E. C. Scar Gordon was on the French Riviera recovering from a tour of combat in Southeast Asia, but he hadnt 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 with 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, 17 rue Dante, Nice, 2me tage, 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 hed 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. And she sends him on the adventure of a lifetime. Robert A. Heinleins one true fantasy novel,Glory Roadis as much fun today as when he wrote it afterStranger 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 readablea favorite of all who have read it.Glory Roadis a masterpiece of escapist entertainment with a typically Heinleinian sting in its tail.