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Back in the 1980s or 90s, I read the first book in a military science fiction series that dealt with a human combat unit in the far future. The novel mostly took place on their ship, and the humans were genetically bred according to their combat arm (Infantry was big and strong, pilots had fast reflexes, Intel-types had huge brains, etc). The living spaces were communal, their language was coarse, and there was lots of sexual innuendo but no sex. The characters kind of reminded me of Battletech Clans, but there were no Mechs in this book that I can remember.

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    Hi, welcome to SF&F! You should check out the suggestions to see if they spark any additional memories you can edit into your question. Do you remember anything about the book itself, like the cover? – DavidW Jun 2 at 2:43
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    Since we're talking about science fiction, the word "ship" is somewhat ambiguous. Please clarify whether the "ship" is a seagoing vessel, or an airship or spaceship. – user14111 Jun 2 at 2:46
  • They sound too crude for the Dorsai, but they are a possibility. – ab2 ReinstateMonicaNow Jun 3 at 3:23
  • It is a spaceship. The combat takes place in space and on alien planets. – Kevin Rohrer Jun 3 at 14:42

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