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After that the elders made their speeches, I made my acceptance speech in
answer, and they gave me my name and my wand. I was a Martian. I did not
know how to use the wand and my name sounded like a leaky faucet, but from
that instant ...
I took the scroll and picked up my life wand. Rog looked horrified. "Good Lord,
man, you can't carry that thing into the presence of the Emperor!" "Why not?" "Huh
? It's a weapon." "It's a ceremonial weapon. Rog, every duke and every
He glanced at the wand and said smoothly, "That's a Martian wand, is it not, sir?
Interesting. I suppose you will want to leave it here— it will be safe." I said, "I'm
carrying it." "Sir?" His eyebrows shot up and he waited for me to correct my
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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
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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