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We know now , alas , that Mars isn ' t like that - in fact , it was probably wishful
thinking in 1956 . Torchships and life wands are just new names for everyday
sciencefictional hardware . But there is lots of interesting information in the book .
Matter of fact , you have already started your impersonation . This ship is not
really the Go For Broke ; it is the Chief ' s private yacht and traveling office , the
Tom Paine . The Go For Broke is riding a parking orbit around Mars , with its ...
In fact , they possessed the same quaint grace as a Chinese pagoda . True , they
were not human in form , but neither is a bird of paradise - and birds of paradise
are the loveliest things alive . I began to realize , too , that their pseudo limbs ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - baswood - LibraryThing
This 1956 Hugo award winning novel is included in the science fiction masterwork series and either has not aged well or was a lack lustre rip-off from the start. It takes as a basis for its story the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Stevil2001 - LibraryThing
I was surprised how much I liked this book. It's a relatively simple and predictable plot: Lorenzo Smythe is an actor hired to impersonate a politician at a key political moment. Only thing is, the ... Read full review