John Steakley’s ARMOR (, Daw) is regarded, in many ways, as a companion to Heinlein’s STARSHIP TROOPERS. In interviews given at. John Steakley only published two relatively obscure novels in his life. The first, published in , was Armor, and while taking clear inspiration. The military sci-fi classic of courage on a dangerous alien planet The planet is called Banshee. The air is unbreathable, the water is poisonous. It is.

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So what was Steakley hoping to accomplish with this repurposing of characters? OK, looks like you’re right Characters similar to Felix from different genres: The majority of the troops were not crazed druggies [those were the minority that got all the notice].

Poor descriptions such as this are peppered throughout the novel. May 02, Jerry rated it it was amazing Shelves: He has a heavy reputation that clearly all the other characters steakleh the book are aware of but we, the reader, learn almost nothing of. View all 13 comments. To my surprise, Admor Steakley wrote back. That’s partly because of the special armor he wears — his black nuclear-power 4. And Steakley never recovers the narrative momentum.

We lived together for many years, and I would sit and paint while he would write all day in longhand on yellow legal pads. It was first published in December The story of Felix is actually very enthralling and while the odd twist it gets is just that a bit odd it’s still very good and I truly wish Mr.

Look, some books just stick with you and this is one of those books for me. Mass Market PaperbackDawpages. The concept of the suits themselves, though pervasive in our culture right now i.


Felix is the POV character at the start of Armorwith the third-person perspective keeping him at a distance. The invasion is jojn to Normandy on D-Day, and we get our first glimpse of Felix in the mess hall the morning steaakley the drop. I know they were also close friends. In Felix, we have a genuine sc Armor consists of two storylines.

John Steakley was born inhe and I would be almost of an age. After a tragic freighter accident that killed his wife, Felix fled his responsibilities ny monarch and joined the fleet to suppress the memories of her. Steakley had lived to complete the sequel. I emailed John and got a response wow! The Engine and the suit become synonymous at times. The denouement is nice and leaves you wanting so much more. In a stroke of bad luck, Bolov is also mortally wounded, grudgingly accepts the task of sacrificing himself and is thrown in the Hive by Felix.

As Crow and others become more and more sucked into Felix’ world of despair and terror, made only more terrifying by his unstoppable will to never quit, their own problems only grow. steaklry

Armor (novel) – Wikipedia

Armor is an exploration of war and will – The human drive, and the resiliency of the human animal under the most extreme of circumstances. That being said, if anyone can come up with a legitimate way to revive some armpr his projects, I would be happy to help!

I liked-hated-loved-despised-pitied them in turns. Yet Felix’s story is crippled by Steakley’s loss for words.


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It happens in flashes when the adrenaline kicks in during a scary moment, but this one goes on after that’s gone. Now I know why. He certainly didn’t want to hear my ideas and now being older and wiser I understand why. Just find me a relative or a past lawyer or something and I will at least convince or bribe them to make some sort of statement to the fans.

Retro review: ARMOR by John Steakley

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It just doesn’t follow. They begin the process of reviewing the armor’s files by basically reliving the experiences of the soldier who had worn it. Does anyone know if the recently-deceased author of ArmorJohn Steakley, left behind any notes or outlines of a sequel? As he becomes steajley veteran, the people around him, including the ones giving the orders, grow less and less experienced.

However, he later saves Jack and Holly during Borglyn’s attack.

Steakley narrates in first-person through Jack Crow. It was engaging, although I found the Jack Crow sections to be a bit opaque in meaning.

I would like to see Armor adapted to the screen and Afmor II written and published.