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 ...
But the thought reminded me of unfinished business . I took out the revised
cabinet list and handed it to Corpsman . “ Here ' s the approved roster for the
news services , Bill . You ' ll see that there is one change on it - De la Torre for
Corpsman turned to leave . I called out , “ Billl As long as you are going to be
talking to the news services I have another announcement for them . " " Huh ?
What are you after now ? " " Nothing much . ” The fact was I was suddenly
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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