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Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« on: December 20, 2010, 09:38:56 PM »
Finally......   Just noticed today, also Time for the Stars.... will be reading late tonight

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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2010, 09:42:26 PM »
A lot of Heinlein's stuff has been appearing over on Baen. Multi-format, DRM free, and reasonably priced. Granted, not his best-known works, but still. (http://www.webscription.net/s-59-robert-a-heinlein.aspx)

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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2010, 11:08:46 PM »
A lot of Heinlein's stuff has been appearing over on Baen. Multi-format, DRM free, and reasonably priced. Granted, not his best-known works, but still. (http://www.webscription.net/s-59-robert-a-heinlein.aspx)

How does that work? are there a lot of steps in transferring to the kindle

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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2010, 11:31:31 PM »
How does that work? are there a lot of steps in transferring to the kindle

http://www.webscription.net/t-kindle.aspx

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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2010, 03:11:52 AM »
http://www.webscription.net/t-kindle.aspx

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I do it all the time.  After you do it once, you'll be a pro.  :)



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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2010, 11:00:05 AM »
redshift,

I do it all the time.  After you do it once, you'll be a pro.  :)

That's what I wanted a hands on testimonial I will give it a try

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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2010, 11:15:04 AM »


I do it all the time.  After you do it once, you'll be a pro.  :)

That's what she said.  ;D

Troopers is one of my late best friend's ALL TIME FAVORITE books, and he and I went to see the movie together.  When we walked out,  I said hey that was pretty good.  He looked at my with a bit of anger and spite.  We went back to his place and he handed me his copy of the book.  I read it and realized why he was so upset, they took one of the greatest military science fiction works or alltime and turned it into a chessy gory schlock fest.

When my kindle gets here im going to add Troopers as soon as possible.
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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2010, 11:48:12 AM »
The movie wasn't that bad. As long as you could forget completely about the book. I enjoy the book for all its Heinleiness and the movie for its campy fun.

Now I'm off to Baen to load up on some Heinlein :)

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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #8 on: December 21, 2010, 11:52:51 AM »
I use websubscription all the time and it's no hassle at all.  I just e-mail to my kindle.

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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2010, 03:46:04 PM »
Starship Troopers is a book I've been interested in reading. I saw the movie at the theater when it came out. I loved it! I saw it in a packed movie house, and the energy was just nuts during the nude co-ed shower scene.


 
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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2010, 04:05:25 PM »
Starship Troopers is a book I've been interested in reading. I saw the movie at the theater when it came out. I loved it! I saw it in a packed movie house, and the energy was just nuts during the nude co-ed shower scene.

About the only things the movie had in common with the book were the title and that it's military sci-fi.

Seriously.


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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2010, 04:43:56 PM »
About the only things the movie had in common with the book were the title and that it's military sci-fi.

Seriously.



Yeah, definetly no co-ed nude shower scenes in Heinlin's world
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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #12 on: December 22, 2010, 07:18:14 PM »
I didn't know that this was based on a book. Am I the only person in here that didn't care much for the movie?

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« Reply #13 on: December 22, 2010, 10:54:26 PM »
Am I the only person in here that didn't care much for the movie?

No.  ;D

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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2010, 03:10:23 AM »
I didn't know that this was based on a book. Am I the only person in here that didn't care much for the movie?

You can't really say that the movie was based on the book, there is so little similarity, other than character names there really isn't much that the two share.
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« Reply #15 on: December 23, 2010, 06:53:46 AM »
Re-read "Starship Troopers" a few years ago, and surprised how well it held up. Heinlein had plenty of sex in his later novels, underplayed to be sure--and I do seem to remember some co-ed stuff Paul lifted to create that shower scene. Good novel, the granddaddy of military SF.

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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #16 on: December 23, 2010, 08:48:27 AM »
About the only things the movie had in common with the book were the title and that it's military sci-fi.

Seriously.


yep...great book..terrible film

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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2010, 12:37:21 AM »
No.  ;D

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That's a relief. Because I remember going to see it at the cinema and some people walked out before it was over.

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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2010, 01:18:52 AM »
I have read it several times and enjoyed it. Won't pick it up again on kindle but I did want to through some more support to baen. They are a great little company.  I have dozens of their books.

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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2010, 10:00:46 AM »
Odd, I don't see Heinlein listed as one of the authors on the Baen site.

I tried the link, but am getting a runtime error.  Is it possible that they're pulling his books form the site?

EDIT: Nevermind.  I must need more caffeine or more sleep.  I finally found it once I opened my eyes.
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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2010, 03:40:19 PM »
Wow, thanks for the tip, I've been looking for these books.
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Re: Starship Troopers now on Kindle
« Reply #21 on: December 24, 2010, 06:46:39 PM »
Heinlein is the author most responsible for my love of science fiction. I was reading him in grade school in the late 1950s.

It would be super if all of his works were on Kindle.

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Just for the record, albeit 7 years later, the actual quote is simply "Rub her feet." — Lazarus Long

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« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2017, 02:00:33 PM »
About the only things the movie had in common with the book were the title and that it's military sci-fi.

Seriously.

Indeed. The movie was more of a satire. Even though the movie didn't do the book justice, it was still pretty good in its own right. I think it was and remains a bit misunderstood.
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« Reply #24 on: July 22, 2017, 04:38:16 PM »
Indeed. The movie was more of a satire. Even though the movie didn't do the book justice, it was still pretty good in its own right. I think it was and remains a bit misunderstood.

I agree - actually, I thought it was pretty hilarious, including the acting  :) I liked it.
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