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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Will you note the size of this book ? And then remind me to send a photograph
suitable for pasting in it - and properly autographed , of course . " " Yes , Mr .
Bonforte . " “ Will that suit you , Miss Deirdre ? " " Gee ! ” " Good . Thanks for
asking me .
Thanks indeed . ” I was congratulating myself on the perfection of the timing . " Uh
. . . The cop looked flustered and added hurriedly , in a low voice , “ I ' m an
Expansionist , too , sir . Good job you did today . " He glanced at the life wand
with a ...
Thanks , Bill , ” Rog answered mildly . Corpsman turned to leave . I called out , “
Billl As long as you are going to be talking to the news services I have another
announcement for them . " " Huh ? What are you after now ? " " Nothing much .
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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