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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It was rather short , which dismayed me at first , until I concluded that it meant that
Bonforte did not know the Emperor well and had met him only on a few official
occasions - Bonforte ' s first service as Supreme Minister had been before old ...
But that was precisely what the Emperor was not - less famous , I mean . Of
course Bonforte needed no notes to recall personal details about Willem ! Nor
would he consider it proper to set down personal matters about the sovereign in
a file ...
I almost said that the Emperor wanted it done that way . But I caught myself — the
shock of having the Emperor find me out had shaken me a little out of character .
But the thought reminded me of unfinished business . I took out the revised ...
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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