Glory Road by Robert A. Heinlein

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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 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.

 

About Robert A. Heinlein

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Robert A. Heinlein, four-time winner of the Hugo Award and recipient of three Retro Hugos, received the first Grand Master Nebula Award for lifetime achievement. His worldwide bestsellers have been translated into 22 languages and include Stranger in a Strange Land, Starship Troopers, Time Enough for Love, and The Moon Is a Harsh Mistress. His long-lost first novel, For Us, the Living, was recently published by Scribner and Pocket Books.
 
Published April 1, 2007 by Tor Books. 332 pages
Genres: History, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, War. Fiction

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Footloose Scar Gordon is chosen as the knight errant and (later) husband of the beautiful Star.

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Fans of Robert A. Heinlein (1907-1988) will welcome the reissue of the SF author's 1963 fantasy adventure, Glory Road. In his 1979 afterword, Samuel R. Delaney succinctly surveys Heinlein's writing ca

Oct 01 2004 | Read Full Review of Glory Road

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from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia , but he hadn't .

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Grasping For The Wind

Heinlein writes a swashbuckling tale that is part fantasy, part science fiction, and part cultural treatise.

Dec 19 2006 | Read Full Review of Glory Road

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