Alexei Panshin's The Abyss of Wonder
|JIM BLISH SAYS:
On the Starship Troopers controversy:
If a novel about a dedicated professional soldier does not leave the impression
that warfare is the only real occupation for a real man, it's a failure.
I think Heinlein succeeded admirably, and the didactic parts of the books
are both necessary and fascinating. For the rest, I am on Poul's
Originally published in The Proceedings of the Institute
for Twenty-First Century Studies #134, March 1960.