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 had one boot off , his blouse off , and his chemise pulled up so that I could
tape his shoulders when the light over the door came on and the buzzer sounded
. He froze . " Jock ? We expecting anybody ? " " Probably Langston . He said he ...
He dashed for the door . Corpsman called out , “ Hey , Skip ! I wanted to tell you -
- " He was out the door and following Dak without waiting to say good - by . Roger
Clifton closed the door Corpsman had left open , came back , and said slowly ...
He took me through a small door , down an empty corridor , through another
small door , and into a quite ordinary office . The only thing regal about it was a
carved wall plaque , the coat of arms of the House of Orange , with its deathless
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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