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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Penny followed me back into my office. When she closed the door I said, "I won't
need you for the next hour or so, Penny child. But you might ask Doc for more of
those pills. I may need them." "Yes, sir." She floated with her back to the door.
Yet I had never heard of the device until Penny showed me Bonforte's. It was
nothing but a file about people. However, the art of politics is "nothing but" people
. This file contained all, or almost all, of the thousands upon thousands of people
But I was not the only one of his intimate family who was not seeing him; Capek
had chucked Penny out— for her own good. I did not know it at the time. I did
know that Penny had become irritable, absent- minded, and moody after we
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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