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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 - bfgar - LibraryThing
What would you do if a politician's staff came to you and asked you to be the man's double for a few days because he had been kidnapped? Especially if you were an actor with an enormous ego? Would you ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RandyStafford - LibraryThing
Sure, there are Martians and Venerians and Outer Jovians, but the last two are never on stage and the first isn’t very alien. Sure, the story starts in Missouri (maybe) and goes to Mars and the Moon ... Read full review