My view is that the previous reviewer has literally lost the plot. Certainly IMHO he seems to have missed the point of the story, which seeks to examine the manner in which science research is funded in the USA (and doubtless elsewhere.) It takes a little extra-terrestial assistance for the man in charge to see a new approach. Oh, and it's one of my favourtie stories. Make your own mind up, naturally enough
I'VE HEARD Robert's Rules of Order BEFORE. I THINK I WILL BECOME LEARNED FROM IT.
IT MUST BE A HERITAGE BY HUMAN.
Highly recommended, with funny and even truthful perspectives of words, sometimes with additions of poems on the word...
i.e MAD, adj. Affected with a high degree of intellectual independence; not conforming to standards of thought, speech and action derived by the conformants from study of themselves; at odds with the majority; in short, unusual. It is noteworthy that persons are pronounced mad by officials destitute of evidence that themselves are sane.
I liked it - kinda slow in parts, and absolutely no romance, but the way the scientist's personality changes is interesting.
And it helps answer the age-old question "Would you rather be invisible, or be able to fly?"