But what do we know about judging a book by it’s cover? That ya shouldn’t oughta do it, that’s what. And here’s why. In between that cheesy, sexed-up image on the cover and the lame back-cover quotes is one helluva novel.
It’s classic Heinlein in all the ways: a protagonist you love, characters you adore, and an orgy where they all swap.
Even though this is clearly a one-off, existing outside the Heinlein universe (Lazarus Long never shows up, not even to the orgy), it still feels familiar. Classy, funny, charming, heartwarming, from the first action-packed 17 pages to the last line on the last page which leaves you saying “Awwww!” out loud. Not bad for a book about a super-sexy genetically engineered superhuman, huh?