Glory Road

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Macmillan, 2004 - Fiction - 319 pages
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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User Review  - octoberdad - LibraryThing

Magic becomes science, but Heinlein's sense of chivalry and heroism remains unchanged. Not his best work, but a good escape for anyone who likes the intersection of science fiction and fantasy. Read full review

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It's just past midnight, and as I stare across the desk at the book wall opposite I spot the slim red spine of an old paperback: Robert A. Heinlein's “Glory Road”. It must be ages since I last read it ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
13
Section 2
25
Section 3
26
Section 4
27
Section 5
34
Section 6
36
Section 7
40
Section 8
46
Section 24
151
Section 25
152
Section 26
158
Section 27
167
Section 28
179
Section 29
189
Section 30
195
Section 31
198

Section 9
49
Section 10
51
Section 11
66
Section 12
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Section 13
77
Section 14
79
Section 15
83
Section 16
87
Section 17
98
Section 18
111
Section 19
118
Section 20
129
Section 21
132
Section 22
143
Section 23
149
Section 32
216
Section 33
221
Section 34
232
Section 35
252
Section 36
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Section 37
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Section 38
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Section 39
287
Section 40
289
Section 41
300
Section 42
303
Section 43
307
Section 44
309
Section 45
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Robert Anson Heinlein (1907-1988) is widely acknowledged to have been the single most important and influential author of science fiction.

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