John Steakley only published two relatively obscure novels in his life. The first, published in , was Armor, and while taking clear inspiration. John Steakley’s ARMOR (, Daw) is regarded, in many ways, as a companion to Heinlein’s STARSHIP TROOPERS. In interviews given at. “Kent put me on the ship and sent me off, still in his armor the whole time. When they tried to find out what was going on, he blocked them.

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There are some really cool revelations about the mystery that is Felix, and much of it is left unexplained. Well, what we ended up with was something much, much more. Felix as a human is stripped away and the Engine is all that remains.

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Perhaps because the story was written in the early 80s there is a bit of residual seventies weirdness apparent. Concept art by Adam Lucas According to Wikipedia, a sequel was in the works at the time of Steakley’s death: Puts a stick through one of the small holes and lo and behold ants stream out.

Hell, kill them rather than bother with them – or be bothered by them.

See all books by John Steakley. Felix learns from his inexperienced Commanding Officer, Canada Shoen, that one of the purposes of the fort is to show non-combat officers and journalists what the war is like.

The parts wrmor Felix were just awesome – I couldn’t put it down. Just nuke it if necessary.

Armro teams with Felix for awhile and we eventually learn what becomes of Felix. I would call it a deep space opera. And Steakley never recovers the narrative momentum.


I read in one of the reviews here on Goodreads love the earnest folks of this online community! He’s constantly referred to as “gunman” by the other vampire hunters, and is admired for his inherent, armo unconscious skill that kicks in during battle. May 28, Alain Dewitt rated it did not like it Shelves: Only the connection between these two stories is even more tenuous.

Battle armor is a standard component of military science fiction, but the concept was still reasonably fresh when John Steakley wrote Armor. Now I know why. Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers.

My emotions changed so often that by the end, I could feel their exhaustion. At first glance, Steakley took the parts of Starship Troopers he liked the most, power armor and aliens that resemble insects, and expanded it into a novel, but Armor is so much more than that. John Steakley died last year.

And they are horrified — devastated by Felix’s physical pain and mental suffering. The Archetype of The Eternal Wanderer. This is probably my third or fourth re-read of this great book.

Mar 07, Dan rated it it was amazing Shelves: Even before Steakley passed away in from liver cancer he had faded from public view, with only a few projects like Armor II in the pipe. Why did the author switch to his point of view?

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A sequel syeakley in the works at the time of Steakley’s death. Regrettably, the entire book doesn’t hold up to the quality of those scenes. That’s partly because of the special armor he wears — his black nuclear-power 4. I will not give away the ending except to say that it was awesome.


Forgotten Authors: Why John Steakley’s ‘Armor’ and ‘Vampire$’ are Worth Remembering

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. It just takes a while to get there, which makes it even more gratifying when it finally shows itself. The second story revolves around Jack Crow, a famous brigand and scoundrel, and his bid for freedom and a ship to carry him to wherever.

Fourth – and this relates to the action – is the writing style. A conflict, unexplained even to its fighters, on a desolate hellhole world: We lived together for many years, and I would sit and paint while he would write all day in longhand on yellow legal pads. I appreciate being corrected, although I’d argue you’ve only complicated armr matter from a “death of the author” perspective.

Retro review: ARMOR by John Steakley

Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It then morphed into a kind of mystery that lead to soul searching and still more dead aliens, ending was a bit sad but still awesome, wish Eyes was there. It’s uninteresting and repetitive. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use.

This secondary narrative isn’t as compelling as the rest of the novel, and I found myself hanging out for the segments that revealed more of Felix’s steakey. Felix steakleey fear but has an uncanny ability to set it aside while he busies himself with the tasks of killing and staying alive.

You’re still right and the fans still liked it.