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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Penny , you ' ve been with the Chief longer than that . Has he ever used a double
before ? ” She looked at me coldly . " Never . The very idea that the Chief would
let anybody expose himself to danger in his place is - well , I ought to slap your ...
Matter of fact , this time , for political reasons you will presently understand , the
laddies we are up against won ' t dare to try to kill the Chief - or to kill you when
you are doubling for the Chief . They are playing rough - as you knowl - and they
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