Just finished (re)reading Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein. Never realized it in the couple of times I'd read it before, but Heinlein's a nutcase. There's a little bit of Libertarian in all of us, I think, and I love the book, but I wouldn't like living in his world. I don't do well on the Social Darwinism scale.
I think I'll read Joe Haldeman's The Forever War to even out. It's the anti-Starship Troopers, despite the almost identical subject matter (down to the collective-mind aliens).
I also have James Clavell's Shogun in the queue.
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