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Glory Road - Robert A. Heinlein
Glory Road
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E. C. "Scar" Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia , but he hadn't given up his habit of scanning the Personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him:"ARE YOU A COWARD? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to... show more
E. C. "Scar" Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia , but he hadn't given up his habit of scanning the Personals in the newspaper. One ad in particular leapt out at him:"ARE YOU A COWARD? This is not for you. We badly need a brave man. He must be 23 to 25 years old, in perfect health, at least six feet tall, weigh about 190 pounds, fluent English, with some French, proficient in all weapons, some knowledge of engineering and mathematics essential, willing to travel, no family or emotional ties, indomitably courageous and handsome of face and figure. Permanent employment, very high pay, glorious adventure, great danger. You must apply in person, rue Dante, Nice, 2me étage, apt. D."How could you not answer an ad like that, especially when it seemed to describe you perfectly? Well, except maybe for the "handsome" part, but that was in the eye of the beholder anyway. So he went to that apartment and was greeted by the most beautiful woman he'd ever met. She seemed to have many names, but agreed he could call her "Star." A pretty appropriate name, as it turned out, for the empress of twenty universes.Robert A. Heinlein's one true fantasy novel, Glory Road is as much fun today as when he wrote it after Stranger in a Strange Land. Heinlein proves himself as adept with sword and sorcery as with rockets and slide rules and the result is exciting, satirical, fast-paced, funny and tremendously readable -- a favorite of all who have read it. Glory Road is a masterpiece of escapist entertainment with a typically Heinleinian sting in its tail. Tor is proud to return this all-time classic to hardcover to be discovered by a new generation of readers.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780765312228 (0765312220)
ASIN: 765312220
Publisher: Orb Books
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
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MartynVHalm
MartynVHalm rated it
3.0 Glory Road
Typical male adolescent fantasy where a decommissioned soldier, restless in France, signs up for a dangerous mission to rescue a damsel-in-distress.
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it
3.0 Glory Road
Glory Road is about the closest Heinlein ever came to writing fantasy--but Heinlein being Heinlein, it's more a bland of sword and sorcery and straight science fiction--alternate universe travel to a reality where American ex-soldier Gordon gets to play knight to a fair princess. It's mostly fun, a...
thomcat
thomcat rated it
4.0 Glory Road
This book is really two parts - a fantasy romp and then the after happily ever after portion. I read this as a teen, but somehow the second half didn't stick with me at all. Heinlein knew his sword play and proves it here, but I didn't enjoy the moral rants and there was far too much talk of spankin...
Niepamiętnik fprefecta
Niepamiętnik fprefecta rated it
4.0 Szlak chwały
Pisząc niedawno opinię o dość przeciętnej książce dla młodzieży, dostało mi się, że z niewłaściwej perspektywy oceniam takie książki. Może rzeczywiście powoli tetryczeje już, ale co dobre poznam bez problemowo i dziś opowiem o bardzo dobrej książce przygodowej. Robert A. Heinlein jest wielokrotnym l...
FriedEgg
FriedEgg rated it
4.0 Glory Road
Apparently, this is one of Heinlein's few attempts at fantasy. He does it quite well and it is notable for two things. Firstly, Heinlein cannot resist the need to rationalise the miraculous. Magic arises from a more advanced mathematics and science than our own. Secondly, we see this fantastic world...
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