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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Mr . Commissioner Boothroyd was a Humanity Party appointee , of course , as
were all of his staff except for civil seryice technical employees . But Dak had told
me that it was at least sixty - forty that Boothroyd had not had a finger in the plot ...
self was the Expansionist Party , not merely its most prominent leader but its
political philosopher and greatest statesman . Expansionism had hardly been
more than a “ Manifest Destiny ” movement when the party was founded , a
I had never before experienced an election - night party ; they are not like any
other . There is a cozy , warm rapport of all passion spent . It really does not
matter too much how the people decide ; you have done your best , you are with
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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