What's the Name of That Book??? discussion

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UNSOLVED: One specific book > Sci-fi book about a young kid on overpopulated earth. Joins the military, becomes a “pod jumper”. Fights massive until labor terraforming aliens on different planets.

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message 1: by Walter (new)

Walter | 3 comments Multiple book series, overpopulation and food shortages are a theme. He gets married...


message 2: by Walter (new)

Walter | 3 comments *unkillable aliens


message 3: by Evelyn (new)

Evelyn Bond | 3 comments Forever War by Joe Haldeman?


message 4: by Peter (new)

Peter Meilinger | 474 comments Sounds like Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos.


message 5: by Kris (new)

Kris | 35167 comments Mod
Walter, around what year did you read this book series? A range of years is fine.

How old is the main character? Is this book for adults or teens?


message 6: by Ingo (last edited Jun 15, 2020 03:05AM) (new)

Ingo (ilembcke) | 617 comments From Evelyn, for the klick::
The Forever War (The Forever War, #1) by Joe Haldeman The Forever War


message 7: by Lobstergirl, au gratin (new)

Lobstergirl | 39296 comments Mod
Walter is still looking for this and wrote:

"An overpopulated earth where a young guy joins the marines to make it out of the slums. Becomes a Jarhead or Podhead. Drops into planets from orbital pods, battling leviathan like aliens that are terraforming planets. Goes back to earth at some point and takes his mom out for a steak or porkchop that costs like 123$ but the guy gives it to him for free because he was once a jar head?"


message 8: by Conal (new)

Conal (conalo) | 52 comments Lobstergirl wrote: "Walter is still looking for this and wrote:

"An overpopulated earth where a young guy joins the marines to make it out of the slums. Becomes a Jarhead or Podhead. Drops into planets from orbital p..."


Peter has already answered this earlier in the thread. This is Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos which is the 1st book in a seven book series (so far) by this author.


message 9: by Kris (new)

Kris | 35167 comments Mod
Amazon's "Look Inside" preview of Terms of Enlistment by Marko Kloos - Peter and Conal's suggestion:

https://www.amazon.com/Terms-Enlistme...


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