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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Deprived of his weapon , the Martian did not attempt to escape . Dak bounced to
his feet , slid up to him , and said , “ Ah , Rrringriil . I see you . " " I see you ,
Captain Dak Broadbent , " the Martian squeaked , then added , “ You will tell my
Good God , man ! Let ' s just lock up and run for it . Maybe they will never connect
us with it . * “ Probably they wouldn ' t , ” he agreed , " since neither one of us is
supposed to be here . But they would be able to see that Rrringriil had killed Jock
Dak ? Was Rrringriil one of those four at the Mañana bar ? ” “ Certainly . Why do
you think I went around Robinson ' s barn to get you out of there and over here ?
They either tailed you , as we did , or they tailed me . Didn ' t you recognize him ?
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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