek page on Instagram.

1hr 46mins

19 Jan 2022

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Ep. 35: Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein - Part II - Political Science-Fiction

Atoz: A Speculative Fiction Book Club Podcast

Would you like to know more? Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus series! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. Lovecraft? Poe? Check out Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast. Trekker? Join us on Lower Decks: A Star Trek Podcast. Want to know more about the Middle Ages? Subscribe to Agnus: The Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine Podcast. Follow Valerie's Plants in Star Trek page on Instagram.

1hr 38mins

17 Jan 2022

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Ep. 34: Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein - Part I - Military Science-Fiction

Atoz: A Speculative Fiction Book Club Podcast

We just called it the Bug War. Thanks to the listener who commissioned this bonus series! Join the conversation on the Atoz forum. Support the network and gain access to over fifty bonus episodes by becoming a patron on Patreon. Want more science fiction in your life? Check out The Gene Wolfe Literary Podcast. Love Neil Gaiman? Join us on Hanging Out With the Dream King: A Neil Gaiman Podcast. Lovecraft? Poe? Check out Elder Sign: A Weird Fiction Podcast. Trekker? Join us on Lower Decks: A Star Trek Podcast. Want to know more about the Middle Ages? Subscribe to Agnus: The Late Antique, Medieval, and Byzantine Podcast. Follow Valerie's Plants in Star Trek page on Instagram.

1hr 40mins

12 Jan 2022

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652 READALONG Farmer In The Sky by Robert A. Heinlein

The SFFaudio Podcast

2hr 25mins

18 Oct 2021

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The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress By: Robert A. Heinlein Narrated by: Lloyd James : Review

Knights of the Pageless Library

Today the knight's take a look at the audiobook The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress By: Robert A. Heinlein  Narrated by: Lloyd James

47mins

2 Oct 2021

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