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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Either Doc Capek or Penny stuck with me and helped me the whole time .
Fortunately my man was as thoroughly photographed and recorded as perhaps
any man in history and I had , as well , the close co - operation of his intimates .
Dr . Capek took time to dose me and I felt almost human by suppertime ;
nevertheless , he issued bulletins about " Mr . Bonforte ' s virus infection . ” The
sealed and air - conditioned cities of the Moon being what they are , nobody was
But I was not the only one of his intimate family who was not seeing him ; Capek
had chucked Penny out - for her own good . I did not know it at the time . I did
know that Penny had become irritable , absentminded , and moody after we
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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