One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was -- as usual -- in a bar, drinking away his troubles as he watched his career go down the tubes. Then a space pilot bought him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knew, he was shanghaied to Mars.
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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
The Martian language gave me my greatest worry . Like most actors , I had
picked up enough Martian , Venerian , Outer Jovian , etc . , to be able to fake in
front of a camera or on stage . But those rolled or fluttered consonants are very
Luckily Martian is analogous to human speech forms . Basic Martian , the trade
language , is positional and involves only simple concrete ideas - like the
greeting : " I see you . " High Martian is polysynthetic and very stylized , with an ...