One minute, down and out actor Lorenzo Smythe was -- as usual -- in a bar, drinking away his troubles as he watched his career go down the tubes. Then a space pilot bought him a drink, and the next thing Smythe knew, he was shanghaied to Mars.
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I turned to Bill Corpsman , again offered my hand . He did not take it . Instead he
put his fists on his hips , looked up at me , and whistled . “ Amazing ! I really do
believe we stand a chance of getting away with it . ” He looked me up and down ...
That ' s what we ' ll do , Bill . " “ Damn it , this is a ridiculous example of — " That ' s
how it is going to be , Bill . ” Corpsman left the room very suddenly . Clifton sighed
. " Bill always has hated the notion that anybody but Mr . B . could give him ...
Sick , am I ? " shouted Bill . " Quiet down , Bill . As for issuing a denial , I hardly
think it is called for . However , I see that some of you have been taking notes .
While I doubt if any of your publishers would run this story , if they do , this
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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