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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And I could not stand their smell ! Nobody could accuse me of race prejudice . I
didn ' t care ... Now there they were , standing on their pedestals around a table ,
pretending to be people . I had not even heard the air conditioning speed up .
I turned my head ; the young woman called Penny was struggling to lift her head
from the other hydraulic bed and Dak was standing braced in the doorway . I
looked at him and said wonderingly , “ How do you manage to stand up ? " Part of
Penny my dear , will you please have someone send in fingerprinting equipment
? " I knew I was sunkbut , damn it , if you are caught by the Birkenhead Drill , the
least you owe yourself is to stand at attention while the ship goes down . Even a ...
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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