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 was going to add , ” Corpsman went on , turning to Clifton , " before the Skipper
here got the jitters , that I can take it myself and tell the boys that the Chief has dry
laryngitis from the ceremonies - or we can limit it to written questions submitted ...
It ' s - well , in the words of a famous character in theatrical history , ' Include me
Out . ' ” Before Rog could answer , Bill Corpsman came bursting into my cabin
without knocking , looked at us , and said sharply to Clifton , " Have you told him ?
Robert Anson Heinlein. " He ' s here ? " “ Yes . ” Clifton hesitated . “ We put him in
what is supposed to be the wife ' s room of your bedroom suite . It was the only
place where we could maintain utter privacy and still give him the care he needs .
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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