What was the movie thinking? If you've seen it and think you know what Heinlein was writing about, you are mistaken. This book is esprit de corp, the existential joy of fighting alongside brethren for a common purpose. With a good bit of military realism thrown in as well. Loved it.
I am a strong proponent of advancing progress towards space travel. This book is an interesting autobiography with some good life advice thrown in as well.
Love, love, love this book. Sagan encourages skeptical thinking as a way to avoid bullshit and the manipulative hold of charlatans. I wish this was required reading in our schools and churches, truly would protect a lot of people.
Visionary science fiction. An alien arrival with religious overtones forces the reader to question their beliefs in this alternate history of Earth (at least that is how I think of it). By the end, if you're not asking existential questions about humanity and our purpose, then you didn't read it!
I love the cadence of Clark's writing, there's just something very _clear_ about it. That said, this is a decent book but not my favorite from him.
It is a travesty that I haven't written a long review of this. LOVE THIS BOOK. Much more witty than the movie, which was very well made.