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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Well, we'll have to try to straighten you out; I don't suppose it helps your acting to
think that you are about to be burned down where you stand. Look, I've been with
the Chief for six years. During that time I know he has never used a double .
Matter of fact, this time, for political reasons you will presently understand, the
laddies we are up against wont dare to try to kill the Chief— or to kill you when
you are doubling for the Chief. They are playing rough— as you know!— and
But where it bears on this problem is that the Chief was about to be adopted into
the nest of Kkkahgral the Younger himself. Do you scan me now?" I still did not.
To my mind this Kkkah character was one of the more loathsome items from Le ...
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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