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 minebut I did not dare admit it . ” " Eh ? " " He had
his on him when they got him . We haven ' t dared ask for a replacement - not at
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 sword . So I wear ...
... 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 on with the doubling
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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