Dec 11, 2015 john steakley only published two relatively obscure novels in his life. Would anyone happen to have saved the excerpt of armor ii that apparently used to be on john steakley s website. The two plot lines i remember is the one guy who was like a book live cross between zaphod beeblebroxjames digriz and the other was a guy who lived through absolute hell and could just keep going over and over. It has some superficial similarities with robert a. Armor 1984 read online free book by john steakley in epub,txt.
I tried to access it, but the site no longer exists since he has unfortunately died. This book reached out and sucked me in from chapter one. 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. Armor 1984 read online free book by john steakley in. July 26, 1951 november 27, 2010 was an american author, best known for his science fiction writing. The stark realities of john steakleys military sf novel armor. John steakly captures the atmosphere of combat albeit in a science fiction genre better than anyone i know of. 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. Starship troopers is a good book, but steakleys armor is a great book. Armor by john steakley and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Armor quotes by john steakley goodreads share book. John steakley only published two relatively obscure novels in his life. July 29, april 2, at only the connection between these two stories is even more tenuous.
The book is divided into three parts, the first following felix and the second jack crow. Even before i finished armor by john steakley this morning, i began to laugh a maniacal laughter from the very depths of me. Surprising to read a early 80s scifi book where darpa and other agencies have brought some of these technologies of the book to the modern battlefield. John steakleys 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 novel armor. This book is the story of felix an important individual who wants to forget his past and joins fleet to fight in the antwar.
Armor, book by john steakley mass market paperback. John steakley has written four short stories, three films, and two novels, including vampires, which was the basis for a john carpenter film. It reads like an oil painting with deep characters at the center of a blurry canvas, where chaos is a smear of black paint, and speed a rake of colors. I think its one book that all sf afficionados should have. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. A decent interpretation of the ants and the armor itself. 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. Besides being a writer, he has been a stockcar racer, a semipro football player, a private detective, an actor, and a car salesman. This study guide consists of approximately 34 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of armor. John steakley books list of books by john steakley. Pdf armor book by john steakley free download 426 pages.
Part 1 the storys divided into pieces and begins with felix. The best of our best, the best that each of us will ever build or ever love. Starship troopers is a good book, but steakley s armor is a great book. 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. In the armor novel by john steakley, why was this character killed. John steakleys book, armor, is about the first interplanetary war.
Hello select your address best sellers todays deals new releases customer service todays deals new releases customer service. Probably the best source for information is the antwar saloon, the forum on the site you linked. He has published two novels, including his acclaimed military science fiction novel armor, as well as four short science fiction and fantasy stories. Browse other questions tagged armorbook johnsteakley or ask your own question. Written by john steakley, audiobook narrated by tom weiner. There is a good reason why john steakleys armor still, after all these years is a common sight on the shelves of your local bookstore. The two plots do intertwine, but the plots arent the appeal of this novel. Its also probably steakleys more well known book because of the john carpenter film adaptation. This particular edition is in a audio cassette format. Armor has been left in book form, which does not help its least developed portions. Armor by john steakley 1984, paperback for sale online ebay. Armor by john steakley 1984, paperback for sale online.
Hes on a military starship orbiting a hostile planet called banshee and about to be dropped into combat along with 10,000 fellow warriors. This book is the story of felix an important individual who wants. Would very much like to read them if they exist and are of the same quality of writing. The long rumored armor 2 had an excerpt posted on the officialunofficial john steakley website in november of 2004. From what i know about steakley, he intended armor to be a starship troopers with better action scenes. The two plot lines i remember is the one guy who was like a book live cross between zaphod beeblebroxjames digriz and the other was a guy. Besides being a writer, he has been a stockcar racer, a semipro football player, a private detective, an actor, and. Well, what we ended up with was something much, much more. 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. This is a serious book which shows the violence and brutality of war, the cynicism and hypocrisy with. Armor is utterly modern and classical simultaneously. Im a big fan of armor and would be stoked if someone had saved it.
To my beloved father, first and foremost john william steakley and to eagle, first and foremost pal, this book is gratefully dedicated. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read armor. Hes introduced in armor as telling his story from firstperson perspective, a. Its friday and here is our discussion on armor duration.
When i found armor, i was initially skeptical that an unknown like john steakley could top the legend heinlein. The first edition of the novel was published in december 1984, and was written by john steakley. Felix finds himself enlisted as a fleet scout on a planet called banshee to fight monstrous creatures known as ants. I am pretty sure if this book was was written today that we would see multiple sequels to this as he definitely could have expounded on character stories that i would probably have enjoyed reading. Of course i was into the armor aspect of the book as i watched voltron and robotech. John steakley is best known for his science fiction writing. A good movie, or graphic novel could clean up some of these shortcoming, much like the forever war graphic novel did for the novel. Extremely descriptive book19834 written on the battle armor and how it functions. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial. Body armor has been devised for the commando forces that are to be dropped on bansheethe.
The main characters of this science fiction, fiction story are felix, jack crow. This book is going to join the ranks of the classics of science fiction. John steakleys armor, daw is regarded, in many ways, as a companion to heinleins starship troopers. He published the acclaimed novels armor and vampires, the latter of which was the basis for john carpenters film of the same name. Would anyone happen to have saved the excerpt of armor ii that apparently used to be on john steakleys website. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Armor library edition by john steakley 9781433294822. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders.
The title of this book is armor library edition and it was written by john steakley. Librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers. He did cover art for zelazny books like amber series and lord of light. Armor by john steakley audio book simply audiobooks. John steakley 19512010 was an american author best known for his science fiction writing. Another sad update for fans of armor by john steakley. The stark realities of john steakleys military sf novel armor j barton mitchell. A friend recommended this book based on our similar tastes. The military scifi classic of courage on a dangerous alien planet the planet is called banshee. It is a story of the horror, the courage, and the aftermath of combat, and also of how strength of spirit can be the greatest armor of all. Armor is, i believe, my favorite science fiction novel ever. Armor by steakley, john and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Felix finds himself enlisted as a fleet scout on a planet called. Buy the mass market paperback book armor by john steakley at indigo.
The stark realities of john steakleys military sf novel armor tor. 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. As i finished armor by john steakley this morning, i laughed from the depths of me. It reads like an oil painting with deep characters at the center of a blurry canvas, where chaos is a. John steakley wikipedia the official unofficial john steakley site john steakley armor. Jack crow is similarly comparable between the two books. I asked him about a sequel or prequel and told him i had some ideas of my own i would share with him. The first, published in, was armor, and while taking clear inspiration. Armor is a military science fiction novel by john steakley. Armor it is the story of felix, a man consumed by fear and hatred.
The book was published in multiple languages including english, consists of 426 pages and is available in mass market paperback format. John steakley, the author of armor and other excellent science fiction, has. Armor, by john steakley, depicts battles that engulf humanity in a wartorn future. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or. There is a good reason why john steakley s armor still, after all these years is a common sight on the shelves of your local bookstore. Upper lamp on lowest gain glowing down to white sheets and yellow hair and golden skinso much gold for so little skinand all of it, the gently rising flat tummy, the wide eyes closed or shielded or hidden, the positively dreamlike sweep of lines from throat to forehead and back again to the partial view of more yellow hair, but tufted, promising more hair and more gold. Sequel to novel armor by john steakley science fiction. Armor is, in my opinion, the superior novel of steakleys duo.467 171 1399 1483 907 388 815 230 1418 1005 170 482 521 1014 912 122 20 576 299 854 1077 515 900 209 898 81 284 1312 657 1258 165 406 106