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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But they would be able to see that Rrringriil had killed Jock - and we can ' t have
that . Not now we can ' t . " " Huh ? " “ We can ' t afford a news story about a
Martian killing a human . So shut up and help me . " I shut up and helped him .
She jerked her face up and said , “ Oh no ! We can ' t do that . ” " Why can ' t we ?
A far better thing to drop it now than to present it and have it flop . I can ' t give a
performance under these conditions . Let ' s admit it . ” " But - but - we ' ve got to !
Why , you can ' t , of course . " " You just said that this was what he remembered
about his friends and acquaintances . " " Not quite . I said that this is what he
wanted to remember . But since he can ' t , not possibly , this is how he does it .
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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