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him into the nest after his death and then the whole nest and probably every nest
on Mars would set out to avenge him . They would not mind in the least if the
whole human race were to die or be killed - but to kill this one human being to
The siblings of the nest were spread out before me as far as I could see . There
was an open lane in front of me , with thousands on each side , set close together
as asparagus . I knew that the first thing I must do was slow - march down the ...
Robert Anson Heinlein. propriety . No adult Martian would appear outside his
nest without his life wand , or inside on ceremonial occasions . Martians have
appeared before the Emperor in the past ; they carried their wands , didn ' t they ?
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - baswood - LibraryThing
This 1956 Hugo award winning novel is included in the science fiction masterwork series and either has not aged well or was a lack lustre rip-off from the start. It takes as a basis for its story the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
I was surprised how much I liked this book. It's a relatively simple and predictable plot: Lorenzo Smythe is an actor hired to impersonate a politician at a key political moment. Only thing is, the ... Read full review