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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"Plenty of time for that on our way to Mars." "Huh? Damn your arrogant ways," I
protested feebly. "I don't want to go to Mars. I would never have considered your
crazy offer if I had known it was on Mars." "Suit yourself. You don't have to ...
The Go For Broke is riding a parking orbit around Mars, with its transponder
giving out the recognition signal of this ship— a fact known only to its captain and
comm officer— while the Tommie tucks up her skirts and rushes to Earth to pick
up a ...
My guess is that the very least that will happen is for Mars to withdraw even from
its present loose association with the Empire. Much more likely there will be
reprisals and human beings will be killed— maybe every human on Mars. Then
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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