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As others have said; The Forever War, by Joe Haldeman. Tongue controls (Chapter 7 and 13); All I could hear was Potter's breathing and the soft crunch-crunch of my boots. Couldn't see much of anything, so I tongued the image converter up to a log two intensification. That made the image kind of blurry but adequately bright. I shuffled over ...


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The Forever War by Joe Haldeman had tongue controls in the powered suits. The suits were clearly and obviously inspired by Starship Troopers, but the rest of the war was more of a reaction against that vision -- and surely also a response to the Vietnam War, in which the US was still embroiled when the book came out, and in which Haldeman had served as a ...


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I found the book it wasn't Thunderbird but Firebird of the Firebird trilogy. Her name is Kathy Tyers. Her death was expected, but something more powerful kept her alive. Lady Firebird was born to the royal family of Netaia. Because of her birthplace in the family, however, her life is expendable. Honorable suicide is the highest calling she could ...


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Any chance you're thinking of Thunderbirds are Go! by Kitty Richards? It's not easy being the fourteen-year-old son of a billionaire ex-astronaut. Your older brothers get to fly the super-advanced Thunderbird rescue vehicles, but you're not even allowed to touch the control panels! Now Alan Tracy has the chance to prove he's got what it takes to be a full-...


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Starship Troopers. They wear the suit, and it determines its movements from the wearers muscle movements. So for things like the legs and arms, the marine doesn't think about, they just move like they normally would. The suit keeps up and augments their motions. Some functions, such as communications, are controlled physically with the mouth, since ...


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Vanguard3000 and moopet suggest Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone(1983). I note that teenage Molly Ringwald was an important character in Spacehunter (1983). Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone(1983) is a possibility.


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Vanguard3000 and moopet suggest Spacehunter: Adventures in the Forbidden Zone (1983). Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983) also had a similarly long title. I note that teenage Molly Ringwald was an important character in Spacehunter (1983), while the very tall Richard Moll of Night Court appeared in Metalstorm (1983). Either movie could be the ...


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I only managed to get through the first couple of episodes, but this sounds like the Netflix/Amazon Prime series Extant staring Halle Berry. Molly Woods, an astronaut with ISEA (International Space Exploration Agency) is assigned a 13-month solo mission aboard space station Seraphim. She returns home to her husband John, a robotics engineer who created ...


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As already indicated, this is probably The Forever War by Joe Haldeman. However, if it is not, it might conceivably be The Languages of Pao by Jack Vance. Per Goodreads: The Panarch of Pao is dead and Beran Panasper, his young son and heir, must flee the planet to live and avenge his father's death. It is at the secret fortress on the planet Breakness ...


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Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983) was from the early 1980s and had a long title. I note that the very tall Richard Moll of Night Court appeared in Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983). Thus Metalstorm: The Destruction of Jared-Syn (1983) might possibly be the remembered movie.


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