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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
I said wonderingly, "Bill, do I understand that you are complaining that the speech
I made was too effective to suit you?" "Huh? Hell, no! It was a lousy speech." "So?
You can't have it both ways. You're saying that a lousy speech went over so ...
the sovereign were not present, I delivered my speech. It was not the one
Corpsman had written; that one went down the oubliette as soon as I had read it.
Bill had made it a straight campaign speech, and it was the wrong time and place
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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
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An actor finds himself in a dangerous role. he is told the president of mars has been kidnapped, and he gets the job. But he finds out the kidnappers are also the men who have hired him.... Read full review