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Framed in the doorway , looking like a nightmare toadstool , was a Martian . For
an agony - stretched second I could see nothing but the Martian . I did not see the
human standing behind him , nor did I notice the life wand the Martian cradled in
I did not know how to use the wand and my name sounded like a leaky faucet ,
but from that instant on it was my legal name on Mars and I was legally a blood
member of the most aristocratic family on the planet - exactly fifty - two 88.
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
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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