Just an avid reader. Mostly SF/Fantasy, some hobbies, paranormal, urban fantasy and lighter, fluffier things.
This was a short one. Just the stage before actually leaving earth. Meeting up with a few other geriatric recruits on the space platform and getting "chatty."
Reminded me more of The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress — and all the marines in H. Beam Piper's Terro-Human books (particularly Sarge in the offshoot Fuzzy Bones) — than the Starship Troopers it frequently gets lumped in wth. Probably because of the explanation of the beanstalk/elevator being so similar in style to the explanation of transporting matériel between earth and moon in that book.
Of course, one of the new acquaintances was going to be able to explain the physics of the thing for us.
If you care to join in on this or a future Virtual Speculation Book Club read here on booklikes, the book club is at http://booklikes.com/book-clubs/50/virtual-speculation
Five chapters a week for this July bookclub read of Old Man's War.
Plus whatever library ebooks I borrow (lots on waitlist plus binge-ing some series) will interrupt regular reading schedule.
Another bookclub read of whatever TOR offers free (mid-month?) plus 24in48 readathon July 22-23 will also disrupt or remake plans.