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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Certainly , sir . Have patience . " Fortunately the Eisenhower is not too far from the
Casa , for I did not even have a minum for tube fare . However , although the art
of strolling is almost lost , I savor it - and it gave me time to collect my thoughts .
Yes , certainly . Pleasure . ” " Thanks , Mr . Bonforte ! " " Thank you , my dear . " I
turned away slowly , so as not to appear jerky or nervous in stereo . There were
photographers around , still , news pickup , stereo , and so forth , as well as many
Why , certainly , Dak . ” She sounded puzzled and I was . She did not sound
frightened , though , and I certainly was . " Good . Bub , did you ever have a
bobby pin shoved up under your fingernails ? They say it will even break a
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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