Armor Setting & Symbolism

John Steakley
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The Engine

The Engine is what Felix has named the state that takes control when he is in battle. He describes the Engine as something that makes the necessary decisions despite what Felix wants. Felix also says this state of being makes him feel like he is outside his body watching things happen.

Ants

The Ants are the space creatures that humanity is at war with. The creatures are three meters tall and resemble ants. While they appear to be nearly mindless and robot like they have advanced space technology and weaponry and were able to launch an attack on Earth prompting the war.

Armor

Armor is given to the fighters before they are sent to the planet. Each body suit of Armor is made of incredibly strong metal and is custom fitted to each person leaving no room for anything, not even clothing. It gives the wearer...

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