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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Oh . Thank you , ” I answered , making it as warm as possible since I was unable
to tip him . I swung wide around the Martians as I went out . I soon saw why the
call had not been brought to the table ; No . 12 was a maximum - security booth ...
Corpsman answered . “ This room is soundproofed . I just want to make sure he is
up to it . Smythe , how ' s your Martian ? Can you spiel it ? " I answered with a
single squeaking polysyllabic in High Martian , a sentence meaning roughly ...
Before Rog could answer , Bill Corpsman came bursting into my cabin without
knocking , looked at us , and said ... It ' s not nonsense , * I answered , " and by
the way , Bill , that · door you just came through has a nice spot on it to knock .
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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