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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Besides , you don ' t know how - I mean you aren ' t supposed to know how to
drive . " " Huh ? Don ' t be silly . I do know how and it no longer matters that - - " I
broke off , suddenly realizing that it might still matter . If they had roughed up ...
We don ' t know how many took part in the kidnaping , but not many , you can be
sure . In any case , they don ' t dare talk - and the joke of it is they no longer could
prove that he had ever been missing even if they wanted to . But my point is this ...
I don ' t follow you . " " Bonforte could have made Bill a Grand Assemblyman at
any time . He didn ' t choose to . Change that nomination to a ʻresigner . ' Then if
Mr . Bonforte wants Bill to have it , he can arrange a by - election for him later ...
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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