Being trapped in the steaming h—l of Venus is no excuse for forgetting one’s manners—but anyone abducted, marooned, tricked, kept from tea might well crack under the strain! A wonderful and amusing satire of the modern cosmetics industry. Evelyn E. Smith is best known as the author of the Miss Melville mysteries. From 1952 to 1969 she wrote dozens of science fiction and fantasy short stories that appeared in magazines such as The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Galaxy, Super Science Fiction, and Fantastic Universe. Her stories were witty, well written, often humorous, and always unforgettable.