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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"Dak doesn't carry them. We all carry our own." She reached into her bag, pulled
out a little book. "I had mine— but I did not dare admit it." "Ehr "He had his on him
when they got him. We haven't dared ask for a replacement— not at this time.
Rog looked horrified. "Good Lord, man, you can't carry that thing into the
presence of the Emperor!" "Why not?" "Huh? It's a weapon." "It's a ceremonial
weapon. Rog, every duke and every pipsqueak baronet will be wearing his dress
At last he said quietly, "It's just a matter of days until he is back in shape, then?" "
So Dr. Capek says." "Don't let him go to work until he is fully recovered. He's a
valuable man. You know that, don't you? Worth six of you and me. So you carry
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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