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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Straight ahead of us was the Nest of Kkkah , a fairy city . I was staring at it , my
heart lifting at its fragile beauty , when Dak moved suddenly . We were well past
the traffic around the godowns but there was one car ahead , coming toward us ; I
Can ' t have any unseemly disturbance under the eyes of the nest . Let ' s check
time . " We did so . I was about three and a half minutes ahead of the deadline . "
You are to go in exactly on time , you understand ? Not ahead , not behind , but ...
They are never out of the nest and we are inclined to forget that there can be little
Martians . It takes almost five years , after fission , for a Martian to regain his full
size , have his brain fully restored , and get all of his memory back . During this ...
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Review: Double StarUser Review - Luís - Goodreads
One of my favorite Heinlein books. I gave it one extra star for the narration and I recommend this one in audio-book format. Read full review