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I turned my head ; the young woman called Penny was struggling to lift her head
from the other hydraulic bed and Dak was standing braced in the doorway . I
looked at him and said wonderingly , “ How do you manage to stand up ? " Part of
They would kill you right now , if they could get at you . But when you make this
public appearance as the Chief you ' ll be safe ; the circumstances will be such
that they can ' t afford to kill . ” He studied my face . “ Well ? ” I shook my head .
IO I shook my head and made a great effort to pull myself together and reply . “
Rog , you don ' t know what you are saying . It ' s preposterous - ridiculous ! I ' m
no statesman . I ' m just a bloody actor ! I make faces and make people laugh .
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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