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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He went on , " Doc says that he thinks they must have been using the minimum
daily dose , just enough to keep him docile , until just before they turned him
loose . Then they shot him with a load that would turn an elephant into a
enough to want to keep his own secrets , can you ? And what better way is there
to be sure that he is not holding out on you than to poke a needle past his eyeball
and slip a shot of babble juice into his brain ? “ You can ' t make an omelet ...
I was very much afraid that if I saw him ill , the recollection of it would blur and
distort my performance . " I was not insisting , " Clifton answered . “ You know best
. It ' s possible that we can keep from having you appear in public ice . again , but
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jobinsonlis - LibraryThing
The last Heinlein I read was one of the worst books I've ever made myself finish but thankfully this book was more along the lines of what I want from him. It was a fun, short puzzle with an obvious conclusion that didn't make the journey towards it any less enjoyable. Read full review
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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