Glory Road Author:Robert A. Heinlein The places they'd go, the things they'd see... (if they survived.) — "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 essenti... more »al, 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."
Until he came to the part about "handsome of face and figure", "E.C. Scar" Gordon thought the ad was a shaggy dog aimed straight at him by someone who knew his habit of reading the personals. But tastes vary; when on a whim he answered it, the gorgeous Amazon in a lab coat who examined him seemed to think he was just fine in that department too. So what was a poor boy to do? Soon Scar Gordon, in company with the most beautiful woman he'd ever met, was off on that Glory Road.« less